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Tamsin O'Brien

Executive Coach and Mentor

Relevant Qualifications and Skills

ILM Level 7 Diploma in Executive and Business Coaching, Xenonex Ltd
Member of European Mentoring and Coaching Council
Associate Coach, Beyond Coaching
Extensive experience of coaching in Public and Private Sector

Relevant experience

Tamsin is an experienced coach with a successful track record of senior leadership in the media. Her style is energetic and positive. Tamsin worked for 20 years as a journalist and senior leader in BBC News – her roles included Head of BBC North West and BBC Yorkshire. More recently she was Head of Media and PR for Oxfam GB. Tamsin has credible experience of recruiting and developing staff at a senior level, growing talent and building successful teams. She has led staff through significant organisational, technological and cultural change in challenging political environments. She brings this wealth of experience to her leadership development work.

Specialism’s Include:

  • Authentic Leadership – developing self-awareness and EI to become an effective leader
  • Transitioning into leadership and management
  • Presentation/Public Speaking and communications skills
  • Handling difficult conversations and conflict
  • Using strengths to build self-confidence and resilience

Current Clients Include

NHS England, Qmedical, Leeds Beckett University, St Michael’s Hospice, Di:ga Communications, Raworth Solicitors, private clients


“Tamsin is great to work with; up-beat, direct, questioning and challenging in a positive and constructive way. The coaching has given me the time and headspace to step back and think more in depth about my management and leadership styles and with help from Tamsin has taken me to strategies, ideas and professional places that I have never been before. I can already feel the benefits for me as an individual and also in the way that I work with my team and the rest of the Leadership team of the organisation.” – Dr Liz Brown, Medical Director, Hospice