I am a personal and professional coach, coaching since 2010, holding a Masters level Diploma in Executive Coaching & Mentoring from the Institute of Leadership and Management. I train other professionals to become coaches, on courses accredited by the EMCC (European Mentoring & Coaching Council). I have a background in psychology, philosophy, education, and the performing arts, and am passionate about enabling people to maximise their potential, both in their professional and private lives.
I have worked as a leader in the performing arts for over 20 years, running my own music business, performing, recording, and touring internationally. Composing is currently my main creative focus. I have also promoted several club venues, curated festivals, and generated and managed public and private funding.
As an educational leader, I have worked across all sectors, including Higher & Further Education, Secondary, Primary, and Adult education. Since 2005 I have focused on the Higher Education sector, setting up and leading innovative degree programmes at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where I am responsible for a large teaching team.
I have also worked as a consultant for both UK and multinational companies, running training workshops in Collaborative Leadership and Team-Building skills. I have presented at conferences in the UK and Europe, bringing together my work in the fields of innovative pedagogy, coaching and consulting.
In addition to my Coaching and Mentoring qualification, I hold an MA in psychology and philosophy, a PGCert in Teaching & Learning in Higher & Professional Education, and a PGDip in jazz & studio music. I’m also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts.