As an executive leadership coach and mentor, Stephen sees his role as a personal and independent thinking, listening and learning partner uniquely invested in his clients, their career success and wellbeing. A specialist in helping people step up to leadership, manage change and develop high-performing cultures, Stephen has a patient and empathetic approach borne of extensive personal experience of these challenges.
Stephen provides confidential support and encouragement while challenging clients to develop their existing leadership strengths. His passion and purpose is to help unlock a new way of thinking, learning and leading, while inspiring clients to drive their ambitions beyond perceived limits, with the freedom to create a life that is rewarding, balanced, and satisfying.
Stephen has extensive international experience developing and leading businesses and multidisciplinary teams with diverse cultures in the UK, Germany, France, Singapore, the Middle East and the USA, with a track record of developing talented people in advanced technology organisations for over 40 years.
He began his career as an engineering apprentice and, after qualifying as an electronics design and development engineer, progressed into various technical leadership roles. He eventually transitioned from technical leadership into mainstream general management and executive leadership. He has worked at organisations of all sizes within commercial, defence and service sectors and with numerous government organisations globally.
As a graduate of the Meyler Campbell Mastered Executive Coaching Programme, Stephen now focuses on leadership coaching, mentoring and consulting, applying extensive practical experience of strategic and operational leadership, delivering transformational and sustainable change, identifying and growing talented people and building exceptionally performing teams.
He combines an ability to recognise and develop the potential of individuals with great empathy and personal experience of the context and challenges of organisational leadership.