– Sales Director, the world’s most admired technology firm
Lucy spent the first ten years of her career as a professional actress. Highlights include writing and performing a one woman show for Kenneth Branagh’s Theatre Company and being part of the Olivier Award-winning Spanish Golden Age season at the Gate Theatre in London, directed by Steven Daldry.
In 2005, she became involved in the pioneering Elite Coach Programme for UK Sport, an initiative designed to develop the most talented and successful coaches working in all sporting disciplines into gold medal-winning coaches, and to help them become the next generation of leaders. She’s developed projects with the gold medal-winning British Equestrian and Cycling Teams, and worked alongside world class coaches such as Yogi Breisner (Head Coach of the British Equestrian Team), and Chris Boardman and Tim Foster from British Rowing.
Since joining IDOLOGY in 1996 Lucy has developed dynamic relationships with CEOs and senior business leaders in corporations all over the world, designed and delivered high-potential talent programmes for American Express, BP and Sainsbury’s, and is simultaneously consulting many of our clients on corporate culture, resulting in accolades not only for us but for them.
Between acquiring a degree in Experimental Psychology and spending a number of years at Goldman Sachs, you might have spotted Anna being a tour guide in Germany, wielding a very competitive hockey stick or doing some cattle mustering in Australia, exactly the kind of portfolio career that beats a path to our door.
The most important criteria for being an IDOLOGIST is that you’re good at being yourself, and Anna has spent the last eight years breathing her own brand of life into not just our IDOLOGY culture but that of our clients. She’ll read you like a newspaper, with curiosity rather than judgement, then offer an opinion based on her dual vantage points of commercial understanding and human insight. Anna’s a development consultant to corporations like Northern Trust and MTV, and an intrepid coach to the many who’ve been inspired by her. Like all of us, Anna is unrepeatable, but life is contagious, and she’s a carrier.
– Creative Exec, Turner Broadcasting
Katie spent 10 years working as an artist of Physical Theatre and Choreography, creating work for, amongst others, The Royal Shakespeare Company, The Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester and The Welsh National Opera. After completing training in Sivananda Yoga in India, she decided to dedicate her career to coaching individuals in a number of fields and became a member of the IDology team in 2004. Since then she has worked towards a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology, win a British Independent Film award, and now as Director and Partner at IDology, is also in charge of Creative Brand Development and Design.
Katie is one of our most creative and original minds. Through Presence, Impact and Communication specialties, Katie’s warmth, wit and disarmingly un pretentious style, has made her a firm favourite not only on our speeches circuit but with clients alike.
Katie Account Manages and coaches top executives from the world of Television and Media and is a consultant for clients such as Topshop, Viacom, Time Warner, NAS, and Fishburn Hedges to name but a few. For these, she has helped design and deliver large-scale portfolio programmes and high potential talent initiatives.
Coaching with a style steeped in the traditions of Behaviourism, Humanistic and Solution-Focused traditions, for over 14 years now, she has helped some of our most dynamic of clients find their own unique voice.
– Managing Director, KPMG
Corinna has been a part of the team at IDOLOGY since 2000 and began her career here as our resident voice specialist. Like many of our team she draws on her artistic expertise as a working actress and singer to help our clients combine the art of finding an authentic voice with the very specific techniques she’s perfected in the acting world. Authentic performance is no oxymoron, and Corinna proves it every time she teaches a class, with her energy, expertise, drive and just-swallowed-a-lightbulb glow. She’s the kind of confident that infects you with your own, and has made a serious impact on some of our most serious clients, both culturally and commercially.
– Sales Director, Cosmetics Corporation.
A native Southerner, Hal has lived and thrived in New York for over 20 years after Columbia University and its diversity drew him to the wonders of the Big Apple. With an MFA in creative writing, he has written and produced many short plays and also writes substantially about golf and golf course design for an array of publications (by late summer he sports a three handicap). His love for language and character brings a literary edge to his workshops, and his intuition and understanding of people bring a depth and commitment to personal transformation.
Hal’s clients include several of the top ten Wall Street investment banks, ESPN and Weight Watchers. He works mainly with senior executives who need to take their presentation and leadership skills from competent to spectacular.