I am a teacher, ICF-accredited professional coach and expert facilitator. I have a passion for well-designed, immersive learning which enables people to realise their full potential and engage with their work with creativity, wisdom and confidence.


[1] I trained in 2012-13 with the world’s leading coach training school and continue to learn from thought leaders in the field of inner leadership such as Brené Brown, Rick Hanson, Jack Kornfield, Kristen Neff, Tara Brach and Parker J Palmer - as well from as my clients, colleagues and students.

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‘Official’ biography

I am a Certified Professional Co Active® Coach (CPCC), trained at the Coaches Training Institute, the world’s leading coach training school. I am also an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) and member of the ICF (International Coaching Federation). 

I speak regularly on personal development and ‘inner leadership’ topics including: authenticity and values-based leadership; resilience; inner confidence; Imposter Syndrome; confident speaking; self-compassion and mindfulness and more.

I am a committed life-long learner and regularly attend programmes and courses to enhance my coaching, teaching and facilitation. I spend time with Buddhists and Quakers because I value their wisdom, curiosity, compassion and commitment to human connection. My work is non-denominational but I draw on my learning from these and other relationships.

Prior to my coaching and personal development work, I enjoyed a 23-year career in academic publishing working with publishers, university libraries, researchers, technology companies and more. I held senior management and C-level positions, worked with organisations of all sizes from start-ups to large global players, and conducted business in over fifty countries. I also spent five wonderful years in international development in part as a trainer, and training and people development have been core to my work ever since.