Leadership, Executive, Life & Career Coach & Mentor for Theatre and the Arts
I believe that coaching can be transformative, it was for me.
Leadership/Executive Coaching - I can help you to become the leader you aspire to be, help you to problem solve or simply give you time and space to think.
Just starting out or mid-career? Coaching is an invaluable tool to help you grow in confidence and develop leadership skills or simply to work out what's next.
Mentoring - new to management; senior and leadership roles; technical and production; stage managers; general and operations managers; HR.
How I can help you - I will support you by giving you focused time to think to work through options; asking you incisive questions to help you to formulate ideas, unlock solutions and figure out your next steps.
About me - I have over 25 years leadership experience in theatre, opera, live music, circus, events and I was a senior leader for over 13 years at the Albany, Roundhouse and Almeida across technical, production, operations and general management.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training and Accreditation:
Relational Dynamics 1st (RD1st)/CAW accredited.
Sharpen the Saw (RD1st Advanced Coaching Skills)
Association for Coaching Member (MAC).
I've coached executives and arts leaders at all levels.
I coach and mentor Stage Managers looking to move into a new kind of role, as I did back in 2008.
Thirteen years senior leadership experience at the Albany, Roundhouse and Almeida.
Over 25 years in arts leadership roles from stage manager to operations director.
Association for Coaching (AC)
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Areas of coaching I deal with
Free initial telephone or online session
Free introductory call to discuss what you want to achieve from coaching and how I can help you do that. If we choose to move forward together we'll also discuss rates and number of sessions.
I offer a discount if you book and prepay for a coaching series in advance - usually 8 sessions over 4 months or 6 sessions over 3 months. This includes email support between sessions.
When I work
I can be flexible on when I coach, so do get in touch if you'd need to meet at a different time and I'll do my best to accommodate you.
I met with Fiona several times during a change-laden time when I needed some balanced perspective.
Fiona’s ability to support and challenge my thinking led me to new insights which ultimately, enhanced my professional growth. She quickly understood my background and needs and offered specific questions that evoked greater clarity and efficiencies. I would thoroughly recommend her expertise, not to mention she’s an absolute dream to work with! HC.
I was really interested in the idea of coaching as was at a moment in my career when I felt like I wanted to take a step back and look at my style, my strengths, my weaknesses etc from a bigger picture perspective.
Fiona really enabled me to do that as well as helping me deal with specific work situations in the moment. She listened with care and used the sessions to guide my thinking and the way in which I examined and thought of each situation. It was invaluable time spent on myself. (FM).
Having someone truly listen and then become a guide, has helped me to gain proper insight and a way forward with my problems - and that is a gift. Fiona does this with ease, clearly cares and makes sure there are real actions taken to move forward, thank you. (AL).
In person coaching:
On Tuesdays you'll usually find me in the Members' Lounge at the Royal Festival Hall for coaching in person and with a lovely view of the Thames. It's fully accessible with a mix of comfy seats and tables and chairs.