Philippa has substantial experience of coaching executives and their teams. Prior to becoming an Executive Coach, Philippa managed people and development services in large and complex organisations in the public sector. Working at Board level, she was responsible for people strategy, top team and leadership development, and change.
Naturally empathetic and curious, Philippa believes in the power of relationships and taking time and care to really understand people as individuals, and the business context, vision and culture in which they work. She creates a safe, reflective yet challenging space in which her clients can better understand themselves, what sustains and constrains them - and find new ways of being and acting in the world. Philippa’s clients say how much they value her warmth, creativity and non-judgemental support and challenge.
Structured yet flexible, Philippa tailors her coaching to suit each client’s specific needs. She particularly enjoys working with clients who are stepping up into a new leadership role; contemplating the next steps in their career; want to improve relationships with a person reporting to them, a boss or a colleague.
Outcomes reported by her clients include: improved confidence to lead successfully and well; better relationships and understanding of self and others; strategies to manage areas of stress/anxiety; self-assurance to successfully manage career choices: skills and confidence to lead change, manage conflict, delegate.
As well as national charities, Philippa’s clients include the British Council, local authorities, NHS/Health organisations and private sector clients including Blackrock, G4S, Red Hat and a national zoo.
Philippa’s approach to coaching is relational, person-centred and integrated. She draws on a number of values, beliefs and theories to orientate her coaching practice including the psychological theory of Berne (Transactional Analysis), Perls (Gestalt), and Rogers (Relational psychology). Results focused, Philippa often focuses on personal narratives to support people to work towards a goal, explore a question, challenge, or change.
Philippa’s professional qualifications include: MA in Psychological Coaching (Metanoia Institute); MSc in Organisational Change (Ashridge Business School); BA Hons (University of Sussex) and Psychometrics used include MBTI, Facet 5 and Strengths Finder