Smart Coaching & Training was officially formed in 2013 by bringing together a number of organisations, some created as far back as 1996. Based in Bristol we work with a few trusted associates and partners, and other colleagues. (find out more…) We have representation in UK, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Morocco and Middle East. And can operate in English, Spanish, German, Arabic and Chinese. We offer a range of services – a set of fundamentals which support a number of specialisms .(find out more…)
Imagine the value to you, your team, your organisation of a safe, confidential space in which to meet challenges, find solutions and create outstanding results. What would that investment be worth?
We support high potential executives, leaders, teams and individuals get smarter results, be more effective with their people, culture and money.
Once upon a time David Rigby and Isla Baliszewska met at a coaching development meeting and had a fine discussion about the merits of consultancy, life, business and leadership coaching and mentoring. A little seedling was planted which blossomed into a group of great coaches, mentors, trainers and consultants with the remit of sharing knowledge, expertise and spreading the word about the benefits of coaching and mentoring in business, life and work. Aiming to work and deliver smarter, the group became Smart Coaching & Training with the goal of providing honest, professional, impactful support enabling people and organisations to grow, transform, change and flourish.
In 2014 David invited Halina Jaroszewska to be our Strategic Consultant. Halina brought an added dimension to the business through her excellence as an executive and leadership coach, and her unique talent for spotting where and how to make things sparkle. David, meanwhile, set up Smart Coaching & Training in the Middle East, based on his contacts and experience there, adding an international dimension.
Recognising that difference makes great teams, Smart Coaching & Training welcomed a group of dedicated people, with different skills, backgrounds, nationalities, locations and competencies to join us in delivering great results. Smart Coaching & Training honours these differences and preferences using the language of colours (from our Behavioural Preference Profiling tool – C-me) to harness synergy and balance. These different perspectives create the powerful connections that foster success – the grit in the oyster that makes the pearl.
Our current team bring a wealth of fabulous experience and a breath-taking amount of collective business support delivery hours to help our clients achieve their goals and more. With our dedicated Associates and Partners stepping into their strengths Isla and Halina now fulfil a mentoring role for SCT,
Critically, we remind ourselves that we are people dealing with other people, providing a safe and ethical space in which to learn, flourish and get smarter results.
Our Social Responsibility
We’re in business to make a difference, to the lives of our customers and our people. With service in mind, we make decisions over and above financial considerations that will impact positively on the wider community and our environment. Life is tough, giving back is easy and our culture is one of recognising that we can do so much better by having strong social value.
Our Team brings a powerful, inspiring vision as catalyst and enabler for your transformation. Using C-me Profiling and other outstanding techniques to explore your objectives and expectations, and in partnership to help you create compelling and sustainable change.
Our Scope ranges from strategising your business to building your team and leadership capability. It encompasses innovation, business or personal growth, communication, soft skills, change management, presentation skills. Defining and fulfilling your objectives is the goal.
Our Approach is client centred. We aspire to the highest codes of conduct and professionalism with trust, integrity and respect. Our commitment is to helping you change yourself, your business, your people, stretching targets and with cutting-edge impact.
Isla Baliszewska at WeMeanBusiness in Bristol
David Rigby with delegates during training on personal brand and presentation
Simon Wilshire, founder of C-me Colour Profiling with Halina Jaroszewska
David Rigby with UAE Associates Pam Corrigan, Miral Al Ramlawy, Sally Al Shafey in Dubai