teamGenie® Community of Practice (CoP)
We are delighted to introduce our newly appointed Community of Practice Lead.
Emily brings a wealth of experience in team coaching. She will drive excellence across our international team of coaches in line with the principles and values of teamGenie®.
Meet Emily, team coach and teamGenie® CoP Lead.
Tell us about your career background.
Previously, I was a director of a national company delivering government-funded talent initiatives to support people in work. Along the way, I have also been CEO of a charity and a change management consultant.
What led you into coaching?
I worked with an executive coach myself and experienced the transformational effect coaching had on my confidence as a leader. Once I had experienced coaching, I knew this was what I wanted to do. It speaks to my values of making a difference and leaving the world a better place than I found it.
What are your credentials/experience?
I have a post-graduate certificate in coaching and work as an executive and team coach with organisation across all sectors. I also deliver coach skills training to help leaders create a growth and learning culture.
What is your specialism?
I specialise in team coaching and leadership/executive coaching. I also have a keen interest in the application of neuroscience and positive psychology.
Have you any professional designations or industry-related accomplishments?
I am a Professionally Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF) and a licensed practitioner of a number of psychometric and team diagnostic tools.
Why did you choose team coaching?
I love working with teams and leaders who are up for making a difference. I enjoy working with the decision makers to make change happen and enhance peoples working lives. I’ve been a member of great teams, and also a member of dysfunctional teams so I know the impact both can have, both on individual team members and organisational success. Working with teams is both exhausting and exhilarating in equal measure – I enjoy the variety and unpredictability. Teams keep me on my toes!
What is different about you as team coach?
I embrace the fact that I’m part of the team ‘system’ and use that experience to work with what emerges in the room, allowing the team to explore areas that they might not have looked at before.
How do you approach your work?
With energy, commitment, curiosity and a sense of belief in the possibility.
What do you enjoy about your work? What motivates you to do what you do?
I enjoy seeing people and teams thrive, making decisions that are right for them and knowing that their contribution is valued. I love it when teams push their own boundaries and stretch their thinking into areas they may not have ventured previously.
What are your strengths?
Optimism, curiosity, and kindness.
How do your clients describe you?
Insightful, provocative, positive and fun.
What volunteering or passion projects do you do outside of work?<
I volunteer as a team coach two charities that are close to my heart, as well as being a run leader for my local running club. I’m also a founder member of Hothouse Theatre, a small theatre charity in Nottingham that works to bring theatre and performance to young people to enhance confidence and sense of community.
What are your hobbies/pastimes/interests?
Sharing good food and wine with friends. Running and camping.
What is your favourite inspirational quote?
Mark Twain: “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So, throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
What is the one thing that you would like to change in the world?
For more people to be happy. For people to realise that happiness comes from within themselves and not from external factors such as wealth or material goods.