Global Partners

Dr. Frances Penafort

Executive Coach

Our Global Partner Frances’ purpose in life is to inspire leaders and their teams to break their ‘mental barriers’ and ‘raise the bar’. Equipped with a myriad of work experiences bridging executive coaching, global leadership, cross-cultural training and leadership development work, Frances enables leaders to achieve their stretched targets utilising their resourcefulness.

Frances’ predominant style revolves around enabling her clients to become aware of their inner strength and resourcefulness, help them sharpen their focus on the goal to be achieved as well as aid them to stretch themselves and achieve their goals.

Areas of Specialisation Executive Coaching: Executive Leadership, Executive Performance, Talent Development, Managerial Skills, Behavioural Skills and Cross-Cultural Diversity. Workshop Facilitation: Global Leadership, Emerging Leaders, Coaching, Communication, Winner’s Mindset, Personal and Team Effectiveness.

Frances is an ICF accredited coach (ACC) specialising in Executive Leadership, Executive Performance, Talent Development, Managerial Skills Coaching and Behavioural Coaching. She was the First elected President of the ICF Malaysia Chapter in 2011. She has recently been elected to the ICF Global Ethics Board for 2016-2019. Her professional certifications include – being a Certified Global Mindset Consultant (Thunderbird, USA), Coaching for Greater Effectiveness Program (CCL), D.I.S.C. Profiling Certification (USA) and Behavioural and Career Coach Certification (USA). Academically, she holds a Bachelor in Accounting (University Malaya), Masters in Accounting (University of Southampton, UK) and also a Ph.D in Accounting (University Malaya).

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Natalie Jackman Ible

PCC, CALC - Founder, President & Professional Coach Partners for Performance

Founder and President of Partners for Performance, Founding President of the International Coach Federation Caribbean Chapter, Mrs. Natalie Jackman Ible, has brought her extensive experiences, in Petrochemicals, Oil and Gas, Tertiary Education and Talent Development into Coaching and Consulting.

Natalie’s credentials include a BSc (Hons) Chemical Engineering and postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies, both from the University of the West Indies; Professional Coach training (University of Miami); Professional Certified Coach credential (ICF), Certified Action Learning Coach credential (WIAL). Natalie also holds certificates in Process Improvement methodologies, Project Management, Competency Based Management, Entrepreneur Training and other coaching methodologies. She is also the Caribbean representative for Coach to Transformation, CoachingOurselves and Harrison Assessments.

Natalie is a coach to leaders, teams and professionals locally, regionally and internationally and is a mentor to entrepreneurs, engineers and coaches. Natalie has worked with multinationals, regional players and has interacted cross-culturally and professionally. As a technical coach, she has developed and implemented management, technical and assurance systems.

A pioneer and innovator, her personal pursuit is that of "Cultivating Excellence".


Coaching – Personal, Professional, Leadership, Entrepreneur, Technical
Coaching and Coaching Skills Training, Mentor Coach Action Learning, Group and Peer Coaching and Breakthrough Problem Solving Competency Management and Psychometric Assessments for Development Process Improvement
Training and Development (Leadership, Technical, Entrepreneur)
Special Interest: STEM-based Professionals and Leaders, as well as Youth

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Martin is Director of his own company, Two Degrees Consulting Ltd.

Based in Wales, Martin was an Executive Headteacher in the Secondary State sector in both England and Wales. He has 34 years’ experience of working within the education sector both within the UK and Internationally and at all levels of leadership and management.

Martin was successful in creating and embedding a Joint Practice Development Model in his school as a method by which to empower and strengthen the skillset of each teacher and leader. This contributed to him earning recognition for leading one of the most improved schools in Wales.

Following his spell as an Executive Headteacher, Martin took up a leadership role with the non-profit organisation, the Commonwealth Education Trust based in London, to support their delivery of educational consultancy, products and services throughout the Commonwealth.

For Martin, recently training to become a Certified Coach with Coach-To-Transformation has been the last piece of the jigsaw to consolidate all that he offers to

leadership, coaching and training. Martin has learnt a lot about himself on the journey towards certification and these newly gained skills, he believes, dovetail beautifully with the experience he has gained over the last 34 years.

Martin holds a B.Ed (Hons) from St. Paul’s College, Cheltenham and a National Professional Qualification in Headship (NPQH) from the National College of School Leadership, United Kingdom.

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Nadene has over 20 years’ experience of working within the education sector both within the UK and internationally.

As a classroom teacher and Middle Leader, Nadene led her department to excellent student outcomes and was subsequently nominated for ‘Teacher of the Year’. As an Assistant Headteacher responsible for Teaching, Learning and Training across two federated high schools in South Wales, she led successfully on professional development and learning for teachers, NQTs, student teachers and support staff and earned recognition for improving the quality of teaching and learning. Nadene was later invited to take up Commonwealth Education Trust which involved working with Ministries of Education across the Commonwealth.

Nadene recently held a role at the University of Wales, Trinity St David as Lecturer in Professional Studies supporting the delivery of the Graduate Teacher Training Programme and is now Director of Two Degrees Consulting UK providing consultancy, training and coaching services to the education sector. Nadene is aCertified Coach with Coach-To-transformation.

Nadene holds a B.A. (Hons) in History from Cardiff University, a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from Cardiff Metropolitan University and a masters level qualification in ‘Technology Enhanced Learning’ (PG. Cert) from the Open University, United Kingdom.


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