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Our Coaches

Throughout the Scholarship year each Scholar works 1:1 with a professional leadership Coach. The year-long coaching programme provides the Scholars with a critical sounding board, plus challenges and facilitates the Scholar’s thinking and development.

The coaching element of the Scholarship has been designed by our faculty partner Wisdom8. The Marketing Academy Professional Coaching Team is members of the Association for Coaching® (AC).

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    Esther works to harness, enhance and develop the talents and strengths of established and upcoming...

    Esther Goodyear

    Esther Goodyear

    Esther works to harness, enhance and develop the talents and strengths of established and upcoming leaders across the cultural perspective. A committed coach and facilitator with excellent communication skills, she is valued by her clients for her purposeful, supportive and frank style - always getting to the heart of issues. 

    Born in Ghana, educated in the UK and USA and currently based in London, her multi-cultural background equips her with unique insights and an appreciation of cross-cultural differences, social complexities and change.

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    Preeta is a qualified board-level executive coach, with passion for encouraging and supporting oth...

    Preeta Cooley

    Preeta Cooley

    Preeta is a qualified board-level executive coach, with passion for encouraging and supporting others. Preeta began her career in commercial management and has a breadth of operational and board-level experience, including having P&L responsibility for £24mn within a multi-million PLC. She also spent over a decade as an entrepreneur, during which time she established and sold a successful business start-up.

    Combining her coaching expertise with her commercial business leadership experience, and a psychological perspective, Preeta understands not only what it takes to be an inspiring leader, but helps clients to create shifts in perspective, enabling them to find new ways to understand, respond to and resolve practical business issues, whilst becoming more aware of who they are, how they relate to others, and ultimately achieve both business and personal career aspirations.

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    Mark combines extensive marketing experience with his intuitive sensitivity and strong interest in...

    Mark Harris

    Mark Harris

    Mark combines extensive marketing experience with his intuitive sensitivity and strong interest in personal development, to define exactly what each client needs.

    Supported by insights from his own journey, Mark helps managers and teams in commercial and charitable organisations to maximise their potential.

    “Mark has been extremely helpful and carefully guided me to make the right professional decisions. I have spoken to several Henley alumni and my interactions with Mark have been the most helpful by a long shot” Executive MBA Candidate, Henley Business School.

    Read more about Mark’s work here www.marketingboost.co.uk

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    Shamela has a passion for helping people find their own brilliance.  She has over 20 years experie...

    Shamela Kylassum

    Shamela Kylassum

    Shamela has a passion for helping people find their own brilliance.  She has over 20 years experience working as a management consultant for PwC and PA Consulting.  Over the last few years, she has taken that experience together with her coaching experience to specialist in working with individuals, teams and organisations.  Providing coaching, facilitation, organisational and leadership development to her clients.  She works from a positive psychology/ strengths based approach, and adds in NLP, and mindfulness training so that she helps the whole person achieve their goals.  

    Shamela finds the people she coaches inspirational, and coaching them a privilege.

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    Deborah helps business people understand what is unique about them, then bring more of that into t...

    Deborah Huisken

    Deborah Huisken

    Deborah helps business people understand what is unique about them, then bring more of that into the work they do.  She helps executives, business owners, entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs take on new challenges, and achieve career and lifestyle changes that bring them more money, more time, more satisfaction.

    She has been in business for 30 years, first in marketing and business development with second-stage start-ups, then as a consultant for larger corporations, primarily in IT.  She loves to work with clients with an international mindset.

    She is a PCC (Professional Certified Coach) through the International Coach Federation (ICF).

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    Before becoming an executive coach and trainer Claire worked within advertising agencies at board ...

    Claire Croft

    Claire Croft

    Before becoming an executive coach and trainer Claire worked within advertising agencies at board level for several years, both as a strategy partner and as a head of talent.  

    Inspiring behaviour change that delivers business results has been at the heart of everything she's done as a strategist. And she has been privileged enough to do so for brands like Boots, O2, BMW and the BBC. Making the move into talent she worked with two of the most successful agencies in London (Proximity and M&C Saatchi) inspiring them to see the business value that comes from effective people development strategies.

