With over 10 years’ experience as an executive coach and team developer, Hugh brings a passion for evolutionary leadership and a love of working collaboratively with senior executives to energise their leadership and business performance.
In a supportive, and occasionally challenging relationship, clients are encouraged in a pragmatic process of self-discovery in which they experience deep awareness and breakthrough, often in self-limiting thinking. Practical application of these insights leads to increasingly inspiring engagement and development of the teams they lead to ‘partner’ with their client organisations and to create sustainable, transformational value, on purpose.
A thorough understanding of the psychotherapeutic underpinnings of coaching, his approach is informed by the principles of Gestalt, Psychosynthesis and healthy systems inquiry. Hugh works appreciatively with strengths to create success from the inside-out and future-back, aligning values, purpose and vision with business focused outcomes. Conscious leadership development themes include; personal eminence, resilience, negotiation and influencing stakeholder relationships, developmental delegation, and performance management. His approach draws on leadership and systemic team dynamics; clarity and alignment of values, purpose and vision; leveraging cultural difference; full cycle energy management for resilience, wellbeing and performance; NLP Techniques; Emotional Intelligence and Interpersonal communication skills using Rosenberg’s Non Violent Communication.
His rich business experience has been gained through leading and serving colleagues, multidisciplinary teams, and clients at executive level.
Hugh has industry experience that crosses media, energy, finance, public sector, professional services, travel and hospitality – this includes 15 years working at director level for Disney and News Corporation (ESPN Star Sports) in Asia. His client work includes Shell, EFG International, AVIVA, European Railway Agency and Premier Farnell.
Previous work with Deloitte has included seven years as an executive coach on the Deloitte University EMEA’s flagship LCSP Development Programme and as Lead Coach on the FY17-19 Programmes. His leadership experience is enriched by his academic study and over 30 years of deep personal and professional learning in the outdoors through Outward Bound; mountaineer/expedition lead, with ascents in the Himalaya, European Alps, and Moroccan Atlas; facilitator 2041’s Leadership on the Edge programme, Antarctica; founder New Leaders in Sustainability (school Alpine expeditions exploring systemic wellbeing at individual, societal and global levels).
Hugh is a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation and has completed Psychosynthesis Foundation (2009) as well as Certificate of Coaching in NLP , 2010). He has Psychometric accreditations that include Hogan Assessments; MBTI Step I & II; Barrett Cultural Transformation Tools; Emotional Capital Report; Executive Coaching Tools 360 suite and StrengthScope. Hugh is an accredited facilitator in Practical Appreciative Inquiry