Anusha Parshotam

Anusha is a commercial, pragmatic and highly focused accredited executive coach and leadership facilitator. She draws on sound psychological theories, her working experience and balances this with using practical interventions that are fit for purpose for organisations and individual clients. She continues to receive positive feedback for her ability to understand a client, being relevant, her style and knowledge.


Before pivoting into coaching and consulting, I spent over 15 years of experience working in Senior Human Resources roles, working across different sectors and geographies. Through this, I developed extensive experience working strategically with organisations, leaders and managers in nurturing talent and building high performance teams in various sectors.

As an executive coach and leadership facilitator, I have worked with Executive Teams, Boards, Partners and leaders across a range of sectors to facilitate behaviour change through understanding themselves and their impact on others. I am constantly challenging thinking and belief systems to enable meaningful change – and fun! My focus is on sustained changed which ultimately leads to improved performance.

Beyond my sharp business acumen, intersectoral experience and ability to build rapport with clients, lie two of my strongest motivators: a love of learning and a passion for empowering others.


Energetic, authentic, supportive yet challenging, trust, humour, humility, openness, down to earth


  • Master’s degree in Industrial Psychology
  • Professional Certificate in Executive Coaching at Henley Business School
  • Team Coaching Accreditation at Global Team Coaching Institute - EMCC accredited
  • Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coaching


Leadership Development:

I am an experienced trainer and facilitator. I am currently a lead facilitator on two Leadership Development programmes for Managing Partners and Directors. This involves focus groups to understand requirements, design and facilitation of programmes. Topics are wide ranging, but includes EQ, leading through change, developing psychological safety, having difficult conversations, coaching and strategic thinking.

I also worked with Care organisations to create mentoring capacity in their organisation with their Directors and facilitated development sessions with them.

I worked on a senior leadership programme for Area and Cluster Managers at a large retail organisation as they went through a big transition to get managers to step up into more leadership roles.

I design and facilitate workshops for leaders and managers particularly on topics to create more diverse and inclusive workplaces. I have experience of working with small and mid-size organisations to design and facilitate programmes for first timeline managers as well as senior leaders stepping into leadership roles.


I am an experienced and accredited executive coach who enables senior managers and recently promoted managers to enhance their performance.

I enjoy working with clients who are going through transitions in their lives, be it change of job, relocation, change in personal circumstances and parenting. I am also really passionate about working with clients on inclusion and understanding the benefits of this and looking at how this can be enhanced with senior leaders.

Executive, Board and Team Facilitation Development:

A family law firm was recently restructured and a new executive team was formed. I worked with the team to understand their purpose and vision as well understanding how they work effectively as a leadership team. Using psychometrics assessments and 360 feedback, we designed a few workshops to facilitate their thinking on how they work more effectively as a team and lead their various parts of the organisation. This was the rolled out to the next level of Managing Partners, which included group coaching and learning.

I have worked with Executive Teams to understand their impact on culture of organisations. This involves both team and one to one work, understanding drivers, behaviours and impact on others.

Executive and High Performance Coaching:

I am an experienced and accredited executive coach who enables leaders, Partners, Directors realise their potential and enhance their performance and their teams. I have worked on various leadership development programmes as a 1-2-1 coach, particularly during times of transition and realiging organisational goals.

I have recently worked with senior executives as they engage with Diversity and Inclusion and the pressure for them to have a response. This is challenging and new for many executives, but imperative for growth of businesses. I am supportive, yet challenge beliefs and mindsets.

Sector Expertise

  • Retail
  • Local Government
  • Law
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Construction
  • Financial services
  • IT
  • Aviation
  • NHS
  • Management Consulting
  • Hospitality
  • Education
  • Care
  • Start Ups

Clients Include

  • Lewis Silkin
  • Heathrow Airport
  • JLL
  • Wilton Park
  • Techspace
  • Eton College
  • Takeda
  • Swift
  • WorldPay
  • JMAN Group
  • WHSmith

“We have used Anusha for a specific change project and as a coach. I have no hesitation in recommending her. Her blend of operational HR experience, psychology and coaching qualifications coupled with her pragmatic commercial, yet sensitive approach has been very well received.”

HR Director, Lewis Silkin

“I had the great pleasure of working alongside Anusha whilst she delivered Heathrow’s Leading Sustainable Growth programme to colleagues. Anusha expertly facilitated the sessions of groups with a range of engagement and understanding of sustainability, diversity and inclusion and personal leadership skills. When participants challenged topics, she coached them to consider their own learning journey. She maintains the focus of the room with humour and empathy. Outside of the sessions, she was also highly organised and a great communicator.”

Sustainability Manager, Heathrow

“Anusha gave me space for the conversation to develop into much deeper areas which I wanted to explore by creating an environment which was safe and non-judgmental, which enabled me to discuss really sensitive matters. She asked insightful questions which made me consider things from a much broader perspective and draw deeper thinking that I’d expected to get from one session. Anusha balanced the resources and tools with asking questions to enable me to explore and evaluate my thoughts. Overall, I found the sessions really eye opening and valuable and Anusha’s calm neutrality really helped me to open up and unlock some things which had felt very stuck for a long time. Over a few sessions, I felt that I had made significant progress and felt actively empowered and had the confidence in myself to make the changes needed. Thank you Anusha.”

Senior Manager, Ministry of Defence

“Anusha recently ran some workshops for the Executive Team on Diversity and Inclusion. She was able to use her style and knowledge to support what were difficult and uncomfortable conversations for many in the room. Feedback form the session was that she challenged us and got us to really think deeply about something that has been on our radar for a long time. We found her openness and backstory very powerful and humbling.”

Head of HR, Construction
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