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Matt Dechaine

Matt is an experienced Leadership and Executive Coach, registered with EMCC. He coaches leaders and executives working within a range of public, commercial and not-for-profit organisations. Having had senior leadership roles in UK schools and international development, Matt understands the challenges and issues faced by those working at senior levels.

Matt began his career in UK education before becoming the headteacher of a successful school listed in the Times Top 200 State Primary Schools in 2014.

Matt then moved into international development working as a senior leader for an education charity. Working between London and Gujarat, Matt was responsible for the creation of the professional development and coaching programmes for all middle and senior leaders as well as being the leadership and pedagogical technical lead.

Matt has successfully worked with leaders and their teams to develop and enhance their understanding and application of leadership theories. Matt also has extensive experience of project design and implementation through working with culturally and geographically diverse teams.

Steph MacKellar

Steph is a highly experienced Chartered Business Psychologist and Executive Coach, registered with BPS. Over the last 20 years, Steph has provided organisational development and business psychology consultancy to enable leaders, teams and organisations to grow and develop effectively. Additionally, Steph has coached a wide range of individuals: from executives in corporate life to Head Teachers in challenging London schools. She is known for her ability to support leaders non-judgmentally with skill, humour, kindness and pragmatism, so they can grow and add real value to their business.

At the age of 30, Steph was running major events for a media group, later retraining as a Chartered Business Psychologist, running her own business and leading a team of associate psychologists.

Steph has worked with people from a wide variety organisations in the private and public sector The Civil Service, NHS and the Education Sector as well as for Glaxo Smith Kline, BT, BP, Merrill Lynch and Allsop to name a few.

Sarah Fox

Sarah is a coach, mentor and facilitator with a focus on radical kindness, curiosity and a passion for supporting people to make positive change in professional and personal contexts. Sarah is registered with EMCC. She has over 20 years’ experience of working in teams and partnerships, spanning arts, education, housing and charity sectors. She has senior leadership and board experience, understanding well the challenges and opportunities these roles can bring.

Sarah began her career in further education before moving into community arts with a large housing association in the South East. For 10 years she worked in senior leadership roles at an arts and social change charity exploring the role of arts and kindness in developing a fairer, more equitable society. She developed a values-led methodology and strategy, coached and mentored a wide range of individuals, and built partnerships with a diverse range of organisations such as schools, universities, funders, local authorities and high profile cultural institutions (e.g. Tate Modern, Southbank Centre and National Theatre).

She is Chair of Trustees for Moving Memory Dance Theatre, an organisation promoting health and wellbeing, through dance, for older women. She became Chair and trustee of her children’s school PTA in Oct 2019 and has already tripled the number of committee members and volunteers.

Cornelia Lucey

Cornelia began her career working as a newspaper journalist in current affairs before joining the classroom to work in challenging schools.

Fascinated by leadership and behaviour seen in the political and education arena, she then embarked on a career working as a management consultant in international and UK charities, before training as a psychologist – seizing the opportunity to combine her interests in the psychology and leadership fields.

She has since been involved in establishing three learning and development organisations.

She has particular experience across the finance, education, not for profit, and start up and growing business sectors.

Cornelia is a qualified coach with an MSc in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology and is currently working towards BPS chartership as a Coaching Psychologist.

Krista Elledge

Krista is a Leadership, Executive and Positive Psychology Coach, as well as an educator, consultant and trainer. She is a CTI trained coach and is ICF accredited. Krista has extensive leadership experience in UK schools and works with individuals across a range of contexts including education, business and the creative arts. Krista is dedicated to supporting individuals and organisations in achieving their goals whilst nurturing and developing wellbeing.

Krista began her working life in the performing arts and fitness industry before training as a teacher and taking on a range of leadership roles in education. This culminated in primary headship and during this time, Krista trained as a coach to develop a coaching ethos within her own school. The training had a profound impact, resulting in her leaving education to work with people and organisations to create meaningful change across a range of contexts.

Having completed an MSc in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology, Krista now works from her home in South-West France and provides leaders and aspiring leaders across the world with coaching, as well as a range of training and consultation support. She integrates positive psychology into her work whenever appropriate and really enjoys supporting people to develop and grow so they can live enriched lives and know that they matter.

Claire Antrobus

Claire began her career supporting artists and developing audiences as a curator and educator in galleries and museums in the mid 1990s, before moving into senior policy roles at Arts Council and British Council France. She has also led teams and organisations in the wider non-profit sector before moving back into senior leadership roles at Tate Liverpool and Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, where she led major transformation programmes that improved staff engagement and impact against a backdrop of declining public funding.

Claire trained as a coach when she was an organisational leader looking to become more collaborative and enabling of others. The ethos of coaching resonated strongly with her beliefs about leadership: that we encourage others best when we assume capability and a desire to achieve.

She became self-employed after starting a family, so that she could work part-time, focusing on supporting organisational development and change via consultancy, training, and coaching. Claire regularly supports a range of organisations and individuals in a voluntary capacity, including having served as Vice-Chair of Governors in a Secondary school and as a Member of a Multi-Academy Trust.

Claire holds a PhD in History of Art from the University of Leeds. She is a member of the Association for Coaching.

Astrid Korin

Astrid began her career in public financial management and public sector reform working with low- and middle-income country governments. Her fondest early career achievement is her leadership of a national government reform in Moldova working to support every sector ministry to implement evidence-informed policy processes.

Fifteen years ago, she packed her bags and headed to Vietnam to work as a teacher where she solidified her passion for education, lifelong learning and continuous self-improvement.

Astrid spent a few years working as an education specialist on multi-disciplinary programmes cutting across health, nutrition and education.

Since then, she has designed, delivered and led dozens of education reform/improvement projects around the world, including the UK (focussing on leadership, capacity building, professional development, early years, strategy, organisational and behaviour change, etc.). She’s led multi-disciplinary teams, working in partnership to co-construct and learn with and alongside clients.

Astrid is a qualified coach accredited at Senior Practitioner level with EMCC..


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