Jill Watt


Jill’s coaching style is empathetic yet challenging, combining confidence and assertiveness with deep thinking and listening. Jill thrives on coaching individuals and teams to consciously design their own outcomes in their career and life.


Before training as an Executive Coach and joining TPA, Jill’s career focused on executive and financial leadership across the financial services sector, working mainly for Scottish Widows, Lloyds and AXA. Jill progressed rapidly through the ranks of AXA, and was ultimately General Manager of their Commercial Direct Insurance business at the age of 35.

With experience spanning over 18 years as a senior leader in the financial services industry, Jill has first-hand experience of the complexities faced in the Corporate Board environment. She has successfully built and led highly effective teams, whilst delivering improvements in financial performance and overseeing significant business change.

Jill possesses a strong commercial acumen and excellent people skills. She is driven by the imperative for trust and understanding at every level, and for the development of a culture of empowerment.

Education, Qualifications, Professional Memberships

• CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants)
• Member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF)
• Post Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching, University of Chester (UK)

Contact details

E: Jill.watt@theprestonassociates.com
M: +44 (0)7502 232 082
T: +44 (0)20 7373 5663

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