Jeremy Cox

Jeremy Cox

“My work is about excellence without stress. My aim is to inculcate unique principles of high performance into senior business teams such that they excel effortlessly.”


Jeremy started his career as a professional pianist before being commissioned into the British Army as an Officer in The Life Guards.  During his time in the Army, Jeremy taught leadership at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, winning the Queen’s award for the best trained platoon.  On leaving, Jeremy became a head-hunter for three years before choosing to develop leaders instead, spending three years with a specialist leadership development company.  Since setting up as an independent leadership development coach, Jeremy has worked extensively across a broad range of industries, around the globe and at all business levels.  As a business coach, he has at least 3500 hours of experience over the past 25 years in over 150 different companies and more than 30 executive and operating boards.

Facilitation approach

Jeremy adopts an eclectic approach to coaching, using the best thinking from the classics.  He specialises in highly interactive interventions involving activity, reflection, thinking, planning, brainstorming, self- disclosure and feedback, thereby requiring considerable intellectual and emotional commitment from all exec members.  With an end goal of developing a confident, high performing executive team, attendees gain confidence in three areas: themselves, each other and what they’re seeking to achieve.

Examples of recent work

  • Worked with executive board of a major food delivery company leading up to IPO.  Enabled team to develop higher performance goals to deliver outstanding quarter by quarter results, leading to a multibillion-dollar sale.
  • Facilitated development of a new purpose, vision and leadership culture for the board of a large organisation in transition. Designed and rolled out leadership development plan to top 200 leaders.
  • Developed and ran high performance team workshops with variety of senior teams within global soft drinks company over a 15-year period.
  • Worked with high-end tech company board seeking to triple revenue over 3-year period.  Enabled them to create a bolder ambition, deal with challenging internal relationships and develop a high performance team culture.
Waverley Learning are very vested in what they’re doing, very committed. They’re dynamic individually and collectively, they are 100% invested to the learners when they go into a program, it really is a sense of ownership of the experience that I don’t necessarily always see with every other vendor or learning partner that we use.
Lisa Smisek - Director of Learning, Kearney
There’s a credibility and a humility that you just sense when you’re engaging with Waverley Learning. I’m personally very drawn to that.
Karen Brown - Director of People and Talent, Tearfund
It is the extent to which Waverley Learning understood all the requirements, the innovation that they brought, the talent they brought. Their whole style takes the frantic pace at which we work out of the equation, the messages comes through really clearly. They’ve tuned into the challenges of our organization and made observations that have given us added value. It’s always based on our needs.
Alison Maher - Head of Learning, GWR
Their Developing Skills course consistently gets the best feedback of any standard developmental course that we offer. They’re clearly doing something right in terms of engagement, for those individuals to realise their own development within that situation. Waverley Learning listen to what’s going on, the chats that they’re having with my colleagues. They’re able to play that back, this is what’s going on in your business. As an organization, they provide great insight into to us.
John Probert - Director, Mercer
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