Transferring into coaching from international stockbroking in 1998, I was one of the first qualified coaches in the UK. I taught for 5 years on the faculty of Coach University (now CoachInc), going on to design and teach the top coaching accreditation for the Institute of Leadership and Management.
I created the coaching department in a leading Welsh leadership and development and was responsible for training many CEOs and senior directors in the NHS in coaching skills and approaches. I was selected from over 900 applications to become one of 25 senior executive coaches on the NHS coaching panel.
In 2005 I became one of the first Master Certified Coaches in the UK. I put the business of coaching on the map for major UK coaching conferences, running panels and driving the awareness of coaches of the need for stronger businesses to support the work they love. I wrote for two years on this topic for Coaching At Work.
I work at the top of organisations and businesses and across many sectors: Public education sector, IT, private equity, universities, global media, government, mutual society, insurance, wealth management, global toys, global pharma, aeronautics, publishing and national health.
I’ve considerable experience in group work and senior coaching contracts. I also have expertise in one-off laser coaching sessions for groups going through culture change.
I also chair discussions and panels for companies and conferences.
In addition to my long term private coaching practice I run a business called Drum (www.leaderdrums.co.uk) – for genuine connection and resourcefulness between leaders in their own organisations and across industries.
My early career was in property and finance, and I spent time in Asia as a stockbroker, with UBS. From there I covered the subcontinent and South East Asia markets. I transitioned into coaching in 1998.
I live in the Black Mountains in Wales, working nationally and internationally from there.