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.
“Carissa has the combined unique skill of being able to get under the skin of an issue with incredible insight coupled with a true grasp of commercial reality and business.”
“The media training… proved to be one of the most useful courses that I have been on in over 20 years of management.”
“I have participated on several conferences, team building sessions and coaching in the last 15 years at Mars Inc as Senior Leader, but I have never experienced such a deep impact on a person or on the whole team that Carissa achieved. Carissa’s personality and her unique style lifted the team performance to a level which is extraordinary and that made the difference.”
“The most powerful thing I did was to follow all of her advice, and it is the first time I have experienced the feeling of having total control of an audience.”
“Carissa helps you to understand what is required to operate at the next more senior level… and what is expected at the top table.”
I am also a public speaker.
In detail …
I partner with senior leadership to design and then implement organisational development programmes that increase effectiveness in the following areas:
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:
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.
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:
My work also involves leadership assessment and management team reviews.
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:
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:
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:
I tend to use a mix of the following professional qualifications: