UK-based Executive Coach and former senior lawyer joins The Preston Associates


Based in the UK, Michelle brings a track record of delivering organisational, digital and cultural transformation. During the last 30 years at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer she has successfully led large global teams and developed a deep knowledge of the financial services and corporate sectors.


Founder and CEO of The Preston Associates, Tom Preston, comments: “It is my pleasure and privilege to welcome Michelle to our team of Executive Coaches. Michelle’s experience as both a lawyer and senior business leader at one of the world’s most prestigious law firms give our clients in the legal sector and beyond access to a remarkable coach with deep commercial understanding. Much of Michelle’s past success she accredits to her commitment to developing individuals and teams and I know that she will be an inspiration to current and future leaders in her capacity as a coach.”


Michelle is an expert in and respected conference speaker on business and human rights, modern slavery, and anti-bribery and corruption. She also holds a number of advisory and Non-Executive Director positions in non-profit organisations including UK Coaching, the national governing body for sports coaches, and ForestSEA, a body focused on reforestation projects in South East Asia.


Michelle comments, “I’m delighted to be joining The Preston Associates and becoming part of such a high calibre team. I am really looking forward to bringing my own experiences and personal journey to the work that I do with our clients as they face the challenges of operating in an increasingly complex and uncertain environment.”


 Note to Editors:


TPA is a leading Executive Coaching firm that develops senior leaders, teams and organisations internationally. Since 2003 the company has hand-picked its coaches based on their own senior business track records, their diverse backgrounds and a shared set of values. As a result they provide some of the most experienced and highly-qualified Executive Coaching consultants for clients in the UK and across the world.


The company has offices in London, Berlin, Paris, Dublin, New York, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Beijing and Singapore. They offer coaching in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Cantonese and Mandarin.


TPA has three key Executive Coaching offers:


  • Individual Executive Coaching
  • Board, Team and Group Coaching
  • Organisational Development


With specialisms in:


  • Board & Senior Executive Mentoring
  • Family Business Coaching
  • Elite Business Performance
  • Diversity & Inclusion Coaching
  • Resilience & Crisis Coaching
  • Transition Coaching Expertise


The TPA philosophy: To be great Thinking Partners with our clients.



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For further information, please contact:


Ellie Rathbone at The Preston Associates:

[email protected] / 020 7373 5663


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