Britta Siggelkow

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Leadership and Career Coach in the Built Environment | PCC
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

London, SE25
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Is this you?

  • Do you dread Monday mornings - feeling stuck, bored and disillusioned with work?
  • Are you unhappy with your pay, feeling unappreciated or just got passed up for a promotion?
  • Are you struggling with a difficult boss or colleague or a team who is not pulling their weight?
  • Have you taken on more responsibility and now feel overwhelmed by all the new skills you have to master
  • Are you overworked, working late or taking work home - struggling to balance work and family?
  • Are you ready to change your job/career or career direction and in need of a plan and the next step?

If any of the above rings true, welcome ... you are in the right place. Coaching can provide the catalyst to help you make the positive changes you want and get back on track. As a leadership and career coach I help mid-career professionals mid-career AEC professionals in the built environment - architects, engineers & construction professionals - create the working life they really want.

Based in London, UK, I work with clients all over the world via the telephone and internet. The coaching is available in English and German.

What I love most about coaching is the fact that it is completely focused on the positive - helping my clients to create inspiring visions for their life and work and supporting them on their journey to turn their dreams into reality.


I offer 3 distinct coaching programmes for AEC professionals in the built environment:

LEADERSHIP BOOST | 3-6 months bespoke coaching programme tailored to help overcome their specific leadership challenges.

FIRST 100 DAYS | 3 months structured bespoke coaching programme designed to offer independent, confidential support leaders to settle into a new senior role and position - following a job change or promotion.

NEW HORIZONS | 4-6 months structured linear career transition coaching programme designed to take mid-career AEC professionals from confusion to clarity about their career direction. 

For more details please visit my website.


  • Increased self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Enhanced decision making, delegation and leadership skills
  • Better interpersonal relationships
  • Improved time management, productivity and work-life balance
  • Better understanding of yourself and your leadership style
  • More impact and influence as a leader
  • A renewed sense of career direction - aligned with their initial vision, values & personal goals


  • Inspiration
  • Creativity
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Simplicity and the Skill in Abstraction
  • Lightness and Humour
  • Empathy, Perspective and Practical Insights - based on both my personal and working life experience - including more than 30 years professional experience as architect in the built environment in 3 different countries and transition to professional coaching at mid-career.
  • A coaching style that has been described as warm, facilitative, reflective and goal orientated.


I was born and raised in Germany. Following my studies in Hamburg I lived and worked in Europe and Australia for 15 years before settling happily in London as my chosen home. When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, exploring the various facets of London, walking and the outdoors, swimming and good food!

Training, qualifications & experience

I began my professional career over 30 years ago as architect. Having worked for various companies in Berlin, London and Sydney I eventually followed my passion for personal and business development and trained to become an accredited professional coach. 

My coach training is through leading international coach training institutes Coach U and CTI. I am accredited as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) by the International Coach Federation and hold a Certificate in Executive Coaching Practice awarded by Full Circle Global. I am a licensed Firework Career Coach as well as a trained Thinking Partner - certified by Nancy Kline's TIME TO THINK.

As a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), I work by the ICF Code of Ethics and regularly take part in the ICF Reciprocal Peer Coaching Programme.

I am committed to ongoing training and coaching as necessary process for my own growth and my own business. This ensures I provide the very best service to my clients, continue developing my skills as a coach and continue my own personal development.

Member organisations

UK International Coach Federation (ICF)

The International Coach Federation is the professional association for personal and business coaches worldwide.

Coaches can become accredited by the ICF, who have three grades of membership: Associate Certified Coach (ACC), Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and Master Certified Coach (MCC), with the different categories standing for different levels of training and experience. Master Certified Coach's have achieved a substantial level of training and experience.

Members of ICF are accountable to a professional code of ethics.

Other areas of coaching I deal with


I also offer leadership coaching support within an organisational context specifically for architects and designers in the built environment - helping practice owners and their teams with strategic thinking and planning for their businesses and careers. The services offer ranges from one-to-one engagements for practice owners to bespoke workplace coaching programmes for employees.

For more details please visit the THINK:BUILD website:


Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

A number coaching programmes are available.
For more details please visit my website .

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Evening appointments are also available by arrangement.

Further information


If you are thinking about having some coaching, but are not sure if it is for you or what it exactly involves, I offer a no obligation free 30 minutes consultation to clarify your questions around coaching.

