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About Chantal

I’ve been in the world of work for 26 years. My first career was in media, advertising and sales starting as a sales exec, eventually leading teams and then going on to start my own coaching and consulting company ‘Star Consultancy’ in 1999.

I love my work. I’m a teacher, executive performance coach and a writer. I get to work with talented leaders and many types of people from all walks of life and different jobs and industries. Some days I might be working with a team and helping them to transform how they attract and serve thei...

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