As a qualified accountant, I spent the early years of my career working in senior finance roles before moving into the consultancy profession, where I built a strong reputation running major change programmes.
My first experience of coaching was in 2000, as a part of my own personal development. The experience helped me forge a much stronger, more effective style of management, loosening the bonds of needing to know and solve everything. I found the experience hugely cathartic and it led me to train as an internal coach with the BBC. I have coached as an integral part of the work I have undertaken ever since.
I love my work, I love the way my career has progressed to where I am today, focusing on coaching for development and behavioural change as a means of supporting individuals and teams reaching their potential.
I am a member of the Association for Coaching, the ICF and the EMCC and have an MA in Coaching and Mentoring Practice from Oxford Brookes Business School.
As a part of my own personal development, and to better ensure the ethical standards of my practice, I have a supervising coach.