Mike started his career as an Officer in the Royal Navy where he learned that leadership is not about rank, it’s about people and relationships. Following a short spell as a personal development tutor at Outward Bound in Scotland, Mike moved to Ross on Wye to join the Leadership Trust. He spent the next 25 years developing leaders from highly diverse organisations, cultures and nationalities, including Course Directing the flagship Leadership in Management programme. Mike collaborated with Tim Richardson at PwC to co-create and deliver their firm-wide Emerging Leaders Programme for 400 participants over 10 years. He designed and delivered bespoke programmes for clients across private, public and voluntary sectors. Mike now works as a freelance coach and facilitator with a select group of organisations including Waverley Learning.
Mike holds an ILM Level 7 qualification in Executive Coaching and Mentoring. He is a member of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development and holds the CIPD Certificate in Training Practice. He is an accredited practitioner of the Performance Climate System and Mirror Mirror alignment tool. He has a Level 3 Award in Education and Training. Mike is also a qualified mental health first aider.
Examples of recent work
Mike has worked with Essex County Council on their Personal Effectiveness program, helping design and facilitate a suite of remotely delivered Personal Effectiveness interventions for Essex County Council,
Mercer’s ‘Developing your Skills’ programme & team reconnect events, KPMG Saudi Arabia developing client relationship and influencing skills.
Mike volunteers with the Herefordshire based charity, the Cart Shed, supporting people with mental health challenges using outdoor based occupational therapy.
Mike is a leadership development coach with the Leadership Trust, supporting delegates to interpret the results of 360-degree feedback and prepare for experiential development courses. Clients are then supported to transfer and apply their learning in the workplace with ongoing coaching as required. He has recently coached senior managers at Branston Ltd, one of UK’s largest potato producers and is also a well-being coach for the charity ‘Mind over Mountains’, helping restore mental health through therapeutic outdoor experiences.