Coaching Leaders

to Success

Coaching Leaders

to Success

Who we are

We are activators of leadership potential.

We are coaching professionals who work with companies and private clients globally. We help build leadership capabilities within organisations and within people. As coaches, we collaborate with our clients to harness their full potential by developing, utilising, maintaining and improving skills that empower and enable them to achieve goals through focused and deliberate actions with intent, with influence, and with clarity of purpose.

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ROSS EMERSON
MBA, PFP

Managing Director and Executive Coach

With over 30-years of business experience drawing from international roles in Canada, Japan, United Kingdom, Monaco, and India, Ross is an executive coach and consultant well positioned to support senior leaders facing complex challenges. With his breadth of global experience, Ross was selected to be part of a Global Expert Coaching Team for senior executive leaders at some UN Agencies. Ross also provides senior executive coaching and consulting services through the LHHP International Center for Executive Options and the Senior Directors Unit EMEA hub in London.

During a successful career in financial services spanning over 25-years, Ross held senior roles in banking strategy, operational risk management, learning and development, global payments products, corporate sales, wealth management, and enterprise leadership. In 2013 and 2014, Ross won Royal Bank of Canada’s Private Banking Gold Award given to the top enterprise leaders across Canada. Prior to that in 2009 and 2011, Ross won the Barclays Chairman’s award for Individual Contribution to the Monaco and to the Europe regions respectively. In 2002 Ross was privileged to be part of the World Youth Day team organising the visit of Pope John Paul II to Toronto. In 2003 Ross relocated to England and worked as Deputy Fundraising Director at the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and after several years, Ross was headhunted by the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain to join its Executive Committee as Development Director.

Ross has served as Non-Executive Director on the boards of two UK charities in the past, and served on the board for the Canadian Centre for Diversity between 2012 and 2014 as Chair of its Development Committee as well as being Treasurer for a short period. Ross has coached senior professionals across Canada, the UK, and Continental Europe.

Ross is currently enrolled in INSEAD’s Executive Master degree programme in Consulting & Coaching for Change. Ross already holds an MBA in strategy and marketing, BA (Hons) in International Politics, and a Graduate Certificate in International Business Management. Ross successfully completed his UK Investment Management Certificate, the Canadian Securities Course, and holds the Personal Financial Planner designation in Canada. In his spare time, Ross enjoys traveling, writing, cooking, soft jazz, and going to the cinema.

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LISA CHAMELY-AQUI
MS, PCC, PuMP

Associate - Executive Coach and Leadership Facilitator

Lisa Chamely-Aqui, MS, PCC, PuMP is a professional and executive coach and communications specialist. Having worked for 11 years in management and leadership positions with multi-national corporations in her home country of Trinidad and Tobago, her business acumen is enhanced with a global perspective.

Her coaching client-base is industry and culturally diverse. Clients benefit from virtual or face-to-face coaching, depending on geography. Lisa has worked with clients in North America, the Caribbean, Asia Pacific and the United Kingdom. Current clients include executives from Fortune 500 and Forbes Global 2000 organisations.

Lisa’s organisational niche is effective group facilitation. She works with Boards and executive teams to strategically plan, prioritise and move to action. She also helps new or inexperienced non-profit Boards lift the governance bar from micro-management to higher deliverables aligned with their mission-specific focus.

For individual clients, Lisa is a proactive partner for executives, entrepreneurs and professionals who want to be taken seriously and make a real difference in their environment. Lisa builds trust easily with people, and empowers them to find and effectively use their authentic voice. Senior executives and entrepreneurs value Lisa as a sounding board for her integrity, confidentiality and objectivity. Her value proposition is: “I inspire you to get where you want to go.” Lisa gained an MS in Management and Administrative Sciences, concentrating in Organisational Development, as well as a Graduate Certificate in Executive and Professional Coaching from the University of Texas at Dallas. She is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) in good standing with the International Coach Federation (ICF). She is also PuMP Certified in Performance Measures through the Balanced Scorecard Institute.

Lisa draws her mantra, “To whom much is given, much is expected” and is an active community volunteer. She has benefited from the teaching and wisdom of high-caliber, professional and personal mentors throughout her life. She is further buoyed by the unconditional support of a loving spouse and joyous presence of a young daughter.

