Entrepreneurial spark and a passion for business surfaced early in my life when I learned how much money I could make selling sweets! Deciding I’d benefit from and enjoy a more formal business grounding, I joined KPMG the accountants, with direct exposure to more than 75 companies across all sectors. Always curious, I still love getting under the skin of each business to understand the key profit drivers and, with this wide variety of businesses for comparison, I noticed the pattern of healthy profit and effective leadership and culture.
Having qualified as an accountant and hungry for hands-on experience of running businesses, I joined the board of a £20m division of Atkins plc where my role was to make numbers simple to understand for people with no financial background, identify and grow profitable areas of performance and quickly evaluate and communicate the commercial impact of decisions.
Blending my commercial acumen and now practical leadership skills, as Head of UK Change Management at Marsh plc, I rounded my business experience delivering strategic projects with emphasis on the human side of any change including training, communication and employee engagement. I later professionally qualified as a leadership coach with the International Coaching Federation (ICF) to support people in business to make lasting shifts in their mindset and behaviour and perform at ever higher levels.
In 2009 I fulfilled my entrepreneurial dream and started my own business supporting ambitious SME business owners and senior leaders to achieve fast, valuable business and leadership growth in tandem.
Together you and I get under the skin of the business, understand and maximise the commercial drivers, and position the business to be unique in the market. Together we grow a strong relationship of mutual trust with straight talk appropriately delivered. I support you to develop the leadership and culture your business needs to get the best from your people by sharing a common goal and pulling in the same and right direction. Altogether we grow the team to take more responsibility and deliver the strategic projects necessary for growth.
Angela combines many skills: creativity with pragmatism, an eye for detail and the ability to maintain strategic focus, outstanding planning abilities and the flexibility to adapt when required. I have no hesitation recommending Angela.