I am a qualified personal and professional development coach. Having spent 10 years’ teaching sixth formers, most recently at Westminster School, my interest in growth and flourishing and merging our academic and emotional intelligences, has led me to coaching.
Although I coach all ages, I specialise in coaching teenagers and young adults. As a parent, teacher, examiner and school Governor, I have a unique understanding of the 16-25 age group and have shared the often bumpy journey they travel at this time of academic pressure and emotional development. Instead of feelings, emotions or anxieties remaining un-discussable until a teenager feels out of control, coaching offers the chance to help them pause, reflect, talk and find positive coping strategies.
I have a Masters in Psychological Coaching from the Metanoia Institute for which my research on the psychology of ‘busyness’ and slowing down has been recommended for publication. I am a member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC UK) and am an APECS Practising Executive Coach (Association for Professional Executive Coaching and Supervision).
Prior to coaching, my qualifications include a Masters in Medieval Art History from the Courtauld Institute, where my dissertation was awarded distinction and published in 2005. I also have a BA in Art and Architectural History from the University of East Anglia.
I am an examiner for Cambridge International Examinations and a Governor of Ludgrove School where I chair the Pastoral and Academic sub-committee.