Jacqueline Davis FIoD Leadership and Executive Coach, Trainer and Facilitator
Who am I I am first and foremost a mother of two wonderful young men. I am a dancer, a yogi and practice daily mindfulness. I believe that when we follow our heart and do what we love we do our best work. I love helping people to do this and so I coach.
My qualifications I graduated from the University of Essex with a 2:1 in Sociology and since then I have never stopped learning. I now have post-graduate qualifications in Executive Coaching and Mentoring, Psychological Coaching, Governance and Company Direction and Leadership and Management.
I was very fortunate to meet Dr Richard Bandler and Paul McKenna and under their guidance I trained as a master hypnotic practitioner and trainer of NLP. When I returned from my trainer training in Florida I was invited to join the team as a training assistant. This was an amazing opportunity to experience the training of Richard Bandler over and over again and each session took my learning to a new level.
I have studied at Ashridge Business School, Institute of Directors, Metanioa Institute, University of Essex, Goldsmiths University and Management Futures.
My business experience I was the CEO of a media arts charity for 18 years. I was recruited when the organisation had lost its’ funding and closed its’ doors. This was an exciting challenge and I built the organisation up from a turnover of £30k to an income of over £1.3 million per year to become London’s premier media centre.
I am a Chartered Director accredited by the Institute of Directors and an interviewer and workshop facilitator for their professional development team. I am very privileged to meet inspirational business leaders and hear their strategies for success and good governance.
I am a trustee of Ealing CVS and work with voluntary sector boards to develop and implement good governance and strategy.
Empowering others At university I was involved in a filmmaking co-operative and I became fascinated by the power of story-telling through film. I went on to train young people to tell their stories through the medium of film. This proved to be a therapeutic process for them and I witnessed their confidence grow as people took an interest in the stories they projected on the screen.
Why I became a coach I realised that the stories and films that we create in our heads will influence the way we interact with our external environment. In 2005 I attended an NLP seminar and at the end of the day the world seemed to have changed. Of course the world hadn’t changed but the way that I perceived the world had.
I always aim to do my best and wherever I worked I tended to be promoted quickly and nearly always without training. I would step up and achieve but the effort this took and the stress it placed me under impacted on all areas of my life. The breakthrough for me was when I realised that it was the way that I thought about things that created the stress. Through coaching I realised I had the power to choose to live a happy and stress-free life.
We all have this power of choice and I now share these techniques with you. The speed at which my clients achieve the life they want never ceases to amaze me.
My coaching experience I have trained with some of the world’s top coaches including Richard Bandler, Tony Robbins, Paul McKenna, Michael Neil, John La Valle, Jenny Rogers and John De Martini.
I have coached 1,000’s of people to achieve success. I have worked with sole traders, artists, performers, CEOs, MDs, boards of directors, senior management teams, charities and blue chip companies. My clients come from a wide range of backgrounds but they all have something in common – they want change and they know that they need to change themselves to achieve it.
I am a member of the Association for Coaching and abide by their code of ethics. I am the facilitator for the West London co-coaching forum the co-coaching regional lead for Berkshire, London and Surrey.
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