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Hannah Wilson

Hannah Wilson

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Coaching Bio

Hannah is a leadership development consultant, coach and trainer. She spent twenty years leading in schools, trusts, teaching hubs and universities. She now works independently. She is the Co-Founder of #WomenEd and #DiverseEd.

Coaching Experience

Hannah has been coaching and mentoring existing and aspiring leaders in education for the last decade. She came to coaching through her own leadership journey in and out of schools – coaching has helped her make strategic decisions at key milestones. She has supported hundreds of people to navigate their career, negotiate their salary / contract and find values-aligned workplaces where they can flourish and thrive.

Career Experience

Hannah has held the posts of HOD, HOY, AHT, DHT, HT & EHT. She has also held roles across trusts and teaching hubs where she has led on trust-wide priorities such as professional development and safeguarding. She has led a large secondary PGCE programme and been commissioned to design and deliver a new MA in Education, Ethics & Leadership. She is a primary school governor and has been a MAT trustee.

Coaching Qualifications



Coaching Accreditations


Positive Intelligence


Coaching Tools

She has accredited with the Coactive Institute, the Teleos Institute, the British School of Coaching and Resilient Leaders Elements. She has also trained with Giant’s Five Voices, Graydin’s Start with the Heart and Integrity Coaching’s development programmes. She is a Fellow of LBU’s CollectivEd community.

I have completed two coaching courses with Hannah; one was as part of a small group and one was paIred leadership coaching programme. Both were amazing and have had a significant, long term impact on my development as a professional and an individual. Hannah provided an excellent balance of support and challenge and the coaching she provided has without doubt, developed both my leadership skills and my confidence. I would absolutely recommend Hannah to any leader who wants to grow and develop themselves.

Laura Youngman, Headteacher

One of the best investments I made in my professional career was to have Hannah as my coach. What I value most about Hannah is that she is genuinely interested in me and my progress. She celebrates my wins and skilfully guides me through my uncertainties by giving me ideas to think through and the space to make decisions. Hannah is an expert in her field and has opened my eyes to a wide network of resources and support to help me achieve my career goals. One such resource was the Resilient Leaders Element (RLE). This was an excellent tool that helped me identify my strengths and provided me with solid feedback on what I could do to develop resilience as a leader. If you are looking for a coach who will challenge you, support you and is who is skilled and knowledgeable in their field of work- then I would highly recommend working with Hannah.

Elizabeth Walsh-Iheoma, College Leader

Hannah is an authentic and inspirational coach- her values driven approach is a breath of fresh air! She goes above and beyond to support and empower others to rise to challenges; overcome setbacks; develop resilience and to reflect. She is a gem – an absolute pleasure to work with.

Hidaya Hallak, Middle Leader

Hannah and I worked together over a period of 6 sessions and I found my personal growth and resilience goals consolidated through Hannah’s guidance. Hannah created a safe space within which I felt listened to, was able to tie together past progress and learning milestones, and integrate these into a plan for who I needed to be for my new stage of life and work.

It felt validating to give concrete shape to certain long-standing aims that I had temporarily put on pause, and to do so with a values-base that best suits who I am. Hannah’s supportive and empowering frameworks and questioning helped me to craft a plan for growth that I am staying true to in the months ahead.

Aditi Singh, Assistant Headteacher