A number of our associates work as trusted and challenging executive coaches for business leaders and managers. As well as working with senior executives many of them have also worked with high potential juniors who need coaching to boost their prospects and performance.
All our experienced coaches focused on enhancing and improving people performance at all levels whatever their specific issues, challenges and goals. They have, between them, a broad range of industry experience, which includes working extensively within the Financial Services arena and with culturally diverse audiences within mature and emerging markets.
Individually, each coach has a long and deep experience of organisational and continuous individual development. They have all worked as consultants and have also held senior corporate roles in organisations so understand the pressures and challenges at work and achieving the right work life balance.
Each of our coaches have their own area of expertise and focus which allows our coaching services to cover issues arising from performance, behaviour, life and/or relationships.
Our coaches work with a high level of energy and integrity and are able to bring both perspective and pragmatism to even the most complex of situations.
Below is a short introduction to some of our coaching experts;
Juliette draws on twelve years of leadership, coaching and development experience with senior executives, corporate teams, managers at all levels, private individuals and couples. Clients have included Commerzbank (London Branch), Royal Bank of Scotland, Rabobank, Renaissance Capital and National Australia Bank. Outside the finance industry, other organisational clients have included Cineworld, Ketchum PR, EMI, London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games, Victim Support, the NHS, Thames Valley Police and the Learning Skills and Information Service.
Prior to her coaching career she spent many years as a member of the Senior Management Team of numerous high profile non-profit organisations including Great Ormond Street Hospital, Colon Cancer Concern and The Prince’s Trust. This means her extensive experience in coaching, training and development is backed up by hands-on experience of leading teams; dealing with personnel issues; designing and implementing organisational strategies and managing sensitive client relationships.
Trained in the use of the Emotional Competence Inventory (ECI – Daniel Goleman/Hay Group), Juliette successfully led a three year, multi-level global leadership initiative to develop the emotional intelligence of leaders within Rabobank International. The programme included the ECI 360o feedback questionnaire to highlight leadership competencies needing development, followed by a six month coaching programme.
Rob has always been fascinated with human performance particularly in the context of business and organisational effectiveness. He sees his role as a coach and facilitator to explore the relationships that individuals have with themselves and other stakeholders and help clients find practical ways to improve their and their team’s performance.
His work is a split between a coaching based practice and facilitating programmes across a broad range of industry sectors: Financial Services, Retail, FMCG, Leisure, Sport, and Property.
He has been designing and facilitating brain-friendly leadership and management programmes for the past 15 years, for some well-known companies, for example: Unilever, The Home Retail Group (Argos and Homebase), Zurich Insurance, JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank, Fitness First and British Airways. He has also led learning and development programmes across a range of countries and cultures, E & W Europe, US, LAT AM and the Far East.
Rob adheres to the following coaching and development practice;
- Fundamental is to create a supportive and yet challenging environment – he is used to working with highly successful individuals that want and need to be challenged to take them further on their development. In his experience challenge needs to be balanced with support and an understanding of the environment in which the client operates.
- He always tries to work in a pragmatic way, i.e. find what works for the client rather than be limited by a model or set way of working, this means being flexible in his approach.
- He believes coaching to be a true partnership that enables individuals to deepen their learning and improve their performance.
His memberships, qualifications, awards, achievements and supervision include;
- BSc in Sports Studies and Psychology.
- Currently studying MSc in Executive Coaching as part of CPD.
- Qualified in MBTI, TMSDI, Belbin, SDI, L360 and AQR MT48 psychometrics.
- NLP Master Practitioner and coach qualified.
- Currently has supervision sessions monthly with a qualified coach supervisor.
- British Triathlon Level 3 coach and part of the British Triathlon Coach Mentor facilitation team.
Brian is a highly experienced trainer and coach with a wealth of practical experience and theoretical knowledge of leadership and management development issues. His training style is extremely participative, and he draws on real work and management issues as much as possible in order to achieve the best results.
Whilst working in Management Development for LloydsTSB UK Retail Banking, he created the multi-media programme ‘Coaching for Results’. The programme was rolled out to all managers in the bank. After Lloyds TSB, Brian spent time in the City, leading the learning and development functions of Credit Suisse, Commerzbank and Cazenove. During that time he became a behavioural skills, management development, coaching and OD practitioner with global experience. Since 2005 he has been an associate consultant of Applied Learning, coach and trainer, working primarily in banking and financial services.
Brian has created and delivered leadership, management courses and coaching to senior and middle management banking and financial services clients in: USA, Ireland, UK, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, France, Germany, Italy, Greece, Austria, Switzerland, Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Jordan, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Oman, S Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan.
He has also run certificate programmes in Coaching for HR professional studying for CIPD qualifications in the Middle East.
Helga has worked with clients in many industry sectors including retail, banking, distribution, telecommunications, technology, aerospace and energy. In addition to coaching senior executives throughout Europe, she has trained and coached clients in China, India, Ghana, Kuwait, New Zealand and US. Her clients are as wide-ranging as Bloomberg, Vodafone, Ebay, Audi, John Lewis, Nationwide, M & G, Xyratex, Disney, Vector Aerospace, CNN, Barclays, ARM and local housing associations.
She is an expert coach and coaching skills trainer who has held leadership roles at a senior level. She understands the reality of managing key relationships, facing dilemmas and making difficult choices while not knowing all the answers.
She has coached senior executives and their global top teams since 1998. Clients say working with Helga is stretching, stimulating and well worth it, if someone is looking to be challenged and willing to explore the way they lead. As an associate she brings a rich blend of strategy, transformational leadership, line management and global perspectives to the clients of Applied Learning. She uses process coaching and breakthrough techniques to enable her clients to find more creative and effective solutions to their challenges.
