Cecile Hemery

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Career and Executive Coach (ICF PCC)
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London NW3 & Bicester OX26
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About me

As a former Tech director turned coach, I specialise in supporting quiet, under-appreciated, introverted or sensitive leaders. I help them navigate professional crossroads and find meaning, impact and drive in their work - and their lives.

You will regain confidence, focus and motivation. Excitement for what is to come. You will learn again to make decisions in alignment with again.

𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗺𝗮𝘆 𝗯𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴

🔹 You have a good career and you are in a relatively senior role, although this is more by chance and hard work than by design,

🔹 You really care about your team but you are doubting your ability to be a good leader,

🔹 You have lost momentum and opportunities are fewer,

🔹 You increasingly wonder if this is what you want in your life,

🔹 You want to have a bigger impact and you are tired of being in a space that feels too small and limiting for you.


🔸 You feel stuck in your current role because you’re not sure what you could be doing instead,

🔸 You are in a comfortable position and you wonder if a change would be reasonable or sensible,

🔸 You want your next step to matter. You are ready to do “whatever it takes” to do it right, but you don’t know what that might be or what it entails.

𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝗜 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗵𝗲𝗹𝗽

🌱 We will work together to help you sort through the threads and untangle the knots,

🌱 We will clarify what is really important to you,

🌱 We will identify the direction to go towards, the steps that will get you there and where to start.

I have been exactly where you are. It took me years to understand what was holding me back in my career and what I really wanted. I can help you fast-track that process, guide you and help you to move forward.

If you are ready to make changes and find answers, contact me today so we can explore together how to support you.

Private coaching packages start at £1350.

𝗟𝗼𝗼𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗰𝗼𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗺𝘀 𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝘀𝗼𝗹𝘂𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗼𝗿𝗴𝗮𝗻𝗶𝘀𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻?

I also offer corporate 1:1 coaching, mentoring, team coaching, workshops and training services solutions. My team and I design solutions to meet your specific business needs. Contact me to discuss how we can help you.

𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝘁𝗼 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗰𝘁 𝗺𝗲

👉 Schedule a first exploratory chat : https://calendly.com/walayance/letschat or send me a DM

👉 For more information: https://linktr.ee/walayance

👉 Follow me on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chemery/

👉 Follow me on Instagram: @walayance

𝘐 𝘢𝘮 𝘢 𝘤𝘦𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘧𝘪𝘦𝘥 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘧𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘤𝘰𝘢𝘤𝘩 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘮 𝘢𝘤𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘐𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘊𝘰𝘢𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘍𝘦𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 (𝘗𝘊𝘊 𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘥𝘦).


Before becoming a coach, I worked for 15 years in the Video Games and Mobile industry in Marketing and Product roles (Free-to-play, Monetisation, CRM, Live operations).


🧊 Ice Breakers You Can Talk To Me About 😊

📺 Your favorite TV shows

🐱 How lovely and crazy cats are

📚 The gifts of being an introvert

🏃‍♀️ Are you a parkrunner?

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Professional Certified Coach accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF PCC)
  • Certified Positive Intelligence Coach (CPQC)
  • Licensed Heartmath Coach
  • Energy Leadership Index Master Practionner (ELI-MP)
  • Evidenced-based Cognitive Behavioral Hypnotherapy (Dip CBH)
  • Master degree in Management


  • Over 1000 hours of 1 to 1 coaching experience,
  • 15-year corporate experience in Tech in Leadership positions,
  • Multicultural and expat experience (I have lived and worked in France, Argentina, Singapore and Spain as well as in the UK).


  • Mental health, Psychology and Philosophy,
  • Meditation,
  • Introversion and Hypersensitivity

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

Career Coaching | Personal Development | Confidence | Self Esteem | Motivation | Hypersensitivity (HSP) | Introverts | Leadership | Purpose | Midlife Crisis | Mid-career itch | Influence | Communication skills | Transitions | Strategy


£200.00 - £300.00
Free initial online session

Additional information

Individual private coaching packages


Kickstart your journey to growth and gain focus and clarity

  • 6x1-hour coaching sessions
  • WhatsApp and email support in between sessions
  • Get clarity on what you want
  • Create foundations for lasting change
  • Valid for 3 months

💡 Best for short-term goals


Accelerate your personal and professional growth

  • 12x1-hour coaching sessions
  • WhatsApp and email support in between sessions
  • Leadership Assessment included
  • Get clarity on what you want
  • Create sustainable change
  • Navigate your way through change with support and accountability
  • Valid for 6 months

💡 Best for mid-term to long-term goals

​If you have any questions or want to start working together, book a chat on my calendar for a no-obligation initial conversation using the link below ⬇️ 



Gain clarity on how you show up in work and life

  • Access to online Energy Leadership® Index attitudinal assessment (20 min to complete)
  • 2-hour results debrief and coaching conversation (you will be sent the recording)
  • Get awareness of how you approach life and situations
  • Identify what is holding you back and what to do about it

💡 The Leadership Assessment is included in the Pathfinder Package.

For more details, or if you are ready, contact me and let's talk!

Every coaching relationship starts with an initial no-obligation discussion about what you want to achieve within coaching, to work out whether I am the best fit for what you need and whether we could work together successfully. At the same time, I will talk about what coaching is and isn’t so that the boundaries are clear.


