CEO, NATIONAL RETAIL BUSINESS, THEN GLOBAL FINANCIAL SERVICES
SENIOR PARTNER, GLOBAL LAW FIRM
MANAGING DIRECTOR, UK AND IRELAND, GLOBAL SOFTWARE BUSINESS
CEO, GLOBAL MINING COMPANY
GROUP COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR, GLOBAL SECURITY FIRM
DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS AND STRATEGY, GLOBAL MANUFACTURING COMPANY
GLOBAL EXTERNAL AFFAIRS DIRECTOR, MEDIA COMPANY
Having worked in communications and business for more than 40 years, I brings a huge range of experience to the role of coaching and mentoring. I worked as a journalist, a consultant, a strategist, a change manager, a quality director, a communications director, a business leader, a CEO and Group Chairman.
I have had the privilege of dealing with CEO’s for more than three decades, often in situations where those CEO’s were facing extraordinary challenges.
I have worked with them to deliver huge change programmes, manage crises, improve working relationships, develop teams or help them to energise their organisations.
Clients who have worked with me say I have helped them to:
• Deliver a better performance as leaders
• Achieve their goals more easily
• Clarify issues and actions needed to solve problems
• Enhance their confidence and communication skills
• Become better listeners with greater empathy
• Improve relationships and teamwork
I have led teams for more than 35 years, from journalists to consultants, from HR teams to sales people, from divisional directors to company MD’s, and has developed a wide understanding of business, across a wide range of sectors.
I have also led individual businesses and agency groups for the past 16 years, and bring my coaching the direct experience of steering businesses through periods of boom and bust, closures and sell-offs, start ups and mergers and acquisitions, diversification and growth.
I have coached dozens of people – my own Managing Directors, as well as many in-house communication directors and, increasingly, business leaders, helping them to improve their performance and their inspiration quotients.
My leadership learning is further enhanced by interviewing more than 100 CEO’s for my books on leadership. Two of these have been finalists in the CMI Management Book of the Year awards. All are now published in many languages around the world.
My executive coaching enables leaders to be more clear about their challenges, more focused on necessary action, while also allowing them to be more authentic and more engaging. I enable clients to manage their relationships in an inspiring way, thus improving their chances of success.