Emma helps creative leaders and teams become more conscious, connected and confident so that they flourish in business and life with authenticity and joy.
Hugely passionate about people potential and creativity, Emma understands why many design leaders and teams need support. She brings 30+ years of practice in a range of marketing and leadership roles combined with MD agency experience, strategic clarity, intuition and love for her work as an Exec Leadership & Team Coach.
Areas of expertise
|People:||Coaching • Staff development & training plans • Mentoring • Training|
|Business processes:||Business strategy & planning|
|Marketing:||Marketing strategy & planning|
Experience in the design industry
Design industry experience: 20+ years
Emma founded her independent consultancy back in 2006 with the intention of helping creative agencies flourish. Since then she has worked with hundreds of creatives, leaders and agencies, understanding the pressures of agency life and the sensitivities, insecurities, strengths and gifts of those working within it.
Previously, Emma was MD of the award-winning Bristol agency Home so has first-hand experience of managing all aspects of an agency. Emma established the design start-up incubator space Spike Design and was Chair of the West of England design forum, raising the profile of the value of design and connecting designers with inspiration and information. She was also one of the original Design Council Associates delivering workshops to SMEs as part of The Design programme.
Recent work includes: Leadership Development programme for BBC UX&D Creative Directors, Team & Exec Leadership Coaching programme for BBCiPlayer & Sounds Leadership Teams, Organisation Development programme of training and coaching for all staff at The Crafts Council, strategic visioning plan for regionally based design agencies.
International Coaching Federation
Colin Burns, Senior Director, Apple
Rebecca Price, Frank, Bright & Abel
Gideon Wilkinson, Endpoint
Jonathan Sands, OBE, Elmwood
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