We may use fantastic resources and techniques, but just as important are the people delivering it to you. We only work with the best.
We may use fantastic resources and techniques, but just as important are the people delivering it to you. We only work with the best.
Anna is an experienced designer of learning interventions including workshops, programmes and conferences in the private and public sector; for groups from 6 to 300. She is a specialist in talent, leadership, organisation development and engagement; demonstrating empathy, curiosity and a desire to help individuals of all ages and backgrounds achieve their potential.
Anna has 20 years’ experience across a range of sectors including Health, Education, Energy, Retail and Finance, holding Senior HR roles before starting her consultancy 7 years ago. She is a School Governor for a local primary school.
Designing, developing and facilitating individual and group / team interventions, including webinars in the following key areas:
"A chance to breathe, think and self-reflect. The different models Anna shared to inform my thinking were extremely useful. I see myself applying what I have learnt very much, as we are facing large scale change."
Deputy Director of People and OD, North West NHS Foundation Trust
Caroline has a BA (Hons) degree in Law from Cambridge University, is a non-practising Barrister, has a PG Diploma in Career Development and Management, holds the QCD (Qualification in Career Development), and is undertaking an MSc. in the Psychology of Work at University of Leicester.
She is a member of the Association for Business Psychology and the Association for Coaching and regularly undertakes Continuing Professional Development.
Greg Garner, Senior Consultant, Strategy and Business Design , Atkins, UK
Carolyn has worked with businesses for the past 25 years in a range of roles to support business development from start-up to high growth. She has designed and delivered training in all aspects of business development, leadership and management training. She is an experienced workshop facilitator and is able to communicate complex ideas effectively. She has worked across the commercial, community and voluntary sectors which gives her a breadth of understanding of business challenges.
Carolyn joined the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Programme at Aston Business School as a Programme Tutor in 2012, supporting four cohorts of business owners on the high growth programme to develop effective high growth plans and providing coaching to develop the business owners’ leadership and management skills.
Carolyn is a Member of the Association for Coaching and has an MA in Coaching from the University of Warwick. The focus of her dissertation was Coaching Scale-up Entrepreneurs. She also has a BA in French and Linguistics, a Diploma in Management Studies and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is a lifelong learner and is an active participant in continuous professional development; recent sessions have included Existential Coaching, Coaching Women to Success and Coaching with Neuroscience.
"My coaching sessions have been fantastic with Carolyn, she has been a cool, calm and challenging confidant during my complicated exit from current role. Carolyn was a trusted ear from initial decision making through to finalising my exit, and her calm, methodical approach has helped me structure my thoughts through the process. I can’t recommend Carolyn enough for executive coaching"
Paul Bayliss, Operations Director, Capula
Christine is an experienced CIPD qualified Coach, Facilitator and HR Consultant, who has worked with private and public sector clients and students on Career Management, Development and Transition for a number of years. Most recently, she has been working as a Leader of Employability within Education.
She has a passion for energising, motivating and building confidence in individuals and teams, through coaching and workshops. She likes to help individuals recognise and believe in their potential and identify their key skills to support their development.
As part of Christine’s coaching role, she has also been designing, building and delivering bespoke workshops into organisations such as the Institute of Physics and into schools; most recently, Eton.
Previous to this role, Christine worked for 18 years within HR for the Energy and Financial Services industries, covering Change Management and Communications, Learning and Development, UK and International HR Operations, Relationship Management, Graduate Recruitment and Process Transformation.
Christine has Certificates in Performance and Stress Management Coaching and is qualified as a BPS Level A and B assessor. She is also a Level 3 Careers Leader.
"I have had the good fortune to experience Christine in both group and 1:1 contexts. I was struck by her expertise, positivity and the ability to connect at a personal level with a variety of different people in varying degrees of stress - all in a very short period of time. Her facility to activate people's faith in their ability to address their situations, as well as coach them through various forms of action to make good on this shift, was very much appreciated by myself and others who worked with her."
