I am delighted to be a Guildhall Coaching Associate for whom I co-lead external Coaching & Mentoring Training Programmes. These programmes provide professionals, leaders and managers across the cultural, education, legal, finance and health sectors, with coaching and leadership skills to help them develop and grow their teams to thrive in today’s highly competitive markets.
Most recently and in response to ground-breaking research about the value of non-musical leadership skills for orchestral musicians (undertaken in Autumn 2019 with my Guildhall Associate, Jane Booth), we co-created a unique leadership skills training course specifically tailored to orchestral principals. A pilot course was launched in November 2020, Leaders on Stage “The Pioneers” and was very well-received.
The next course will take place in early summer 2021. The aim of Leaders on (and off) Stage, is to equip orchestral musicians with non-musical leadership skills and techniques that will empower them to lead their sections, from a “people management” point-of-view, with the same mastery as they lead their sections musically.
Another important area of work which I’m passionate about supporting is around women’s leadership. I’m especially committed to encouraging and empowering women to fearlessly step into leadership roles. Often this is just about getting women to see what others already see in them – for some reason we’re very reluctant to acknowledge our strengths and talents. But, increasingly, women are creating impact at the highest level – just look at the most successful leaders during this global pandemic. Of course, there’s still much more work to be done, and I’m thrilled to be contributing in a small way to this revolution.
I am pleased to be an Associate Coach with The Diversity Practice and Borderless Coaching. My work with The Diversity Practice has included supporting them to deliver their first (2016) and then second (2017) Women’s Leadership Programmes for a high profile, global financial and media organisation.
Collaboration - Communication - Compassion