Passionate about helping people to get the working life that's right for them. Empathic, honest, straIghtforward. Founder, Symmetry Coaching Ltd.
20+ years experience in leadership, management, e-learning and content production. 10 years experience in career coaching. Postgraduate qualifications in executive coaching, coaching psychology and education.
Madeline is an expert at learning design and staff development, having a keen sense of what works and what motivates and inspires people to deliver more. She applies solid business practice to real creative flair and careful thought to everything she delivers on.
I worked with Madeline Paterson in a number of sessions during our coaching education and I remember her empathy, her great listening skills, her awareness of everybody's needs and most of all the energy and spirit she brought into the group.
Madeline's experience as a coach was a huge bonus for me working for her. She was a brilliant manager helping me to become a better project manager and line manager through using her coaching skills and techniques. Madeline's experience as a learning designer also was very helpful directly in helping on projects and also using her experience for guidance and support.
Madeline is a skilled and effective coach. I have observed her practice and found her to be caring and able to establish rapport quickly . She gets to the real issues for individuals and uses skilful questioning and interventions to help the person move forward.
Madeline consistently shows herself to be an entrepreneurial business consultant with a heart. She never fails to bring good humour and a calm approach to any situation.
All the attendees appreciated Madeline's enthusiasm and encouragement in the workshop that I attended. We discussed our professional identity and she introduced us to various online career networking tools. After the workshop, Madeline helped me to improve my own online profile and suggested ways to connect with people that would be useful in my career. Her advice really motivated and encouraged me.
Madeline worked with a group of 68 Post Graduate students studying leadership, introducing them to ways of thinking about themselves as leaders. Her skill and infectious good humour meant the group relaxed, engaged with activities and connected with some difficult and challenging issues. I look forward to working with Madeline again as creating meaningful discussion in a large group is a real accomplishment.
Madeline was an incredible source of help and support to me at a time of transition. She has the right blend of skills. She is a great communicator, consistently supportive, and provided what I needed at the right time, whether that was creative ideas, honest reflections, positive challenging or a listening ear. I always looked forward to my sessions with her - she is enthusiastic, positive and great fun to work with. I highly recommend her
Madeline was a great asset to the project. She has meticulous planning skills, great communication skills, is a strong team player and is reliable, adaptable and perceptive. She also has a great sense of humour.
Madeline is superb at managing projects and connecting people. She is customer and results focused, punctual, reliable and trustworthy. Madelaine is also great fun to work with.
I worked with Madeline at the University of Southampton. Madeline is very knowledgeable and always happy to help. It is great working with her as she delivers what she promises while focusing on long-term sustainability of the projects she works on. It is evident that she enjoys working with people and people enjoy working with her. I certainly did!”