Jane Brendgen: Leadership Coach and Consultant

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Key Stregnths

  • Creating the conditions for a transformative “thinking space”
  • Emphasising authentic leadership through self-awareness, self-knowledge and the practice of self management
  • Supporting the development of resonance in leadership by fostering self-compassion and communication presence

Consulting and Coaching Experience

  • Over 3000 hours of coaching across a wide range of sectors and leadership levels
  • Developed a suite of workshops focused on harnessing the mind to enhance performance and well-being at work. This forms part of an award-winning programme currently running at the UK head office of a high profile global media organization
  • Significant programme design, development and delivery experience

Professional Background

  • 12 years as coach and trainer, first as Joint Managing Partner with PressurePoint and then as Managing Director of MindWorks
  • 5 years as Mindfulness Teacher, teaching the MBSR programme to the general public and delivering mindfulness in various formats to organizations
  • 6 years as product manager for Panasonic South Africa, focusing on Technics Electronic Musical Instruments
  • 5 years as a teacher – music and computer languages at a tertiary education college

Qualifications and Memberships

  • Member of Association of Coaching
  • FIRO, Social Styles, Emotional Competencies for Leaders psychometric accreditations
  • Mindfulness Teacher (Diploma in mindfulness-based approaches, Bangor University, working towards completion of MA in 2014)
  • Advanced Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Approaches
  • Bachelor of Music (honours) and post-graduate diploma in Education

Selected publications

  • Speaking at conferences on mindfulness in the workplace
  • Interpersonal Mindfulness and its application in the workplace, particularly with leaders and managers to increase their communication effectiveness
  • Writing. Recently approached by a leading international publishing house to write a book on mindfulness for professionals