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I’m an APECS Accredited Executive Coach of 18 years experience who has helped hundreds of senior managers, directors and C-Suite executives develop their leadership and teams to enable change and deliver results. My mission is to help leaders and leadership teams be the best they can be so they, in turn, make the biggest positive difference for themselves, their people and society. I help leaders and their teams to reach new levels of performance and satisfaction, creating a trusted and confidential space where people can explore their challenges, be they personal or organisational.
You can read some examples of the business benefits my coaching has delivered below. These are some of the outputs, but at the core of my coaching, the input that starts transformation is in changing the relationships we have with ourselves and with others. This is what in turn, enables other benefits like increased confidence, better influencing, improved leadership etc. This true transformative change ripples out to impact all elements of the client’s world.
I have a strong track record of delivering measurable results but don’t take my word for it. Here are some client quotes of business benefits delivered:
”An increase in profit of £0.5m this year and estimated increase next year of up to £1.5m.”
“We’ve released tens, if not hundreds of millions ($) of additional value because of the coaching.“
“Impact on relationships has been immeasurable. I estimate several hundred thousand dollars of extra value, in reduced resource duplication, speed to market, and lower cost early stage modifications.”
“We’ve delivered more in six months than in the previous two years, despite being in a heavy period of change. On a very straightforward analysis, we’ve saved £1.9m in 9 months.”
“Improvement in CRM performance – currently running at 5% over target. Approval for additional investment in transformation programmes of £14m with benefits of £48m over 5 years.”
My coaching is built on many years of commercial experience in the technology, media and telecoms sectors. Graduating from Edinburgh University with a BSc in Psychology, I started a thirteen-year sales career working for both large multinationals and smaller start-up ventures, where my expertise was building strategic relationships and breaking into new markets. My last commercial role was a start-up, developing an online joint venture with one of the world’s largest publishing houses.
I made the transition to coaching leaders and teams in 2001, and have since developed a multidisciplinary, client-centred approach with a strong foundation in psychology and neuroscience. Clients tell me that they value my practical and pragmatic approach.
I’m a member of the Association of Coaching and subscribe to their joint global code of ethics. Like any professional executive coach, I undergo regular supervision.
Education and Training:
BSc (Hons) in Psychology; Certified Team Coach; NLP Master Practitioner; Stakeholder Centered Coaching with Marshall Goldsmith; MBTI® (Step I & II); FIRO-B; and Hogan HPI, HDS & MVPI