I am an international executive coach, coach supervisor, thinking partner, organisational development consultant and writer. I live in London and the Lake District.
My work is inspired by a deep sense of our shared humanity, what it means to be human and what it means to work alongside other human beings. My vision is to bring the humanizing and transformative powers of storytelling, reflection, reflective learning and reflective practices to leaders, people professionals and development practitioners everywhere for ethical, purposeful, creative and compassionate work to help make our world a better place.
My work is grounded in 30 years of senior leadership and corporate experience, in my rigorous relational, systemic and psychological training, in my mindfulness, in my original research and in my love of the arts, nature, poetry and Nordic walking.
My book “Reflect to Create! ” The Dance of Reflection, Reflective Practice and Supervision for Creative Leadership and Professional Practice” shares how I have used reflection to free my own creativity, and how I have found that my processes have helped others to do the same for themselves. Find Out More!
I believe that it is our relationships and in our shared humanity that we find the connection, courage, clarity and compassion essential for personal fulfilment, professional development and business success. My work is underpinned by the belief that we all – as human beings – have natural and infinite possibilities for learning, growth and development when and where it is properly facilitated, nurtured and encouraged. I see my work as walking alongside, being both a guide and a companion, helping to inspire, resource, support and encourage others in their own journeys of self discovery, learning and creativity.
I work with people and teams who want the spaciousness of creative reflection based on our shared humanity to fine tune, enrich or refresh their practice, who want to skilfully invite more creativity, courage, compassion or wisdom into what they do, who want to honour the whisperings of their own hearts, or who want to step forward with a clearer sense of their own purpose, agency and direction.
My clients say that they appreciate my gentle curiosity and warm questioning to create the safe spaces for people to freely open themselves up to their own best thinking and inner wisdom, and to their innate resourcefulness and creativity.
I founded the Centre for Reflection and Creativity to spread my book’s message.
I am also a member of Senior Faculty with the Coaching Supervision Academy Ltd. Before setting up my own practice I was a Director in the NHS and a Trustee on a number of Charitable Boards.
I am an accredited Master Executive Coach with the Association for Coaching and European Mentoring and Coaching Council. I am also an Accredited Coach Supervisor with the Coaching Supervision Academy and the European Mentoring and Coaching Council. I also have an MA in Executive Coaching from Middlesex University.
I have an Advanced Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring (with Distinction) from The OCM and a Diploma in Coaching Supervision from the Coaching Supervision Academy. I am also qualified as a Myers Briggs Type Indicator Step 1 Practitioner; EQ (Emotional Intelligence) Bar-On Practitioner; and in ‘The Right Conversation’™ Diagnostic Tool. I am also a Veriditas Trained Labyrinth Host and Facilitator.
I have also worked with The OCM as a Coach Trainer and Assessor on their coach training diploma courses and with the Coaching Supervision Academy as a Tutor and now Supervisor on their Diploma for Coaching Supervision
I was a 2017 and 2018 TJ Awards Finalist for Best Training Partnership for my work with Karyn Prentice in piloting Peer Coaching Supervision at Guys and St. Thomas Hospital Foundation Trust. Karyn and I were also 2017 EMCC Finalist in Coaching Supervision for our “Autumn Equinox Retreats: Harvesting the Abundance” which are held at Tofte Manor.
I am also a UK Nordic Walk Leader.
I adhere to the Code of Ethics which have been developed by the European Coaching and Mentoring Council, the Association for Coaching and the International Coaching Federation.
My professional memberships include:
- European Coaching and Mentoring Council
- Association of Coaching
- Association of Coaching Supervision Special Interest Group
- Coaching at Work Network
- Presencing Institute
- Association of Coaching Supervisors
- Global Supervisors Network
- International Association of Conscious and Creative Writers
- Trusted Coach Directory
- Fellow of the RSA for the encouragement of the Arts, Manufacture and Commerce