Testimonials

“How to describe Miranda? Amazing…Brilliant…Superb! I have received coaching from Miranda since 2012 across all different levels of academia and life. The first time I met Miranda was on a revision course for my A-Levels. Whilst Miranda didn’t necessarily teach my subjects, that didn’t matter. She helps with the wider picture, such as time planning, making the most of that time and how to revise effectively. Everyone has different ways of learning and for Miranda, that’s no issue for she can easily deduce what works best for you and how to put these methods into place.
Moving on in life, I then required Miranda’s services again come the end of my time at university and finals where looming. When you have 3 years’ worth of knowledge that you need to remember it can seem rather daunting, but with her help I managed to get my life and brain sorted and came out the other side with a 1st. This was down to Miranda’s support and the strategies she helped me put into place.
After University came the struggle that faces most 20 somethings: what do I actually do with my life? Having spent the past couple of years focusing on obtaining my degree I realised that it was not an area I wanted to be working in and it was not going to give me the Job satisfaction that I was after. Not really knowing what to do, Miranda helped me identify what my strengths and weaknesses are and what careers suited me. Even though I am currently working in a sector I never thought I would, I am thoroughly enjoying what I do, I look forward to what the future brings and I am “living my best life.” Would I recommend Miranda to anyone seeking academic, career or life advice?…yes, 100%!”
Jacques Amy, former student and new career-starter

‘Miranda is a truly inspiring and engaging speaker, who cleverly delivers her message with enthusiasm and passion for her subject.’
Clive Rickart, The Society of Heads

I have known Miranda professionally for over 9 years. I was recommended to Miranda as a business coach to help me broaden my management responsibilities following an acquisition that doubled the size of my division across diverse locations from L.A. to New Delhi. Over the next 5 years, Miranda helped with coaching my senior management team and more latterly, Miranda has provided career management coaching for promising staff. So, I believe I’m well placed to recommend Miranda.
Possibly Miranda’s biggest strength is with her ability to put people at ease and quickly breakdown guards and barriers that would otherwise diminish the effectiveness of a coaching session. We started all coaching programs with an open 3-way conversation where the manager provides context and objectives are agreed. Thereafter, the conversations are private but the openness and positivity that Miranda promotes generally results in a collaborative and constructive relationship that is equally beneficial for the employee and manager.
In building a successful team, recognition of character strengths and motivators are as important as understanding an individual’s technical ability. I have greatly valued Miranda’s contribution to myself and our managers in helping to bring out the best in our staff and build strategies for addressing weaknesses. I am sure that you would realize the same benefits and I have no hesitation in recommending Miranda to you for professional coaching services.
Dave Grisley, former CIO of global insurance corporation

Andrew has worked with both myself and members of my team over the last year. He has worked to get the best out of us, setting targets, goals and asking those questions which really make the difference.
I have found the sessions both constructive and productive; he has a way of getting the answers from you which on reflection seem so logical, but without him you don’t have the head space and opportunity to realise them. His knowledge of planning and leadership for me has been a huge asset in my working life.
Robin Jones – CEO Bailey and Jones property management

I have been working with Miranda for many years now, during which she has helped me through many different phases of life including a massive career change. After working with Miranda, I have more clarity on what being successful looks like to me and how to incorporate my values and the things that are important to me in my career. Miranda’s approach is unique and tailored; her expertise covers everything from practical strategies for navigating a challenging professional environment to providing a forum to discuss sensitive topics and mapping a route forward.
Anna Lanyon, business consultant – data and analytics

Miranda Banks and Andrew Krisson are a fantastic team. I first worked with Miranda for quite some time, and then later she introduced me to her husband. Miranda helped and still helps me to manage my daily life as I find structure continuously difficult to handle. She not only optimised my daily / weekly plan but also helped me to find out the source of why it was a struggle. Furthermore, I never felt judged, but rather supported and taken care of. Andrew Krisson is from the same nature as Miranda. Very kind, understanding and he also wants to make sure that things run the way I want them to. He first listens and then gives his advice, which is very helpful because he has so much experience in business. He goes out of his way to help you understand what you want and how you want it and will help you also by connecting you with the right people.
I am an artist and therefore not the most organised person and they both are helping me to be my most efficient and successful self.
Askild Winkelmann – Artist and business owner

Miranda and I have worked together in elite sports performance for many years and across different teams and sports.  I have always valued her ability to rapidly identify the underlying issues with a situation and communicate in a way to which others respond positively.  This means that when an individual works with Miranda, they are able to make rapid and visible progress which translates into better individual and team performances.
Dean Benton – National Head of Athletic Performance, Rugby Australia; former Head of Sports Science, England Rugby

Although Andrew and I are from different backgrounds, my coaching sessions with him were incredibly helpful to me in identifying my personal goals and priorities. It’s fair to say that our discussions positively re-shaped my future plans and expectations. Andrew is a great enabler.
Professor Peter JM OpenshawProfessor of Experimental Medicine. President British Society of Immunology, Imperial College Consul (Clinical)

What We Do

To start, coaching goals are set with our client, corporate, sport or individual, to ensure that the coaching path is focussed, outcome-based and puts our client at the centre of the process. Topics for coaching vary depending on client need, but common topics include Read more

Whereas coaching emphasises the role of the client as holding their own answers, with coaching simply the process of encouraging those answers to appear, mentoring is rather more directive, where the mentor offers skills and advice. Psychological practice is often a combination of coaching and mentoring Read more

Miranda has been welcoming individual clients to home in France for the last couple of years, offering time away from other distractions to truly focus on coaching goals, balanced with a stay in their beautiful farmhouse in the glorious Dordogne, South-West France Read more