Richard has 15+ years of coaching and development work with middle and senior management in a range of businesses and not for profit organisations. These include the NHS, the Cabinet Office, Schroeder’s Bank, SMEs and manufacturing companies. He is also a visiting lecturer at Cranfield University, teaching communication skills and business tools to Masters and PhD students. His coaching results have included an MD who was subsequently promoted to Vice President, coaching a development team in a tech start up through to the sale of the business and two joint MDs who went from knowing little about leadership to selling their business for £10m.
Richard blends coaching skills with Lean process improvement techniques and deep insights from Transactional Analysis. His background as a General Manager means that he also has rounded business skills and understands the pressures that senior leaders operate under. Richard is an original thinker and has published 6 business books, that include unique tools, such as Affirmations for Organisations, Organisational Impact Scores and the Physis Engine. In addition, he has Recognised Teacher Status at Cranfield University, teaches leadership skills using blended learning techniques and is accredited to the ILM to teach Level 5 Coaching Certificates and Diplomas.
Richard gets results. He does this by working co-creatively and by keeping clients present-centred within their organisational frame of reference. He will challenge archaic thinking and attitudes and loves to share tools and skills. He likes to set up disconcerting dilemmas, spot games and discounts and will challenge people to be the age they are. He has a reputation for working with tough cases, senior leaders who are struggling and people who need deeper insight and support.
Fellowship in Manufacturing Management, from Cranfield University
Recognised Teacher Status at Cranfield University
Former Senior Accredited Coach to the FMM Programme, Cranfield University
Visiting Lecturer at the University of East Anglia
Level B (Intermediate) Certificate in psychological testing and is a member of the British Psychological Society
TA101 + 2,500 hours of further formal Transactional Analysis training, application, supervision and peer group workCertificate of Competence in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, from the Ellesmere Psychotherapy Training Centre, including 250 hours of formal training, supervision and personal professional therapy
International Coaching Federation training completed
Member of the United Kingdom Association for Transactional AnalysisILM Training Professional, licensed to teach the Level 5 Coaching Certificate and Diploma
6 business and careers books, published by Marshall Cavendish
Richard’s coaching philosophy is based on the fact that we are all Ok and can think for ourselves and can choose to make changes. Even when we feel Not Ok, we can still learn new tools and techniques to improve our self-awareness and remain thoughtful and skilful in the moment. He believes that although we can’t change the past, we can change the stories we tell now and can create new and positive stories for ourselves.