Laura Ashley-Timms is recognised as one of the UK’s top Executive Coaches and is the co-creator of the STAR® model (2010) and the multi-award-winning STAR® Manager program (STARmanager.global).
She is an expert and thought leader on how to leverage Operational Coaching™ behaviors across organizations to drive commercial results and improve productivity and engagement levels.
As the co-founder and COO of Notion, a performance improvement consultancy established in 2000, Laura has led the team to win a string of awards for innovation, learning design and academic partnerships and for its work with FTSE and Fortune 500 clients, including Personnel Today magazine's prestigious Learning & Development Supplier of the Year award in 2021.
Laura is regularly invited to speak and delivers inspirational keynotes within client organisations and at business conferences, on various subjects including management performance and Operational Coaching®.
Laura learned about the power of coaching from her early childhood career in international sports and began coaching others by the time she entered Oriel College, Oxford (as one of the first females to that college). She gained not only an MA (Oxon) but also an ‘extraordinary full blue’. With over 30 years of international business experience, living and working in the USA, Europe and Asia (and a decade of that spent in the retail sector), Laura has a strong focus on pragmatism and results. She is the architect of many of Notion’s client programs and is responsible for the outstanding quality of engagements.
Laura is the co-author of The Answer is a Question - The Missing Superpower that Changes Everything and Will Transform Your Impact as a Manager and Leader. She is also an avid blog writer and co-writer and producer of ‘Maintaining Coaching Excellence’ and ‘Business Success Strategies' and has created unique academic management qualifications to support all leaders and managers to become better people managers.
She's a mother of 3 teenagers and proud to also be a real ‘Cockney’ having been born in London within the sound of the Bow Bells.