Coach Profile


Executive Career Coach

Annelise is an Executive and Leadership Coach with extensive experience in law and international banking, following a successful 20-year career. Annelise brings a wealth of corporate experience having, spent 8 years as an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley and working at other top law firms such as Linklaters and Clifford Chance before transitioning to coaching full time in 2014.

Annelise works closely with senior clients to leverage their own unique strengths, specialising in career transition, career progression, work-life integration and developing resilience in the workplace. 

Annelise has helped her clients successfully reach excellent results such as obtaining partnerships and promotions, increasing performance, successfully changing roles and careers and consolidating leadership skills.

Annelise’s coaching style is honest, energetic and direct, working hard to ensure that each session is tailored to each client's specific needs. To keep adapting her coaching style, she is constantly learning and gaining new qualifications enabling her to include new tools and techniques. Annelise was a professional athlete in her youth, running races of various distances and participating in step and aerobic amateur championships.


  • Executive + Leadership Coaching
  • Career Development + Transition
  • Work Life Integration
  • Stress Management + Resilience

Clients From

  • EMBA Judge Business School, Cambridge
  • Pandora: Leadership Programme with Said Business School, Oxford
  • JP Morgan
  • Societe Generale
  • Deutsche Bank
  • HSBC
  • Unicredit
  • Pinsent Masons
  • National Autistic Society
  • Blackrock
  • Bonelli Erede Pappalardo


  • Meyler Campbell Business Coach Programme accredited by AC and EMCC.
  • Member of the Association of Coaching
  • Member of the British Psychological Society
  • Qualified NLP Practitioner
  • Nancy Kline Foundation Course- Facilitation
  • Diploma in Positive Psychology
  • Certification in Stress Management and Resilience
  • Strength Assessment psychometric instrument from Capp (Centre for Applied Positive Psychology).


  • Poetry
  • Sport and exercise



"I have just completed a year of coaching by Annelise Pesa. She has made me work very hard on a range of skills, understandings and behaviours and has not shied away from challenging me on my assumptions and beliefs. I think it has been a very good process that has changed the ways that I lead and manage."

James Pricing Regulation Lead, NHS


“Working with SEVEN Career Coaching and specifically with Annelise Pesa has been an absolute career (and life) changing case for me. Annelise has helped me realise what I am really passionate about and gain the necessary level of confidence and inspiration to make the transition, based on my skills and strengths. I would highly recommend Annelise as your next Executive Career Coach.”

George Head of Sales and Operations, Viva Wallet


“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


“The experience was excellent all round. I learned a lot about how to deal with various situations in a management capacity, how to best present myself and how to analyse myself. Higher levels of motivation. Better self-awareness. Increased circle of influence.”

Matt O’Daly Senior Director eCommerce Europe, Warner Music Group