Who We Are

/Who We Are
Who We Are 2018-10-27T13:50:37+00:00

Kedge Martin – Kedge is a mentor/coach to young adults as well as Trusted Advisor to UHNW families and Senior professionals.   As a parent, aunt, godparent, entrepreneur and businesswoman, she brings together her varied personal and professional experience to support Youngbow clients to clarify and achieve their goals.  Kedge’s background includes more than twenty five years’ experience of strategy and operational leadership spanning philanthropy, politics and business.  Her career started as a researcher and political lobbyist in the late ‘80s from where she went on to set up a business in Poland in 1991 shortly after the fall of communism in Eastern Europe.  Her not for profit experiences includes CEO of Sentebale, Prince Harry’s Foundation for children in Africa and as Founder CEO of WellChild.

Nick Phillis –  Oxford educated and formerly the Senior Housemaster at a leading British independent school, Nick Phillis has more than 20 years’ experience guiding young people and helping them achieve their potential. A qualified coach, he has an impressive record of helping people of all ages realise their potential, helping them to understand themselves, be the best they can be and, consequently, have a positive effect in the lives of others.

Katie Vaughan Edwards is a qualified coach. Her passion is working with children and young adults, developing confidence, emotional intelligence and resilience to help them navigate key periods of transition and challenges in their lives. Katie also works for The James Wentworth-Stanley Memorial Fund, is a Core Member of The Alliance of Suicide Prevention Charities (TASC), runs workshops in schools and helps private clients to organise and prioritise their lives. Prior to coaching, Katie worked in business administration in the City, Media and Property markets, she was a volunteer listener for Samaritans and a family support volunteer for the NSPCC.

Paul Kinkaid – has served more than 20 years in the British Army including Bosnia, Kosovo, Brunei, Darussalam, Afghanistan, throughout the Middle East and Ukraine.  He has designed and delivered bespoke leadership and military training all over the world, setting up the UK’s missions in Ukraine and in the southern regions of Saudi Arabia and teaching leadership to junior officers of the British Army as well as to Forces of partner nations overseas.

Dr Helene Laurent-Oliver is a clinical psychologist specialising in child and adolescent mental health, transitions into adulthood and family therapy. She completed her masters at Oxford University and gained her doctoral qualification from Royal Holloway University of London. She is listed on the British Psychological Society and HCPC registers. Dr Laurent-Oliver’s research interests are in psychological well-being and more specifically how to set goals which enhance personal meaning and flourishing.

Since working in the NHS and privately for 6 years Dr Laurent-Oliver has treated a number of young people suffering from anxiety, stress, panic and obsessive-compulsive disorders. She is currently undertaking specialist training in Inter-Personal Psychotherapy for depression. Dr Laurent-Oliver has done an array of parenting work to support children with behavioural or neuropsychological needs. She has also specialised in family therapy and worked with many parents who are separating.

Hamish Mackay-Lewis – After leaving Edinburgh University Hamish served for seven years in the Scots Guards, before going on to do an international MBA at IE in Madrid. He went on to lead a number of healthcare and education businesses in Asian emerging markets before transitioning to become a Coach, an NLP Practitioner and a Certified Meditation & Mindfulness teacher.   His strengths are in helping adults (both young and old) find the confidence to lead themselves with greater authenticity and wake up to their own sense of purpose.   Hamish often works with clients on transformative adventure experiences in wilderness areas around the world, where the opportunity to find our true selves is much easier without the distractions of the crowded modern world of social media and other demands.

Andrew Halfacre – a coach with two decades’ experience helping people discover what they really want and how to live in a more authentic and joyful way. He is author of ‘First, Know What You Want and has worked on personal development programmes in big business, small business and with academics from the UK’s major universities.  Prior to becoming an author and coach, Andrew worked in the utility industry in the UK before and during privatisation.

Naella Grew BA; MA; Grad. Dip. Couns; MBACP – studied at Columbia University (USA) and the University of Oxford before working in investment banking (JP Morgan) and then the World Health Organisation.  She is a qualified counsellor specialising in development from the teenage years to the mid-twenties when brain changes are at their most intense. Together with Janey Downshire (Grad. Dip. Couns; Cert Emotional Literacy; MBACP) Naella wrote ‘Teenagers Translated – how to raise Happy Teens’  and runs a variety of programmes distilling current research in psychology, neuroscience and communication aimed at helping parents to more smoothly navigate the teenage years.  https://www.teenagerstranslated.co.uk/

Anastasia Baker – knew I wanted to be a TV journalist by the time I was 15 years old. Every university holiday I worked for nothing in local radio and television stations around the UK – I wasn’t the most talented journalist but I was definitely the most determined! By the time I left university my CV was filled with fantastic journalistic experience.”  After attending Exeter University, Anastasia went to work at TVam as a trainee journalist. At 24, she was co-hosting the late night chat show, Dial Midnight on LWT. She joined BBC News in 1993 to present and report on Breakfast News and current affairs show, Here and Now. In 2001 she left to have children and set up the UK’s first over-night maternity care service, Night Nannies. There are now 6 franchises and over 500 Night Nannies working most nights. Anastasia has been trained in Integrative Therapy and is a Licensed Practitioner of NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) trained by the founder, Richard Bandler.  She is also licensed in Career Counselling with CCS. Anastasia has always been passionate about getting work experience from a young age helping people secure work experience hence founded the Intern Partnership which works with Youngbow to help young adults with their first career steps.