Francesca Lanza Tans

Francesca’s deep understanding of Leadership at the top of global organisations was gained in her commercial career in Investment Banking and the broader Financial Services Industry. Francesca combines her experience of working within global organisations in Europe, Asia and the US, with her deep coaching skills so that she quickly relates to the challenges, pressures & opportunities facing the senior leader.

“It’s the mix of warmth and challenge that Francesca brings to each session that enables me to kick off feeling relaxed and finish off feeling focused and energised… “

Partner,
Global Law Firm

Coaching Experience

Working with people, understanding what makes them tick, untangling complex team dynamics and indentifying individuals’ strengths is at the core of Francesca’s drive and coaching skills.

She has worked with a wide range of senior leaders across industries and geographies including Partners in global law firms, executive leaders in Financial Services, senior managers in Professional Services firms and top athletes. Her coaching clients are based in Europe, Asia and the US. Francesca aims to develop a strong partnership with her clients and works relentlessly and with passion to act as a catalyst for sustainable, positive change.

An Italian national, mother of a boy and a girl, married to a Dutch man, Francesca has lived in the US, Asia and Europe, working in a senior leadership capacity in two global organisations. As a result, Francesca understands diversity, the quirks of human nature, the pressure that comes with leadership roles and the deep rooted desire to succeed and aim higher.

Francesca coaches in both English and Italian.

Commercial Experience

Prior to becoming an Executive Coach, Francesca spent nearly two decades working for JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs, where she held senior management positions across the Investment Banking and the Securities Divisions in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Francesca began her career at JPMorgan as an M&A and Financing specialist, focusing on top-tier European Corporate clients, and later joined Goldman Sachs to help spearhead the firm’s efforts in the Middle East, working with the region’s most prominent Sovereign Wealth Funds. She subsequently expanded her remit to include Asia based Sovereign Wealth Funds, before becoming responsible for Goldman Sachs’ Securities Division strategy in Asia. Back in Europe Francesca expanded her coverage to include Private Wealth clients and Family Offices, before deciding to become a full time professional leadership and Executive Coach.

Throughout her career, Francesca’s passion has always been people and teams and she was greatly involved in the firm’s diversity, mentoring and talent development efforts.

Qualifications and Development

  • Founding Fellow of the Institute of Coaching – Harvard Medical School
  • Meyler Campbell Coaching Mastered Programme
  • Masters Degree in Engineering – Politecnico of Milan, Italy
“Coaching is a true partnership, a joint effort to re-define goals and ambitions; to clarify visions and strategies; to build strength and resilience; to unlock potential and aim for the inconceivable…”

Keith Krasny

  • ″No wonder so many top leaders worldwide seek his counsel.″ Chairman, Peak Inc
  • ″He is a highly effective coach and is able to help me work through critical and sensitive issues.″ Senior Partner & MD, The Boston Consulting Group
  • ″Probably the best event ever, a masterclass.″ Meyler Campbell ‘Fishbowl’ Attendee
  • ″Alexander has been an enormous support to me in developing our leadership capabilities.″ Chief Executive, Railway Children
  • ″He has an unflappable common sense, practical business experience and thoughtful insight.″ Chairman, PZ Cussons PLC
  • ″You have made a huge difference to my landing at GSK this year.″ President Consumer Healthcare Worldwide, GSK
  • ″A great foundation from which we can set goals for achieving our dreams with enthusiasm.″ MD, GoodBrand & Co
  • ″I would highly recommend him as a coach to others in leadership roles.″ Senior Partner & MD, The Boston Consulting Group
  • ″You have played a vital role in helping us on our journey towards becoming a truly world-class organisation.″ President RDQ, Jacobs Douwe Egberts
  • ″Highly supportive coaching, advice and challenge – very focused on my specific needs.″ CEO, South West Trains
  • ″I have rediscovered my confidence and have taken on challenges that I wouldn’t have thought I could deliver on.″ IT DIrector, Muller UK
  • ″I’m excited about the big ideas we identified for each of us.″ MD, GoodBrand & Co
  • ″He combines a wealth of practical business experience with a deep insight into human behaviour.″ Chairman, Performance Consultants International
  • ″He is very skilled at asking questions so that I examine all possible options.″ CEO, The Post Office
  • ″We were able to work through some tough issues in an extremely challenging business environment.″ CEO, Muller UK
  • ″He has helped inspire and motivate me and my team to a level I would once not have believed possible.″ HR Director, Whitbread Restaurants
  • ″No wonder so many top leaders worldwide seek his counsel.″ Chairman, Peak Inc
  • ″He is a highly effective coach and is able to help me work through critical and sensitive issues.″ Senior Partner & MD, The Boston Consulting Group
  • ″Probably the best event ever, a masterclass.″ Meyler Campbell ‘Fishbowl’ Attendee
  • ″Alexander has been an enormous support to me in developing our leadership capabilities.″ Chief Executive, Railway Children
  • ″He has an unflappable common sense, practical business experience and thoughtful insight.″ Chairman, PZ Cussons PLC
  • ″You have made a huge difference to my landing at GSK this year.″ President Consumer Healthcare Worldwide, GSK
  • ″A great foundation from which we can set goals for achieving our dreams with enthusiasm.″ MD, GoodBrand & Co
  • ″I would highly recommend him as a coach to others in leadership roles.″ Senior Partner & MD, The Boston Consulting Group
  • ″You have played a vital role in helping us on our journey towards becoming a truly world-class organisation.″ President RDQ, Jacobs Douwe Egberts
  • ″Highly supportive coaching, advice and challenge – very focused on my specific needs.″ CEO, South West Trains
  • ″I have rediscovered my confidence and have taken on challenges that I wouldn’t have thought I could deliver on.″ IT DIrector, Muller UK
  • ″I’m excited about the big ideas we identified for each of us.″ MD, GoodBrand & Co
  • ″He combines a wealth of practical business experience with a deep insight into human behaviour.″ Chairman, Performance Consultants International
  • ″He is very skilled at asking questions so that I examine all possible options.″ CEO, The Post Office
  • ″We were able to work through some tough issues in an extremely challenging business environment.″ CEO, Muller UK
  • ″He has helped inspire and motivate me and my team to a level I would once not have believed possible.″ HR Director, Whitbread Restaurants