Lead Coach / Trainer
As a senior physiotherapist in the NHS for 20 years I developed my own communication skills in terms of the numbers of different people I saw from a multitude of backgrounds and cultures. I experienced first-hand how connected the mind and body are in illness and this has informed my multidisciplinary approach to personal development. My strong belief in individual equality was given more intellectual rigour when I undertook a Human Rights Masters in 2005. As a product of that degree course I was involved for over 10 years with an arts charity in Bosnia, making numerous trips to work using music and drama with young people from Serb and Muslim communities in Repulica Serbska where the tensions of the Bosnian conflict of the 1990’s are still strongly felt. This developed my interest in connecting science with the arts, moving towards more creative and holistic models for inclusion. Outside of work I trained as an actress and storyteller and hold an equity card for performance. Some of the elements of performance helped me gain the ability to step into another’s shoes, as well as work with individual leaders on confidence and impact.
I bring open connection, humour and attentive energy to all my clients, helping them develop their own self-awareness and motivation to embrace change in order to improve and develop their effectiveness as leaders. My approach is to listen to their personal and career narratives with empathy; to help them develop objectives and outcomes and to empathetically challenge with questions that help clients gather new perspectives and the ability to adapt their styles in order to improve their performance. I seek to draw out today’s key leadership skills of authenticity, compassion and adaptability.
Master Executive Coach with the Association of Coaching
Certified Narrative Therapist – level 2
Accredited Advanced VoicePrint Practioner
Masters in Understanding and Securing Human Rights, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, SAS London University
Diploma in Acting at Hertfordshire Drama School – Actors Equity Association
Qualified Physiotherapist MCSP SRP