I’m Jess, an ICF-accredited coach with a diploma in Transformational Coaching from the Animas Centre for Coaching, formalising my years of coaching experience in the workplace. My accreditation from the International Coaching Federation (ICF) means that I meet their high standards and ethical guidelines. I am also an accredited Strengths Profile practitioner, helping clients to understand and leverage their unique strengths. I work with clients privately, and as an Associate Coach for the Civil Service via EY.
As well as being a coach I am also an experienced Project Director and change leader. My coaching practice benefits from powerful synergies as a result of my wider experience. And having a portfolio career means I’m “practicing what I preach” (that’s an idiom, I promise there’s no preaching!). I have led award-winning teams and organisational change projects within a range of sectors, including the Civil Service, Higher and Further Education, Financial Services and Logistics sectors. I started as a graduate trainee and have worked my way up to senior leadership roles; I’ve worked in the public sector, private sector and the charity sector; I’ve been a permanent employee, a contractor, a management consultant and now also a freelancer.
There have been some great highlights along the way (in particular five amazing years working to deliver the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and receiving the Order of Officer of the British Empire (OBE) from HM Queen as a result).