About Me

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A Compassionate Coach for Courageous Change

My approach is based on thirty years of experience as a performing artist and educator together with twenty-five years of study and exploration into human psychology. These disciplines have come together over the past decade in my work as a coach. I bring my core values of openness, compassion and courage to my work with clients at all stages of their careers, from students and early career professionals to senior leaders from across the arts sector and beyond. To date, I have worked with clients from organisations as diverse as Sydney Opera House, Adelaide University, Surrey Education Services, Women of the World Orchestra, HM Reading Prison, HM Treasury, Glass Door and NEWway Homeless Charities, Lloyds Bank and KPMG as well as in many other educational, community and corporate settings.

Ever since I can remember, I have been fascinated by people and the connections between their thoughts, emotions and behaviours. Soon after completing my conservatoire music degree as a horn player and whilst playing with some of the UK and Europe’s leading orchestras and ensembles, I embarked on an honours degree in psychology with the Open University. I have since combined my passion for music and the arts with a deep commitment to supporting people from many different walks of life, to learn and develop. I have been a member of the chamber orchestra, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, since 1998 and love being involved in its learning and participation programme. In 2011, I became Deputy Head of Wind Brass and Percussion at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, holding this position for over 10 years before becoming being appointed as Guildhall’s first Performance Confidence Associate in 2021.

My Professional Qualifications

Level 7 Diploma in Executive Coaching and Mentoring: Institute of Leadership and Management

European Individual Accreditation at Master Practitioner level: European Mentoring and Coaching Council

Certificate in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy: IAPD Centre for Stress Management

BSc (Hons) in Psychology: Open University

Graduate Membership of British Psychological Society

MBTI Step 1 Accreditation: OPP

Coaching with Physical Intelligence foundation qualification: Physical Intelligence Institute

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