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If you are interested in coaching, please contact me for further details.


I have worked in the public sector for 25 years, and bring a strong track record in strategic leadership and delivery of major change programmes. I have a PhD on the psychology of organisational change and 6 years experience as a coach. I am very interested in helping others to do work that is meaningful to them.

Coaching Style

My style is eclectic, drawing on a wide range of approaches from NLP, psycho-dynamic and behavioural theories. I take a client centred approach, beginning with the issues which the client brings and identifying the best approach to match their preferred style. I also use creative, narrative based approaches where appropriate. I believe that the coaching session should be both enjoyable and challenging.

Areas of Specialism

Career coaching, career transitions, performance development, strategic planning, influencing stakeholders, change management.

Years of Experience

I have 25 years of experience in the public sector and 7 years experience in the third sector in the UK. I have 14 years experience at senior level working regionally and nationally in executive and non-executive roles. I also have 10 years experience as a coach.

Career Background

I worked for 7 years in the charitable sector, and for the last 25 years in the public sector. I have held a number of senior roles in the NHS, including National Head of Evaluation for the NHS Modernisation Agency and Director of R&D for a Strategic Health Authority. I have expertise in evaluation of impact, public involvement and engagement, and service improvement / change management.

Qualifications & Training

I have a degree in English and Philosophy, a Post Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Management, a part-Diploma in Managing Health and Social Care. I also hold a Doctorate in Organisational Psychology from Manchester Business School. I have held honorary appointments at Manchester Business School, University of Lancaster and Liverpool John Moores University. I am an Honorary Visiting Professor at the University of Liverpool.

Coaching plans

Please contact for further information:

  • Coaching is available either in person, by telephone or on Skype and Google Hangouts
  • Sessions normally last 1 to 2 hours
  • Rates depend on the number of sessions booked
  • For an initial free conversation, please do get in touch
  • Do bear in mind that I am based in the UK