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Subjects Taught

Public Speaking

Price GuideOnline Lessons
Price Guide
Individual £40.00£36.00
Corporate £80.00£72.00


Price GuideOnline Lessons
Price Guide
Individual £40.00£36.00
Corporate £80.00£72.00

Life Coaching

Price GuideOnline Lessons
Price Guide
Individual £40.00£36.00


Price GuideOnline Lessons
Price Guide
Individual £40.00£36.00
Corporate £80.00£72.00

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Personal Description:

My career started as a regular army officer which included leading a team of instructors in designing and running training courses for army recruits, as well as his own command of a team of 15 soldiers. On leaving the regular army to take an honours degree in Economics and Politics, I served as a leadership instructor for Oxford University Officer Training Corps. This entailed leading high altitude expeditions abroad, an interest which was continued with World Challenge Expeditions, in which under-graduates and school leavers were taught teambuilding, leadership, and management skills.

I cut my teeth in the commercial world as an international marketing and sales manager for a start-up engineering firm, but then discovered my vocation was in learning and development. After working in a management development **Contact Detail Removed** for four years I set up my own company in 2001 in which I have focussed my time to a greater or lesser degree ever since, as well as managing to fit in a teaching career in private education! My clients have included many large multi-national corporations as well as SMEs. I have worked with all levels of management up to board room level and across a wide range of market sectors including banking and finance, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, professional services (law, accountancy, property services) and government sector.

Training Specialisms:

I focus on team development, especially team problem solving and strategy creation, but I have extensive expertise in individual management and leadership skills. In particular I am experienced in personal effectiveness (communication skills and influencing behaviour; conflict management; decision-making) project management skills and managing change. I also have good experience in Performance Management, Managing Effective Meetings, Motivation skills, Negotiation skills and Coaching skills.

I am qualified to conduct psychometric tests (personality and cognitive ability tests) as well as Assessment centres to identify competency for recruitment and selection for promotion. I provide career advice using career motivation assessments and I am a qualified coach.

Training Methods:

My approach to training is simply to help the client discover their own knowledge and ability in their management and leadership skills and once discovered to nurture and develop their talent. Most of our potential lies hidden inside us and my role is to give clients confidence in their own abilities. I can provide a more directive approach but this is not usually as effective in developing management skills as a clients' own experience in their workplace can provide huge insights to them. Hence I use more of a coaching role.

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Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)


  • Newcastle College (2006) - Diploma in Performance Coaching (Professional) (✘ Not On File)
  • YWAM (2005) - Certificate in Counselling (Professional) (✘ Not On File)
  • London University, Birkbeck College (2003) - MSc Organisational Behaviour (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • British Psychological Society (2003) - Certificate in Occupational Testing, Level A and B (Professional) (✘ Not On File)

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