    Collectively her experience has given her a deep understanding of the challenges faced by people working in both agencies and client organisations and what it takes to achieve the change that is needed to let potential flourish.

    Claire is also an ICF accredited coach, NLP Master Practitioner and approved Facet 5 assessor – which are just some of the ways she ensures she feels equipped to help her clients inspire their people to work at their best and achieve greater success as a result.

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    Nathalie is a qualified career and leadership coach and an accredited member of the International ...

    Nathalie Britten

    Nathalie Britten

    Nathalie is a qualified career and leadership coach and an accredited member of the International Coach Federation and a licenced Firework career coach. 

    Nathalie is passionate about working with motivated professionals who are currently transitioning or have a desire to transition into senior leadership roles.  She provides support and encouragement while allowing them to grow their leadership skills through better awareness of themselves and the impact they have on their teams, colleagues, management and other stakeholders. 

    Her goal is to empower individuals to be themselves, inspire others and excel whilst at the same time being happy and fulfilled personally as well as professionally.

    “Nathalie’s frank but positive and non-judgemental approach leads to conversations that are sometimes painfully honest but ultimately empowering and action-focused“

    Prior to coaching Nathalie spent many years in the arena of leadership development whilst working in one of Europe’s top business

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    Adrian is an experienced and accredited coach and facilitator who works with leaders, their teams ...

    Adrian Goodall

    Adrian Goodall

    Adrian is an experienced and accredited coach and facilitator who works with leaders, their teams and rising talent in commercial and professional organisations. His clients want better, different results, typically dealing with opportunities and challenges of leadership, promotion, confidence, teamwork, strategy & change, clarity of direction and communication skills. Adrian brings over 25 years’ business experience from his previous executive roles in investment banking and corporate strategy.

    His coaching style is reassuring and also challenging and catalytic, offering an impartial sounding board together with confidential and exploratory conditions for clients to build confidence and develop actions for effective change to reach their goals. He is passionate about each individual’s potential to ‘make a difference’, and also about the impact this has on the teams and organisations in which they live and work.

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    Andy has over 30 years front line experience in the fast moving world of fashion retail, including...

    Andy King

    Andy King

    Andy has over 30 years front line experience in the fast moving world of fashion retail, including MD of a multi-channel business with 300+ outlets. He has worked across all retail formats and in both public and private equity ownership structures, as well as running his own company.

    He trained as a professional coach in 2007 and enjoys new levels of fulfilment as he uses this expertise in combination with his commercial insights and accumulated wisdom to help individuals and teams achieve their personal and business goals. He sees his role as that of a learning partner, and brings whatever clients might find useful into the sessions.

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    Paul believes in and combines 3 perspectives to his coaching: 1) 25 years experience in Advertisi...

    Paul Arnold

    Paul Arnold

    Paul believes in and combines 3 perspectives to his coaching:

    1) 25 years experience in Advertising and Marketing (Saatchi & Saatchi and Grey working across many brand both locally and globally).

    2) Real time experience (still actively working with agencies and clients. Has won 5 Euro Effie advertising awards over the past 6 years)

    3) A real depth in training (MBA, MSc in Skills & Strategies of Change Agent, Master Practitioner in NLP, Trained coach and over 20 other courses attended).

    Paul's focus is on inspiring accelerated performance. Whilst he will work with whatever emergent issues arise, he believes that Emotional Intelligence and working at the belief level are two of the most powerful levers for driving sustained behavioural change.

    Paul likes to keep up to date with latest developments in thinking by summarising a business book every month, details can be found ‪http://www.slooowdown.wordpress.com

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    Since 1994, Wendy has supported teams, executives and organisations to achieve and excel in their ...

    Wendy Oliver

    Wendy Oliver

    Since 1994, Wendy has supported teams, executives and organisations to achieve and excel in their aims through delivering bespoke development solutions, which capitalise on and values people potential.

    Wendy provides Corporate & Executive 1-1 coaching and group facilitation (strategic away days) to CEOS, MD’s, Director’s, Heads of and Managers in blue chips, SME’s or government.  She is a qualified Coach Supervisor, trains executives to be more effective leaders and coaches and supports organisations in creating empowering coaching cultures.  Wendy’s powerful belief in people makes her an enthusiastic and inspiring coach who has an intuitive, supportive yet challenging and motivational style.

