I spent most of my 20 year career at Goldman Sachs as a Director where I was responsible for leading global teams and strategic initiatives around change and transformation, culture, governance and diversity. The role exposed me to incredibly varied, challenging and growth opportunities, including engagement with regulators and stakeholders in numerous jurisdictions, responding to critical events within financial markets, and developing and designing key programs around diversity and leadership development.
During my career I have been fortunate to lead, hire, coach, and mentor, and learn from many awesome purpose-led leaders and future leaders. However, while I loved the buzz of finance, I was often frustrated by the rate of progress and opportunity for some of the inspiring women around me.
At the peak of my career, whilst juggling a young family of 3, I hit an inflection point when I burnout out. I decided that something had to change - I needed to make my career work for my life and not the other way around. I knew that my own experience was not unique, and within a few months of leaving my job I was flooded with messages of very similar stories.
That set me on a journey, working with and speaking with hundreds of people, to understand the personal, organisational, and societal causes and drivers of lack of inclusion in workplaces. I qualified as an executive coach, and trained in the use of psychology, neuroscience, transaction analysis and NLP to identify some of the most leading edge approaches to help clients and teams make transformational progress in areas such as confidence, communication, impact and leadership. Nowadays I work with organisations that really want to make their workplace somewhere where everyone can thrive.
My mission is to help empower inclusive leadership, so that we ALL have the opportunity to realise our potential.
" No-one can go back and start a new beginning.
But anyone can start from today
and make a new ending."
If you'd like to have a chat to see how we can help you or your organisation, drop me a message and let's chat.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Executive Director, Investment Banking, BA
I can’t begin to explain the shift I have experienced over the months working together with Eilish.
I grew in awareness and confidence over each and every one of the sessions we had.
I felt really comfortable talking to her about my motivations and my challenges at work and life generally, even if at times this involved discovering certain aspects of myself that I didn't know or had forgotten.
I don't recognise the version of myself that I was just a few months ago. If you have the opportunity to work with Eilish I would say grab it with both hands! She's the real deal.
Eilish supported me in my journey at a pivotal time in my career. Working together, she has coached me through many scenarios both personally and professionally.
Her insights, observations and active listening have not only been hugely supportive, but has really made me reflect, challenge and reassess my leadership style, my values and what the next steps in my career could look like.
It was wonderful to have an inspirational female providing strength, encouragement and drive, with my best interests at the root of it all!
Insurance Group, MN
When we started working together I was newly promoted to the SLT and suffering imposter syndrome like I had never experienced in my career - it was like I had hit the ground running but had no legs.
Now I can honestly say I have found my legs, and think they are pretty great, plus I’m sizing up for some trainers.
My confidence in just 4 months has gone from a 1 to a 7 out of 10, and I know what I need to do to get it to a 10.
Vice President, Global Investment Bank, ED
The program was an excellent opportunity to ask the simplest and the hardest fundamental questions - about our values, barriers,
he knowledge I
gained from Eilish and my program colleagues was invaluable.
It was inspiring to learn from amazing life stories and from intimate discussions about challenges that we all face.
I would highly recommend the program and I think it is incredible for any stage of a career.
Thank you, Eilish for this extraordinary program!”