• Bekka Prideaux
  • Leighton Buzzard
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I’ve seen the impact leaders have on the people around them – it’s often not good & unintentionally leaders create workplaces where people don’t thrive, teams don’t perform, & business results suffer as much as the people do. This is magnified at times of change & when working on projects. No one wants to be one of those leaders and I believe that everyone deserves great leadership at work - that’s why I spend my time enabling leaders to shine, to create working worlds that work for everyone. Supporting projects with great leadership is vital, & those leaders need support as they lead change. That’s where I come in! I can also help you design the people elements of your change programme to maintain or improve the working environment & change effectiveness. I am a world-class coach who creates the time and space for people to think, to get curious & make great choices so they can overcome their current challenges & be the best leader they can be. I can share insights gained from 30 years experiences of making change happen as a leader, project manager & a coach, experience gathered across a broad spectrum of functions in a wide range of industries globally. I’ve succeeded as a leader in large multinational companies & held high profile roles including in Organisational Effectiveness & Development at Cadbury Schweppes, & many functional leadership roles in a rapidly growing manufacturing company. I’ve worked with household brands, with many businesses in the technical arena & with some incredible service businesses. I’ve also run my own businesses & lead teams of volunteers. I put clients first, listen, understand, energises & bring a different way of thinking. I’m great at getting to the heart of the matter & seeing things from different perspectives so that we can find a pragmatic solution that gets you the results. Let’s talk & see if I’m a fit for your project. I also work with contractors and freelancers to enable them to work beyond IR35

Capabilities/Services

Leadership Coaching (specialist in Project, PMO and Technical Leaders) Leadership Development Change Management Consultancy and Coaching Fast Start / First 90 days Coaching for those who are new in a role Coaching Skills Development Organisation Effectiveness and Capability Development Organisational Change and Project Management Working Beyond IR35 for Contractors and Freelancers

Recent Projects

In order to respect the confidentiality agreements I have in place with my clients please contact me for details of the kind of projects I have been working on recently. You can hear me talk about leadership on The Curious Choice Leader Podcast

Testimonials

'I would strongly recommend you work with Bekka if you are looking for expert advice or coaching on leadership. She is very skilled at helping you to get at the crux of the issue and develop options. She is not afraid of challenging you to solve the big questions. She has a balance of both practical advise, as well as thinking advice on helping you get clarity, develop options, and make decisions. Truly professional support when most needed.' SD Technical Director 'Bekka has a unique ability to get to the heart of any issue. Whether working with teams, company culture development or leadership, she always provides valuable insights and works hard to provide support, education, and mentorship.' LG Managing Director 'Bekka has the ability to give you the confidence to do things you are unsure you can do. It always feels that she has your back and will never push you further than you can go. It’s amazing to look back and see what progress I have made with her support. If you are thinking about using a coach to help you move a specific task or yourself forward, I recommend Bekka Prideaux.' JD PMO Leader 'Working with a coach who truly understood me & the issues we faced enabled me to make the changes I needed to in my business. Her support and mentorship across our projects enabled us to deliver the people changes we needed. Her flexible and pragmatic approach meant that we were soon working in new ways and delivering the services we need to.' AD Technical Director I knew I needed to find a different way forward for my business. Having seen Bekka both present & facilitate at PMO events, I knew that if I worked with her she would ask good questions that would make me think & I left our sessions with a solid action plan which I feel will help me achieve my business aims. Her warm, human, friendly-but-firm approach and the hard questions she asked also made me realise some things about myself.' KB PMO Freelancer

Clients/Sectors

IT Project Management Manufacturing Science and Technology Services Global to SME Businesses

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