Polly Cochrane

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Polly has a widely-recognised reputation for creating the conditions for high-performance, inspiring and enabling individuals and teams to flourish.​

​Polly’s driving force and the thread running through her career is a passion for fostering environments where people are supported and motivated to be outstanding.​

​Her approach to coaching combines formal training with experience and observations drawn from blue-chip organisations, most recently leading a $1bn business through the pandemic.​

​Polly brings a sophisticated understanding of how to operate within matrixed structures and steer leaders through high-pressure situations, gained from over 20 years in senior leadership roles, including Director of Marketing & Communications at Channel 4 and most recently Country Manager at Warner Media, now Warner Bros. Discovery. ​

​Polly’s coaching style is ‘active’ rather than ‘directive’, aiming to provoke the kind of reflection and self-awareness that underpins personal growth, lasting change and sustained high performance.​

​Drawn to complexity, but skilled in the art of making the complex simple, Polly deploys a trademark mix of fierce logic, creativity, and curiosity to get to the heart of intractable issues and enable the unlocking of solutions.​

​Polly graduated from University of Cambridge with an MA in Architecture and is an Alumnus of the INSEAD Advanced Management Programme. She is an accredited coach through the Meyler Campbell Mastered Programme and EMCC.​

​Polly lives between London and Gloucestershire and is married with two university-aged sons.

Coaching Credentials​:

  • Graduate of the Meyler Campbell Mastered Programme​
  • Accredited Business Coach (EMCC)​
  • Fellow of the Institute of Coaching at Harvard Medical School

Client Testimonial:

“Polly brings a rare combination of commercial acumen, warmth and empathy, and a real sense of what it takes to thrive in demanding environments while protecting personal integrity and authenticity.”​ -Executive, Global Investment Bank