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The Coaching House | Members | Gilly | Co-Founder

Gilly Rutherford

Gilly has a strong business background and extensive experience in Coaching, Leadership & Organisation Development and Business Transformation.As a Coach and Coach Supervisor her approach is systemic, client centred and takes account of the complexity of the business environment. She focuses on the inter-dependent nature of business relationships and performance, and encourages individuals and executive teams to demonstrate the character of true leadership.Her style is always pragmatic and creative and is underpinned by a belief that authenticity is the means for accessing and fostering untapped potential.

gilly@thecoachinghouse.co.uk

The Coaching House | Members | Cath | Co-Founder

Cath Harries

Cath is an Executive Coach and Leadership Development Consultant with over twenty years’ experience helping people thrive, both personally and strategically in their careers. Her clients find her warm authenticity and open, pragmatic approach builds trust quickly, allowing for robust conversations, in service of their growth. She also brings strong commercial acumen, having qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PwC in her early career.Cath helps individuals and groups deepen their self-awareness, explore their impact and develop techniques that increase choice and build confidence. She also draws on her Somatic Coaching practice, paying attention to both mind and body, to help clients step out of auto pilot and reconnect with the present, helping them progress through difficult experiences. This deeper exploration brings about sustainable change.

cath@thecoachinghouse.co.uk

The Coaching House | Members | Martin Sealy

Martin Sealy

Martin is a Managing Director and experienced coach with an international background of over 25 years delivering results through the development of effective teams and individuals in leadership positions (or aspiring to lead), regardless of situational context or environment. Creating impact through behavioural change for teams and individuals has been Martin’s passion and primary focus in a wide variety of Corporate & SME’s organisations, throughout the UK, Israel, Europe, Middle East and Africa.

martin@thecoachinghouse.co.uk

The Coaching House | Members | Alison Reid

Alison Reid

Alison is an executive coach who helps professionals step into leadership and take their career to the next level. She helps them communicate more impactfully, delegate more effectively and focus on commercial priorities by working with them to make and sustain positive shifts in mindset and behaviour. An Oxford graduate with over 20 years’ international business experience cross-sector, she has worked for over 10 years with clients in finance, both in corporate and professional services, organisations including PwC, ICAEW and CIMA. Her coaching clients comment on how quickly she gets to the nub of the issue, how she strikes just the right balance between support and challenge, and on her ontological approach, grounded in neuroscience, which enables them to make sustainable changes in service of their objectives.

alison@thecoachinghouse.co.uk

The Coaching House | Members | William Winston

William Winstone

William is an experienced executive coach and performance psychologist. An expert in team coaching, resilience and mental toughness, he builds trust rapidly, developing coaching relationships that harness strengths and get to the heart of what needs to be addressed. Leaders often find they need to evolve an approach that has worked in the past to meet the new challenges of the future, especially in more senior roles. After a business degree and early career in retail, William spent 14 years as a head tennis coach, whilst qualifying and setting up a successful practice as a psychotherapist and sport psychologist, then in 2006 returned to corporate life as a team and executive coach, continuing to work with Team GB and others in the world of sport.

william@thecoachinghouse.co.uk

The Coaching House | Members | Wendy Bedborough

Wendy Bedborough

Wendy has a background in senior business and HR roles and a wealth of experience in Coaching and facilitating Leaders and their teams seeking to navigate an increasingly complex business world. Through her presence, intuition and the courage to challenge in service of their development, her clients quickly find she brings warmth, humour, energy and empathy encouraging them to find their confidence, sense of self, and authenticity as leaders. Her approach is drawn from both systemic and somatic approaches inspiring clients to engage with their authority, presence and impact whilst being mindful of the interdependencies in which they operate.

wendy@thecoachinghouse.co.uk

The Coaching House | Members | Caroline laycock

Caroline Laycock

Caroline has over 20 years’ experience supporting leaders and their teams across a range of industries including professional and financial services, retail, Government Agencies and the NHS. Her coaching approach centres on helping leaders to ‘be themselves with skill,’ embracing topics such as authentic leadership, work/life blend and personal impact. In service of this she uses tools such as strengths profiling, values assessment and alignment as well as her own model for personal productivity. Caroline’s style is energising, warm and encouraging with a healthy dose of positive challenge.

caroline@thecoachinghouse.co.uk

The Coaching House | Members | James Butcher

James Butcher

James is an experienced coach who has worked with senior executives at Arup, PwC, Coca Cola, Telefonica, across local government and the NHS. He is a faculty member of the NHS Leadership Academy, and part of the team providing a new on-call resilience coaching service for NHS staff.
James has contributed case studies of his work to the leadership book “Positive Psychology at Work: How Positive Leadership and Appreciative Inquiry Create Inspiring Organizations”, and has written a chapter on resilience for the recently published “How to be a Nurse or Midwife Leader”. He is undertaking a Diploma in Coaching Supervision.

