Angela Blacklaw


Angela has many years of experience in personal and organisational development, leadership, change, wellbeing and resilience from entry through to the strategic levels of organisations, predominantly in a wide range of public sector organisations. Before launching her own company she held a series of senior positions in the civil service, most recently as the Head of Talent Development at the Department of Health.

Angela’s coaching focuses on an appreciative and integral approach. She believes wholeheartedly that people are the experts on themselves, that usually they don’t need advice or other people’s ideas, that they have within them all the knowledge, skill and ability they need in order to move forward, and what they may need is help to reveal and access those resources consciously. She also facilitates action learning sets and is experienced in a variety of training methodologies including accelerated learning techniques.

Angela is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, holds a Certificate in Organisation Development from the NTL Institute, an MSc in Human Resource Management from South Bank University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Training Management from the University of Wolverhampton. She is a Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming and a Practitioner of Hypnotherapy and Time Line Therapy and experienced in the use of Archetypal Branding and Appreciative Inquiry. Angela is also the voluntary Chair of the HR Committee at the Westminster Society for People with Learning Disabilities.

A contemporary musician, as a soul/jazz/blues singer she writes, performs and records her own material and recently completed the Diploma in Jazz and Popular Music Studies at Goldsmiths College, and the Diploma in Songwriting at the Institute for Contemporary Music Performance.