From each of my coaching sessions with Matz I have been able to walk away with a clear idea of what it is I want to be working on to better myself (particularly in my career). From the following sessions I have been able to put my goals into practice and I have been aware of the progress I am making.
Bethany Headland, Dancer
Feeling very positive and revitalised after a series of coaching sessions with Matz Skoog. He is a remarkably inspiring coach whose style stimulated in me a broad period of clear thinking and positive change of perspective, for career and personal aspirations alike. What I found most beneficial and constructive was his uncanny ability to combine his pure coaching skills with his wealth of experience, which enabled him to also offer well-timed mentoring counsel of invaluable strategic perspective.
Daniel de Andrade
Choreographer-Producer/ Artistic Associate @Northern Ballet/ Dance Fellowship @Clore Leadership Programme
I am truly grateful to Matz for guiding me through the embryonic stages of my company. In an unconventional industry where the creativity required does not always give rise to the cohesive, professional image I hoped to create, Matz questioned and probed my intentions. This allowed me to think bigger, laterally, outside the box and question my own motivations. The result: each step forward, an authentic, determined and well thought out strategy. It has not only saved me time but I feel certain I have laid valuable and secure foundation stones for my new business, both immediately as well as for the larger dream to come. He constantly encouraged me to maximise my potential with the knowledge and abilities I have right now; challenging what was holding me back; providing insightful literature when appropriate; and was understanding and compassionate when required. Thank you Matz!
Wellness Professional and Entrepreneur
Matz's coaching empowered me and helped me determine actions that enabled me to reach my goals. He is amiable and genuine and I greatly enjoyed working with him.
I contacted Matz because I had a million ideas and found myself in a career transition. He’s brilliant at getting you to focus and find the answers while making you believe you’ve already triumphed.
Matz, over the couple of sessions I’ve had with him, has enabled me to be more focused in achieving my short term and long-term goals. His approach has real depth and is empowering. His sensitive and carefully targeted questions opened up a discussion about the issues that have been causing me to delay in achieving my current goals. As well as promoting a deep self-analysis, he offered many insightful suggestions and helped me plan how I should be moving forward. I highly recommend Matz to anyone who is interested in empowering themselves and their career. Thank you so much Matz and look forward to staying in contact.
Saxophonist, Composer & Lecturer
Matz makes room for me to speak and makes me feel very comfortable, he brings a positive energy and I don't feel judged or scrutinised. He’s choice of location for the meeting was great and peaceful, I felt at ease straight away.
Michael Marso Riviera
I felt relieved to have been able to discuss the company's development with a very experienced person who was an impartial listener rather than one with judgmental critique.
Artistic Director, New English Ballet Theatre
Matz has a very welcoming presence that allows you to be heard and he gives you the space to find your own answers. His coaching is focused and helps you identify what you really want out of a situation so that you can move forward.
D. P. Health Coach
Thank you Matz for your thoughtful and supportive coaching conversations over the past few months. I have found your skilful listening and innovative approach to enabling me to see ways forward refreshing and challenging - in a helpful way! I find myself returning to key phrases and approaches discussed in our sessions frequently in the intervening weeks. Overall I feel I am able to recognise and manage my work life balance increasingly better by being kinder and more generous to myself as well as others! Thank you.
K. M. Phd
Working with Matz, albeit for a couple of sessions empowered me to deal with a complex leadership scenario. His coaching style was gentle but forensic enough to challenge me to immediately analyse the situation to find my own answers. I have already implemented solutions and I can see results! I liked his genuine and calm disposition and would work with him again. Thank you Matz.
M. N. Director
Working with Matz has been a surprisingly gratifying experience. As an individual who is often sceptical of seeking assistance, I was very pleasantly surprised by the progress we made. This is much down to Matz. His calm demeanour and ability to listen without interruption make him very easy to speak to.
S. N. Principal Dancer
Matz was very calm and listened well. He asked open questions and helped me explore the issues in real detail. The session really allowed me to address an issue with a level of objectivity that’s not easy to gain with colleagues and friends.
J. H. Orchestra Manager
Matz totally put me at ease and I had to smile when he asked me questions that in the past I have asked others. What amazed me were the insights that Matz was able to bring forward - things that I hadn’t picked up yet they were ‘hidden’ in the language that I used. I would recommend Matz if you know that something is holding you back, stopping you from being the best version of yourself that you can be.
J. B. CEO & Founding Director
When I first contacted Matz, I had only expected the sessions to affect me on a practical work level. I had not expected it unpack some of my dilemmas, to such a personal level. Matz has a very calm and patient presence. I am forever grateful for the tools he has given me to help me approach scenarios in a healthier and more productive way.
Dear Matz, three things: I feel taller, I feel stronger in my core, I feel more direct in my actions. Thank you
You helped me identify some fundamental areas to work on immediately: That being a black woman in my position is a strength and not a limiting belief. I should understand and unearth this as a power and not a fear. I have achieved a lot and I am not just a leader but also a woman of significance.
M. N. Manager