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PAUL MINX
MA

Associate - Executive Coach and Leadership Facilitator

Paul Minx has spent over 16 years in senior positions in global financial service firms, most recently as Head of Leadership and Talent Development at Morgan Stanley. He has also coached over 200 senior executives in a variety of financial service firms. He has worked in and held line management responsibilities in investment banking, technology and the HR business areas.

Prior to his work experience he graduated with a Master’s from Yale University. He also holds a certificate in executive coaching from Oxford Brookes University and a certificate in organisational effectiveness from Roffey Park in the UK. He is certified in Hogan, MBTI and Firo-B, among other psychological instruments. Besides executive coaching he also team coaches and helps executives prepare for important presentations. He is passionate about diversity.

Paul is a senior facilitator in UBS’ Ascent leadership programme, the Citibank MD Leadership programme, the RBS Women in Leadership Programme and the Nomura MD Leadership Programme. Paul has also lectured at Columbia University in New York and spoken at corporate events.

In his work with business leaders he prides himself on bringing together the multiple components of leadership, strategy and commercial effectiveness.

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ANNELISE PESA
MA, LLB

Associate - Executive Coach and Leadership Facilitator

Annelise is passionate about forging leaders, helping her clients maximise their potential, reach authentic goals and develop resilience. Annelise coaches executives and professionals in the City, in both English and Italian. Her clients are typically top tier law firms and financial institutions and Annelise helps them to successfully optimise clients’ chances of partnership and promotion, increase visibility and performance, maximising time management to avoid burn out, consolidate leadership skills, clarify roles or make career transitions. She has also works with small business leaders to help with establishment and confidence issues.

Annelise is a Meyler Campbell Business Coach Programme graduate, accredited by AC and EMCC. She is a Member of the Association of Coaching and a member of the British Psychological Society (Special Coaching Group). She is also a qualified Neuro Linguist Programming Practitioner and has completed the Nancy Kline Foundation Course- Facilitation. Annelise holds a Magna Cum Laude Law Degree from the University of Rome and a Master in Banking and Finance Law from the University of London. She has worked as an international banking and finance lawyer for law firms Clifford Chance, Linklaters and Alliance, and for almost a decade was Head of Italy Legal for Morgan Stanley.

She is currently pursuing BPS accredited studies in positive psychology, positive coaching and positive leadership and an accreditation in R2 Strength Profile. Annelise speaks in conferences on a variety of subjects and has been a Facilitator both at the Pre-Summit and the Summit of the 2016 WBECS which has been voted one of the best on line executive coaching conference in the last few years.

Why we are doing this

Investing in leadership potential is one of the most important things that can be done to increase performance and productivity but it is also one of the most overlooked in today’s society. Developing the skills and capabilities to lead effectively and to succeed takes vision, work, and commitment.

We’ve experienced the power of coaching and understand what an effective tool coaching can be to help people achieve their goals and become better leaders. Coaches helped us harness our own capabilities and grow both professionally and personally while developing the skills necessary to take ownership to succeed in complex and demanding environments globally. Now we want to help others to develop into the leaders we know they can be and activate their own leadership capability.

“We are passionate about helping people become better leaders by working with them to develop personalised leadership strategies and inspiring action plans so they can achieve success.”

--Ross Emerson, MBA, PFP. Founder, R. E. Leadership Coaching & Consulting

Why choose us

Experience
Capability
Credibility
Results
Passion

Track record of success

  • Ross is an outstanding coach and consultant. His vast breadth of experience, both professionally and geographically, enable him to have unique perspectives on situations and he approaches problem solving in a strategic and comprehensive way. He really takes the time to listen and understand the root of any challenge being faced and he has a well-developed ability to see several steps forward and anticipate possible outcomes. His recommendations are actionable because Ross has already considered potential consequences and can see multiple contingencies that can be implemented if needed. He is extremely organized and disciplined and his structured approach combined with a very strong passion for helping people give me a high degree of comfort in his methodologies and professionalism. He has excellent communication skills and is an eloquent and articulate speaker and coach/trainer. I highly recommend Ross to anyone needing coaching to overcome challenges they are facing, or to companies that want to invest in the leadership development of their employees.