Consultant Psychiatrist, Southern Health Foundation Trust
Her new book Drawing for Health and Wellbeing, published by Emerald Publishing is rooted in her PhD on drawing for thinking, Curie presents research on the substantial value of drawing for health, healthcare and improving wellbeing followed up with ways to practically engage with drawing. She is an acclaimed thought-leader, facilitator, presenter, and writer on creative approaches to think through complexity.
Curie trained as a medical doctor, taught for 18 years in Higher Education and now is freelance. She is active on social media and has enjoyed being on radio and television.
"Curie is an exceptional coach: she has the ability to listen intently, to register all the details, and to then cut through to the truth. She’s extremely perceptive, intelligent, respectful and kind – and has really helped me with bringing some order into my thinking. Where I had a sense of fear and confusion before, I now feel excited again about my future, and I know what my next steps are towards a brighter, more fulfilled time in my life."
Further Education Lecturer
After starting out as an academic zoologist, Dr. Steve Hutchinson realised he preferred coaching people to observing flies and so switched fields and since has been at the forefront of academic development practice – having led programmes and units at the Universities of York and Leeds. After defecting to set up his own consulting company he has designed and delivered successful leadership, communication and effectiveness development programmes for a range of HE institutions internationally. He's worked on change interventions for several UK HEIs and has led programmes for many other organisations in the public and private sectors. He is a fully accredited executive coach and has worked with many individual academic leaders and professionals from across the world.
He’s published books on Doctoral Supervision, Experiential Learning, Coaching and Mentoring and Educational Leadership.
"Full of energy, ideas and commitment to the client. Listens, acknowledges inputs, and builds on others’ ideas. When you work with Steve Hutchinson the bar is set high and he expects you to deliver the same. Exactly what I like."
Before becoming an independent consultant, Emma’s background was in the corporate sector where she managed BP’s graduate and intern selection. She is now a qualified coach in the academic and corporate sectors.
Her aim is to enable individuals to manage their own development and future and perform to the best of their ability. Clients include: Warwick Business School, London School of Economics, London College of Communication, Centrica and the Helmholtz Association in Germany.
"In her coaching Emma blends the ideal qualities of professional, practical and friendly and I very much value her insightful perspectives. I really appreciate being able to bring a difficult management issue to each session and with Emma’s guidance work through the problem and potential actions, with many a useful handout to outline where and why conflicts might be occurring. When I was looking for coaching Emma was the only person I contacted who didn’t just want me to rely on her account of what she could offer – she immediately put me in touch with someone she was currently coaching so I could speak to them too. Over the years Emma has also drawn on her international network to offer valuable insights in other areas of my work. I recommend Emma without hesitation - and have already done so to colleagues!"
Karen Lowton, University of Sussex
Fiona is a globally experienced executive having worked for over 20 years in Finance, Strategy and New Product Development with organisations such as Shell, Diageo, Thomas Cook and Marakon Associates. She has held director-level positions in both the UK and Internationally. The emphasis throughout her career has been on helping organisations and individuals develop strategies and then supporting their implementation. Fiona draws on her wide and diverse breadth of experiences to coach aspiring Leaders to achieve their goals.
"Fiona hones in on key issues very quickly, and is brilliant at reflecting back what she has observed – for example, mentioning my energy level when discussing different jobs. I hadn’t realised this until Fiona reflected this back to me. Fiona has extremely polished communication skills. She has a way of expressing things that is likely to achieve the desired result. (In fact I think Fiona’s sentence about consolidating my skills helped to get me the job and it also gave me an understanding about how to field more awkward questions)”
Julie coaches leaders from the basis of building on their career experience, their professional expertise and their personal style and intuition. By guiding them to an understanding of the impact of their leadership style, she creates scenarios with her clients which open new possibilities to building effective teams.
Julie’s approach to coaching is based upon her Board-level HR experience in retail, hospitality, professional services and media. Typically, assignments covered organisation redesign, change leadership and HR strategy and policy. Board advisory roles included membership of the Remuneration Committee of a successful UK university.