    She uses a range of leadership tools and creative coaching methodologies in order to help teams / individuals identify and take the necessary steps to achieve their vision, values and objectives.  Her ability to build rapport quickly allows others to build on their strengths, challenge their beliefs and behaviour access their motivation and energy, step out of their comfort zones and achieve beyond their expectations.

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    An internationally Accredited Executive Coach and Consultant. Leigh draws on over 20 years strateg...

    Leigh Bowman-Perks

    Leigh Bowman Perks

    An internationally Accredited Executive Coach and Consultant. Leigh draws on over 20 years strategic leadership experience with top FTSEs to act as trusted coach and adviser to Boards, C-Suite and leadership talent.

    Leigh combines her own 7-point Inspiring Leadership model, leading coaching methods and latest neuroscientific research to develop authentic leaders who successfully inspire others. Leigh’s energy, intuitive questioning and highly supportive style challenges leaders to be courageously authentic and realise their full potential.

    Leigh is currently researching and writing her first book called ‘Inspiring Women Leaders’ and is Ambassador to several charities.

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    After a successful career in both central and local government, Jo is now a qualified corporate co...

    Jo Cleary

    Jo Cleary

    After a successful career in both central and local government, Jo is now a qualified corporate coach and leadership consultant in both the public and private sector.

    She has a proven track record in enabling leaders, at all levels, to achieve their potential, believe in themselves and develop their own leadership style. Her approach - being empathetic and supportive with an insightful directness, together with recent and considerable experience of leadership roles at the top of diverse organisations, has enabled many people, organisations and whole systems to achieve their personal goals and shared outcomes. She is also highly sensitive to the politics of organisations and supports people to navigate these successfully.

    Jo holds a number of non Executive Board positions including being the Chair of The College of Social Work.

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    Ruth works with individuals and teams to enable change and adaptation for improved performance thr...

    Ruth Simpson

    Ruth Simpson

    Ruth works with individuals and teams to enable change and adaptation for improved performance through coaching, consulting and facilitation. Her experience comes from working corporately in PR, marketing, sales and distribution in the oil industry and as a change management and leadership development consultant with PwC. She completed a masters degree in coaching and development, focusing her research on leadership, how people adapt and the role coaching can play in enabling people to adapt.

    Ruth is challenging, pragmatic, and loves working with people to develop on all levels from acquiring new skills to shifting behaviour patterns and limiting beliefs.

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    Annie is a qualified Career and Executive Coach, and an Accredited Member of the Association for C...

    Annie Bennett

    Annie Bennett

    Annie is a qualified Career and Executive Coach, and an Accredited Member of the Association for Coaching. Annie works with fast moving, hi-growth individuals to support and challenge their step up to the next stage in their life and career.

    Annie runs her own business working as an Executive and Career Coach, and works in alliance with a number of key organisational partners. Prior to this, she had careers in Education and as an internal HR consultant in an international engineering organisation.

    Annie has worked with clients from many sectors over the years, and has built a reputation as a coach and facilitator of major personal change and development. Her style is warm, engaging and challenging, and she acts as a real thinking partner to help clients achieve their goals, whether in an organisational or personal leadership arena.

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    Sarah is a dynamic executive coach and facilitator with a mix of commercial and HR experience span...

    Sarah Lane

    Sarah Lane

    Sarah is a dynamic executive coach and facilitator with a mix of commercial and HR experience spanning 18 years, specialising in Leadership and Talent development.  Her psychology training has been from the body of work of the Human Potential Movement. Utilising her expertise in psychometric testing and practical psychology, Sarah combines both her professional experience and study with her personal experience of business, leadership, coaching and training to achieve major shifts for individuals, teams and organisations.

    Having operated at a senior level acting as coach and advisor to many of the top 50 leaders within Blue Chip organizations and the third sector, Sarah brings experience and a pragmatic approach to helping individuals and teams perform at even greater levels.  With previous roles including managing regional sales teams through to later qualifying as an auditor, Sarah connects with business leaders from a position of real insight.

    Sarah understands that meaningful change occurs over a period of time. Human beings are multi faceted by nature, so to achieve lasting change she takes a holistic approach and works with the whole person. Leaders and managers are real people with real lives and her coaching approach embraces this enabling them to enhance their performance.

