About Annie Symes

This business evolved following on from a 30 year career in Policing. Annie worked in various areas of the county in a variety of roles reaching the rank of Chief Inspector. Working with teams from various different departments looking after people became the basis for Annie’s leadership style. She was the force lead for coaching and alongside her day job was heavily involved in numerous leadership programmes.

Using her experience from the police force, Annie developed Quay Development Coaching to bring her vast experience of developing people to the business world.

Based in Poole, Dorset Annie has developed the business over the last 5 years.

Motivated by helping people

Motivated by helping people and a desire for knowledge Annie added various qualifications to her ‘hands on’ experience. As a result she holds a Master’s degree in coaching and mentoring practice, a post graduate certificate and diploma in general management and most recently in 2013 a CMI Level 5 award in management coaching and mentoring.

On congratulating Annie on her most recent achievement her tutor commented:-  “Your work was selected for internal moderation and the moderator was particularly impressed with your depth of knowledge and your flexibility in selecting models and approaches with your clients.”

Challenge Annie

In her spare time Annie takes on a variety of challenges in support of various charities, bring her the opportunity to include the skills it takes to achieve some of the challenges in her presentations for her business clients. Risk, drive, determination, motivation and commitment were often needed in the London marathon, a tandom sky dive, walking on hot coals and a 300 mile bike ride in 4 days!