Associates ChangingPoint

James Loss Wells

James is a bilingual French-English coach and trainer, who helps executives and senior managers unlock their potential inside and outside the workplace.

James’ coaching style has been described as challenging, energising and engaging. He offers clients a space where they can step outside their comfort zone, reconnect with their inner motivators, and explore opportunities for growth. Playfulness and humour are central to his experience of the world, and often make appearances in his coaching sessions.

James has a particular interest in work/non-work balance. He sees the professional identity of clients as a component part of their broader identity, and respects the highest standards of confidentiality of the coaching industry. Because of this, he makes space for reflection and insights coming from beyond life at the office.

James began his career in mergers & acquisitions advisory with J.P. Morgan in France. He has worked in investment and non-profit sector roles in Morocco, Nigeria and South Africa. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University in his native Canada, and a Master of Finance from France’s Sciences Po. He trained as a coach with London’s Academy of Executive Coaching. James is passionate about cultural exchange, sport, and food systems. He currently lives near Toulouse, France.
Emma Willars Chaning Poitn Associate

Emma Willars

Emma has particular interest and expertise in the work-life equation, leadership and managing change. Her coaching work focusses on the intersection of work ambition with broader life priorities. She supports workplaces and individuals to reflect on their unique opportunities within the challenges of an ever-changing global context.

An experienced coach and facilitator, Emma delivers events and workshops – from 100s participating at a time to more intimate group coaching of 10 – as well as one-to-one coaching with individuals navigating change and career transitions.

As Director & Lead Consultant at Work Life Now, she supports employers and employees with models and solutions for better work-life integration: creating content, facilitating virtual and in-person workshops, providing 1-1 and group coaching plus consulting on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion strategies.

Over the last decade, Emma has curated and delivered content for Bright Horizons Work+Family Solutions, hosting and contributing to their Work+Family LIVE programme of events. These interactive events have an extensive reach; engaging with over 400 client organisations committed to DEIB action and practice.

Emma is a parent of three and brings her own personal insights for managing work and life today. Her work pattern has been agile for most of her career; practising hybrid well before the pandemic. Committed to lifelong learning (and unlearning), Emma holds a Certificate in Coaching (IAPD), is an accredited Leadership & Parent Transition coach (ILM) and a qualified Insights Discovery Practitioner. She holds an MA from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. Her Master’s dissertation drew on her early career experience and work with The British Council in Nairobi and Johannesburg.
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Nicky Elliot

A dynamic people leader, empowerment and leadership coach, experienced senior manager and consultant.

Chartered HR professional with a passion for learning and development. I’m at my best coaching others to be their best selves, bringing about transformation in people and teams through coaching, training and support. With a warm, empathetic style, I love to challenge myself and others to overcome obstacles and achieve their dreams – especially those things they thought would be impossible.

With exposure to several industry sectors and disciplines, I combine a strong business sense with a genuine ability to build strong relationships, which act as a conduit to successful business and personal change.
ChangingPoint Associate

Alexis Ernst

Alexis is an experienced coach, trainer and facilitator specialising in developing Leadership Skills and improving Team performance. She is an Accredited Executive Coach with 19 years of coaching, training and facilitation experience working with clients to create transformational change in individuals, their teams and their business.

As a trainer and facilitator, Alexis designs (in conjunction with the client) and delivers development programmes to address specific organisational needs and issues delivering tangible outcomes. She has worked with clients across a broad range of sectors such as Financial Services, Construction, Pharmaceuticals/ Healthcare, Charities.

Alexis has a strong business background with over 20 years senior management experience in technical and commercial roles in international blue-chip manufacturing and professional services businesses. Alexis has worked in the UK, Europe, North America and the Far East across a diverse range of businesses which has given her extensive experience of working with cross-functional and multicultural/national teams which enables her to facilitate understanding between others and their issues to enhance communications and achieve results.

Alexis has a BSc (Hons) in Chemistry and a Post Graduate Certificate in Business Administration. Further qualifications and training she is able to draw on include:

– Post-graduate diploma in Advanced Executive Coaching with the Academy of Executive Coaching

– Licenced Practitioner for Insights Discovery Profiling

Alexis is based in Dorset and enjoys competitive sailing, tennis, golf, skiing, health and fitness.
Maren Frank Associate - ChangingPoint

Maren Frank

I invite people to co-create the change they want to see in their work, life, team, organisation, and the world.

From a teenage passion for neuroscience, I went to be hooked on psychology in the pursuit of understanding the human brain and mind. My mission became to create safe environments for people to embrace their power to co-create the change they want to see in their work, life, team, company and world. Facilitating workshops and coaching are my favourite tools to this end. 

Focusing on the people side of change I’ve got to work in many industries, from pharma to transport, from oil & gas to education, from law to (health)care, from accounting to NGOs. My work usually entails one of these three core challenges: organisational change, leadership development and/or adopting a circular mindset and way of working. To each project I bring my experience in building human connections as well as inviting people to go deeper and for systemic change (where possible).

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