Our Team

To face the needs of its clients Successful Women Academy™ has certified a number of coaches and consultants in the use
of the SWA Framework™ and partners with them as and when needed to facilitate its group programmes.

AnYes van Rhijn

AnYes van Rhijn is an international career and business Empowerment Coach at Successful Women Academy™ . She has founded Successful Women Academy™ to provide live and virtual coaching, training and mentoring to women all over the world. Prior to working more specifically with women, she has spent eight years as an Executive Coach helping international managers and leaders enhance their leadership presence, personal effectiveness, and working relationships. She also helped them implement organizational changes with strengths-based approaches. AnYes is the creator of the SWA Framework™, which is at the heart of the Step Into Your Brilliance (SIYB) and the Success On Your Own Terms (SOYOT) programmes. She is the expert in numerous modules of these two programmes.

Full biography AnYes van Rhijn  | Read her story  | Areas of Expertise: Self-Leadership – Mindset – Work-Life Balance – Personal Branding – Personal Effectiveness – Effective Relationships – Business Coaching – Time & Priorities Management – Sleep Management – Strengths-based approaches

Barica Blenkuš

Biography coming soon

Full biography Barica Blenkuš | Areas of expertise: Executive Coaching – Leadership development – Coach supervision – Life coaching – Change consulting – Organisation consulting – Strengths-based approaches – Skills Training

Lauretta Giovannoni

Lauretta Giovannoni is a Lifestyle and Personal Development Coach at Mad About My Life and a certified partner of Successful Women Academy™.

South African born and now living in the UK, Lauretta holds a first degree in Psychology and Counselling and a Master’s Degree in Occupational Psychology. Lauretta is a qualified and experienced coach and bereavement counsellor, as well as an accredited psychometric and personality practitioner.Added to her continual education, Lauretta has recently been accepted to undertake a professional PhD in Coaching Psychology to further deepen her knowledge and to research the preventative essence of coaching on mitigating stress related disorders & diseases.

Full biography Lauretta Giovannoni | Areas of expertise: Personal Development – Lifestyle – Personality and psychometric assessments – Bereavement

Terry McNerney

Terri McNerney is the Owner of Inspire the Best, which specializes in aligning Leaders, Teams & Business and a certified partner of Successful Women Academy™.
She has 25 years’ experience working with Senior Leaders and Teams in Global 500 companies, covering a variety of industries including oil & gas, broadcast media, pharmaceutical, telecommunications, retail, and finance. Enhancing business performance is a key focus using strengths-based approaches to resilience, relationships, transition, transformation & culture change. Empowering the next generation of women leaders is something close to Terri’s heart, engaging and energizing them to live to their purpose and passions and do what they do best.

Full biography Terri McNerney | Areas of expertise: Executive Coaching – Strengths-based Leadership – Accelerated Team Alignment – Business-Life Balance – Positive Transition – Transformation and Change.


… and because no business is effective without the people who support it, here is our support team:

Judi Evans

Judi Evans is our Administration Fairy! After having worked for many years in the fashion industry where she managed sales and design teams, created management systems, presented product at director level and travelled over the world sourcing fabrics and generally being inspired, Judi started Indigo Bureau, a bespoke virtual admin service. What she really enjoys, and is really good at, is devising systems and creating order and clarity out of chaos. She’s figures-orientated by nature and love being challenged with administrative chaos and turning it into something organized and easy to manage. She is our kind of heaven!!!

Sarah Doyle

Sarah Doyle is our Social Media Queen! She runs Cedar Business Support Services and her forte (amongst others of course) is social media.  She is the one who handles brilliantly Successful Women Academy’s online presence!

Teresa Walton

Teresa Walton is a photographer who specialises in headshot photography at Teresa Walton Headshot Photography. Nothing pleases her more than providing people with images that make them feel good about themselves. She has been fortunate enough to train with the world’s best. Her aim is to make people look confident and approachable, capturing expressions which reflect their personalities.
She is our go to person for those oh! so important headshot photographies when our clients need one for their LinkedIn profile for instance.