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I’m the author of the Amazon bestseller, 2014 Nautilus Silver Award in Inner Prosperity/ Right Livelihood and 2013 Readers’Favorite Gold Award in Motivation for ‘Corporate Escape: the Rise of the New Entrepreneur’, founder of The Corporate Escape™ and co-founder of The Corporate Escape Foundation®:’Business with Heart & Soul’. I’m known as ‘The Corporate Escape Coach™’. My mission is ‘To Liberate the Corporate Soul’ by helping experienced and disillusioned professionals escape the rat race so they can achieve their full potential, either as employees in better companies, or as independent professionals working for themselves.
I support these ‘New Entrepreneurs’ and those in transition – already made redundant, in between jobs or careers or early retirees – by enabling them to find alternatives to their corporate jobs so they can achieve prosperity, fulfilment and better life/work balance by leveraging their skills, knowledge and expertise in a different context or environment.
I help those professionals longing for a “lifestyle change” and those wanting to create businesses with ‘heart and soul’, find their purpose so they are able to create profits while also making a difference in the world. My passion is to develop the leaders of tomorrow.
I help professionals achieve clarity, purpose and direction, then motivate them to take action. I’m a good judge of character, with strong intuition and a gut instinct for getting to the heart of things quickly.
I’m non-conformist, so don’t expect me to toe the line. I’ll challenge beliefs and the status quo. I’m a lateral thinker who climbs out of the box.
I value integrity and expect it in return.
I’ll be curious about you and what makes you unique and as your coach I’ll stretch you, pushing boundaries and pressing buttons that may sometimes hurt. I’ll say what I think openly and I don’t play politics, so your position or status won’t bother me.
I’ll support you when you’re down and equip you with emotional resilience so you overcome your fears or self-doubts – ‘a firm hand in a velvet glove’.
Together we’ll choose an approach that will work for you and create a structured step-by-step plan for your professional success and personal and growth.
What Are My Specialties?
To create powerful results I develop and use a combination of techniques, models and methodologies including: The Corporate Escape Methodology™, Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching Process , executive coaching, proven transition catalysts methods, NLP Accelerated Change Processes, NLP Business Applications, business and leadership consulting, human capital and culture transformations, professional training and workshops facilitation , together with a range of assessments tools, including value systems, belief systems, levels of consciousness, cultural entropy, behavioural patterns, strengths and weaknesses, change readiness and Leadership 360º.
I began my career in high fashion, spending 14 years in Barcelona and Paris working as a designer and forecaster for the likes of Balmain and Dior. I then moved to work in London only to be made redundant at the age 28.
It was then that I set up a mail order catalogue business, before moving into coaching, Organisational Development, consultancy and leadership training and development, something I’ve done for the last 14 years.
In that time I’ve helped hundreds of professionals and executives overcome their fears and get clarity, focus and direction during sometimes radical periods of change, and worked for organisations and private clients that include Reuters, Nestlé, Imperial Tobacco, Mondi and LG Electronics.
Having lived in three countries, worked in five, learned five languages and changed career four times, got married and divorced within one year before remarrying – this time happily – I understand the challenges that chaos and uncertainty, bring not just to work but life as a whole.
Now I’m able to bring all those years of experience together by providing a programme that helps professionals in transition build resilience, develop ‘agility’, improve their lateral thinking and successfully made the transition from being and employee to working for themselves. All skills needed to thrive through uncertainty and change, bringing control to their lives, no matter what. Ultimately inspiring seasoned professionals to become New Entrepreneurs to create business with heart and soul.
I love the excitement travel brings, meeting new people and discovering different cultures that challenge my own ways of thinking. For the quiet times I walk on the beach, garden, or chill out doing nothing, just enjoying being present. For those times between there’s the cinema, opera, ballet, new restaurants, going to street markets, entertaining friends, and reading inspiring books, after all I love learning! And of course 98% dark chocolate…
My Qualifications …
… and Professional Memberships
My Coaching Programmes
I have developed The Corporate Escape Methodology™ – A powerful life transformational 7-Step to Become A new Entrepreneur™programme for those looking to get off the corporate treadmill but aren’t sure if they can – and don’t know how. Also effective for any professional in transition needing to work out what is next as well as for those wanting to go back to traditional employment but with up-to-date and in demand skills.
My Media Experience
I’m a regular contributor to the Global Banking & Finance Review (GBFR), the Small Business Profit Club, My Little Black Book (a Blog for aspiring business women), Edge Magazine Blog (Institute of Leadership Management (ILM)) and write regular blogs and articles for several other publications like the Huffington Post and Entrepreneur covering career transition issues, escaping the rat race, overcoming redundancy, transition from employee to business owner, entrepreneurial skills and achieving a better work/life balance. You can read some of them here.
I’m have been a regular contributor to the business section of Spain’s El País national newspaper from 2006 to 2008 and have appeared on 25 –TV and Radio Punto.
2014 Nautilus Silver Award Winner for Corporate Escape: the Rise of the New Entrepreneur – in Inner Prosperity / Right Livelihood
2013 Readers’ Favorite Gold Award Winner for Corporate Escape: the Rise of the New Entrepreneur – in Motivation
2013 Finalist in the APCTC ‘Executive Coach of the Year 2012’.
1995 I was runner-up in Capital Radio’s Best Start Up Business.
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