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Executive Coaching, London, Sian Kelly

Sian Kelly

Executive Coach, Leadership Coach


Specialist areas:
Assertiveness, Career Direction, Difficult Conversations, Emotional Intelligence, Health & Wellbeing, Leadership, Managing Change, Outplacement, Resilience, Work/Life balance
5 / 5
13 years of coaching
Face to Face, Telephone, Skype
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Level of Membership/Accreditation

IAPC&M - Accredited Senior Coach/Mentor

About me

Executive Coach London

If you’re facing a transition, having to cope with change, feeling overwhelmed or working in a challenging context and struggling to maintain your resilience then I can help.

"I can’t tell you how much it helped to talk things through with you (as always). I always feel so much calmer and clearer after our sessions. They are a helpful reminder of who I am & the skills that I have. You really do have a (rare) gift for helping people to draw out the core elements of who they are, evaluate, process and look ahead." Communications Advisor, Christian Aid.

Develop Management & Leadership Skills

If you're looking for increased job satisfaction, a better work life balance, or support in developing your management and/or leadership skills then I provide a safe and confidential space for you to raise your self awareness, address current challenges and move forward on specific development areas and projects.

“Sian has been instrumental in my transformation over the time I have spent with her. I set myself some tough goals and I have hit every single one of them.” Det Sergeant, Met Police.

Strategies for managing stress

I am a highly experienced and qualified executive coach with the ability to connect with people at all levels, from all over the world. My clients mostly work in challenging and high pressured contexts and value having an empathetic listener who understands and ‘gets it’. Together we develop strategies for managing stress, dealing with crisis and focusing on priorities. My clients report feeling more in control, confident, empowered, and motivated to achieve more following our sessions together.

“Sian has a great ability to combine a very warm, encouraging and nurturing approach as well as offering very insightful comments and to ask some ‘killer’ questions which really focus one’s attention on the task in hand, namely self-evaluation, learning, reflection and application of new knowledge and (self-) awareness to developing increased effectiveness as a manager and leader.” Managing Director, SME.

Develop authentic leadership skills

My supportive, gentle and intuitive style enables my clients to develop authentic leadership skills and focus on outcomes such as strategy development, building a cohesive team, developing effective communication techniques and ensuring objectives are achieved.

Previous Clients

Having worked with international humanitarian agencies as a senior manager since 2001, and launching my own coaching & consultancy business in 2006, I now work as an Associate with worldwide EAP providers and Coaching & Training Providers. Client organisations have included the Met Police, CHS Alliance, Save the Children, Plan International, Christian Aid, Help Age International, NSPCC, RSPCA, Office of National Statistics, Mail Newspapers, University of Arts, Westminster Academy, SHP (Single Homeless Project) and more.

Coaching Credentials

As an Accredited Senior Coach with the IAPC&M, Sian’s qualifications include a Practitioner’s Diploma in Coaching and a Diploma in Stress Management. Her foundation qualifications include a BA in Psychology, a BCom in Marketing and a Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Safety & Health which were acquired in New Zealand.

For more information please contact:
Sian Kelly
Mob: 07803 964 533

Professional Body

International Authority for Professional Coaching & Mentoring


2016 Accredited Senior Coach with the IAPC&M
2005 Diploma as Practitioner Coach
2002 OCR Diploma in Stress Management
1997 Postgraduate Diploma – Occupational Safety & Health
1994 B Com in Marketing
1993 BA in Psychology

Latest reviews

5 / 5 ★

I worked with Sian over several months as I wanted to change career direction but wasn't sure what to do next. I also didn't know what to expect from career coaching. Sian helped me to take a step back and gain some perspective on what skills I had and how they were transferable. She also encouraged me to identify aspects of work I enjoyed and to visualise my ideal work setting. In a practical sense she also supported me in writing a good CV and to search for organisations I would like to work for. All this help from Sian has lead me into a new career I enjoy, am doing well in and is somewhere I feel much more relaxed. More than that, what Sian did was boost my confidence, she is a wonderfully approachable, supportive and calm person who makes it easy to talk and to think creatively about the next step

5 / 5 ★

Sian is an empowering and patient coach who I am incredibly grateful to have worked with. I was coached by Sian for 6 months when I was in a new management role earlier this year. She supported me to build my confidence, competence and resilience through effective and focussed sessions. Her experience in Learning and Organisational Development as well as the charity sector was really useful as she was able to share practical tips and guidance alongside coaching. Sian’s ability to bring me to a constructive, practical and achievable point at the end of each coaching session was invaluable. Sian was great to work with and I highly recommend her as a coach.

5 / 5 ★

The one to one coaching with Sian has been excellent, it is the first time in my 20 year career I have actually spent time becoming a good leader. Sian's approach gave me the opportunity to reflect on the areas that really matter to me. 2 years on I still draw inspiration from the coaching Sian provided.

5 / 5 ★

I can not recommend Sian highly enough! I encountered Sian at a time of personal and professional transition and confusion. Her personable, open, non-judgemental and understanding manner meant that I genuinely looked forward to my sessions. Sian was patient when I was overcome with emotion - which was often! She helped me to identify my values and to feel empowered to prioritise these. As a direct result of my time with Sian I have made significant positive changes in my personal and professional life. I also feel that Sian has helped me gain insight into my habitual approaches to managing stressful periods in my life and provided me with some concrete strategies that I can implement to make these approaches more effective in future. EV. Senior Lecturer and Programme Manager in Higher Education.

5 / 5 ★

Sian is a wonderful person and highly skilled life coach. I feel blessed to have spent time with her as she has a gift for helping people. My time spent with Sian resulted in me facing a personal challenge head-on, one that I had procrastinated over for years. She helped me to understand my priorities, know what I stand for and what I just can’t stand. But the greatest benefit was the improvement in my self-esteem which has enhanced every aspect of my life. I recommend Sian to all. KV. Manager. Met Police

5 / 5 ★

Working with Sian has been transformational. I'm just about to start a dream job in a new field, after a career of unsatisfying jobs. With Sian’s help I was able to make gradual changes until achieving what I hadn’t thought possible before. Sian’s warm, straight forward and approachable style made me comfortable to explore how I was stuck and what actions I could take to move forward. Her practical, powerful tools helped me to clarify my objectives and to overcome what was blocking my progress. She helped me to change my beliefs and patterns in order to reach my goals. MH

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