Rebellious Leadership

Executive Coaching For CEO’s And CPO’s Who Are Ready To Change The World Of Work

Leadership Starts From Your Core - Time To Burn The Handbook


Rebellious Leadership

Prioritising your self-care and personal wellbeing
Achieving your goals
Doing things differently
Ditching the rulebook and leading from your core values
Putting People First
Working smarter
Doing the right thing not always having to be right


Executive Coaching for Leaders Aligned To Their Core Values

Executive Coaching packages for CEOs and Chief People Officers who want to change the world of work by leading from their core

Rebellious Leadership Team Development Programmes

Corporate Programmes and Retreats for  Chief People Officers and Senior Leaders

Pioneer Programme

A 12-month group programme for just four people who are ready to lead from their core to change the world of work.


Book me to speak on topics about The World of Work, HR, Leadership and Burnout

Free Audio Resources

From pure relaxation to personal boundaries, overcoming stress and increasing confidence, these free resources, recorded during lockdown, are created just for you.


The Core

Rebellious Leadership is about burning the rulebook and getting you clear on who you are at the core and how by really tapping into this, you can lead more confidently, with more clarity, with more authenticity and with greater presence.

In sports and fitness a strong core helps with overall body strength, allows for better posture and greater flexibility, and yet all too often when it comes to leadership and understanding our self, rather than identifying who we are at the core, we look externally for answers, following rulebooks and frameworks that tell us how we 'should' be as a leader, not who we 'are' as a leader.

If you want to achieve your big goals without sacrificing your personal life or wellbeing, you need to lead from your core and I can help you to make that happen.

Get in touch and let's talk about how we can work together.


Learn More About Me

Since starting my own company in 2014 I've worked with and coached some of the leading HR influencers and People leaders across a global platform, I love the work I do and the impact my clients are able to create.

I was never a 'typical' HR Professional or leader, often making decisions and taking action through intuition rather than data.

As an introvert I didn't really 'fit' the mould of HR, but found that HR was where I belonged for many years.  

Over an eight year period I was promoted seven times, my salary increased by more than £100,000 and yet the more senior I became, the harder it became to work in a way that was aligned to my values due to the environments I was working in.

Ego-driven executive teams, six years of cost saving exercise after cost saving exercise and the HR agenda always being the thing that was missed out of Board meetings when time ran short, after my burnout in 2013 I began to question my role and the work I was doing.  

I knew that if I wanted to change the world of work I needed to start working with leaders who share my mission and vision for a brighter future, who aren't afraid to put in the hard work required to do things differently, and who won't sacrifice their personal lives or wellbeing in making this happen.

I coach time poor, high performing, ambitious and driven CEO's and CPO's to help them achieve their big goals without burning out.

If this is you and you want a Coach who shares your goals and aspirations, let's talk.


“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does”

William James


“I’ve worked with Kelly as my coach since July 2017 and her help and support has been absolutely invaluable.  Kelly has enabled me to develop a greater understanding of my own ownership of each situation I am being coached through and I find it satisfying to come to my own solutions.
Coaching has given me a huge amount of confidence as I now know that I do have ‘the answers’ and I’ve enjoyed working with Kelly to get to these. Not all the solutions I have come up with have worked (far from!) but with Kelly’s direct but supportive approach I’ve been able to then use subsequent coaching sessions with Kelly to reflect on why the solution wasn’t successful and put those leanings’ in to practice for next time.  I’d highly recommend Kelly.”

 Amy Sowinska - Global Head of HR

“Kelly is an excellent coach who mentored and guided me to a new level of personal development. I had ‘managed’ for many years, but had not yet focused on leadership.  I was working in an management role and was considering aiming for the position of CEO. Kelly’s style is very consistent and empowering, which worked perfectly for me and has a way of working that teases out confidence and hidden skills.  I initially assumed that I would be working with an adviser, but what I got was much more. Kelly has a skill to help to see things in a different light, I became focused on the personal and professional changes that I needed to make to become more effective and start making leadership decisions.  I would not hesitate in recommending Kelly.”

Rachel Morris - CEO


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