Our Coaching Team

We provide clients with an experienced network of highly effective, qualified, associate coaches operating across Europe, Asia-Pacific and North America.

Our approach is mostly non-directive and goal-oriented, providing executives with the support and challenge needed to find their own solutions, develop their thinking, confidence and skills, and succeed. This happens across a wide range of situations, cultures, issues and contexts. We say mostly because we add to this approach two crucial elements – experience and expertise – which enables us to deliver the practical impact required.

In our coaching we share with executives, in the right way and at the right time, a relevant framework, experience, tool, technique or concept. This enables our clients to reframe their thinking and develop new perspectives, and it means that we can deliver the outcomes and practical impact required.

Jeremy Kourdi

Jeremy Kourdi

An internationally experienced executive coach, consultant and business writer, Jeremy has worked as a Senior Vice President with The Economist Group, Managing Director with Duke Corporate Education, and Head of Publishing and Research with the Chartered Management...

Lydia Kan

Lydia Kan

Lydia Kan combines her experience as a senior corporate executive (strategy consulting and private banking) with her work as a master somatic executive coach. She is also a business school and innovation academy visiting professor as well as a certified Search Inside...

Russell Beck

Russell Beck

As an engineer, Russell is not your average people-person. He couples a research-driven approach to people and work with an inspirational, charismatic and thought-provoking style. He connects dots in an informative way to help organisations take tangible actions to...

Barbara Banda

Barbara Banda

Barbara Banda is the founder of Barbara Banda Consulting and a Visiting Professor at a number of leading European Business Schools. Previously she was a Professor of Practice in Strategy and Leadership at Ashridge Business School. Barbara has over 20 years’ experience...

Ian Turner

Ian Turner

Ian Turner helps organisations to improve their performance and agility through designing high quality learning experiences in leadership development. An independent consultant in Executive Development and Management Learning, Ian has 35 years experience in the field....

Delphine Parmenter

Delphine Parmenter

Delphine Parmenter is a corporate educator and Professional Certified Coach specialising in partnering with senior leaders and management teams to explore their communications, leadership and strategic challenges. With extensive international business experience in...

Adam Kingl

Adam Kingl

With a career spanning an impressive range of industries including entertainment, consulting, and education, Adam Kingl has spent decades working in innovation, strategy, culture and leadership. Adam is a highly respected expert on generational paradigms in the...

Ben Shenoy

Ben Shenoy

Ben Shenoy is a lapsed systems engineer, a recovering management consultant and a practising behavioural scientist. He is Visiting Professor of Psychological & Behavioural Science at the London School of Economics (LSE), and co-author of Strategic Decision Making:...

Penny de Valk

Penny de Valk

Penny de Valk works with individuals and organisations to help build their capability to support their their company’s growth. She works across North America, New Zealand and Europe, and is a seasoned executive with over 20 years international experience as a CEO of...

Adrian Kirk

Adrian Kirk

Adrian helps people become aware of their impact; be that regarding their presence, their communication style or how they lead. His approach is focused on raising awareness of how mind, emotion, body and voice work in harmony in order to create a congruent message for...

Alison Straw

Alison Straw

For over 20 years Alison Straw has supported organisations achieve their aspirations by developing their individual and organisational capability. She has held senior positions in human resources, learning and coaching in companies such as Selfridges, The Institute of...

Nick Outlaw

Nick Outlaw

Nick Outlaw helps individuals, teams and organisations to improve their performance and build the capabilities they need to survive and thrive. With 20 years’ experience of developing leadership, enabling change and creating opportunities for learning with diverse...

Marieluise Maiwald

Marieluise Maiwald

Marieluise Maiwald is a highly effective, internationally-experienced executive coach, with in-depth expertise in the fields of leadership, learning and talent development as well coaching and consulting. Born and raised in Germany, she has lived, studied and worked...

Richard Finn

Richard Finn

BSc(Econ)Hons. MA (Mgt). FCIPD. CDir. Richard is a very experienced consultant, who has advised senior executives in many global organisations from a variety of industries over the past 30 years. He is an Associate Non-Executive Director on the Maidstone and Tunbridge...

Niki Mossman

Niki Mossman

Niki is an experienced Executive Coach and Transformational Change consultant, whose work is based on leading-edge Coaching and Behavioural Change techniques, outstanding communication skills and extensive commercial experience. Niki began her career at IBM working in...

Don Müller

Don Müller

Donovan began his professional career at Deloitte where he worked in the USA, the UK and South Africa, in the areas of chartered accountancy, leadership development, executive coaching and corporate culture. He is an entrepreneur who has been involved with training...

