About Me

 

My mission is to help individuals develop their personal resourcefulness, so they are able to get the greatest satisfaction and fulfilment out of their work. That include individuals in senior or leadership roles in organisations and individuals in their private lives.

 

My vision is that everyone should wake up with a sense of excitement about the working day ahead with a sense of purpose about their working lives and the balance with their social and personal lives. The anticipation of good working relationships and enrichment through cooperation and collaboration with teams and wider groups is part of that fulfilment.

 

My goal is a coaching and mentoring practice that gives me a rewarding and balanced lifestyle and also provides the opportunity to continue to grow and learn and to contribute to the wellbeing of those I work with and the organisations that they work within.

I bring an interested, open and positive mindset into my work as a coach and mentor. Clients like my energy and value the practical experience I bring from a broad and successful career. They feel heard, motivated and focussed when they have a session. I provide a non-judgmental point of accountability that encourages clients to work on further constructive thinking and positive actions in-between sessions.

I enjoy engaging, inspiring, encouraging and supporting the people I come into contact with. My experience with a diverse range of colleagues, clients and partners across multiple disciplines and from varied backgrounds gives me an insight to the challenges and opportunities that my coaching and mentoring clients face.

Before I retrained as a Coach and NLP/ Hypnotherapy practitioner I had a long and successful career in marketing, sales, and strategy. I held senior positions within Philips, Commodore Computer, Lotus/IBM, Harper Collins and the BBC, and I led the digital strategy projects as a director and senior client partner in a number of digital and brand agencies.

I now work with individuals - rising stars, senior managers and entrepreneurs - and with small to medium-sized businesses and larger organisations. I also work with clients who are looking for a new start or for a major change in their careers. My aim is to facilitate clients to become agile in their mindset so they can adapt and adjust their thinking, their choices and their actions to meet the situations and people they will face in the disrupted world.

 

I work face to face in London and the South East of the UK and online with clients around the whole of the UK and overseas. 

Respect | Challenge | Support

I've worked with talented and diverse people from a wide range of business and creative disciplines across many sectors in different organisational types.

 

That's helped me develop my natural curiosity and enthusiasm for engaging with people and has strengthened my core values, which I strive to live every day in everything that I do in my personal and my working life.

 

II'd like to share these value with you - I hope they will strike a chord with you. You may like to hear me talking abut my core values in a recent radio interview I did with Connections Radio based in East Sussex.

  • I respect who people are; their uniqueness, their difference, their talents, their motivations, their passions, and their dreams.

 

  • I challenge where I see opportunities or difficulties; where I find clients held back by limiting beliefs; where patterns are stuck in the past and are preventing movement forward. I always do so with respect and consideration.

 

  • support and care for those around me and do my best to make a better world for those whom I am fortunate enough to meet.

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My Values

 

My experience

Company / Agency / Coach, Mentor and Consultant

Client-side experience

 

Client-side roles: 

  • Product Manager

  • Group Marketing Manager

  • International Marketing Manager

  • Sales and Marketing Director

  • Marketing Strategist

I worked for a number of interesting and rewarding companies and organisations including:

 

  • BBC

  • HarperCollins

  • Lotus-IBM Software

  • Commodore Computer

  • Philips Electronics

Agency experience

 

Agency roles:

  • Client Director

  • Digital Strategy Director

I worked with a diverse range of clients from many sectors:

Law/accountancy firms:

  • Irwin Mitchell; Simmons & Simmons; Grant Thornton

Energy and Power:

  • BP; Alstom Power

Transportation:

  • South West Trains; Megabus; East Midlands Trains

Financial Services

  • Deutsche Bank; RBS;;Post Office

Media & Telecoms

  • Sky; Discovery Channel; BT

Property

  • The Crown Estate; British Land

Coach, mentor & consultant

 

As a coach and mentor, my clients have come from diverse roles and sectors.

As a consultant I have mostly worked as a freelance within major digital agencies:

  • Digital and brand communications agencies

  • Travel and leisure

  • Building and construction

  • Fitness and wellbeing

  • Drug and alcohol rehabilitation

  • Brand, digital, and design agencies

  • New business start-ups

  • Photography, film-making and Visual Arts

  • Music