I’m an executive coach, agile coach, facilitator, and trainer who helps organisations develop the mindset, learning capacity, and skills to thrive through change. My clients find our work together transformative, and come from diverse professional and cultural backgrounds. I’m a specialist in agile development frameworks and agile coaching for leaders and teams. My practice is based in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom, and I engage with clients all over the UK, Europe, and the US with virtual meeting tools and on-site work.
Many of my clients are organisations who want to transform their culture, leaders, and teams to get products and services to market more quickly, and to thrive in highly competitive environments. I also work with individuals in career transition and for many years coached professionals through Careers Springboard in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire.
Contact me directly if you want to know more about working with me in one-to-one coaching.
Prior to becoming a coach, I delivered enterprise software projects for over twenty years as a project and programme manager, before that a principal technology consultant, and before that a software developer. I have tremendous empathy for people doing the challenging and high-stress work in development organisations, having done many of those roles myself.
I design workshops and full learning programmes as part of organisational change programmes. The most successful learning programmes are implemented with an engaged sponsor and a clear understanding of why they need to change. I have proven effective at facilitating discussions with a cross-section of stakeholders to understand your expected business outcomes clearly. I will recommend tools for measuring the impact of our work together.
As a leadership coach, I have successfully coached leaders to:
- Develop strategic thinking
- Improve communication with colleagues and business partners
- Energise their leadership team
- Develop an agile mindset to manage projects more effectively
- Navigate a path through a career transition
My continuing professional development takes in the latest thinking in leadership, effective teams, product innovation, and business agility. I believe all of these domains are important to be effective in my coaching practice.
I have resisted the temptation to display a page full of the various badges and certificates I’ve worked hard to attain. Here are the ones relevant to my coaching practice:
Future Focus Coaching is an ICAgile Member Organisation and I am an approved instructor for Agile Fundamentals and Agile Coaching. I co-developed the latter with the coaching faculty at QA, a UK-based training organisation. Details about my company’s Agile Fundamentals course can be found here.
I also have certifications from Scrum.org, IDEO, APMG, and Axelos. Details of those can be found on my LinkedIn profile or on request.
Pro bono work
I actively support the BBOWT Wildlife Trust by doing voluntary work at their reserves in Tring, Buckinghamshire; and for Apps for Good, an innovative schools programme that teaches important skills to children to help them in business, career, and tech. I am currently looking for a trustee or NED role – please do get in touch if you have a vacancy.
I love getting outdoors for hillwalking, kayaking, skiing, running — anything that involves mountains or mud!
Stay in touch
I regularly blog and write articles, published here on the website, on Medium, and social media channels. I am a natural extrovert and get energy from all of my conversations with friends, colleagues, and business partners. Please stay in touch to let me know about your challenges and successes.
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