i’m Jane Maitland. I’ve been fascinated by the “What do you want to do when you grow up?” question since I could walk. I spent much of my life trying to figure that out via a career in politics, the media and management consulting, before training as an executive coach twenty years ago with organisations that include Birkbeck, Tavistock Consulting, Time to Think, Bath Consulting, Sandler Consulting and the Coaches Training Institute.
The focus of my coaching has largely been around career transition and communications (particularly helping complex organisations communicate complicated stuff). A cancer diagnosis in my late 40s heightened my awareness that life is short and precious, and focused my work towards helping others work out the answers to the question: What do you want to do with the time that you have?
My clients include Shell, Unilever, AstraZeneca, GSK, Baker Tilly and Willis Towers Watson, as well as Comic Relief, the NHS, Red Cross, Cherie Blair Foundation, Pears Foundation and the Lymphoma Association. I hold an MA in Politics and Philosophy from Edinburgh and another in Creative Writing from Goldsmiths. I’m accredited through APECS (the Association of Professional and Executive Coaching and Supervision). I’m on the Board of APECS and am also Vice-Chair of the wonderful New Brewery Arts in Cirencester. I’m happily married to an academic, Robert; own the best wire fox terrier in the world, and live and work in Gloucestershire and London.