Our Team

We are delighted to be working with a network of highly experienced and generally wonderful coaches and consultants. 

Our growing network of Mentors also offers peer to peer support and we aim to set up everyone with a mentor who wants one.

Our Coaches

Alison Perks_Confidence Coach

Alison Perks: Co-Founder of Find Your Wings

  • Leadership and change strategy
  • Coach and mentor, currently training on the NeuroLeadership Brain Based Coaching programme
  • 25 years in leadership roles.
  • Specialist in Innovation and solution design
  • Organisational and technology transformation
  • Commercial and contact management
  • Programme and project management
  • Degree in Psychology 
  • Member of the British Psychological Society

Kelly Whalley_Business Coach

Kelly Whalley: Co-Founder of Find Your Wings

  • Business strategy
  • Marketing strategy
  • Digital transformation
  • Digital marketing channels and technologies
  • Business coaching
  • Small business strategy and set-up
  • Project Management
  • People management
  • Well-being
  • MBA- Distinction
  • CIM Marketing Diploma
  • Chartered Institute of Marketing member

Dr Soracha Cashman: Cognitive psychologist, leadership coach and resilience expert

  • Engaging high-performance individuals in mindset shifts 
  • Leadership Development
  • Resilience Coaching
  • Executive/Board Coaching
  • Women in Leadership Support
  • Organisational Well-being Design
  • PhD Cognitive Psychology 
  • MBA (Cranfield)
  • Chartered Psychologist (BPS)

Jo Howarth: Advanced Hypnotherapist with a psychology degree and a diploma in mindfulness.

  • Founder of the Happiness Club
  • Mindfulness
  • Advanced Hypnotherapist
  • Stress Reduction (particularly in the workplace)
  • Resilience training
  • Works with corporate and private sector organisations that are committed to changing the way their employees feel
  • Works within schools to teach students techniques to develop their own resilience to stress
  • Author of 4 bestselling books
  • National award winner

Nicola Pease: A career coach and flexible working specialist who helps women in leadership to have the career AND the flexibility they need.

  • Career Coaching
  • Confidence on returning to work
  • Leadership Development
  • Work-life balance – finding your flex
  • Emotional Intelligence Coaching
  • HR Advisor for Mums
  • Talent Identification & Assessment 
  • Talent Development Programmes
  • Returner Programmes
  • ICF Accredited Coach
  • Chartered Member CIPD

Dave Smithers: Dave comes to coaching with an extensive background in leadership and management. He is especially interested in coaching people who want to make big changes in their professional or private life. The intersection of change, emotion and next steps are all key to working for a new future

Dave Smithers Coaching
Dave Smithers Coaching

Our Mentors

Kay Edwin

Fiercely passionate about helping women achieve their ambitions. Helping them to build their sense of self outside their job role. Kay is a mum, a Director in a digital agency, a speaker and a cross fitter.

— Kay Edwin

Sara Fishenden

Local Government Executive Director for 20+ years, focused on mentoring and motivating 650 people. Equality and social justice are her fundamental values.

— Sara Fishenden

Duncan Whalley

Highly experienced Senior Director and MD offering practical support to women in the engineering and manufacturing sectors.

— Duncan Whalley

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