Laurence is an Executive Coach and Leadership Consultant. He has expertise in coaching for developmental and performance improvement. He brings expertise from 20 years of operational and strategic leadership at board level, in a legal and public service environment. As an Executive Coach, Laurence works with leaders and aspiring leaders to help them to sharpen their performance, to develop and adapt their strengths to cope with the huge demands in their areas of responsibility and careers.
In addition to his work as an Executive Coach, Laurence has held senior strategic roles at regional and national level, responsible for up to 850 staff working across multiple sites. He has significant experience in leading and managing major change. He has first hand experience around the introduction of new ways of working, merging of areas and reorganisation, whilst maintaining and improving performance outcomes.
He has led and supported senior managers in collaborative projects involving key internal and external stakeholders. He has experience in managing and leading over distance, across multi sites, and virtual teams to achieve significant performance improvement.
He is a qualified Chartered Legal Executive and a non-executive director of a law firm responsible for compliance and practice management. He is an experienced HR and people centred professional. He is a senior leadership and development consultant with specialist skills around senior leadership development, talent and succession planning, career and performance development though coaching. He has coached up to board level. He is a volunteer Coach for Women in Education, coaching female teaching staff to achieve their full potential and attain senior roles within their profession.
Laurence’s coaching style establishes rapport quickly with his clients. He uses appropriate coaching tools and techniques. Through his experience as a coach he offers quality support with high levels of challenge to enable clients to develop new stretching ways of turning their goals into reality. His support focuses on the their challenges, he helps them to identify and remove limiting self-beliefs, whilst not always a comfortable experience, may otherwise be holding them back. He encourages clients to reflect on their learning and experiences to develop positive outcomes. Laurence has a belief that coaching sessions should be challenging where necessary, but also that they need to be enjoyable and rewarding experiences to stretch and transform clients with whom he works.
Fellow of Chartered Institute of Legal Executives
Post-Grad Certificates and Diploma in Organisational Development
Executive Coach and Mentor ILM Masters level 7
MSc Organisational Leadership
IiP facilitator and assessor
Business Excellence facilitator
“I believe that coaching conversations break down barriers and negative thoughts to achieving success, enabling clients to reach their full potential and to develop skills and a mindset to help them overcome what may be currently holding them back. I believe in a non directive coaching approach, helping to unlock the clients own solutions. I believe in providing high levels of support and challenge, focused on the clients’ needs. The process of exploration can be difficult and sometimes not straightforward, but rewarding and sustainable once the client has unlocked their self-development that allows them to grow, flourish and succeed personally and organisationally.”