Dr Helen Johnson
Prof. Maxine Robertson
Anita is a Fierce & Authentic leadership coach, empowering diverse leaders to embrace their misfit and lead in their own style, through owning their superpowers, amplifying their message and taking risks out of their comfort zone where they need to, to create career success on their terms and effectively lead their teams.
Working as a project manager for over a decade in the male-dominated industries of railway and construction, she often found herself the only one like her in a room – the only woman, and the only person of colour. This was the ‘normal', but she realised there were different expectations and judgements on her, especially as a leader, because she was different, this led to her questioning herself and ultimately playing smaller than she could have. She wasn't the only one. She started her business in 2019 with a survey of 100 women working in projects who felt they weren't heard, taken seriously and without access to fair opportunities. So she set up her business Fierce Project Management to empower diverse leaders to stand strong in their own shoes, and to create inclusively led cultures.
Anita trained with Kudzi Coach Academy in 2020 to become an accredited ICF certified coach. She coaches with compassion and empathy, whilst also asking the fierce questions that enable her clients deep transformation. Her coaching style uses a blend of neuroscience, positive psychology and transactional analysis, alongside DISC personality profiling and her own coaching tools and techniques.
Claire-Louise is recognised and acknowledged as an expert within the Learning & Performance industry.
She uses her 17 years of Learning, Leadership & Organisational Development experience in supporting her clients to achieve success on their terms in life and businesses.
Claire-Louise works with clients on a one to one basis and through group programmes, using a blend of tools such as DISC, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Personal Development and Wellness techniques.
She is also the Founder of Orange Door Development, which specialise in Corporate Wellness, Mental Health and Coaching.
Claire-Louise has trained, coached, and developed over 3000 people worldwide in various businesses and individuals, all aiming to increase their performance in their zone of genius.
Claire Winter is a trainer, coach and host of the Cracking Content podcast.
She is passionate about helping coaches and creative entrepreneurs to amplify their expertise through storytelling, content and PR so that they can get more sales and make a bigger impact. Claire uses a blended coaching and mentoring approach to ignite her client's creativity so they can share their authentic voice and story.
She is a trained NCTJ journalist and started her career at ITN in radio and television. She also runs a Facebook community called Cracking Content where she shares writing, content and PR TIPs.
Salma is a Break Up and Divorce coach working with women to reclaim and rebuild their lives during and after the chaos that divorce brings. She has a deep sense of empathy and provides her clients with a confidential and non-judgemental space to explore the challenges that lie ahead.
Using a combination of NLP and positive Psychology, clients can work through their emotions of anger, guilt and confusion, to name but a few, so that they can make decisions from a place of clarity and calmness. Her primary objective is to reduce the confusion and conflict that clients are experiencing and allow them to decide how their life will take shape going forward.
Clients will work towards redefining their identity, managing emotions, setting effective boundaries, self-esteem and dealing with conflict to empower them to move forward with confidence and grace. Many decisions made during the divorce process will have an impact on your future. Its impact goes far beyond the financial division of assets and the legal process. Clients are encouraged to take a holistic approach so that they can manage the changes effectively without the overwhelm.
She has spent time building relationships with key services such as solicitors, mediators, therapists and support groups so that clients can be signposted to the correct expert at the correct time.
Having come through her own divorce stronger and happier than ever, she believes that we all have a power within us that is waiting to be explored and released. Sometimes, we just need a little help to reclaim it!
She works with clients both 1:1 and has recently launched her 6-week group programme aimed at women who have come through divorce and are ready to step in the beautiful new chapter of their lives.
Through Quest for EST Rebekah is on a mission to raise standards in leadership and create the HappiEST leaders. After a 15 year career in construction and engineering Rebekah knows what it is like to lead in challenging environments. She works with corporate clients and individuals to develop the person behind the title of leader so that they can lead with confidence, clarity and empathy.
Rebekah is passionate about working with future and emerging leaders, which she does through coaching and workshops. Her approach blends her love of neuroscience, transactional analysis, formal coach training and all things leadership in order to help her clients know, be and do better as leaders. She is a highly practical person and helps her clients to make real, manageable and sustainable changes in a way that harnesses their unique qualities and allows them to step into those leadership shoes.
Dawn works in the wellbeing space. As a business coach she works with independent holistic and wellbeing business owners to help them grow a businesses they really love and that serves them financially, emotionally and energetically.
As a transformational coach, she works with clients who are looking to discover their truth and become empowered to live their best life. She uses a holistic approach integrating modern coaching techniques along with mindfulness and meditation practices.
