Georgina Woudstra

MCC, ACTC: Founder & CEO, Team Coaching Supervisor

The first 10 years of my career were entrepreneurial, starting, leading and growing diverse businesses. A tech consultancy firm I was building led me to undertake a Masters in Change Management, which is where I first heard about coaching.

Describe your journey as a coach

Discovering coaching in the early 1990s changed my life. It dawned on me that learning and growth are the key to success in life and work I was inspired by the idea of coaching as a way of bringing together business, purpose and personal growth and development, and decided it was the ideal path for me. Since then, I have studied with many of the best coach training organisations and underpinned my coaching skills with Transactional Analysis, Systems and Gestalt. 

What is your sweet spot as a coach?

I specialise in coaching CEOs and senior leadership teams, but team coaching is obviously a huge passion of mine. I believe that teams need to work together brilliantly for their organisations to thrive, today and in the future. As such, I am a global advocate, leader and shaper in the coaching profession in the field of team coaching and have recently published my book, Mastering the Art of Team Coaching: A comprehensive guide to unleashing the power, purpose and potential in any team (Team Coaching Studios Press).

What about you as a person?

My first graduate education was in fashion design. While working in the fashion industry turned out not to be my calling, I learned that I have a gift for foreseeing trends and societal patterns – a strength that still drives me today. I also trained as an accountant. These may seem like paradoxical interests, but my passion for business drove me to want to understand organisational economics. I live in Winchester with my husband, and have a daughter, two stepsons and a cocker spaniel. I love culture, travel, the arts, music, film, theatre, food, yoga and generally living well.