Rebecca Benton

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"Rebecca is a pleasure to work with. She is positive about the challenges presented to her and is very adept at stimulating thought and debate and ensuring individuals increase their insight and perceptiveness of themselves thus creating greater sustainability in a personal development programme. Not only is she highly personable, she also operates with great integrity and is skilled at building mutual trust on a one-to-one basis or in facilitating a team."
Nathan Palmer
Sales & Marketing Director
"I had the pleasure of having coaching sessions with Rebecca during my MBA studies at Cambridge. The timing of these session was fortuitous - the course was ramping up, I was overloaded and overwhelmed by the possibilities and information therein. Rebecca is a warm, supportive, patient and kind person and her coaching style encouraged me to be authentic and vulnerable - to really listen to my inner dialogue, cut through the external noise and get to the heart of what I valued and what motivated me. This was already more than I could have hoped for. However, Rebecca went further by presenting me with opportunities to explore my interests and passions and broadening my network by introducing me to dynamic individuals. Coaching sessions with Rebecca were invaluable. I almost always began each session with a tangled mess of thoughts, worries and anxieties and ended each session feeling soothed, motivated and inspired as Rebecca gently and patiently helped me unravel each frazzled thread by listening and asking the right questions."
Shagita Gounden
Computer Engineer Space & Defence
University Of Cambridge MA
"It is very difficult to find a coach who can offer the same breadth and depth of experience as Rebecca. It has been a pleasure to work with her as she has helped me work through challenges in a variety of work environments."
Chris O'Brien
Cyber Threat Intelligence and Analysis
"Rebecca is a skilled and experienced "people developer". She is very perceptive, always able to get to the route of a challenge and able to develop innovative approaches to develop individuals and teams. Personable, practical and full of drive, she is a pleasure to work with."
Damien Fazackerley
Executive Vice President & CIO Asia Pacific
Ceva Logistics
"The session helped me acknowledge some truths and Rebecca's coaching has triggered a significant shift in my life. Under her supportive, non-judgmental and compassionate care I felt upheld and free to fully open up about my situation and look at new perspectives."
Elspeth McLachlan
North Collective
"Rebecca is a fantastic coach who I highly recommend. She is extremely likeable, personable and professional and always willing to go the extra mile. Whether it’s been helping me to break down complex information to enable more effective decision making or supporting me as I plan and navigate my career, I trust and value Rebecca’s input completely."
Marc Hutchings
Enterprise Security Consultant
BAE Systems
"Rebecca is consistently able to bring a fresh approach to any project. Her enthusiasm encourages others to offer their best, and good facilitation skills ensures maximum contribution to achieve the best result. She ensures that delivery is on time and her output is extremely professional."
Mark Jenkinson
Head of Business Solutions (Global) & Head of Communications (UK&I)
"I started working with Rebecca in the period leading up to being elected as Managing Partner and found her a real help during this key phase. We have worked together very productively in the time since I was elected and I would be happy to recommend her to others in a similar position."
Matthew Burton
Managing Partner
Saffery Champness
"I've so appreciated Rebecca's help in coaching me through a significant staff restructure in our organisation. Rebecca's ability to listen carefully, to take time to understand our situation and to ask insightful questions really helped to clarify my own thoughts about the process we were involved in."
Michael Prest
UFM Worldwide
"Rebecca worked for me on a number of L&D assignments. She could always be relied on to provide creative thinking, challenge and a strategic view of the world. I was particularly grateful for the work she did in kick-starting a project to introduce a new Learning Management System to BOC. She managed to pull together stakeholders with differing opinions and gain consensus on the way forward."
Sean Pitches
Learning Management and Organisation Development Consulting
Global L&D
"I have experienced Rebecca Benton's coaching over the last 3 years. Throughout that time Rebecca has consistently helped me identify and construct approaches for dealing with a range of professional issues. Rebecca achieves this with me by creating an environment of complete trust, taking time to establish rapport and giving both parties time to assess that the dynamic will work. Rebecca also takes time to understand the broader environment and factors (personal and professional) that might be influencing and contributing to the issues at hand. She has maintained this bank of knowledge and applied it judiciously (e.g. by helping me identify repeating themes and trends) as other issues emerge. Rebecca is personable, empathetic but never shies away from helping me confront difficult challenges or come to make difficult decisions. She is consistent at always making sure sessions end with me giving a clear account of the actions I've identified or decisions I've identified to take."
Steve Butt
Director of Public Sector
"Rebecca has been a truly inspiring coach for me. She has been very flexible while remaining focused on my objectives. Rebecca's coaching has been quick, efficient and enjoyable."
Bruno Brèthes
Executive Director
Clean Energy Bu At Cryostar
"Rebecca is a professional with whom you always enjoy working, and quickly respect. I have always found Rebecca to take a genuine interest in colleagues and clients, and a source of real insight, original ideas and solutions."
David Maffin
Development Manager
"Rebecca has helped support Hayward's HR strategy and her guidance has been invaluable. I personally have learnt a lot from Rebecca and will continue to do so in the future."
Michelle Curtis
Hayward Medical Communications
"I worked with Becca when I was Director of Global People Development at Vodafone. We codelivered an OD training programme in Germany and Australia and she did an exceptional job. She really knows her stuff but also brings it alive for people."
Nick Holley
Director of CRF Learning
Corporate Research Forum
"In combination with the EMBA, from coaching I have seen a significant improvement in my communication skills with people above and below and in my understanding myself."
Senior Manager
Creative Tech Industry And Judge Business School Executive MBA Student
"Rebecca worked for me on L&D implementation, planning and evaluation she was innovative, challenging and good value for money and if I had a similar need I would hire her again."
Dawn Jarvis
Deputy HR Director
Department For Children Schools And Families
"The 360 feedback exercise was incredibly valuable and insightful for my development. Coaching gave me increased confidence in my abilities as a manager and better relationships with staff - able to get more out of each other."
Software Team Leader
UK Government
"I can honestly say it was a seminal point in my career. It allowed me to distil my core values and gave me the confidence to apply for a new role. I could not recommend Rebecca highly enough - a supreme listener, an empathetic guide, a tactical challenger and a superlative coach."
Civil Servant
Central Government
"Rebecca worked with me on a cultural change project for a part of the business for which I was responsible. She was very professional, positive and easy to deal with throughout the time we worked together. . The project triggered various changes which ultimately led to an improvement in culture and performance."
Mike Dennis
Formerly Director of BOC
"Rebecca is a skilful group facilitator and deeply perceptive individual coach, always ready with questions that prompt you to think about problems from a different angle. Her warm personality and genuine care for her clients is key to developing an open and supportive atmosphere where complex issues can be fully explored, and she doesn’t shy away from examining the impact that personal life and emotional experience can have on work matters. Friendly and effective; I wouldn’t hesitate to work with her again in future."
Senior Researcher
UK Government
"Smart, dedicated and with excellent functional capability. Rebecca builds strong working relationships with line management and delivers what she promises. I recommend her highly."
Tom O'Neill
Formerly Global HR Director