james@thecoachinghouse.co.uk

The Coaching House | Members | Angela Jopling

Angela Jopling

Angela is an accredited coach and coaching supervisor who has worked with leaders and organisations for over 25 years. She brings a combination of a strong business background, extensive coaching experience and training in psychotherapy. She loves to do the work that enables leaders to stand in their best self more of the time and maximise the positive impact on their team and organisation. Angela is particularly interested in helping leaders tap into their wisdom, courage and compassion.

angela@thecoachinghouse.co.uk

The Coaching House | Members | Paula Hutchings

Paula Hutchings

Paula is an Ashridge Accredited Executive Coach and is also experienced and accredited in the following psychometrics and coaching approaches:- Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQ-i), Myers Briggs (MBTI), Firo-B, Strength Deployment Inventory (SDI), Resilience Questionnaire & Belbin Team Roles as well as Leornian Consulting’s own 360°feedback evaluation.
Paula began her professional career at British Airways where she developed her expertise in Executive Development and delivered a number of high-profile global projects. She is a Director at Leornian Consulting; a company providing leaders with inspiring and innovative learning solutions which motivate, engage and transform performance
She has an MSc in Executive Coaching from Ashridge Business School and B.A in French & Portuguese from Southampton University.

paula@thecoachinghouse.co.uk

The Coaching House | Members | Peter Young

Peter Young

Peter has been coaching in professional services firms since the early 2000s, working with individuals at all levels to partner. His expertise and experience focus on three areas:

Leadership transition:
enabling individuals to navigate the step into senior roles and expanded responsibilities

Personal influence:
enabling individuals to build strong relationships with colleagues and stakeholders, inspiring confidence and deepening trust

Career development:
helping individuals to understand what makes them tick, and to actively develop careers that maximise their strengths

Peter’s approach combines support and challenge. His background in business leadership (former board director in the publishing industry) along with his capacity to work at psychological depth (MA in Psychological Coaching, Diploma in Coach Supervision), provide the basis for a rich coaching experience.Clients include Allen and Overy, Baringa, Capita, BDO, Deloitte, Oxfam, PwC, Ramboll, Slaughter and May, Thames Valley Police and World Vision.

peter@thecoachinghouse.co.uk

The Coaching House | Members | Julia Robinson

Julia Robinson

Julia has over twenty years’ experience of developing self-aware leaders and managers to thrive in and navigate organisational life.
She partners with clients to enable them to access new perspectives and insights that open up choice and build the ability to confidently respond to the challenges they face. She believes in and works with her client’s potential to grow and refine the mindsets, sustainable behaviours and skills required of today’s agile, resilient and resonant leaders.
Her style is open and warm, creating a safe and energising space for exploration of self at work and encouraging experimentation with new ways of thinking, being and doing to enable her clients achieve their desired outcomes.
Julia is a Chartered Accountant and draws on her broad business background when working as an Executive Coach and Development Consultant in sectors including professional services, engineering, financial services, UK national charities, Government Agencies and the NHS.

julia@thecoachinghouse.co.uk

The Coaching House | Members | Karen Durkin

Karen Durkin

Karen has twenty years of experience as a leadership development coach and facilitator. Working with individuals and teams, Karen creates a safe space for people to pause, focus on what’s important, and commit to positive change. She is in her element working with people in pressurised roles or times of transition, to enhance their confidence and resilience so they thrive, not just survive.
Karen brings a depth of insight drawn from her background as an Anthropologist skilled in interpreting patterns of human behaviour and culture, and refined by working in the corporate jungle of large and complex organisations. Highly perceptive, she balances encouragement and compassion for the challenging context in which her clients operate, with the tough questions that increase awareness of any habits of thinking and behaving that could be limiting individuals or teams. She enables them to unlock new ways of thinking and acting that will help them realise their full potential.

karen@thecoachinghouse.co.uk

The Coaching House | Members | Pascale Cozzolino

Pascale Cozzolino

Pascale’s passion is coaching leaders and teams to be the best they can be. Very familiar with the challenges that they face in this ever faster changing world where pressure is at an all-time high, she prides herself in helping today’s leaders achieve self-mastery and bolster the courage to become the leaders needed for tomorrow’s challenges.
She holds a Master Executive Coach accreditation from the Association for Coaching, is trained in a variety of tools such as Systemic Coaching, and has coached hundreds of leaders and teams of over 30 nationalities in both the private and public sectors with empathy, rigour, humour and creativity.

pascale@thecoachinghouse.co.uk

The Coaching House | Members | Simon Collins

Simon Collins

Simon is a coach and leadership development consultant accredited as a practitioner in several psychometric tools.  He is a member of the Institute of Counselling and with the European Mentoring and Coaching Council currently upgrading to a Senior Practitioner. Simon has been coaching and mentoring for over 20 years.

