You want to grow as a person and achieve something that’s meaningful and authentic to you — as a leader, entrepreneur, freelancer or senior professional.
Maybe you need to unpack your world and lead a clear way forward through competing priorities. Or you know what you want, but appreciate bouncing off with someone you can trust. Or maybe you’re pondering a transformational pivot — for your business, or your career.
Whatever your goal, you want to take control. You want to work with a coach who is capable of inspiring you to think clearly, calmly, creatively and fearlessly.
“Thierry asks questions that nobody else asks.”A.C., technology consultant and board director (2017)
Hi — my name is Thierry and I’m a certified and accredited executive coach, based near Exeter in Britain’s beautiful South West.
With over 20 years’ experience in leadership positions and consulting roles, I have worked across multiple sectors around the world — in Geospatial, Digital, Energy, Environment, Education, and more.
In my own time I surf waves, roam across Dartmoor and swim in the sea all year round. Often with my whole family, although the cat prefers to stay home.
Looking deeply, sideways
Throughout my career, people have commented that I always seem to see things differently. True, I’m not someone who easily accepts conventional wisdom or the status quo.
I find inspiration from nature, travel, people and a wide range of fields spanning art, design and science. My curiosity constantly informs and evolves the way I work. Also, my original training as a PhD scientist taught me to strip away layers of a problem until you find its true essence — and the solution reveals itself. Today, this is useful to me as a coach.
Asking the right questions
I’m a strong believer in helping you find your own way, with a coaching style proven to generate results. Although some people come to me for advice, my primary expertise lies in knowing what questions to ask.
Some of my questions will surprise you. Your own answers, perhaps even more. I will challenge and support you with empathy, impartiality, calm, creativity, a sense of humour, and a strong foundation in evidence-based coaching.
My coaching journey
Throughout my career I’ve been lucky to be coached by inspirational coaches and mentors, and to have received world-class training in leadership and personal development. This sowed the seeds that ultimately led to me becoming a professional coach. I’ve since worked with dozens of CEOs, leaders, entrepreneurs and mid-career professionals. So far, over 95% have achieved their desired outcomes.
As a coach I’m accredited at Senior Practitioner level with the European Mentoring & Coaching Council, EMCC. I’m a member of the UK Institute of Leadership and Management, ILM, and hold their most senior (Level 7) accredited certification in executive coaching. I’m also a longstanding Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS), with a PhD from Newcastle University.
As a lifelong learner I engage in continuous professional development. Like all good coaches I eat my own dog food and work with a coach of my own, including formal coaching supervision. I adhere to the EMCC’s Global Code of Ethics.
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