Our People

Jan Abbey


BA (Hons)

Jan is an expert in leadership and team development with 20 years experience in organisational development and 12 years experience as an executive and team coach.

The combination of her consultancy, coaching and business experience provide an excellent platform for helping her clients manage change, achieve more of their potential, improve their impact and effectiveness and increase the performance of their teams. She is an experienced coach and developer of talent and has a strong belief in the enormous potential of each individual.

Jan works at all levels in organisations from graduates through to senior management and Board members. Her coaching assignments cover a range of industries including financial and professional services, communications, transport, media, retail, utilities, pharmaceuticals, charities and the public sector. Jan’s multi-sector experience along with her extensive international work enables her to coach leaders and teams for the challenges that face global business today.

Jan is recognised for her positive, enthusiastic and supportive style and for building rapport and trust quickly in her assignments. Central to her approach and practice is the understanding of how to engage each person’s strengths and do it across the organisation. By adopting a strengths-based approach in her coaching, Jan helps her clients discover ways in which they can enjoy their work, lead more effectively, engage with their people and gain commitment to achieving company goals.

Project experience

  • Executive coaching
  • Team development and team coaching
  • Role profiling for succession
  • Design and delivery of talent management programmes
  • Development centre design and delivery
  • Competency framework design
  • Employee engagement

Education and qualifications

  • Accredited coach and full member of the Association for Coaching
  • Accredited in the Schroder Model of High Performance Leadership
  • Accredited MBTI® practitioner.
  • Cedar™ Accredited Coach
  • BA Hons Business and Technology
  • Qualified Teacher Status
  • NVQ D32/33 Assessors award