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Experienced Executive & Accredited Coach

About me

I work with Senior Leader who are new in their position. Enabling my clients to overcome the challenges we all face when making the change to a more strategic leadership role.

Senior Leadership can leave you feeling alone with limited options to seek advice.  And this increases as more people look to you for direction. Working as your coach, we will develop a built on trust. We will explore your core beliefs, feelings, and future vision. You will gain clarity about your internal and external limiting beliefs.  And together we will develop your confidence the excel in your new leadership challenges.

Having held strategic leadership roles, I understand the fear, uncertainty, and responsibility of working at this level. There is a familiar cycle of excitement and exhilaration at the opportunities you face. This is tightly coupled with a fear and dread of being publicly “found out.” This fear pushes you to take on more challenges to “prove” you are capable. It is easy to become stuck in the repeating patterns and behaviours we feel others expect of us.

The behaviours that brought you success in the past are not necessarily the same behaviours you will need as you continue your leadership journey. But letting go of the behaviours that have served you well is something we all struggle with. Coaching can help you achieve this leadership transformation whilst balancing a healthy personal and professional life… and maintaining your mental well-being.

Does any of this seem familiar to you?

As your coach, I will be there to support you on your journey for as long as you need help and support. Encouraging you to “trust your gut” and listen deeply to your own intuitive sense. Helping you become the leader that deep-down you always knew you could be.

Whatever your starting point, I can help you navigate your way ahead, so email me or give me a call today on 07565 310696

Training, qualifications & experience

I am both a qualified Executive Coach and an experienced senior leader. I bring together real-world experience of Senior Leadership with high quality training and qualifications in Coaching & Mentoring.

Coaching experience

ILM Logo     Level7 Executive Coaching & Mentoring

EMCC LogoEMCC Associate Membership

Work Experience

2019 - Present  CEO & Founder

Founded an associate model consultancy practice  delivering operational transformation and culture change to organisations across the UK.

2014 - 2019 Cultural Transformation

Working at director level in the automotive sector for a large car manufacturer.  Designing and delivering people-centric cultural transformation programmes.

2003 - 2014 Business Break Through

Designing and delivering people/process/systems transformations to provide step-change improvements in operational performance.

Member organisations


European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC)

EMCC UK is part of the Europe-wide European Mentoring & Coaching Council.

Together their aim is to promote good practice and the expectation of good practice in mentoring and coaching across Europe.

EMCC is an independent, impartial and non-profit making organisation.


£125.00 per session
Free initial online session

Additional information

from £125 per session

Additional information

  • The sessions will last approximately an hour long.
  • We will agree the number of sessions at the outset, most clients find having 6-12 sessions most useful.
  • Sessions are usually weekly or fortnightly but this is completely flexible to suit you.
  • Payments are made on a session by session basis. You are not tied into any long-running contact.

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Further information

Do you have more questions about how Coaching to help transform your career to the next level?

Book a Free initial telephone session.

Durham Business Group N E Ltd, Portland House, Belmont Business Park, Durham, DH1 1TW

Type of session

In person

Types of client


Key details

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