Career coaching helps you review your progress and plan your next move.
Career coaching can assist you whether you are reviewing your career goals, planning your next job search, preparing for your next promotion or just feeling in need of a career check-up.
Our coaches work with alumni in finance, consulting and corporate roles across industries, as well as entrepreneurs and those exploring portfolio careers, non-executive directorships, independent consulting and interim management, whether employed, unemployed, dealing with redundancy or looking to re-enter the workforce after a career break.
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Visiting Career Consultant
Ellen’s coaching is centred around helping individuals and teams reach their professional potential; within public, private or charitable organisations or as self-employed entrepreneurs or non-executives. Successful coaching should help and support individuals to gain unique insights into their strengths, skills and passions. It should create greater self-awareness and lead to the design of a useful framework to incorporate these elements in a professional context. It should drive an increased understanding of one’s talents and gaps, seen through a leadership lens, and result in a pragmatic, individually-tailored development plan.
Ellen’s coaching and facilitation experience has been influenced by her time in the workplace and in higher education over a 35-year career. She began her professional career in the finance sector, originally in New York, and gained global experience whilst having been London-based since 1988. Over the course of 25 years, she worked in front-line, client-facing roles as an investment banker and latterly as a senior manager responsible for attracting, developing and retaining talent. Her interest in cultivating and optimising talent stretches far back in her career and is the “red thread” connecting her work experience to her coaching and leadership interests.
In 2008, Ellen began her affiliation with London Business School (LBS), initially as an Executive in Residence within the Organisational Behaviour Department to bridge theory and practice for the Centre for Women in Business and in support of her passion and commitment to seeing women achieve better representation in leadership positions. In a pro bono role, Ellen also acted as Director for Women2Win, a pressure group, dedicated to nurturing and promoting women into the pipeline for elected office, primarily as MPs. In her full-time roles at LBS, from 2014-2017, Ellen was responsible for coaching and delivering a full suite of career development tools to the most senior degree programme students and to all the School’s alumni. She has extensive career and leadership coaching experience across all degree programmes at LBS, from pre-experience Masters students to senior Sloan Fellows and Alumni. She has served as lead coach for Executive Leadership for the Sloan Programme for 2018 and 2019, working in close collaboration with Organisational Behaviour faculty. She has recently commenced coaching for the LBS Executive MBA Dubai 2021 cohort.
Ellen’s coaching is Humanistic in approach, with an emphasis on the importance of autonomous growth supported by empathy and authenticity. She focuses on the individual; listening, providing feedback and offering hypotheses and suggesting options. She is a 2010 graduate of the Meyler Campbell Business Coaching Programme and is recognised as a certified practitioner by the British Psychological Society. She is qualified in NEO (A &B) and TalentSage 5Step psychometric tools. She completed the Relational Coaching module at Ashridge/Hult Business School in December 2018. Ellen is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (BA, 1983) and holds dual nationality (US/UK).
Visiting Career Consultant, Europe
Laura Renoldi has been working in career development for over 20 years and works primarily with London Business School Sloan students.
Prior to joining the School, Laura worked in the UK with executive search firms like Heidrick & Struggles and The Curzon Partnership and in outplacement serving senior managers. In Italy, she started and expanded internationally the Career Centre at SDA Bocconi after several years in strategy with a multinational chemical company.
She has a degree in Economics from Bocconi University and an MSc in Career Management and Counselling from Birkbeck, University of London.
Visiting Career Consultant
Marina is a well-rounded professional with 15 years experience within international blue-chip and privately-owned fast growth organizations, having held senior HR, Business Management and Talent Development positions in the UK, South-Eastern Europe and the Middle East. She combines her strong business acumen, experience in leading multicultural teams and pragmatic approach in building value-adding leadership development programmes. She managed Global Talent Development & Diversity portfolio at British American Tobacco, a company operating in 180 markets, and directly contributed to strengthening talent pipeline and high-performance culture.
