Pamela helps Private Equity firms and their portfolio companies to accelerate value through leadership. Her work encompasses investor and C-suite executive assessment, transition coaching and executive team development. Over 17 years and since 2015 with YSC, Pamela has worked one-to-one with hundreds of leaders of diverse nationalities and organizations. Before joining YSC, she worked as a management consultant, specializing in large-scale transformational change and organizational development. Having lived and worked internationally in the UK, Vietnam, India and Tanzania, she is passionate about global working and supporting international teams to accelerate time to performance. As Global Head of Client Solutions for YSC, she shapes consistent, best-in-class thinking and offerings that are tailored to the specific needs, context and pace of Private Equity.
Her sweet spot lies in building long-term trusted partnerships with clients. As an assessor and coach, she provides a relationship-enhancing, transparent and developmental experience for individuals, that is underpinned by a rigorous method. A scientist at heart, she focuses on measuring the impact of our work and using leadership analytics to drive insight and continuous improvement.
Pamela writes and researches on the topics of leadership and culture, with a particular focus on Private Equity. Some of her recent publications include an in-depth study into the drivers of retention of women in senior investment roles and a shorter thought paper on the archetypical profile of PE Investors and associated challenges around cognitive diversity, both of which were commissioned by Level 20 and its member firms. She also completed a primary research study into the experience of executives transitioning into C-suite roles and the enabling role of executive coaching, which was published in the International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring and a summary article in CEO World Magazine.
Pamela is an experienced and ICF-accredited executive and team coach, with a focus on C-suite transition coaching. She originally studied physics at the University of Oxford, where she obtained a first-class Masters degree. She retrained in psychology, completing a conversion degree and then a Masters with distinction in 2016. As a mum to two young kids, she is passionate about parental coaching and helping women and men to manage that, most challenging and fulfilling of life’s transitions.
“I’ve found the experience intense and invaluable. In a relatively short space of time, I’ve been on a genuine journey of self-evaluation and developed techniques to turbo-charge my influence and impact. Pamela has helped me think intently about my own strengths and areas to develop and guided me through this process.”
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“The coaching I received from Pamela has been excellent, particularly in helping me make the transition to a new job which has come at a pivotal time in my career. She has enabled me to find the solutions to overcome challenges, helped me better understand what I thrive on, my working style and enabled me to go into some difficult conversations at work with a much greater confidence. Her style is very calm, warm and supportive. I left each session feeling much more confident and empowered and also with a much greater awareness of my strengths and development areas.”