Managing Director, Shape Talent Ltd
I am an experienced coach and career development leader with over 20 years' experience in global blue chip businesses focused on career development for individuals and strategic people management for organisations. I specialise in helping upwardly mobile female managers and executives to achieve their potential, navigate career transitions and ensure a fulfilling and rewarding career. My coaching area of focus is all things to do with careers and ensuring fulfilment, performance and effectiveness at work, successfully transitioning to a leadership role, dealing with confidence and imposter syndrome, making an impact on return from maternity leave or other career breaks, helping navigate career 'junctions' and decisions, considering and making career changes, finding your career 'mojo' and other related topics to help achieve a fulfilling and rewarding career. How I work: As a Chartered Occupational Psychologist I bring a psychological perspective to my coaching, looking at the underlying factors that influence the way we behave and respond to situations. Where it helps the client I can use a range of psychometric assessments to bring greater clarity and self-awareness to patterns of behaviour. My clients describe me as insightful, open, warm, encouraging and focused on ensuring the client’s success. My credentials: I have spent two decades looking at which individuals get appointed to jobs, which are most successful, which are able to successfully navigate their careers, and which aren’t. With a deep working understanding of what organisations look for in their people, I also offer strategic career management services, in the form of bespoke workshops and (soon) retreats. I am fascinated by careers and career development and have conducted and published research and spoken at various international conferences on this topic. As an expert I have been quoted in Forbes and Virgin.com. With senior leadership experience in global organisations I have lived many of the career and leadership challenges my clients face. I am passionate about helping women to achieve their full potential and this was the basis for founding Shape Talent Ltd – a boutique coaching and consultancy business with a mission to help significantly more women achieve senior leadership roles in business. In addition to being an experienced psychologist, I am also an accredited CCS Career Coach, an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, and hold memberships with the Association for Coaching, Career Development Institute, the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling, the Health & Care Professionals Council and the Psychometrics Forum. Other interests My out-of-work interests include spending time with my daughter, scuba diving, shark spotting, big cats and wildlife conservation. I am a Trustee of Born Free, a leading wildlife charity.