Hi, I’m Stephanie, a Masters level and ICF accredited coach and facilitator working with individuals and teams specialising in leadership and personal development.
As a former lawyer with Clifford Chance, Pinsent Masons and Sotheby's, my experience of working in high pressure international and national commercial environments helps to give me an understanding of the kind of challenges which my clients are facing whilst also bringing a different perspective. A dual British/German national, bilingual and with experience of living and working in different countries, I bring a culturally sensitive approach.
I am very interested in a number of evidence-led coaching approaches and together, we’ll experiment and collaborate to help you to find your own answers, identify choices and fulfill your development goals. You can choose to also draw on my interest in positive psychology to see how these developmental goals can be met in tandem with your and others’ well-being.
I hold a MSc in Coaching and Behavioural Change (Distinction) from
Henley Business School and am accredited (ACC) by the International Coaching Federation.
I have written articles for academic and professional journals and am
working on a coaching book with Routledge publishers.
I am a member of the International Coaching Federation and the Association for Coaching.
I am a facilitator certified by the Association of Master Trainers in the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method.
Originally graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce (specializing in
Economics and Law) in Ireland, I took a number of postgraduate law courses in Dublin and London. I went on to qualify as a solicitor working for Clifford Chance,
Pinsent Masons and Sotheby's. Having also spent time with Clifford Chance in Frankfurt, I worked with a wide range of UK and international stakeholders.
I was born in Germany and as a child moved to Ireland with my parents, who were looking for a more sustainable way of life. Their decisions led to some memorable experiences (good and bad!) which gave me insight into a wide range of alternative perspectives and an openness to life’s opportunities, both of which inform my coaching today.
Moving to the UK in my early twenties, I worked in law until a longer than anticipated career break due to family illness. This brought many practical and emotional challenges including prolonged periods of isolation. During that time, I started my exploration of applied positive psychology and facilitated Action for Happiness courses (including the pilot course for a world-leading research study with the London School of Economics). I also trained to be a Laughter Yoga leader recognizing that our family needed more fun and lightness to balance the challenges we were facing.