Helga specialises in coaching senior people and top teams in large organisations facing rapid change, complexity and ambiguity. This often leads to coaching for transformation leadership, transition into a new, more senior role or personal growth of leadership capability. This includes Executive Coaching, Leadership Development, Transitional Coaching, Team Coaching and Coaching Mentors.
She combines a number of coaching strategies: whole systems coaching, positive psychology and solutions-focused coaching. She ensures the client sets the agenda and identifies what they want from coaching.
Her flexible approach addresses the unique set of issues that arises with each client. She provides rich ideas of ways to solve problems that her clients reveal and embrace on their own making growth possible for each client on their terms. This involves breakthrough processes and techniques that push the boundaries of her client’s capabilities.
She is able to help her clients translate the many options into practical actions for impact, credibility and further shaping of their leadership role.
Helga’s 24 year leadership career started as the Head of Department within a UK wide Recruitment Company. She then secured a Managing Director position in a United Nations supported charity in E. Africa. Upon returning to England she worked with the Unipart Group of Companies as an Organisational Change Consultant before becoming a key partner in an OD Consultancy.
She has an MSc Business Management degree from Surrey University and an MSc Business Management Sciences from the University of Manchester. She is a NLP Practitioner and holds a NLP for Coaches Accreditation; Certificate in Training; Counselling Theory and Practice. She is also accredited in the Strengths Deployment Inventory Profiling Model.
Linda is an Executive Coach, Coach-Therapist, OD Consultant and Trainer with 20+ years’ experience in the corporate arena. She has studied and undergone training in the neuroscience of coaching, organizational systems, group psychodynamics, and stress management.
She has worked across a range of sectors including broadcast media, print & online publishing, IT, gaming, law, banking, investments, insurance, retail, hotel & leisure, healthcare and the charity sector and has trained culturally mixed and geographically dispersed workforces (including from Western and Eastern Europe, Asia and the Middle East, USA, Africa, and the Far East).
Within financial services she has coached, trained and facilitated within AIG/ Alico, Altis Hedge Funds, BACS, Deutsche Bank, Goldbridge Investments, HSBC, Lloyds of London, Renaissance Capital and Vocalink. She is a mentor on the ICAEW Women in Leadership Programme, and has preferred supplier status for executive coaching, facilitation and general development with the BBC, Discovery Networks International, Hotels.com and News International. Linda has also led or supported several OD projects including bespoke competency frameworks, appraisal processes, talent management & succession planning schemes, 360 feedback exercises and so forth in numerous companies such as Betfair, FT Group, Economist Group, Pearson and News International.
Tim is a specialist in coaching and training people in business management, people management and project management skills at operational levels.
He has lectured at Canterbury Christchurch College University Business School and has recently completed an advanced Diploma in Coaching and Mentoring. Tim has worked with many companies including BNP Paribas, Standard bank, Axa Investment, Chanel, Smiths Detection, NSK Bearings, Express Newspapers, Reed Publishing, Habitat, Carphone Warehouse and MenCap.
Recent coaching and training projects include:
- Individual Management Coaching for a number of Operational Managers in both Government and private enterprises
- Project management and negotiation training and coaching in large multinational bank
- Coaching a director of a recruitment company
- Strategic coaching for the CEO of a telecoms company
- Director coaching for a multinational electronics distributorship
- Management Development programme for middle managers of a Royal Society
- Leadership programme for a large multinational
Tim’s focus for coaching assignments involves looking at the business environment the person faces, uncovering and understanding what is at the core of the situation and then helping the coachee develop goals, strategies and tactics to help resolve the situation. Tim’s business background and commercial instincts, combined with a robust coaching style, lend themselves to an informal approach that delivers hard edged results.
Tim’s focus for management development work involves looking at the managers
buying into the value of management activity or just tolerating it or do they focus on
technical outputs only? Understanding the drive for managers to perform management
tasks is critical to success.
Annabel is an experienced executive and leadership coach, trainer and facilitator and works with senior, director and board level clients. She has a particular interest in developing women leaders and working across cultures.
Annabel has gained her considerable expertise in coaching across cultures as a member of the London Business School’s Executive Coaching Team. She has worked on London-based Executive Education, MBA and Executive MBA programmes, as well as coaching for the School in Switzerland, Hong Kong, Dubai and Scandinavia on customised programmes for a wide range of clients from global industries including the financial services sector, mining, petrochemical, IT, energy, pharmaceutical, FMCG and local and national government. Annabel’s combined experience in one to one and group work has given her a rich understanding of how good leadership can inspire and empower organisations. This enables her to use a variety of coaching approaches to give clients thinking space to reflect, be challenged and move forward.
Prior to starting her own practice and working as an associate of Applied Learning, Annabel spent more than 25 years as a journalist and broadcaster at ITN, Channel Four News and the BBC in the UK, including Northern Ireland, coming into regular contact with leaders of industry and business, politicians at local and government level and representatives of the private and public sector. She worked with and managed teams and individuals and set up programmes for training and development, career guidance, coaching and mentoring, preparing and implementing staff development programmes, and presenting and facilitating external training workshops. This has helped to build her unique insight into team and individual communications and relationships.
She is an Association for Coaching Accredited Executive Coach, is qualified to use a number of psychometric tools and is also highly practiced in 360 feedback. Annabel undertakes regular Continuing Professional Development and is currently studying for a Diploma in the Neuroscience of Leadership. Annabel speaks fluent French including business French.