About 25 years ago, when I was working in the financial sector, I was seconded to the role of a Trainer for a national project and never looked back. I’d found my passion!
Since then I’ve worked in a variety of roles both in my home town of Edinburgh, and across the UK, with a variety of job titles from Training & Development to Employee Development to Learning & Development to Organisational Development....Change Management....Business Transformation....the list goes on... The one thing they have all had in common is the focus on performance improvement: improving individual performance and improving company performance.
Along the way I’ve faced some personal challenges with my health, both physical and mental which has made me refocus my priorities. I’ve seen times where company performance has been to the detriment of individuals. My mantra became “remember it’s about people not resources”
I said goodbye to corporate life and set up my Consultancy, specialising in People Development, with a focus on Business and Personal Coaching. I want to get back to the core of what matters to me: helping people make changes. I believe we are all looking for ways to improve and I am here to support that for both individuals and organisations.
Central to my coaching approach is giving people the time, space and opportunity to think, whether this is about personal or professional challenges. I support people to develop their thinking and take action to move themselves forward in a way that works best for them.
My wealth of experience in people development in a range of sectors allows me to bring an understanding of many of the challenges people face in business. My creative and pragmatic approaches support individuals and teams find solutions for themselves.
I am currently studying a PG Cert with Chester University in partnership with Barefoot Coaching UK
Mindfulness and Compassion Practitioner training with the Mindfulness Association
Change Management Practitioner with APMG International
Level 3 award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health
Licensed practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming
Certificate in counselling skills completed with Scotland's professional body for counselling & psychotherapy
CIPD qualification in Training Design and Delivery
Myers Briggs Type Indicator Personality Profiling
Accredited for use of assessment tools for:
PPA Facilitator with Thomas International
Strengths Deployment Inventory with Core Strengths
Intro to TA with Physis Training