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About me

I've had some great opportunities for learning throughout my career.  I've set up an organisation from scratch and grown it to employ over 1,500 people giving me first hand insight into the highs and lows of being an entrepreneur.  


I've set up a new division in an international business and mobilised complex multi-million pound contracts which have involved thousands of staff and coordinating the activity of over thirty supply chain organisations. Through these experiences I've recognised the importance of leading beyond my authority and developing senior leaders and technical experts to deliver market leading performance.

As a psychology graduate, qualified and credentialed executive coach and able to deliver psychometrics in both ability and personality, I can offer a comprehensive coaching experience for people looking to deliver their best in life and work.

I am a Non Exec Director of four organisations including the University of Manchester which has a turnover exceeding £1bn.

I deliver the Executive Coaching for experienced leaders on the Manchester Metropolitan University's MBA programme and tutor on the Post Graduate Certificate for Business and Personal Coaching with Barefoot at Chester University.

I love the outdoors, walking, camping and taking adventures in a camper van, so much so I am also a co-owner Manchester Camper Hire. I sometimes combine the two ventures for leadership/coaching retreats, so watch this space!

In recognition for my work in the social impact sector and I was awarded an MBE by HM Queen Elizabeth II in 2014 for my Services to the Young People of England.


  • Business can and should be a force for good.  Check out my Social Impact to see how I deliver this value.

  • A little bit of positive disruption can help your business to innovate

  • Work with integrity

  • Be pragmatic

  • Be authentic, which includes accepting vulnerability

  • Work with the expertise in the room

  • Appreciate difference. Diversity opens our mind and helps us to stay connected

  • Fun and creative - after all, fun nurtures creativity!

  • Focus on strengths - asset based thinking

  • Combine passion and purpose for results

Qualifications & Accreditations

  • Psychology BA (Hons.), The University of Reading

  • Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society MBPsS (534897 - DoCP Division of Coaching Psychology)

  • Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching, Academy of Executive Coaching (Middlesex University)

  • ICF Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP): Barefoot Coach Training for Business and Personal Coaching (University of Chester)

  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coaching Federation (009374990I)

  • Psychometric Test User Occupational Ability and Personality, The British Psychological Society (RQTU 534897)

  • Myers Briggs Type Indicator Step I & Emotional Judgement Inventory (EJI), The Myers Briggs Company

  • Strong Interest Inventory®, ABLE® Series and Saville Consulting Aptitude Assessments

  • Psychometric Products: Strengths, Decision Styles, Resilience,Team, Inspiring Leader and Winning Attitudes: Zircon BeTalent

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Coach Practitioner, The Priority Academy, (CTAA)

  • Approved Coach Practitioner: National Council of Psychotherapists (#1593)

  • Certified Action Learning Facilitator

  • Prince II Project Management (Manchester Method, MCC)

Currently enrolled on:

  • PG Certificate in Business and Personal Coaching - (Chester University) August 2020-August 2023

Biog and CV for download

  • Here's my latest biog in a word document for events, conferences and workshops.