Executive Coaching - UK and London

Coaching services for individuals and management teams in the UK and London

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

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

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

We are members of the Institute of Leadership and Management, and the Harvard University Institute of Coaching. Our executive coaches and consultants are dedicated to continuously improving their knowledge in all aspects of coaching, leadership, and inclusion so you receive the valuable guidance possible.

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"Consultancy that makes a positive difference to business performance. A reputable leader in their field." Valerie Todd, Former 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.
Companies with at least 30% of women in leadership or executive positions adds 6% to net profit margin
Culturally intelligent leaders are 3.5 times more likely to get the full potential out of their staff

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

As diversity and inclusion specialists, we recognise that all our executive 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.

Perhaps you are wrestling with a particular workplace issue, or you are looking to take your career into new heights – or into a new industry or sector. You may have never tried professional executive coaching before, or possibly you are looking for new approaches to the coaching process that are tailored directly to your needs.

How flexible is EW Group’s executive coaching?

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

How long does the executive coaching take?

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

Where is EW Group’s executive coaching based?

Whether you are located in London, the UK, or further afield, 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 Hangouts, 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 on 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 your workplace, mindset, or career. This process is then repeated at the end of the coaching programme. With your permission, we will also include the chance to seek feedback from your line manager, sponsor and/or report on the business benefits of your coaching.

When the coaching programme comes to an end, we also encourage a 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 EW Group CEO

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 UndergroundSantander 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
Annie Hedge | EW Group Diversity Consultant and Co-Founder

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 Santanderthe Department of Healththe 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
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Sue Browning

Senior Executive Coach and Facilitator

Sue is a senior consultant at EW Group who specialises in leadership and organisation transformation, working to improve individual, team and organisational performance through executive coaching. Her work grounds modern thinking in practical realities and inclusive leadership with a collaborative and tailored approach. She holds a Masters in Management Practice, Institute of Leadership and Management Level 7 qualification in Executive Coaching and has undertaken extensive leadership development. Her work includes coaching for the Executive Teams at World Confederation for Physical Therapy and NEL CSU.

Judeline Nicholas EW Group

Judeline Nicholas

Coach
Judeline has over 30 years of experience in learning and development, working with clients in the public, private and charitable sectors. Her specialism is in building capacity and working practices that give competitive edge and have equality, diversity and inclusion at heart. Judeline is currently working towards her Institute of Leadership and Management Level 7 qualification in Executive Coaching and is trained in the use of development psychometrics like MBTI, Belbin and PPA. Judeline’s clients include City University, Harrow Council, Castle Point and Rochford CCG NHS.

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Yvonne Howard

Coach
Yvonne has extensive experience in the transportation, construction and built environment sectors, as well as local government. Yvonne specialises in supporting clients in inclusive cultures, equality, diversity and inclusion via training, coaching and mentoring. Her recent work includes delivering a mentoring programme for the BBC to address chronic under-representation of BAME staff at senior grades. Yvonne also works at Women into Construction supporting clients in diversifying their workforce via coaching and mentoring. Yvonne’s qualifications include the University of Cambridge Judges Business School Leadership Academy.

"The mentoring programme highlighted how crucial it is for us to tackle diversity problems head-on and the course provided a clear idea of how to get the best out of the mentor-mentee relationship." Babita Sharma, BBC News Presenter and RISE Programme Mentor
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Caroline Arnold

Executive Coach
Caroline is a highly experienced executive coach whose passion lies in leveraging individuals’ confidence to unlock their career potential. With a particular focus on women in business, Caroline supports her coachees in resolving challenges in their working life by providing advice, tips and exercises so people can make quarter turns and meaningful, positive change in their career. Caroline draws on her previous experience as HR Manager and coach in a large London firm to support individuals at all stages in their career through one-to-one, group and online programmes. Caroline’s EW Group clients include UWE, Gazprom and Dyson. Caroline is currently completing her Institute of Leadership and Management Level 7 qualification in Executive Coaching. She is also a published author with “Get Confident and Accelerate Your Career”.

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Naomi Graham

Executive Coach and Facilitator

Naomi has a background in senior management across a range of sectors, including luxury retail, financial services, and the art world. Previous roles include Global Head of Organisational Development and Leadership Development and Talent Specialist. Naomi’s significant experience in executive coaching and facilitation for global organisations has seen her support individuals and teams in strategic, people-focused and proactive ways. Naomi brings considerable energy to her work and invites her clients into a creative, flexible space to really effect change. She has vast experience of organisations in transition and working with and coaching globally dispersed clients.

Whether working in a group situation or one-to-one, Naomi enables her clients to explore how they can have more influence in the way they operate. This often comprises incorporating a detailed review of the way individuals function and their assumptions about their business, colleagues and themselves. Her clients include: RSA, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, Sky, Ford and Paypal.

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85% of the world’s CEOs say a clear diversity and inclusion strategy leads to increased performance
Diverse organisations are 45% more likely to improve their market share