Executive Coach - UK
Debbie is an expert Executive Coach who has held senior operational and Board responsibilities. 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 top teams across Europe and the US since 1995. Clients say working with Debbie is stretching and well worth it, if someone is looking to be challenged and willing to explore the way they lead.
Debbie brings a rich blend of strategy, transformational leadership, line management and global perspectives to her work. She uses process coaching and breakthrough techniques to enable her clients to find more creative and effective solutions to their challenges.
Debbie 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, Team Coaching and Coaching Mentors.
Debbie’s 33 year career path has covered roles from partner in consulting to CFO in three US businesses to global transformational consultant with KPMG and PA Consulting and coach and mentor.
She is a US Certified Public Accountant and has held board positions on a number of US companies.
Breadth of Experience
She worked with clients in many industry sectors including financial services, banking, re-insurance, distribution, professional services, media, security, technology and Government.
Debbie has coached senior executives throughout Europe and the US as well as in India, Russia, the Philippines, South Africa, Australia and Taiwan.
Her clients are as wide-ranging as the Department for Work and Pensions, Centrica, KPMG, Visa, Deutsche Bank, Network Rail, Framestore, SwissRe, Channel 4, G4S, Five, AlixPartners, Vodafone, Unilever and across the NHS.
Style and coaching approach
Debbie 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.
Qualifications and Accreditations
• Oklahoma State University: BA Business Administration, MSc Accounting
• City University London, Certificate in Advanced Coaching
• The British Psychological Society Level A & B certified
• Spony Cross-Cultural Profiling Model accredited
• US Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Member of the
American Institute of CPAs
• Member of BPS, ICF, CMI and IBC
• Finance Director on UK ICF (International Coaching