As Founder and CEO of Bubworks, which I established in 2002, I have been a change agent, catalyst and trusted partner.  I work with C-suite executives to help with Board and Team Effectiveness, Leadership Communication and the people side of change. For over 15 years, I have helped executives make better connections internally and externally. These connections, in turn, unlock the innate capabilities of organisations and their people.

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

I help to encourage leadership, imagination and responsibility in the world by working with:

  • Organisations
  • Teams
  • Senior Executives and Entrepreneurs
  • Leaders and Business Ambassadors

I am also a public speaker.

In detail …

Organisations

I partner with senior leadership to design and then implement organisational development programmes that increase effectiveness in the following areas:

  • Cross Cultural Integration
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Leadership
  • Media and Investor Engagement
  • Marketing and Business Development
  • Team Performance

 

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

I 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

Teams

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 10 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 teams through creating the ground conditions for people to speak the truth and ‘be more human’ in the way they connect.

 

I make sure each individual is authentically aligned to the team, and the team is aligned to the purpose of 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

Senior Executives and Entrepreneurs

As a Coach and Mentor, I work with leaders to search out those hidden storerooms in their mind and to examine them.

My aim is for the client to arrive at the highest and best 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

My work also involves leadership assessment and management team reviews.

 

Leaders, Business Ambassadors and Spokespeople

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 you bring clarity to your organisation and beyond.

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

Areas I am involved with include:

  • Assessment
  • Board Communication
  • Executive Presence
  • Inspiring Purpose
  • Media Training
  • Public Speaking
  • Strategic Influence

Speaking

To date I have delivered talks for:

Imperial College, International Coaching Federation, IR Magazine Awards & Conferences, McKinsey, Professional Liability Underwriting Society, SubSea7, TEDx, TMSDI, Russian Association of Investor Relations Professionals (OSSI) and Top Talent Romania.

 

I have spoken on:

  • Luminaries – your new agents of change
  • Playing To Win – lessons learnt from top leaders
  • High Performing International Teams – a systems approach
  • How to Exude Leadership Presence
  • Getting the Most Out of Clients in Tough Times
  • Self Discovery, Your Journey

Approach & Techniques

I bring an integrative, diagnostic approach to every single client brief. I set out to develop long-standing relationships and am proud to have worked with a number of global clients for more than 15 years.

My 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

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

  • Certified Organisational Relationship Systems Coach
  • Certified Team Performance Coach
  • Certified Executive 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

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

carissa@carissabub.com
T: +44 203 6373 586
M: +44 7980 744726
@carissabub
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