Coaching and development is the only professional field currently able to drive executive talent to new heights whilst remaining in post.
Moss Perform was founded to provide world-class Executive and Leadership coaching to financial and professional service practitioners. We are international, open, connecting with a truly global mindset.
We work with organisations to meet their coaching needs across the board, with a particular expertise in:
providing bespoke high-impact communication programmes, notably pre-IPO, to underpin the success of the coaching.
Today, executives find real value in coaching. They are also compelled by the hard deliverables and outcomes bespoke programmes can achieve for them. The use of coaches as partners to support individuals and teams reach their potential is a rewarding investment with positive ROI implications.
When surveyed recently, most CEOs said that ‘having the right talent’ is the most critical factor in business growth. Those same CEOs recognise that mobility is core to most successful careers. At the top echelons, helping managers grow to fulfil their best within the organisation is the single biggest challenge companies face today.
Moss Perform coaching offers:
Consistently high calibre of its coaches, mentors and facilitators
Proven experience in business and financial markets context
Ability to provide coaching with cross-border and culturally diverse teams
A focus on results
High-level Supervision to internal and external coaches
Immaculate code of ethics
Moss Perform coaching is deeply rooted in five core principles:
We are members of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and adhere to the ICF code of ethics (www.coachfederation.org). Today the ICF is the leading global organisation dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high professional standards, providing independent certification, and building a network of credentialed coaches.
Creating mind space
Carving out a privileged thinking moment where insights happen, that’s what we do. Our coaching approach comes from a wealth of backgrounds that all have one thing in common: understanding how each one of us works, our motivation patterns and how to get you to perform well consistently and achieve what you set out for yourself. You and your coach form a potent partnership for you to move successfully and surprise yourself with the positive results.
Change: small, profound, positive or negative. Every time we face change the parameters are re-set and we need to adapt: our thinking, our behaviour, our strategy. Success comes from having the mechanisms to make the best out of it and seize the opportunities as they arise. Coaching is the only discipline that provides executives with the bespoke framework to grow.
“to thine own self be true…” How many times have we struggled to remember who that ‘own self’ is and why so many things come between it and our core values in the workplace? We know what we want, and we know what we believe in, so why can’t we get to where we want to be consistently? What is standing in the way of us and our success? It’s all about creating space to think, and to be true to what we believe in. It’s about getting to the best of who we can be.
Mentoring and Supervision
We strive to maintain the highest standards. All our coaches attend regular supervision and mentoring meetings.In doing so, we ensure that our clients are also well supported and receive the best possible coaching experience. The work of Moss Perform is supervised by a senior accredited coach. Some Moss Perform coaches are also Coach Supervisors accredited by the well-known international Coaching Supervisor Academy (CSA).
Best practice is constantly evolving and improving. We believe it is crucial to remain abreast of the latest thinking and are keen for all our coaches to follow a continuing education programme. We are cutting edge, with ties to some of today’s most forward-thinking coaching applications.
The Moss Perform team is appointed first for its excellence in coaching and its results-driven focus. Each one of us ensures our clients get value and measurable success from our interventions. We came together with one common purpose: to consistently facilitate positive change for our clients by offering the best executive and leadership coaching. That common goal binds us tightly together.
Our team is also special in that we have held senior-level positions in companies over decades before becoming accredited coaches, so have very good understanding of our clients’ organisational landscapes. We are members of a variety of recognised coaching organisations, promote continual professional development and training of our team to stay abreast of the latest discoveries in the coaching world and stay sharp on techniques that can improve our approach. Regular supervision and mentoring of our coaches is integral to our work and is one of our company values – we know we can always improve. We always seek to improve.
Laurence BordeLaurence Borde is the co-founder of Moss Perform.
Joanna MossJoanna Moss is the co-founder of Moss Perform.
Geraldine BordeSenior Coach at Moss Perform
David Royston-LeePsychologist and Associate Coach
Loïc BoneteAssociate Coach
Ellie SmithAssociate Coach
Eleanor SturdyAssociate Coach
Laurence works with a range of executives looking to achieve results across an organisation, as well as CEOs, CFOs and Partners in specifically challenging situations, such as going public or merging. She helps her clients with change and fast-paced situations, promotions, onboarding new roles, having impact in their organisation and acts as a ‘sounding board’ at the senior level and on boards. Laurence’s approach is insightful, which works well for getting to the core of her clients’ motivation and getting them to leverage their strengths and potential. She helps them enhance their presence, achieve what they seek out more consistently and devise successful programmes for themselves that will help sustain their results.
