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Kate McGuire

I’ve been an executive and leadership coach for over 15 years. I was Head of Organisation Development at the BBC before I set up my own business. Clients include Diageo, Sony, BT, Nationwide, BG Group and the NHS, as well as private individuals.

At the BBC, I worked in Organisation Development, HR and Internal Communication. I’ve lived through, and led, change of all kinds, from restructurings, downsizings and outsourcings to cultural and behaviour change projects.

My MSc in Organisational Change from Ashridge Business School (AMOC) underpins my view that organisations and their cultures emerge from the way people interact with each other. Patterns form and re-form, and some become the norm (the culture). Working with these patterns – the conversations and relationships people have, the way power and politics play out – is what I find fascinating and endlessly new.

I completed my Coach Foundation training while at the BBC on a course accredited by the European Mentoring and Coaching Council, of which I’m a member. I abide by their Code of Ethics and Diversity Statements. I have studied with i-coach academy.  I have an MBA from Bradford University Management College.

I have ongoing individual supervision and participate in a supervision group, which enables me to reflect on my work and how I can continually improve it. It supports my ongoing personal and professional development. I regularly attend seminars and workshops on coaching, consulting, organisational change, and other relevant issues, so I can bring the latest ideas to my clients.

I enjoy good food, books and films, going to the theatre and music concerts, and practising yoga. I sing with Wimbledon Choral Society.