Working independently since 2000 as a Consultant, Interim Director, Independent Adviser and Coach & Mentor, Julie combines her industry experience with the best coaching methods studied at Henley Business School and carefully tailored psychometric-based feedback. Additionally, Julie brings insights gained from study and qualification in the techniques of systemic therapy and person-centred therapy as they apply to career success. The principles of solution-focused coaching underpin Julie’s approach to creating a bespoke coaching programme for every client.
From the basis of her career in HR, Julie also offers Mentoring programmes for individuals in senior HR roles, typically following promotion to an HR leadership position and supports their CPD as they build their portfolio of skills.
Julie has recently been appointed as a Trustee Director of a local charity which is undergoing significant change following a merger of two smaller charities.
"a stepping stone to my best performance." and “a safe place to talk about the challenges of a job which demands more of me than I thought I was capable”
As an HR Mentor: “I am trusting my own capabilities and knowledge much more and taking on new challenges thanks to our sessions”
Lewis is an experienced Executive and Career Coach and Psychotherapeutic Counsellor.
He spent most of his 33 year career with BP progressing to become an Exploration and Appraisal Manager in the Exploration division. Throughout this period, he also actively pursued his other keen interest in developing people. Roles included leading BP’s geoscience recruitment in Europe, the early development of BP’s European graduates and more recently the global development and delivery of the company’s technical leadership programme.
In 2011, to develop his people facing skills more formally, Lewis started to train at the Institute of Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy in Hendon and qualified as psychotherapeutic counsellor in 2017.
Upon leaving BP in 2015 he set up his own private practice. Most recently he has worked as a coach and counsellor at several oil companies, at Eton College and several prestigious universities, (Imperial, Southampton, and the Helmholtz Institute in Germany). As well as seeing private clients at home, he also has experience as a therapist at a Counselling Centre in Ealing. Lewis also considers himself a very committed member of the C4C associates.
Lewis enjoys working with people facing big transitions in their lives - individually or collectively in teams. This might involve offering career advice and support to an individual at any point in their career, helping them to understand for themselves what best suits them, practically and emotionally - and how to achieve it. Alternatively, somebody in a large organisation on the cusp of management may require help to develop their own leadership voice, to ensure they retain their authenticity and play from their natural strengths.
Lewis’s blend of corporate and psychotherapeutic experience provides him with the skills and empathy to guide clients through these challenging periods.
"We brought Lewis into our organisation to help our employees at a difficult time. The staff he worked with were from very diverse international backgrounds and from all levels within the company. Nevertheless, he was able to flex his style and meet his clients and their needs just where they were at that moment. As a result his impact was very positive, particularly in view of the circumstances"
HR Manager, Energy Sector
Before launching her own business, Linda led teams in the Public Sector and Higher Education. She worked as a careers consultant in Australia and ran the MBA career development programme at Warwick Business School.
As a Career & Professional Development Consultant Linda has assisted clients into a wide range of sectors. Linda has an MA Coaching, a degree in Management, a Diploma in coaching and is a certified trainer and assessor.
"Having worked with Linda as part of a recent leadership training programme at the University of Warwick, I feel much more self-aware following the coaching sessions. I'm really looking forward to putting more of what we discussed into practice, but the things I have already tried, such as 'giving the monkey back' have had a big impact on lowering my stress levels already! I feel much more able to approach difficult conversations and I'm much more equipped to deal with my self-doubt next time it rears its head! I would love to work with Linda again in the future and I would highly recommend her to others."
Russ Kitson – Director of Education at University of Warwick, Department of Chemistry
Mark is an experienced Executive and Career Coach and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT). His work is grounded in psychological principles and is focused on helping people thrive. Over the past 14 years he has coached mid to senior level executives in a diverse range of organisations and fields, from large PLC’s such as BP, Hammerson, Allianz Global Investors, to Universities and start-ups. As a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist he addresses a broad range of psychological issues in his private practice and delivers Trauma Focused CBT for the NHS. Mark’s earlier professional life includes consulting and operational management experience in the retail and leisure sectors as well as eight years as a Partner in an executive search firm where he delivered mandates across Europe. Mark completed his coach training in 2002 with an International Coach Federation accredited training programme and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in CBT from the University of South Wales.
