I work with leaders and teams that want to increase their impact
I work as a leadership coach and specialise in working with first-time CEOs and their teams. My work is about creating change – whether within you, your team or your business.
As a leadership coach I’ve worked with new leaders and entrepreneurs to create a vision for the organisation, take their teams with them on that journey and make it happen.
As a facilitator and team coach I’ve worked with teams on creativity, influencing, working well together and creating a high performance culture.
My background includes leadership roles in the commercial and not for profit sectors as well as extensive experience as a coach and facilitator. I have been a non-exec director for two organisations, am a Fellow of the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) and the author of a book on leadership.
As Managing Director of a niche recruitment firm I grew turnover to £2m pa, substantially improved profitability and created an award-winning culture. In the not-for-profit sector I raised over £20 million for good causes, developed multi-million pound partnerships with blue chip firms and doubled income for a number of national charities. I then specialised in growth and change situations as an interim director and consultant.
Qualifying as a coach in 2008 I have been coaching leaders, facilitating team workshops and helping individuals develop their careers for the past 9 years. I enjoy helping clients to understand themselves and others better, uncover insights, discover useful tools and models and, of course, achieve impressive results.
I hold qualifications in executive and life coaching from The Coaching Academy and have undertaken substantial additional training as a Co-active coach with the Coaches Training Institute. I’ve also trained in NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), mindfulness coaching and workshop facilitation.
My clients describe my coaching and facilitation style as positive, straight talking, practical, hugely supportive, inspiring and powerful.
“Carla had a huge impact in the time she spent with us and brought a great deal of insight, focus and energy. I thoroughly recommend Carla to any organisation wanting to increase its income or create a change in culture”
— youth focused organisation
“Carla is a highly skilled facilitator who provided excellent service from initial concept meeting to delivery. She was able to quickly grasp our current position and challenged the team to think about improvement areas head on with a solution-focused approach.”
— housing organisation
“Carla was insightful, dedicated, committed and very much one of the team – not an external expert critiquing us! I not only recommend her, I’d be very happy to work with her again.”
— health organisation
“Carla was facilitator for our Board Strategic Away Day. She did a fantastic job. The communication before the event was very good and on the day she kept things organised and moved the programme along nicely. Thanks to her, we achieved all we wanted to and everyone came away energised and motivated to deliver on the actions”
— youth organisation