- Autonomy Development Ltd
- Find a Coach
- United Kingdom
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.
I believe coaching is the one of the most powerful processes anyone can go through, it's remarkable what happens when someone truly has the time and space to think for themselves without distraction and to explore a subject without feeling judged or at risk, for me being able to create that environment as a coach is so important.
My philosophy is that we all have untapped potential that is both conscious and unconscious. Exploring and unleashing this potential is the key to individual happiness and success. As a Barefoot and Coaching Development trained coach I employ a range of techniques and approaches. My style is creative, challenging yet informal and fun, believing that the very best work is done when there is a deep level of trust and rapport and the client is able to access their own curiosity. I coach the ‘whole person’ believing we are at our best when our true self is fully explored, old habits and beliefs questioned and new ones experimented with and tested.
I’m a qualified coach with an MSc Psychology. Before moving into coaching and consulting, I worked for 15 years in advertising as a copywriter and creative leader. So if you’re in the creative industries – advertising, marketing, media, technology – you’re probably more my target audience.
I am obsessed with communication. How we do it, why we do it, when it goes wrong and when it goes right. Humans and the spaces between them are what keep me alive. Coaching is Relationships. We are Relationships. I firmly believe that, by keeping things simple and intuitive is what makes for great work. My approach is to encourage self awareness from the people I work with. I foster an environment where positive, healthy, compassionate challenge is possible. ICF PCC accredited, student of Transactional Analysis and life long learner. Behind me is a 15 year career in TV Production. Back then, my big goal was to work for the biggest show in the world, so that's what I did. Big and spectacular was important to me then. I understand what it is to have a burning gut of ambition. I then realised in 2016 why I did a BA in Communications. I then added a Foundation to Counselling Diploma to my tool box, and the learning journey continues.