    She has developed a reputation for creating and assisting change.  From Directors in the Board room to operational customer facing teams, Sarah is regularly called upon to help get to the heart of issues and make a substantial difference to team and individual communication, cohesion and performance.

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    Heli’s coaching focuses on growth strategies and leadership development. She firmly believes that ...

    Heli Heartland

    Heli Heartland

    Heli’s coaching focuses on growth strategies and leadership development. She firmly believes that people who are passionate about what they do will always have an edge over those who ‘just work here’.

    Heli is an ICF-accredited executive coach and comes with 20+ years of strategy, client and project leadership experience cross-industry from telecoms to branding, market research, digital product development and open innovation.

    Heli has an energising and direct coaching style, and her coaching clients describe her as highly perceptive, authentic and forward-moving. More: http://gorockyourworld.com

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    Elizabeth has over 20 years experience in FMCG global organisations in marketing & commercial incl...

    Elizabeth Mcgregor

    Elizabeth McGregor

    Elizabeth has over 20 years experience in FMCG global organisations in marketing & commercial including board level roles. In 2015 she set up her own consultancy to peruse her passion for individual and organisation development and now works as an Executive Coach enabling individuals and organisations to develop & improve performance.   

    Elizabeth is driven by a passion for continuous improvement & enabling development, her sense of fun, optimism and desire to find the perfect balance between challenging & supporting others is what makes her unique. “I have got so much value from my time with Elizabeth. She has such a patient approach combining nuanced and intuitive communication with an ability to keep a two way interchange of energy” (2015 coachee)

    Elizabeth is a licenced practitioner for Insights Discovery & has a Diploma in Executive Coaching through the AoEC and is a member of the AC.

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    Jane has over 20 years experience working in the City of London within HR where her experience lie...

    Jane Adshead-Grant

    Jane Adshead-Grant

    Jane has over 20 years experience working in the City of London within HR where her experience lies in management and performance development, leading through major restructures and process integration. Jane’s leadership helps others define their personal and professional vision, set clear goals and achieve their aspirations.

    She is an accredited coach with the ICF.  She has an advanced certificate in psychological coaching and is a qualified Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Coach.

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    Rachel has been fortunate to have over 20 years working within and leading marketing teams in nume...

    Rachel Warren

    Rachel Warren

    Rachel has been fortunate to have over 20 years working within and leading marketing teams in numerous blue chip organisations, such as Dixons Carphone Warehouse, Sony Erickson, Westfield and B&Q, as well as within the charity sector as Nuffield Health’s Customer Marketing Director. She has delivered a number of award winning campaigns and industry acclaimed strategic pieces during her career alongside world-class employee engagement.

    Rachel has always aimed to inspire behaviour change that delivers business results and she has led teams with a focus on coaching and development to ensure each individual was given every opportunity to perform to the best of their ability. The joy of seeing individuals and teams shine, through significant improvements in motivation and self-belief led Rachel to a change in career, retraining as a leadership coach in 2015 at the world-renowned Henley Business School.

    With a straightforward, challenging and creative style Rachel is passionate about developing more emotionally aware and considered leaders for the future. She loves working to help develop an individual or teams Emotional Intelligence and core values to enable independent thinking and leadership integrity.

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    Anna Inama has more than 18 years marketing experience in a variety of blue chip multinational org...

    Anna Inama

    Anna Inama

    Anna Inama has more than 18 years marketing experience in a variety of blue chip multinational organisations, running, mentoring and coaching large cross cultural teams. She trained as a business coach with one of the leading coaching organisations,  and is just in the process of completing an accredited Masters qualification. Anna is known for her energy, passion and performance orientated approach to coaching. She is passionate about building strong relationships and has an empathetic, commercially aware, honest and challenging style.

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    Emma brings 25 years’ international business experience working in HR and commercial roles with 3 ...

    Emma West

    Emma West

    Emma brings 25 years’ international business experience working in HR and commercial roles with 3 FTSE 100 companies in consumer goods and retail sectors.

    In addition to being a qualified coach, she is a Non-Executive Director at DVLA and Chair of Inspire! a charity working with young people in East London to achieve their work and life aspirations. She is known for her insightful, empowering and action oriented coaching style. 

