Meet the team

Anna Heywood

  • Incisive
  • Understanding
  • Relaxed

Anna blends a relaxed, approachable style with perceptive, incisive questioning rooted in a deep understanding of human nature. Her clients are quick to trust her and quick to get to the heart of whatever topics they bring to the table. She finds her passion for life-long learning is met in equal measures by her work and her role as a parent.

Anna Heywood

Anna is a Chartered Organisational Psychologist, working as an executive coach and facilitator, specialising in leadership development for individuals, groups, teams and organisations. She spends much of her time working with directors, chief executives and their leadership teams to improve organisational capability, culture and performance. She also trains and supervises other coaches and has helped numerous organisations to adopt a coaching culture.

Anna has a particular passion for helping leaders and teams navigate the volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous nature of their organisations. She is inherently curious about what makes people tick and why we behave in the ways we do, so she brings both psychological understanding and an appreciation of the commercial realities of organisational life. Hence her focus on aligning individuals’ and teams’ development agendas to the needs of the organisation as a whole, to ensure everyone gets a return on their investment and sees evidence of improved performance.

  • One-to-one and team coaching, up to and including CEO & Executive Leadership Teams
  • Designing, managing & delivering leadership development programmes, across sectors
  • Training and supervising business / coaches
  • Enabling organisations and leaders to adopt a coaching style of leadership
  • Facilitating leadership development programmes – including workshops on change management, resilience, performance management, conflict management and enhancing relationships with key stakeholders
  • Leading action learning sets to encourage self-directed learning
  • Chartered Occupational Psychologist
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Business and Executive Coaching
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Coaching Supervision
  • Action Learning Set training up to MSc level
  • MSc Organisational Psychology
  • BSc (Hons) in Psychology
  • BPS Level A and B Certificates of Competence in Occupational Testing (qualified in 16PF5, MBTI, FIRO-B, CPI, Benchmarks 360)
  • Member of the HCPC and Division of Occupational Psychology

Career Highlights

Consulting and facilitating to enable organisational transformation in an FMCG company

Designing, managing and delivering a leadership development programme for around 160 senior leaders, including the CEO and his Executive team, undergoing significant change and restructure

Designing and delivering postgraduate coach-training programmes accredited through Leeds Metropolitan University & the EMCC

Facilitating partnership working at executive director level across organisational boundaries, including local authorities, NHS trusts, the voluntary sector and police

Developing coaching cultures within several public and private sector organisations, including coaching skills training, up-skilling leaders to ‘train the trainers’ and establishing action learning programmes

Other team members

Richard Boston
  • Strategic
  • Inventive
  • Ally
Richard, LeaderSpace’s Managing Director, has a special interest in the systemic issues facing teams and organisations, and is passionate about helping leaders, their teams and their organisations fulfil their potential. His love of learning and wide experience ensures he always brings fresh insight to every project. To relax he runs up and down muddy hills.
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Bernard Cooke
  • Insightful
  • Provocative
  • Humour
Bernard is a Chartered Business Psychologist and accredited executive coach – and often works as a supervisor to other coaches. He has a dry, self-deprecating sense of humour and a unique way of challenging that provokes insight rather than defensiveness. His special interests include resilience and red wine.
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Sarah Mast
  • Generative
  • Wise
  • Energised
Sarah is an experienced organisational development consultant. She is famed for being quick to grasp exactly what clients need, is bags of fun and has boundless enthusiasm. She thrives in any lively or challenging environment.
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Shefali Sharma
  • Passionate
  • Warm
  • Supportive
Shefali is highly knowledgeable in psychology and emotional intelligence, and sees right to the core of issues. She is a Chartered Psychologist with a special interest in neuroscience. Shefali has an insatiable appetite for learning and is a warm, giving person. She has helped rear lions and tigers – and has the scars to prove it.
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Natasha Graham
  • Perceptive
  • Attentive
  • Organised
Natasha combines rigorous ethical standards with a highly perceptive interpersonal style. Her passion lies in uncovering authenticity in individuals, teams and organisations to enable true change and continuous growth. Her love of the countryside and her personal discipline in practicing ballet keeps her on her toes outside of work.
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Hanane Gamhiouen
  • Creative
  • Immersive
  • Fun
Hanane helps people and organisations to be their best selves in times of uncertainty and change. When she’s not working with clients she’s travelling the world immersing herself in indigenous cultures, experimenting with non-ordinary states of consciousness or in warm waters scuba diving.
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Claire Davey
  • Centred
  • Holistic
  • Enabling
Claire brings diversity of thought and experience, wonderful vitality and a great sense of humour. Her warmth and compassion help her clients quickly feel safe, enabling them to bring their whole selves to the work they’re doing together.
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Anna Crollick
  • Kind
  • Supportive
  • Astute
Anna is passionate about enabling people to find greater clarity of purpose, meaning and happiness at work. Her approach is rooted in psychological rigour and insight. She’s also fascinated by the impact visual images can have on coaching and often draws on art-based approaches to enable more profound awareness and impact.
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Sarah Perrott
  • Pragmatic
  • Energetic
  • Commercial
Sarah is energetic and positive, with a warm, engaging style and a focus on values. She helps create the energy and self-belief that enables senior leaders to grow and succeed. She loves walking along the River Thames and is passionate about yoga, aiming to maintain flexibility in body, mind and spirit!
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Ken Rowley
  • Friendly
  • Thoughtful
  • Questioning
Ken is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist, who loves helping people gain greater meaning and happiness from their work. He has a passion for life-long learning and a drive to support others in their developmental journeys. He loves to use stories to bring concepts to life and to engage his audience.
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Angelina Bennet
  • Rigorous
  • Warm
  • Curious
Angelina is known for her innovative approach to developing effective, productive leaders and her award-winning change leadership. While her work is rigorously backed by research, she engages with a combination of perceptive questioning and a warm, personable, non-judgemental style. As a music obsessive, when not at a gig, Angelina can be found playing guitar, practising yoga or tap dancing.
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Jabiz Parvardin
  • Energising
  • Inclusive
  • Soul
Jab has a huge passion for helping people become the best they can be. He is an engaging natural communicator, skilled in getting teams excited about positive change. He’s a keen golfer and lover of sport. He also loves exploring different cultures and creative arts.
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