How I drive performance / results in my clients?
Honesty. That may feel brutal at times. It’s not meant to be but if there is an elephant in the room I will (help others) call it out. Sometimes this is about saying – please don’t waste money on doing this now. It won’t work.
Work project most proud of / greatest achievement to date?
Designing and co-delivering a leadership programme to The Met Police. 18,000 officers and staff, with a series of 36 interactive, practical events for 500 people each time. Supported by online resources, video and film interviews and run with such precision for the Commissioner that we were within 1 minute of target every single time. The most challenging logistical and practical (not to say confidential) piece of work we have ever done.
What drives me?
Making a difference to a business and delivering a solution where they can look back and say – “Thank you that really had an impact” Feedback from people I have coached and worked with at board level who say – “That was inspiring” or just “you really made a difference to my life at that point.”
Favourite quote to describe you/your approach
“You can tell him everything…then he can work out how to help us. I trust him implicitly.” . “This is great! When did you join us?” I haven’t, I am a consultant… “Wait… but how come you make it all so relevant?”
What’s your superpower?
I do make a mean chili – the trick is to use a slow cooker – and of course, Chocolate. That is the secret ingredient. #You’re welcome.
Who are your role models?
Parents. The older I get the more I recognise the powerful impact strong role models have on your psychology and sense of self and confidence. It’s why confidence is so hard to create – it’s formed when you are so young that it takes a while to overcome your own doubts.
Are there aliens?
I grew up as a science fiction fan and according to Dr Brian Cox, statistically it would be unlikely we were the only living life forms. However, have they been to Croydon and given us Teflon or Velcro? No. UFO’s are most likely the next variant of a stealth bomber…