Coach Profile

Ann-Mari Freebairn

Career Coach

Ann-Mari is an Executive and Career Coach who draws on her 20-year career within marketing and communications and twelve years of senior-level experience to develop the leadership skills of her clients and take their careers to the next level.

Ann-Mari shapes her coaching around her client's values and purpose, supporting them to create a life that brings increased joy and fulfilment. This enables Ann-Mari to spot potential specialising in impostor syndrome, work/life balance, resilience and, building a personal brand and business strategy.

Ann-Mari works closely with senior clients to facilitate a career change and take a leap towards a more meaningful career path. With two successful career transitions under her belt, Ann-Mari is uniquely placed to guide others through this stage of uncertainty. Ann-Mari also specialises in career progression, leadership development and performance coaching.

Her coaching style combines warmth, connection and creativity with a focussed, results-driven approach. Ann-Mari uses her coaching expertise to give back. She founded a charity that supports young women who are unemployed or on a low income. The fully-funded programme aims to help build their confidence, harness existing skills and learn new tools for professional success.


  • Career change
  • Career progression
  • Leadership development
  • Performance coaching

Clients From

  • BBC
  • Dow
  • NutriCo
  • NHS
  • Department of Education
  • Cancer Research UK


  • Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC)
  • Licensed Firework Career Coach
  • BA Honours Degree: English Language and Literature


  • Hiking and being outdoors
  • Performing arts
  • Travel
  • Yoga and meditation



“Ann-Mari was a great coach. Her ability to put me at my ease and encourage me to explore my values and motivations has helped me appraise what really matters to me. I now feel excited and equipped (and a bit nervous) about the next chapter of my life.”

Head of Department Secondary School


"Investing in coaching is one of the best decisions I have made. Working with SEVEN has not only led to a new and exciting professional direction but it has also given me the confidence and skills to continue growing as a person which will benefit all aspects of my life."

Laura Senior Digital Marketing Specialist


“Ann-Mari was highly skilled in helping me deal with my inner critic and self-sabotaging thoughts. What was most valuable in our sessions is her confidence and warmth in holding non-judgemental space for me to process difficult emotions.”

Newly Qualified Executive Coach


“I really wanted some professional and expert guidance. Matching to a coach that had my industry-specific knowledge as well as an understanding of the level of seniority I was at, really gave me confidence. I knew that SEVEN would offer me the coaches and the process that would give me the options and expertise I was looking for.”

Catherine Marketing Director, Graze