Dawn has over 20 year experience of working in the yoga and wellbeing industry alongside many years of working in financial management and loves integrating learning from two very different fields to get the best results for her clients.
She works in both 1:2:1 and group settings with her clients to help them achieve their potential in both life and business.
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Nicola Rae-Wickham is a certified coach and brand strategist who helps big-hearted creatives and purpose driven humans to amplify their voice and make a real wholehearted impact on the world.
Nicola is founder of A Life More Inspired where she's combines her 20 year corporate marketing experience with coaching in order to coach big-hearted creatives and purpose driven humans to to build brands and lives based on truth-telling and soul-connecting and do work that makes a meaningful and wholehearted contribution to the world.
She is committed to bringing nuance to the personal development, wellness and entrepreneurial space, so that it is a development for the many and not the few.
Affirmations are her love language and alongside her podcast and coaching practice she has range of Affirmation Cards for both adults and children helping them to Dream and Do.
Nicola works with clients 121 and through her Root & Rise Membership which is a virtual support network for creatives.
A Life More Inspired
I help small business owners to evolve a long-term business that meets their financial and lifestyle goals. You can have a business that suits you, and supports you financially.
As an ICF accredited coach (ACC), I provide a calm, supportive space to explore your options and shape your way forward. And my past life as a Chartered Accountant means that I can offer solid business insights and help you to make profitable decisions.
Nonie is a Vision Board Life & Mindset Coach for ambitious driven women ready to elevate and achieve their goals through the Power of Faith, Vision & Strategy. Nonie is also the founder of the Highly Favoured Woman Community and Vision Board Speaker.
Nonie has used Vision Boards for the past 10 years to achieve her goals and now she empowers women to find their WHY, WHAT & HOW as they bring their 2D Vision to 4D Reality.
Using the three Powers of Faith, Vision & Strategy, Nonie has helped clients achieve goals such as:
- Break free from limited beliefs in their life
- Pay off debt and become debt free
- Purchase a home within 90 days
- Launch a new sold out course
- Gain confidence and find clarity on their goals
Nonie believes in empowering the “whole woman” to tap into her belief, develop an “I can do” mindset and step into their Highly Favoured 2 Woman Purpose either in her HFW Winning Circle Mastermind or 1:1 Private Coaching.
Using the tools she gained in her ACTP Training Course with Ruth Kudzi, Nonie is dedicated to helping women up-level in every area of their lives.
Nicola is a leadership and executive coach helping women to find their fire, that passion and purpose for more influence, impact and income. She works with corporate clients and individuals to own being a leader as who they truly are leading from the heart with empathy and vulnerability, being a force for challenge and change in the corporate world and being the role model they didn’t have.
Nicola had a successful 16 year corporate marketing career, leading multi million pound launches for household names leading teams of up to 40 and being responsible for delivering an on time, on budget and stand out launch. Following her divorce, she struggled with anxiety and depression, and lost herself in her work, giving more and more to numb what was hard to face. At a time when she had it all, she was at her lowest. Her journey out of that to now, is at the heart of the On Fire Leadership model, leading from the inside with heart and passion to have the impact and influence on the outside.
Nicola truly believes that women leaders in corporate are needed now more than ever, with so much change it’s time for a new way to lead. With women owning their inherent female leadership traits, trusting their intuition, speaking up for what they believe in, leading with empathy and leaning into vulnerability. Leading with heart over head on fire with passion and inspired with purpose, it’s time for women leaders to challenge and change the man's world corporate has been to become the equal and diverse it needs to be.
Nicola is now an accredited ICF coach, having trained with the Optimus Coaching Academy and now has created her true passion business stepping into being a leadership and executive coach. She’s working with some large corporates helping to close the gender pay gap, create more parity and help colleagues lead as who they truly are.
Dominique Atwell is an ICF ACTP certified, Mindset and Development Coach who helps leaders make transformation in their personal or professional lives. She works with clients to uncover blocks, patterns of thinking, behaviours and habits that impede them from living the life or being the leader that they dream of.
Using her 15 year of experience in teaching, training and leadership, and having experienced and managed imposter syndrome herself, she uses a mixture of coaching models, such as positive psychology and neuroscience to coach others to live happy and fulfilling lives.
Dominique offers 1:1 coaching, group coaching, training days and talks.
Lucie Lachnitova is a coach and leadership mentor who has been in the learning, staff development and leadership space for 11 years. She helps professionals get better at recognising their strengths and believing in how good they are – and use this to achieve their ambitions. Her mission is to get her clients to clearly see and fully use their potential and to grow as a result. She works both with 1-2-1 clients and teams, mainly in education and voluntary sector organisations.
