Hi, I’m Penny Barker and welcome to Eighteen Forty Four (or 18fortyfour as it’s more affectionately known!)
During my own squiggly career as a vet, programme manager and management consultant, I experienced the transformational power of professional coaching. Being an athlete, I’d always associated coaching with sport, but I realised then that the best teachers, mentors and bosses I’d had along the way had all in their own way been coaching me – helping me to discover my strengths, get out of my own way and turn my personal and professional goals into reality. I knew then what I wanted to do – to make that same difference for other people. My mission became simply “to inspire and empower others to do the things that inspire them”.