I help employers, business owners, senior leaders and individuals to achieve high performance and maximise their full potential through bespoke coaching, therapy, training, mentoring and personal development tailored to meet specific needs.
I have a very successful track record in improving personal and organisational performance. I also have extensive experience of working with a wide range of individuals and organisations across the public, private and voluntary sectors.
I first developed an understanding of coaching during my career as a Chief Fire Officer & Chief Executive in Derbyshire when it made a significant contribution to the notable development of numerous individuals and the service as a whole. Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service made such significant rapid progress that it became widely recognised as one of the highest performing services in the country.
After retiring from the Fire & Rescue Service I trained and qualified in Personal Performance Coaching, Life Coaching and Therapy. I have subsequently helped people to address a wide range of challenges, including: workplace performance, career development, gaining employment, mental and physical health, fitness, personal relationships, bereavement, public speaking, time management and much more.
As a Director and Regional Manager with Active Plus, an award winning Community Interest Company, I worked with injured military veterans across Swindon, Wiltshire, Somerset and Dorset to help people address various challenges such as mental health, physical disabilities and unemployment.
I also enjoy writing, particularly about coaching, life-skills, mental health and wellbeing. As well as co-writing 'A Life Now Worth Living', which is featured elsewhere on this website, I write regular features for International Coaching News and various other magazines.
My Qualifications include:
Master Practitioner NLP Programming
Master Practitioner NLP Coaching
Master Practitioner Time Line TherapyTM
Master Practitioner Hypnotherapy
MA in Management
BSc(Hons) Fire Engineering Management
Diploma in Personal Performance Coaching
NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Safety & Health
Mental Health First Aid Certificate
Level 3 Education & Training
Working towards a ILM Level 7 qualification in Executive Coaching & Mentoring