Learning to change behaviour

  • Coaching & Mentoring

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Organisations need to be agile, efficient and truly getting the best from their people, changing behaviour is key.

At Athena Professional, we support individuals and organisations to change behaviour.

Specialising in Strategic HR, L&D strategy, all aspects of blended learning and executive coaching.we help individuals within organisations work out for themselves what they need to do differently in order to get real change in their work and relationships to achieve results.

We work with established professionals;
• helping their organisations to develop a strategic approach to their people
• designing and delivering learning activities which change behaviour
• supporting and challenging individuals to learn, think clearly and contribute effectively

We are interested in making a contribution to strategic goals. Implementing strategy is about moving people from intellectual acceptance into action, which is much harder than it sounds! We use face-to-face experiential learning, online learning, and coaching, either as stand-alone activities, or in blended learning programmes to help people change their behaviour at work.

We create a “safe” place for people to share thoughts, take risks and learn and often find that time spent together in this environment has huge added value for senior teams; conversations start; people listen to each other.

Used with sensitivity and integrity, developmental tools, such as psychometrics and 360 appraisal, can have the potential to provide powerful information to inform development, e.g., in group or individual coaching. I am a member of the ABP.


What our clients say about us:

Athena Professional conducted a comprehensive review of training needs for us.  They provided sensible advice aimed at overall business need.

We were extremely impressed that they listened carefully to our requirements and then proposed well thought out, practical solutions that met our needs rather than trying to get our business to fit around standard solutions

Managing Director, Medium sized solicitors, Essex, September 2014

The workshops gave me and my senior team real tools to use and opened up new ways of behaving in our day-to-day work.  The emphasis on “learning through doing” allowed us to practise new skills and develop confidence.  A recent course was described by a colleague as “one of the best I have ever been on”

Managing Partner, Regional Law firm, September 2014

Jane conducted a 1:1 coaching programme with an individual at [client company] that resulted in measurable improvement in performance.  She quickly gained the confidence of the coachee.  Jane and the coachee kept good contact with me throughout to enable progress to be monitored.  If you have a specific performance related situation to manage, speak to Jane about what a coaching intervention can achieve.

HR Partner, Regional Legal Practice 2013

Nicola was a fantastic trainer.  Down to earth, articulate and extremely knowledgeable

Marketing Manager, Law Firm

Nicola was so engaging and motivating.  I now can’t wait to mentor!

Associate Solicitor


As a Non Executive Director I have found the support of Athena Professional to be invaluable.Their straight forward advice gave me the confidence to carry out my duties ensuring that the companies position was protected at every stage of the process.

Chief Executive, SME, Leicestershire, July 2013

I just wanted to say thank you for facilitating the feedback today, it was very useful.  I was initially a little nervous to take part in the whole 360 review, as I’m sure many people are, but actually, I found it helpful and your feedback was insightful and challenging.

Teacher – Hackney Senior School and Sixth Form College, July 2013