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Leaders seek to make a difference in the world. They drive innovation and growth and they energise other people to deliver results.

Being a leader in practice can be exciting and fulfilling, but it can also be daunting and stretching. I support people as they embrace this challenge, helping them thrive and maximise their leadership impact.

My services

I work as a trusted partner with my clients as they think through the issues they face in their business activities and relationships. More fundamentally, I guide them in developing their own distinctive leadership approach, based on their personal values, passions and talents.

The unusual blend of commercial, leadership and coaching experience I bring enables me to contribute towards what they need to do in their roles, as well as who they aspire to be as leaders.

The roles I typically play for clients include:

  • one-to-one personal coaching and mentoring
  • leadership team coaching and facilitation
  • delivery of leadership development programmes
  • keynote conference speeches

Examples of my recent assignments include helping:

  • a new CEO to clarify their strategic priorities and engage their leadership team
  • a team of venture capitalists to build their leadership influencing skills
  • a marketing director to develop a clearer sense of their leadership purpose and style
  • the founder of a tech start-up to navigate rapid business growth

Publications

The Inspired Leader

Find out how leaders can discover, experience and maintain their personal inspiration by reading my book, The Inspired Leader.

This is a wonderful book…a celebration of humanity.”

Professor Alison Hardingham, Henley Business School

Powerful, timely and unique.”

Matt Shattock, Chairman and CEO, Beam Suntory Inc.

I wish I had read this book 40 years ago.”

General Sir Peter Wall, former Chief of the General Staff, British Army
The Inspired Leader book

Blog

The power of crazy, impossible, intriguing ideas

Apr 11, 2019

In our efforts as leaders to generate an inspiring purpose for our teams and organisations, we frequently get involved in the task of generating mission or vision statements. Worthy as…

Tune in to your own internal treasure-seeking system

Jan 18, 2019

I was struck recently by an intriguing connection between two seemingly unrelated encounters. In the first, I was talking to someone who had just joined an organisation as its new…

Does your leadership team feel up to something together?

Nov 12, 2018

I’m sure that as you look back over your career to date, there will be one or two memorable moments when your understanding of what it really means to be…

Podcasts

The Inspired Leader podcast series is run in partnership with The Marketing Society and shares interviews with people from many fascinating walks of life. Its aim is to explore what we can learn from the ways they fuel their inspiration as leaders.

Sir Ben Ainslie

Aug 30, 2018

Ben is the most successful Olympic sailor of all time, winning four gold medals and one silver between 1996 and 2012. More recently, he has helped the USA Oracle team…

Pip Jamieson

May 8, 2018

Pip is Founder and CEO of The Dots, the rapidly growing professional networking platform for people in the creative industries. Pip is a champion of diversity and was recently named…

Commodore Jerry Kyd

Jerry is the commanding officer of HMS Queen Elizabeth, the new aircraft carrier and the biggest ship ever commissioned by the Royal Navy. His career also includes roles as captain…

Contact

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