Meet the team

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.

Claire Davey

Claire works in the UK and internationally as an executive coach, supervisor and development consultant. She spent 12 years working full-time for Deloitte, where she led the coaching and leadership development agenda. Her responsibilities there included C-suite succession and transition, executive team development and development journeys for those leading leaders across the business. Outside of Deloitte, her clients have included Novartis and other life sciences firms, the UK’s NHS, the education sector, Harlequins and Saracens Rugby Football Clubs, professional athletes and The Carers Trust.

She enjoys pushing the boundaries of coaching in all its forms to keep people at their leading edge help them deliver the best for their people, clients and the wider stakeholder groups. She is deeply committed to the coaching profession as a whole. She is a previous Chair of the European Mentoring & Coaching Council in the UK and has contributed to books on the subject. Examples include the CIPD’s Building and Sustaining a Coaching Culture and Routledge’s 101 Supervision Techniques, Approaches Enquiries and Experiments. She’s also a qualified yoga teacher, which feeds her centred, holistic approach to her work.

  • One-to-one coaching, including executive transitions
  • Team coaching, including helping teams articulate and communicate a compelling narrative that engages and inspires their people and stakeholders
  • Facilitating leadership programmes and action learning sets
  • Helping leaders upgrade their mental operating systems
  • Creating sustained improvements in commitment, well-being and performance
  • Helping clients find the courage to dig deep, make tough decisions and transform their teams and organisations
  • Training design – from entire curriculums to individual development programmes
  • Helping clients shrewdly navigate their own internal politics
  • Accredited Master Coach with EMCC Global
  • Certificates in Team Coaching and Systemic Team Coaching
  • Certificate in Coaching Supervision, including supervising across cultures
  • One of the UK’s few certified teachers in Integrative Restoration
  • Certified Practitioner of Immunity to Change with Teams and Individuals
  • Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
  • Member of British Association Sports and Exercise Science (BASES)
  • Advanced Practitioner in the Global Leadership Profile
  • BPS Level A and B Certificates of Competence in Occupational Testing

Career Highlights

Partnering with two Premiership Rugby clubs to equip the teams’ coaches with skills from the world of executive coaching

Building executive development from the ground up across Deloitte Northwest Europe, to meet the needs of multiple stakeholders from a range of cultures, including CEO and Chair succession

Playing a key role in creating a coaching culture at Deloitte, including leading on the selection and cutting-edge development of the firm’s internal and external coaches

Serving as Chair, Non-executive Director and Governor on the European Mentoring & Coaching Council

Pushing boundaries to radically transform a school’s sports curriculum and the lives of the children involved

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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Anna Heywood
  • Incisive
  • Understanding
  • Relaxed
Anna blends a relaxed, approachable style with perceptive, incisive questioning rooted in a deep understanding of human nature. She finds her passion for life-long learning is met in equal measures by her work and her role as a parent.
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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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