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Yvonne Thackeray

Hi, I'm Yvonne Thackeray  

Being passionate about what you do is the competitive edge for having a fulfilling career and living a compassionate life. I partner with Clients who are ready to step forward and open-mindedly engage in a more rewarding life.

London, United Kingdom
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About Yvonne

As a 'Professional and Personal' coach, I work with clients going through transitions. I partner with clients who want to develop and grow in areas of their life, be held accountable and achieve their optimal balance. In order to be able to do that my client needs to feel safe, to be able to explore all of this with me as in a trusting relationship, and bravely find the necessary strengths to find their own best course of action. 

My Training and Qualifications

  • External Coach Intensive, Columbia University, USA 2011
  • Theory U - MIT, USA 2011
  • VIA Character Strengths - USA 2011
  • 4-D Individual & Team coaching ("How NASA builds teams"), USA 2010
  • Professional Coach Training Program for Global Consulting and Coaching, South Korea 2010
  • The Art and Science of Coaching, International Train the Trainer & Team Coaching & Four Quadrant Theory – Canada 2009
  • Application of the Seven Levels of Consciousness model and Cultural Transformation,  2009
  •  MEng (Distinction) Civil Engineering with Management, University of Surrey, UK 2002

My Coaching and Work Experience

  • As a professional coach, I have provided career and developmental coaching in a cross cultural context to over 18 different nationalities in 10 different industries using various communication mediums (face to face, telephone, skype, instant messaging).

  • I am a co-writer and a blogger, as well as a reviewer and editor of coach related articles and books for a number of authors.

  • I am an active volunteer with a number of coaching associations from podcast co-ordination to facilitating online conferences and discussing coaching standards and certification.

  • In Hong Kong I was instrumental in establishing and being one of the Founding Members of the International Coach Federation Hong Kong Chapter and the Company Secretary. 

  • I provide consultancy services in measuring the impact of soft skill programs. 

  • I worked as a senior consultant providing coaching and consultancy services to the not-for-profit, quasi-governmental and engineering sector in improving communication and relationships between individuals and teams. 

  • I worked as a civil engineer, both as a consultant and contractor, in Hong Kong on projects exceeding £3 million. I also worked in research at the largest water and sewerage company in the UK investigating the sustainability of the sewerage network, as well as being published in a number of prestigious journals. 

  • I speak English and Cantonese 

Customer Reviews

  • from Michiel Kerbert, Entrpreneur, Sao Paulo, Brazil on 12 Aug 2014

    Yvonne is a delightful, very warm person with a great heart. Yvonne has a great passion for life-long learning and supporting others. Through her coaching skills she supports others on their learning and execution paths. I highly recommend Yvonne as your coach.


  • from Lili Xu Brandt, East-West Liaison, Beijing, China on 28 May 2014

    I thoroughly enjoy being coached by Yvonne. The first word comes to mind about Yvonne's sessions is professionalism. She has certain poise and calming energy that always put me at ease. I feel relaxed and safe and willing and eager to tap into the more creative and resourceful part of me. Her care really shows and her solution-focused approach always make me feel time well-spent with her. And it surely doesn't hurt to get the scanned copies of her colorful notes full of pictures and diagrams after my sessions in my inbox. :-) I recommend Yvonne's highly creative and effective coaching service!


Customer Reviews

  • from Michiel Kerbert, Entrpreneur, Sao Paulo, Brazil on 12 Aug 2014

    Yvonne is a delightful, very warm person with a great heart. Yvonne has a great passion for life-long learning and supporting others. Through her coaching skills she supports others on their learning and execution paths. I highly recommend Yvonne as your coach.


  • from Lili Xu Brandt, East-West Liaison, Beijing, China on 28 May 2014

    I thoroughly enjoy being coached by Yvonne. The first word comes to mind about Yvonne's sessions is professionalism. She has certain poise and calming energy that always put me at ease. I feel relaxed and safe and willing and eager to tap into the more creative and resourceful part of me. Her care really shows and her solution-focused approach always make me feel time well-spent with her. And it surely doesn't hurt to get the scanned copies of her colorful notes full of pictures and diagrams after my sessions in my inbox. :-) I recommend Yvonne's highly creative and effective coaching service!


