Michael uses Stakeholder Centered Coaching and 1:1 NLP training to help his clients improve business results and find personal satisfaction. His clients say that he is easy to work with and that he motivates them to reach their goals.  

Michael believes that the key to getting benefit from leadership development is to be very clear about the changes you wish to see.  He’s up-front about the development journey sometimes being difficult or uncomfortable, but his his decades of experience help make it both effective and enjoyable. Being able to call on his experience to tailor his coaching to suit each individual client means he offers a bespoke service every time.

Michael is experienced in sales, buying, business strategy, marketing and project management.  He has worked with CEOs and senior teams in a range of organisations from multinationals to start-ups. 

Professional Experience

 Michael has more than 30 years’ experience of working at senior levels in business: specialising in retail buying, marketing, and business strategy.  

He combines this with Stakeholder Centered coaching and Business  NLP to produce successes that are measurable and repeatable. His combination of coaching skills with the latest developments in neuroscience, and a thorough understanding of the best performance improvement processes and platforms give him a unique approach to leadership coaching. He is the Director of both Executive Coaching Global  and Business NLP Ltd.

His clients include senior executives from: Accenture, Argos, AstraZeneca, Barclays, BT, BAE Systems, British Sugar, CSC, Centrica, Canadian National Railway, HBOS, Liquid Capital (Mexico), ODPM, Oracle, Petroleum Development Oman, Network Rail, Roche, The Prime Minister's Strategy Unit, and the main public services.

Qualifications & Accreditations

 Michael is a Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Certified Leadership and Team Coach® and a First Institute SNLP Licensed Coach Trainer. His NLP Training and Coach Training are accredited by both founders of NLP: Richard Bandler and John Grinder.

He holds an Advanced Business Diploma in World Class Marketing and an honours degree in Chemistry. Michael has a particular interest in measuring coaching effectiveness. He is working on a series of research projects exploring the effectiveness of coaching in conjunction with the Henley Business School, where he is a guest lecturer on coaching and leadership.

His recent publications on coaching and personal success include: A Useful Guide to Planning Your Success ISBN 978-1-906460-84-6, Coaching Programme Essentials ISBN -987-906460-97-6 and A Useful Guide to NLP for Coaches ISBN 978-1-906460-22-8. 


"I have worked with Michael throughout many programmes where his creative approach to getting the most from the team he is coaching adds to both their business skills and personal capabilities. Everyone feels an individual, a key requirement to building trust and confidence. His relaxed, yet highly motivational, expertise in building a change culture is superb." 

John Whitworth - Vice President, Sales Effectiveness and Customer Satisfaction, BT 

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