Sally-Anne was once a Commander in the Royal Navy. She worked hard and skilfully to reach this rank at a time when opportunity between men and women was unequal and bias was the norm.She left the Navy in 2004 and moved with her husband Simon and their children to Eastern Europe, where they lived and worked in Ukraine and in Russia for eight years. As a governor and then business manager of an international school in Kyiv, during a period of rapid expansion, Sally-Anne realised she had a passion and talent for coaching. She began doing this full time and obtained an Advanced Diploma in Coaching with The OCM in Oxford. At around the same time, Sally-Anne discovered the teaching of Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh and began practising mindfulness. She found that the practice gave her more time to think, to be creative, and to be at peace with herself and the world. She also noticed how she was better able to find space in the moment to choose her reactions, rather than respond from habit. This experience led Sally-Anne to develop a deep impact coaching approach she calls mindful executive coaching. Embodying her unique blend of executive coaching, mindfulness practice and leadership experience, she supports business leaders, entrepreneurs, founders, executives and teams to live they life they want.