Marina is an experienced Executive Coach specialised in the leadership and career development. In 2016, Marina started working at London Business School as the Lead Executive & Career Coach for the Leadership Programmes supporting senior professionals in achieving their full potential. In 2018, Marina moved from London to Dubai to continue her career in the leadership development space in the Middle East. She is the Co-Founder of the company specialised in talent development and diversity management and works for the London Business School as the Leadership & Alumni Coach.
Marina is certified Executive and Personal Performance Coach and holds International Coach Federation (ICF) credential. Her engaging style encourages both practical and sustainable improvement for her clients. She uses various psychometric and career advising tools to support specific client needs.
Marina has a PgD in Organisational Psychology and HR Management (Birkbeck, University of London). She is a great believer in the importance of the life-long learning and continuous personal and professional development. Marina served on the Board of Professional Women’s Network (PWN) in the UK. During her two year appointment she promoted inclusion and diversity practices and worked with PWN corporate members committed to building high-performance organizations. She mentors individuals with disadvantaged backgrounds and regularly contributes to the forums aimed at developing inclusive and engaging culture.
Visiting Career Consultant, Europe
Nathalie is an accomplished Career and Executive Coach with 20 years of experience in the field. She has been working closely with the London Business School (LBS) since 1999. She offers career coaching services to LBS’s Alumni across all geographies and business sectors, including, in particular, Financial Services.
She operates independently in helping her clients with Career Change and Transitioning, Career Strategy, CV Reviews, Interview Practice and Networking. She advises a diverse range of international corporates and professionals, at all seniority levels. Using a pragmatic and strategic approach to career management, she assists clients in identifying new career paths and guides them through the job search process.
Nathalie’s background is in Investment Banking, having previously worked for nearly 10 years as a Corporate Finance and M&A professional in London.
She can coach in both English and French, and is ‘Strong’ certified (Fields of Interests Assessment Test). She is a graduate from ESCP Europe, has an MBA from the University of Ottawa and is also an Investment Management Program (IMP) and Corporate Finance Program (CFP) alumni from LBS.
Corporate Coach and Facilitator
Nicholas is passionate about bringing out the best in people and their organisations by tapping into the under-utilised knowledge and resources often lying under the radar in individuals and teams. He helps them to recover these resources and connect them to individual vision and organisational goals, as well as finding clarity and focus, and clearing obstacles and interferences in pursuing these goals.
Nicholas coaches a broad range of clients, entrepreneurs and senior executives in start-ups and SMEs to high-potential and C- and director level executives in locally-listed and multinationals enterprises from broad range industries including Finance, Insurance, Industrial Multinationals, Hospitality, Media, Construction & Engineering, Transportation, and the Public and Non-profit Sectors. He has vast experience working on improving team collaboration, leadership development, personal passion and effectiveness, team-management and work-life integration. He also facilitates corporate training programs on coaching skills as a management and leadership resource, presentation skills, team collaboration and communication, personal leadership, and change management.
Before becoming a corporate coach and facilitator, Nicholas has more than ten years of experience in various management positions in leading teams and managing P&L at one of the largest international banking groups in Hong Kong and also as Finance Director at his family textile and garment business in Indonesia.
Nicholas obtained his Masters in Organisational Coaching from the University of Sydney and has an MBA from London Business School. He currently holds the credential of Associate Certified Coach (ACC) from the International Coach Federation, as well as the CFA charter and CPA (Australia). In addition, Nicholas is an Accredited Team Management Profile Practitioner, a Qualified 4-D Systems Coach & Facilitator, a Certified HoganDevelop Practitioner, an Accredited Harrison Assessment Practitioner, and an Everything DiSC® Certified Trainer.
Nicholas is active in promoting coaching in Hong Kong, has been elected as the President of the Hong Kong International Coaching Community in 2019 after 3 years as its Executive Vice-President and was the Secretary of the International Coach Federation – Hong Kong Chapter from 2011 to 2015. He is the co-author of “Much Ado about Coaching” and “Translating Coaching Codes of Practice”.
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