Executive Coach UK & International

I support, develop, and coach executives in achieving their business, leadership, career, and life objectives.

The challenges facing executives worldwide are many; a heavy workload, stress, performance targets and deadlines, and the constant desire for a balance between work and life.

Executive coaching can help executives to relieve the stress and pressures of daily life, resulting in increased clarity and focus, better team performance and improved leadership skills.

Define your goals & reach them quicker

12 common challenges I can support you with​

Career path & transition​
Reducing stress, overwhelm & burnout​
Improved leadership & team goals​
Communication challenges & clarity​
Reducing imposter syndrome​
Achieving work / life balance​
Delegation and empowerment​
Increased self-awareness​
Improved time management​
Achieving corporate goals​
Challenges in decision making​
Enhancing workplace relationships

Businesses can improve their competitiveness by coaching employees

Executive coaching offers a variety of benefits, and can be applied in a number of professional settings, including supporting new executives, eliminating challenges, providing career paths, leadership development or simply helping executives improve their performance in their current jobs. Coaching aims to take people from where they currently are to where they propose to be, while developing their potential on the way.

“The difference from my first session to now is life changing for me. The growth is so wonderful”.

— SARA,ENTREPRENEUR

Coaching services can lessen the challenges of work

As a certified coach, I know that executives and senior leaders face many challenges. Coaching can help them identify their development goals, learn and grow throughout the coaching process, discover new and forgotten strengths, and acquire additional skills that lead to business growth.

Where are you now?

When problems become complex and confusing, holding it all in our minds or documenting it in multiple places can be bewildering. By taking time to gain some space and perspective, you can reduce pressure. Taking a step back and creating a new system for managing your work can help you to develop.

What's your vision?

If you were to visualize each day including yourself and your team, what elements would you see? What communication methods would you use, and how often? How would you make decisions, and whom would you involve? What time of the day would be most productive for completing certain types of tasks?

What are your options? Which will you choose?

This is not a time for choosing or discounting, but an act of opening up and thinking about all the ways you can progress toward your vision. At the end of this process, which strategy will you choose to implement? A good coach will help you develop strategies.

Taking action and evaluate progress

Once you have a plan, you need to take action in order to reach your goal. During the way, you may face challenges. A coach can help you with executive coaching.

You will always find a warm smile and professional approach in our coaching sessions, which rely on a carefully designed system of support.

Executive coaches help you reach your goals while providing support and encouragement

Through a confidential relationship with you, an executive coach provides direction and support according to your growth desires in the corporate world, clarifying your goals and career vision. An executive coach encourages you, allowing you to become the leaders you like to be. As you become empowered, you lead others on your team more effectively, increasing productivity.

“I’m doing really well. Probably the best I’ve been. I have to thank you for the tools you’ve given me to deal with issues.”

– BEA, MARKETING AGENCY OWNER

Meet Phil Drinkwater

With an analytical mind from programming, training in psychology, business experience to owner level, marketing and creative roles and a keen eye for what people are truly experiencing, I use all of my skills to help you and your business grow.

10 YEARS IN SME’S TO SENIOR MANAGER LEVEL

With a decade working from junior staff to senior manager, I understand the challenges and pressures of working at all levels within an organisation.

22 YEARS AS ONLINE BUSINESS OWNER

After seeing an opportunity to use managerial, technical, graphical and marketing skills, in partnership I grew an online business to 20 staff.

TURNED BUSINESS AND EXECUTIVE COACH

My wealth of business experience, analytical mind, prior training in psychology and love of helping others to grow drew me to business coaching.

Accountability in coaching is about finding new ways to approach tasks and learning from challenges, rather than feeling unsuccessful.

Working through challenges together to build new strengths

Workload, targets & time management

In their roles as executives, most experience heavy workloads and high expectations. A typical challenge is time management, which can make it difficult to find time for personal development.

Executive coaching helps clients develop key skills and creates tools that aid the management of their work.

Handling stress and worry

As the team works toward fulfilling organisational needs, clients’ needs, and executives’ expectations, executives must address the differing needs and personalities of each stakeholder — leading to stress, worry, and anxiety.

Coaches offer executives new strategies and options to help alleviate stress and pressure.

Leadership coaching & handling change

Being a leader is not easy. To succeed in a modern business environment, you need to be able to effectively adapt to various issues and work well with people from various backgrounds.

Executive coaching can help you to become a better leader by helping you to understand and anticipate the needs of those around you.

Problem solving & decision making

As executives manage businesses, they face complex problems and decisions. They must take account of varying desires and goals from interested parties. These demands can be challenging to meet.

Having a professional coach can help you make better decisions, leading to more successful outcomes for yourself and the company.

Frequently Asked Questions

Smoother running teams, less workplace friction, improved leadership skills, lower stress levels, happier individuals and a clearer path to the organisational goals are just some of the results of coaching.
Most coaching will start by exploring the goal. It might seem that people know what they want, but typically it’s not clear. Once the goal is clear, we would evaluate options for paths towards that goal, and where coaching support can most benefit the executive. In subsequent sessions, support will often be around challenges faced.
First, commit to a coaching culture, where talent development and growth are welcomed at all level of the organisation and mistakes are tolerated because they bring effective learning. Secondly, be clear about what you want to achieve through coaching. Thirdly, introduce it first into a team that is struggling with meeting their goals, or those who are experiencing the most hardship. Finally, choose the right executive coach.
It’s very human to believe others are like us, deep down. However, in reality, their motivations might be nothing like our own. Understanding the impact we have on others is key, then, in ensuring that motivation in teams continues at a high level.
There are two choices when seeking an executive coach: working with an independent coach or working with a coaching organisation. Both have their strengths and weaknesses. Briefly, an independent coach can clarify they uniquely can help you, whereas a coaching organisation may offer broader skills but lose the option of you being able to make a clear selection based on your own needs.

Take a quiz to see if I could help you

When asked, most people won’t know if they would benefit from coaching.
I’ve simplified this process with a quick quiz.

Book a free consultation

Find out if I can help you with your business or organisation. We can talk through where you are, where you want to get to and what’s challenging you about that journey.

“In just one session, Phil took me from a place of apprehension to one of clarity and confidence. We spent time working out what things I need in order to achieve job satisfaction”.

– MARA, NEW MANAGER

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