About Me



I am a coach who believes in each client's potential to lead an incredibly rich and fulfilling life.


As both a coach and a professional historian, I am passionate about helping motivated individuals make sense of their lives, relationships, and their place in the wider world.


Photo: Philip Wade 2016

 

I draw from a diverse and successful background, coach-specific training, and over nine years of coaching experience to help my clients get the most out of their personal and professional lives. I know from my own life how challenging – and rewarding – it is to switch directions, change career paths, and achieve top results, always with a focus on creating and maintaining a healthy work-life balance. I am passionate about supporting my clients – most often academics and other high-performing, creatively thinking individuals – as they gain greater awareness of their unique strengths, surpass their own expectations, and achieve the lives they dream of.


Originally from Vancouver, Canada, I came to the UK in 2005 with over a decade of teaching experience and having worked in the health and fitness fields, and in film and television production. At the University of Oxford, I completed a master's degree and doctorate in the history of medicine, focusing on the history of HIV/AIDS and public health. I continue to have one foot in the higher education sector: I am currently a part-time researcher at a world-leading university and my research has been published in the Bulletin of the History of Medicine and Nature. In 2017, my first book, Patient Zero and the Making of the AIDS Epidemic, was published by the University of Chicago Press.


After receiving a Certificate in Coaching Skills from Coaching Development Ltd., I earned an Associate Certified Coach credential from the International Coach Federation. I maintain the ethics and standards of behaviour set by this global organisation in my practice.  


I live and work in central London and am able to meet clients there and in Cambridge for in-person coaching sessions. I also enjoy coaching clients from further afield by telephone or Skype.