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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


7 ways to get the most out of leadership coaching

Jun 14, 2019

Convincing research evidence highlights the strong correlation that exists between leadership effectiveness and commercial results. But becoming an effective leader in practice is by no means easy and typically involves…

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…


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 Vince Cable

Mar 13, 2018

Sir Vince became an MP surprisingly recently in 1997. He went on to become Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills in the recent coalition government and is now,…

Commodore Jerry Kyd

May 8, 2018

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…


Apr 22, 2018

Katie was the winner of the Prince’s Trust ‘Young Achiever’ prize in their prestigious annual Pride of Britain Awards. A survivor of several personal traumas and horrific domestic violence, Katie…


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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