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Emma Ryan

Leadership Coach · Executive Coach · Performance Coach

Reading, Oxford & London

United Kingdom

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About me

Leadership Coach - Reading, Oxford & London

With 9 years Executive and Leadership Coaching experience across a range of sectors including Finance, Insurance, Pharmaceuticals, Property, Urban Planning and Retail, following 13 years in HR, Talent and Leadership Development roles, Emma has dedicated her career to enabling emerging and established leaders.

“I am passionate about helping ambitious people with high potential, create positive behavioural and mindset shifts to enable success both professionally and personally.”

Emma's Coaching
Working with leaders at all levels of the organisation to establish an authentic, resilient and positive leadership style, Emma helps clients understand themselves and their impact on others. Her client-centred coaching approach is focussed on positive transformational behaviour changes. Her best coaching occurs when her clients are ready to get reflective, dig deep, challenge themselves to create long lasting change!

Typical Assignments
- Executive Coaching - for established leaders deepening leadership capability and impact
- Leadership Coaching - for HiPo talent and emerging leaders developing authentic leadership capability
- Transition Coaching - for HiPo’s being promoted into new roles
- Resilience Coaching - for leaders dealing with stress, imposter syndrome or confidence issues

“I can’t recommend Emma highly enough as a Senior Executive Coach. My time with her is some of the best spent in helping me reflect and discuss challenges I have experienced. She helps me understand how I can tackle situations from the boardroom through to working with the various teams I lead across the world”. Ian, Chief Digital Officer, Fidelity Investments

What is it like working with Emma?
"Emma is calm, supportive & honest whilst unafraid to challenge her clients to search deeper & take risks for both personal and professional growth. She provides a safe space for reflection, challenge, action planning & support. However, it's not always easy and be prepared to be pushed out of your comfort zones at times which Emma believes is where the magic really happens."

“I found working with Emma a thoroughly enjoyable experience but it was not always easy. Sometimes taking a close look at one’s own behaviours when attempting to manage others does not always make for comfortable reading! Emma is always prepared and thoroughly professional. She is firm, candid and direct but there is always a good sense of humour too.” Andrew, Head of Marine, Allianz.

“I would describe Emma as calm, thoughtful, logical and very honest. Don’t expect unwarranted flattery, you won’t get it, just constructive (warts and all) feedback and logical, insightful challenge to all the lame excuses you have traditionally allowed yourself to accept in order to justify your behaviour.” Kirstie, Compliance Director, Kensington Mortgages.

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Professional body membership

Association for Coaching

Level of membership/accreditation

AC - Individual Full Member


MSc in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology (UEL) - current study Post Graduate Diploma in Career Management & Counselling (Birkbeck) Post Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching (Human Technics accredited by University of Bristol) Certificate in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Teacher DevelopmentHogan Assessment CertificationNLP Business Practitioner

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I met Emma through a coaching programme facilitated by a former workplace. We met several times over the last year and a half. We worked on my goals and objectives together. Emma helped me develop them by putting proper tools in place and thus growing my confidence. Emma is very insightful, knowledgeable and has been a thoroughly positive influence on both my professional and personal development. Her guidance was instrumental in I passing my ACCA exam earlier this year. It has been a pleasure to work with Emma and hope our paths cross again in the future.


I worked with Emma for over 12 months, we met face to face regularly and through using Emma with the development areas we agreed I had (following 360 degree feedback surveys and Hogan tests) I managed to get my dream job of Chief Digital Officer. Emma helped me with confidence in senior meetings and with techniques to use and in each session we always had different challenging scenarios that either occurred or were coming up and we would play through the best way to handle them. On a personal level Emma is a wonderful individual to work with, puts you at ease but always challenges and questions you to help yourself. I picked up so many areas I wasn't aware of about myself and managed to improve them. Thank you Emma. IH


Emma has been fantastic in my time with her so far - she gets to the heart of the problem easily and I always leave our sessions feeling positive and motivated. She is very personable, and has a real calming yet attentive energy so I feel very comfortable in her presence. I can definitely feel that I am benefiting from our sessions and therefore would have no hesitation in recommending her. E.W.

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    Confidence Delegation Leadership Managing Emotions Mindfulness New Role Personality Profiling Promotion Resilience
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