Skilful Leaders founder Sally-Anne Airey is a highly skilled leadership coach-mentor who draws on over 35 years’ experience as a Royal Navy Commander, international business leader, coach and facilitator.

A professional coach for over 12 years, she has an Advanced Diploma in Coaching from The OCM in Oxford. She is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) in the UK, and a certified Mindfulness at Work Trainer and Retreat Leader. She also speaks and writes on leadership and mindfulness. 

Sally-Anne’s private and public sector clients include Mars, Renaissance Capital, Boston Consultancy Group, Morgan Stanley, PepsiCo, Hewlett Packard, Firmenich, the UK Department for Work and Pensions and the British Heart Foundation.

For many years she has been practising mindfulness as a way to clarity, insight and purposeful action. This and her natural empathy enable her to engage strongly with you and open your mind to new possibilities.

Sally-Anne works in association with other experienced coaches who share her philosophy and values.

“Sally-Anne’s approach attends sensitively to the whole person, she asks powerful questions, and brings her expertise in the field of professional development into her coaching. I deepened my emotional and social intelligence, giving me the stronger base I needed to be more effective in my work.” Fiona Adams, transformational coach and coach supervisor, UK