Des is an executive coach, leadership facilitator and consultant, with 19 years’ experience in the private and not-for-profit sectors globally across Europe, Middle East, India, USA, Far East and Australia. She thrives on getting her clients in over 60 organisations to “shake their ground from a platform of strength” to achieve business and personal outcomes and success, fulfil purpose and ambition. Des challenges, encourages and inspires individuals and teams to propel, perform and outperform.
One-to-one coaching for leaders – transitioning to a new company or role, or managing career break, performance coaching, career coaching.
Coaching executive teams and boards – working with challenges around team purpose, alignment, strategic direction of travel, team dynamics, accountability, team reputation with external or internal stakeholders, stakeholder engagement, harnessing difference and inclusivity, leading transformation. Working with executive teams and boards that have gone through change and are new and building a strong foundation for success.
Designing and running experiential leadership development programmes for different leadership cadres, women in leadership, high potentials, specialist talent that focus on mindset, behaviour and skills.
Designing and delivering assessment and development programmes.
Consulting on talent identification, management and development.
Clients include Accenture, Airbus, Alexander Mann Solutions, Amnesty International, BBC, Barclays, Barclaycard, BDO, BRE, British Council, CMS, Deutsche Bank, Direct Line Group, GlaxoSmithKline, EE, Freshminds, HSBC, ICAEW, Inchcape, GKN, G4S, Kerry Group, KPMG, Landsec, Microsoft, Maersk Oil, Pepsi Co, PWC, QinetiQ, RBS, Rothschild, Scotia Bank, Shell Energy, Tesco, UNICEF, Universal Music Group, Vodafone, Virgin Media and many more.
Des is a certified CTI coach accredited by the International Coaching Federation, a certified Team Coach with the AoEC and accredited in the Schroder Behavioural Model from the Princeton University. She is a certified Neuro Linguistic Programming coach and accredited in a number of tools, including MBTI, SDI, Talent Q, WAVE, Individual and Team Strengthscope, GCIndex. She has a degree in International Business and French and a postgraduate diploma in Organisational Development, specialising in Leadership.