Coaching is available to silver and gold academy members and is a unique opportunity for you to select your own female veteran leader for 8 x 60 mins bespoke 1:1 online coaching support.
- Coaches are experienced in the field of coaching leaders
- Coaches all reached the pinnacle of their profession and sat at the top of leadership
- Sessions are 60 mins online or over the telephone, organised at mutually convenient times, all taken within 12 months of start of course
- Learners can select their own coach from the associates list below
CEO – Fig Tree International Ltd
Managing Director – The Federation of Independent Schools
Ann has over 30 years of extensive experience in education, with 21 of these being in senior leadership positions.
She established a background in leading and turning around schools in challenging circumstances. Ann’s exposure within the wider aspects of education has been both broad and diverse. She has held headship roles in large and culturally diverse schools in both primary and secondary phases. ‘A leader who leads with flair and vision’ and is described as inspirational. She was an experienced tutor on the NPQH programme, is an accredited Coach, trainer and keynote speaker. Ann has a wealth of experience having worked with governors, LAs, the DfE, OFSTED, schools, universities and businesses in this and other countries, mentoring/supporting principals and training colleagues and other professionals. She was awarded the Freeman of the City of London in 2010.
Ann is Lead Advocate and Founding Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching. She is a strong and dynamic voice in education.
Angela Browne is an education leader and founder of Nourished Collective an online space for women.
Nourished Collective provides leadership coaching, personal development programmes, community and all-around support for women. Angela is passionate about bringing nourishment to the education system and returning educators to a more balanced state of wellbeing and autonomy.
Angie spent 18 years working in a diverse range of schools first as a Head of English in the inner-city and more recently as Interim Deputy CEO of a semi-rural multi-academy trust. She has been a Head teacher in mainstream education, alternative provision, in an all-through school and worked she has worked as a leader in special education.
Her diverse experiences of teaching, leading and managing in range of schools give her a unique perspective on the shared challenges teachers and leaders are facing in today’s schools.
Managing Director, Astrid Davies Consulting
Executive Coach, Mentor and Change Agent
After a 30 year leadership career with senior positions in private, public and voluntary sectors, Astrid’s breadth of experience means she can support you to build your own solutions and certainty. This has never been more necessary or relevant.
An Executive Coach for 20 years, and fully qualified, Astrid has also accredited as a Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) Practitioner. A Chartered Librarian by training, and a skilled generalist by profession, she also brings Prince2 project management approaches to her successful coaching and ethical change consultancy, as well as NLP, and a courageous curiosity that will really help you explore what you want to do, where you want to go – and who you want to be.
Consultant Head Teacher, Course Lead, Leadership Coach
Carol brings to women’s leadership development her experience of two secondary headships and alternative education provision; leadership in therapeutic intervention and course leadership of the first two Women’s National Professional Qualifications in School Leadership (NPQH and NPQSL).
Between headships Carol re-trained as a counsellor and homoeopath, and set up an alternative therapy clinic for women and children. She was encouraged back to educational leadership in order to take up another headship.
Carol is an accredited executive coach and team coach with particular expertise in supporting new leaders and their teams. She is ILM accredited in 5 step Executive Coaching and Team Coaching. She is a licensed practitioner of the Myers Briggs Indicator (MBTi).
Carol has been a life-long pioneer of women’s empowerment and will support you to re-discover your confidence and act on your own authentic leadership through executive coaching.
BA (Hons), NPQH
Experienced Headteacher | Coach & Mentor | Leadership Consultant
Carol is a former Headteacher with over 20 years’ experience in the field of education.
Prior to her career in Education, Carol worked for over 7 years in Human Resources. NPQH (National Professional Qualification for Headship) qualified, Carol is driven by her passion to create a better world for all; one where there is true equality of opportunity. Carol passionately believes in ‘giving back’ and, in supporting others to achieve their goals and ambitions. Carol’s education and professional background means she has a wealth of experience in understanding people and how people take information on board. Carol’s teaching background means she knows how to positively change mindsets whilst her HR background has given her a strong insight into supporting others to deal effectively with difficult situations.
Director, Leading Women Education and Leadership Coach
Headship and Leadership Experience
Cheryl Day spent twenty years as a successful head teacher in East London, leading her school from ‘Satisfactory’ to Outstanding. In 2010, Cheryl was awarded an honorary doctorate for services to education. Between 2011 and 2016, Cheryl held the role of National Leader in Education supporting, mentoring and coaching other school leaders and head teachers on their leadership journeys. Cheryl also acted as a Consultant Leader for the London Leadership Strategy, where she supported secondary schools within London and beyond.
Leadership, Values and Coaching
Cheryl is trained in both the GROW and 5-Step coaching models and is an accredited ILM Executive Coach and Team Coach. Cheryl is also a licensed MBTI (Myers Briggs Type Indicator) facilitator. Cheryl has extensive experience in coaching new and aspiring senior and middle leaders, and will support you to be the best you can be.
Cheryl has also worked as an independent Leadership Coach for a number of national organisations.
