My clients would say I bring a creative positive energy and passion to my work. To design and deliver creative solutions with a focus not ‘fluff’ approach to coaching, change and people development. Shaped by my past, with a corporate career rooted in retail and being the daughter of a vegetarian Hindu father and a ‘welsh rarebit’ mother, it is no accident my methods all carry the voice of the customer and are underpinned by valuing equality and diversity.
My clients are national and international, across a range of sectors/cultures/industries in the public and private sector. All wanting to work at pace with change and master the challenge of adapting and enhancing their leadership style to the reality of the ‘new virtual global world’- a business backdrop of economic uncertainty, where so many complex and conflicting interests need to be balanced. I’ve earnt a reputation for quickly ‘getting stuck in’, ‘cutting through the clutter’, and being able to work with the power of ‘the vital few’ to bring clarity to what needs to be done. Always with a strong focus on ‘fit for purpose’, pragmatic outputs and defining what behavioural change needs to looks like in action.
Central to this approach is helping to create the spaces and formats that get people to communicate honestly with each other (and themselves). I’m proud of the energy I bring for staying on the lookout for theories and learning that help us to do this well. Particularly where English might not be my client’s first spoken language.
My experience has led me to work on a variety of leadership and change assignments- working individually with the Chief Exec, senior leaders and directors, in a coaching and consulting capacity, through to designing, shaping and delivering workshops/programmes that include ‘top teams’ and teams/individuals across the business as a whole.
I am an accredited Master Coach (highest level) and Assessor with the Association for Coaching, as well as being a Supervisor Coach (Coach to other Coaches). Trained in advanced facilitation, group coaching (Action learning), counselling skills, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Transactional Analysis (TA). I’m qualified in the use of Benchmarks 360o Feedback, Hogan and PPA (Personal Profile Analysis) and MBTI (Myers Briggs Type Indicator) psychometric instruments. I have an MSc in Organisational Consulting.
In real life, I can be spotted jogging in Windsor Great Park or cycling with my baby granddaughter. When I stop, I love to cook, garden and do volunteer work with the Samaritans charity, where I am a local volunteer.
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Sharon Torpey is an Accredited member of the Association for Coaching – one of the lead professional bodies for Coaches and Organisations involved in the areas of: Executive, Business, Personal, Speciality & Group Coaching. The AC is an independent non profit organisation with the goal to promote best practice, raise awareness and standards across the Coaching industry, while providing value added benefits to its members – whether they are professional Coaches or Organisations involved in Coaching.
Sharon Torpey is a member of the Ashridge Executive Education. It is an international network with one of the world’s leading business schools. Ashridge’s mission is to develop managers’ knowledge, skills, behaviours and practices in order to enhance their leadership potential, personal success, that of their organisations and of wider society. It has been ranked as the number one Business School in the UK for tailored executive education in the 2009 Financial Times rankings for the third year running. Its comprehensive portfolio also includes, organisational consultancy, coaching, MBA and qualification programmes, psychometric services and virtual learning resources.
The International Coaching Community is a registered not for profit company in London, England. It is one of the largest networks of coaches in the world and has trained over 3,500 coaches in 51 countries. Its vision is of a coaching profession united by high standards of skill and ethics – ethics of both the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and the International Coaching Community (ICC). All the members of the ICC have successfully completed the International Coaching Certification Training.
Sharon Torpey is a Member of the Institute of Business Consulting – the professional body for management consultants and business advisers. It is designed to raise standards of professional practice in support of enhancing business performance. The Institute aims to become the voice of the profession, by providing a recognised career and development path through its delivery of qualifications and membership. It is also working with clients to improve the perception of business consulting among the purchasing community.
AtLiberty Sponsor Real Milan
“AtLiberty sponsored Real Milan from 2009 – 2012. They are still supporting the team who have had recent success in the Thames Valley Sunday Premier League where they were champions in 2016-2017, they were also Berks and Bucks Champions in 2016-2017 as well as Roy Lester Cup Winners 2014 – 2015 and 2015 – 2016. Real Milan are shown celebrating winning the ‘Colwyn Youth Challenge Cup’ at Burnham F.C., under the management of Roger Evans (left) and coach Lawrence Richardson (in front), with Sharon Torpey (far right).”