Cathy Summers – Director
Cathy is an executive coach and consultant who works with clients on talent and leadership development and career development. Cathy provides coaching to develop leaders more quickly, to support leaders in leading change more effectively and to enable leaders to get the best out of themselves and others. She also coaches leaders on how to manage their careers and how to reach their career goals. Cathy has worked with clients in pharmaceuticals, telecoms, manufacturing, defence, FMCG, the NHS, local government, higher education, social enterprise and charities.
A former RAF officer and air traffic controller, Cathy's background includes over 20 years in fast moving and changing environments, including NHS senior management, private sector consultancy, charities and the retail sector. She has also been a team leader and recruited staff for adult and youth development expeditions in South America, Africa and Asia. Cathy holds a Masters Level Postgraduate Diploma in Executive Coaching and Leadership Mentoring, accredited by the Institute of Leadership & Management and is also an Associate Consultant with Bristol Business School.
Cathy founded her coaching consultancy, Inspired 4 Life Coaching, in the knowledge that expert coaching, time for reflection and inspirational environments are a powerful and highly productive combination. She has a strong (and well founded) belief in human potential and has had the privilege of seeing how much people can achieve when they find their inspiration, their confidence and their courage. As well as working with corporate clients, Cathy works with individuals from all walks of life to enable them to find or regain their purpose and direction and to achieve their personal and career goals. Cathy lives on the Dorset / Wiltshire border, loves playing hockey, outdoor sports, wilderness travel and a new favourite is discovering beach cafes. Cathy is also a Trustee on the Board of St Loye's Foundation and a mentor with Mowgli Foundation's Mentoring Scheme in Jordan.
Meet Cathy's Associate Coaches.
Anna Sheather - Associate Coach and Consultant
Anna is a fully qualified and experienced executive and personal coach accredited with Henley Business School. A business graduate, Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors and a Member of the Association for Coaching, Anna has been operating at Board level for many years, giving her a thorough understanding of business and the challenges it brings.
Anna's clients come from a variety of sectors and many walks of life ranging from self employed individuals to business owners and business directors. Her coaching style gives her coachees space and time to think; building their understanding and awareness of the issues at hand, unlocking barriers to progress and working out how to achieve their goals. Anna supports and facilitates this thinking; building her client's self awareness and confidence whilst maintaining their focus and motivation. Input and guidance is offered where appropriate, drawing on Anna's coaching experience and business knowledge. Anna is also a visiting tutor for Henley Business School.
Dr Caron King - Associate Coach and Consultant
Dr Caron King is a change expert and business coach who specialises in practical, measurable methods of improving individual, team and business performance. She is an NLP Master Practitioner, a licensed trainer for The Coaching Academy, a Belbin team roles accredited trainer and experienced facilitator.
Caron started her career with a scientific degree, a PhD and post-doctoral posts within academia. She joined the pharmaceutical industry, working in operations management and subsequently on substantial operations-wide change programmes, business process mapping and re-engineering. Caron has delivered major change programmes in both SME and corporate organisations in the oil and gas, pharmaceutical, retail, education, transport/logistics and engineering service industries in the public and private sector.