Resilience, coaching & Mental Health First Aid
Anna is a post-graduate qualified business coach and trainer, who has a down to earth, objective and practical approach. She has a natural ability to build trust and rapport with her clients which helps them to get the most from coaching sessions with her.
Anna started coaching in 2004 as part of her MBA and is trained in a Mental Toughness psychometric tool to help clients manage stress, improve confidence and perform under pressure.
She specialises in group coaching and 1:1 work for education, corporate and not-for-profit sectors. She brings with her a wealth of talent and experience gained over the last twenty years in business, including Harrods, IBM and Rolls Royce. Recent corporate coaching clients include CitiBank, Barclays Visa, Oracle, IBM, Capita Symonds, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, the Metropolitan Police and Transport for London.
Anna has written several coaching articles for magazines and has been a business mentor for the Prince’s Trust. She contributed to a book on Coaching in Education which was published in Summer 2012, and has co-written a coaching book for parents in conjunction with the University of East London, which was published in the Autumn of 2013.
Anna holds a Post Graduate qualification in Business and Personal Coaching and a Masters of Business Administration. She is a Member of the Association for Coaching and an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development and is also a qualified instructor for Mental Health First Aid.
Psychology, wellbeing & emotional health
After studying psychology and social policy, Amanda worked for the probation service before moving on to work in addiction. She has over 15 years’ experience working in healthcare, principally in clinical psychology and addiction therapy, and later in management to help teams adapt to restructuring and workplace change. A lot of her work has focussed on helping people understand their habits and behaviours in their life and work.
Amanda holds CMI Level 4 in Leadership and Management and an ILM Supervisory Management Development Qualification. Alongside her work for Mindapples, she also runs a successful swing dance training business in Brighton, and continues to focus on wellbeing and supporting people to manage their health and reach their potential.