Executive Coaching

Coaching services for individuals and management teams

EW Group is an established leadership development consultancy based in London, with an executive coaching team operating nationwide. We specialise in coaching for senior leaders and managers, as well as career development coaching.

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We have a proven track record of delivering tailored executive coaching programmes that produce positive outcomes for individuals and organisations alike. Our coaches are well positioned to provide impartial advice and guidance on career development: enhancing your motivation, confidence and overall performance.

The EW Group coaching team are currently working with Chief Executives, senior leaders and team/department managers from across the private, public and charitable sectors.

We are members of the Institute of Leadership and Management, and the Institute of Coaching at Harvard University. Our coaches and consultants are dedicated to continuously improving their knowledge in all aspects of coaching, leadership and inclusion.

"Consultancy that makes a positive difference to business performance. A reputable leader in their field."
Valerie Todd, Talent and Resources Director at Crossrail


The value of executive coaching – what to expect

One-to-one executive coaching can support you to develop those softer skills that are essential to effective leadership, including (but not limited to):

  • Compassion
  • Persuasion
  • Assertion
  • Delegation
  • Conflict management.

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The EW Group approach to executive coaching – flexible, supportive, driven by learning outcomes

As diversity and inclusion specialists, we recognise that all our coaching clients are different. You may be looking to develop your leadership and management skills, or to work more inclusively throughout your teams or departments. Or perhaps you’re wrestling with a particular workplace issue. Or you’re looking to take your career into new heights, or into a new industry or sector. You may have never tried professional coaching before, or perhaps you’re looking for new approaches to the coaching process, tailored directly to your needs.

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You can count on our coaches to be honest, straightforward and constructive. We’ll ask questions, make requests and challenge when needed, all in a safe, supportive space. We’ll remain flexible throughout, adjusting the coaching experience to your needs. We’ll try different tools and techniques, or increase the degree of challenge as you get used to the coaching process. Whatever your goals from coaching, everything is designed to be the best fit possible for you.

How long does the executive coaching take?

It’s up to you. Some of our clients choose a handful of sessions in the run-up to an important interview. Others will pursue coaching over the long-term, individually or as part of a specific phase of organisational development.

Where is it based?

We know your time is at a premium, so we offer 1:1 coaching sessions in-person (at your workplace or in confidence at our London head office), over the phone or via online video chat (Skype or Google Hangout, for example).

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Is there a specific approach EW Group takes to executive coaching? Do you set goals?

Our approach to executive coaching always starts with agreeing your goals. To measure against these, your coach will check in at the end of each session to gauge progress and consider your verbal feedback.

Then, at an agreed point in the programme, your coach will request written feedback as part of a mid-point review. This phase factors in your reflections on the difference that the coaching sessions have made in the workplace. This process is then repeated at the end of the coaching programme. With your permission, we’ll also include the chance to seek feedback from your line manager, sponsor and/or reports on the business benefits of your coaching.

When the coaching programme comes to an end, we also encourage further internal review after three to six months. This gives you and your organisation the opportunity to properly reflect on the impact the coaching has had on your personal and corporate goals.

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The EW Group executive coaching team – biographies and testimonials

Jane Farrell


Jane Farrell
Senior Executive Coach and Facilitator


Jane is the Chief Executive of EW Group and has been providing coaching for our clients since the company was established in 1992. Jane specialises in working with senior teams to strengthen organisational cultures, strategy and practices. She has consulted and trained widely and has delivered large scale projects for London Underground, Santander and the NHS Leadership Academy. She currently acts as an executive coach for senior staff in the health, criminal justice and charitable sectors. Jane’s style has been described as “a powerful mix of pragmatic and fun”.

