Coach: Alejandra Arteta Gómez
A coach is someone who tells you what you don't want to hear, who has you see what you don't want to see, so you can be who you have always known you could be. - Tom Landry
My work revolves around creating a more conscious leadership, and the impact mental health & emotional intelligence has on forming deeper connections, and our capacity to heal and grow. My approach to leadership is strongly influenced by my beliefs about coaching, and its power to influence change.
My role as career and leadership coach involves working across several local governments in London with a variety of social work managers. My work equips them with the leadership abilities to develop their teams, helping them to own a sense of purpose and direction. I support managers to get to positions where they can exert greater influence. In this context, I also work with a social work trainer provider, supporting newly-qualified social workers, leading them to develop a greater self-management capacity, and capacity to relate to others with empathy and assertiveness.
Through my work within the criminal justice system I support young people in their transition from being in custody and in prison back into their communities. Recently I have been involved in the biggest leadership development and culture change programme ever developed for London’s Metropolitan Police Service, which focuses on preparing the next generations of leaders.Read more...
My Professional Experience
11 years working as a coach and facilitator:
Career & Leadership Development Advisor at Firstline, Leadership Programme for Managers
Coach at Sanctus, Mental Health at the Workplace
Career & Life Coach & Facilitator at Charis, Gender Equality at the Workplace
Leadership Coach at Frontline, Leadership Social Work Training Programme
Head Coach and Facilitator at Spark Inside, Taking Coaching into PrisonsRead more...
My Education & Certifications
MBA with Minor in Coaching and Leadership, EADA Business School
Masters in Cultural Management, Barcelona University
Diploma in Cultural Cooperation, Barcelona University
Social Sciences, Pontifical Catholic University
Photo and Video Portfolio, Tower Hamlets College
Location Television Production, South Thames College
Video Production, Morley College
“I’ve been working with Alejandra for over 11 years now. I come back to work with her every time I’m struggling with a difficult career or life decision; we work until the situation is solved (usually between 1 to 4 months). Every single time I´ve worked with her I’ve gotten tremendous value out of our interactions.Read more...
“Ale provided me with coaching support through the first two years of a radical late career change. I found her skilled reflections invaluable in helping me adjust to an emotionally demanding role in child protection work, and the peculiar challenge of shifting from a very senior managerial role to frontline work. Although this was a change that I have not regretted, Ale helped me find clarity, resolve and motivation when I was confronted with frustrations sometimes intrinsic to the work itself and sometimes within the organisational culture in which I functioned.Read more...
“Alejandra is passionate, focused, and active in working with people to fulfil their potential despite the challenges they face, and in supporting others to do the same. She was one of the first coaches to be recruited to Spark Inside, a (then) new charity providing coaching for young people in the criminal justice system, where I served as Operations Manager.Read more...
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