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Dorothy Tande

Executive Coach · Leadership Coach · Career Coach


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Executive Coach - London

I am highly skilled coach who enjoys working with individuals at all levels of organisations and from all backgrounds, professions and sectors. I coach in personal and career development, leadership and change management. I have a deep interest in development of individuals in the workplace and how they embrace their uniqueness, abilities and potential to achieve what they want. This is enhanced by wealth of experience in human resource development for more than 25 years up to senior management in the NHS (Chartered Fellow CIPD). Started as HR graduate trainee in the retail sector. Background also includes service redesign and commissioning in and across NHS organisations, working with CEOs and boards.

I typically coach:

• Team leaders and managers at the forefront of service delivery
and those leading complex change programmes.
• Rising stars at all levels of organisations aspiring to progress
their careers but maybe facing challenges.
• Those from ethnic minorities.
• Those returning after a career break.
• Graduates preparing for employment.

Examples of my experience:

• I coach in the NHS - coached on a bitesize programme for
clinical team leaders and managers in NHS South West during
the pandemic and currently. Coached on a leadership
development programme for newly qualified GPs. Currently coaching on a national development programme for clinicians aspiring to senior executive roles.

• I coach and mentor in charities including SHELTER, housing and homeless charity and McPin Foundation, a mental health research charity.

• I coach in mental fitness through Cognomie Ltd.

• I coach for an ethnic minorities network in a large NHS Trust, helping individuals progress their careers.

• I coach widely from other sectors e.g. finance -
investment/asset managers, publishing and travel.

• I mentor (pro bono) for the CIPD - those returning after a career break.

If you choose to work with me, you will get a coach who is interested in you as a unique individual, somebody who will help you to better appreciate your own value, strengths and attributes that you have to offer in the workplace. I will help you work out how best to use these to better manage yourself, your well-being, happiness and development at work. I am a person who is genuine, non-judgemental, approachable, collaborative, friendly and above all, somebody who will listen to you fully and help you figure out what will work best for you in how to achieve your goals. If you are job hunting, I will also help you to strengthen and better articulate your skills. My energy and motivation comes from a deep interest in seeing people build their self-confidence, self-belief and flourishing in their potential.

My personal style is an integration of positive psychology and its strengths-base, person-centred approach and emotional intelligence.

One of my favourite quotes is from the tennis champ Roger Federer who said: 'If you are good at something, make it everything'.

Please message to arrange a free half hour chat on what I can offer you!
Professional body membership

European Mentoring & Coaching Council Global

Level of membership/accreditation

EMCC - Accredited Senior Practitioner


EMCC Senior Practitioner AccreditedPositive Psychology in Coaching CertificateEMCC Accredited Executive Coach TrainedChartered Fellow - CIPDFurther Training:Impact 360 and The Performance Curve Strengths Profile Practitioner Emotional Intelligence coachingMental Fitness coachingCoaching for InclusionGestalt coachingPsychodynamic coachingSomatic coachingChange management

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Before working with Dorothy, I had never had an executive coach, and was honestly a little sceptical. However, from the moment I first met with Dorothy, I knew her impact would be invaluable. Dorothy explained the coaching process so well, and immediately put me at ease, creating a safe space to share my experiences, goals and aspirations. Given the pressurized and fast-paced nature of my work environment, I sometimes had to chop and change appointment dates, and truly appreciated how exceptionally flexible and accommodating Dorothy was. Dorothy was instrumental in helping me build my personal brand, and instilled in me a new level of confidence in my ideas and ambitions. This really helped me achieve my personal and professional goals. Throughout my coaching tenure, Dorothy was a helpful sounding board for everything from important national presentations, public speaking engagements and even mentally preparing for new opportunities. I strongly recommend Dorothy as a coach and mentor and absolutely loved working with her. Assistant Director Nursing


My mentoring journey with Dorothy was incredibly useful and insightful. It helped me consider differently and more effectively how I approach my work and line management, and also enabled me to identify key areas that I could focus on to improve in my role and on my career path. I completed my sessions with a much better sense of what I needed to feel more confident, my leadership values and my career goals, all of which have made me a more productive leader for my organisation. Dorothy’s approach is thoughtful and considered – she is fantastic at making you stop and think about statements you make that you would normally say and not notice, but she encourages you to note these things down and think about them which has served me immensely. Head of Service, Charity Sector.


I always looked forward to the coaching sessions with Dorothy, even when initially, my situation at work seemed hopeless. Dorothy allowed me to talk, to open up, to challenge myself and to consider various techniques. I can clearly see the progression in my thinking, optimism and confidence in taking my career forward. This has been my first experience at professional coaching and it has been thoroughly positive. In hindsight, I wish I had searched for and initiated the coaching sessions earlier. Asset Manager.


Dorothy was a wonderful coach, she listened and encouraged me to work outside my comfort zone and try new ways of managing situations which in turn enabled me to develop my management skills. Her guidance enabled me to look more widely and strategically when trying to influence change. Clinical Nurse Specialist

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