I work with people who want to make changes in their working life and are longing for greater fulfilment in their career. Clients have often been successful in their career so far, but now describe feeling stuck or at a crossroads where:
- they want to do something that feels more meaningful or ‘right for them’
- they want to regain balance in their lives or are facing changes such as returning to work after having children or redundancy
- working out what to do next feels overwhelming; some have a dream but no plan, others have little idea yet, just not what they are doing now!
I also coach people in small/medium businesses or organisations who want to help maximise their own or others performance. I am experienced at coaching leaders and their teams on a wide range of goals including leadership, emotional intelligence, managing change, building confidence and self-awareness, MBTI and career development.
I am a former lawyer and have particular experience in coaching people who are from a legal and other professional servies background. I am also a business psychologist and can offer use of a wide use of psychmetric tools to help people get a view of their personality, preferences, strengths and motivations. I am a Gallup Certified Strengths consultant and can offer one-off coaching around strengths as well as more comprehensive career coaching packages. I'm a mum of four children and have an interest in women returners to work and women seeking to lean in to their careers.
As a qualified career practitioner with experience in the UK and Dubai, I coach professionals who have reached a natural hiatus in their career, especially women returning to paid employment after a break, expats in transition to new locations, and 'escapees' wanting to explore a second or third more fulfilling career direction. I've developed 3 successful careers over 3 decades and across 2 continents, so I understand change and how to re-design life to match how we evolve over time.
As a career change coach I'm approachable, creative and focused. With a positive and global outlook, I love helping clients ignite their values, recognise their achievements and purpose to re-design the life and work in which they can thrive.
Career coaching for senior executives wanting to consider a complete change of career.
Entrepreneurs wanting to be more focussed and organised in their heads so that they can achieve their great ideas rather than letting their ideas slip through their fingers.
Prospective clients wanting to build up their confidence.
A silver fist in a velvet glove would be an accurate description of my working style...I hold a clean space for deep thinking and then agree accountability with the client. This accountability then becomes the focus of our good work together. I'm a skilled motivator and have been referred to as a 'motivational defribilator'.
After many years experience as a senior recruitment consultant I quickly understand what a client is capable of, which is frequently more than they see for themselves.
I coach mid- and senior-level professionals in the corporate sector (predominantly financial services), helping them to position their personal brand, successfully navigate their networks and expand career possibilities.
My coaching approach draws from:
a) Latest findings in the field of neuroscience to create an understanding of how coaching impacts neuroplasticity and helps build the psychological skills needed to support lasting change.
b) Systemic Thinking to help senior professionals, executives and business leaders to look beyond individual development to find solutions which also benefit the wider systems they're part of.
c) My strong corporate experience in senior leadership and organisational development roles within large multinational organisations. This means my coaching approach is tailored to factor in pressures and constraints that come with leadership responsibility in these organisations.
As a Leadership and Career coach and facilitator, I have built up an experience in working with:
- Executives and professionals to strengthen their personal brand and assist them in challenges they encounter.
- Individuals to define the career path they want to develop and co-create a plan of action.
I am passionate about talents and strengths and help people (re)discover their talents and integrate them towards achieving a more fulfilling personal and professional life.
I also give workshops, webinars and organise retreats on different topics.
I have 10 years experience of safely navigating individuals and groups through the choppy seas of transition. I support and partner with amongst others:
Mid level and senior executives considering a complete career change
Entrepreneurs embarking on a new business venture
Women returning to the workplace after a career break
Media practitioners wanting to get more of the creative work that gives them their spark
Clients come away from our work together having truly connected with what really matters to them and fully recognising the unique strengths that allow them to shine. This renewed sense of self gives them the clarity and motivation to positively manage change and move forward with confidence.
I specialise in coaching professionals in transition to find a successful new career, business or life; integrated wellness coaching and business coaching and mentoring for start-ups, the self-employed and micro, small and medium sized businesses.
I work with values, energy, vitality and spirit. For those who want more structure, I offer structured programmes. Integrated wellness coaching combines dimensions of wellness into a quality way of living through a personal wellness plan. Key words for me are 'transformation' and 'healing'.
Explore, dream and discover. How great would it be to do something you enjoy and to stand in your strengths?
Besides Life coaching, I offer bespoke Career Coaching sessions looking at your current situation and your ideal future goals.
You might be looking for guidance in e.g:
To improve communication skills
Back to work - Interview prep
And much more… so don’t hesitate to reach out
A bit more about me:
With over 15 years’ experience working in both TV production and Media Recruitment, my desire to help, the want to listen, motivate and inspire has always been part of my story line.
Career Coaching for individuals who are feeling stuck, lost or disillusioned and who are considering a complete career change or just want to feel that they are on the right path, which may involve a change in their current working environment rather than a total overhaul.
I also specialise in Relationship Coaching helping individuals who are struggling in their relationship to improve their communication and sense of boundaries and show up in a more confident and empowered way with their partner.