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      Career, Executive and Life Coaching in                Canary Wharf, Greenwich and the City



Please visit my new website Conscious Life Design to explore how you can benefit from coaching with me and the ways we can work together so you can get the best results for yourself! Looking forward to connecting with you soon! Özlem 

Check out Soulful Chats - a monthly Canary Wharf and Isle of Dogs Community Event taking place on Thursday 23rd May 2024 at Hazev Cafe this month. At this meetup we get together as heart and mind-aligned individuals to support, inspire and elevate each other.


Values of Soulful Chats: Community, Curiosity, Compassion, Generosity, Acceptance and Oneness


Please click on the Eventbrite link below to register. 

What is coaching?

Coaching is an action- oriented and future -focused intervention, where you are listened to, supported and appropriately challenged by an experienced and qualified professional towards a goal you’d like to achieve or a change you’d like to make. Through the support of your coach you identify the gaps in your thinking, reflect on your habits and enhance your perception of events, situations and people.

With the help of your coach you reflect, analyse, plan, take action and get results.

What does a coach do?

The key role of a coach is to hold a mirror to the gaps in your thinking and in your actions- and help you close those gaps.

Your coach is there to ask you the right questions at the right time, to help you arrive at the correct answers quicker than you otherwise would, whilst making sure are accountable for the steps you are taking.

Executive vs Career Coaching

Executive Coaching focuses on the development and enhancement of the client’s leadership and management skills and performance.

Career Coaching is centred around the development and enhancement of the client’s career performance, the extent they are able to fulfil their potential and effectively plan their career path.


During both types of coaching, the client’s professional life remains to be the main focus.



Work is not 'just work'. It is where most people spend most of their time. It is where many people are able to make a positive impact, develop their skills and expertise, grow as people and learn about themselves and others. Therefore, it is important that our work is aligned with who we are now and where we would like to be in the future.

Examples of results I help my clients achieve are as follows:

Mindset & Behaviour Change


  • Make ‘reflecting back’ a habit and a part of your weekly ritual
  • Bridge the gap between your present situation and your future aspirations
  • Identify and effectively use your strengths and skills
  • Reconnect with your purpose
  • Boost personal effectiveness and performance
  • Increase assertiveness
  • Raise confidence levels
  • Develop emotional intelligence
  • Become more empathetic
  • Become more resilient
  • Enhance your productivity
  • Negotiate more effectively
  • Get promoted


Effective Communication

  • Learn about a variety of communication and leadership styles colleagues prefer and display
  • Identify your preferred communication and leadership style and ways of getting the best out of all the other preferred styles
  • Identify the gaps in your communication skills and refine your communication
  • Build rapport quickly




  • Connect with your team more effectively
  • Get skilled in giving and receiving feedback
  • Get better at developing others
  • Boost team engagement and motivation
  • Become more visible with your hard work, experience and results
  • Enhance your influence


First 90 days


  • Be visible for your strengths and skills in your first 90 days in a new role
  • Get impactful results for your organisation within the first three months of starting a new role


Landing a New Job


  • Have a CV showcasing your personal experience, strengths and skills
  • Have an updated and effective LinkedIn Account
  • Be thoroughly prepared for interviews


Effective teamwork


  • Get the best out of team members with complimentary strenghts and skills
  • Create a culture of engagement and collaboration
  • Create a culture of high performance and accountability



Whilst my clients come from diverse industries and backgrounds they all unite in posessing the following qualities:



  • An attitude of ‘high performance’ and a desire to get the most out of their work lives
  • Passionate about their career and ready to shape it
  • Either aspire to be leaders or would like to become more effective leaders
  • Emotionally, mentally and financially fit to invest in growth and change
  • Comfortable with receiving positive and critical feedback
  • Open to brainstorming and trying new things when aligned with their purpose
  • Take continuous action towards their vision





Hi, I am Özlem- a DISC accredited, qualified and experienced Executive Coach. I have been a full- time coach, mentor and soft skills trainer for a decade now, having received my coaching qualification from the Coaching Academy. I have delivered more than ten thousand hours of coaching and coaching-related training, have had hundreds of clients and great results to date. I have so far worked with professionals from technology, finance, insurance, education, law, science and more…

I am passionate about and committed to helping my clients improve their professional performance, personal fulfilment and wellbeing.

When you work with me, your career and leadership are at the centre of our coaching. I want you to get the most out of your work hours and stop seeing work as ‘just work’ and start seeing it as a meaningful path you are on, which you enjoy and shape.

Supporting you in maximising your productivity, potential and career opportunities are my top priorities, while teaching you how best to nurture relationships at work. Together, we focus on making sure you become more visible for the results you bring to your organisation. We also ensure you can communicate more effectively to increase your influence and play a bigger role in making the vision of your company come true whilst advancing your career.

