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What is Executive Coaching?

I met Annelise during a masterclass on positive leadership, in Techitalia, London; she was brilliant. She has excellent presentation skills and clarity of arguments; she is very passionate about the subject matter and teaching principle of positive psychology which can have effects on performance, team working, wellbeing and customers satisfaction in an organisation


-  Gaetano Bonfissuto, Management consultant 

Why work with Annelise

In an equal coaching partnership success rates are much higher if the coach has a good understanding and experience of the world of an executive leader in order to create a safe environment of mutual trust and respect.


Understanding systems thinking and context and my experience as a senior corporate lawyer and team leader allow me to reach the core of the challenge and push the executive, stretching their thinking

Professional qualifications and experience as a coach

The ability to call upon different coaching and leadership models thanks to my 8 years experience, accreditation and continuous professional development, allows me to take a tailor-made approach that will support you in finding clarity, pursuing your authentic objectives and living to the full - both professionally and personally.

I work in accordance with the Code of Ethics of the Association of Coaching, which includes guaranteeing confidentiality.


As a former senior corporate lawyer who left Italy more than 20 years ago and a mum of two, I understand the overall pressure of a demanding career and family life in a foreign city.

You will:
  • ·     feel supported 

  • ·     strategise on short-term and long-term plans

  • ·     come out of every session with an action plan

  • ·     have space and time to develop awareness and clarity of thoughts

  • ·     feel re-energised and re-engage with personal and professional projects


The Coaching Process:
Executive coaching is a working partnership


It is a facilitative conversation between two people - the coach, who is usually but not always, hired by the organisation and an executive/leader within that organisation. It also involves understanding where the executive is in reality; where and who that executive want to be, how he/she is going to get there and overcome any obstacles en route. 


It is about bringing clarity, focus and fresh insights to whatever the executive brings to the session.


Most of all, executive coaching is about moving forward and helping the executive to lead, make choices and influence the direction of the organisation in a way which ultimately impacts the bottom line.

The process

We will begin with a free chemistry session, to see if we are the right fit for each other.


Subsequently should we decide to work together a contract would be drafted and signed  to ensure a successful relationship where processes, parameters and expected outcomes are laid out . Within a corporate sponsorship, different stakeholders (organisation, manager, Human Resources etc.) will be involved in the process.


Depending on the objectives, a 3, 6 or 12-month programme can be agreed  with intermittent review of the process.  

 “Unlocking a person’s potential to maximize their own performance.
It is helping them to learn rather than teaching them.”
(Whitmore 2003)
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