Anna Coen

Cranfield School of Management

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Anna Coen

Visting Tutor,
Cranfield School of Management

Anna Coen


Praxis Customised Programmes

Work Experience

I am a qualified Chartered Accountant and MBA and speak French and Italian. I have had extensive experience with the big 4 accountancy firms, professional bodies, industry and academic institutions. Roles undertaken include development director, director of learning, finance director and management consultant.

I now work as an organisational coach specialising in helping people to achieve their potential in a strategic and commercial context. I have experience in coaching individuals and teams, designing and delivering leadership programmes, helping finance people develop their interpersonal and strategic skills and coaching individuals through 360 feedback.

My interests include:

Enabling individuals and teams to develop a more strategic outlook and approach
Increasing the collaboration between different people and teams
Encouraging people to understand and enhance their contribution
Helping finance people develop their interpersonal and strategic skills
Improving confidence in the face of adversity

What are you an expert in?

Motivating people
Bringing different teams together
Leadership development
Helping people to align with their organisation
Developing finance people
Change and conflict in complex organisations
Designing and tailoring programmes

What is it you are currently thinking about/care about in the world of work?

Helping people to develop a vision and a sense of control in the face of increasing complexity and perceived powerlessness

Organisational alignment

Increasing people's confidence in dealing with adversity

What would you like to see change in organisations?

Much more alignment in the leadership and between different teams and functions

What is special about Praxis?

The experiential approach and the drive to make a difference

Why does the programme you teach at Praxis matter in business?

The programmes are effective because they connect with what is happening in the real world.

How would you describe your teaching style?

Motivational, caring and challenging.

Education and Qualifications

BSc Econ
Speaks French and Italian
Qualified to use the Myers Briggs Type Indicator
Currently studying for a Higher Certificate in Counselling at Cambridge University. The course specialises in the psychodynamic approach to counselling.

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