AESARA PARTNERS STRENGTHENS COACHING BENCH IN LONDON WITH ANNA KIUKAS-PEDERSEN JOINING AS PARTNER


Aesara Partners is delighted to announce that Anna Kiukas-Pedersen will be joining its team of esteemed coaches. Prior to becoming an executive coach, Anna was an economist with wide-ranging experience in the financial services industry where she honed her business and finance acumen. She was consistently ranked top 3 in external client assessments for emerging markets equity strategy at Merrill Lynch in London. Later, Anna held several positions at the Financial Services Authority (FSA), including managing the macro-prudential policy and analysis team and advising the top management at the FSA during the 2008 banking crisis.


Anna’s incisive and pragmatic coaching style catalyses change in leaders and their teams. Her work over the last decade as executive coach and leadership counsellor spans from SME founders, owners and CEOs to C-1 in large complex organisations. Anna quickly helps clients to develop a clear view of their strengths and liabilities both at individual and team level, resulting in increased leadership effectiveness, productivity, and profitability.


Anna thrives in developing business leaders to become effective coaches and runs highly successful and popular leadership programmes as well as the ‘Train the Trainer’ programmes underpinning them. Her skills as team coach and coach trainer have earnt her a Global Faculty position in CRR Global, one of the pre-eminent team coaching schools, and she regularly trains coaches in Europe, Asia and Africa. Anna is a Professional Certified Coach (awarded by the International Coaching Federation), and certified practitioner of The Leadership Circle 360 and EQ-i 2.0 tools.


‘I am excited to work alongside so many accomplished, passionate and creative coaches at Aesara,’ says Anna, ‘and am particularly interested in working with clients on helping to make their leadership teams more effective – working out collaboratively how teams can be greater than the sum of their parts and implementing that in their cultures and systems.’


Aesara Founding Partner, Nell Montgomery is thrilled to welcome Anna to the bench, ‘Anna’s experience both as a coach and as an industry leader brings yet more expertise and breadth to our offering, not least in her deep understanding of working in many diverse contexts and cultures. We are very excited to work with Anna.’


Originally from Finland, Anna comes to Aesara after ten years in Singapore and fifteen years before that in London. Anna is highly adept in working in diverse, multicultural teams and contexts, and she speaks five European languages and a smattering of Singlish. She has Masters in Economics from the University of Cambridge and Masters in Finance from London Business School.

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ANNA KIUKAS-PEDERSEN - BIOGRAPHY

anna.kiukas-pedersen@aesarapartners.com m. +44 7490 173938


Anna’s incisive and pragmatic coaching style catalyses change in leaders and their teams. Her work over the last decade as executive coach and leadership counsellor spans from SME founders, owners and CEOs to C-1 in large complex organisations. Anna quickly helps clients to develop a clear view of their strengths and liabilities both at individual and team level, resulting in increased leadership effectiveness, productivity, and profitability.


Anna thrives in developing business leaders to effective coaches and runs highly effective and popular leadership programmes as well as the ‘Train the Trainer’ programmes underpinning them. Her skills as team coach and coach trainer have earnt her a Global Faculty position in CRR Global, one of the preeminent team coaching schools, and she regularly trains coaches in Europe, Asia and Africa. Anna is a Professional Certified Coach (awarded by the International Coaching Federation), and certified practitioner of The Leadership Circle 360 and EQ-i 2.0 tools.


Anna’s first career as economist with wide-ranging experience in the financial services industry honed her business and finance acumen. She was consistently ranked top-3 in external client assessments for emerging markets equity strategy at Merrill Lynch in London. Later, Anna held several positions at the Financial Services Authority (FSA), including managing the macro-prudential policy and analysis team and advising the top management at the FSA during the 2008 banking crisis. She has Masters in Economics from University of Cambridge and Masters in Finance from London Business School.


Anna is a citizen of the world and highly accomplished in working in diverse, multicultural teams and contexts having spent 15 years in the UK and 10 years in Asia. Anna speaks 5 European languages and a smattering of Singlish.


"I really liked the environment you had set up and how you made everyone so open-minded and helpful towards one another, it was an environment that was not easy to come by. The environment allowed me to be comfortable exploring sides of myself that I was not aware of”

(Team coaching client)


“The title Catalyst suits Anna! She is incisive, inspiring, challenging, packaged together with a big loving heart and personality. It is because she cares deeply that she is able to give the most needed feedback for individuals to break through and grow.”

(GM of multinational energy company)


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