“Amanda has done great things for both Pret and itsu. She is an incredible developer of people.”

Julian Metcalfe, Founder: Pret A Manger, & itsu, 2007

Amanda at meeting

Leadership Coaching

I believe that coaching is a powerful way of developing & retaining Talent.

I draw on a degree in Social Psychology, intuition, creative thinking, & 20+ years commercial experience.

Organisations I have worked with include: FremantleMedia, Pret A Manger, itsu, Starbucks, Coventry University, West Midlands Police, & Capita. I was interim Global Head of Learning & Development with the Financial Times, Group L&D Consultant with New Look, & interim Talent Consultant with FSA regulated, Thomsons Online Benefits.

My approach is client-driven, & my style is both challenging & supportive.  I prompt fresh thinking through insightful, thought provoking questions, & reflection.


“I have worked with Amanda on a number of development and coaching projects. Amanda has a wide range of psychological knowledge and business experience to help clients and organisations improve business performance. She is also someone who is willing to challenge conventional thinking and practice. Amanda has an open flexible style which allows her to develop strong relationships, as well as making her a pleasure to work with.”

Kim Brosnan, Global Head of Learning & Development, Financial Times, 2007