About me

Throughout my career I have been an advocate of ongoing personal and professional development. Through coaching, I support people, and the organisations they build, to grow and thrive. I am committed to delivering sustainable change and positive impact for my clients.  I achieve this through: partnering with my clients to think through challenges; providing an honest independent sounding-board and calm safe space to explore new possibilities; offering challenge and perspective; facilitating insight, awareness, and clarity; and supporting action-planning to achieve sustainable change.

Prior to establishing Ivydale, I led a consulting practice within a large professional services firm for eight years, building and overseeing a portfolio of projects, building high-performance teams, breaking into new markets, and navigating two corporate mergers along the way.

 

Working as an international development consultant for over a decade, I delivered complex capacity building programmes to create jobs and increase incomes for people who might otherwise lack economic opportunities. Most of these projects entailed working with leaders to improve organisational performance, with clients ranging from SMEs to major financial institutions, start-ups to state-owned enterprises, industry associations to government ministries. Prior to that, I spent my early career first teaching, then working as a consultant improving the quality of public service provision in the education and skills sector.

 

My voluntary work has included supporting female entrepreneurs through the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women’s Mentoring Programme, supporting social entrepreneurs, and serving on the Board of Governors of a deprived inner-city school, supporting its transformation from a struggling to a thriving school.  As part of my commitment to supporting women into leadership roles, I founded a network for professional women in the development sector.

 

I hold an MBA from Warwick Business School, an MPhil in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge, and a BA(Hons) from Trinity College Dublin. I am also a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Responsibly and Sustainability, a Member of the International Coach Federation and an Agile PM Practitioner. I am a Certified Organisational Coach, accredited by the Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership (IECL).

 

Originally from London, I live in Singapore with my husband and our two children. I enjoy jungle treks, swimming, and getting to know new places and people.