Lydia is a skilled international leader with vast experience as a leadership development practitioner and coach. With over 25 years working in a Not-for-Profit International organization at a senior level, Lydia brings a unique understanding of supporting leadership development in a cross cultural and intergenerational setting. She has been at the forefront of building leadership capacity and capability at both national and international levels in areas of governance, strategic planning, and educational programme development.
Lydia has mentored many young women into positions of leadership as well as coached many new managers working for charity organizations. She is also an experienced facilitator, trainer, and is passionate about providing learning and self-development opportunities to others.. Having worked with women leaders from different countries and cultural backgrounds, Lydia has profound appreciation and understanding of women and gender issues. She has worked closely with national and international organizations including the United Nations as well as Academic Institutions. Most recently Lydia has been working on a community project sponsored by Public Health, Westminster City Council promoting health and wellbeing including mental health wellbeing.
Lydia has a BA Honours in Sociology and Labour Studies as well as an MBA from Middlesex University. She also had an Advanced Certificate in Executive Coaching Accredited at Masters level by Bristol Business School, University of the West of England, (UWE).
She is a Member of Chartered Institute of Personnel Development and MBA Association. She is a Partner of the “Out of the Box” an organization that provides consultancy to small NGOs in Africa and the Middle East