When I was managing teams, I used to crave for meaningful, high-quality reflection time as well as perception-sharing with other professionals. So, I understand.

I absolutely love coaching and helping people reconnect with their strengths, skills, passion and resilience. Coaching enables people to become more self aware, hence 'wise'.  I want to help as many people as possible to genuinely enjoy their time at work and grow while doing that. Life is too short to live without joy.

If you are looking for a coach and the above resonates with you, I look forward to hearing from you. 

Ozlem Imil trained with Coaching Academy
Ozlem Imil is accredited to deliver DISC personality profile
Ozlem Imil is a member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council
Ozlem Imil practice is protected by the holistic services insurance


The Coaching Model

Alongside creating and using powerful coaching tools, I use a coaching model that includes: Reflection- Clarification- Reconnection- Implementation- Revision.

Sample areas and questions covered in each stage of the model can be seen below. The model is not rigid and is fully adaptable to your needs:




  • What has your career and leadership story been so far?
  • What have been the successes, highs and lows? Why?
  • How do you connect with others?
  • How do you develop them?





  • What habits have you created as a result of your values and beliefs that help or hinder your career progression?
  • How do some of those habits benefit you now?
  • How about the ones that don’t benefit you any longer?





  • What would you like to create for yourself? Why?
  • How is your vision supported by your strengths, skills and network?
  • If there is a gap, what is it?
  • What will you do to close that gap?





  • What are all the actions you can take to get to the next level?
  • Brainstorm with your coach to create a roadmap.
  • Take action.





  • Reflect upon your actions.
  • Celebrate successes and tweak strategies where necessary.



"Having Özlem as my coach has been one of the best investments in my personal development."

                                                                     Tim Mayer

                                                                 CEO, Technology

"I defined numerous challenging goals with Özlem’s guidance and was able to achieve a lot during the process! I got a new job exactly as I wanted and with the salary I was aiming for. Most importantly, coaching changed the way I think. I have more of a sense of direction."

                 Jessica Berton

       Director, Compliance Advisory

"The coaching sessions I had with Özlem were immensely helpful to my personal development. Özlem helped me identify my qualities and strengths and supported me to articulate them. The coaching process worked very well with Özlem as a strong, disciplined mirror."

                                                                                        Nalan Erol

                                                                       Cyber Security Consultant, Banking

"Özlem has the ability to guide any professional into identifying their strengths and values and how to approach challenging situations. She is very easy to work with and her methodology is very effective as it is based on identifying clear goals and setting up a path to reach them. She has a strong business acumen while being emotionally intelligent which was a real asset for me. I would recommend Özlem for any training and coaching."

                                Yasmine Abbas 

       Regional Manager, Customer Success, Technology

"I have no hesitation in recommending Özlem to anybody seeking coaching support. She'll fill you with enthusiasm and ideas and be instrumental in helping your reach your goals"

                                                                                       Tracy Winchester 

                                                                                   PMO Analyst, Finance

If you’re looking for a coach, look no further! Özlem and I instantly clicked, I immediately felt comfortable and confident in her company. She provided me with a great understanding of myself and the wider business world in a relatively short period. I noticed a big difference in my ability to break down tasks and deliver beyond expectation, as well as being motivated to develop my career.

                    James Bashford 

Business Development Manager, Technology

"Özlem has been a great collaborator and coach and has helped me in assessing a number of areas from career road map, to communication and work style. I would recommend Özlem to anyone needing to jump start their career or simply looking at making a change in the way they do things "

                  Christine Baltas

         Head of Industries, Marketing

                                                    COACHING PACKAGES

Canary Wharf coaching, offers 4 coaching packages: Explore, Deep Dive, Change, Transform

Giving and Receiving Feedback Effectively - Online Coaching Package


Effective Communication skills remain crucial in leadership, team harmony, personal success and managing wellbeing. As a leader, you can manage changes smoothly if you yourself get more skilled in giving and receiving feedback. 


                                                       ONLINE PACKAGES

Leading compassionately is essential to motivate and to get the best out of any team. This particularly is the case right now when people may be overwhelmed due to the many changes we are facing as a global society. Therefore, understanding your own preferences when it comes to communication and preferences of others is beneficial to leadership and team success.

Leading Compassionately with DISC - Online Coaching Package

At least half of our waking lives is spent at work. Therefore, many of our motivational needs must be fulfilled through the work we do and our work environment. When we are not motivated at work, our productivity, engagement and self-esteem suffer. When we keep our motivation sustainably high, we are in the best position to support our teams sustain theirs.

Boosting Self and Team Motivation - Online Coaching Package

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Canary Wharf Coaching

8 Selsdon Way

E14 9GR London

Phone: +44 7748542705

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