With over 30 years leadership experience, I am now helping individuals and teams to reach their potential, face the future and grow.
My career at M&S gave me experience of being an HR Manager, running stores, the Training Department, large scale change programmes and latterly as the Head of Store Design where we were responsible for a 400 store 12m Sq Ft store transformation programme that included developing sustainable solutions as part of Plan A.
At BRE, as COO and latterly CEO, I led a world leading, multi-disciplinary, building science centre with a mission to improve buildings and infrastructure through research and knowledge generation. At BRE I also created a digital software team and tools that grew to represent 30% of turnover in addition to growing an International Business worth 40% of turnover. As President of BRE America and Chairman of BRE China, I led the company's international expansions.
I am proud of having led and supported wellbeing and mental health initiatives, with the aim of creating a safer and happier environment for all.
My interest and commitment to coaching comes from a career long belief that everyone has considerable potential and can work towards realising and building on it. I also believe being a generous and empowering leader will engender teams that are motivated, confident, focused and well. A significant part of delivering on this belief is in investing time in the development, performance and well-being of teams and individuals.
My aim is for my coachees to gain more mobility through the use of additional resources and strengthened optimism. As Viktor E. Frankl (1959) said “everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”