As one of the pioneers of executive coaching in the UK, Geraldine left industry to set up the Executive Coaching Consultancy in 1994. She possesses an unrivalled depth and breadth of experience as a coach and has worked with top teams and individuals across a wide range of industries. Geraldine is fast paced and has a particular talent for galvanising people into action. Her highly pragmatic approach works especially well in fast moving environments.
Geraldine’s expertise is born of eighteen years’ working with an exceptionally wide range of businesses and industries from fashion retail to Investment Banking. Geraldine sees her role and purpose as providing a catalyst for enhanced business performance. Geraldine is frequently described by her clients as challenging, pragmatic and insightful.
Since setting up The Executive Coaching Consultancy, Geraldine has coached many women through the different stages of their careers helping them to successfully navigate the vulnerable maternity years, start to onramp again in their mid-career and find their authentic leadership style. She works well with senior women at Board and Partner level inspiring them to “sit at the table” as advocated recently by Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg! Lately she has become known for her advocacy of having more women on boards and helps organisations to increase their gender intelligence by introducing them to a range of coaching interventions designed to bolster the female pipeline. She enjoys engaging men in the debate and presents on the Gender Differences in Career Paths and the Need for a Balanced Board to those predominantly male boards seeking to address this business challenge.
Geraldine started her career in the Ford Motor Company in Sales & Marketing. Her grasp of organisational dynamics steered her to management consultancy where she spent 2 years consulting for large organisations such as IBM and the AA, returning to the client side as Management Development Controller for the Burton Group. Geraldine was then appointed Head of Group Management Development with responsibility for the development of the top 300 senior executives. Identifying very early on that there was a significant market demand for one to one coaching (long before it became mainstream in the UK), she launched the Executive Coaching Consultancy in 1994.
Geraldine has a BA in Business Studies and Spanish and an MBA from the University of Edinburgh. She has had considerable experience as a non-executive director on the board of Morgan Sindall plc sitting on their Audit, Remuneration, Nominations and Sustainability Committees. Geraldine is an Accredited Master Coach with the Association for Coaching with more than 10,000 coaching hours.