Hi, I’m Ann. I’m a coach based in the UK. I am so delighted to be able to bring my coaching experience to Thriving Autistic to support others who arrive late at their autistic identity. I know how frustrating it can be to feel in a parallel universe to the majority over a lifetime.
Just two months before my 70th birthday in 2021, I finally received my Autism diagnosis. I am now proud and relieved to identify as autistic, and glad to begin to understand why I had often struggled, and sometimes felt an outsider, despite a successful career and loving relationships.
I’ve been a coach since 2003, specialising in leadership, especially what I call quiet leadership, and recovery from workplace bullying, which I experienced early in my career. I worked with managers and professionals in the in the public, not-for-profit and private sectors, and as private clients. In 2010, I published a self-coaching book for people who needed a path to recovery from workplace bullying. I was previously in HR.
I “retired” at the end of 2016, after a spell of burnout following the deaths of my parents, but I’ve missed coaching, and am thrilled to be back.
I hold a Diploma in Advanced Executive Coaching from the Academy of Executive Coaching (AoEC) in the UK, a coaching diploma with distinction from the Coaching Academy, and have continued to develop my skills over the years. I’m a member of the Association for Coaching.
At Thriving Autistic, I’ll be ‘meeting’ especially with people who have been diagnosed later in life. Your session can be as flexible or as structured as you like and prefer. It’s for you to explore how your diagnosis sits with you, those early ‘aha’ moments, and what your next steps might be, or anything else that you’d like to tease out.
If you would like to have your post-diagnosis follow-up session with me, please email email@example.com to book your slot or book yourself in on my scheduler. I’m currently available on Friday mornings.