Cookie Notice

We use cookies to make parts of our website work, and to improve your visitor experience.
If you only allow necessary cookies, some features of our website may not work.

fiona pawley

High Performance Senior Leader Coach with 18 years’ experience working with Automotive, Motorsport and Energy Engineering companies and individuals. Coaching with Fiona will be a rewarding journey; raising your awareness, building your confidence, improving interpersonal relationships and ultimately laying the building blocks for achieving success. Like engineering, coaching is a constant cycle of development and improvement.  

Fiona is an Executive Business and Career Coach, and experienced commercial professional specialising coaching senior leadership teams and business owners. Her passion is to support engineering leaders to improve their communication, stakeholder influence and leadership skills. This enables them to create achievable business planning, strategic change and execute an improved, efficient, people centric business culture.

Fiona's professional experience includes Change Management, Succession Planning, Project Management, Marketing for Engineering Organisations, Partnership Account Management, Ambassador for Women in Business and STEM careers. Fiona’s former clients and employers have included companies such as Shell, IMechE, Financial Times, Formula 1, Capgemini, Airbus and Robert Bosch. She is also a member and facilitator for the Association for Coaching. Fiona is able to provide clarity and space for her clients to have those “lightbulb” moments that are catalysts for real positive change. 

Coaching approach

Trust and confidence is key in any partnership. Therefore, Fiona’s role is to be your exclusive sounding board and provide non-judgemental reflection and encouragement. By focusing and understanding your strengths and values, together you will build a platform for you to develop from. Working together, you'll identify clear goals, barriers and options. You are in the driving seat, Fiona's role is to be your co-pilot, providing honest counsel as well as the tools needed to support your leadership journey. She will be there to help you take stock, gain focus, clarity and perspective so you can make executive decisions, confidently.

What to expect

The more engaged and open you are throughout the process, the larger the rewards. Coaching can help you rise above the noise of day-to-day work and get to the source of the challenges you are facing. Fiona is straight talking, action oriented and will ask those difficult questions that we often avoid. You will be held to account to ensure you stay on track. Importantly, it is the time between sessions where you have the clarity to establish ideas, which is when true development happens.

  • A warm and empathetic style with honesty and humour
  • Engaging and thought-provoking conversations
  • Improving your communication skills and leadership style
  • Transforming that overwhelming feeling and associated stress to becoming more resilient 
  • Realistic goal setting and effective strategic decision making 
  • Developing your ability to lead and empower your team through challenging situations 

Personal development · Entrepreneurship · Start-ups · Personal branding · Resilience · Learning & Development

Coaching style

Motivating, Practical, Challenging, Honest, Enjoyable and Supportive. 

Key words

Senior Leadership · SME Business Owners · High Performance Development Coaching · Engineering Managers · Leading Teams · Career Development · Project Coaching · Women in Leadership

Qualifications and memberships

  • Association for Coaching Member and Facilitator 
  • ILM Level 5 High Performance Business Coaching
  • BA with Honours, Business Studies - Kingston University 
  • Be the Business and Wise Up Mentor 
  • CPCAB Level 3 and Level 2 Counselling Skills - Bexley College
  • Engineering Education Representative - FiA Women in Motorsport Commission
  • STEM Ambassador - STEM Learning UK and British Chamber of Commerce Education and Business Awards

Need some help?

Contact us if you have any questions about our coaching.

Delivery and pricing

Using an in-depth questionnaire, our coaches will take inventory of where you are now, next steps and will formulate a personalised plan focused on your requirements and desired outcomes.

Train your team

Tell us your team’s development needs and we’ll come to you with a specialised training programme, customised for your organisation.

What options are available?

  • Off the shelf – we can deliver any of our training courses at your chosen location, providing you with a cost-effective and efficient solution
  • Tailored courses– our personalised programmes can help you work through issues specific to your team or sector and equip you with the practical tools you need to move forward
  • Blended programmes – we use a range of delivery methods, development subjects and performance resources to ensure your team have the knowledge and skills they need to help your business thrive

More about in-house and tailored training.

Offers and bundles

We have a range of options to help you maximise your training budgets.

More about our offers and bundles

Some of the companies we've worked with

  • Alten
  • AMH Material Handling
  • Avara Foods
  • bmt
  • Bombardier
  • Bombardier
  • Frazer Nash
  • Gas Networks Ireland
  • International Nuclear Services
  • JCB
  • Martin Baker
  • National Composited Centre
  • Network Rail
  • Smurfit Kappa
  • sse

Our training acumen

  • Over 30 years of experience delivering training
  • More than 200 courses designed for engineers
  • Over 10,000 engineers trained each year
  • Trusted by over 800 companies
  • Business solutions delivered in 48 countries

Average customer rating: 4.75 out of 5

Get in touch

Get in touch if you need help finding the right course, or qualification, for you or your team.

Terms & conditions of booking IMechE training