Who We Are

Ascentia was founded in 2000 by Sandra Henson – an inspiring and internationally well-respected corporate coach as well as an a researching practitioner with an unquenchable thirst for learning.

We tailor the latest evidence-based thinking in organisational change, people development and leadership into grounded, highly-effective programmes which are aligned to our clients’ business objectives and help them to achieve a tangible commercial edge.

Coaching is at the core
of the Ascentia offer.


We work at the highest levels within a range of blue chip client organisations and have developed coaching programmes which explore beliefs, behaviours and attitudes – and work to motivate employees towards strategic business objectives, delivering measurable performance benefits.

We work with a select group of outstanding coaches, who are renowned for their ability to support employees in adapting to new ways of thinking and relating to their organisations.

Our clients include Abbott, Dell, Microsoft, GSK, Diageo, Barclays, Lloyds, Dolland and Aitchinson, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Kemp Little, La Fosse Associates, Wrigley’s, Centrica, NPower, Johnson and Johnson, Moet Hennessy as well as public sector and Higher Education organisations alongside some select SMEs. We work at an executive level, with board members and senior teams, as well as with employees throughout our client organisations – often across international borders and are equipped to work in many different languages and cultural environments.

Ascentia is one of only a few coaching and people development companies holding the ISO 9001:2008 quality standard and we’re committed to maintaining high standards of professional effectiveness, through regular training and research, to ensure we incorporate the latest thinking and evidence into our coaching programmes.