My background

I have worked in various sectors including management training and consultancy, health, the arts, local government and the motor industry.  I have run my own businesses for over 30 years, following my last post as one of the Directors of the Arts Council of Great Britain.

My coaching

My coaching is mainly based on NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), as are several of my books (see book section of this website for more information on these).  I was, for some years, Chair of the Association for Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Editor of their magazine Rapport. NLP offers ways of helping people be more effective at what they do, whether that is acquiring new skills, improving their relationships, making changes in their life, getting rid of unwanted habits or fears, making presentations, leading a team, building a business and much more.

Some associated things I do are:

Running a monthly NLP meeting for a local U3A (University of the Third Age) group. Going into schools, colleges and other institutions, as part of the Big Ideas Wales project, to talk about entrepreneurship, choosing a career and running a business. Giving talks to other groups (such as WI, NWR, networking groups) and giving talks in libraries.

A few of the topics I have given talks on are:

  Using your mind more effectively

  Memory training

   Getting on with people

   Body language’

   Avoiding procrastination

   Personal image and appearance

   Weight management


I can offer individual, group or corporate coaching and training as well as talks