30 years prior experience in IT Sales, Marketing and Management
Trained in Leadership and Development under the Hewlett Packard LEAD programme to UK Director level.
Degree in Law from Christ Church, Oxford University.
Independent business coach since 2006 – clients at Board level including Symantec, Epson and Canon.
Trained with Marian Way (author of Clean Approaches for Coaches) in Clean Language and Symbolic Modelling and Clean Space.
Peter has over 25 years global sales and management experience, working for a range of organisations. He is also an accredited Executive Coach with the Academy of Executive Coaching.
Peter believes that we can all work at our best, and we can strive to be the best that we can be on each given day. This requires a shift in perspective and mindset. Peter helps clients to develop strategies which help support them in their daily life. Peter is a coach, facilitator and trainer, with over 20 years experience managing teams and supporting individuals.
Polly Howard-De La Mare
MSc in Occupational Psychology
Polly is a Chartered Psychologist with sixteen years’ experience of working with organisations in the private and public sector, focusing on leadership development and coaching, training, and equality, diversity and inclusion (E,D&I). Polly is passionate about building more inclusive workplaces, and supporting individuals to achieve their goals and aspirations. Polly’s approach is led by an individual’s personal values, style and needs, so whatever their preferences, she will shape the coaching in a way that works for them. She draws on a range of coaching techniques and psychological principles to help others gain insights, overcome barriers and move forwards.
Priya is an accredited executive coach (Associate Certified Coach, International Coach Federation) with 30 plus years of global corporate leadership experience which spans 4 different industries (Airlines, Telecommunications, Utilities and Healthcare) and 84 countries. Priya is passionate about people development, customer experience and transformation and has worked at director and board level and sponsored organisational culture change, particularly around inclusion and diversity.
Priya’s coaching approach is eclectic, creative, and humanistic, focussed on the individual in front of her. She believes in continuous development and am continuing her academic journey with a Masters in Coaching and Behavioural change, followed by doctoral research.
ILM Level 5 in Coaching and Mentoring
Rachael is an experienced Executive Coach who has been a Genius Within associate since 2016. Rachael’s coaching practise focuses on effective communication, well -being and personal effectiveness. There is often crossover in these areas when clients are feeling overwhelmed and are seeking a way of improving focus and productivity and rediscovering what they enjoy about their working life.
With a background in senior leadership in the voluntary sector and lived experience of neuro diversity, Rachael is passionate about supporting Genius Within clients to identify and use their strengths and develop a range of strategies and tools to take them forward in their future careers.
Rachel works with leaders, managers and their teams to become confident leaders, competent managers and be more effective communicators. She has a calm, friendly style and helps her clients to identify and build on their unique strengths and so thrive in the workplace.
She works extensively with architects, engineers and others in the property, design and construction sectors which is where she has spent her 30-year career leading teams prior to training as a coach in 2016.
She is a qualified business and workplace coach and PCC accredited with the International Coaching Federation.
Rachel is passionate about helping others create the life they want.
Coming from a neurodivergent family, Rachael has personal experience and understanding of navigating society and the workplace.
Partnering with individuals, teams and businesses to maximise their personal and professional potential for over 20 years Rachael is an Accredited Coach Rachael using a strengths based, coach approach to uncover what’s most important to her clients, exploring the significance of their values and discovering how these can help support and drive ambition.
Rachel’s coaching is grounded in the belief that we often have more influence over our situation than we realise; that given the right balance of challenge, support, and ‘thinking space’, we can achieve more than we initially think possible.
Rachel has ten years and 500+ hours coaching experience, primarily in large and complex public and private sector organisations. Rachel works with a wide range of individuals, from students and early-career potential to senior leaders.
Rachel is positive about the value of neurodivergent thinking and has lived experience of autism, ADHD, dyspraxia, and epilepsy.
Rachel is a qualified Executive Coach and currently studying for a PGCert in Autism.