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Anne-marie Burbidge

Executive Leadership Coach, HR & L&D Expert
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Anne-Marie is an experienced learning and development leader, passionate about having a positive impact on individual, team and organisation performance.


As a trained coach, mediator and facilitator, with a focus on agile principles, productive ways of working and understanding what data can tell us, she takes an evidence-based approach to enabling high performance.  She’s worked in a broad range of industries including regulated (FCA/Ofgem/Ofcom), publicly funded/audited and start up/scale up tech.

Anne-Marie’s most recent employed role was as a Head of Learning and Development in the utilities industry. She led a team to transform the function from a training to a performance focus, creating a vision, road mapping delivery and focussing on a digital transformation.  Prior to this, amongst other roles, she was Learning and Development Manager at The Royal Household where she had responsibility for organisation wide policies and procedures across a wide range of disciplines and multiple sites. 


Anne-Marie is currently working on a variety of projects, from strategically shaping and driving People Strategy in start-up/scale up tech, designing & delivering team workshops in the public sector, to coaching experienced HR & L&D professionals one-to-one. 


She is passionate about leadership, coaching culture, performance enablement, career mapping, employee experience and onboarding. She coaches teams and individuals, and aspiring HR and L&D leaders.


She is a post graduate trained coach accredited in Core Strengths and Belbin team roles profiling tools, a Chartered Management Institute approved lecturer/internal assessor, is CIPD qualified and has featured on several podcasts and webinars talking about L&D, performance focus and product ways of working. 


“For me, it's about creating an environment where people can do their best work, removing blockers and being really clear about what success looks like. “

Some of her recent work highlights:

  • L&D transformation - from training to performance.

  • Strategy & road mapping - understanding the big picture, creating a clear vision for the future & aligning to business goals.

  • Implementing a new learning platform & digital tools - a shift to digital first.

  • Establishing an agile learning product team - for scale, pace and flexibility.



Anne-Marie has been working with Carver Coaching Ltd on a variety of projects since 2018.

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