My early experience in adult psychiatry in a London teaching hospital fired a lide long fascination for what motivates people to postively want to change their behaviour to achieve their goal. At a time when the NHS was well funded, I had the good fortune to be able to be trained in many cutting edge change approaches. When I left the NHS, I founded Two Way Talking, initially offering a wide range of soft skills training and after further professional development, broadening into leadership development and organisational change. I also qualified as a family mediator in the 90s, joining the FMA board (Family Mediators Association) training and assessing mediators and consulting to law firms in setting up legally aided mediation in the North East.
I returned to London in 2003 to focus on executive coaching in the corporate sector, in parallel with writing, speaking and facilitating. It was the perfect way to use my accumulated change experience where it could make the most difference. I hold an advanced coaching diploma from the Academy of Executive Coaching
I have worked at executive level with clients around the world from Deloitte, Freshfields, Deutsche Bank, Coca Cola Hellenic, Aegis, Slaughter and May, Weil Gotshal and Manges, Ashridge, Centrica and across Whitehall.
Coaching assignments are tailored to need. Sessions last between 1.5 and 2 hrs and I charge according to sector, size and seniority. Coaching goals with clear measures of success are agreed at the outset and reviewed at completion.
I have trained in: Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioural Tharapy, Gestalt Organisational Development, Transactional Analysyis, Socio-drama and Action Methods, Family Mediation and Supervision, NLP to master practioner level. I have the EQi in emotional intelligence with BPS levels A and B.
I am a member of APECS, The Association of Professional Executive Coaches and Supervisors.