He has a natural sensitivity towards the emotional states of others.  This makes him a compassionate person, who is energised by giving time and energy to help others.  The main focus of Simon’s coaching work is with people who are in transition, helping them to build their confidence and explore options.  From a coaching perspective, he works predominantly with business leaders at senior management and director levels and also people who are being fast tracked through talent programmes. Simon brings his own leadership and commercial expertise, having previously been a Consulting Partner at PwC.

simon@thecoachinghouse.co.uk

The Coaching House | Members | Yvette Elcock

Yvette Elcock

Yvette is a seasoned leadership development professional who is committed to energising potential, engaging people, and enhancing performance to positively impact the world of work.

She has international experience in South America, Western Europe, Africa and Asia as a leadership development facilitator and coach. This enables her to test and challenge thinking in clients when navigating the additional complexity of working in multi-cultural organisational contexts.

Her style encompasses rigour and empathy from which she quickly develops strong trusting relationships through a boldness to care directly and powerfully. She values an evaluative focus on ‘did it work’ for her work.

yvette@thecoachinghouse.co.uk

The Coaching House | Members | Phil Cox

Phil Cox

Phil works with senior leaders across many sectors, and has a deep understanding of the demands of business. He is a qualified counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. His distinctive coaching process draws on his significant business experience and learning from the fields of psychotherapy, individual and group development, and change management. His counselling training, and subsequent practice as an integrative counsellor, means that he brings a psychologically-informed approach to his coaching work. He has worked with senior leaders from PwC, KPMG, Marks & Spencer, Panasonic, Communico Inc, Phillips Healthcare, the European Stability Mechanism, UN World Food Programme and Babcock International.

phil@thecoachinghouse.co.uk

The Coaching House | Members | Catherine Shepherd

Catherine Shepherd

Catherine is an accredited executive coach and leadership development consultant, with over 20 years experience in helping people with work and career challenges. Her current portfolio includes clients from professional and financial services, science and medical organisations, the Civil Service, and pro-bono coaching for WaterAid.
Clients find her empathetic and supportive, providing a safe space to reflect upon and explore challenges in depth, with a focus on practical steps to help them be the best they can be. She has a MSc in Organisational Psychology from UCL and a Post Grad Certificate in Coaching from the University of Sussex, and is accredited to use a number of different psychometric tools.

catherine@thecoachinghouse.co.uk

The Coaching House | Members | Ros Sutton

Ros Sutton

Ros is a leadership development consultant and qualified coach. She supports individuals to develop as leaders and managers; to flourish and achieve their potential.
Her approach is grounded in over 25 years of experience in professional services and thriving start-ups: leading teams, providing consulting services and delivering leadership & management apprenticeships.
Building trusted relationships, Ros grounds her work in strengths-based, positive psychology, supported by deep insights in people development. She combines challenge with caring and a belief that business performance is more about individual behaviours than well aligned processes and systems. Ros is accredited to use Facet5 and Strengthscope personality profilers.

ros@thecoachinghouse.co.uk

The Coaching House | Members | Nicola Cardwell

Nicola Cardwell

Nicola is an organisational development consultant with 20+ years’ experience in developing leaders and teams. An executive coach, facilitator and consultant, Nicola specialises in Leadership, Inclusion and Change. Her style is supportive and challenging; she’s warm and firm.
Known for getting to the heart of an issue quickly so that difficult issues can be acknowledged and dealt with. Her approach combines core consulting skills with Gestalt coaching practice – surfacing emerging issues and mobilizing change. Nicola is sought out by leaders in transition and by diverse candidates because she helps them to navigate organisational inclusion issues.
She works with individuals in one-to-one coaching relationships, with teams and groups.

nicola@thecoachinghouse.co.uk

Calum Byers

Calum combines 30 years of international business experience with expertise as an accredited coach to help his clients successfully develop their leadership skills and manage new personal or business challenges. Calum started with BT where he set up and ran their operations in Australia. He then ran the network management business for Spider Systems, before joining Nortel Networks.  His roles there included sales, product management, operations and strategy, leading the EMEA services business, and leading global sales operations. He then joined Aircom International where he was COO and UK MD.   He has worked with businesses globally and has been on the board of an Israeli JV and a German SAAS business. For the last few years he has been running his own business, focussing on executive coaching and facilitation as the best way in which he can add value to the people and companies he works with.  He has an MSc in coaching and is ICF PCC accredited.

calum@thecoachinghouse.co.uk

Oliver Deacon

Tech and innovation have been at the centre of Oliver’s career since obtaining his ACA within the big four. Oliver is a former Microsoft Finance Director turned leadership and development coach. His clients come from big tech companies such as Microsoft, Amazon, Google and Stripe, and are finance professionals from all the Big 4 firms and tech start-ups. Oliver's clients describe his coaching style as energetic, pragmatic and inspiring - with a focus on leadership, impact and organisational developments. Oliver works with aspiring and new finance leaders to understand their strengths, goals and development areas, partnering with them to set individualised growth plans. Whatever stage a client is at in their career, Oliver brings energy, a fresh perspective and approachability. His mission is to provide clients with the tools they need to thrive, whatever the future brings.

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