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The Leadenhall Coaching Community

High quality coaching and leadership development is at the heart of our Coaching Practice.

The Leadenhall Coaching Community has grown slowly but surely over recent years and currently consists of seventy coaching associates around the world. Our relationships within the community are important in preventing us becoming transactional.

When we work with clients, we help them build a panel of the right coaches for their business and for their specific programmes. We hold briefing meetings with coaches, often with clients, to ensure that they understand the company, the culture and the purpose of the coaching being sought.

We meet as a community quarterly and share our experiences and knowledge with each other. We have free group supervision six times a year and we get to know each other well as people and understand each other’s professional challenges as coaches.

All of our coaches are qualified with reputable accrediting bodies such as the ICF, EMCC, AC, APECS, Hult Ashridge, Henley, ILM and AoEC. Many have other specialist coaching qualifications such as in supervision, team coaching, systemic coaching and constellations and most are qualified to use at least one of the personality profiles: Hogan, OPQ, 16pf, Insights, DiSC, MBTI and Lumina Spark.

The Leadenhall Coaching Community is also incredibly diverse in respect of gender (63% female), ethnicity (13% non-Caucasian), nationality (18 nationalities, 13 languages), sexual preferences (6% LGBTQ+), beliefs and backgrounds.  We value the diversity of thinking of our community and our coaches are not expected to use one model or approach to coaching, we are a broad church of coaching styles and approaches to coaching. The one thing common to all our coaches is the depth and breadth of their experience in business, professional disciplines, international exposure and strong academic credentials.

Our coaches are continuously developing and sharing their knowledge and experience with each other. We hold regular workshops and an annual Coaching Conference, just for our community.

Meet a selection of our coaches

We have over seventy coaching associates internationally. Here are the profiles of just some of our coaches, each with a video which will give you greater insight into their backgrounds and their approach to coaching.

Karen Falcocchio

Region: UK

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Karen’s business experience forms the foundation of her work as an executive coach. Karen was with JPMorgan for over 20 years in New York, London, and Sydney before setting up her executive coaching practice.

During her time at JPMorgan, Karen spent nearly 10 years in New York in client facing roles in capital markets and asset management. In 1998, she moved from New York to London to be Head of HR for Asset Management in EMEA and then in 2001 became Head of Learning and Development. Karen served on the European Management Team and managed a team of eight based in London and Geneva. Karen has extensive experience in the areas of leadership and management at all levels, team building, performance management and employee engagement. Her in-depth understanding of the business as both a client advisor and management team member underpins and enriches her work. The senior managers and teams she coaches appreciate that she understands their context and the associated issues and opportunities.

Karen has three children and enjoys the liveliness of family life. She loves living in London, and in particular the parks, theatre and art exhibitions. She also enjoys spending time in New York and Tuscany.

Claudia Bennewitz

Region: Europe, Middle East & Africa

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Claudia is an Executive Coach and Organisational Development Consultant. She is an expert at facilitating individual, team and organisational change and transformation.

Claudia is passionate about supporting people in their own personal development as a foundation for high impact leadership – encouraging reflection and expanding their behavioural repertoire. She works with senior leaders and C-Suite executives as well as with next generation top talent. Her work spans the whole organisation and connects strategy, culture and leadership development.

Apart from executive coaching, she specialises in transformational change in organisations, designing and facilitating action oriented development programs and tailor made workshops. Claudia brings a unique combination of line management insight and business experience together with her professional psychology, coaching and leadership development background.

Claudia spends as much of her free time as possible outdoors, hiking and walking her dogs. She allocates a significant amount of her time to animal rescuing and works with shelters in Romania, Spain and Bosnia to improve the life of street dogs and cats.

Edson Hato

Region: Europe, Middle East & Africa

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Edson Hato is an award-winning people executive.  Edson’s ultimate goal is to support the rehumanization of our institutions and the corporate world in general.

He is known for creating high impact People roadmaps and rapid business transformation that support purpose driven mindsets and transformational change in the areas of business partnering talent, leadership & organizational development, performance, diversity, inclusion and culture.

