HELPING PEOPLE CHANGE
For the first 10 years of my 20-year academic publishing career, I hit the glass ceiling and was unable to progress. I felt stuck, frustrated and invisible. Almost certainly, I was banging my head against the glass ceiling because I worked part-time as a mother to 2 young children.
From part-time to full-time
After 10 years of feeling professionally stagnant and overlooked, I began to rise up the corporate ladder almost as soon as I returned to full-time employment. I was seen to be more committed to my organization and worthy of a promotion and a salary increase.
LEADING TEAMS TO SUCCESS
I moved into a senior position and had an energizing decade managing large technology programs and leading cross-cultural, global teams to deliver complex digital products serving the academic community. In the process of bringing to market successful, profitable products and services, I managed multi-million dollar budgets and was involved in helping to shape business strategy working alongside a diverse range of stakeholders.
As time wore on, I became very community minded and decided to become an accredited coach within my organization. In service of my day job, I coached team members to work together more efficiently, to be more productive, to better manage change, to build resilience. This work led me to the realization that I wanted to work for good, helping people in the real world, as opposed to the corporate world, to be happier and find their professional joy.
In March 2016, myself and a co-worker introduced Sherl Sandberg's Lean In initiative to our office as a way to empower women, working alongside men, to break down professional barriers and encourage women and men working together to achieve their ambitions. We created multiple Lean In circles which are still active today, working to combat gender bias and create a more equal world.
jumping the corporate ship
Having served the academic publishing community for 20+ years, I left the corporate world and found professional joy as a change maker, helping clients move towards positive change. My own experience has put me in a unique position to understand the challenges people face as they strive to make changes in their careers.
Passionate about helping people change
I am passionate about helping my clients to change: to expect more, to ask for more and to secure more professional fulfilment so they can find their authentic selves and make more of an impact on the world.
Diploma in Transformational Coaching, the Animas Centre for Coaching. Accredited by the Association for Coaching; recognised by International Coaching Federation.
Accredited Certificate in Group Coaching, the Animas Centre for Coaching.
Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) Linguistics, Royal Holloway, University of London.
Bachelor of Arts (B.A. Hons) English literary theory, London Metropolitan University.