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Founding Partner, Executive Coach & Consultant


Nell is a qualified Executive Coach and UKCP accredited psychoanalytic psychotherapist. Based in London Nell works as an Executive Coach with Aesara Partners and for INSEAD’s Global Leadership Group, in Fontainebleau, Paris. She has lived and worked in New York, Los Angeles and India and her typical assignments have been to coach professionals 1:1 at Board level or those who are transitioning onto the Board, or to Managing Director, or Partner level.

Nell’s interest in the human elements of organisation grew from her ten-year career in investment banking. After graduating from Cambridge with a double first in Social and Political Sciences, Nell joined Goldman Sachs’s Equity Division as an institutional equity sales trader both in London (where she went on to be Executive Director) and New York (VP), and in 2001 as Managing Director and member of the Board of Investec Securities UK where she led the institutional sales and trading side of the business. At Investec, as part of Organizational Development, Nell began work as an internal coach. Inspired by the experience, she left banking in 2004 to train as a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist at The Bowlby Centre in London.

Nell’s main area of industry focus is in retail and investment banks and other professional services, such as magic circle law firms and consulting. Over the past 5 years, she has more than 4000 hours of coaching. Nell has coached Managing Director and above, including C Suite Executives. Over the past 3 years, she has been the Executive Coach to RBS’ Bank Exco. Her key themes are relationships with the board, relationships within the executive team, business strategy and performance, career transitions, people leadership. As a psychotherapist, she has also been involved in crisis situations and where mental health issues are present. The vast majority of her coaching work has been in financial services including retail, banking, commercial/corporate banking, fintech and neobanks, investment banking, equity, fixed income and commodity sales and trading, hedge funds, asset management and wealth. (Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan, Barclays, RBS, Exane BNP Paribas, Nomura, Artemis, DE Shaw, Jane Street, EDF Trading, Freshfields, Linklaters, KPMG).

Nell is a member of UKCP, BACP and The Bowlby Centre. She is EMCC and ICF accredited. She is currently receiving 1:1 supervision from Susie Orbach and group supervision from Helga St Blaize (both UKCP accredited Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists).
Nell is particularly interested in attachment and relational issues in the workplace as well as resilience and diversity issues at work. Nell has worked extensively with Imposter Syndrome and with re-boarding women back into work after maternity leave.



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