    Emma creates an environment for her clients that enables and fosters quality thinking and decision making; she takes a strengths based approach and believes in helping her clients to be the best they can be.

    Emma’s purpose is all about helping individuals to unlock their potential and flourish.

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    Ella is an ICF Accredited Executive and Business coach and facilitator who prior to setting up her...

    Ella Jaczynska

    Ella Jaczynska

    Ella is an ICF Accredited Executive and Business coach and facilitator who prior to setting up her own Coaching business had nearly 25 years' experience working in the pharmaceutical industry in various senior global managerial positions within Research & Development and Corporate Strategy. This brings an in-depth understanding of the pressures, challenges and opportunities of corporate life.

    She is motivated and energized by bring about and sustaining transformation to individuals. Her coaching style is fundamentally forward moving and outcome focussed. She builds empathy and trust in order to be able to deeply question, challenge, support and build awareness.

    She has coached at all levels of seniority and across multiple different disciplines, multiple countries and various different industries.  She has specialism in a) Transition and On-boarding Coaching, b) Career Coaching, c) Enabling Key talent to fulfil their potential and d) working with individuals that wish to re-calibrating their normality (usually after a significant life event).

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    Debbie has more than 15 years marketing experience. Having started her career on client side worki...

    Debbie Palmer

    Debbie Palmer

    Debbie has more than 15 years marketing experience. Having started her career on client side working for United Biscuits, Heinz and Arla, she then moved across to agency side.

    As board director of a brand design consultancy, she gained first hand leadership experience, before finally training as a coach.

    She now specialises in working with marketing and commercial professionals on a variety of coaching agendas.

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    Elizabeth has over 20 years experience working in the City of London, within Professional Services...

    Elizabeth Arthur

    Elizabeth Arthur

    Elizabeth has over 20 years experience working in the City of London, within Professional Services and Media and has spent many years working with the financial services sector.  Her background is in B2B consultancy sales, delivering client led people solutions and leading teams to achieve high level performance.

    Her coaching style is supportive, insightful and challenging and seeks to enable individuals to create possibilities for themselves and to look at the use of language that they use to communicate with themselves and others in pursuit of their personal and professional aspirations.  Elizabeth is a qualified practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming.

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    As a pioneering leader within her field, Katherine is the group CEO and of the Association for Coa...

    Katherine Tulpa

    Katherine Tulpa

    As a pioneering leader within her field, Katherine is the group CEO and of the Association for Coaching, a leading professional coaching body, and Founder/Executive Director of Wisdom 8, a board-level coaching firm.  As someone who “pushes the boundaries” and who role-models “collaboration-based” leadership, Katherine specialises in global leadership coaching,  developing CEOs, C-Suite executives and their Teams from across 30 different nationalities within some of the world’s leading and emerging brands. She is the recipient of the awards for Influencing and Impacting the Coaching Profession and was made Coach/Mentor of the Year by Coaching at Work. She is also an author, speaker and lecturer, with recent contributions in Leadership Coaching, Excellence in Coaching and Diversity in Coaching (Kogan Page), and is on the editorial board for Coaching, an International Journal of Theory, Research, and Practice (Routledge).

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    Julie has enabled CEOs, CFOs and Senior Managers across Corporate and Voluntary sectors to create ...

    Julie Williams

    Julie Williams

    Julie has enabled CEOs, CFOs and Senior Managers across Corporate and Voluntary sectors to create challenging goals and deliver them with confidence and courage. Julie runs her own Executive Coaching business developing individual clients and teams by shining a light on underlying issues and breaking through limiting beliefs. Empowerment and fresh thinking builds new, more capable leaders.

    Julie is a member of the Henley Register of Coaches and will complete the Henley MSc in Coaching and Behavioural Change in May 2016 with a research project focusing on team coaching.

    With a Corporate background as a senior member of the Microsoft Account team at Accenture (2007 to 2012), Julie brings a deep understanding of relationship management, programme delivery and business development. Prior to this Julie was the youngest senior manager appointed at Thames Water and was Head of Marketing during the company’s sale to the Macquarie Group in 2006 for c. £4.8bn.

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