After obtaining his Bachelor of Arts in International Marketing and Commercial Studies at the HEAO Limburg (Sittard, The Netherlands), Edson completed a dual master’s degree: a Master of Arts in International Economics at Radboud University (Nijmegen, The Netherlands) and a Master of Business Administration in International Business and Marketing at Hofstra University (New York, USA). Currently, Edson is working towards a Ph.D. at the VU Amsterdam Business Research Institute on the subject of critical leader behaviors that are needed for transformation.

Edson started his career in 1989 in professional services at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He was Senior Vice President Human Resources at AstraZeneca Plc, UBS AG, Philip Morris International SA and ING Group NV. More recently, Edson was Senior Vice President Talent at ABN AMRO Bank NV in Amsterdam. In his multiple roles, he has been responsible for attracting, engaging, connecting and developing, on- and offboarding (executive) leaders and talents.

Edson speaks fluent English, Dutch, Spanish, French and Papiamentu.  Outside of work, Edson enjoys CrossFit, yoga and meditation.

Keiko Shinohara

Region: Asia Pacific

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Keiko is an executive coach trained with NeuroLeadership Institute. She is also a Certified Behavioural Consultant trained in DISC, Enneagram, and Workplace Big Five.

Keiko has extensive coaching experience in leadership development, training and facilitation, and a proven track record of facilitating positive change and improving performance.

Having studied and worked in Hong Kong, Japan, mainland China, Singapore, Canada, and US, Keiko is multicultural and multilingual, and delivers training and coaching in English, Japanese, Mandarin, and Cantonese. She has over 10 years of coaching experience with a wide variety of clients including financial services, IT, management consulting, engineering, HR, marketing, and sales, from countries such as Hong Kong, Japan, mainland China, Taiwan, India, Singapore, US, Canada, Germany, UK, and Australia.  She has supported her clients to achieve exceptional results in leadership effectiveness, interpersonal communication, team engagement, and cross-cultural awareness.

Keiko has a BSc and MA in Economics from the University of Victoria, Canada, and worked in management consulting, government, hospitality, and higher education. She has taught at the           Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and at the City University of Hong Kong. Keiko is passionate about coaching and supporting individuals to achieve success and fulfilment in their personal and professional lives.

John Basile

Region: Americas

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John Basile brings over thirty years of human resources management expertise to his coaching including his most recent role as Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Fidelity Investments.

Throughout his career, John has led teams focused on talent acquisition, business unit HR support, talent management, organizational effectiveness, and employee engagement.

John has proven success in coaching at all levels of an organization to help leaders achieve greater success in their professional development, business acumen, and inclusive leadership competence. He is skilled at creating and sustaining effective D&I strategies, building and engaging employee resource groups, and creating education and awareness programs in support of fostering a more diverse and inclusive workplace.

John is also a founding partner and President of Pride in Our Workplace. PIOW is a forum for executives and professionals to share diversity and inclusion best practices, promote stronger networks, develop professional skills, and promote and build employee/business resource group capabilities.

John is a skilled facilitator, moderator and MC and has been a frequent keynote speaker and panelist and has been recognised with several awards for his work in respect of diversity including the 2014 – “National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)” – Corporate Leader of the Year for promoting diversity and inclusion in the financial services sector, 2015 – “Boston Spirit Magazine” –Top 25 LGBT Power Players of New England

Emma Ryan

Region: UK

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Emma works with individuals and groups who are ready to take action and create positive changes. Her coaching draws on nearly 20 years experience in HR roles across Financial Services, Pharmaceuticals and Technology industries and she is passionate about enabling people to confidently achieve both personal and professional success.

Alongside leadership development, Emma also has a strong interest in supporting clients to achieve personal resilience and wellbeing, and recently trained as a mindfulness teacher.

Emma’s eclectic approach to coaching is empathetic, enthusiastic and focussed on positive and practical solutions. She is supportive and honest whilst challenging her clients to search deeper and take risks for both personal growth and transformation. She provides a safe (and at times fun!) space for reflection, challenge, action planning and support.

Emma enjoys a full and busy life with a young family and collection of pets.  She is a keen cook with a special interest in nutrition and loves reading, films, travel and long walks with her dog Coco.  Her mindful approach to life along with her 6am personal training sessions help her keep her own sense of personal wellbeing and balance.