I am a coach specialising in career development, 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. My own career has taken many twists and turns. I have aimed to explore the different things I'm passionate about, whilst continually deepening the connections between them. I feel that this diversity and exploration is part of what enables me to support others in developing their own careers. Below are some of the areas I have explored.
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.