Anna is a renowned executive coach and has spent the last two decades helping women and men reach the top of their careers. Before setting up her coaching company in 2001 she had a corporate career working for Axel-Springer and Bertelsmann in Hamburg and London overseeing their European Marketing and Sales activities. She was part of the digital revolution and one of the first female leaders in tech heading up a search engine from 1997 – 2001.
Anna is a CTI leadership coach, a Neuro Lingustic Master Practitioner and a qualified Organisational Relationship Systems Coach.
Anna has two children and lives with her husband Chris and their two dogs in Lyme Regis in the UK. She is lucky enough to have an office with a sea view.
Caroline built her career in the adventure travel industry before joining Nike in 1996 where she spent 14 years in senior global brand marketing and GM roles in UK, Europe, North America and Latin America. Following this, Caroline spent three years with the Nike Foundation, leading public-private sector partnerships and creating new brands to inspire, empower and shift social norms for millions of teenage girls living in Africa as the fastest route to eradicating global poverty.
Caroline is also a qualified Organisational Relationships Systems Coach and has an MBA (Distinction) from Lancaster University.
When not traveling extensively for work and pleasure, Caroline can be found running through Dorset with her spaniel or sailing with her husband, Tim.
Abi is a leadership performance coach, helping others increase their impact, particularly by presenting with greater confidence and authenticity.
She draws on her decade’s worth of experience as a TV Sports Presenter in high pressured environments for the BBC and BT Sport to offer those she works with concrete practices to make their own.
“Abi has a gift for unleashing inner self confidence especially around presenting, which I have sometimes battled with. She successfully champions you while challenging you to deliver at the same time, with no hint of judgement. I left taller, empowered and in full ownership of my personal impact.“
Following a successful career in communications, including running her own PR agency for the last 15 years, Abigail trained as a Leadership Coach. So, having connected businesses and non-profits to their core values and vision during this time, she now does so for individuals and teams as well.
She loves to see and accept where people are in the moment, and reconnecting them to their essence and purpose. She’s a mask-buster and truth-seeker, without taking herself too seriously. Abigail is fiercely proud of her two rebellious daughters, who are now teaching her a thing or two!
Abigail is fluent in English and Dutch.
“A free spirit who embodies sheer womanhood, models grace and elegance, while at the same time takes no bullshit.“
Anita Pool-Genes is an award-winning business leader with over 30 successful years in broadcast media sales. During her corporate career, she worked her way up from sales assistant to general sales manager with positions such as Director of Market Development. Her leadership skills, client-centric focus and experience of new business development, means that as a coach she drives others to achieve their goals.
Out of 50 sales professionals, Anita was once voted #1 for Non-Traditional Revenue for a major national radio broadcast company. She’s been featured in Who’s Who in Black Chicago, 4th Edition, and voted the Chicago Defender’s 2018 Woman of Excellence Honoree.
Anita is passionate about serving, inspiring, and empowering others who are ready to transform to the next level of their lives and profession.
“Don’t let that great smile and sweet voice fool you. Anita leverages her decades of professional excellence and experience to ask the simplest but most powerful questions to challenge your limiting beliefs. Before you know it, you are arriving where you said you wanted to be, dignity intact, and confidence considerably boosted.”
Anne-Marie holds a Master Certified Coach credential, the highest level of achievement in coaching. She is also a NeuroLeadership coach and with her expertise in Neuroscience, HeartBrain Coherence and Breathwork she helps executives and teams cultivate an optimal mental, emotional and physiological state in the midst of disruption. She is a passionate advocate of women’s empowerment and has been working with the EU for 15 years to get women to the top. Prior to starting her own business, she was a senior project manager in the IT industry.
Anne-Marie is fluent in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish.
“After each coaching session with Anne-Marie I feel recharged, emotionally lighter and mentally fitter to navigate complexity.”
Catherine is an ICF Certified Coach specialising in personal leadership and mental fitness. After 17 years working for global advertising and technology businesses, she now combines her international corporate experience with transformational coaching to empower business leaders and founders to lead from within and create more impact in their outer world.
Catherine grew up in Indonesia, studied in the US and The Netherlands, and has worked in Germany, France and Singapore. She is especially passionate about supporting purpose-driven companies and under-represented individuals.
Catherine speaks English, French and Indonesian.
“Catherine is an authentic, compassionate leader and coach, helping me to find clarity and direction regarding my business.”
Esther is an executive coach and leadership development expert, and loves working with international female leaders. She has 20 years’ experience in global brand management roles with Colgate-Palmolive, P&G, and Novartis, in Europe and the USA.
Having true friends and real relationships with wonderful people across the world is so important to Esther. As is being a woman who is independent, educated and accomplished.
Esther is fluent in German, Spanish and English.
“Esther is an extremely caring and supportive coach who creates a safe space for you to connect with what is most important in your life. At the same time she is able to challenge you to step into the life you would like to create, calling forth your self belief and inner confidence.”
Tita is an experienced leadership coach and facilitator who combines over 20 years of corporate experience with transformational coaching. She works with individuals and teams in organisations, supporting them on their leadership journey. Clients describe her as a positive force who is empathetic, skilful and authentic.
