‘Jane helped me during my five years as Senior Partner which started just as the global financial crisis began and as a result of which we went through a period of trauma and transformational change. She became an invaluable sounding board enabling me to discuss and confront issues both for the business and more importantly for my own personal development. Beyond that she was able to engage with other people in the Firm, enabling them to articulate their anxieties in a challenging but non judgemental way. I highly recommend her.’
CG, Senior Partner Ashurst, 2009-2013
Jane carefully and gracefully achieves coaching success by balancing the conversation to incorporate both the business and human aspects of work, by being ruthless and compassionate, caring and courageous, and by creating a light-touch, mingling humour with authority.
With a wide knowledge and experience as a coach and educator, Jane works with an eclectic mix of skills, models, and methodologies, shifting within the coaching conversation between facilitative and directive styles according to need, to ensure her clients get the best possible outcome.
Jane was launched into Coaching in 1977 when invited to become the first faculty member of the School of Coaching that earned a reputation as the initial provider of a university accredited programme for executive coaches. She has worked successfully with both individuals and senior teams, her independent assignments having covered industries including consultancy, accountancy, law, and the voluntary sector, working mainly in the City and Europe. Recent clients include; Allen and Overy (Board) Ashurst (Board) AXA Investments, Bain Capital, BAE, BNP Paribas, Calvin Capital, IHG, KPMG, Novartis (Board), NHS, Teenage Cancer Trust, PRA.
Jane worked in business for 15 years with 10 years as a Board Director, and moved to work as a management consultant before becoming a business coach. Jane has a comprehensive psychological understanding; she has trained as a counsellor with the Centre for Professional Employment Counselling, with 5 years experience working for a well-known help line. She has a good working knowledge of Psychosynthesis and Gestalt in coaching. She is a Master Practioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming, qualified to deliver the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and the Fundamental Interpersonal Relationships Orientation Behaviour (FIRO B) instruments.
She is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel and Development (CMPID) and is accredited as a coach by the Association of Professional Coaches and Supervisors (APECS) and Strathclyde University. She is qualified as a Coaching Supervisor with the Bath Consultancy Group.