Hello, I’m Ailsa Birkett and I work with a wide variety of people in organisations helping them to achieve their personal goals. I do this through delivery of leadership programmes and both individual and group coaching.
I have over 15 years of consulting experience, focused on leadership and team development, and organisational change. I have worked with clients in the Middle East, Asia Pacific, Europe, the US, and the UK. I design and facilitate leadership development, coaching, team learning, and engagement solutions.
I have a fantastic base for my current work from my pre-consultancy experience as a line manager, technical expert and engineer mostly in manufacturing organisations. Having experience in pharmaceuticals, household appliances, lighting solutions, automotive and packaging has given me an excellent and practical insight into areas such as continuous improvement (or lean), team development and project implementation.
I am well qualified for my leadership development work with certification to use many psychometric instruments and a CMI Diploma in Coaching and Mentoring. Before achieving those qualifications, I built on my first degree with a PGCE, PhD and MBA, all of which add to my internal pool of personal resources.
My style is usually described as calm, engaging and knowledgeable, my range of experience helps me to relate to participants in all settings and at all levels. I love to design programmes that are well structured, with a focus on flow and outcomes and as a coach focus on raising awareness to build insight and action.