Coaching individuals and groups has been a central aspect of my work as a performing arts leader and international tutor for the last 25 years. It’s a skill others have recognised in me and a role that I have found deeply satisfying.

I started out in life as a dancer, yes it really is me in the picture, trained at the Royal Swedish Ballet School and in Russia. During my dancing career I progressed from the corps de ballet, to soloist, principal dancer and ballet master to artistic director of two major national ballet companies: English National Ballet and the Royal New Zealand Ballet. I am now a teacher, coach and consultant. Throughout my life not only have I had to learn new skills and diversify, but also develop as a person, balancing my professional life with my equally demanding personal one.

 

Over forty years of working in the performing arts, fifteen of them as a coach, I have helped some of the most ambitious high performers on the planet—ballet dancers—discover WHAT they want—WHAT they need to do to get what they want—but most importantly—what is STOPPING them from doing what they need to do.

 

Now I am using my experience as a senior arts leader, used to working with high performers, to help ambitious professionals take control of their situation and move forwards; deal with transition and change and perform at a higher level. The people I work with typically go from feeling unsure and overwhelmed to being confident and having clarity of direction to get to where they want to be.

 

Other things you may want to know about me

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  • I left Sweden in 1979 to seek adventure, fame and fortune

  • I have over the past 25 years lived in both the UK and New Zealand

  • I currently live in the countryside outside of London

  • I appreciate food and wine – sometimes to my detriment

  • I enjoy visiting museums and art galleries

  • I am practical and good at DIY

  • I am happily married and have two adult sons

  • I am passionate about personal coaching and have full certification in Executive Coaching and Mentoring, accredited by The City and Guilds of London and ILM, the Institute of Leadership and Management.

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