  • from Joan (Feringa) McLeod, Conflict Management Specialist, Kingston, Canada on 01 May 2014

    Before working with Yvonne, I’d never experienced a coach who has been able to really hear and see the value in my own words, my own goals, my own criteria for success. In working with her, she's shown huge heart and great willingness to offer time, energy and any kind of support I can imagine. She’s seen and supported me grow in my ability to reconnect with my own wants, goals and capacity to cut through the noise in my work and life. Yvonne's openness, acceptance and creativity helped me make leaps of progress without experiencing frustration! After working with her for just a few months, I had a much better sense of what is really important for me, how to really and truly achieve it, and how to let go of things I’d long – and foolishly - thought I “needed” to do. I highly recommend her as a person, coach and consultant deeply committed and able to support her client’s, partner’s and colleague’s personal and professional success.


  • from Dušan Kerečki , Owner at Map A, Belgrade, Serbia on 10 Apr 2014

    I meet Yvonne in Vancouver BC, few years ago on a coaching training. Since then Yvonne is my Coach and I can say that she is completely dedicated to me as her client, goal oriented, she handling processes smoothly and ask MAGIC questions each time I think I’m stuck and in light way to the solution. We had many sessions (she knows exactly) and she was inspiring, supporting and focused on a solutions! Yvonne is the best partner you can choose on your transition journey, I recommend her with all my heart, she is true professional.


  • from Giles Brown, Director / Commercial Real Estate Agent, United Kingdom on 13 Mar 2014

    I am very grateful for Yvonne’s expert advice to facilitate an international career move. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for to make similar career changes.


  • from William Hou, Mobile Developer at Foursquare, New York, USA on 16 Feb 2014

    When I think of Yvonne, the first word that comes to my mind is "Inspirational". Not just she helped me landed a job at a high profile company, the advices that she offer can also benefit your life, making you become a better person.


  • from Carol Rosario, Retail Operations Professional, Alberta, Canada on 23 Jan 2014

    Yvonne has been a pleasure to work with. Her genuine caring spirit, energy, enthusiasm and passion for everyone and everything she is involved with is constantly evident. This combined with her excellent listening skills make her a great coach who I would highly recommend.


  • from Morton, MPC, London, UK on 15 Jan 2014

    When I met with Yvonne there were a couple of things running around in my mind that I needed to think, talk through and make clear decisions about. With great acuity and patience, she listened, asked pertinent questions and helped me to clarify and articulate my thinking and ultimately to make a decision that would have a serious impact on my business. 

What made this experience great was the feeling that I was having a discussion without feeling drilled or that there was an agenda – a great attribute for a coach. She paced me perfectly, and was able to refer and reflect back on points made earlier in the discussion. I left the session energised and with very clear actions on what I needed to do next. A wonderful experience.


  • from Véronica Vivanco, Facilitatrice en mobilisation des connaissances, Quebec, Canada on 12 Jan 2014

    Having coaching sessions with Yvonne has been a wonderous exploration. Yvonne has the talent to create a space in which I rapidly felt the courage to uncover mindsets leading to very meaningful insights. The quality of her listening, witty questioning, wisdom and caring approach definitely contributes to engage with your authentic self. I loved being accompanied by her and highly recommend her coaching.


  • from Ria Ancheta-Adrias, National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer, Hong Kong on 11 Dec 2013

    Yvonne made me find my voice. That's one thing I remember when she patiently coached me and mapped out my so-called life. Yvonne is patient and thoughtful, and her questions led me to discover what I wanted out of my job (ergo, life) and it helped me immensely as I was struggling to define what my purpose was in our company. Her colorful mind maps gave me direction and help me set goals for myself resulting in a much happier and satisfied Ria. It's been almost 2 years since I had that coffee with her, with her colorful pens and easy-to-talk-to demeanor and I still refer back to that conversation we had when I feel I am losing my way. Thanks, Yvonne. You are a great listener, coach and friend. I wish you the best.


  • from Charles Ho, HR Director at Levi Strauss (HK) Ltd, Hong Kong on 15 Sep 2013

    Yvonne has been my coach since Jan 2010. She has been of great value for my self and professional development. Under her coaching, I am able to focus on key development areas and have noticeable changes in mindset & behaviors. Adhering to the coaching methodology, she asks insightful questions that spark the self-awareness and motivation for change; she is also resourceful to give good suggestions as needed.


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  • English English

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Avg cost (per hour): £ 210.00

Yvonne's Memberships

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