Ola is an experienced organisational development consultant and coach with over 15 years international business experience gained both as a consultant and internal practitioner. A significant part of her career has been spent working in the retail industry where posts held included, Head of Learning and Head of Organisation Development for Aurora Fashions one of Europe’s largest fashion retailers. Her emphasis throughout her career has been on creating programs and environments that allow people and organisations the space and opportunity to challenge current thinking and discover and apply untapped strengths and resources. Her experience has included developing and delivering pioneering Leadership development frameworks, establishing and restructuring development functions and teams, creating culture and performance stabilising programmes during times of change, and designing coaching interventions. She has presented in the UK, Europe and Africa as well as contributed to many think tanks on leadership and change. Recent clients include Aurora Fashions, Research Council, ITV, Fenn Wright Manson, and EAT.
Ola’s approach to coaching to support individuals, teams, and organisations to handle the personal side of change – the transition phase, to be less disruptive and more productive. Her approach involves focusing on increasing the clients self-awareness and inquiry. Clients describe her style as dynamic, challenging, trust inspiring, emergent, playful and engaging.
Ola has a degree in Biochemistry, a Masters in Bio pharmacy from Kings College and a post graduate certificate in Human Resources from Middlesex University. In addition to her Certificate in Coaching Practice from i-coach academy, she has also complete the NTL Organisational Development Practitioner Programme and in Appreciate Inquiry. She has undertaken further programmes in Leadership and Group Leadership Dynamics and is a qualified NLP, Belbin and Enneagram practitioner.