I am an independent coach, facilitator and trainer, specialising in helping individuals and groups create positive, sustainable change. I have run my own business for 25 years and I work primarily with small businesses, social enterprises and NGOs.

I am a Professional Certified Coach (‘PCC’) with the International Coaching Federation (‘ICF’), having trained with the Coaches Training Institute (‘CTI’) in 2006-2007 and I have a Masters in Human Resources Development.

I believe passionately that self-limiting talk is at the root of procrastination and lack of decision-making both at an individual and an organisational level; coaching and action learning enable people to tackle what is holding them back, plus build the confidence, positive messaging and momentum needed to take bold decisions and own their own potential to lead.

I facilitate Action Learning Sets for Lloyds and PwC sponsored programmes for the School for Social Entrepreneurs, based in Bristol.

I hold the first UK licencee of the Business Owners Programme developed by McKenna Smith Wessex.  This programme helps business owners to design, create and manage a business of which they are truly proud.

In 1990, I co-founded the Passport Programme with Janie Wilson – a course enabling individuals to manage change and career transition, and which we ran for 15 years.  I was part of the Framework consultancy group for 5 years, working with third sector and public sector organisations.  Prior to that, I ran all the internal training within the HQ of Save the Children, London, for 3 years.

One of the highlights of my week is my choir rehearsals; I also love my dog walks with our 2 labradors – especially now that both of our kids have left home. I am a trustee of Tewma – http://temwa.org – a small charity based in Bristol and which supports the very isolated and hard-to-reach communities of Northern Malawi to live in a more sustainable way.