At the end of our session you should have a real feel for whether or not coaching is right for you and I am the right coach for you. Everything we discuss will be held in the strictest of confidence. There is no obligation to continue if this is not the right time to begin coaching.

All sessions will be conducted by phone or Zoom video.


"I approached Britta to help me gain some clarity around my personal and professional goals. Britta helped me enforce an awareness of my personal skill set and clarify what was important to the practice but also to my own work-life balance. The sessions were engaging and thought provoking and I always felt that they were tailored to me. Her coaching has helped me cement core values and help me feel more assured in the direction of my career. I could not recommend Britta highly enough, her coaching and feedback has been invaluable and I now feel better equipped to drive the practice and my career forward."

"Britta is brilliant at helping to synthesise random ideas into a coherent frame and meaningful direction. She inspires action, and results, through her natural curiosity and unwavering optimism. Even though we were communicating from either side of the equator, between the UK and Australia, her energy propelled me to work towards achieving personal and professional goals I had only ever previously imagined."

“Excellent Coach, great style, professional structure, powerful questions, client-centric. I strongly recommend Britta as a Coach!”

"... Britta has a very clean style of coaching, which maintains great structure and focus for the session. She helped me to prioritise my outcomes, maintained a focus on my agenda and called my attention to when the agenda seemed to be shifting to clarify connection to my goal. I appreciated this...."

"... You managed to provide 'focus' & 'regularity' toward my photography endeavours. With your searching questions on my aspirations & realisation of my abilities the culmination of your coaching has brought me to a place of an exciting chapter in my career ... I think the phrase is 'making it happen'. Rather than talk about goals & desires it is important to 'act' upon them. Your coaching has been excellent whereby I feel an 'energy rush' leading up to and at the end of our sessions. You have brought 'clarity' to the possibilities of my skills and potential ..."

"I would really recommend Britta to professionals wishing to improve self awareness, confidence and professional performance at all levels. I personally found the insights and exercises very valuable as a mid-level professional with significant project responsibilities. The coaching improved my relationship with my employers and my own ability to manage stress and recognise my strengths and the added value I am personally able to bring to any situation, professional and personal."

"Sometimes you just need to be asked the right questions to see the answers that have always been there in front of you. It looks simple but it isn't, and Britta masters that art to perfection."

"Britta is a safe pair of hands as a coach: She is very focused and disciplined in her approach and she was a tremendous help in tackling two very important challenges in my life. The way she also pays attention to nonverbal signs and energy shifts and reflects it back is very powerful and helped me be more aware of what was “really” happening for me. I came out of this coaching programme with a very specific action plan and I strongly recommend Britta as a coach."

"Britta is an excellent listener and communicator, with a positive and supportive demeanor. She asks just the right questions, and her paraphrasing is just delicious. She helped me stay focused and reach momentum with new perspectives and energy. I highly recommend Britta."

"Britta is a very open and friendly coach - we developed rapport quickly and I looked forward to each session. She's an attentive listener and gave me the space to explore my thinking and ideas with gentle nudges along the way to make sure I didn't skip over (or avoid!) underlying issues. She doesn't waste time delving for detail, instead uses great questions to help the client explore their own observations and interpretations of given situations. I would highly recommend Britta as an effective coach for professionals seeking to improve their own effectiveness, with the added bonus that she's a lovely warm human being!"

"Britta provided a structure that was thought provoking and left room for creative solutions. Her coaching is very client centered, and delivered with empathy and authenticity. I was able to get clear on ways to move forward that were both priority based, manageable and practical while maintaining an important sense of quality to my goals. Britta is both sensitive and smart, organised and creative, and a talented coach. I highly recommend her, and enjoyed our time coaching very much."

“… Britta´s coaching style is gentle and structured which allowed me to feel secure and able to commit to the process. As a result I was able to improve my focus and performance at work whilst refining my mid-term vision. …”

"Britta is warm, organised, light hearted and a wonderful listener. I highly enjoyed our coaching sessions and appreciate the many insights I gained during our sessions."

"Britta's coaching style is gentle yet firm and she has exceptional reflective listening skills which made me feel safe and supported at times I simply needed to download to move forward. With Britta's coaching, I made a dramatic shift from the first to last session. I gained a new perspective, boost of confidence, and the energy to pursue one of several possible paths."

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Britta Siggelkow
Britta Siggelkow