Antonija Pacek

Antonija Pacek

Antonija Pacek is Creativity and Innovation Practice Leader at Global Success Advisors and MEA Business Group. She studied Psychology at the University of Cambridge, UK, and in Vienna, Austria. Antonija’s area of expertise includes innovation and disruption, and prior...

Jonathan Besser

Jonathan Besser

Jonathan is a highly experienced learning and development practitioner, having worked with clients for the last 15 years. Currently Managing Consultant with Intrepid Leadership Consulting Ltd, an end-to-end leadership and organisational development consultancy,...

Alison Beck

Alison Beck

Alison has a rich history of working as a strategy and change consultant, executive coach and facilitator with a very broad mix of clients, from huge global corporations and public sector bodies, to SMEs and small non-profits. She enjoys working with teams and...

Peter S. Ridley

Peter S. Ridley

Peter has extensive experience, both professionally, and personally. His life's journey (rather than his corporate background) led him to discover that coaching is his professional vocation - 'the work he can't not do'. The road that led to this realisation was...

Tracey L. Cantarutti

Tracey L. Cantarutti

Dr. Tracey Cantarutti is an experienced executive coach and leadership development consultant with over 30 years of global business and coaching experience. She has worked in a variety of industries, including telecommunications, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals,...

Karin Zingmark

Karin Zingmark

Karin Zingmark helps teams navigate through change by increasing levels of trust and collaboration through communication. She is an experienced advisor, board member and author and has been nominated as one of Sweden's Best Speakers 2019 and 2020. Karin has twenty...

Saira Chaudry

Saira Chaudry

Saira works with organisations to help build individual and workforce agility – leading and adapting to the now whilst looking ahead to the future and keeping people at the heart of strategy. She works with individuals to identify behavioural factors affecting their...

Mike Falvey

Mike Falvey

An experienced executive in both the public and private sector, Mike was also a Lead Partner within KPMG’s People Practice – People Powered Performance, which advised clients in the UK and Globally on workforce and HR solutions designed to address their key people and...

Stephen Fortune

Stephen Fortune

Stephen is an internationally-experienced executive coach who has delivered coaching and leadership programmes for market-leading businesses, managers and leaders worldwide. His challenging, pragmatic and personal approach focuses on providing clarity and enabling...

Nousheen Jalal

Nousheen Jalal

Nousheen Jalal is a Human Resource advisor, business manager, and an executive coach. Nousheen has been an HR business partner at Vue International and was in business leadership roles at the Human Capital Leadership Institute and Hewitt Associates in Singapore. She...

Claire Jordan

Claire Jordan

Claire is an experienced leadership development professional with expertise in people development solutions. Specific focus on end-to-end programme design and learning strategies for sustainable organisation impact across manufacturing, engineering & consulting....

Our Content Development Team

Our writers and content developers not only bring top-level practical experience but also inquisitive minds, a dislike of jargon and fads, and the ability to develop and curate insightful content. Our work is intensely practical with a real-world impact, as well as being engaging, stimulating, and effective across all aspects of business and leadership.

Jeremy Kourdi

Jeremy Kourdi

Business Writer and Editor An internationally experienced executive coach, consultant and business writer, Jeremy has worked as a Senior Vice President with The Economist Group, Managing Director with Duke Corporate Education, and Head of Publishing and Research with...

Marla Tuchinsky

Marla Tuchinsky

Writer Marla has in-depth leadership experience and has worked as an educator, writer, consultant and design partner with some of the world’s leading businesses. She has advised executives and partnered with L&D professionals across industries, notably including:...

Scott Duncan

Scott Duncan

Writer Scott is an experienced writer of bespoke case studies and content for business schools, organisations and publishers. Recent cases include studies of Netflix, Tesla, Spotify, Daimler Group, Apple, Facebook, Inditex and Singapore Airlines. He is a retired...

Niki Mossman

Niki Mossman

Writer and Content Creator Niki is an experienced Executive Coach and Transformational Change consultant, whose work is based on leading-edge Coaching and Behavioural Change techniques, outstanding communication skills and extensive commercial experience. Niki began...

Lydia Kan

Lydia Kan

Writer and Content Creator Lydia Kan combines her experience as a senior corporate executive (strategy consulting and private banking) with her work as a master somatic executive coach. She is also a business school and innovation academy visiting professor as well as...

Anna Boniface

Anna Boniface

Researcher and Digital Manager Anna has more than 15 years experience working in a variety of marketing and management roles. Her digital marketing experience includes six years at Jellyfish, a global digital agency and at Infinity, as SAAS based marketing technology...

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