More about me
I am an independent executive coach and mentor who lives in Thames Ditton, near London. I have always loved searching for insights and sharing ideas, helping people to learn and to live life to the full. In terms of my background, I obtained a scholarship to study at The Queen’s College, Oxford and graduated in 1986 with a First in Politics, Philosophy and Economics and a Blue in football. I began my career working for Unilever in a variety of strategic marketing roles in the UK, India and South East Asia. In my last position, I realised my passion for learning when I had the opportunity to set up and lead the Unilever Marketing Academy, a pioneering group responsible for the development of the company’s global marketing capabilities. In 2000, I left Unilever to become a Co-Founder of Brand Learning, a capability consultancy which went on to establish offices in London, New York and Singapore. As the business grew over the years, it won many awards for its high levels of employee engagement, including coming Number 1 in The Sunday Times Top 100 List of Best Small Companies to Work For. Towards the end of my time at Brand Learning, my role shifted to leading the development of its leadership practice. In 2017, the company was acquired by Accenture and I made the decision to step away and focus independently on my coaching activities. I now provide executive coaching and learning programmes for leaders in a diverse range of start-ups, agencies, charities and blue-chip corporates. My professional qualifications include an MSc in Coaching & Behaviour Change from Henley Business School and accreditation as a Master Executive Coach by the Association for Professional Executive Coaching and Supervision (APECS). I am also conducting doctoral research into the roles that coaching and mentoring play for the CEOs of charities at the International Centre for Coaching & Mentoring Studies, Oxford Brookes University.