With a successful education and third-sector leadership and management career, Lucie provides individual and team coaching to support organisations through transition and change and helps them get results and improve in areas such as leadership development, change management or team cohesion through tailored programmes of team coaching and/or one-to-one support.
She has an ICF Professional Coach Diploma, Team Coaching Certificate from Team Coaching Studio and ILM coaching and mentoring certification. Lucie is a member of International Coach Federation and Association for Coaching. As a trained teacher who has worked in adult and community learning, further and higher education for 20 years, she is passionate about learning and growth.
I help you to reinvent yourself, your business, your next chapter. Every month we go exploring in The Reinvention Lab. From there anything is possible. 121s, online courses and amazing, fun, transformational programmes are where we work together. Time to Reimagine Your Future!
Jenny Stallard is founder of Freelance Feels: Coaching and community for the self employed.
A coach, writer and podcaster, she works with freelancers who have lost their fire or mojo and want to reconnect with their love of freelancing, build new goals and work through the ‘meh' of the day to day we can often experience as small business owners.
She works one on one as well as running workshops and masterclasses.
A journalist for over 20 years, working for national newspapers, magazines and websites, Jenny runs workshops helping coaches and experts secure press coverage from the point of view of a journalist and a coach – a unique combination! She shares her insight and learnings, as well as helping clients focus on press that works for their business, not just the ‘fame'.
Former Commissioning Editor on the features team at Metro newspaper, she has worked with and written for brands including: Grazia, Stylist, Red, Woman & Home, Metro, The Telegraph, Woman, HuffPost, Refinery29, Glamour and MarieClaire. She regularly uses experts in her features, and knows exactly what journalists want (and don't want!) from them.
Jenny graduated with Optimus in May 2021, and is working towards full ICF accreditation.
When she's not writing or coaching, she runs a podcast and is a visiting lecturer in Writing for Business at City, University of London.
Jenny moved from London to the Cotswolds in August 2020, and has two dogs, Roger (a Labrador) and Florence (a Whippet) which sometimes pop up on a Zoom call. She loves to swim in the local lido where she often comes up with new workshop ideas.
Laura Ellera is a Business Startup Mentor, top ranking, award-winning podcaster and speaker based in Henley-on-Thames, UK. Her mission is to help new entrepreneurs create a successful business from the inside out and she does this by helping them build rock-solid foundations, making the tech simple and the mindset fun, so that they can go from idea to client without the overwhelm or need to copy what everybody else is doing.
Laura brings a unique blend of experience from 15 years as a chartered accountant mixed with her knowledge gained from been in the coaching industry since 2012 along with her learnings from building and running two of her own successful businesses since 2013. Add to this the combination of straight talking northerner with the heart of a spiritual wanderer, Laura will give you the mindset, drive and strategies to create your own successful business.
Hilary is a business and mindset coach for new and aspiring women entrepreneurs helping them create successful online businesses so they can live a life of freedom and purpose.
Hilary trained with the Optimus Coaching Academy in 2020 to gain the ACTP qualification and has trained to PCC standard. Hilary combines her coaching qualification, life experience and technical skills as well as her Masters in Business Information Technology with her 20+ years’ experience of working with and alongside 7 figure business directors and small business owners.
Hilary helps women to create the foundations of a successful business using her six part formula of strategy, clarity, mindset, marketing, accountability and action. Hilary uses the modalities of neuroscience and positive psychology in her coaching to help her clients with their mindset and motivation to create momentum in their lives and businesses.
Hilary works with clients and coaches who are 1-3 years in business or have successful offline businesses and want to take them online. She has worked with bold introverts, clients who feel like a round peg in a square hole, quiet rebels who want to do things their way and women who know they are meant for more and want to be bolder and braver. Hilary’s knowledge coupled with her self belief in her clients propels them forwards with a firm but gentle hand so they can achieve anything they set out to do.
Hilary coaches clients on a 1 to 1 basis and has a coaching taster package. Group programmes, retreats and masterminds to come.
Caroline is a pure compassion coach. Pure coaching with compassion, courage and growth working with small business owners as well as people who cannot afford or are unable to access pure coaching, helping them grow, change and achieve with confidence. She has a background in health and social care, an ICF Member with ICF ACTP Professional Coach Qualified and fully trained with Optimus Coaching Academy (aka Kudzi Coach Academy) with a view to gain an ICF Accreditation Credential in the near future.
Caroline has a pure, compassionate and holistic coaching approach using a combination of neuroscience and positive psychology. She focuses more on the client as the whole person and not their issue, situation or goal. Going with their flow and dancing in the moment while holding space for them to think, feel and be.
