Sue’s background is a mix of executive coaching and line management roles. Prior to joining The Executive Coaching Consultancy early in 2007, Sue had 20 years specialising in people development. Sue spent ten years as Director of Management Development for the Arcadia Group (the UK’s largest fashion retail group) where she specialised in executive coaching and developing the top teams, with responsibility for the development of 7 Operating Boards and their teams, and 150 of the top Senior Executives in the company. Before that Sue was an HR Director for one of the fashion brands. She has also worked within the finance sector. This broad business experience enables her to understand the complex businesses in which many clients work.
Sue is known for her high quality and creative approaches, as well as measurable results. The scope of Sue’s coaching has been a mixture of one-to-one coaching, team development and board review work. She is also interested supporting the development of leaders through working with them to develop their own coaching skills. Sue coaches through a mix of face-to-face meetings and telephone and video conferencing sessions.
Sue has provided coaching expertise for the parental coaching programme at ECC since early 2007. With 15 years in Management Development in the retail industry as a backdrop to her coaching experience, Sue has supported many senior women through the parental transition and beyond.
Sue’s clients are board level and senior executives. Working in many different sectors, her particular passion is fast-paced businesses: fashion, retail and media.
Training and Qualifications
Sue is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development; she has a degree in English and History from the University of Leeds and a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management. Sue is also a member of the Association for Coaching and an organisational member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council.
Dentsu-Aegis, Saatchi & Saatchi X, Sun Life of Canada, Figleaves, Fitflop, Morgan Sindall, IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare), Arcadia Group Ltd, Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley, Paperchase, Goldman Sachs, and Allen and Overy.