Following a successful career working as a planner/buyer within media communications across brands such as Cadburys, Levis, McDonalds & Heineken for over 15 years, my career changed direction when I became Head of Learning & Development for Starcom MediaVest Group in 2008.
I am now an independent Personal Development & Team Coach, Facilitator and Learning & Development Consultant.
Blending industry and commercial experience with my curiosity & interest in developing people, I have been incredibly proud to have overseen an industry leading programme that has delivered exceptional results both culturally and commercially – receiving Platinum accreditation by the Institute of Practioners in Advertising for 3 years running, as well as being a central component in achieving Sunday Times Best 100 Companies placement for 4 years. My approach has always been to take care & time to understand the needs of the individual as well as the business to ensure that development is meaningful whilst adaptable, innovative & diverse. To this end, I have also been involved in shaping a variety of well-being experiences that have gained Mumsnet Family Friendly Gold accreditation.
This wealth of experience has allowed me to have a rounded perspective of the importance of investing in talent in the most impactful way; balancing the business agenda whilst understanding the differentiating needs of leadership, management, teams and individuals.
As such, I am fascinated to listen and to understand as to what is needed and then shape a
bespoke approach that can help an individual to reach their next chapter within their journey or introduce a range of initiatives that can excite individuals & teams alike across many themes including self-discovery, communication, management, creativity, vision and brand articulation.
Everything starts with self-awareness and a will to make a positive change.
Do see if there is anything that particularly resonates and if you would like to learn more or discuss a bespoke approach for you personally or for the individuals or teams you look after, please get in touch for a chat.
I am a certified facilitator in SDI 2.0 Core Strengths (Strengths Deployment Inventory), EQi 2.0 (Emotional Intelligence), Myers Briggs & FIRO-B and in Coaching trained with Vision Day Intensive Coaching (Leadership Coaching Ltd), Thinking Partnership (Nancy Kline) and Team Coaching (Barefoot) alongside MBTI in Coaching, Resilience, Innovation & Change Management. I am also certified by the IPA as a Diagonal Thinker.