After graduating from Leeds University with a degree in Management Studies & French, I joined United Biscuits progressing through a series of brand marketing roles across different business units, before moving to L’Oréal to continue my marketing career.
For the past 10 years I have been responsible for all aspects of running a business, experiencing the highs and lows (and loneliness!) of being a CEO, coupled with the pressures and complexities that come with taking on the responsibility of a family business – navigating the ensuing challenges both inside the workplace and within the family setting.
As CEO, I led the business through all stages of the business cycle, leading a broad range of strategic initiatives which included the creation of a new business, the closure of inefficient international operations, a business restructure and a demerger. Had I known about Telos when I was a CEO, I have no doubt that my life would have been better!
Having realised that I enjoyed helping individuals and teams to succeed more than the challenges of being a CEO, I now use my experiences and coaching skills, to help ambitious CEOs and their Senior Leadership Teams to navigate the challenges they are facing by providing them with the support and guidance they need to achieve long term success.