Part of who I am is about my credentials and competence. I have a Masters in Advanced Executive Coaching and an ILM Level 7 Certificate in Executive Coaching & Leadership Mentoring. I am certified in a range of psychometric tools such as MBti Step I/II and Firo-B. I started my career in Organisational Development at British Airways, before working as a management consultant for two well-known consultancy firms and then setting up my own business over 20 years ago. I have many years’ experience of working with senior leaders and teams, and naturally bring a strategic change view to my executive coaching. I have worked on most continents and with almost every business sector including the public sector, as well as individual men and women outside their work environment. It is not my first rodeo….and I am an unusually good coach as well as an experienced one. You can find out more about my professional history here.
Coaching is a partnership, a shared dance between you and me, so it’s reasonable that who I am matters just as much as what I’ve done. I’ve grown from being a curly-haired only child of an aircraft engineer and a nurse living in lots of different countries, through being academically smart and conventionally ambitious to a point now where I have lived enough ups and downs to be at home in my own independent skin.
I value choices, honesty, kindness, respect and the delight of real solutions made in the messy human spaces of life. I enjoy the opportunity that coaching gives me to appreciate the diversity of individuals and my chance to learn as I listen. I am good at untangling skeins, open-minded in my questions, straightforward in my challenges and highly flexible in how I work.
I tread lightly if you have invited me into your world and take your trust and confidentiality seriously. I treasure those ‘aha’ moments when my skills might give you an idea that makes a tangible difference. And I like strong coffee, a good book, small grey cats, curiosity, very high heels, digging on my allotment, interesting people, strongly scented roses, loud opera, old convertible cars, sunshine and the sound of the sea in Suffolk where I live.