EXECUTIVE COACHING

IN HOUSE EXECUTIVE & TEAM| 2004 – PRESENT

Corporate Coach with a range of experience across industries and positions, specialising at the executive level.

HIGHLIGHTS

ASKONAZ HOLT| LONDON | EXECUTIVE COACH TO SENIOR ARTIST MANAGER

  • Train in communications, leadership and delegation skills
  • Push comfort zones to improve shared decision making.
  • Help facilitate clear communication between direct report and bosses which has translated into greater productivity and shared leadership.

ERNST & YOUNG | LONDON | EXECUTIVE COACH TO PARTNER

  • Provide ongoing time management and performance coaching, resulting in career transition.
  • Confidence, diversity and communication coaching.

UNIVERSAL MUSIC | LONDON | EXECUTIVE COACH TO VP OF INVESTMENT

  • Focus on leadership development and team-building.
  • Provide ongoing professional and leadership executive coaching, resulting in performance results and career advancement.
  • Confidence and communication coaching coupled with time and stress management training.

LOOT CRATE | LONDON | EXECUTIVE COACH TO GM OF EUROPEAN OPERATIONS

  • Train in communications and leadership skills.
  • Push comfort zones and focus thinking to foster growth and improvement.
  • Help in facilitating a balanced, reduced-stress lifestyle, which has translated into greater productivity and effectiveness.

ANYA HINDMARCH LTD | LONDON | EXECUTIVE COACH

  • Refine communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Provide on-going support to create and achieve time-measured goals.
  • Utilise personality testing and interpret results to develop appropriate action plans.

KPMG INTERNATIONAL | LONDON | PROFILE & PRESENCE COACH

  • Designed and executed five profile and presentation seminars for management and executives to be rolled out across Europe.
  • Created and implemented branding plan for entry level executives including confidence, wardrobe and personal image coaching for client presentation.
  • Developed dynamic client relationship, communication and overall executive skills.

TLC WORLDWIDE MARKETING | LONDON, NEW YORK, ROME & MADRID | CEO & EXECUTIVE COACH

  • Provide coaching, assessment and feedback to all top-tier executives to improve leadership, communication and presentation skills throughout the company.
  • Developed and implemented effective leadership plan including long-term one-to-one coaching with top sales and creative teams.
  • Build trusting relationship with employees at all levels in a fast paced, competitive and stressful environment
  • Ongoing support to help executives to set and achieve goals, stress management, work/life balance and create success for themselves, team and company.

ROUNDHOUSE STUDIOS | LONDON | MEDIA COACH IN RESIDENCE

  • Responsible for developing emerging talent for various Roundhouse projects. Mentor for talented young actors/writers/presenters.
  • Designed and ran a three-month course entitled Do You Want to be a Presenter aimed at developing basic creative talent into tangible, professional presenting skills, helping participants to sell themselves and their content on camera, in the most natural and effective way.
  • Assisted in assembling actors’ Q&A with a high-profile industry panel, designed to give prospective actors, writers and directors an in-depth look into the industry and the opportunity to network.
  • Created and conducted several Presenting/Life Skills workshops designed to build confidence and encourage creative talent. Responsible for preparing students for official event hosting, celebrity interviews and on-camera work.

EYES WIDE OPENED | LONDON & ABERDEEN | CAREER & PRESENTATION COACH

  • Help organisations unlock the potential in their workforce, maximising employees’ skills and talents for the benefit of the business.
  • Five years’ research and practice in understanding how people approach the business of work.
  • Guide process of self-discovery to fortify individual strengths and build self-confidence for greater success.
  • Implement strategies to help clients ‘think outside the box’ based on identifiable assets and mindset.

OTHER PAST OR CURRENT CLIENTS INCLUDE:

  • ARG, Artists Rights Group, SONY International, Buena Vista Games (Disney)

TRAINING

THEFEASTPROJECT | 2015 – PRESENT

  • Co-founder of a unique learning & development/team building platform that aims to harness the power individual expertise to lead personal and team performance.
  • Participants identify areas of strength and isolate identify areas to develop and thus excel.
  • Rediscovers participants’ core instincts and re-tunes them with their innate skill sets.
  • Facilitated by a Certified Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coach.

MEDIA

WRITER • PRODUCER • ON-AIR PRESENTER/CONTRIBUTOR | 1990 – 2008

Award-winning television journalist with experience in on-air presenting and behind-the-scenes development for a wide range of both hard news and entertainment programming.

HIGHLIGHTS

GMTV | LONDON | PRESENTER

  • Life Coach for eight-part mini-series.
  • Periodical live coaching from the breakfast show couch.

FOX HEALTH NETWORK | LOS ANGELES | PRESENTER

  • One of four presenter/parenting experts for half-hour 32-episode parenting series. Discussed and advised live audience, as well as call-in and interactive viewers on a wide range of parenting issues from birth to adulthood.
  • Interviewed various specialists and celebrity guests.

E! ENTERTAINMENT | LOS ANGELES & LONDON | PRESENTER, WRITER & PRODUCER

  • On camera/behind-the-scenes talent for three weekly half-hour magazine shows: Extreme Close Up, FYE! and Uncut focusing on current Hollywood celebrities, movies, music and fashion.
  • Routinely interviewed major celebrities on location, on set and in their homes, and provided live coverage from the Academy Awards, Grammys, Golden Globes and major fashion shows.
  • Responsible for weekly red-carpet premiere and event coverage.
  • Movie junket and celebrity interviews for UK division of E! Entertainment Television.

ITV 1 | LONDON | PRESENTER

  • Investigative reporter for Time Traveller series.
  • Travelled across the British Isles to investigate the stories of both celebrities and ordinary people.

BBC | LONDON | EXPERT CONTRIBUTOR

  • Hollywood expert for BBC entertainment series Liquid News. Periodically called in to comment on breaking celebrity stories.

SHOWTIME | NEW YORK | PRESENTER, WRITER & PRODUCER

  • On-camera host and behind-the-scenes talent of Inside Showtime with Lynn Blades, a weekly half-hour entertainment news series.

CNN | LOS ANGELES | REPORTER, WRITER & PRODUCER

  • Senior Correspondent for Turner Entertainment Report for the network’s national and international news feed.
  • Senior Correspondent for Variety Reviews based on the trade magazine Variety.

ALSO CONTRIBUTED TO VARIOUS MAGAZINES, INCLUDING:

  • Red, Harpers & Queen, Aspire, Hits

TRAINING

  • BA Psychology, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire
  • Certified Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Certified Coach
  • Professional Certified Coach, Rivas Palmer Institute (Open University, London, UK 2004)
  • International Coaching Federation Certified

FORMER CORPORATE SPOKESPERSON:

  • UBS
  • British Telecom
  • Sony Ericsson
  • HSBC
  • Alzheimer Association

AWARDS

  • National Press Club Award (USA)
  • Peter Lisagor Award for Investigative Journalism (USA)
  • Emmy Award (USA local)

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