Tita has a proven track record in business development for international media and technology organisations as well as for start-ups. She spent 15 years of her career as a manager at Microsoft, where her passion for leadership development and cultural change in corporations was born.
Tita is fluent in German and English.
“Tita is able to ask the right questions at the right time for me to see what I need to see. She is a very bold and empathetic coach with a good understanding of the business world. Thanks to her I took on new challenges and am now running a virtual team with21 different nationalities.”
Heather is a Certified Life Coach who is also a graduate of The School of Womanly Arts, a program dedicated to women exploring their pleasure and radiance. She has taught English to students from over 50 countries for over 8 years and loves her many international connections. She’s a disciple, studying happiness, joy, peace, and fun.
She’s most proud of being the Best “Auntie Mommy” to many young kings (her nephews) and twice winning Teacher of the Year. Heather is passionate about making coaching services available to more diverse communities and communities of colour.
“Heather is deep, disciplined, and devoted. She’s thorough and committed and a great listener, plus she’s also extremely fun and sassy!”
Lil spent the initial part of her career in commercial roles, before her fascination with how people dynamics affect the working environment led her to move to the world-renowned innovation consultancy ?What If!. Her speciality was in working with organisations to understand and then transform their innovation strategy and capability.
Lil’s enthusiasm for transforming organisations and individuals has the power to soften even the most hardened cynics. She’s in her element when creating meaningful experiences that set clients up for sustainable success. She is straight forward, pragmatic, collaborative and personable.
She uses her business head and her heart in equal measure, and is most proud of being a mum, wife, sister and daughter.
“Lil is an outstanding facilitator. We got deep very quickly and then focused on addressing my fears with practical strategies. AMAZING!!!”
Lisa has more than 25 years’ experience in Finance, Advertising, Entrepreneurship and Consulting. She specialises in helping people with life transitions as both a leadership coach and mindfulness facilitator.
Lisa is a proud mom of three children and a 9 year old lab. She’s a passionate yogi, adventurer and visionary.
“Lisa has a smile that lights up a room and an infectious laugh. She definitely sees life through the lens of ‘the glass half full’.
Lucy is an experienced leadership coach and facilitator who has worked across cultures and countries for many years, developing a unique ability to quickly understand complex dynamics.
Lucy coaches her professional clients through transformational change in the workplace, pursuit of their full potential as leaders, and development of high performing team dynamics. Her style has been described as astute, fun, and energetic.
Prior to coaching, Lucy worked for 15 years in advertising and brand management for Nike, Adidas, Leo Burnett and Wieden+Kennedy.
“What makes working with Lucy unique is her belief in me, and also her ability to synthesize insights into action-oriented behaviors that I took with me into executive meetings, conversations, and board room presentations.”
Mandy has extensive experience of working in the Public, Charitable and Corporate sectors, including for Nike where she led teams on both the Brand and Corporate sides of the organisation.
She is passionate about coaching leaders through career transitions, which is what she also does for elite athletes.
“Working with Mandy has been truly transformational for me, I have found my inner confidence and belief that if I consciously live the way I want to and I am true to myself, life is so much more fun! Having someone to lean in with has been amazing and discovering the power of being myself always. Coaching is the greatest gift I have given myself in a long time.”
Maria has over 12 years’ experience in developing and implementing highly successful change management and performance management strategies in the European energy trading sector. During this time she was responsible for setting up satellite offices in six European capitals which led to the delivery of cultural diversity workshops at the HQ. She subsequently has spent a further 15 years as a CTI Certified Leadership Coach and workshop leader.
She’s most proud of being a single mum in her late twenties and taking full responsibility of her two boys, 4 & 6 years old at the time. On a professional level, she has always held a very personal drive to support and champion women in leadership.
“There is vitality in Maria that people find infectious. She’s extremely intuitive and ‘tuned in’; a natural optimist but a realist at the same time. Blessed with a warm heart, a positive attitude and with an enthusiastic drive to deliver in a demanding environment, Maria’s style is impactful, powerful and shifting.”
Global in mindset, Indian by birth, Asian by environment, Priyanka has over twenty years’ experience in senior marketing and communication leadership roles. At the peak of her corporate career, her teams created award-winning, purposeful and innovative campaigns for some of the world’s best global brands in Asia such as Shell, Sony, Bayer, Allianz, Akzo Nobel, and Treasury Wine Estate.
Having previously been through a Shine programme herself as a participant, and now fully trained as a coach, Priyanka is passionate about making a positive impact on people’s lives.
Priyanka is currently based in Singapore and is fluent in English and Hindi.
“Warm, empathetic, and a great listener who is curious and holds the space. Priyanka is focussed and determined to help others become happier and wiser.”
Richard has a proven track record working globally with big corporates, ambitious SMEs and motivated individuals – what they all have in common is a focus on their growth.
He uses his +20 years of board-level business experience in the media and advertising industry to help clients to both clarify and achieve their goals and ambitions. His style is practical, positive and results-oriented.
“Richard creates a very relaxed, open and safe space to work in. He has a way of putting you at ease and that really helps and enables you to feel free to speak, share and explore whatever you have gone to work through. I left feeling ready to make some immediate changes.”