Partners & Associates

Jackee Holder

An interaction with a brilliant coach in her early career was what set Jackee Holder on her journey to becoming a coach. The mix of questions, and the quality of her listening and presence took her breath away. She realised she wanted to be that person for others. Here, she shares her own coaching path

Since embarking on my coaching career, I’ve worked with an incredible array of clients. They include high-performing creative leaders, those seeking purpose and meaning, women and racially diverse executives, as well as emerging leaders yet to hone their leadership style.

As a coach, I am creative, intuitive and ‘in the moment’, known for being funny yet thought-provoking.

I promote emotional, psychological and emotional wellbeing, and advocate and champion the therapeutic benefits of journaling as a self-directed wellbeing practice – inspired by nature, trees and working outside.

My favourite questions to ask my clients include ‘what would make you feel really great on the inside?’, ‘what would a wise ancient tree have to say?’, and ‘when have things been better – and what made the difference?’. These tend to open people’s minds to give deeper insights into themselves.

My clients have described my workshops as one of the best they’ve ever attended, a highlight of their leadership programme, and say ‘we just want more of you, Jackee!’

When not coaching, I love to ride my Green Goddess bike, and go for long walks along the Thames path in south west London. I also practice what I preach, and love journaling and reading.

Causes close to my heart include climate change, race equality, mental health and wellbeing talks.

Certifications and qualifications

  • Masters in Personal Development and Creative Writing
  • Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Coaching Supervision
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Executive Coaching
  • Certificate in Organisational Systemic Practice
  • BA Government and Politics

Our Coaches

Our diverse team is united by the values that underpin positive psychology. We’ve worked alongside each other for many years, drawing on a wealth of industry experience, skills, compassion and strength.

Together, we are committed to coaching leaders to realise their full potential. In the first instance, you will have an initial matching call with our Founder and CEO Fiona Parashar, who will determine you coaching needs – and the right coach for you.

Fiona Parashar

Fiona set up Leadership Coaching in 2000, driven to use her corporate experience and academic background to make a positive difference to leaders, executives and women in business. Here, she shares her coaching journey, her favourite type of client, and even a few of her guilty pleasures...

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Sue Hartley

A child is walking along a beach. She sees a star fish washed up on the shore, picks it up, throws it back into the sea and says “I made a difference to that one”.
Making a positive difference, albeit on an individual basis, is what inspired Sue to become a coach. Here, she shares more about her work and approach…

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Dr. Lucy Ryan

Twenty-five years ago, when she was still acting and singing, Lucy suffered from acute stage fright. A coach saved her, guiding her through the fear. It left her intrigued to learn more and marked the start of a long journey into coaching that still inspires her today

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Mia Kennedy

How did Mia become a coach? After being promoted into a big important job and receiving coaching, she thought – ‘man, this is helpful’. And then – ‘this is the job I was made to do’. Here, she shares how her career change has impacted her life – and the lives of her clients.

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Sharon Charlton-Thomson

If you feel ready to work at depth, Sharon may be the coach for you. Sharon is a Coach/Therapist and has worn both hats for 25 years. She helps clients who want to explore and reshape their leadership ready to meet the challenges of today’s transforming world.

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Ruth Rochelle

“She doesn’t judge or tell you what the answer should be, but she opens up your mind to the range of possibilities”. This wonderful feedback gives just a glimpse into Ruth’s coaching style. Here, she shares what got her into coaching, and her favourite client to work with.

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Sandra Visser

Sandra worked as one of my closest associates for about a decade before moving to Boulder, Colorado. Now she travels back a few times a year to deliver the Coaching Intensive training with me. She also offers Vision Days for the lucky few who can catch her whilst she is in the UK.

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Jim Godfrey

“There’s no point beating about the bush!” This informal but direct approach pretty much sums up Jim’s’s style of coaching. And it’s a tack appreciated by clients who want to shake things up. Here, he shares what he loves about coaching…

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