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Caroline Heard


Caroline has worked as an associate coach for Genius Within since 2013, which is before discovering the extent of neurodivergence in her own family. Funnily enough she was always drawn to the idea of unusual and original minds!

Caroline is a Chartered Psychologist with over 25 years’ experience working in a range of private, public and third sector organisations. Over the years she has coached at all levels and different stages of careers. She also currently lectures on the Industrial and Work Psychology MSc programme at the University of Hertfordshire.

Caroline is passionate about supporting neurodifferences in the workplace and the higher education sector. She uses a strengths-based approach in all her coaching to help clients identify their and achieve their full potential. When she is coaching at her best, she is using active listening to get to the heart of what they want. Caroline thrives on facilitating her clients to see their clear way forward.


  • Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) Post Graduate level qualification in Coaching and Mentoring
  • Caroline is also a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is working on her own PhD, focusing on factors influencing career choices.

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