Laurence is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), having served on the Board of the UK ICF. She is also on the Board of Mediatree, leading international financial communications agency, and the Oskar Yasar Partnership, global executive recruitment firm. She holds a Masters Degree in Finance from SciencesPo (Paris) and a BA in Classics and Political Science from Brown University. Laurence speaks English, French and German. Before qualifying as a coach, Laurence worked in the financial markets in New York, Paris and London and started companies in Europe, Russia and Asia-Pacific. Laurence was elected in 2003 at the WEF in Davos as ‘Young Global Leader’ and was semi-finalist in 2001 for the Entrepreneur of the Year award in London.
Jo works primarily with senior executives in financial and corporate organisations, and is a regular in the C-suite. She keeps fast-trackers on that fast track. Jo’s dynamic and incisive, yet empathetic approach, works well with executives seeking to find solutions to issues around raising their profile and influencing within the organisation, change and crisis management situations, fast-track progress, onboarding and promotions and also notably cross-cultural barriers. Jo is particularly adept at stretching her clients’ thinking and enhancing their effectiveness. Her clients have found her coaching relevant, creative and productive.
Joanna developed her professional career first as an investment banker with Goldman Sachs and then as a communications specialist, advising large corporates on their corporate communications and investor relations issues. She has worked with senior management teams on all aspects of their critical communications from capital markets transactions to major M&A deals. Joanna spent a number of years working in Spain for Infoinvest on their privatisations and also for BBVA. Prior to becoming a full time executive coach, and a co-Founder of coaching practice Moss Perform, Joanna was the Head of International Recruitment for Brunswick Group LLP, and was responsible for the successful hiring, on- boarding and career planning and development for senior hires across the firm. Today she coaches senior management and high potentials across a range of sectors.She coaches executive and leadership development, on-boarding and career progression, positioning and planning for promotion; She also coaches clients through career change and transition and acts as a ‘sounding board’ at the senior level and on boards
Joanna is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF). She is an accredited coach for IESE Business School and is also on the Board of the Oskar Yasar Partnership, global executive recruitment firm specialising in investor relations and communications . She holds a Masters Degree from HEC (Paris) and Oxford Said Business School. Jo speaks fluent English, French and Spanish.
Geraldine Borde is a Paris-based certified coach in personal development and team performance in organisations. Trained as a lawyer, Geraldine worked in publishing, as an entrepreneur in the communication and film production industry between Boston, London and Paris before qualifying as a full-time coach. Her approach comes from systemic coaching, using a variety of tools and methodologies, notably to deal with the issues of entrepreneurs, immunity to change, stress management and resilience and impact in communication. Geraldine is fluent in French and English.
David is a business psychologist, with a management consulting and marketing communication background. He works with leaders to enhance their work through greater understanding of their talents and motivations.
David is a Senior Leadership Coach at IMD, the world’s top Business School for open Programmes.
David is a Chartered Psychologist, Freeman of The City of London, and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development; the Association of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy and the English Speaking Union. He is a Founder Member of the Association of Business Psychologists. He is also Director of ‘Soldier On’ the charity that supports medically discharged soldiers in their search for satisfying work.
He is the co-author of the UK’s best selling book on personal branding ‘Brand You’ and the author of an alternative way for students to find the right job ‘How to Win from the Start’ plus the self explanatory, ‘Career Repair Kit’.
Ellie’s expertise as a Presentation and Voice Coach is based on thirty years in the performing industry as a high profile professional actress, drama teacher, radio and television presenter. Her belief in people’s potential and an empathetic approach are at the heart of her teaching. She has worked with professional business people and established performers, providing them with sound, practical tools for effective communication. As Artistic Director of a major New Zealand theatre company, Downstage, Ellie bridged the creative and commercial worlds, giving her a unique understanding of integrating creativity and business.
She is a Neuroleadership Group trained coach who works inter-culturally, and has adapted her English language teaching expertise to create innovative, multi-skilled programmes in the UK and abroad, teaching at Ernst and Young (Spain), BBVA and IEB University. She has a Masters in Creative Writing and became a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) for Services to Theatre in 2004.
Eleanor Sturdy provides effective, challenging coaching in professional services firms. Her own career, spanning 24 years, includes working with Goldman Sachs in corporate finance, with Merrill Lynch as an investment manager, and with McKinsey &Co. in a pan-European management role. She has wide-ranging leadership experience as well as working on Government policy development for a leading think-tank.
Eleanor’s coaching gives clients the space they need for personal change and professional advancement. Results for her clients include greater clarity, fulfilment in their leadership role, and realising what needs to happen next, frequently working as part of major re-structuring or change programmes. Eleanor’s coaching work focuses on leaders who are developing their role within complex, competitive organisations. She brings her wide-ranging 20 year career experience, but more importantly, she is dedicated to the success of her clients and to maximising their performance and potential in both work and play.
Accredited with World Association of Business Coaches; Special Group on Coaching Psychology, British Psychological Society, Affiliate; International Coaching Professional Association, Member.
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