Leadership Development Specialist,
Accredited Executive Coach

Personal commitment

I strive to be a trustful companion and thinking partner, creating contexts where we can do our best thinking while together and apart, stretch and grow in ways that add value both to ourselves and others around us.

My main focus areas are (1) designing, delivering and embedding bespoke leadership development programmes, and (2) coaching senior leaders and teams in their shared endeavour to create value for their organisations and stakeholders. I am particularly experienced in working with blue chip tech-driven organisations operating in an agile environment.

  • Hundreds of hours of executive coaching experience at senior leadership level.
  • 10+ years of experience in designing and delivering learning and development programmes. Over 5000 hours of training delivery and facilitation.
  •  Extensive intercultural experience having lived in 3 countries and working in vastly international environments.

I bring a unique mix of technology and psychology, having studied a Bsc. in Computer Science and a MA in Psychology – Educational Sciences – Adult Learning. I am an APECS Accredited Executive Coach, level A & B qualified with the British Psychological Society (BPS), accredited in using robust psychometric assessments like Hogan Assessments, EQ-i 2.0 and NEO / Primary Colours of Leadership. I also hold a Certificate in Systemic Team Coaching from the Academy of Executive Coaching.

  • APECS Accredited Executive Coach
  • NLP Professional Coach, Certified by the Society of NLP (USA), International Association of NLP (IANLP – Switzerland), International Association of NLP Institutes (Germany), International Coaching Institutes
  • Test User: Occupational, Ability & Personality (formerly Level A&B), British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • European Test User Certificate (Level 2) – Work and Organisational Assessment, European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations (EFPA)
  • Hogan Assessments Certified
  • BarOn EQ-i 2.0 & EQ 360 emotional intelligence assessments certified
  • NEO Personality Inventory certified
  • Primary Colours® Model of Leadership accredited

In my most recent role of Leadership Development Manager for Vodafone Group, I co-architected the global Performance Development learning programme – the first digital end-to-end offering of this kind for the organisation. This impacted over 8.000 leaders and over 100.000 employees in 26 countries.

Professional experience:

  • Leadership Development Specialist, Executive Coach (Self Employed) | February 2019 onwards | London, UK
  • Group Leadership Development Manager and Executive Coach | Vodafone Group | London, UK | 2017 to 2019
  • Global L&D, HR Academy Manager, Executive Coach | Vodafone Group | London, UK | 2014 to 2017
  • Global Training Specialist at UL | The Hague, The Netherlands | 2012 to 2014
  • Various roles including Learning Consultant, Trainer, Coach at Orange Romania | Bucharest, Romania | 2010 to 2012
  • Trainer at CGS Romania | Bucharest, Romania | 2008 to 2010
I sit on the Board of the Association of Professional Coaching and Supervision (APECS) and am a core member of the Future of Coaching Collaboration (FCC). As a former trustee of an educational charity in Romania, I co-designed a four-year curriculum of non-formal learning for high-school students. This has now been followed by over 17.000 students across the country.

I have hundreds of hours of one-to-one coaching experience at Senior Leadership level. Clients describe my coaching style as immersive and integrative.

Leaders working with me have valued being really listened to, getting back the time to think, understanding self and impact on others better, owning their accountability, making informed decisions about their future, integrating conflicting perspectives, resourcing themselves better and becoming more resilient, seeing the big picture and systemic implications, challenging assumptions and becoming better leaders.

Teams working with me have valued clarifying their unique contribution and what they stand for, how to engage critical stakeholder groups and generate value, how to best work together, creating a growth environment which upholds diversity of thinking and alignment of values, increasing their capacity for shared and distributed leadership, contributing and being accountable for each other’s success and development.

• Integrity and ethics

• Curiosity

• Deep respect for people’s individuality

• Enthusiasm, passion and energy

• Authenticity and self-expression

• Dialogical, reciprocal partnerships

• Resilience, grit and focus

• Balance and emotional regulation

• Brave, present and relaxed

• ‘Just enough’ is plenty

• Brave, clear and intentional

• Taking time to really notice what’s going on

• Taking time to ask and reflect on the important questions

• Manifesting gratitude and celebrating progress

• Deep trust and optimism in our potential and ability to progress

• Speaking with clarity and simplicity

Accreditations and instruments