The answer is yes! Coaching is for everyone.

For individuals looking to reach their full potential or seeking motivation to change.

For people wanting to manage stress and anxiety for improved health & well-being

For people wanting to change career or find the confidence to get back into work after time out

​For business owners who recognise the importance of supporting their employees' mental health, unlocking potential and increasing performance

For executives and business leaders looking to maintain excellence and drive, whilst keeping a work-life balance

Whatever your goals, SMC Coaching & Development can help you to reach them by:

  • Improving confidence

  • Managing stress and anxiety

  • Improving health and well-being

  • Increasing productivity and performance

  • Embracing and coping with change

  • Problem solving

  • Making decisions

  • Increasing motivation

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Find Your Superpower

This service is a favourite among many of my clients, as it offers a structured programme, whilst being uniquely individual.  Each session is designed to increase your self-awareness, understand your behaviour, change your mindset and harness your superpowers!  I will support you to set challenging personal and professional goals, helping you to feel powerful and more in control of your life.

Call now to schedule your first session in this 6 week programme.


Face Challenges, Build Resilience

Life throws many surprises at us, and while we cannot predict the outcome of any situation, we can take control of how we respond.

Many of us have suffered with stress or anxiety at some stage.  This can have a profound impact on how we live our lives and the paths we take.  Our mind and body can be affected dramatically, as can our confidence and relationships with others.

I use a Cognitive Behavioural Coaching approach that will give you the tools to manage your mind set and better deal with your symptoms of stress and anxiety.

With my coaching sessions, you’ll learn about greater self acceptance and how to exert your power of choice over whatever life may throw at you.

Personal coaching is about you and your life.  The session is yours to discuss a focus in your life, from relationships, to health, to parenting - whatever is important to you - it's your life, it's your choice.



Guidance & Motivation

Are you looking to get back into work after taking time off for your family? Perhaps you have lost confidence and don't know where to start.  Career coaching sessions with me can help you re-discover your potential and work on increasing your confidence to get you back into employment.

Maybe you are looking to change your career or push yourself to the next rung of the ladder, coaching can help you find your motivation to take the next step.

I will help guide and inspire you to achieve more of your personal and professional goals. Get in touch today and start taking control of your life with my coaching tools and techniques.


Maintain Excellence, Drive Performance

If you are an executive or a leader who wants to drive your business forward, maintain excellence or improve performance, coaching can help.  

Working on a 1-2-1 basis, coaching gives you the space to step back from the pressure of leading your business and gives you the time to reflect and make better decisions using a solution focused approach.

For your employees

Offering 1-2-1 or group coaching for your employees can help them to manage stress and anxiety and improve their health & well-being, as well as improve their performance.

Stress is one of the main causes of long term sick leave and a real problem for businesses today.  Supporting and looking after your employees' mental health can have a positive effect on your business and greatly increase your employee engagement.

Contact me today to discuss a bespoke package for your business.

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Upskill & Learn to Lead

Transitioning into a leadership role can be an exciting, challenging and daunting prospect for many. 

I design and deliver leadership workshops across businesses to support employees through promotion or upskill existing managers.  I teach both theory and practical application to get the best results from all aspects of people management.

Support your employees to develop their skills, self-awareness and increase confidence as they step up the ladder, for themselves and for your business.

Contact me today to discuss an online or face to face training programme to suit your requirements and develop your managers.

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Approachable. Friendly. Results Driven.

Sheryl Childs

BA (Hons), Adv Dip Coaching, Assoc. CIPD

Why choose me....?

I am a fully certified and insured Psychological Coach, having gained an Advanced Diploma in Coaching accredited and approved by the Association for Coaching (AC) and the British Psychological Society (BPS).  I also have over 15 years experience working in Learning & Development in the London Insurance Market, Financial Services and Automotive industries. I work across London and some areas of Essex.

More importantly, I am passionate about supporting and helping individuals and groups to achieve their personal and professional goals.

My focus is on personal and professional growth, using cognitive behavioural, solution focused and performance coaching models and tools. your personal or career coach?

I am an advocate for coaching on a personal level as without the support of my coach, in addition to hard-work, determination and resilience, I wouldn't be where I am today.

I will help you identify the core challenges and setbacks in your life or work, so that you can overcome them with confidence.

All coaching sessions are completely confidential, and I am keen to build trust and make you feel comfortable from the moment we meet.  With a relaxed approach, you are free to talk to me about what is important to you and any struggles you wish to overcome.

....for your business?

I'm a little different from a traditional business coach, as my approach is more holistic.  I focus on the mental happiness and health of each person, as equally as their performance. 

I have spent many years delivering leadership and management skills for businesses and have found that while these workshops absolutely have their place, true self-development comes from individualised, bespoke 1-2-1 coaching sessions.

Specialising in stress management, I strongly believe to experience success both personally and professionally, you have to take a blended approach.  Trying to balance work and life is also key to a healthy and happy mind.

Fulfilled and engaged employees are more likely to stay in your business, take less time off and ultimately perform better. Support the health and well-being of your employees and keep them performing as you need for the success of your business.

Contact me for a friendly, informal chat.

I am a member of the IAFPD, CIPD and the Association for Coaching and I follow their Code of Ethics.

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“What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?”

Vincent Van Gogh


Having personal coaching sessions with Sheryl has really helped me to unpick certain issues and take a step back from feeling overwhelmed.  Sheryl uses a variety of techniques which really helped me to look at things in different ways.  Her warm nature instantly put me at ease and I felt comfortable being honest and open with her.

Jules Jarvis

Thank you for all your help and support. Thanks to you, I'm now more confident, better able to deal with my stress/anxiety and so much more.  I'm really grateful.

Charlotte Guililand

Passionate, approachable and inspiring is how I would describe Sheryl.  She is a dedicated coach who is a great listener and has a natural ability to help others.  She has given me the belief and confidence to return to work after a long career break and I cannot thank Sheryl enough for her positivity and continued support.

Nita Mistry

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Want to hear more about how coaching can change your life? Contact me today to schedule a session or to find out more information.

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