Jennifer McCanna


Coaching is not just for when you have a challenge in life and work, but will help you build upon your current and past successes so you can achieve transformational results. I work with clients holistically, but treating you as a whole person with a unique set of values, beliefs and experiences that informs your decision making.  I work by listening to what you’re about, challenging you, helping you consider new possibilities so that you can make informed choices about who you want to be, and what you want to do.  I will hold you to account, so you focus on doing what you need to do to achieve your goals.
Jennifer is a working mother who enjoys balancing both family and professional challenges, as well as keeping up with her first study – cello playing - and more newly discovered passions such as playing mixed 5 a side football.

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Jennifer coaches in English

Specialist Areas

Clients seek out Jennifer for a variety of reasons: management and leadership challenges, career transition, return to work after parental leave, challenges with particular professional relationships, or for general support in achieving their goals.

Corporate Experience

Jennifer’s approach has been described as ‘incisive and insightful’ as she quickly gets to the crux of challenges, enabling change to happen quickly.
Jennifer is very focused on getting results for her clients and their organisations. She does this through very quickly putting clients at ease, listening, posing thought-provoking questions and encouraging new ways of thinking about situations. Having Jennifer on your team is like having a cheerleader who inspires and challenges you to do your best thinking and gain your best results.
With 20 years of work experience initially as a fundraising professional and later as a Learning & Development manager and coach, Jennifer is a qualified leadership and team coach with The Forton Group, and accredited EBW  (emotions and behaviours at work) practitioner. A focus on building emotional intelligence is often the cornerstone of her leadership coaching work. She is also an experienced and creative workshop designer and facilitator with experience of delivering a wide range of face to face and remote learning events on subjects including navigating change, management and leadership development and career development skills as well as bespoke team coaching programmes.


EBW accredited practitioner (2017)
Team coaching (The Forton Group, 2015)
Coaching training to Professional Leadership Coach (PCC) level (The Forton Group, 2010 onwards)
Coaching Leaders (Success Intelligence, 2012)
University of Birmingham, BMus Music (1997)
Jennifer is a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and accredited to ACC level.