Background

Graduating with a degree and PhD in Psychology from Liverpool University, I moved on to researching organizational change strategies, engagement, performance and well-being in the manufacturing industry at the University of Sheffield before stepping into a consultancy role for a short period with a psychometric test publisher.  The early part of my career provided broad, practical insight into human aspects of organisational change, performance and well-being.

Initially running executive and graduate level corporate assessment /development  programmes, I then brought my organisational systems and individual assessment work together supporting Management Due Diligence services at Burlington Consultants. I worked alongside a Corporate Strategist who led the service, before we moved together to work independently when Burlington was absorbed into Deloittes.

I started coaching in the early 2000’s, completing a counselling qualification to deepen my core coaching skill set in 2003. I was at the forefront of bringing together the coaching profession and psychology profession, co-proposing the development of the Special Group in Coaching Psychology of the British Psychological Society, where I spent six years as part of the executive team.

In addition to running a busy coaching and coaching supervision practice, I write, am a frequent speaker at conferences on regenerative coaching and climate coaching, and a disruptive thinker and actor within my profession. I have received awards for my work in the profession of coaching and coaching psychology.

Working as a psychologist and coach, I have worked with National and Global organisations, with most of my experience within Defence, Central Government, Regulatory bodies, Financial Investment, Global Technology, Manufacturing, Media and Mining, with some experience of working in most sectors over my 30 year career.

Recently, I co-founded the Climate Coaching Alliance, a global community designed to accelerate the capability of coaches and the wider coaching profession to work effectively with leaders across industries, professions and communities around the world who are grappling with deep systemic issues around climate and environmental breakdown.

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