Coaching for Women in Leadership

Welcome to The Academy of Women’s Leadership, where we believe in the transformative power of dedicated coaches. Our exceptional coaching team is here to empower women in leadership roles, and here you’ll have the opportunity to meet these experienced guides who are committed to your success.

Coaching is more than just guidance; it’s about personalisation, structured sessions, actionable outcomes, and a supportive peer network that all come together to help you flourish in your leadership journey. Let us introduce you to our coaching team and explore the vital role of dedicated coaches in your pursuit of excellence.

About Online Coaching for Women

In a world where an increasing number of women are taking the helm in business and leadership, the need for specialised guidance has never been greater. This is where coaching for women comes into play. At The Academy of Women’s Leadership, we understand that leadership isn’t a one-size-fits-all journey. It’s about embracing your unique strengths, shattering ceilings, and making your mark in a way that’s entirely your own.

What is Coaching for Women in Leadership?

Coaching is a dynamic and personalised approach to leadership development that empowers women to flourish in their professional roles. It’s about more than just acquiring skills; it’s about transforming your leadership style, enhancing decision-making, and gaining the confidence to break through barriers. With coaching, women in leadership find a trusted guide on their path to success.

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Why Coaching Matters for Women in Leadership

Women in leadership positions often encounter unique challenges and opportunities. Coaching is the catalyst that empowers women to navigate these complexities with confidence and competence. Here’s why coaching matters and how it can be transformative:


  1. Building Confidence: Confidence is the cornerstone of effective leadership. Coaching helps women build the unshakable self-assurance needed to take the lead, make tough decisions, and drive change in their organisations.
  2. Overcoming Barriers: Coaching equips women to break through the glass ceiling and overcome gender-related obstacles. It provides strategies to navigate bias, challenge stereotypes, and advocate for themselves.
  3. Skill Enhancement: Coaching enhances leadership skills. It’s about mastering the art of communication, decision-making, team management, and strategic thinking, making women leaders more effective in their roles.
  4. Networking and Support: Coaching connects women to a community of like-minded peers, mentors, and industry experts. This invaluable network offers support, guidance, and opportunities for growth.
  5. Personal Growth: Coaching goes beyond professional development; it fosters personal growth. It empowers women to balance their personal and professional lives, manage stress, and thrive in all areas.
  6. Empowering the Future: Investing in coaching for women is not just about the individual; it’s about shaping the future. It creates a diverse, inclusive, and equitable business landscape that benefits all.


Our coaching program focuses on these critical aspects, providing women in leadership with the tools they need to succeed and thrive in an ever-evolving world. It’s a journey of empowerment, growth, and transformation designed to help women make their mark as leaders in their respective fields.

Meet Our Coaching Team

Our coaching team at The Academy of Women’s Leadership is a remarkable and diverse group of professionals who share a common passion—empowering women to thrive in leadership roles. With a wide range of expertise, industry knowledge, and a profound understanding of the unique challenges faced by women, our coaches are your trusted guides on the path to success. Each member of our team brings a wealth of experience, tested strategies, and a commitment to helping women achieve their leadership goals. Whether you’re an aspiring leader, an established executive, or a woman entrepreneur, our coaching team supports and elevates you on your journey to leadership excellence.

Anne Palmer

Ann has over 30 years of extensive experience in education, with 21 of these being in senior leadership positions.

Astrid Davies

Astrid’s breadth of experience means she can support you to build your own solutions and certainty.

Carol Shepherd

Carol is a former Headteacher with over 20 years’ experience in the field of education.

Hannah Wilson

An independent educational consultant who specialises in leadership development and training.

Rukhsana Yaqoob

An experienced educator who has worked in schools to raise the attainment of underachieving pupils.

Yinka Ewuola

Yinka works at the forefront of women’s leadership and development.

Zoryna O’Donnell

Zoryna is a change consultant, ICF coach, trainer, public speaker, author and business owner.

Aisha Raymond

Aisha is a specialist in developing expertise in curriculum design and assessment and leveraging the expertise of subject leaders.

Onboarding with Your Chosen Coach

  • Coaches are experienced and know how to support leaders
  • Coaches all reached the pinnacle of their profession and sat at the top of leadership
  • Sessions are 60 minutes online or over the telephone, organised at mutually convenient times, all taken within 12 months of the start of the course
  • Learners can select their own coach from the associates list 
  • Once you have paid for your package, you will be asked for your choice of coach via an onboarding email

Our Coaching Approach

At The Academy of Women’s Leadership, we embrace a coaching approach that’s all about empowering you to thrive personally and professionally. Our commitment to your growth is unwavering, and our approach is designed to reflect your unique leadership journey.


  • Personalisation: Every woman’s leadership path is distinct, and our coaching is meticulously personalised. We tailor our guidance to your specific needs, goals, and challenges, ensuring you receive support that speaks to your individual context.
  • Structured Sessions: Our coaching sessions are thoughtfully structured, offering opportunities for real-time interaction, questions, and engaging discussions, whether in-person or online. This personal connection and interaction are essential elements of our approach.
  • Experienced Guides: Our coaching team consists of seasoned female leaders who have navigated similar challenges and emerged successful. They bring theoretical knowledge, invaluable practical insights, and proven strategies to your coaching sessions.
  • Actionable Outcomes: Beyond knowledge, we focus on empowering you with actionable strategies that you can immediately apply to your leadership context. We aim to drive tangible results that boost your confidence and leadership effectiveness.
  • Peer Network: In addition to personal growth, our coaching approach fosters a vibrant and supportive community of like-minded women. You’ll connect with peers, mentors, and industry experts who share your commitment to success.


Our dynamic and hands-on approach offers a transformative journey towards becoming a confident and influential leader. It’s not just about guidance; it’s about empowerment and realising your leadership potential. Join us in this empowering journey to leadership excellence, and discover the benefits in the following sections.

Women we work with develop the feeling and the stance of leadership strength and stability. This is the foundation of a successful leadership journey.

Executive Coaching for Women FAQs

What is the role of a coach in the Academy of Women's Leadership?

Coaches at the Academy of Women’s Leadership are experienced professionals who provide guidance, support, and strategies to empower women in leadership roles. They offer personalised coaching to help women reach their leadership goals.

What kind of experience do your coaches have?

Our coaches have extensive experience and have reached the pinnacle of their professions. They have a deep understanding of the challenges that women face in leadership and bring tested strategies to the coaching sessions.

Can I choose my own coach from the list of associates?

Yes, you have the flexibility to select your own coach from our list of experienced associates. This allows you to find a coach who aligns with your specific leadership needs and aspirations.

Is coaching suitable for all stages of a career?

Absolutely! Our coaching is designed to support women at various stages of their careers, from emerging leaders to seasoned executives. Whether you’re starting your leadership journey or looking to refine your skills, coaching can help you achieve your goals.