I set up my coaching practice because I love working with creative people and I ultimately believe that creativity can make a profound difference to the world. I tend to work with creatives who are both talented and driven, but need the courage to take their careers up a level.
I have been a trainer for over ten years. This year I won the award of ‘Trainer of the Year’ by the Association of Professional Coaches, Trainers and Consultants.
I started life as multi faceted creative. I spent many years exploring various creative careers before becoming a trainer and then coach. They included singing in a jazz band, a BBC radio journalist and PR for a pop music education company. Coming from a family of musicians and film directors, I also know from the inside how competitive and cut throat creative industries can be.
Eleven years ago, while working at the BBC, I stumbled across a department called ‘Making it Happen’ which was led by the Director General ‘Greg Dyke’ who had a mission to make the BBC the most creative company in the world. I managed to get a job on the team, and a new career blossomed.
Since then, I’ve worked as a consultant, leadership and communications trainer and executive coach in business ever since. Clients ranged from Visa, Tesco, Mercedez, Neils Yard Remedies, Virgin Media, BBC to NHS.
I do corporate work alongside my work with creatives.
I specialise in helping people to become effective and influential communicators. To be able to build trusting relationships, sell yourself at a networking event, or to become a more inspiring public speaker.
I’m a certified coach with the Coaching Training Institute and a certified NLP master practitioner. I have a Media and Performing Arts degree. I’m also a LAB profile consultant, trained by Shelle Rose Charvet of Success Strategies. I can do personality profiles to help people learn their key strengths.
Now and then I still do interviews in the media. I was featured as a body language expert on an ITV documentary: ‘Triplets, their Secret World’.
Here are a couple of articles I feature in:
I adore music. I sing and I perform regularly in London, in two bands. This picture features my a cappella band, The Few playing at London’s Royal Festival Hall August 2010.
Finally – just so you know – I am PASSIONATE about coaching and supporting individuals to shine. I’m encouraging, honest, pragmatic; I’m also creative in approach and fun.
If you want to find out more about coaching, then I’m happy to offer a free consultation to talk about your needs.
To get in touch, email me at [email protected] and I’ll get back in touch within 48 hours to arrange a time to talk.