I am an internationally-experienced executive coach and organisational consultant, working with clients across sectors and disciplines including General Management, Commercial, Financial, Technology, Manufacturing and Supply Chain, Sales & Marketing and Medical.
My experience spans 10 years with BP plc in the UK and 8 years with Novartis in Switzerland, enjoying leadership and consultancy roles in Sales & Marketing and HR. My final role was Head of Talent Management, Organisational Development & Staffing for Novartis Pharma Manufacturing, a global organisation of 12,000 associates and 24 manufacturing sites.
I work with clients to support their understanding of their motivations and strengths, generating greater insight into their unconscious barriers to fulfilling their potential whether through individual coaching or team development. My aim is to facilitate understanding of how the client`s patterns interplay with the organisation and wider environment, to refine their own identity as an effective, influential and resilient leader. My style is described by clients as warm, supportive, challenging and practical.
I take a process and practice approach to working with teams, situating the work in their context and performance requirements. This is the content of the sessions and they are generally arranged as a series of sessions with focus on the aspects of team development - from primary purpose through to stakeholder engagement. Previous clients have described my approach as sensitive, practical, unobtrusive, insightful and practice-oriented.
I am currently deepening my professional coach practice at the internationally-renowned Tavistock (Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust) for senior practitioner accreditation with the European Coaching & Mentoring Council. While most coaching tends to take place at the more senior end of organisations, I would describe my coaching as Workplace Coaching. The "executive" refers to the executive functions of an individual to plan and deliver work on behalf of the organisation. I work directly with organisations as a coach and also with private individuals seeking to refine their effectiveness in the world of work.