Mary Foster

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West Wickham, BR4 9AJ
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Background and specialisms

I have been offering executive coaching for 15+ years, initially in the public sector and more recently across a range of industry sectors. I qualified as a coach supervisor in September 2021.

My specialisms are:

  • Coach supervision
  • Women and leadership
  • Leadership style and personal effectiveness
  • Strategic and political awareness
  • Resilience, stress management and work-life balance
  • Career development

My approach

My approach is person-centred and facilitative I help individuals to explore where they want to be and how to get there by recognising their strengths, the choices available to them and the things that get in the way.

Clients describe me as friendly and easy to work with; outcome-focused and action-oriented; positive and gently challenging.


“Having worked with Mary for almost 18 months, I have benefited hugely from her considered and constructive approach. Mary works with me through complex issues I encounter in my role - actively challenging my thinking, focusing on clarifying my plans and navigating complicated situations.

Personally, Mary has supported my development and transition into new roles, helping me clarify personal aims and objectives as well as making me reflect on strengths and opportunities rather than my default focus on my weaknesses! I look forward to my sessions with Mary and always find myself taking positive actions based on our conversations.”

2018, Lorna Thomson, Director, Research Support Office, University of Edinburgh

Training, qualifications & experience


  • ILM level 7 diploma in Executive Coaching & Mentoring
  • NLP Practitioner
  • MA in Guidance
  • Practitioner in: MBTI Steps 1 & 2; DISC; Facet5; Belbin.


13 years leadership training and executive coaching since setting up Mary Foster Consulting Ltd in 2007.

10 years as Senior Management Development Adviser, London Borough of Lewisham


£200.00 - £300.00
Free initial online session

Additional information

My coaching fees for a face to face session are £300+VAT per hour.

I also offer telephone or virtual coaching at a reduced rate of £200+VAT per hour.

The number and frequency of sessions will depend on individual need but I recommend 4-6 sessions at monthly intervals.

When I work

Monday to Friday

7 Seabrook Drive, West Wickham, BR4 9AJ

Type of session

In person


Mary Foster
Mary Foster