My career has spanned the arts, journalism and TV, psychology, health, and organisational development. I have worked internationally for over 25 years, designing and delivering global coaching-leadership and culture change programmes in corporate and public sector, both in English and French. My approach is holistic, spanning work, life and strategic development, and integral, viewing the individual or team as part of their context. With its integrated roots and non-pathologising stance, coaching has an especially powerful role to play as part of a leadership partnership, helping leaders navigate our increasingly VUCA and networked world, empower them to establish values-driven and ethical organisations, and to shape their contribution beyond the organisation and the bottom line to address the challenges of our time.
A key focus is women’s leadership: recent projects include Femmes Leaders de Demain, a large-scale European funded leadership programme across North Africa for young women activists, and niche programmes for women leaders: Purpose Power Presence. These create a ‘lab-environment’, a transitional space, both safe and challenging, for women leaders to explore and experiment with changing the rules of the game. The programme combines simple but effective embodiment techniques with the development of purpose, values and personal impact. I chaired the groundbreaking FemmeQ summit in Berlin, which launched the concept of Feminine Intelligence - an area increasingly gaining widespread interest.
I was a founder member of Be the Change, the social change organisation which recognises environmental wellbeing, social justice and spiritual fulfilment as interdependent for sustainability. In 2014 I joined Leaders Quest, which introduces business leaders to unfamiliar perspectives and remarkable leaders in unusual places to inspire them to create new opportunities for themselves, their companies and their communities.
My roots lie in transpersonal psychology, a values and potential based model that works with the cognitive, emotional, physical and spiritual as an interconnected whole. As a fully trained psychotherapist, this deeper understanding and experience underpins my coaching. I hold a Masters in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute (University of London) and a Masters in Psychoanalytic and Systemic Approaches to Consulting with Organisations from the Tavistock Centre (University of East London).
I co-established a successful London contemporary art gallery, worked as a journalist, writing for national magazines and newspapers and held editorial positions at the Sunday Times Magazine and Time Out. I co- developed and was the presenter of A Problem Aired, the first live television counselling programme (Thames TV), and I have written, co-written and co-edited a number of books since the 1980’s.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
yoga, running, walking, film, literature, writing