When I work

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"Cecile has been a fantastic partner during my career transition. She is an empathic listener who helped me cut through the noise and focus on my goals. Her coaching style is very supportive but at the same time pragmatic, and she challenged me when I needed a push. Thanks to Cecile, I was able to navigate the change with confidence and clarity. I highly recommend Cecile to anyone looking for an authentic and effective coach to overcome both professional and personal challenges." - International Development consultant

"Cecile is an empathetic and insightful coach. She helped me to discover a path to a more fulfilling professional life. Over six months of coaching she nudged and encouraged me to think in a fresh way about my behaviours. Thank you Cecile!" - Head of Finance

"It is with great pleasure that I recommend the coaching services of Cecile. She possesses an authentic and deep connection with her clients. Her ability to create a safe and comforting space allowed me to explore my aspirations and doubts with confidence. I am sure that you will continue to guide and inspire many others on their ways. Thanks !" - Account Manager

"Cecile’s superpower as a coach lies in her ability to exude compassion whilst also challenging you to dig deep and be honest about your fears, hopes and aspirations. She’s empowered me to navigate limiting beliefs, held me accountable to my goals and been my most vocal and passionate cheerleader. I’d strongly encourage anyone seeking higher self awareness and improved performance in all aspects of their life to partner with Cecile - she’s absolutely fantastic." - Client Director

"We all get to a moment (or several) in which we know something needs to change, most likely from us. Those moments are scary, confusing, and exhausting. Sometimes we only have questions or not even that; maybe it is just a gut feeling, which may be related to our professional career, personal life or often to both. 
Going through one of these changing periods, I met Cecile, and change turned into something approachable. 
Working together, she helped me to face challenges, past and present, even the ones I didn't know about but that were impacting me. Cecile has an exceptional capacity to listen and channel thoughts that sometimes we cannot put into words. With Cecile, you can find and listen to your own clear voice without the noise of others' expectations. 
I find it very valuable that she approaches our sessions together from reality. There is knowledge and expertise but also her own experience of going through a career change. I love books, but working with Cecile is not something you could replace with reading specific essays or theories; she brings something unique and irreplaceable to your journey, making it less fearsome and definitely more exciting. I'm so grateful to have had the opportunity to meet and work with Cecile, and I would recommend it if you want to enjoy the ride." - Senior Art Director

"Working with Cecile was enlightening and refreshing. Helped me unlock a lot of limiting thoughts that had been holding me back for a long time and address them head-on. She's gentle, patient, highly perceptive and a great guide. Been a pleasure having her as my coach!" - User Research Lead

"After struggling my whole adult life to find my professional path, Cécile helped me finally understand what I really want from my career, and how to get it. She helped me ask myself the important questions, and didn't let me shy away from difficult answers! She is unfailingly kind and supportive, constantly reminding me to not get bogged down in doubt but to focus on my proven skills and successes, and to build from there. She also challenged some of my basic assumptions about my relationship to work, helping me learn to reduce my stress and find a better work/life balance." - Chief Operating Officer

“Cecile has been amazing, she has helped me to see work situations, my career development and my personal development from new and refreshing perspectives. She has taught me new ways of coping/ approaching life's challenges and coping strategies. I look forward to our sessions together and always get meaningful insights.” - Learning Specialist

"Introduced to Cecile's coaching service by a friend, I was lucky enough to find my myself being guided through a journey of self discovery and self exploration which left me feeling much more clarity, space and peace of mind. Having done a few coaching programs previous to Walayance Coaching, I can highly recommend Cecile's gentle and holistic approach, using different methods to access what's sitting inside and touching on all different levels of coaching whether that's for personal or executive clarity and growth."- Head of Marketing

"I recently had the opportunity to embark in a coaching/self-discovery journey with Cecile and I can't recommend her enough. She could always find the right topics to work on, the right questions to ask and helped me unlock numerous situations. Her gentle and holistic approach made my me feel extremely empowered and positive after each session. So thank you Cecile for you guidance!" - Business Analyst

"Cécile helped me reframe my unstructured thoughts to obtain clarity, where I could then take actions towards a direction which felt right for me! Her support has been key to reaching my goal!" - Chief Marketing Officer

"5/5- My experience with Cecile was wonderful. Using a combination of all of her skills she organically supported me and helped me on my way to healing some childhood traumas. She’s got such a beautiful calm energy and I felt very comfortable to be honest and express myself to her. Her language was always clear and non judgemental and her ability to listen and really hear what was going on within me, and then identify an appropriate action, was remarkable. I was surprised how much came out during the sessions and how quickly I made progress. Cecile made it clear that she was there for me outside of the sessions also which was a great comfort at time’s. I have gone through other therapies which definitely held their merit for me at the time, but what I loved about Cecile’s approach, is it was one of questioning. This room for self expression is freeing and enables one to build self trust and confidence as we work out all that’s been suppressed within. I highly recommend her services and will always be grateful for the help she gave me" - Dance Teacher and Performer

London, Camden, NW3

Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX26

Type of session


Types of client

Adults (25-64)

Additional languages


Online platforms

Google Meet


Cecile Hemery
Cecile Hemery