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In the business world we are definitely living in VUCA times. VUCA is an acronym coined by the US military to describe the world after the Cold War. It has been applied to the business world since the financial crisis of 2008. It stands for Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity. The antidote to VUCA is Vision, Understanding, Clarity and Agility.

Effective 21st century VUCA world leaders create the conditions that allow themselves, their people and therefore their organisations to thrive.


  • Visionary leadership which provides clarity and direction
  • Inspirational leadership which inspires and motivates others to be the best they can be
  • Authentic leadership which means being true to who you are and what you stand for
  • Inclusive leadership which values difference and builds on strengths
  • Collaborative leadership which recognises that collaboration helps with agility and innovation
  • Transformational leadership which brings about effective organisational transformation


  • Building confidence, self-awareness and self-belief
  • Enhancing leadership presence, impact and gravitas
  • Growing their ability to motivate and inspire people
  • Improving resilience
  • Creating more enjoyment, satisfaction and fulfilment
  • Building high performing teams
  • Challenging and disrupting the status quo
  • Learning to be comfortable with not knowing
  • Developing the ability to think systemically
  • Finding opportunity in adversity


  • How do I find the time to lead and develop my people?
  • How do I add value outside my area of expertise?
  • How do I achieve better work/life balance?
  • How do I successfully transition into this leadership role?
  • How do I enable high performance in my team?
  • How do I stay relevant to my organisation’s changing needs?
  • How do I develop to become an agile leader?
  • How do I bring about transformation that lasts?
  • How do I lead in challenging times?
  • How do I lead remotely?



What I Offer

Leadership Team Coaching

Leaders operate in a complex, fast changing environment. It is no longer possible or desirable for individual leaders to operate in super-hero mode. What is required is the creation of effective leadership teams. The systemic leadership team coaching approach I use results in sustainable high performance for leadership teams which in turn creates the climate for sustainable high performance for their organisations

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One to one Leadership Coaching

Leadership is a journey of growth and development and all leaders face tough challenges and have hurdles to overcome in order to maintain the best level of performance. I work with senior leaders, executive directors and Board members in one-to-one coaching sessions and through shadow coaching to enable the shifts in mindset and behaviour required to stay ahead. This provides time and space to reflect, a confidential sounding board and the honest feedback and robust challenge that effective leaders need.

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Agile Leadership and Enterprise Coaching

Agile leadership is what is required in the VUCA world. Agile leaders are comfortable leading in complex, rapidly changing environments. They recognise that collaboration and collective leadership are essential in this context and that an iterative approach works best, learning as you move forward. Only 5% of leaders are comfortable leading in this way so there is an urgent requirement to develop this capability in more leaders through agile leadership and enterprise coaching.

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Stop Doing Start Leading Book

If you are in a leadership role without the support and training you need to cope, develop and thrive as a leader, this book has been written to help you do exactly that.  Because leadership skills can be learnt and they can improve with practice.

In this book I share the latest leadership thinking, neuroscience and stories, based on working with leaders since 2003. I also provide practical advice and strategies that you can use to become the great leader you are capable of being.

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Life Leadership Coaching

We are all leaders of our own lives but often we forget that. We sleepwalk our way through life. Life is a journey that comprises a series of stages of development, both as children and as adults. Very often we feel out of sorts and that is because we are ready to transition into the next stage of our life and our development as human beings. Unfortunately, we are not taught how to navigate these periods of transition so very often people get lost or stuck. Life Leadership Coaching helps with these transitions, it helps you become the CEO of your own corporation and to get the most from life.

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Mental Fitness & Wellbeing Coaching

Mental Fitness and Wellbeing coaching helps with looking after your health, mental fitness and overall wellbeing so that you are able to get the most out of life and maintain your performance at work. There is a much greater awareness now of the need to focus on all aspects of wellbeing and fitness including mental fitness and as a Cognomie Certified Mental Fitness Coach I can assist you on this path.

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About Me

My purpose as a coach is to enable individuals, leaders, teams and
organisations to thrive in a VUCA world.


I use the word ‘partner’ deliberately because I find the best way to enable my clients to realise their desired outcomes is to treat it as a partnership rather than a transactional client/supplier relationship. This means we are jointly committed to delivering on the shared purpose of our work together.

Here is some information about me to help you decide whether I am the right partner for you.

I bring together twenty years’ experience of business leadership; advanced leadership and team coaching skills; agile leadership and enterprise qualifications and the latest thinking on organisation transformation.

My Leadership Journey

I have personally made the shift from expert (in marketing and market research) to effective leader and then to Executive Team and Board member. I was not only involved in leading a business for 20 years but also operated at Board level as a strategic market research consultant in blue chip organisations.

I pieced together my own leadership development programme through reading and attending courses which took a lot of time and effort. I understand that nowadays leaders are time poor and need time effective access to the right support and skills development.

My Personal History (.pdf)My CV (.pdf)My Coaching Biography (.pdf)My Agile Leadership Coaching Biography (.pdf)

Accomplishments I am Proud of

During the last five years of my business career I led a Management Buy-out and obtained Venture Capital funding. We delivered on the ambitious growth plan and by the time we sold the company it was ranked in the Top 10 of UK market research agencies. Like many women I juggled my career with having children. One of my greatest pleasures now is spending time with my now adult children.

My Coaching Biography

When the business was sold in 2002, I combined my passions for leadership and helping others to realise their potential by training as an executive coach. In 2010 I trained to coach leadership teams as I recognised the growing importance of collective leadership and high value creating teams. I have over 3,000 hours of coaching experience, advanced qualifications in executive and leadership team coaching and am accredited as a professionally certified coach (PCC) by the International Coach Federation (ICF). As a coach I have been honoured to walk alongside numerous leaders in many different organisations as they progress along their individual and collective leadership journeys.

My approach to coaching

Real – it is applied to real situations and includes real time coaching
Integrated – treats each leader as a whole being and expects them to bring all of themselves to the coaching journey and works with the team as well as the individuals
Systemic – situates leadership in the context of the wider system and its impact on key stakeholders
Expectations – includes a measurement process that tracks desired changes and outcomes to ensure a return on expectations for the individual or team, their key stakeholders and their organisation


My signature strengths are a love of learning and curiosity so it won’t surprise you to hear that I continually study the latest thinking on leadership and organisations. For the last few years, I have been adding agile leadership and enterprise coaching credentials into the mix.


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