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1 (mu,sa) (latin) meaning talent (natural or acquired);
a special gift, particularly in business and the arts;
a capacity for achievement or success.
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Great minds don't think alike.
If everyone is thinking alike,
then somebody isn't thinking

General George Patton
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Our People
Penny Owston and Pamela Young are the Co-Founders of Musa Coaching and Development and accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Their complementary skills and experience represent the perfect partnership for providing support and development for lawyers and organisations.
Penny and Pamela's years as practising lawyers have taught them much about the highs and lows of building a successful career and business in the law, how things can go badly wrong and most importantly, how lawyers can, with the correct support and development, be guided in the right direction to success, achievement and fulfilment.
Combining their experience as Lawyers with their skills as Business Coaches, Penny and Pamela provide a completely insightful and inspiring approach to unlocking potential.
Penny Owston

Penny qualified as a Solicitor in 1980 and continues to practice, part time, as a Higher Court Advocate in the area of children law. Until 2007 she was the Senior Partner of a Law Firm, which she helped to grow over a thirty-year period.

In 1997 she graduated the Nottingham Law School MBA programme and subsequently co-authored a book “Making a Success of Legal Aid” which was published by the Law Society to critical acclaim. Thereafter, whilst continuing to practise as a lawyer, she worked as a management trainer for BPP Law School and as a management consultant .She has also written extensively and spoken at conferences about the issues facing Law Firms.

In 2000 Penny became a member of the Faculty at Nottingham Law School and a tutor on the MBA programme. She has a particular interest in the training, development and support of lawyers.

Penny was until December 2009 a Solicitor member of the board of the Solicitor’s Regulation Authority and of its Ethics and Compliance Committees. Prior to that she was the constituency member for Lincolnshire on the Council of the law Society. She is now a non-executive director of an Acute Hospital trust.

Penny graduated the Meyler Campbell Business Coach programme, which is accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and Worldwide Association of Business Coaches (WABC), has Course Recognition with the Association for Coaching and holds the European Quality Award conferred by the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC).
 
Having had a senior management role in a law firm for 20 years, Penny understands very well just how challenging and sometimes overwhelming this can be and just how valuable a coach is in helping to find a way to do the things that need to be done.
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Penny Owston
Telephone 07801 107937
Pamela Young

After qualifying as a Solicitor in 1996, Pamela spent most of her legal career with two top international law firms.  In her role as Partner and Head of Department, she identified a passion for working with teams and developing lawyers.

Pamela is a Business Coach and graduated the Meyler Campbell Business Coach programme, which is accredited by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority (SRA) and Worldwide Association of Business Coaches (WABC), has Course Recognition with the Association for Coaching and holds the European Quality Award conferred by the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC).

Using psychometric tools can be a very powerful and effective way to facilitate individual and team development. In turn, this can increase organisational effectiveness and collective performance. Pamela has studied and uses psychometrics in developing people and teams and is an MBTI Certified Practitioner.

Pamela is a co-author of a published practitioner’s guide to property law and has written and delivered many training courses for lawyers. She also works with and mentors students embarking on careers in the law and provides support and guidance on winning training contracts.

Pamela believes that communication can often be the key to solving problems and unlocking improved performance, particularly when poor communication has resulted in misunderstanding or even dispute. She has spent many years facilitating group meetings to reach the ultimate objective of the parties. She understands how valuable it can be to have an impartial facilitator. Pamela is a CEDR accredited Commercial Dispute Mediator and a CEDR accredited Advanced Negotiator.
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Pamela Young
Telephone 07771 848840
Musa Coaching & Development: nurturing talent - building careers   |   Telephone 07771 848840 or 07801 107937   |   Email info@musa.org.uk
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