The Hobbs Consultancy was founded by certified professional coach and MBTI® Practitioner Roxanne Hobbs, who has managing partner level experience in one of the top 10 London media agencies. All of our coaches have held senior positions and are CTI trained and accredited by the ICF or AC. We all receive regular supervision to ensure that we provide the best possible service at all times.
Find out more about our team below.
ROXANNE HOBBS CPCC PCC DWF CDTLF Diploma of Applied NLP: Autism Coaching
"I founded The Hobbs Consultancy because of a deep-seated belief that the advertising industry had to, and could, do better to support women. Whilst this journey began with supporting women, and gender diversity, it has become clear to me that diversity is about so much more than gender.
I believe that creating more diversity in the workplace is going to lead to greater creativity, innovation and problem solving. Put simply, we reduce the risk of group think. It also enhances efficiency - operating from a place of bias is simply inefficient. More and more, clients are asking their suppliers what they are doing to support diversity and inclusivity in their organisations. This makes business sense”
LISA WESTBURY CPCC PCC ORSCC
Specialism: Systems & organisational change
"I worked in Government Communications in the noughties where they were spearheaded diversity and unconscious bias training - it was part of Opportunity for All. I always thought it was an important issue to tackle from a social perspective - but I wasn't sure how it would reach across the different business sectors. Since working as a leadership and team coach (last 6/7 years) I've seen how fundamental it is to doing business differently, to how we can evolve as humans and make a difference in business.”
DORIT NOBLE CPCC PCC ORSCC
Specialism: Managing change and systems awareness
“Change is everywhere in our lives. Sometimes we courageously choose to make an important change, (career, home, relationships) other times life throws us onto a rollercoaster and says, ’buckle up and get ready for the ride’! Systems awareness means being able to notice signals that are pointing to change in the moment. As a visionary leader, we read those signals well ahead of the organisation and are able to bring others with us. On a personal level, it means being able to navigate - sometimes very difficult change in our work & life -with dynamic ease.”
DEREK APPAU ICF ACC
Specialism: Developing rising stars
“I am all about helping you have a more fulfilling life and career. I’m passionate about human potential, personal development and the psychology of success. We are all born with natural talents and enormous potential to excel. The reality is, excellence takes relentless dedication, practice, feedback and support. Coaching can play a vital part in this process. I thrive as a coach. I’m extremely dedicated to mastering my craft and supporting others on their journey.”
SONIA CALVO CPCC ACC CDWF
Specialism: Corporate coaching
“Having witnessed the impact of coaching and the benefits it can give us, I was curious to learn more which lead me on the path to becoming a co-active coach. I got to experience coaching and it opened my awareness to who I really was and what I really wanted from life and having the tools to work through any barriers. This is what gets me up in the morning in supporting others become alive by understanding themselves better and having a deep awareness of what they want from life and supporting these people with their journey.”
IAIN CHRISTIE AC DWF
Specialism: Transformative conflict resolution
“Having transitioned from the conventional and establishment worlds of government and law, to the more creative and expressive worlds of facilitation and performance, I strongly believe in our power to transform who we are in our unending pursuit to fulfil our potential. I know only too well the resistances and obstacles to change and believe that any real growth starts from within. This applies to our attitudes to diversity and inclusivity as in any other area."
HARRIET MINTER CPCC
Specialism: Female leadership
"I absolutely believe that if you have a diversity problem then you have a business problem. As our world becomes more global it becomes more important than ever to open our eyes to people who differ from us and find ways to harness all the talent out there. I started my career in diversity as a journalist for the Guardian, focusing on women and work, but as I learned more I realised that it's an issue that affects all of us regardless of gender. Unless we can create truly diverse workplaces we stop everyone from bringing their whole selves to work and limit their potential brilliance.”
HILARY LEES CPCC ACC
Specialism: Emotional wellbeing and resilience
“Throughout my career, both as a coach and a former mental health clinician, I have championed diversity and inclusion - I can’t bear to see people being limited by the roles, ‘labels’ or circumstances they find themselves in and their talents go to waste. I believe everyone has a unique contribution to bring to the world and as a Coach I am passionate about enabling people to overcome any limiting stories or situations that get in their way so they can take control, embrace their uniqueness, stand in their power, and confidently step up with their authentic gifts and talents to make a difference in the work that they do.”
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