Hi, I’m Emma.
More than 10 years ago I was inspired to find out more about coaching by a talk at a health and wellness show. At the time I was a manager of a group of software engineers. I’d risen pretty quickly in the organisation and was one of the youngest managers in the company. Maths and problem solving had always been my first love, but I was beginning to see that I had a fairly natural way of building empathy with people, and this helped me to stand out both in working with customers and in managing and developing people.
Investing in coaching was the best thing I could have done. The skills I was learning to manage and develop other people were also essential in my personal development too. I learnt how to work with people, leading and developing teams and getting them to work together. My problem-solving skills were tuned further as I got better at asking questions and drilling down to the essentials of what needed doing. Through Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) I learned more about how we shape our experiences of the world, along with simple strategies for influencing those experiences, so that I was living my best life.
I had always planned to set up on my own, but there were so many other exciting things to do first. When I moved back to Yorkshire in 2012, I was looking for a job to get me settled while I set up as a coach in the background. 3 years later I’d helped secure more than £30m funding in a new and growing area of research and had created myself a role as manager of one of the centres we’d won – Digital Creativity Labs – collaborating with the games and media industries to help them access emerging research. My business plans had been well and truly parked!
Finally, in February 2019 the opportunity came for me to take some time out, go travelling with my husband, with the intention of coming back and setting up my business in coaching and that’s where I am today!
My coaching offering builds on my experience of leading and developing technical people, as well as working closely with leaders to set up businesses and strategic initiatives. I am particularly passionate about supporting women in tech, especially those who are moving into or working in leadership roles.
I work one-to-one and with groups, both in-person and online. I also deliver talks, training and facilitation for events.
If you’d like to know more contact me and I’d be happy to talk to you about how we could work together.