I am a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC), studying with the Coaches Training Institute, one of the largest and most respected coach training organisations in the world. In addition, I am certified in the neuroscience and ‘brain based’ behaviours of leadership coaching with the Neuroleadership Institute (NLI) in New York.
I am an accredited Strengths Profile practitioner and coach on the Landit platform. I am also an Affiliate Member of the Institute Of Coaching, at the McLean Hospital, a Harvard Medical School affiliate. In addition I am a certified in Positive Psychology Vision Day Methodology and trained in the team and relationship tools of Organisation and Relationship Systems Coaching.
After 5 years in the United States, I am now based back in the UK, coaching people from a wide variety of backgrounds from around the world. Outside of coaching I love playing jazz piano, running up hills and embarrassing my children.
Prior to coaching I spent over 20 years working in communications and in politics. My passion is public service and I see coaching as a unique public service. It is a privilege to be granted an insight into people's lives and I take my responsibility as their coach seriously.
In my previous career I was a Partner at The Pramana Collective, Vice President, Global Communications at Jawbone, a leading technology company, and Vice President, Public Affairs, for Starbucks in Europe, Middle East and Africa. I have also served as Director of Corporate Affairs at ITV, and spent 10 years in front-line UK politics, serving as the Special Adviser to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry.
You can read more about my career and what I’ve learnt from PR and how I am applying it to coaching.