WOMBA is led by three directors, Dan Godsall, Helen Sachdev and Alison Green.
Our programmes are led and piloted by a director before launch and much of our work is delivered by the directors themselves. For larger programmes and for specialist pieces of coaching, we use a network of hand-picked associates. Most of our executive coaches are accredited from Ashridge Business School and all have worked in an executive capacity in large organisations. Most importantly, they are vetted to share our values.
Dan is a senior executive, coach and group facilitator with almost thirty years’ experience supporting, leading and developing diverse teams of talented men and women.
It was during a career break from corporate life to raise his then six month old son that Dan discovered his passion for supporting working parents. His first hand experience of being a working parent inspired him to set up WOMBA, which became one of the first providers of maternity coaching programmes.
Dan now works full time as an executive coach and group facilitator. He is passionate about furthering equality and diversity in the workplace.
Helen is an Ashridge-accredited executive coach and founding member of WOMBA. She has a portfolio career, mainly opting to support organisations with a social purpose.
Helen works with senior leaders during transitions, such as stepping into their first executive role, moving into a new career or developing a portfolio. Helen’s passion for workplace equality has been shaped by her own experiences of parenthood and managing a demanding career, and she advocates for diverse and inclusive workplaces by mentoring and encouraging young female talent.
Alison is an Ashridge-accredited executive coach and facilitator with a MSc in Executive Coaching and BSc (Hons.) in Psychology (first class).
She helps people realise their potential by combining relational coaching with her diverse blue-chip leadership experience.
Alison works with individuals as they step up into leadership roles, return to work after a break and think about new career directions.
Her belief in the importance and value of diverse and inclusive workplaces has been shaped by her own experiences of working overseas, being a parent and managing a demanding career, as well as serving on AXA’s Diversity & Inclusion Board.