Famn is home to a collection of coaches, psychologists and facilitators.
CO-FOUNDER & LEAD COACH
I am a coaching psychologist and work with senior leaders across a range of organisations in the insurance industry and beyond. I believe my role is to assist my clients to develop awareness of their habitual patterns, developed in early life that have brought them success but can also have a shadow-side. My clients are mainly senior C-Suite leaders from organisations including Willis Towers Watson, Ed Broking, Janus Henderson, eBay, the ABI, Flood Re, the House of Commons, the NHS, and BP as well as leaders from other diverse organisations in the private, public and voluntary sectors.
I work by bringing together compassion and empathy balanced with provocation and challenge. I employ a psychologically-grounded approach that is also informed by several years experience of working as a leader in a corporate environment (in T Mobile UK)
I think it’s of great value for us to gain a deeper understanding of why we have our individual patterns, how and why they formed and the purpose they have. In my experience, gaining a better appreciation of who we are and why we are as we are, is more likely to help people change than just attempting to move to an invented version of how they’d like to be.
My work is always with the whole person, as a parent, as a sibling, as a partner, as a son or daughter, as a sportsperson or a stamp-collector etc and not just the job role that they perform. I often find that relationships outside the work environment are not only crucial to contentment but can also be helpful in spotting the patterns that have been with us throughout our lives and thus play out at work.
Equality, diversity & inclusion are an important part of my work and my philosophy. I believe that equipping people with a depth of self-awareness about themselves and, by extension, of others, enables them to better deal with environments where they may otherwise be excluded. In order to facilitate this development, I have partnered for the last 4 years with the ISC Group, who are active in the pursuit of gender equality in the financial services sector. As part of this partnership, we are running group coaching programmes for female executives in the insurance sector.
I having been working independently since April 2013 and before that I was a Partner at Relume Ltd (2010-13) and Managing Director of 'i-am people & culture', a joint venture between Relume and 'i-am associates', a branding and design agency (2008–10). Until 2008, I was Head of Organisational Performance at T Mobile UK, leading a team of 120 people across all aspects of Performance Management, Learning & Devt and Leadership coaching.
I have a Masters Degree in Psychological Coaching with a Distinction in my dissertation on ‘Stuckness’ (Metanoia 2013). In my practice, I regularly draw on a number of psychological models, including Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, and Existential. I am also accredited in Myers Briggs and FIRO-B.
CO-FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR
I am a Director at Famn – as we’re a small company my role covers a little bit of everything, from planning our sales and marketing strategy to editing video content and managing our finances. This isn’t without my fair share of imposter syndrome; co-founding a coaching company as a ‘non-coach’… ah!
After graduating with a Law degree, I worked predominantly in sales, events and marketing within the hospitality industry. Many of my roles have involved managing and collaborating with teams, which is by far the thing I’ve found most rewarding (and at times frustrating!) throughout my career.
Despite my tendency for left brain thinking I consider myself to be quite creative and have always found ways to express that in how I work. I’m also very self-motivated and it felt like the natural progression to set up my own company, with a particular set of values true to how me and my business partner are in the world.
Having an aligned set of values inevitably stems from the fact that he’s also my Dad – working together is something that brings me great joy.
Over the last five years I have worked with a brilliant coach on both my psychological and emotional growth. The work with her has been a challenging but incredibly rewarding experience which has supported my development, both professionally and in personal relationships. In part, the idea behind Famn was to take that one step further and offer support to other people too.
I am often inspired by people who know who they are and operate from that place, and hope that if we can achieve just one thing at Famn it is to help our clients with self-expression and finding the truth of who they are.
In a bid to continue my development - and tackle some of that imposter syndrome – I have recently done some training in Transactional Analysis and am now considering options for what’s next.
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I joined the insurance sector in 2016 and now work as the UK Director for ISC Group and Non-Executive Director at Famn.
I sit on the board and lead the operations of ISC UK and drive the strategy of ISC Group globally. My background is in advising and launching start-ups, and prior to insurance, I worked in the property sector.
I'm passionate about culture change and the impact it can bring to organisations.
I am a Psychological Coach with a great love and passion for the power, mystery and intrigue of the human mind and psyche. From a very young age this has always been of immense interest to me so I consider it a great privilege to not only have been able to train and study extensively in this field but also to work with a broad range of people, helping them to understand themselves, their patterns of behaviour and to find peace within their mind so that they can reach their maximum potential.
The majority of my work centres around Executive Coaching and Development. I have worked within a wide number of organisations providing, not only individual support, but also creating, facilitating and running group workshops and programmes. I have also been an active volunteer with the Samaritans and as part of my practise hold regular reduced rate clinics for individuals to help them in their day-to-day lives.
I apply a very individual approach to my coaching and employ a number of different methods tailored specifically to the individual. I have studied in and hold qualifications from a number of respected organisations including City University, Ashridge Executive Education, Gestalt Centre and have also undertaken NLP Training. This combination results in me being able to offer my clients a transformative style of coaching that is unique to them. We are all individual human beings and I very much work with the understanding that it should never be approached with a one size fits all solution.
In addition to my coaching work I have written a book called Kingdom of your Mind, which was published last year. The book aims to help support children with gaining an understanding of their mind and thoughts. It has also been written with the intention of providing adults with a point of reference that can help begin to create conversation around children’s emotions.
I very much believe that helping adults and children learn ownership, acceptance and understanding of their mind it is the first step towards empowerment and inner peace.
I hold a firm belief that there are too many obstacles holding women back at work, and that while these are a blend of individual, organisational and systemic, the burden of solution finding too often falls to the individual. In my coaching work, and through all aspects of my business My So-Called Career, I focus on the interplay of individual, organisation and system, the ways in which we relate - to ourselves, to each other, to our work and to our workplaces.
Prior to putting my money where my mouth is when it comes to women and work by founding My So-Called Career in 2018, I held leadership positions at the Guardian and Conde Nast during significant periods of transformation and upheaval both within the media and in my own life. I am studying for my masters in coaching psychology at Birkbeck and have a passion for learning and finding new ways to connect and communicate.
I was drawn to Famn because we share the belief that life is complex, and that work, as a major part of many of our lives, increases our potential for challenge and upset; that self knowledge, understanding and compassion will get you further than a desire to be something that you, or someone else thinks you should be, and that we should all have access to the support and challenge we need to make our own choices.