I am a qualified business and executive coach (Advanced Certificate in Executive Coaching, accredited by the Bristol Business School at University of the West England and the ILM level 5) and a member of the EMCC (European Mentoring & Coaching Council). I follow their code of ethics, which can be found here.
I have worked as a Leadership, Executive and business coach with a wide variety of both public and private organisations and businesses in many fields, including the sustainability sector, property, Marketing & PR, advertising and food, recruitment (from small businesses to Hays Recruitment), law firms and retail chains, charities and social enterprises (including Sustrans) as well as financial institutions, banks and government (both UK and Welsh governments). All my work is confidential and clients trust me to keep what is spoken about in our sessions between us, unless explicitly agreed otherwise.
I design and deliver original masterclasses, training and workshops that challenge and inspire participants to think differently. From a comprehensive management skills course to thinking entrepreneurially, listening skills and coaching skills in the workplace. I deliver a masterclass at the Welsh Government’s Academi Wales, which offers leadership training for the public sector in Wales.
My interest in entrepreneurship began with my own businesses and a scholarship to Babson College, Massachussetts, where I was selected amongst 20 other UK entrepreneurs to learn from some of the finest in entrepreneurial thinking. I see huge potential for so many businesses and organisations to encourage entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship.
Before training as a coach, I established and ran Papadeli, a growing retail and food business, with my husband. I have first hand experience of the challenges of running a profitable business, employing people, developing a strong brand which has retained its relevance for over 15 years. I also have first hand experience of being in business with my husband and often coach other couples in business, as it can be an enormous challenge.
Before that I worked in Marketing and Media, which has given me great insight into the power of communication. I am still very much involved in the marketing and strategy side of Papadeli, alongside my coaching business.
I am fascinated by people and have studied positive psychology which I have been able to share with many clients. I am a certified resilience practitioner, which enables me to share insight into getting the best out of people and relationships, influencing skills and people development.
From spending time with business leaders and managers, I have been privileged to witness many challenges and successes and from these insights, I have designed several training courses and workshops on a variety of topics from management skills and wellbeing, to coaching and listening skills as well as becoming better at delegating. These are interactive, original workshops with a keen focus on seeing behaviour change.
I am serious about my work and professional development through a variety of additional training and the attendance of coaching groups and associations such as the EMCC and The Critical Coaching Group. I am part of a supervision group and read widely on a variety of subjects that help me keep my knowledge up to date in the world of business, human resources and coaching.