Abby Barton is a Fellow of Oxford Leadership.
Abby is an executive coach and strategic consultant with a strong commercial and leadership background. She gained a broad experience of blue chip companies across many industries as a chartered accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers. She then deepened her knowledge of business and leadership in roles spanning Commercial Finance, Business Development, Strategy and Transformation at Sainsburys and O2. She also ran O2’s start-up accelerator and built a strong understanding of and network in the start-up ecosystem. Abby is based in the UK and works in English.
Abby has a combination of a very commercial and strategic mind with strong emotional intelligence and intuition. This enables her to build trust quickly, and coupled with her high energy and challenge, helps her clients get to the heart of issues, explore different perspectives and accelerate the process of change. Her coaching has helped leaders and organisations to improve performance, communication, collaboration, influence and motivation. Her work to help build high performing teams has focused on developing clear strategies, roles and accountabilities; and shared purpose, vision and values. She also has experience bridging the gap between corporates and start-ups and increasing her clients’ agility and pace when it comes to innovation and change.
Abby is a qualified chartered accountant (ACA) and an ICF accredited coach (ACC). She has a NLP Diploma from Middlesex University, a BA in Geography and Anthropology from Durham University and has accreditations in The Leadership Circle, Tetramap, DISC and iWam profiling tools.