Experienced, self-employed, international executive & leadership coach
Systemic team & group coach
Workshop facilitator & organisational development consultant
Accredited Master Executive Coach & member of APECS (Association of Professional Executive Coaching and Supervision)
Accredited Professional Certified Coach (PCC) & member of the International Coaching Federation
UK-trained: Advanced Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching (2014), Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching (2008), and a Systemic Team Coaching Certificate (2015), from the Academy of Executive Coaching
MA in adult learning and English language teaching.
I support the evolution and success of businesses and organisations, their teams and people by developing visionary and self-aware leaders who deliver desired results through strong relationships and engagement, vitality and team spirit. I help them tap into their best human capacities such as their curiosity, intuition, wisdom, imagination and resilience. With a practical focus, I aim to enable leaders to translate new learning into purposeful action and sustainable change, creating value for various stakeholders by working systemically.
How I work
I work in thinking partnership with my clients, co-creating programmes and workshops around real challenges and broader strategic objectives, co-developing the solutions and skills they need. My Structure & Flow approach is adaptive and personalised, combining contracting, processes, frameworks and parameters with flexibility, spontaneity, creativity, joy and the emergent. It is also relational and often deeply personal. I work across disciplines and draw on various models and techniques, including feedback and experimentation. High professional standards and good ethical practice are important to me.
What I do
By providing safe and confidential spaces for dialogue and reflection, I enable clients to address their issues from new angles, helping them see patterns and blind spots, and shift the status quo. I help them find clarity on who they are, what matters to them, and what they want for their future, including their personal and collective purpose and contribution. In a joint inquiry, I support clients to think about their careers, to better understand conflict and ethical challenges, and to make informed decisions. Driving and managing change and identifying priorities, as much as (re-)gaining presence, balance and fulfilment, are also frequent topics I help with, among others.
Who I am
A British-German national based in Munich, I originally come from the north of England, though having lived and worked for many years in Germany and Spain, and also in China and former Czechoslovakia, I’m now rather a cultural hybrid. In Barcelona, I co-founded and ran a coaching and training company for 15 years. My previous careers were in publishing and teaching. Committed to my own personal and professional development, I appreciate supportive relationships, encouragement and feedback, as well as space and time for sense-making, calm and renewal. I’m especially interested in ethics, and also individual and collective trauma and its impact on behaviour and organisations.