Louise Sheppard

Louise Sheppard executive coach London

Coaching Specialisations

Leadership – developing an effective leadership style
Transition – stepping into larger roles
Developing female talent


Recent Clients

Atomico, Bridgepoint, BP, Citibank, Clifford Chance, Ernst & Young, Ince & Co, Goldman Sachs, KPMG, RBS



Accredited APECS Coach
Accredited APECS Coach Supervisor



PhD | Doctor of Coaching and Mentoring, Oxford Brookes University
MA | Professional Coaching, Middlesex University
BSc | Economics and Politics, Bristol University



We always have choice if we can gain the perspective to appreciate this and if we focus on being less self absorbed, we will be more skilful, happy and effective leaders.


Louise is a highly experienced coach with over 30 years of business experience and a deep understanding of executive coaching, leadership and team development gained from working with over 50 organisations globally. Louise is based in London and works with executives in Europe, the US, Asia and Africa.

Louise has over 20 years of coaching experience working with board, MD/partner level and with managers with high potential across the sectors.  Louise provides individual, group and team coaching.  She also provides coaching supervision for internal and external coaches.  Her clients include Citi, Clifford Chance, Ernst & Young, GlaxoSmithKline, Grosvenor, London Stock Exchange Group, McKinsey and Nationwide.  Louise is a member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) and Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and is accredited as an executive coach and coaching supervisor with the Association for Professional Executive Coaching and Supervision (APECS). 

Louise enables busy, talented leaders to have vital space to reflect upon their choices, think through strategic decisions and address self-limiting beliefs.  She builds trusting relationships with clients to support them to take the best path forward from their current reality so that they can reach their career and personal goals.  Louise’s approach works well for those who like to explore issues from a variety of angles, draw upon their intuition, are willing to experiment and value feedback and learning.  Clients say that they feel heard, enlightened and motivated following their coaching, and that they leave the sessions with clarity about their next steps.

Louise started her working career at Unilever Plc. where she carried out a number of management roles.  She then moved to Coopers & Lybrand as a management consultant and worked in the Commerce & Industry, Government Services and Financial Services sectors advising on leadership, organisational development and change management.  Louise has been a trustee of a national charity and is currently on the advisory board of a social enterprise, Rising Minds.