TWO business coaches have joined forces to help improve the wellbeing of workers post-pandemic.

Vicky Glanville and Kathryn Jeacock met when they worked together on a project to upskill leaders at innovation and technology organisation Satellite Applications Catapult.

Vicky, from Basingstoke, launched Coaching Harmony after taking redundancy from her marketing role with the AA.

She was selected by Satellite Applications Catapult to deliver a powerful programme called the People Experience to more than 50 leaders, people managers, and rising stars.

The 47-year-old’s involvement resulted in a successful two-year programme which was rolled across the company.

At the time, Kathryn, who was working as chief people officer at Catapult was considering her next career step and was delighted when Vicky invited her to join the Coaching Harmony team and take the transformational People Experience programme out to many more businesses.

“I had worked in HR for 15 years and had come to a crossroads as to where I wanted to go with my career,” explained Kathryn.

The 37-year-old mother-of-one, from Oxford, added: “I really enjoyed seeing the transformation of those taking part in the People Experience. It was really positive and unlocked the potential in people, many of whom went on to achieve promotions because of the programme.

“Vicky took me under her wing and gave me coaching and mentoring, and she asked if I had thought about doing this as a career. I really believe in the work we are doing and I know so many other organisations can benefit from it.”

Kathryn believes the pandemic has brought employee wellbeing to the top of the agenda for businesses, explaining: “It’s not an afterthought anymore, it can’t be. People have realised that if you push people too far, they break. Businesses are acknowledging what needs to be done to support staff.”

This is where Coaching Harmony can help. Vicky and Kathryn’s skills complement each other, with Vicky’s business experience and expertise in health and wellbeing working in perfect harmony with Kathryn’s skills in team coaching and people.

“The best thing I love about being a part of Coaching Harmony is our mission to create a better, more human and healthier working environment, which supports the whole person and unlocks people’s potential,” said Kathryn, adding: “The businesses looking to return to the same practices pre-pandemic are the ones haemorrhaging staff. Those that engaged with staff, cared about them and looked after their wellbeing are those which weathered it well. People are saying ‘we want flexibility’. There needs to be a better work-life integration.”

Mother-of-two Vicky, who also runs a marketing consultancy and a holistic wellbeing and yoga business, is inspired by her two daughters to make a difference.

“Kathryn and I are both strong women and we are doing this, partly, because we want to show our girls what can be achieved,” she explained, adding: “My passion for working with people and helping them work through issues and challenges gives me a great sense of satisfaction. Combining coaching, mental health awareness, and wellbeing practices is a cornerstone to my work.”

Coaching Harmony offers a variety of option for businesses including individual, team, leadership and wellbeing coaching, as well as tailored programmes.