I am a Personal Development Coach, Academic Coach and Performing Arts Coach.
Accredited Diploma in Transformational Coaching from the Animas Centre of Coaching, London.
Executive Functioning Coach (Children, Adolescents and Adults) Connections in Mind, London.
I am Head of Psychology and Sociology at Frensham Heights School in England.
Whilst at Bohunt School I was leading Bohunt Coaching Champions as course director and delivering the school’s Transformational Coaching Programme.
As a Vice Principal I was in charge of preparing an international sixth form College for an ISI Inspection. My job was to ensure that all lessons were ‘excellent’ and that students has a clear idea of their progress within their A level subjects. I used Transformational Coaching techniques to support staff in achieving this goal in only seven months and the ISI rated the academic teaching as ‘excellent’ in their 2017 report.
As an Assistant Head teacher I had the responsibility to ensure that diversity and equality amongst all staff (including BAME) and students were part of a comprehensive London school’s development plan and the implementation of an anti-racism and conflict resolution programme. My key achievement was using non-judgemental coaching techniques and as a result of this the workplace became more aligned to its mission statement ensuring diversity and equal opportunities for all.
My leadership experience includes implementing the Growth Mindset in a school. Using my transformational coaching skills I led a team for six months reviewing, planning and implementing strategies involving all stakeholders across three schools. This led to a culture focused on raising achievements by harnessing the individual’s resilience and self-motivation resulting in outstanding examination outcomes and increased staff motivation and well-being.
I am a Performing Arts Coach specialising in performance anxiety. I am an expert in devising personalised strategies to increase self-confidence. I am part of the pioneering medical team lead by the hand surgeon Dr Mark Phillips developing innovative treatments for prevention and rehabilitation of guitarists.
I have a special interest in how to apply the newest scientific discoveries from brain plasticity as part of transformational leadership practice.
My clients has benefitted from this learning by knowing how to improve the brain’s adaptability and resilience to stress, developing a positive attitude to problem solution and improving emotional intelligence.
I started my leadership coaching training in 2008 (‘Developing Coaching Skills for Leaders’ VT Four S) and became in charge of coaching of staff at the school I worked at. Supporting colleagues I have developed a reputation as an effective and transformational leader and coach.
I have over 20 years of experience teaching Social Sciences (A level/GCSE Psychology/Sociology) in some of the leading independent and maintained sixth form colleges and schools in England. With my excellent communication skills and in-depth knowledge my teaching has inspired my students to study Psychology, Law and Medicine at some of the finest universities in the UK including Russell Group Universities and Oxbridge. I have taught students of all abilities from 20 different ethnic backgrounds.
During my fifteen year long career as a classical guitarist I went on to become a Performing Arts Medicine Therapist working for the British Association of Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM London) since 2004. My dissertation ‘Ergonomics of the Guitar’ was published in Classical Guitar Magazine and I have written articles on performance ergonomics and given lectures including at the Royal Society of Medicine, London.
I have a MA in Music from The Carl Nielsen Academy of Music, Denmark. I have an enhanced DBS certificate for working with children and young adults.