Lindsay Wittenberg: Founder and Chief Executive
I am the first choice of coach for many HR Directors and business leaders. I also work with a group of esteemed and carefully selected colleagues who may partner with me to deliver programmes of work. My partner coaches extend my own range of approaches and bring other business and coaching experience to the coaching relationship. Together we make sure you will have the best possible coach for your individual needs, whether you are an individual looking for a coaching programme or an organisation looking for a team to develop larger coaching programmes.
My executive coaching works with the coaching relationship as a key vehicle of change. It’s through the working relationship that you will gain the increased self-awareness and self-understanding that will enable you to make conscious and well-judged choices and decisions and convey your authenticity. In combination, these factors – self-awareness, self-understanding, conscious decision-making and authenticity – will release your leadership potential. You can find out more about how I work and the approach I use here.
I value professionalism, quality and depth. I take a holistic approach that includes the whole of who you are, what sustainable results look like for you, the strength of our working relationship, and a dash of humour and creativity. These values underpin what I deliver and how I approach my work.
My coaching is both rigorous and caring. Clients report experiencing me as supportive and challenging, caring and tough, dynamic and deep, positive, warm and insightful.
I relish the challenge of complexities and ambiguities so I love working with bright, senior people. I enjoy coaching people whom others may regard as ‘difficult’ and people experiencing stress.
The broader team
See more about my partner coaches here. Whether you work with me alone or with any of my partner coaches, I will set up and manage your coaching programme.
See more about the individuals and organisations I collaborate with more broadly here.
Hazel has 25 years’ experience in HR and Change Leadership with British Gas and GlaxoSmithKline, reaching the role of VP HR for the Global Vaccines Supply Chain, and has worked for over 4 years in professional coaching and facilitation across a diverse spread of business sectors.
She offers CEO and Board level executive coaching, leadership team facilitation, and bespoke strategy-driven development programmes and workshops. She has worked extensively across Europe, North America and Asia, spending over 10 years living and working out of France and Belgium, and is bi-lingual in English and French. Hazel has a BA in English & Linguistics from Nottingham University and a Postgraduate Diploma in HR from the University of the West of England. She is a Member of the CIPD and a Professionally Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation (PCC). Her extensive leadership, HR and coaching training includes Energy Management, Innovation facilitation, MBTI (Step 2) and Systemic Constellations.
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Rachel has 16 years’ experience working in the broadcast and telecommunications industry. She created and led award winning teams in competitive global markets and broadcast to radio and television audiences of 185m people in 120 different countries. She was awarded an MBE for ‘the promotion of human rights and the empowerment of women in Afghanistan’. Rachel coaches senior executives and high potential talent in global corporates and the public sector. She holds an MA in Mastery in Professional Executive Coaching, she is trained in BRIEF Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Coaching, and she is recognised through the BBC’s Coach Foundation Course (EMCC) and Ashridge Business School as having ‘created a standard for others to aspire to’.
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When you are facing change. When times are tough. When your career is no longer working. When confidence has taken a knock. Those are the times when clients recognise the skills which Carole brings to her work. She is able to support you in facing the difficulty, and enable you to find a way through. She does this by taking you into a helicopter from which you can see the terrain differently, and so find new ways forward. Clients describe her approach as ‘confidence building’, and with that confidence the actions you need to take become doable. They typically choose Carole when:
- The demands of a role take them outside their comfort zone
- Their resilience has deserted them
- They are good at what they do but are asking questions as to whether they want to do it
- They are leading others through change, whilst finding it hard themselves
Carole holds the Advanced Diploma in Executive Coaching of the Academy of Executive Coaching, is a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation, has an M.A. in Education, and is a qualified careers counsellor. She is author and co-author of books including ‘Competitive Advantage Through Diversity’, ‘Strike a New Career Deal’. and ‘Coaching to Solutions’.
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Barbara helps people to turn their thinking on its head. She enables them to see their situations from completely new and unexpected perspectives, and to let go of their old baggage and beliefs, like a Ctrl Alt Delete for your brain. This clean sweep allows them to think clearly, focus and decide properly what the next steps and actions are. She believes we all have untapped abilities, talents and potential, it’s just a matter of finding and using them. She loves working with smart, successful people in large organisations – usually senior managers and leaders who want more. Barbara is a qualified and experienced executive coach with an Advanced Diploma in Coaching and Mentoring, a European NLP Coaching Certification, and she is a professionally certified coach by the International Coach Federation (ICF PCC). She is qualified in MBTI Step 1 and 2, FIRO-B, SDI, and Lominger Voices 360. Before becoming a consultant she worked at British Airways, in a variety of customer service and leadership roles.
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Katharine St John Brooks
A trained management consultant and coach, Katharine specialises in performance and leadership coaching. Her coaching clients refer to her energy, empathy, clarity of thinking and enthusiasm. She has recently published a coaching book (“Internal Coaching – The Inside Story”, Karnac Books), and works with Board Directors and CEOs. Her experience as a Board director herself means that she understands the pressures and complexities of working at this level. Her employment background is in Government with extensive experience of working with Ministers, and she has also worked in the retail sector. Katharine is a qualified ‘Master Coach’ and she holds an MSc in Organisational Behaviour and an MA in Professional Development (Coaching), is a Fellow of the Institute of Consulting and is licensed to use a number of psychometric instruments and 360 tools including MBTI Steps I and II.
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