Stuart is a highly skilled training programme designer whose experience is grounded in the retail and the not-for profit sector. With a degree in Human Resources development Stuart’s ability to create an innovative organisation development programme for an organisation is second to none.
Stuart has 30 years of experience much of which is contained in his book “It’s not about the coach”. This book turns coaching around on its head and looks at organisational coaching from the point of view of the coachee first. Additionally, as the co-creator of ‘Embark’ the worlds only tool designed to measure and assess organisational coaching culture. His in-depth knowledge of organisational development has led him to support the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development in developing training programmes for them.
Stuart is a coach, facilitator, consultant and author. Working with individuals, teams and organisations he specialises in - experiential learning, optimal performance/flow states, authenticity and coachability.
When he was 16 his family set up an outdoor activity centre, so at an early age he was lucky enough to discover his passion for developing people. Stuart was also competing in sport at a national level, which fuelled his interest in optimal performance and flow states.
Working across all industry sectors typical assignments (from middle management to board level) include leadership, coaching, optimal performance and culture development. Programme (face to face and online) design, delivery, management and evaluation. Stuart co-developed the Embark Coaching Culture Diagnostic - a world first in coaching culture change.
In 2013 he published his first book - It’s Not About The Coach: getting the most from coaching in business, sport and life. A unique angle on coaching inspiring the coachee to make informed choices about coaching, discover readiness for learning and develop the values required for success.
Stuart has an innate ability to open up unique perspectives and is trained in ontological (an inquiry into being) and narrative (privileges individual stories and personal experience) approaches.
In 2005 Stuart graduated from London South Bank University with an MSc in Human Resources & Development (dissertation - ‘What is the Impact of Developing Internal Coaches - A case study Selfridges & Co.’)
Licenced to deliver Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Strength Deployment Inventory, Energy Diamond, Facet5 and the GC Index.
You can download Stuart's Book "It's Not About the Coach: Getting the most from coaching in business, sport and life" on Amazon by clicking HERE