Born in New Zealand, Anne fled at the earliest opportunity to England, where her roots and heart lie. She co-founded Meyler Campbell in 1999 and continues to work tirelessly to promote its activities and Community. She is also an intermittent but happy gardener, and a passionate historian.
Following a successful global career as a diplomat and Citibank-trained international banker Anne retrained mid-career as a psychologist (PG Dip Psych and MSc Organisational Psychology - both with Distinction.) Among her many accolades Anne was named as one of five leading experts in business coaching globally by Harvard Business Review (2009), is the author of The Financial Times Guide to Business Coaching (2011) (a second edition of which was published in 2020), and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine. In 2018, Anne was appointed Visiting Scholar at Oxford Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. Anne and her co-author Professor Herminia Ibarra published the article, “The Leader as Coach” in the November-December issue of the Harvard Business Review. In March 2020, it was announced that this article had won the Warren Bennis Prize, awarded for the top-rated HBR leadership article of the year.
Much in demand for her expertise, Anne has served on a raft of Expert Panels and policy committees including a Positive Psychology task force for the Royal Society. She has delivered Keynote speeches for all the major coaching bodies including AC, BPS/SGCP, ICF, WABC and ICAEW, and has taught workshops at London Business School and Cambridge's Judge Business School.
Anne believes that traditional mentoring / training / consulting puts in content while coaching pulls out the capacity people have within ...and that we all need both. In her view knowledge and skill are essential, but so too are the energy, inspiration and motivation that can only come from within. Great organisational coaching fluently and pertinently blends both.