I am an Executive Coach, Facilitator, and the Founder and CEO of bubworks, which I established in 2002.

I help organisations to develop deeply human business leaders who inspire purpose and excel at communicating change as well as leading it. I help boards and leadership teams to build trust and connection, take risks and navigate complexity together. These connections in turn, unlock the collective power of organisations and their people to achieve remarkable results that have the capacity to better lives, nurture the planet, and sustain profit.

Philosophy

Mediocrity is a barrier; I won’t let you play small – as an individual, a team or an organisation. I maximise the stakes and help you take risks. By listening to your own narrative, I help you paint a picture of your future. A future you can see, reach and own. One you can amplify. I harness your strengths and fears and work way beyond them. I transform the dull diligent into powerful persuaders. I am relational driven and partner with you and your organisation at an energy level you aren’t used to, short cutting the route to self-belief. I build your innate resilience and purpose to ensure people want to work for you, with you and deliver on your vision. Put simply, I work with leaders and their teams and make them memorable.

What I Do

Teams

As a Team Coach, I work with C-suite teams who are responsible for determining the strategic direction and setting the tone of the organisation.

I bring more than ten years coaching teams and an industry-leading methodology to ensure the team has the right conversation in the room from the start.

Without high trust, open communication and team leadership most teams fail to achieve their purpose.

I help foster highly cohesive, emotionally intelligent teams through creating the ground conditions for people to speak the truth and be more human in the way they connect.  This enables the team to move beyond the personal to a powerfully generative group identity.

I make sure each individual is authentically aligned to the team, and the team aligned to the purpose of the organisation. This creates high performing sustainable teams and, a relationship intelligence that supports wider collaboration across the organisation.

My clients:

  • collectively want to leave a legacy
  • need to deliver on a global and local scale
  • need to appreciate, value and leverage cultural diversity
  • want to challenge the status quo and embrace the unknown

Senior Executives and Entrepreneurs

As a Coach and Mentor, I help Executives to lead from a deep place of inner knowing.

Together we work on developing the awareness and sensory acuity the client needs to face the unknown, to find the clarity and confidence others will need to join them, and to define the framework and practical steps for achieving success.

My aim is for the client to arrive at the highest expression of themselves and to find the courage to do what is effective with diligence and grace.

My clients are individuals who:

  • need to manage complex networks of relationships
  • are naturally brave and strive for mastery
  • want to amplify their presence and strategic influence
  • want to feel alive.

My work also involves providing leadership assessment and management team reviews for the board or relevant organisational sponsors.

Leaders and Business Ambassadors

As a former BBC news and current affairs reporter and presenter, I understand storytelling.

My talent for interviewing enables me to unlock stories. I know how to ask the right questions and to help leaders and industry experts deliver an authentic narrative.

I help clients bring clarity to your organisation, and beyond.

I bring 17 years of Media Training and Speaker Coaching experience – working globally with businesses, government, and international institutions – and commercial understanding to help clients engage the people that matter most – their people, clients, investors, partnerships, and the media.

 

Areas I am involved with include:

  • Media training
  • Investor engagement
  • Board Communication
  • Executive Presence
  • Inspiring Purpose & Vision
  • Public Speaking

 

Organisations

As the Founder and CEO of bubworks, I partner with senior leadership as a people change specialist to design and then implement organisational development programmes that increase effectiveness in the following areas:

  • Leadership
  • Team performance
  • Partnership and collaboration
  • Media and investor engagement
  • Marketing and business development

 

I have designed and implemented numerous training programmes for in-house academies of world-leading brands.

I also facilitate all-company offsite events, round table discussions, and conversations to build community and catalyse change.

I work with those organisations which:

  • embrace disruption as a route to innovation
  • need to excel at collaboration and partnership
  • seek to have a clearly defined culture of purpose
  • strive to tell their story authentically

Speaking

As a former presenter and broadcast journalist, I enjoy entertaining and educating a large audience. My aim is to inspire leadership, imagination and responsibility in the world. I am particularly interested in raising awareness on what business can do to achieve the United Nation’s Global Sustainability Development Goals.

 

 

To date, I have delivered talks for:

CIPD, Imperial College, International Coaching Federation, IR Magazine Awards & Conferences, McKinsey, Professional Liability Underwriting Society, SubSea7, TEDx, TMSDI, Top Talent Romania

I have spoken on: high performing international teams, systems leadership, personal leadership effectiveness, media and investor engagement, and mental health.

Approach & Techniques

I bring an integrative, diagnostic approach to every single client brief.

As an Executive Coach and trainer I focus on the whole person and look to create transformational change.

As a Team Coach, I work with the Team Diagnostic Assessment™ and the team over a period of typically 6-9 months.

For shorter team development engagements, to assess team leaders or the individual management team members, I typically use the Hogan Suite, Lumina Learning, and the Team Management Systems portfolio.

My coaching, training and facilitation techniques are underpinned by accreditation and peer debate through membership of the following organisations:

  • International Coaching Federation
  • Team Coaching International (Faculty Member)
  • CRR Global (former Faculty Member)
  • Power + Systems
  • PPD Learning

I tend to use a mix of the following professional qualifications:

  • Certified Organisational Relationship Systems Coach
  • Certified Team Performance Coach
  • Certified Co-Active Professional Coach
  • Master practitioner of NLP
  • Organisational Workshop Certified Facilitator
  • Psychometric assessor Hogan, Team Diagnostic, Lumina and more
  • Post-graduate diploma in Broadcast Journalism,
  • Diploma in Performance Coaching
  • Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Masters in Psychoanalytic Developmental Psychology

I set out to develop long-standing relationships and am proud to have worked with a number of global clients for more than fifteen years.

Who I Work With

ANV
Apollo Asset Management
Aviva
Barclays
Berwin Leighton Paisner
BlackRock
Blick Rothenberg LLP
BNP Paribas
Bridges Ventures
Capital MSL
Capvest
Carbon Tracker Initiative
Deloitte
Dentons
Dentsu
Deutsche Bank
D One
Ecosphere +
Edelman
euNetworks
European Commission
European Parliament
Fédération Equestre Internationale
First Reserve Corporation
Fishburn
General Mills
Harley Davidson
HCC Global
Health Authority Abu Dhabi
Hitachi Capital
Holocaust Educational Trust
Imperial College
Impetus PEF
Infineum
InterContinental Hotels Group
Lex Autolease
MARS
McKinsey
Merrill Lynch
Millicom
Modern Times Group (MTG)
Money Advice Service
Morgan Crucible
National Health Service
National Osteoporosis Society
Nestlé
Nexus Group
Nikko Principal Investments
Octopus Investment
Olswang
PhosAgro
Publicis
Qbic Hotels
RenoNorden
Social Finance
Stanley Black & Decker
Starbucks
Subsea7
TCC Global
United Nations
UPS
Velux

Coming soon

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