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Taravandana Lupson


I am a freelance OD consultant, coach and mindfulness trainer, working with individuals and organisations to increase wellbeing, resilience and leadership effectiveness.

I feel very grateful for all the opportunities I have had in my working life. This includes the chance to share my passion for mindfulness, originally within the Buddhist tradition, through my experience of 30+ years of supporting healthcare staff and senior managers to provide the best care that they can for their patients.

My background is in the NHS, as a clinician (Dietitian), senior manager and OD lead within acute, primary care, public and mental health, and a Strategic Health Authority. Both as a leader and as an external consultant, I’ve been fortunate to lead a number of large-scale change programmes.

As well as mindfulness, I enjoy being able to offer specialist facilitation, organisational and leadership development skills such as team assessments, conflict resolution and psychometrics to build awareness, confidence and effectiveness.

I am also lucky to work as a coach with executive directors, CCG leaders, public health specialists, and clinicians from across the NHS and senior managers from housing associations and the voluntary sector.

AOD gives me the opportunity to support teams and their leaders to meet their potential and to work with many inspiring people.

Everything I do is built around a strong belief in human potential to which I endeavour to bring a positive, calm, clear and approachable style founded on integrity.

At a glance:
BSC Hons Nutrition and Dietetics, Accredited executive coach (ILM Level 7, Management Futures; Mindfulness Trainer (Breathworks CIC); Member of European Mentoring and Coaching Council; Associate of CIPD; Psychometric Testing in MBTI Step 1 and 2 and Firo-B, NHS HCLM 360 Feedback Facilitator

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