Barbara Dewast


Barbara is a great listener - she heard the things I am struggling to name and helped me frame key elements of my career objectives. This was an intense and truthful exercise for me - I really enjoyed our interactions!
— Charlotte B
Structured method, which helped me see through the woods. Game changer
— Charles T
Great understanding of my professional situation, both the industry and the politics. Barbara supported me, and helped me naviguate this important transition. She is pragmatic, efficient and thoughtful - we connected well.
— Gabriel D

Barbara Dewast

Barbara is a professional coach, trained by CTI London. She is also a qualified solicitor and a mother of 3.

She works in English and French.

Barbara Dewast

 Barbara started her career as a City Lawyer in London. She discovered the fast-paced corporate life, with clients demanding high-quality work in a competitive atmosphere.

Wanting to bring a better balance to her working life she set up a corporate wellness venture, with a former colleague. In her new role as corporate wellbeing advisor,  she organised wellness programmes in major corporations in the City, such as mindfulness meditation, yoga, pilates and nutrition sessions. This gave her the opportunity to deliver workshops across the City.

Her passion for people then brought her to recruitment and coaching: she joined an executive search firm, set up by ex-McKinsey consultants and known as the place to-go-for, for roles with the top-3 strategy consulting firms. Although she was working with outstanding candidates, she noticed that most were struggling to reach their true potential and to find real career fulfillment.

This led her to career coaching: she now has the tools to effectively help experienced professionals determine their next step, and action them. 

Barbara has trained, as a coach, with CTI- Co-Active London.