West One Coaching was established by Dr Anya Louis. Anya has more than 20 years' experience in the private and public sectors, both in the UK and abroad. Having been brought up in a family business gave her the skills on which to build highly successful careers in the book business and in higher education. She moved into coaching and coach training to do what she enjoys most: to care, change and create. Care about people, change perceptions and behaviours, and help create new approaches to life and work.
Her managerial positions in the book business and her employment as university lecturer have given her hands-on experience of working with people on the shop floor as well as in the boardroom, the classroom and committees at university and national level. During her rich and varied working life she has led teams, managed projects, worked on computer programmes and delivered weekly literary talks on the radio.
Her university career has included work as a public speaker at a range of international venues. Student evaluations of her teaching performance have been superb and are testament to her skills as a communicator and motivator.
Anya holds ICF (International Coach Federation) accredited coaching qualifications, a PhD in Spanish Cultural Studies, teaching qualifications and a number of professional qualifications. Anya is caring, creative and gregarious. She intuitively motivates clients to find their own voice and achieve their own form of success.