BSC PGCE MA NPQSI DIP Coaching
Director Courageous Leadership Consultancy &
The Academy of Women’s Leadership
Leadership Coach and Trainer – Consultant Head Teacher – School Inspector
With 16 years’ experience leading secondary education, including six years as a successful head teacher in a London secondary school; Diana works at the cutting edge of leadership development. She is known as a resilient school leader, skilled in urban leadership under challenging circumstances. Diana has substantial success in developing school wide models that strategically enhance the quality of teaching and learning across the curriculum and can couple sound strategic vision whilst giving clear operational direction. She lectures on a MEd in Educational Leadership for a UK university. Diana is also school inspector with developed expertise scrutinising school wide systems.
With a proven track record of developing leaders via bespoke training programs, Diana founded The Academy of Women’s Leadership; specialising in supporting women to grow the leadership cultures of their organisations and to flourish as leaders established in confidence, Diana has established capability in mentoring and supporting leaders facing challenging circumstances and change.
Successful leaders have someone in their corner who understands and has overcome similar challenges. We all need an advocate and that is what Diana becomes when you work together,
an advocate for your leadership.
Speaker, Disability and Inclusion Consultant, and Leadership Coach
A Paralympic medalist, Elizabeth knows how to be resilient, focused, and determined. Not one to just sit and dream, she understands the processes of how to set goals and believe in your ability to achieve them. With academic degrees and experience in Fine Art and Character Education, and her experience of disability, Elizabeth will help you draw out your creative problem solving skills and your personality strengths— your superpower, to thrive and flourish. A speaker and disability consultant for ten years, Elizabeth has proven that she has to skills to motivate and support positive, creative change in leaders from education and beyond.
Staying in your own goal lane, focusing on your strengths, broadening your resilience — Elizabeth is there to support you through the process.
Hannah Wilson is an independent educational consultant who specialises in leadership development and training. She is a DfE coach for the Women Leading in Education initiative and an advocate for flexible working (the focus for her MA in Education).
She specialises in:
- Diversity, Inclusion and Equality
- Professional Learning
- Early Career Teachers
- Mentoring and Coaching
- Mental Health and Wellbeing
Her former roles have included:
- Head of Secondary Teacher Training, University of Buckingham
- Founding Executive Headteacher of Aureus School & Aureus Primary School, GLF Schools
- Strategic Lead for the GLF Teaching School Alliance
- Sub-Regional Strategic Lead for the SE Women Leading in Education Network for Oxon, Berks and Bucks (NCTL)
- Professional Learning Lead for the Harris Federation
CEO Jacynth Ivey Global
Jacynth Ivey currently sits at the helm of 2 companies: Inspiring Hope, Ltd and jacynthhivey.com. She is a Multi-Award-Winning Transformational Leader, Coach, Author, Mentor and sought-after Inspirational Speaker.
Having launched her career as a nurse, midwife and health visitor things evolved from there and Jacynth found her true passion in developing people and organisations, supporting them to achieve their goals. She has over 30 years of experience as a senior leader, former NHS Executive Director of Nursing, commercial, third sector organisations and SME’s. In addition to her nursing and senior leadership roles, Jacynth is a competent and experienced speaker and advocate.
Jacynth currently occupies two Public Sector Non-Executive Director Roles, Governor of a University and chair of a charitable organisation. Over many years, she has supported, national bodies, large corporate organisations, charities, entrepreneurs and senior leaders. Jacynth enjoys inspiring others and is known for her expertise in diversity, inclusion, organisational development and corporate culture transformation
She credits her success to having strong beliefs, being clear and focused, and fostering strong relationships with others.
Acknowledge Your Brilliance
Independent Education Consultant and Leadership Coach
An experienced educator who has worked successfully for over 30 years in local schools and nationally to raise the attainment of underachieving pupils.
As a national advisor, school governor, non- executive director and President of the Muslim Teachers’ Association, Rukhsana has had the opportunity to work with a wide range of partners in order to bring about and sustain positive change.
As a mentor for Investing in Diversity at the Institute of Education and the Black Professionals network, she believes that mentoring is the best resource to help individuals excel and reach their true potential. Rukhsana leads with passion, commitment and pragmatism.
‘Be the change you want to see in the world’ Gandhi
Founder and Managing Director, Calla Success Systems
Business Strategist, Trainer, Consultant & Dynamic Transformation Coach
With over 18 years of experience in Business, Charitable and Educational Leadership Yinka works at the forefront of women’s leadership and development.
An inspiring and unique business leader, Yinka founded Calla Success Systems to support women in business lead thriving and profitable businesses while living nourishing and inspiring lives. She has a proven track record of developing bespoke solutions for women in leadership and has supported many through their journeys in business, education and the charitable sectors.
Passionate about the holistic approach to improvement and success, Yinka works with women to ensure that the systems, environments, and processes in their lives support their hopes and dreams and enable them to define success on their own terms.
Supporting women with tools, resources and methods that are designed to help leaders thrive.
A champion and supporter for women leaders
MBA, MSc, FinstLM, GQHP
Zoryna is a change consultant, ICF coach, trainer, public speaker, author and business owner.
She is an alumna of The Neuroscience Academy and a creator of several high impact coaching and training programmes such as Quantum Leap to Success®, Breakthrough Skills Programme™, Leading Change with the Brain in Mind™ and mindworks4wellbeing®. Zoryna is a contributor to Psychreg – a Highly Commended Blog (UK Blog Awards 2017 and 2018) and one of the 10 Most Influential Psychology Blogs in the world; and to The Best Brain Possible blog dedicated to mental health. She is also a Mentor of the Warwick Business School (WBS) Mentoring Programme.