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CAROLINE DOVE  “Find a Middle-Way For Your Aspirations With A Balanced Life”


If you want an Executive Coach who will stir your “can-do” spirit, support you and maybe inspire you to action to shift the quality of your work and life, I could be he one for you. I work with executives and professionals who are ready for an intensive solution that will bring specific, positive results in their experience where success and a sustainable, balanced life are not mutually exclusive.

It’s increasingly more obvious that both results and well-being are required for the way we work and live to be sustainable. And yet, why is this balance so elusive? The short answer is its down to our hard wiring. The good news is our mind-set, drives and values lie at the crux of the solution. You can truly be the architect of a wonderful life and inspire others’ too, but you have to imagine it first. When you click with a coach, momentum will begin in your life to make the shifts you want happen J


My view on what success really is has changed quite dramatically over the 25 years of my career as a leadership and personal development specialist and previously as a management consultant. Over the years my work as a designer and deliverer of training programmes for top and emerging talent, as well as a seasoned executive and life coach, have taught me how people really learn best and how to engage their minds in readiness for personal breakthroughs.  Such work is always inspiring, often very moving and typically exciting.  For successful client transformations I know it is essential to meet people where they are at and to provide encouragement for living life courageously and with flair.

Coaching Approach

Step one of my job is to surface who the client really is (rather than just what they currently do).  We work in partnership from the first session when an agreement is established on your agenda and how we will know that it has been delivered on. I’m not into coaching blueprints that standardise you. If you have limited choices due to your role or profession we still look at how the essence of you can thrive in this situation. Whether you want to make that shift into a new role, increase your profitability, or present to a new challenging audience that will test you, the coaching is tailored to your needs, what you need from life and the way you prefer to learn and shoot for the future.

A primary aim is for my clients to confidently and proactively seize the opportunities and new thinking that emerge from our partnership together. Sometimes this involves intensive training in new and essential mind-sets and behaviours required for important goals to be reached. On other occasions the work may be more to trigger new thinking and creativity with an old problem.

As a member of the Association for Coaching I am continuously honing my coaching skills repertoire.

Please see my LinkedIn profile for more information.

Client Experience

Whatever success means for you, the best nugget of advice I can offer is to examine the topic honestly and fully consider the consequences of how you invest your precious time given the goals that are most important to you..

When you work with me you will experience perceptive listening and a lively, interactive exploration of the critical issues.  Clients often tell me I have a knack for knowing which personal development tool to pluck for their particular needs. Depending on what the client needs, I have been known to adapt tools (whether they be from conflict management, NLP, Myers Briggs or stress management tips) or even improvise new tools that can trigger breakthroughs.

Qualifications include:

  • Coaching Diploma (Oxford & Cambridge Board 2003)
  • Myers Briggs Step 2 (Oxford Psychologists Press)
  • NLP Master Practitioner
  • MBA (Durham University)

Professional Background includes:

  • Executive & Life Coach for people seeking improved ways of working (new roles and responsibilities, overcoming obstacles to success) and improved living (work life balance)
  • Senior manager of Leadership and Learning at Bank of America / Merrill Lynch
  • Business advisor and management consultant to the private and public sector in a range of people effectiveness and change management arenas.

Other Interests include:

  • Buddhist Wisdom & Meditation
  • Constant thirst for knowledge on resources that help build potential in people
  • Delicious food and good humour!

And very importantly….I’m on an intensive programme to rehabilitate my legs after a long period of challenges with walking.  This is with the help of a phenomenal team including  “full on” electro- acupuncture (ouch!) yoga, pilates and fitness trainer. Personal motivation is key given my food interest above 🙂

CINDY ETSELL – “Become You Own Re-invention Expert”

Depending on your priorities and focus I may suggest that you meet Cindy who is based in London. She is an inspirational trainer and coach in the communication aspects involved in securing a new role.

Cindy is living proof that it is possible to continually reinvent yourself, mobilising her strengths in generating new opportunities and thriving under pressure. She is passionate about helping people identify their key skills and achievements to help them discover their ideal role or next step.

Currently she enjoys flexing her strengths as a professional speaker, facilitator and transition coach where her insights are informed by her experience of fast -paced corporate life. When we met 8 years ago her professional identify was very different.

Hailing from Canada for the first part of her career, Cindy knows all too well how to deal with the uncertainty of being in an unfamiliar professional environment. She is one determined self starter! Over the years she gained valuable insights from senior roles in consulting, marketing and business development across a range of industry sectors, the most recent being in Technology both within corporates (Cisco and HP) and with start ups.

Four redundancies over 15 years have equipped her to develop a tried and tested process leveraging strengths and focussing on personal renewal. Her unique process has set her up to move countries, roles, and industries as she has dealt with obstacles learning every step of the way.

She is the author of, ‘Cooking up Success’, and runs a portfolio career, from working with private clients, companies and to doing associate work for LHH Penna.  Her transition coaching work is focused on helping clients work through areas like CV skills, interviews practice, body language, business start up and maximising their job search.

Qualifications include:

BA – Criminology and Economics

Competent Toastmaster


  • Investment in Excellence
  • Psychology of Selling
  • Professional Selling Skills
  • Introduction to Datacenter, Unified Communications, & analytics

Professional Speaker background:

  • Commonweath Games
  • Women in Technology
  • Guest lectures – University and Colleges across Canada
  • Volunteer Beyond Food
  • SmartWorks
  • London International School