Krista Elledge

Krista Elledge

Leadership Coach

Krista is driven to facilitate personal growth in others so that they can flourish in all aspects of life and leadership. As a headteacher and senior leader across a range of contexts, Krista understands the realities of leadership in education, and the challenges and rewards that can arise. She cares passionately about supporting others in these roles.

Krista uses her background in education alongside her training in coaching and positive psychology, to ensure that goals are rigorously pursued whilst also balancing personal and organizational wellbeing. She values the power of relationships and bases her coaching on a strong foundation of trust and authenticity, ensuring that others feel safe and can therefore challenge themselves to move towards their goals.

Krista truly understands the power of coaching. Coaching has led to her taking on new professional challenges and moving from the UK to start a new life in south-west France, which she describes, rather smugly, as ‘living the dream’.

Recent Industry Experience

The YOU Partnership Ltd, Founder and Director
2018 – Present
The YOU Partnership delivers a coaching partnership to a range of clients including leaders, parents and teenagers.

MTPT, Associate Coach
2019 – present
MTPT provides pro-bono coaching to secondary teachers, supporting their CPD, during and following their maternity leave.

Desmond Anderson Primay Academy and SSC, West Sussex, Headteacher
2015 – 2019
I led this large, complex mainstream school with an attached unit for children with autism. Responsibilities included staff development and performance management, budgeting, standards and assessment, compliance, curriculum, development of systems and processes, recruitment, premises, safeguarding and wellbeing of children, staff and families. The school required extensive improvement and was graded as Good in 2019.

The Crescent Primary School, Croydon, Deputy Headteacher
2011- 2015
The senior leadership team set up and established a new, large primary school in an area of deprivation. Roles included Inclusion Manager, assessment manager, staff governor, staff training and development, teaching and learning and EYFS. The school was deemed Good in 2012 at the start of its second year.


Wandsworth Primary Schools’ Consortium SCITT 2004 – 2005
Post graduate certificate in education (PGCE)

University of Roehampton 2000 – 2003
BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies


University of East London 2019 – 20
MSc in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology (MAPPCP)

Coactive Training Institute (CTI) Certified Coach (CPCC) 2019

ICF Accredited Coach (ACC) 2019

Specialist areas:
Leadership and performance balanced with positive
psychology and wellbeing

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