Over 30 years’ in developing people, leading teams, consulting, training and coaching across the voluntary, public and corporate sectors.
I connect with people with ease and genuine interest; keen to support them to identify strengths and areas of impasse, free their thinking, develop their potential and make real and sustainable changes in their work and life. Individuals and teams appreciate that we can work at depth when needed, from a grounded, practical and good-humoured place.
I live in London with my partner from New Zealand and our two children. I enjoy the thrills of sportive road cycling and the calmer pursuit of botanical illustration and have a regular yoga practice, which helps me hold it all together in the middle.
“I have greatly benefited from Carolyn’s coaching. Drawing from her rich and diverse professional background, she offers safe space in which to unpick seemingly intractable situations. Challenging me to re-frame my thinking and to value my own personal style, she has sharpened my awareness of self-imposed barriers, and strengthened my capacity to address them with personally authentic strategies. I cannot recommend her to you more highly”.
“Coaching with Carolyn helped me identify the underlying factors in my personality that influence how I behave and interact with people in certain circumstances. As a result of the coaching my personal resilience has strengthened, and I have techniques for managing stress, which is leading to positive outcomes in my professional life. I found the whole experience extremely useful and learnt a lot about myself that I can call upon to improve my professional performance.“
“Since I started working with Carolyn, I’ve seen real, positive changes – her knowledge, insights, encouragement and ideas have been immensely helpful. In particular, she’s helped me to get unblocked in my thinking, and find the motivation to identify and take the concrete steps necessary to make my life a lot more authentic and rewarding.”
“Carolyn has delivered a consistently high quality residential weekend training for Place2be postgraduate students on the subject of Cultural Competence for the past four years. Students welcome her knowledge, wisdom and responsiveness and greatly value the thoroughness and rigour of her materials and their learning from the weekend is immediately evident. As a colleague I have always found Carolyn to be dynamic, thoughtful, authentic, warm and challenging in equal measure. She is a great teacher and an inspirational role model.”
“If you are looking for someone skilled at helping you identify your needs: be they individual or a team’s training needs, and you need someone who can respond attentively, flexibly and positively, then Carolyn is the person you are looking for! Without doubt, Carolyn is a superb trainer and facilitator; she has consistently achieved excellence in everything she has undertaken for Youth Access. She is always a pleasure to work with!