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Our Coaching Associates

Here at Leadenhall we pride ourselves on the quality, experience and skill of our coaches. We feel that by carefully hand picking our Associates, we deliver the very best of service to our clients every time.  Our unique offering that combines personal stakeholder consultations with the latest coaching technology. This ensures the most suited Associate(s) is matched for your assignment or program,

We now have selected more than 50 coaches of 15 different nationalities, as part of our collaborative coaching community.  Delivering high quality coaching and leadership development in 18 languages all over the world. In our Meet the Coach series we briefly showcase our coaches and their philosophies on coaching and developing people.

Emma Ryan

Emma works with individuals, teams and groups who are ready to take action and create positive sustainable changes. Her coaching draws on over 15 years’ experience in HR and line management roles across the financial services, pharmaceuticals and technology industries and 7 years practising as an Executive and Resilience Coach. Working with leaders at all levels of the organisation to establish an authentic leadership style, Emma helps her clients to deepen their self-awareness, understand their reputation & impact on others, and what they need to harness to get the best out of themselves & teams. Her client-centred approach to executive coaching is focussed on positive & transformational behaviour changes that create sustainable, long-term impact.

Alongside leadership development, Emma has a strong interest in supporting clients to achieve personal resilience equipping them to thrive in the challenging roles and environments they are in. She is passionate about enabling people to confidently and holistically achieve both personal and professional success. Emma is supportive & honest, whilst unafraid to challenge her clients to search deeper & take risks for both self and leadership-development. She provides a non-judgemental and safe space for reflection, challenge, action planning & support.

What Emma’s clients say:

“I can’t recommend Emma highly enough as a senior executive coach. Emma has been my coach for the past 2 years whilst at Fidelity International and helped me become a better senior leader as well as helping me progress my career to Chief Digital Officer on her watch. My time with Emma is some of the best spent in helping me reflect and discuss challenges I have experienced through the previous period in between our meetings. 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 Hood, Chief Digital Officer @ Fidelity International

“I found working with Emma a thoroughly enjoyable experience but it was not always easy. 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 Whitehouse, Head of Marine Insurance @Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty 

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

Career History

Emma’s coaching draws on her professional Corporate HR career in senior Leadership Development and Talent Management roles at Hewlett Packard, Barclays Capital, Aspen Re, Lloyds Banking Group and Novartis Pharmaceuticals.


Post Graduate Advanced Certificate in Executive Coaching, University of West England
Post Graduate Diploma in Career Management & Counselling, Birkbeck, University of London
BSc(Hons) Management Sciences, Loughborough Uni
Accredited user of Hogan Psychometric Assessment; Accredited user of Myers Briggs Type Indicator
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy Teacher

Professional Memberships

Association for Coaching




Financial Services, Pharmaceutical,
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