Executive COaching

Executive coaching is an excellent way to develop your middle management and senior staff. Through insightful one-to-one coaching sessions, participants will achieve greater confidence, increased clarity and focus, make better decisions, and have increased accountability.

This opportunity to reflect on their goals, ambitions and strengths is an ideal way for participants to work on their impact and influence.

executive coaches

Our executive coaches have been carefully selected for their extensive experience in developing leadership and their knowledge of the creative industries.
Derek Appau

Derek Appau

DEREK APPAU is a fully qualified (ICF ACC & Strengthscope accredited) personal/career development coach and facilitator.

He works with graduates, marketing professionals, entrepreneurs, aspiring and experienced business leaders, addressing work performance, career transition, relationships and well-being.

Derek specialises in nurturing a company’s emerging BAME (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic) talent as well as creating diverse and inclusive cultures. He also specialises in developing high potential, high performing individuals who want to progress into senior leadership roles.

This is often through bespoke diversity workshops or one to one coaching.  His one to one coaching services are typically called upon to focus on work performance, career transition and well-being.

Derek has a natural coaching style. He has an innate ability to quickly uncover clients’ values, limiting beliefs, strengths and weaknesses. Derek’s use of powerful, provocative questions and honest observations are combined with motivation and genuine support at all times. The process is strategic, yet organic, resulting in an actionable plan that achieves your goals.

Derek has made the transition from helping companies raise awareness about their brands and services using media, to helping individuals raise awareness of themselves and what they are capable of achieving in their lives or within the workplace.

Before coaching he spent over 9 years in media, marketing and digital advertising. This includes working for MediaCom, partnering with clients such as Shell and The Metropolitan Police to develop recruitment media strategies which focus on diversity & inclusion. Derek is able to leverage valuable insights and hands on experience to his coaching services and workshops.

Derek is passionate about working with more companies who have training and development programmes that focus on nurturing minority talent and building diverse, inclusive future leaders.

Lisa Quinn

Lisa Quinn

Lisa became a coach after a 22-year career in the PR & Communications industry, where she worked both in-house and in agency, and as a director of Taylor Bennett. She’s held board positions, and reported to CEOs, has a clear understanding of the corporate world and combines this insight with warmth, curiosity and honesty. She began her coach training at the beginning of 2017, training alongside her day job as Communications Director for a publishing business.

In January 2018 she started her own coaching business while studying to obtain CPCC status.  Now a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach and Strengthscope accredited,  she coaches within several PR agencies, and through her private practice. Using tools rooted in neuroscience, she helps her clients improve their confidence, realise their potential, and develop their resilience.

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