Angie has a background in staff development, change and project management in the public and private sectors and a track record of working at all levels in an organisation to achieve buy-in and highly developed interpersonal, project management skills.
In all areas of her work, she is passionate about helping people unlock their potential to achieve personal growth and prides herself on being professional and non-judgmental, encouraging clients to build their confidence, so that they can find their own opportunities and solutions.
As Head of People Development at Exeter University, she leads a team of 6 staff who help the University develop its organisational effectiveness by supporting the development of staff’s core skills and capabilities so they fulfil their roles successfully and develop their full potential. The team also run key organisational diagnostics including the Employee Engagement Survey and the individual PDR process. She provides advice on strategic projects such as the Exeter Academic and Transformation projects and policies associated with Learning and Development. She is also keen to ensure learning and development approaches reflect the latest thinking.
As an accredited Executive Coach, she advises staff on the suitability of coaching for their development and her team maintain a register of external coaches. Through her own coaching practice, she has provided close support to many leaders/managers experiencing times of transition, personal growth, new roles or managing/leading in complex situations.
For 10 years, Angie worked at the University of Bath where she had responsibility for leading management development projects; providing bespoke professional training and development services in the form of team event facilitation, frequently blended with diagnostic tools to enhance team/self-awareness. Events ranged from team building days to senior management teams developing strategic plans; large group events in a ‘world café’ format and appreciative enquiry groups. In addition, she was the lead Coach at Bath running the innovative Bath Coaching Academy of trained internal and external coaches.
She holds a Masters in Human Resource Management, a Diploma for Professional Management Coaches and Mentors (ILM), and is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council. She is qualified to use the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (Steps 1 and 2) and Team Management Profile Tool and is a trained facilitator of Action Learning Sets.
Angie has represented South Wales and South West of England on the national Staff Developers’ Forum (HE Learning and Development Professionals).
Having graduated from the University of Exeter with a degree in French and a PGCE in Modern Languages, she spent many happy years in secondary education as a teacher, curriculum developer and Faculty Director managing a large team of teachers, before embarking on a career change.
She subsequently worked in industry, in a European Sales and Marketing role, making significant improvements in the field of customer relations management. She then returned to full-time education leading to a CIPD Post Graduate Diploma and a Masters in Human Resource Management. Her first HR role was at the University of the West of England, where she worked on change management initiatives. Then she worked for 10 years at the University of Bath as Lead Coach and the Learning and Development Manager responsible for Leadership/Management Development. She is now Head of People Development at the University of Exeter.
Angie is an accredited Executive Coach. In all areas of her work, she is passionate about helping people unlock their potential to achieve personal growth.
As a coach, her enthusiasm and sense of humour foster trust and rapport and she prides herself on being professional and non-judgmental, encouraging clients to build their confidence, so that they can find their own opportunities and solutions.
Recent coaching assignments have included:
- Managing conflict
- Achieving work-life balance in a complex and conflicting context
- Improving self-image
- Dealing effectively with peer manager relationships
- Dealing with stress and work overload
- Career transitions: newly promoted
- Career plateau: where next?
Angie holds a Diploma for Professional Management Coaches and Mentors (ILM) and a Masters in Human Resource Management.
She is accredited to administer various psychometric tools e.g. Myers Briggs Type Indicator (step 1 and 2) and the Team Management Profile Tool and is a skilled and trained facilitator of Action Learning Sets.
She is a member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council and a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
Some comments from coaching clients:
“The coaching made a significant difference from the first session. It enabled me to cope more effectively with significant changes at work and to take a more balanced approach to my working life. It has not resolved all the difficulties I face but has equipped me with tools to work through them more effectively. It has enabled me to become more focussed, to re-engage with planning and strategy, and to be less stressed.”
“I feel re-energised with the opportunities for positive action on the part of my team. I am facing some further significant challenges again now but am better placed to deal with them on my own.”
“Angie's awareness of and ability to deploy a range of tools and conceptual frameworks was very helpful: she was able to pass on tools and ways of thinking which will remain useful well beyond the coaching sessions themselves.”
“She is particularly skilled at providing fresh insight into my leadership style and more importantly the drivers behind my leadership behaviours. There are always moments of shared insight.”