A range of one-to-one support is available through ‘Strive’ depending on your needs, personally and/or professionally.

Strive’s founder has experience as a trained and qualified professional in the field of personal development, training and leadership and management which has provided the opportunity to observe people.

These observations have informed the practice. People are often clear about what may be going wrong in their life, personally and/or professionally, but they are not so clear about what will make it right.

So, when the question is asked, ‘How can I help you?’

The type of response may be:

‘Work is just not going well’.

‘I don’t have enough time to do everything I want and need to do’.

‘I don’t want to constantly feel under pressure’.

‘I start something new and never finish it – why is that?’

‘I have no work-life balance’.

‘My business is falling apart’.

‘My children are concerning me, and I can’t help them’.

‘I can’t say “no” when my colleagues ask me to do something’.

‘I don’t want to feel so stressed’.

‘I’m feeling overwhelmed and I don’t know how to change things’.

‘I don’t want to get so angry when things don’t go my way’.

‘I worry when things start to go wrong’.

‘Relationships at work (or at home) are not good’.

Can you relate to any of these statements? If so, ‘Strive’ can help you by using different approaches depending on what best suits your needs.


Mentoring enables development and builds wisdom.

Techniques are used to explore strengths and weaknesses and supports an individual to build on existing skills and develop personally or professionally where growth is needed. It also supports progress and helps an individual to become more skilled and confident, building knowledge and understanding and even to become an expert!

It is provided in a constructive way, through direction, advice, sharing of experiences, and analysing mistakes, and previous undesirable outcomes. It will involve negotiation that helps an individual to secure a more positive outcome and one that they want.

It can include reviews, reflection and evaluation, even closure, using expert means and tools.


Coaching has more of a focus on meeting specific objectives/goals with a set period of time, and it provides accountability.

It is used when a person has the desire, ability, and motivation to move forward to achieve something but may however not be clear about how or what exactly they are going to do to reach their desired outcome.

Using a set format and open-ended questioning, coaching can help to identify actions to be taken in a timely and effective way and move a person closer to their goal.

The advantage of this approach is that it helps a person identify for themselves, the steps to take. Providing some challenge but also encouragement and specific ‘tools’ to move forward in a way that is right for them.

The added benefit is that it is empowering and can help to build self-esteem, confidence, and more self-awareness.

It will include reviews which identifies progress towards the desired goal, which in turn is motivational; helping an individual get to where they want to be.

Either of these approaches can be used with total flexibility, to work in a way that is right for any client.

The offer

As an organisation or company director you may find this concise guide on the benefits useful:

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The process

Phone or email with any questions or to arrange an informal discussion regarding one-to-one support.

There is never any obligation to take up an offer – it would be an informal discussion to enable you to obtain more information.

If you then wish to proceed an ‘intake session’ will be arranged (free of charge).

This is at a time to suit you, ideally in person, or via Zoom or telephone, to discuss your expectations and priorities in total confidence.

Points for discussion:

What is driving and motivating you take up this service?

What factors may have inhibited your success in the past?

What do you value and believe in, and what is most important to you right now?

All these factors can influence your progress and are important for ‘Strive’ to be aware of at the start of the working relationship.


To help you as an individual, to create clarity and release your full potential; to empower and support you in moving forward with success.

Additional information

Debra McAndrew of Strive is also a 2018 award-winning coach.

See her story featured in The Coaching Academy Blog here.


  • ‘Intake session’ (as detailed above) – approximately 1 1/4 hours – free of charge
  • Series of 6 x 1-hour sessions – usual fee £300.00 (discounted for block booking)
  • Or Individual 1-hour sessions (no minimum booking required) – usual fee £55.00

Group/Team discounts can be considered. Please enquire specifying details and requirements for a flexible package cost to meet your needs.

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To seek further information, have an informal, no obligation telephone conversation or to arrange your free ‘intake session’ please get in touch.