Darren is a Chartered Psychologist specialising in change management, leadership development and executive coaching. As a consultant for Hay Management Consultants Darren was trained in the Hay/McBer approach to leadership and organisational development and has applied this in his work with clients across sectors. He is also an Executive Coach for London Business School and an Accredited Coach Supervisor.
Darren works with a range of individuals from Board and Vice-President Levels to functional Heads/senior managers and has also worked with clients on an international basis (Europe and the US, the Middle East (including Saudi Arabia and the Middle East).
Darren’s coaching style is influenced by his wide experience of working with different coaching approaches and methods. He is of the firm belief that the best coaching is achieved when the coach is able to truly engage and listen to the coachee. This enables Darren to ensure that the approach he uses is truly client-centred. Coupled with this Darren has shown the real benefit of integrating coaching discussions with the sponsor- the line manager and will often initiate the coaching with a three-way discussion with the coachee, the line manager and the coach. As a psychologist Darren has both the breadth of experience and depth to be able to understand and connect with individuals at all levels. He has worked with clients on a range of issues, some of which include developing strategic presence, self-confidence, strategic thinking, impactful leadership and prioritisation and team management.
Chartered and Registered Psychologist
Certificate in Performance Coaching from the Centre for Coaching. Advanced Certificate in Coaching from the Oxford School of Coaching and Mentoring (accredited at senior practitioner level by the EMCC)
Accredited Executive Coach with the Association for Coaching and trained as a coaching supervisor working with coaches across sectors.
Accredited Coach Supervisor (EMCC). CSA Post-Graduate Diploma in Coach Supervision
Licensed Career Coach with the International Coaching Federation
Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy)
Challenging leaders on their style and developing more effective approaches
Coaching leaders with “imposter syndrome” and supporting them to develop self-confidence
Working with senior women in leadership
Supporting leaders through challenging transitions
Transition from management to leadership
Resilience and self-belief
First 100 days impact maximisation.