Coaching at its best transforms. No whizz-bangs, no silver bullets but a gradual re-knowing and integration with increasing self-awareness and confidence. Leadership is a state of being, not doing: the how, not the what.
We are all leaders – if only of ourselves.
Inspiring leaders know who they are and can connect to an inner wisdom and identity to achieve great things. Leadership coaching holds the potential for greatness while accessing that identity and wisdom to help you to be who you really are.
WHAT I DO
I’m a leadership coach, working with individuals and teams. The context is usually business but the work we do together rarely stops at the office door. Often working in high -stress environments, I accompany my clients through challenging times on their way to greater self-awareness and self-mastery. Working in different, creative and energising ways at times, we find the catalyst for transformation, achieving clarity of purpose and realising potential.
While this may all sound quite grand and intangible, it’s all happening while real life challenges and issues are worked through together towards successful outcomes. Cheerleader and challenger, believer and encourager, I’ve seen some extraordinary shifts.
My clients are with many household names across sectors, especially professional services.
Following an early career as a lawyer in the City, I became a partner with a global search firm before training as a business and leadership coach in 2009 with Meyler Campbell where I am now an adviser. Talent has been the thread that runs through and having seen the whole spectrum, I’m fascinated by the nature and relationship between leadership, success, purpose and happiness.
I have a background and a lifetime in personal development and a depth training in psychosynthesis, an integrative and transpersonal psychology and I’m qualified in a number of psychometric tools and many techniques (and never stop learning). I’m a fully accredited coach with the EMCC, and the Association of Coaching.
If the 17 year old me could go round again, she may go back for that second audition to music school and pursue a career as an opera singer.
“Penny's coaching supported me though a worrying and uncertain time in my career. Her warmth, professionalism and pragmatic advice ensured I persevered and succeeded”
Director of marketing, professional services
SOME CLIENTS I'VE HELPED
Pinsent Masons • Janus Henderson • Herbert Smith • NHS • Capsticks • Baker & McKenzie • Schroeder Investment Management • Westpac • Fried Frank • NHS Direct • Watson Farley • Bank of Ireland • Community Links • Matthey • Catlin (Insurance)