Anna sanders

A skilled Leadership and Career Coach bringing experience in senior public sector management roles combined with expertise in learning and organisational development. Drawing on a range of coaching and development theory and techniques, and with a laser focus on using time well, Anna enables clients to design and implement their own solutions to complex challenges in swift timeframes. 

Anna is a qualified Executive Coach with 18 years’ experience in Organisational Development and people management roles. As a member of the AoC and EMCC, Anna is a ILM level 7 qualified in executive coaching and mentoring, a certified career and team coach, licenced MBTI practitioner, and trained in client-centred consultancy, Lean continuous improvement and NLP.   

Anna specialises in coaching clients to bring their best to their role, shape their personal leadership style, and tackle key management challenges. She coaches individuals to successfully manage career transitions and plan and progress their career development. Bringing a realistic and empathetic approach to the complex and high-pressured environments her clients work in, she is absolutely committed to using precious time well. 

Coaching approach

Good coaching conversations are a structured opportunity with a skilled listener who can help you do your best thinking. If you ever find you are struggling to make a decision, can’t seem to make time to focus on planning your own development, or find there is a challenge or a relationship at work that is on your mind then working with a coach can help. 

As your coach, Anna will work with you to help you clear a path through uncertainty and competing demands, identify goals and action plans, be kind to yourself and accelerate your thinking. Anna uses effective listening and questioning, and a variety of coaching tools and techniques tailored to your context and preferences, to support your work together. She really enjoys seeing coachees leave a session feeling more in control, with batteries recharged and clear on next steps.

What to expect

Confidential coaching sessions that provide supportive time and space to work through your challenges, using thought-provoking questions and exercises to generate insights, actions and solutions, and review progress together.   

Coaching clients are expected to be committed, focussed and engaged throughout the process, open to new ways of looking at things and to protect time for coaching sessions and subsequent action planning. Anna’s role is to facilitate the process and provide both support and challenges to help you bring your best thinking. You can expect Anna to believe in your ability to overcome your obstacles, to respect you and your ideas, to help you question your assumptions and be committed to your success. 


Anna has worked with coaching clients on a range of management, personal and career challenges, including prioritisation and planning, managing team performance, difficult relationships, work life balance, realising career ambitions, and having confidence and success in new roles.    

Coaching style

Focused, respectful, partnering, analytic, supportive, impactful, reflective, committed. 

Key words

Management · Building relationships · Decision making · Leadership. Transition · Influencing · Career development · Work life balance · Confidence

Qualifications and memberships

  • ILM Level 7, Executive Coaching & Mentoring 

  • Team coach (ICF) 

  • Career coach (ICF) 

  • Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Practitioner 

  • CMI Certificate in Management Consulting 

  • Member of the Association for Coaching  

  • Member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) 

Delivery and pricing

Using an in-depth questionnaire, our coaches will take inventory of where you are now, next steps and will formulate a personalised plan focused on your requirements and desired outcomes.

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