"Jane Farrell has a deep knowledge and understanding of the issues and tensions facing complex organisations and a knack of getting to the heart of these quickly. Jane focuses on making positive change happen. She is one of the most inspirational women I’ve worked with."
Kristina Glenn MBE, Director at Cripplegate Foundation and Islington Giving
"Jane Farrell and EW Group have been a constant inspiration over the last 12 years in helping the CSP to transform its culture, staff and business focus to become one of the UK’s strongest and most successful professional membership organisations. Thank you Jane and EW Group!"
Phil Gray, former CEO at Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
"My sessions with Jane provided insight, reassurance, advice, guidance and time to reflect. I have gained both confidence and inspiration."
Sarah Chand, Deputy Director at National Probation Service Midlands
"Those of you who haven’t spoken with Jane before will find her insightful, positive and supportive."
John Parry, former Chief Executive at The Firefighters Charity
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Dr. Annie Hedge
Senior Executive Coach and Facilitator


Annie is the lead consultant on our work with the NHS and produced their Equality and Diversity Leadership Competency Framework. Annie has consulted with senior managers in national public sector organisations, universities and trade unions. She has recently coached at Santander, the Department of Health, the Royal Marsden Hospital, and Invensys. She has an ILM Level 7 Certificate in Executive Coaching, and a PhD in Organisational Psychology. Annie is a Member of the London Central Employment Tribunals and a Trustee of Citizens Advice.

"Annie and Jane are two of the most inspirational people I have ever met. I would not be where I am today without them."
Mary Hockaday, former Head of Newsroom at the BBC
Renae Mann Executive Coach


Renae Mann
Executive Coach and Facilitator


Renae has extensive coaching experience, working for clients across social services, criminal justice and charities. Renae is has recently coached clients at the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and JBW Ltd. Past clients also include Women’s Aid, the British Refugee Council, Refugee Action, North of England Refugee Service, Cripplegate Foundation, The Camden Society, London Probation Trust, Matter&Co, and the House of Commons Service. Renae has an ILM Level 4 Award in Managing Equality and Diversity in an Organisation.

"Renae has exceptional executive coaching skills and has challenged me to make real, lasting changes in my organisation. She brings a unique combination of business acumen and real ‘people skills’ and I recommend her most highly."
Lynne Stockbridge, now Head of Public Relations at The Charter School East Dulwich
Mandy Hetherton


Mandy Hetherton
Executive Coach and Facilitator


Mandy is experienced in achieving results through one-to-one development of leaders and managers. Her coaching is designed to support leaders through change, building their ability to think strategically, to develop both self-awareness and confidence. In addition to her extensive coaching experience, Mandy is a skilled facilitator of senior teams, she is also an experienced workshop and action learning set leader. Mandy has coached clients at London Probation Trust, MIND and Amnesty International. She has a Diploma in Corporate and Executive Coaching, and is a Member of the Association for Coaching.

"I commissioned Mandy to provide career coaching. She used probing questions and insightful feedback to create a safe, professional setting in which to explore challenging career issues. I cannot recommend her highly enough."
Frances McAndrew, Programme Manager at Network Rail
Paula McCormack Executive Coach


Paula McCormack
Executive Coach and Facilitator


With a passion for social change, Paula works predominantly in the charitable sector. She has recently delivered executive coaching for the senior leadership team at NCFE (Northern Council for Further Education), at Age UK North Tyneside, and for Clore Social Fellows. She is an accredited practitioner in MBTI, FIRO-B,16PF, Hay Emotional Intelligence, Human Design and DISC assessments, as well as NLP, Appreciative Inquiry and Action Learning. She also designs and delivers coaching development programmes accredited by the Chartered Management Institute: Level 5 Coaching and Mentoring, and Level 7 Leadership Coaching. Paula is a Chartered Member of the CIPD and a Member of the Association for Coaching.

Mark Robinson


Mark Robinson
Executive Coach and Facilitator


Mark is the former Executive Director of Arts Council, North East, and is now Director of Thinking Practice, a consultancy working to build adaptive resilience and increase impact, based in Stockton-on-Tees. He has recently provided coaching, facilitation and development work at organisations including Durham County Council, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums, and Bridge North East. Mark has an ILM Level 7 Certificate in Executive Coaching and Leadership Mentoring.

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Ben Emm
Executive Coach and Facilitator


Ben is a former Chief Executive and Board member in the Probation Service and senior civil servant in the Ministry of Justice. Ben has coached over 20 executives and senior leaders. His principal clients include Interserve and Serco. Since 2008, he has sat as a public sector expert on the jury for the British Quality Foundation’s annual UK Excellence Award. Ben is also a lead coach and consultant on our Appledore senior leadership programme (ILM Level 7), and is ILM Level 5-accredited in Coaching and Mentoring.

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