About Me

I’ve been developing organisations, individuals and teams from the inside and as a consultant for over 20 years and in that time have built a deep understanding of how to sustain cultural change.

Engagement, motivation and shared purpose go hand in hand, and my work will show you how to implement change to truly feel the benefits.

Approach

In my experience, change occurs when we focus on understanding what we can do, instead of what we can’t. If we allow individuals, teams and organisations the time to truly understand this for themselves rather than using coercion, then change will be sustainable.

I believe that relationships built on trust, honesty and transparency are essential to achieving your aims. So I encourage and facilitate development programmes, cultures and working practices built around an open exchange of ideas and values.

My OD work focusses on assessing cultures and working practices in support of change and growth. I look at how people experience their working life and ways to improve that, for them and for the organisations who employ them.

My coaching work revolves around a simple premise: change starts within. I encourage the individuals or teams I engage with to increase awareness of their current reality and from there move forwards. At every stage of this my focus is on appreciating their wider environment, rather than considering them in isolation.

Over the years I have held senior leadership positions myself in addition to working closely with others who do. For me to be effective, the industry or size of an organisation is less important than where they currently find themselves and I have successfully delivered work in a wide array of settings.

Years of training and experience within multiple industry sectors and organisations has given me a solid, pragmatic approach grounded in Gestalt psychology and practical experience of working with individuals dealing with uncertain situations. People tell me I am calm, considered and bring a good sense of humour to my work.

Experience working in: Consulting, Marketing Research Sales and Marketing, Advertising and Communications, Customer Services, Financial Services, Not for Profit, and Higher Education.

My qualifications

Institute of Leadership and Management,  ILM 7 PG Cert Executive Coaching
Gestalt Centre, PG Dip Humanistic Counselling: Gestalt Therapy
Liverpool John Moores University, BSc (Hon) Applied Microbiology

Other courses:

Gestalt Institute of Cleveland, Enhance your skills as an intervener
Academy of Executive Coaching, Systemic Team Coaching
Advanced People Strategies, Hogan psychometrics certification
Gestalt Centre, Gestalt in OD in practice

Professional Memberships

Accredited Member BACP
Accredited Member Association for Coaching
Member I-L-M