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Zarine Jacob

Principal of PassionFruit Coaching


A global coach and skilled facilitator with a holistic approach to people development, enabling sustainable culture change in organisations.

Zarine’s working language is English. She also speaks Malayalam, Hindi & basic Swedish & Tamil.


Current Position:


Principal of PassionFruit Coaching since April 2001: executive coaching, facilitation & consultancy in leadership development & culture change projects. Special interest areas: coaching capability, intercultural competence building, ethics & integrity, high performing teams.


Qualifications & Training

·2009: CMEC (Certified MasterMind Executive Coach, Executive Coach University USA)

·2008: EQ-i (Bar-On Emotional Intelligence Assessment) practitioner certification.

·2008: Culture in the Workplace (Hofstede) practitioner certification.

·2006: Advanced Solutions Focused Coaching & Training practitioner certification, (with refresher in 2007)

·2005: Human Software Engineering & Core Dynamics coaching, Tom Stone, practitioner certification., USA/London

·2001-2003: Working Together: team coaching, Tim Gallwey, Inner Game methodology

·2002: Action Learning: facilitators training, NACVS, London

·2001: Post-grad Dip Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative, special interest area cross-cultural counselling) with Distinction, University of East London

·1998: MA with Distinction in International Women’s Studies, Ruskin College, Oxford

·1980: BA Hons (Psych/Socio), Jyoti Nivas Women’s College, Bangalore


Professional Memberships

·Association for Coaching

·Training Zone UK

·SIETAR UK/India (Society for Intercultural Education, Training & Research)

·Global Coaches Network



Zarine worked in project management, training and learning/development for 18 years until 2001, based in India, Canada and the UK. As an independent practitioner, she now specializes in leadership development & culture change, focusing on executive coaching and building coaching capability, intercultural competence, ethics & corporate integrity, and high performing teams. She is an experienced coach and facilitator who works across sectors. Zarine is passionate about providing learning and development that equips people with practical solutions that they can apply in the ‘real world’. She is experienced at working with individuals and groups.


Zarine has presented at conferences on topics such as Gender & Ethics, Women in Leadership, Executive Coaching using Solutions Focus, Team Coaching, and Culture Change.


Organisations Zarine has worked with include several UK government departments, Telefonica O2, E.On, EDF, Pfizer, Merck, Asda, Tesco, British Gas, Credit Suisse, Swiss Re, the NHS, etc.



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