    --Tony Peccia, Managing Director, Citigroup and Chief Risk Officer, Citibank Canada

  • When I decided to move forward with the start-up, I was excited about finally becoming my own boss and taking control of my future success.  But shortly after I could see that I might soon be overwhelmed unless I found someone who would quickly understand how I wanted to move forward and help me do this.  I contacted Ross to see if he could help and after an initial meeting to discuss how we could work together I had a high degree of comfort and confidence about Ross and his coaching services.  What I really found helpful is the thoughtful and structured approach Ross takes.  He really tries to get to know his clients and genuinely understand what they are trying to achieve before making suggestions of any sort.  He listened to me and understood what I was trying to accomplish. His approach to coaching clients is collaborative, not prescriptive and that’s just what I needed to help jump-start my venture.  I would definitely recommend Ross to anyone who needs help to get ahead.

    --Simon Woodiwiss, CEO, GetOnatop Ltd

  • I had a successful career as a lawyer in the M&A space, but after many years in the same field it was time for a change. I wanted more out of life and I wanted to continue to grow as a person and as a professional.  I recently made a career change to start a role in wealth management.  I was excited about becoming a private banker and the opportunity to grow my practice while helping high net worth clients with their wealth management needs.  The only thing I underestimated was the time it would take to fully make the transition from lawyer to banker…including having to learn an entirely new field.  Ross coached me on many aspects of the role and provided the necessary support and tools to help accelerate my learning and development as well as keep me organized.  He offered many insightful perspectives to help me put context around some of the challenges I faced in the initial period, and worked with me to develop personal strategies to stay focused on achieving my goals.  His diverse background and great communication and organization skills really helped me see things differently, and I found this to be a great aid in dealing with clients and colleagues alike.  I really felt supported by Ross and appreciated his empathetic and caring approach to helping me with achieving my goals.  He continues to be a great coach, supporter and a trusted confidante.

    --Jennifer Wood, Private Banker, RBC Wealth Management

  • Ross is a lateral thinker with a clear strategy and plan to enable his clients to achieve. He listens carefully and questions situations in a reflective, non-judgmental manner – ever conscientious of the destination of his client.  What I find appealing about Ross and his method of coaching is that it is not limited by academia. Ross has travelled and lived in many parts of the world. His success is not just in the arena of finance but also philanthropy with a diversity of interest in the arts.  Ross has a genuine passion to see his clients succeed in their chosen path and he will walk with them all the way.

    --Lynda O'keeffe, Consultant - London, England

  • Ross is an excellent coach who really sought to understand my needs and the environment in which I operate to best structure and create his programme of mentoring, coaching and interventions. His breadth and depth of executive and NED experience provided enormous value in enabling me to develop in key areas, to quickly identify and achieve goals, and to positively navigate through my desired career path. In terms of his approach, Ross started by building a strong relationship with me that enabled us to get into the candid and high value discussions quickly; much more so than I have experienced previously. It is obvious that Ross has a real passion for his work and takes pleasure from seeing his clients meet their goals. I highly recommend Ross to anyone that wants a professional and effective service that delivers.

    --Les Studholme, Chief of Staff to the Chairman, Sellafield Ltd

  • The one thing I can say with great certainty is that Ross has been pivotal to my career growth. He helped me define what my vision is and that alone has changed everything. I believe a lot of people have a vague idea about what they want to achieve or their career goals which is a great starting point but the idea fades along the way. One needs to have a vision, a definite path and sense of direction with some room for motivation and inspiration for going that extra mile. That is where Ross and his coaching comes in. Ross brings an array of expertise to the table. His methods are unique and very innovative. He knows his job really well and gets straight at it. He is one person who is always observing you and looking for the factors which are hampering your growth and voilà - you are back on track again. I am indeed glad to have had a chance to interact with Ross as a coach and a mentor.

    --Sanket Mehta, Mechanical Engineer, SPIE UK Ltd

  • Every minute of my coaching sessions with Ross has been time very well spent. Ross has an uncanny ability to disarm any hesitancies or pre-conceptions you may have. He approaches each session with a level of empathy and openness that allows it to go wherever it needs to go; while also ensuring he’s strategic and mindful of bringing you back to different goals and objectives. He leverages his breadth of global experience to help his clients self-discover what it is they want to accomplish. Working with Ross increased my self-confidence and motivated me to continue reaching outside of my comfort zone. Without a doubt Ross has been instrumental in my personal development and career growth. I believe the path each of his clients will take is completely different, but the positive results will all be similar. Thank you very much Ross!