As a Coach Mark works 1:1 and specializes in two core areas: points of transition and developing and sustaining resilience. His style is facilitative and supportive, geared towards stimulating thought and action that is practical and aligned to achieving desired goals. As part of this process Mark helps clients to explore what they value, what works best for them and addresses the barriers and derailers that may hinder change.
"Through Coaching4Careers, I was introduced to Mark Thompson. Not only was he very professional, he was also everything that I needed. Despite having had only one coaching session with him, it was of immense help. Before our session, he called me on the phone for a quick assessment, and based on it, he came extremely well-prepared to put me on the right track. He ensured I was well-equipped to prepare for upcoming interviews, and also gave me the confidence needed to succeed. The very next medical school interview I had was at University of Western Australia. I am pleased to say that I was amongst the first candidates to get an offer from them for entry in 2018. I wholeheartedly recommend the service, and am immensely grateful to Mark for all the help."
Jee Hwan Kim, Australia
Sarah is a highly experienced Executive and Leadership Coach. She has delivered executive coaching, leadership development, training programmes and learning and development consultancy for the private and public sector in the UK and internationally for the last 10 years. Sarah has a Diploma in Coaching from the University of Warwick, a BSc (Hons) University of Warwick and MSc (Hons) Imperial College London and is a certified Positive Psychologist.
Sarah previously worked for GlaxoSmithKline for over 10 years where she first realised her flair for coaching and developing others, beginning her career as team manager of thirty chemical analysts, and progressing to roles that included designing international training workshops that reached over 20,000 delegates from more than 40 countries.
Sarah regularly undertakes Continuing Professional Development with the Association for Coaching, of which she is an Associate Member, including: Team Coaching, Coaching for Resilience, Emotional Intelligence for Leadership, Recovery and Wellness Coaching, Fostering Collaborative Leadership, Appreciative Inquiry and Cognitive Behavioural Coaching. Sarah’s book Transforming Performance at Work: The Power of Positive Psychology will be published in Spring 2023 by Critical Publishing.
"Sarah has coached me on a 1:1 basis and delivered bespoke training sessions and workshops for my team. She is professional, friendly and reliable and her delivery is excellent; her sessions are enlightening, always relevant and extremely valuable. The coaching I’ve undertaken has given me real insight into my own personal style and values and Sarah has always been non-judgmental and supportive, whilst providing the right level of challenge to enable me to further my own professional development."
Senior Leader, Research and Enterprise, University of Leicester
Suzanna is an executive coach and facilitator with over 25 years of senior management
experience across stockbroking, accountancy and retail banking. Her specialism is in culture,
both from an organisation and country perspective.
She works with clients to create positive organisational cultures that enable colleagues and
businesses to thrive. Her expertise in understanding cross-cultural complexities, is particularly
useful for those transitioning to other countries or where organisations have international
customers, colleagues, or partners.
She is experienced working in both the private and public sectors at an individual, team and
group level on:
• Cultural agility
• Cultural change
• Leadership and performance
• Career growth and transitions
Suzanna is an Accredited Executive Coach and Member of the Association for Coaching, an
Accredited Practitioner of Spotlight Profiling, and has an MA in Career Development and
Coaching studies from the University or Warwick.
"People always want to work with Suzanna because she cares and is passionately focused on driving you to be the best you can be. I’ve used her for coaching during critical times and found her approach just what I need to challenge me to think and work things through. She’s been an invaluable coach and support to me and my team. My team has had a number of sessions with her on many different areas and they always come away better than before. If you want to grow, develop and build a happy team, I highly recommend that you contact Suzanna to help you."
Managing Director, Barclays