Trudy has worked as an executive coach for ten years after a successful corporate career in Human Resources. Prior to becoming a coach Trudy was Head of Talent Management for Telefonica O2, focusing on the development of the Top 100 executives. She has developed leaders at an individual and organisational level through coaching/mentoring and designing Executive Development Programmes. Her previous roles as HR Director and OD Consultant at American Express focused on leadership development and global change programmes.
Trudy has an MA in Coaching and Mentoring and her areas of expertise include:
Building effective working relationships, career management skills, broadening leadership capability in self and others, personal impact strategies for senior women working in male dominated teams, leading and delivering complex change programmes.
As a coach Trudy has worked with organisations from a wide range of sectors including Technology, Telecoms, FMCG, Professional Services, Higher Education, Publishing and Healthcare.
Clients describe Trudy’s style as down to earth with a focus on practical solutions. She has a straightforward style that fosters an honest conversation and a depth of thinking that enables clients to achieve valuable insights. She is a thoughtful as well as challenging coach, and builds trust quickly. Trudy’s corporate background enables her to relate to the pressures on leaders and bring an objective, informed view.
Accredited Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF)
MA in Coaching and Mentoring
MSc in Organisation Consulting
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
Accredited Nancy Kline Tine to Think Coach
Realise2 Strengths practitioner
British Psychological Society Certificate in Psychometric Testing
Firework Career Coach, accredited by ICF
Underpinning Trudy’s coaching work is a belief that we learn by building self-awareness and being willing to experiment with our new insights. She believes that leaders are most effective when they are able to leverage their strengths and know how to manage their limitations.