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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.
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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:

  • the CEO of a national charity to handle the challenges of the Covid pandemic
  • the Founder of a tech start-up to navigate rapid business growth
  • the CEO of a consumer goods business to clarify their strategic priorities and engage their leadership team
  • the Marketing Director of a large entertainments company to develop a clearer sense of their leadership purpose and style


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


Being inspired as a leader in difficult times

Jun 4, 2020

There is no more important job for a leader than managing the energy within their business. When people feel inspired, positive, valued and determined, the chances of success are so…

How leaders deal with dilemmas

Nov 1, 2019

Building a business successfully over time involves reconciling a continuous stream of apparently conflicting priorities. Driving the efficiency of existing operations versus innovating for the future. Focusing on the delivery…

5 steps to help you take control of your time (and your role)

Aug 9, 2019

Pause…..to reflect on what you’re doing today and why Define…..your desired role as a leader Recalibrate…..your team’s responsibilities and expectations Plan…..your diary commitments proactively Choose…..how you handle situations reactively  …


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.

Martha Lane Fox CBE

Mar 13, 2018

Martha rose to fame as a digital pioneer through her role as Co-Founder of Lastminute.com. She has since served as the government’s digital inclusion champion and now leads the think…

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…


If you would like to explore how I might support you and your leadership team, I'd be delighted to hear from you.

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