Small business owners come to Caroline looking for pure coaching to help them find their own answers with regards to their business goals/vision or even finding their business/life balance without burnout. She is also looking to work with charity organisations’ mentors as well as providing additional support to their service users as a pure coach.
Working with her clients on a 1:1 basis and within small intimate groups most sessions are online and where possible face to face and also running walk and talk coaching sessions out in nature either face to face or over the phone.
Fay Blakey is a business coach – working with business owners/leaders to help them maximise their potential by focusing on both their business and themselves as business owners.
Fay has been working with business owners (and senior teams of businesses of all shapes and sizes in a variety of sectors) for over 20 years, both as a coach and as an adviser/consultant. Importantly, Fay has worked with businesses through the financial crash of 2007 and the Foot & Mouth crisis in 2001, so she fully understands financial and economic pressures applied to businesses.
Fay is particularly good at recognising the big picture and helping her clients to hone in on specific needs to develop their business in line with their goals. Her focus and passion is helping her clients to unleash all their brilliant potential to achieve clear and attainable results.
Fay is a professional coach and is also qualified and accredited by the Chartered Management Institute; The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development; and the Institute of Leadership and Management in business and people development.
Amy Leighton is a qualified Mindset and Confidence Coach and DISC Personality Profiling Practitioner, who works with ambitious, creative business owners and professionals to cultivate confidence, shift the overwhelm and realise their full potential.
Amy's core purpose is to empower clients through coaching with foundations in Positive Psychology and Neuroscience to create deep-rooted, long-lasting transformation. Banishing the wishy-washy approach, she is all about embracing realness by giving clients space to connect with where they are now, allowing them to align with who they want to be and supporting them to thrive in their definition of success.
Sarah is an energetic alignment coach. Highly intuitive, she has the ability to cut through the chaos to really see you and what's going on for you. Training and qualifying in 2020 with Kudzi Coach Academy, Sarah is a member of the ICF and holds ACC accreditation.
Using a blend of neuroscience and positive psychology in her coaching approach, she also uses Human Design as a coaching tool to facilitate insights, discover who you were designed to be and help you to recognise your own brilliance. Sarah believes that you don't need to be ‘fixed', no-one does. You already have everything you need inside of you, you just need to learn how to access it and work with it.
With nearly two decades of working with creative and chaotic thinkers within both industry and educational settings, Sarah understands how to inspire, motivate and help you tap into your energy to find your creative flow and create alignment with your life and business.
Sarah works with clients both on a 1:1 basis and through group programmes. She is also the founder of The Creative Coaching Studio, a virtual co-working studio for creative freelancers to connect, learn and get access to coaching and mentoring.
Professor Maxine Robertson
Maxine works with professional service and knowledge-based organisations. She offers distinctive coaching packages which draw on her professional expertise and coaching skills in order to elevate employee performance and simultaneously support well-being across professional and knowledge-based sectors.
In her 25 years in academia, she conducted research on the challenges of effectively managing professionals across numerous sectors (e.g. law, investment banking, NHS, biotechnology, IT) and her research has been published in world-leading journals. She is now Professor (Emerita) of Organisation and Management, at Queen Mary University of London.
Maxine now offers corporate clients what she refers to as contingency coaching to employees at all levels. Contingency coaching is premised on the idea that individuals working in these sectors require coaching that is highly sensitive to their personal and professional context.
Contingency coaching combines her expertise on the management of professionals with the application of coaching tools and techniques drawn from the field, together with approaches from other disciplines including neuroscience and psychology.
Francesca is an ACC accredited leadership and performance coach, working with corporate clients across a number of sectors and with individuals to achieve success on their terms. She supports her clients to develop their leadership skills and to look at their performance in a holistic sense to get the best from their selves and their teams in a way that is sustainable and rewarding.
After more than 20 years working in the NHS and corporate sectors, she realised there was more to life for her. So, in 2016, Francesca left her job to set up a successful healthcare consultancy and since setting up Ascenso Coaching in 2019, now runs two successful businesses, while still having time to hike and ski with her family several times a week and sing with her band at weekends.
Francesca has achieved success on her terms and she is passionate about helping others to do the same. Using 25 years of experience as a pharmacist, clinician, manager, leader, coach and entrepreneur, she works with her clients to help them determine what success really means for them and support them to take tangible action to achieve that success.
Francesca up-levelled her coaching skills by training with Ruth Kudzi. It has been hugely beneficial in helping her get her coaching business to where she wants it to be and her clients are seeing the benefits of this every day.
