Searchlight Partners Expand Executive Coaching Team: Sophie Castell & Robin Athey Join as Coaching Associates


March 25, 2019




Mark Rubinstein, Co-Managing Partner, is delighted to announce the expansion of our Executive Coaching practice with the addition of Sophie Castell & Robin Athey as Searchlight Executive Coaching associates.

Sophie Castell is a certified Executive Coach, working with individuals to empower their full potential. She enables her clients to achieve both business and personal goals and has successfully helped many people progress in their professional lives. Sophie is passionate about helping courageous people gain self-awareness, confidence and clarity to lead a meaningful career or business that truly changes the world.

Sophie has helped leaders from a broad range of industries including companies such as Unilever, Danone, Novartis, Inditex, Unicef, and Amex.

 Prior to her work in Executive Coaching, Sophie spent 14 years in Unilever in senior marketing positions and has extensive experience in leading teams, developing talent and designing and implementing business and marketing strategies.

Sophie holds a Masters in Business Administration from Esade in Barcelona, and a Postgraduate on Humanitarian Aid from UOC.

Robin Athey guides leaders in fast-moving, complex environments; those who are going through adversity and change; and those who want a better world.  She helps them gain clarity about their purpose and core values; use power wisely; be more resilient and effective; break old habits and patterns; and trust their inner wisdom. They develop stronger confidence, awareness, clarity and presence. They bring their gifts to life in new ways. They become better leaders, of themselves and others, as they navigate change in a complex world.

Robin brings over 30 years of global experience as an executive coach, consultant, facilitator and thought leader. Her clients have included ABB, Microsoft, Eli Lilly, Fujitsu, HP, Banco Santander, Girl Scouts USA, non-profits and governments.

For nine years, Robin was Research Director at Deloitte, where she led the firm’s global research on the human aspects of organizational performance and served as an advisor and executive coach in the firm. Prior to Deloitte, Robin led global production as VP of Cole-Haan, a subsidiary of Nike. She began her career as a strategy & operations consultant with Kurt Salmon.

“I am delighted to welcome Sophie and Robin to Searchlight,” said Mark Rubinstein, Co-Managing Partner of Searchlight. “Both Sophie and Robin are world-class coaches who believe in the power of Purpose to transform leadership within individuals and organizations.  They have an outstanding track-record of success in helping individuals accelerate their professional and personal development.”

For More Information:

Mark Rubinstein, Managing Partner,

(416) 786-3340

About Searchlight Partners:

Searchlight Partners is a leading Executive Search & Talent strategy consultancy practice with offices in Toronto, New York & London.  Founded in 2005, Searchlight helps organizations identify and attract exceptional leaders across all functions for organizations in the Arts & Culture, Media, Sports & Entertainment, Digital & Technology and Social Enterprise sectors.  Searchlight enables companies to create a sustainable competitive advantage through innovative talent strategies and programs including Recruitment, Executive Coaching & Workplace Culture. 

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