I’m mad about my gorgeous dog Jonathan, practice yoga as much as I can and love a glass of red wine and a good book.
As a diagonal thinker with a love of all kinds of puzzles from Sudoku to crime dramas, it occurred to me one day (after much soul searching) that my zone of genius lies in finding solutions.
After many years in the corporate world, I created Converge to find solutions for the problems facing women today: gender bias and pay gaps, too few positive role models balancing career and family life and a lack of clear communication and effective boundaries in the workplace.
I wanted to bridge the gap between professional career development for women, personal life coaching and holistic therapies to ensure balance and success in all areas of mind, body, career and finance. I believe there is a need to bring all these elements together in a way that helps women to regain and maintain their personal identity throughout their personal and professional lives.
With a 20 year background in generalist HR, strategic learning & development, and various commercial roles across FMCG, management consulting, banking, market research and professional services I realised my passion lay in coaching individuals and teams to achieve their goals.
After studying for a formal qualification with the Academy of Executive Coaching, I set up an in-house coaching practice with a City law firm. My work there focused on team culture, talent management, organisation design, performance improvement and promotion and progression for mid-career lawyers.
But I still knew something was missing in unlocking women’s true potential.
So I took my love of exploring human potential and holistic systems to the next level and qualified in NLP and MBTI, studied embodied relational yoga therapy with Kate Ellis, career coaching with John Lees and organisation design with the Gestalt Centre.
My approach is now firmly grounded in integrative and somatic coaching methodologies and ensures whole person solutions to help you realise your personal and professional ambitions.
“My goal is to become known as an expert in the field of managing maternity in the workplace and promoting seamless transitions between the corporate world and family life.” – Christina Johnson