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About me

I help people with personal workplace issues so they can reduce stress, be happier at work and secure their financial income.

I coach people who are feeling lost, stressed, fearful, anxious, stuck or threatened at work. I understand first-hand the reasons people feel stuck in a job they dislike; lacking motivation; dissatisfied with their own level of achievement; powerless to change stressful working relationships. I also appreciate the impact on personal well-being, self-esteem and mental health.

With a career of over 20 years as a HR professional in large organisations such as Sony, Logica, Thames Water and TATA Consultancy Services I know how tough it can be when things aren't going the way you want. I'm experienced at working with individuals, line managers and their teams and I believe that each person deserves to be treated with respect and dignity.

I have always been pragmatic about life and business challenges and I use my expertise to help others tap-in, turn-on and tune-in to who they are, what they want and how they can live a fulfilling life both personally and professionally.

My coaching style is open and client-centred, challenging yet supportive. I may use practical tools and techniques to support our conversation, and more importantly, there is always time for reflection and exploration.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Professional Certified Coach
  • Gallup Accredited Strengths Coach
  • Trained in Hogan, NEO, Wave, OPQ psychometric instruments
  • Member of the International Coaching Federation
  • MA in Change and Organisational Learning
  • Fellow of the CIPD
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Personnel Management
  • NLP Master Practitioner

Other areas of coaching I deal with

• Well-being
• Staff coaching - performance, bullying, employment issues
• Workplace Relationships


Additional information

Please get in touch for a free 30 minute conversation which will provide an opportunity for us to explore what you want to achieve, the coaching options available and the associated costs.

When I work

I am available 9am to 7pm, Tuesday to Friday and occasionally Saturday mornings. If I’m unavailable please leave a message so I can return your call.

Further information

Typical clients have been individuals and professionals with a corporate background who find working life challenging for a number of different reasons.

Business clients I’ve worked with include:
• Sony UK
• Which?
• Thatcham Research
• Bradford & Bingley
• Cabinet Office Communications
• SmartWorks Charity

Mortimer Common, Reading, Berkshire, RG7

Type of session

In person