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About Us

Executive Coaching since 2015

Our Story

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Executive coaching to rebuild your confidence & overcome self-doubt

Ann has been a high-profile NHS leader, a chief executive, and a director working at national level. Her successful leadership career was built through having clarity of purpose, delivering for patients, forging strong partnerships, being authentic, and always developing others.


When she left the NHS Ann enjoyed an exciting and liberating five years reviewing Boards and leadership teams in the NHS, private healthcare, higher education, and for a national charity. She worked independently and for a number of private-sector companies.

Ann coaches NHS and local authority directors who have either been recently promoted to a strategic post from a senior operational role or who for a range of reasons are experiencing a change of circumstances at work.

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  • Created her business Ann Sutton Consulting Limited

  • Successfully Qualified as a Coach with Henley Business School

  • Invited to be a Senior Associate for the Good Governance Institute

  • Carried out well-led reviews for an NHS Trust & Private Healthcare provider

  • Founded her coaching practice


  • Developed her coaching practice & joined the Association for Coaching

  • Became a coach for Parkinson’s UK & Carnell Farrar

  • Chaired an investigation for NHS England

  • Joined the London Leadership Academy Coaching register

  • Facilitated large events in arts & in mental health services


  • Became a regular coach in the NHS & local government 

  • Expanded her coaching tools & began Ann’s Coaching Toolkit

  • Continued with well-led reviews for a mental health trust & a large NHS hospital

  • Completed her six-year term as a non-executive director on the Board of the University of Kent


  • Continued to grow her strong reputation as a coach 

  • Kept building strong networks & relationships in the health & social care system

  • Developed her niche in coaching senior people facing a change of circumstances at work

  • Project managed an exciting home building project


  • Developed her approach to team coaching 

  • Delivered team coaching for two organisations

  • Approached to carry out a Board review for a national charity

  • Regularly sort out to coach recently promoted directors


  • In March moved immediately to coaching virtually

  • The arrival of Jessie the Sealyham Terrier

  • Offered pro bono coaching to the local NHS & Social Services to support the system through Covid-19 

  • Produce & delivered a coaching webinar for managers in the care sector


  • Refocused her coaching offer

  • Attracted more clients in her niche areas of 

    • Coaching new directors

    • Helping to overcome setbacks at work

    • Interview coaching for a new job

  • Her coaching tool “Celebrating Achievement” published in the book We Coach


  • Through personal experience recognised her skills in navigating the health & social care system & added this to her coaching offer

  • Expanded her coaching practice

  • Jessie Sealyham qualifies as a Pets As Therapy Dog & begins visits in local mental health services

  • Became the local voluntary area coordinator for Pets As Therapy 


  • Ann is an established & respected executive coach

  • Her practice is enhanced by her knowledge & understanding of health & local government

  • She has developed a strong reputation for supporting people who work in complex & challenging environments

Ann's Journey

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