‘Making sure strategy lives in action and not in a drawer’ is how a client recently described the essential result of our work together. I work in a highly bespoke way to achieve specific objectives, which are defined jointly at the outset and progress towards these is constantly evaluated. ‘One-woman think tank’, ‘board whisperer’ and ‘world-class board member’ have all been used to describe my contribution. My services are outlined below, and mandates typically blend a number of these elements.
C-Level Strategic Advisor and Coach
As a thinking partner and expert counsel, I collaborate closely with CEOs and C-level executives, offering strategic guidance in an ever-evolving landscape. Together, we:
- Sharpen strategy to match the pace of change, designing responses that resonate.
- Fuel growth by charting a clear, achievable path forward.
- Cultivate organizational ‘muscle’ to ensure goal attainment and effective transformation, focusing on performance, culture, leadership, talent, and communication.
- Foster top team alignment, liberating you to focus on priorities (one of the biggest unlocks in organisational transformation)
First 100 Days
For new leaders or those embarking on high-stake transformative journeys, I act as running mate and navigator through the crucial ‘100-day window.’ This tailored onboarding includes assessing strategic priorities, diagnosing pressing issues, and guidance on decisive action.
Non-executive Board Directorship
With over two decades of boardroom experience across diverse sectors (in publicly quoted, private equity-owned, public service, and not-for-profit organisations), I have a clear understanding of how such roles function and create value. I bring astute analysis, effective communication and team skills to the table.
As a sought-after speaker, I share cutting-edge insights at international conferences and corporate events. Tailored to your specific needs, my talks dissect industry trends and their ramifications, often accompanied by immersive workshops.
Executive Development and Customised Masterclasses
I have designed, curated and delivered programmes and sessions for organisations including IESE New York, The Wharton School, SAID Business School Oxford University, Reuters Institute Oxford University, London Business School, EBU and FT Strategies, Arts Council England as well as for organisations including Meta, BBC, CNN, Vodaphone, and Schibsted. These executive education programmes are designed to spark fresh perspectives and bring tangible outcomes.
References for any of these mandates can be supplied on request.