Born in India, Tina grew up in the UK, and, on completing a degree in Philosophy, entered the world of commerce and banking to become a company director by the age of 26. Following a period as a full-time mother she then qualified as a counsellor and as a trainer in Humanistic Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Psychotherapy. Over time she developed expertise in working with addictions, eating disorders and trauma - an expertise which led to her training health professionals and educators across Europe and the USA.
In 1996 Tina took her people skills, insight and professional therapeutic experience back into the commercial arena - devising bespoke people programmes, working with executive teams and senior management, delivering leadership development trainings and pioneering new coaching techniques for individuals in the workplace. She founded Hexagon Training to deliver tailor-made initiatives for a blue chip client list including HSBC, Virgin Media, Kingfisher and JustGiving.
A published author (“Women in Leadership”, Arena 2008), Tina now focuses her energy and skills on working one-to-one with the most senior decision makers in organisations. She applies herself to the challenge of waking up people and systems - with a heartfelt recognition, always, of the fundamental importance of working in a way that achieves growth and enhanced well-being for both the organisation and the individual.
I recently took two days off work to get up, shower, get into my pyjamas, light the fire, climb onto the sofa and drink coffee and eat pizzas while watching the whole of “Breaking Bad” - all five series - back-to-back. I only got up from the sofa when it was finally time to go back to bed.
“If you seriously consider the consequences of each step before you take it, you will spend your life on one foot.”