    --Kevin Ebert, Regional Director of Credit, RBC Wealth

  • One of the things that for me is very important in a coach is real world experience. For Ross this is evident in the clarity of his coaching and practical solutions which go beyond the clichéd coaching mantras most of us are used to. The corporate landscape is a political minefield and I can’t stress enough how important it is to work with a coach who has been there and understands the nuances of workplace challenges. Most importantly, Ross has a natural coaching talent both in his ability to listen and provide thoughtful guidance, and his positive outlook and professionalism. I would highly recommend Ross for anyone looking to maximise their potential.

    --Aloysius Fekete, Chief Product Officer, AltFi Data Ltd

  • Ross was part of my advisory group when I was in career transition. I chose him because of his level headedness and common sense approach to life. He advised me about setting goals and objectives and had great insights about how to keep the big picture in mind. Ross provided me with examples from his own life about how he thought about his objectives and career planning over a three-year horizon. I would recommend Ross as a coach to help with managing an existing career or thinking through a transition.

    --Karim Karson, Senior Executive, Regulatory Compliance, Enforcement, Licensing, and Operations

What We Do

We help leaders to thrive.

We improve performance by helping our clients develop their leadership capabilities and take ownership and accountability of their own success by applying the tools and insights they learn in our coaching programs. Our methodology uses a mindset, and behaviours approach to determine the best way to achieve client goals and we incorporate a diversity and inclusion element into all our work to determine how best to harness the power of diversity to achieve success. Coaching is about connecting, collaborating, clarifying, crafting, caring, and creating positive momentum. Coaching can be a powerful and effective tool for increasing performance, engagement, and retaining top talent.

what we do

We solve problems for our clients in the following areas:

  • Executive Coaching
    We help senior executives address business performance issues by optimising their unique leadership style and improving team effectiveness.
  • Leadership Development and Training
    We help develop leadership skills and capabilities of senior professionals and high potential employees. We help private clients and entrepreneurs looking for support to realise their goals.
  • Career Transition
    We help senior leaders cope and thrive with their career evolution and develop strategies for lifelong success.
  • Strategic Planning and Innovation
    We design and facilitate bespoke strategy and innovation workshops for your business to address marketplace disruption.
  • Board Effectiveness
    We help Chairmen and Board Directors to improve interpersonal dynamics and teamwork on their boards leading to better decision making and enhanced strategic governance.
  • How Coaching Works

    Coaching is a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires individuals to maximise their personal and professional potential. Coaching is all about taking accountability for your own success.  You do this by applying the tools and insights you'll learn through the coaching process and taking thoughtful and considered action to achieve your goals and understand how to measure your progress. To achieve this, the coach and client collaborate to learn about key strengths and commit to deliberate and meaningful actions that serve a clearly defined purpose. A coach will not solve problems for you, but will help you develop the skills to solve your own problems.

    Coaches are trained to listen, to observe and to be genuinely curious. Coaches clarify things, replaying what you say to make sure you're effectively communicating and encourage you to pinpoint what’s really important. Coaching is all about learning and discovery – uncovering what motivates and inspires you, identifying your key values and beliefs, finding out what gets you stuck and helping you to break through barriers and overcome the challenges you face.

    Coaching will help determine what success looks like and what you need to do to get to where you want to be.  These are the foundations of coaching.  A coach will provide you with the tools to get there. A coach will ask you powerful questions and hold you accountable for your actions.  A coach will help you see new possibilities and help you become the leader you want to be.

  • Benefits of Coaching

    A leadership coach can help you see challenging situations from new perspectives, as well as help you develop the skills you need to address those challenges successfully. Benefits of working with a coach include:

    • accelerated results and increased performance
    • identification of a gap in skills, knowledge or resources
    • increased self-awareness and emotional intelligence
    • clarity of purpose and direction so you can progress
    • empowerment to make breakthroughs and achieve more balance
    • effective utilisation of your strengths to help you succeed
    • ability to lead others more effectively

  • Coaching FAQ

Our Clients

Our clients have come from the following companies:

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    C-Suite senior executive, financial services, risk management
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    Senior professional career pivot – Financial services, Wealth management
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    Various Directors with global remit and accountability
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    Chief product officer, Data information management
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    3 Country Representatives for EMEA region
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    Chief of staff, Nuclear energy industry
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    Strategy Director, global chemical and pharmaceutical company
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    Engineer, technical services industry
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    Group strategy director, Strategy consultancy
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    Group VP Risk Management
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    Entrepreneur, Fintech start-up
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    Senior Partners
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    Director, Skills and Employment
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    Strategy Director - EMEA region
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Get in touch

We look forward to hearing from you