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My story

During the financial crisis of 2009 I moved to Andalusia. I didn't speak a word of Spanish. Initially cultural integration and the language barrier were deeply challenging. I lost count of the times I wanted to get on the next flight home. However, I had promised myself I wouldn’t leave Seville until I was totally fluent.
A few years later, I was frequently mistaken for a local. I worked in the HR department of one of the biggest FMCG companies in Spain as one of five non-native speakers out of a workforce of 800. I helped the CEO prepare for international business meetings. I was asked to be a simultaneous translator at a company-wide conference so our UK-based colleagues would understand the presentations given by senior leadership.
My career in HR spans fine art, finance, FMCG, and law - from organisations with a headcount of 4 to others of 5000. I have worked across geographies and understand the challenges (and great rewards) of building relationships across difference. My experience covers talent acquisition and development, performance management, wellbeing, and DE&I, most recently at US law firms.
I hold a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management and Organisational Analysis from King’s College London. As an Executive Coach, I am accredited by the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC). I recently trained as a Systemic Team Coach, certified by Professor Peter Hawkins in partnership with the Academy of Executive Coaching. I am a qualified EQ-i.20/360, VoicePrint, and Team Connect 360 practitioner. I am also a Mental Health First Aider and Board Trustee for the mental health charity Mind.
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...through genuine curiosity and authenticity.
...both of self and others.
Growth always looking for the learning.
...through intention and consistent focus.
Laura is a natural coach possessing not only coaching competencies at the highest level, but also innate qualities such as extraordinary empathy, curiosity and attentiveness for another human being. Additionally, her experience and understanding of the business world make her an incredibly effective executive coach. If you want to move forward and achieve meaningful professional and personal goals, Laura can help you to do so!
Natalia Zalesinska
Academy of Executive Coaching
Laura has a passion for coaching, and having worked together for several years there is no doubt that she has the skills to match her passion. I would certainly recommend law firms and other organisations looking to offer coaching to their employees, and individuals looking to organise their priorities and manage their professional lives to reach out to Laura for support.
Christopher Hitchins
Katten Muchin Rosenman
Having the opportunity to meet and work with Laura has been life changing. When I began working with her, I was questioning the purpose of my career. Throughout the whole process, she made me feel very comfortable and helped me dig into my feelings to find a clear path for my professional career, with a focus on what is truly important to me. Thanks to the coaching sessions, I was able to set objectives, make clear decisions and embrace new job opportunities from a completely different angle.
Reyes Barrera
Tod’s Group
I have had the pleasure of knowing Laura for many years, and she is one of a kind. She has been brilliant to work with, and is a consummate professional. She has always gone above and beyond, and in a corporate world full of empty promises, she has always stuck by her word and supported others around her. Laura has been a brilliant coach for a number of people I know, who have said how much of a tangible difference she has made to them and their career outlook. I would highly recommend working with Laura in her exciting coaching business.
Samuel Clague
The Stephen James Partnership
I highly recommend Laura as a coach; my experience with her was excellent. She is a master of communication- her active listening skills, empathy and emotional intelligence make her a natural coach. Laura’s work on making you reflect, even if it is rather uncomfortable at times, is always done with patience and kindness and really gets results.
Antonio Somé Carrillo
Laura is a fantastic coach! Having worked with her over several months, I saw first hand the passion and knowledge she brings to coaching. Her personable yet professional approach immediately put me at ease, especially given the virtual nature of the sessions. Laura has an amazing ability to frame, position and challenge to allow you to solve the problem in question. Throughout our sessions, we worked through various topics, each with tailored approaches and methods. Working towards specific goals allowed us to really focus on outcomes and opening my mind to new approaches and thinking. The impact these sessions had, and continues to have, on my career development is huge. I would recommend Laura to anyone.
Carrie-Anne Cremin
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