Although it seems hard for me to realise it, but I now have over 30 years experience as a management consultant and coach, specialising in individual, team & organisational change, strategy and leadership.
Visiting over 35 countries was never my intention, but the last 20 years have seen me delivering training, speaking, and coaching clients in over 20 countries.
Being asked to run a large leadership development project in Qatar was the impetus for me to begin my life as an expat, and 8 years living in Qatar provided an opportunity to visit and work across the region.
Whilst in Qatar, I brought together a number of public and private sector organisations to engage in Global Entrepreneurship Week and that’s when my wider engagement in the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) began.
Having qualified and practised as a Coach over 20 years ago, it seemed natural to bring my coaching and consultancy experience to the startup and expat sectors.
Working as a senior consultant and executive coach in different global consultancies, I have worked with a wide range of sectors, developing a specialism in working with leaders whose challenge is to manage innovation and creativity.
I recently moved back to the UK after living in Qatar for 8 years where I was actively involved in the Startup Ecosystem in the MENA Region, with a particular interest in youth and women entrepreneurs. For a period of four years I was Director of Organisation and Strategy for a social enterprise established to further youth employment and entrepreneurship across MENA.
I am a regular keynote speaker at conferences on the topics of women entrepreneurs, the Global Entrepreneurship Network and business startups. I travel extensively as a Global Ambassador working with Startup Ecosystems at a national level, and with individuals. As a qualified business coach and consultant, I am most happy working with individuals who wish to create more power for themselves and those around them.
For a rough and ready personal video introduction, please view my YouTube intro here