Claire is a high-performance business coach and mentor working with ambitious women who are ready to play a bigger game; are tired of playing small and want more. She is here to help you perform to the absolute best you can, more so than you possibly believe you can right now!
She is a qualified and accredited high-performance business coach, mentor, consultant and inspirational speaker who’s been on one hell of a journey over the past 25 years, here’s some of that craziness!
- Survived a life-threatening illness
- Worked in corporate hospitality for 18 years
- Become a mum to my 3 amazing kids
- Invented, launched, and exited a worldwide multi-award-winning food brand
- Pitched on dragons’ den
- Become a best-selling author
- Networked with celebrities and royalty
- Worked with 100’s of clients in my coaching business
- Become a trained and accredited coach Trained and accredited in DISC personality profiling
- Swam the English Channel in a relay team
- Been in numerous national press and radio stations sharing my life and business insights
Throughout all this, there’s been one constant; she has always wanted to up her game, up level in all areas of her life; personally, in her self-development, with her relationships, in her business, in every single area of her life and aspect of her whole being.
Her mission is to help you perform at your absolute best both personally and in your business so you can truly live a limitless life.
She wants for you all that you deep down want for yourself, and I'd truly love to be your partner in crime helping you have all your heart desires.
Think of her as your friend; your ass-kicker, your shoulder, your biggest cheerleader, and the person who you can share all your raw ambition with to get full support and be unstoppable.
She is here to enable you to reach bigger goals, achieve your lifelong dreams and grow in ways you don't know are even possible right now.
Hannah is a coach and marketing mentor for women. Through her work, Hannah’s primary aim is to support women in achieving a life of balance and not burnout whilst pursuing their goals. Hannah recognises the pressures faced by women and is as such your ‘anti-hustle’ advocate.
Combining her coaching skills with over 12 years of expertise from working within the marketing industry, Hannah is well placed to help women who run their own business or are looking to build their own business on their terms.
Working with Hannah you can expect to explore areas such as mindset and confidence, motivation and productivity and communication, alongside learning key skills that will help your business scale online.
Hannah works with clients on a 1-2-1 basis or through her membership ‘The Beautifully Balanced Business Hub’.
She is a Life and Connection Coach working with women who want to consciously create a positive relationship with themselves, empowering them to move towards thinking, feeling and behaving in line with who they want to be and how they want to live.
She uses her 15 years of coaching experience, alongside other methodologies including Neuroscience, NLP and Positive Psychology, to help her clients embrace self-awareness as a powerful tool for growth in communication, confidence, wellbeing, decision making and productivity.
Natalie is a Career and Confidence Coach for media professionals and a PR mentor for small business owners.
She qualified with the Kudzi Coaching in 2020, is a member of the Association for Coaching and is currently working towards full ICF accreditation. Named as one of top 50 Global Female Entrepreneurs To Watch in 2020 by ideamensch.com and listed as one of the top women in media by About Time Magazine in 2019, Natalie knows her stuff.
By blending two decades of experience working in top London agencies, at international broadcasters and running her own successful consultancy, with her formal coaching training and skills, Natalie works with PR and media professionals so they can create the confidence, career and life they want.
She's a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Plymouth and Leeds University, as well as a PR Mentor at Westminster University, and works with students to help them not only understand the fundamentals of PR but also gain the confidence to go for the jobs they want, and get them. Natalie is often seen in the national press and as a regular contributor to Pick Me Up, WeAreTheCity, Natural Health and Female First.
Natalie works with clients on a one to basis and also runs group programmes and has a membership for PR and media professionals.
Dr Helen Johnson
Helen works with people at a deep level instead of wasting energy trying to ‘fix' various surface issues. She has the ability to really ‘see' a person and to help them to see and love this person too. People say to her ‘you make me believe I can be the best version of myself'. She has witnessed time and again that the key to getting more out of life is in the parts of ourselves that are hidden, neglected, or rejected and this is why she helps you to bring your whole self back into the picture.
You will work on developing a sense of mastery (‘I got this!' whatever ‘this' maybe), balance (no longer compromising and leaving parts of yourself unsatisfied), and freedom (no longer stuck in roles and behaviours that don't actually get you where you really want to be).
Whether you are navigating change or simply seeking to keep yourself clear, sharp, and energised, you will focus on the most important aspect of this – connecting to your deepest self and harnessing this in a practical way.
It helps if you are: intelligent, kind, a bit unruly, questioning, neither an outright rebel nor a conformist (you do it YOUR way!), emotionally brave, and have a mischievous sense of humour.