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About Me

I am a qualified executive coach (ILM Level 7), with over 25 years’ experience of developing both people and organisations. Based in the South West of England, I work throughout the UK, and offer coaching either face to face, online (via Zoom) or by telephone. I coach at all levels, and work with individuals and businesses to unlock their potential and help them to achieve their goals. I’ve always enjoyed working with a wide variety of people throughout my professional life, and continue to be motivated by the growth and success of individuals and organisations. It’s that very same collaborative and partnership based approach, that now underpins the relationships I enjoy with every client that I work with.

Before becoming a coach, I worked across a number of sectors from events and education to employment and skills. Working in the private, public and third sectors. Focusing on leading strategy, sales and marketing, communications, learning and development, and change management. Each role that I performed during that time – from leading and growing small businesses, to working as part of senior leadership teams in large companies  – was within organisations that inspire people to develop their potential.  This has been very important to me throughout my career, and it is that passion, combined with my range of skills and experience, that now runs throughout my coaching practice.

Professional qualifications/accreditations

Level 7 qualification for Senior and Executive Coaches and Mentors (ILM)

Member of the Association for Coaching

A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing

Personal/family

I am married to Janet and have two children Lizzie and Rhys. Spending time with my family and friends is very important to me along with seeing our children grow and develop. I spend a lot of my time outside work enjoying the outdoor life, I like walking, running and playing tennis. I am currently enjoying walking the South West Coast Path with my wife, and gradually walking up all the ‘Wainright’ mountains in the Lake District.

My own path into coaching

Having enjoyed a successful, and varied career – I found myself with the freedom to consider my own path and decide how I wanted to shape my future professional life. When reflecting back on those 25 years, I was able to identify common themes that had arisen on many occasions, and I began to think about how my own skills and experiences could have helped.

I had observed:

  • People setting and going for their goals, while many others wished they had done so and had so much more potential to give.
  • What drove different people, how they adapted to different situations and what brought personal success and reward.
  • People stating that they were stuck in roles and not sure what to do to move forward in their current organisation, or to change career, whilst others gained promotion or embarked on new careers.
  • People held back by a lack of confidence, communication skills or an adverse reaction to change, whilst others flourished.
  • A wide range of managers and leaders, and lots of good inspirational leadership.
  • But also some not so good, and the resulting impact that this had on people and organisational growth.

My own path into coaching

Having enjoyed a successful, and varied career – I found myself with the freedom to consider my own path and decide how I wanted to shape my future professional life. When reflecting back on those 25 years, I was able to identify common themes that had arisen on many occasions, and I began to think about how my own skills and experiences could have helped. I had observed: People setting and going for their goals, while many others wished they had done so and had so much more potential to give. What drove different people, how they adapted to different situations and what brought personal success and reward.

People stating that they were stuck in roles and not sure what to do to move forward in their current organisation, or to change career, whilst others gained promotion or embarked on new careers. People held back by a lack of confidence, communication skills or an adverse reaction to change, whilst others flourished. A wide range of managers and leaders, and lots of good inspirational leadership. But also some not so good, and the resulting impact that this had on people and organisational growth.

  • Managers with the potential to grow to become a great leader but not investing in how to get there.
  • Businesses stagnate because of no clear vision and goals for the future, or through poor people management, whilst others grew.
  • People with great business ideas, but lacking the support to turn them into reality

In addition to these observations, I’d also experienced many of my own personal wins and pitfalls. And so, coupled with my desire to help people, and organisations, to grow – I followed a natural progression into coaching. This led me to start my own coaching practice, where I’m able to use my skills and experiences to support both people and organisations to achieve success.