Anna Golawski

Anna Golawski

Executive and Mental Toughness/Resilience Coach

Anna Golawski is a highly effective, post-graduate qualified coach and facilitator who works predominantly with leaders and managers in both the private and public sectors.

She has over 15 years’ experience working for large corporates (including Harrods, IBM and Rolls Royce) and brings with her strong HR and commercial experience.

Anna is particularly interested in helping corporate organisations and their employees to better manage stress and performance in the workplace. Recent clients include CitiBank, Barclays Visa, Oracle, IBM, Capita Symonds, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, the Metropolitan Police and Transport for London.

Anna specialises in training and coaching in ‘mental toughness’ and ‘resilience’ and, with the help of a “Mental Toughness” psychometric tool, she is able to identify stress-points and challenges affecting organisations and individuals. In turn, she uses this information to inform and assist those organisations and their employees to better target and manage workplace issues and stress, improve confidence, and perform under pressure.

Anna is a published author on the topic of mental toughness and has written several coaching articles for magazines. She is regularly consulted for comment by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM).

In collaboration with A Resilient Mind, Anna is able to offer various services to corporate organisations and their employees including one-to-one executive coaching, workshops/group lunch and learn sessions in respect of resilience and mental toughness, recruitment and assessment support (often using psychometric testing), and strategic advice around wellbeing, mental health and performance.

Anna holds a PG Cert in business and personal coaching and an MBA in Business Administration from Henley Management College (in addition to other qualifications). She is a member of the Association for Coaching and the Chartered Institute of Professional Development, is a NLP Practitioner (Neuro Linguistic Programming), and is a licensed user of MTQ48 (Mental Toughness psychometric).


“I worked with Anna Golawski as part of a leadership development project within the Metropolitan Police. From the very start, Anna was engaging and sought to fully understand my role, listening carefully and recording accurately my situation and provided very useful suggestions to help me further my career.”

“The quality of the one to one engagements with the Leading for London coaches was unique in that it was far better than anything experienced within the MPS in 29 years. I put this down to the skills of my coach who was able to quickly assess individual and broader group performance challenges and help me to develop successful plans to address and monitor. Her communication, leadership knowledge and skills are excellent and perfectly suited to the MPS and its current and forthcoming challenges.”

“Anna is a dedicated, empathetic and gifted coach who helps her coaching clients achieve different perspectives and thus open up wider possibilities for them. I have worked with Anna on the Transport for London Senior Management Development Programme and have found her to be insightful and supportive, and an excellent team player. I have no hesitation recommending Anna for the quality of her work and the positive energy she has brought to our team.”