I've had some great opportunities for learning throughout my career. I've set up an organisation from scratch and grown it to employ over 1,500 people giving me first hand insight into the highs and lows of being an entrepreneur.
I've set up a new division in an international business and mobilised complex multi-million pound contracts which have involved thousands of staff and coordinating the activity of over thirty supply chain organisations. Through these experiences I've recognised the importance of leading beyond my authority and developing senior leaders and technical experts to deliver market leading performance.
As a Coaching Psychologist, qualified and credentialed Executive Coach and able to deliver psychometrics in both ability and personality, I can offer a comprehensive coaching experience for people looking to deliver their best in life and work.
I am a Non Exec Director of four organisations including the University of Manchester which has a turnover exceeding £1bn.
I deliver the Executive Coaching for experienced leaders on the Manchester Metropolitan University's MBA programme and MSc in Strategic Leadership and tutor on the Post Graduate Certificate for Business and Personal Coaching with Barefoot at Chester University. I also offer Coaching Supervision for those who work in the field.
I love the outdoors, walking, camping and taking adventures in a camper van, so much so I am also a co-owner Manchester Camper Hire. I sometimes combine the two ventures for leadership/coaching retreats, so watch this space!
In recognition for my work in the social impact sector and I was awarded an MBE by HM Queen Elizabeth II in 2014.
✅ Executive coaching for C-Suite, Founders and Directors
✅ Leadership coaching for Managers and high potential team members
✅ Extensive senior leadership experience
✅ Academic foundation in Coaching Psychology
✅ ICF registered Coach and Coach Supervisor
✅ BPS registered for delivering psychometrics (Both Ability and Personality)
✅ Tutor for Post Graduate and Masters level coach training
✅ Action Learning Set Facilitation
✅ Leadership development training and support
✅ Facilitation and support for leadership teams (Strategy, growth, change or conflict)
💡Friendly, Approachable and importantly very human 😊
💡Humour with sensitivity
💡Empathic and logical
💡Lots of leadership pragmatism
💡Integrative: Cognitive/Behavioural, Positive Psychology, Solutions Focussed, Psychodynamic
❤️ Business can and should be a force for good. Check out my Social Impact.
❤️ A little bit of positive disruption can help your business to innovate
❤️ Work with integrity, reliability and professionalism
❤️ Be pragmatic - I’m all about applied insights
❤️ Be authentic, which includes accepting vulnerability
❤️ Work with the expertise in the room
❤️ Appreciate difference. Diversity opens our mind and helps us to stay connected
❤️ Fun and creative - after all, fun nurtures creativity!
❤️ Focus on strengths - asset based thinking
❤️ Combine passion and purpose for results
Qualifications & Accreditations
Psychology BA (Hons.), The University of Reading
Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society GMBPsS (534897 - DoCP Division of Coaching Psychology)
Post Graduate Certificate in Business and Personal Coaching (University of Chester) ICF ACTP Recognised
Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching, Academy of Executive Coaching (Middlesex University) ICF, EMCC and AC Recognised.
Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coaching Federation (009374990I)
Psychometric Test User Occupational Ability and Personality, The British Psychological Society (RQTU 534897)
Registered ICF Coach Supervisor (Qualified through Barefoot Post Graduate course)
Member of the Association of Business Psychology
Lumina Spark Practitioner (Personality Psychometric)
Myers Briggs Type Indicator Step I & Emotional Judgement Inventory (EJI), The Myers Briggs Company
Strong Interest Inventory®, ABLE® Series and Saville Consulting Aptitude Assessments
Psychometric Products: Strengths, Decision Styles, Resilience,Team, Inspiring Leader and Winning Attitudes: Zircon BeTalent
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Coach Practitioner, The Priority Academy, (CTAA)
Approved Coach Practitioner: National Council of Psychotherapists (#1593)
BPS Accredited: Coaching Psychology for Coaches: School of Coaching Psychology
Certified Action Learning Facilitator
Prince II Project Management (Manchester Method, MCC)
Currently enrolled on:
Accelerated Pathway for Chartered Coaching Psychologist (British Psychological Society) (June 2022-September 2024)