About Us

Rebecca Hill - Executive Coach, London, UK

Wise Sherpa is the brainchild of Rebecca Hill, a former “Big 4” global Director with an extensive background working for major global professional and financial service organisations. Latterly at EY as a global director specialising in consulting on people-focused business strategy and organisational change. In this role she developed well-honed coaching, mentoring and facilitating skills. 

After 25 years in the City, Rebecca is now firmly embedded in the entrepreneurial space having successfully launched several businesses with her business partner. In her work through Wise Sherpa, Rebecca is collaborating with a number of purpose led and impact focused Start Ups, Scale Ups and SMEs as well as more established organisations and businesses providing coaching, mentoring and consulting services across geographies and cultures virtually and in person.

She has a particular interest and specialism in working with purpose led, impact focused individuals as well as organisations looking to support their experienced professionals on transitioning out of the organisation in mid to later career into fulfilling encores.  To this end, she has co-authored a book From work life to new life – rewriting the rules of retirement for smart professionals www.fromworklifetonewlife.com and is the co-presenter of a podcast by the same name.

Additionally, as a result of the coaching and mentoring work, she has taken on a limited number of strategy and change consulting assignments with a small number of mainly existing clients on their purpose led and impact focused journey.

At the core of her business belief system, Rebecca has a passion for the economic empowerment of women. Whilst at EY she led their global Women. Fast forward Programme. Until recently, she was also a member of the UK delegation to the Women20 (W20) – an official engagement group of the G20 – and continues to work with the UK government on policy issues related to women and enterprise. As a result, much of her coaching and mentoring work is with women leaders in large organisations as well female entrepreneurs, founders and CEOs.

Rebecca holds an MSc in Coaching and Consulting from Said Business School, Oxford University and HEC Paris, as well as being a Chartered Marketer and qualified coach. She has lived and worked in several countries including France, US and Switzerland. She also sits on a number of boards and committees, and has most recently taken on the Chairperson role for auticon’s UK’s Advisory Board.

Rebecca frequently speaks on a broad range of topics including mid-life to later life transitions into fulfilling encores, navigating major life stages from a career perspective and women’s economic empowerment to name a few. She also authors the monthly Wise Sherpa blog. 

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What do we mean by purpose led professionals and organisations?

Increasingly, we are finding that many experienced professionals are asking themselves questions at a more profound level in their lives like Why? To what end? Many professionals, especially the more experienced ones, due to much of the turbulence we are now seeing in the world, are looking at their lives and realising that they want the years they have ahead to be purposeful, impactful and potentially with a purpose led legacy. 

If you are unsure whether or how to become a more purpose led professional and leader or you are an organisation looking to support your leaders on their journey to be more purpose led, then we should talk.

What do we mean by impact focused?

Impact focused professionals and organisations embed not just profit but also people and planet into their core values. These values of people, planet and profit are fundamental to the mission and movement gathering pace that business is here to serve society and the individuals within (and not the opposite). It aligns powerfully with the UN Sustainable Development Goals to make business and its leadership a powerful force for good focused on addressing some of the most pressing issues of our time. 

If you are unsure whether or how to evolve your impact focus either as a professional and leader or an organisation looking to support your leaders on their journey to being more impact focused, then we should talk.

What is a Sherpa?

The members of the Sherpa population are known for their skills in mountaineering. Subsequently, Sherpas have become known globally as world-class mountain climbing guides whose purpose is to guide climbers and help carry the load. Sherpas face the same harsh conditions and take the same risks as the climbers.

And Why Wise Sherpa?

We believe in walking shoulder to shoulder with our clients on their journey and helping to share the load with them as they learn and evolve. executive coach london