Full Potential Groupâ˘ Executive Coach
âIn a nutshell, I seek to use coaching and development techniques to improve both personal and team effectiveness. I leverage my analytical skills and an eye for detail to enable me to help others to see their own way forward more clearly. I am calm, open and honest, with a personal style that enables me to quickly build the trust and confidence of my clients, and to integrate quickly into any organisational culture to release the potential of its people.
âWhether Iâm working on a major cultural change programme, designing team effectiveness programmes or delivering one-to-one executive coaching, I pride myself on an approach that is professional, pragmatic and realistic â and produces real results.â
Gary is a Chartered Management Accountant with 10 yearsâ practical experience in management accounting and auditing. His early career saw him move through a variety of roles at West Midland Gas, CEGB and British Gas before taking the leap into consultancy at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where his most significant achievement was managing the delivery of a major PFI training programme on behalf of HM Treasury.
After a five-year tenure in consultancy, Gary became an independent business coach and training consultant in 1998 and spent seven years establishing and running a training and conference centre in Derbyshire with his family, which he sold in 2005 in order to concentrate more fully on his coaching clients.
Gary is a family man who takes an active interest in his childrenâs education, through his role as a school governor and in his local sporting clubs, helping to run and coach âAshbourne Aztecsâ Junior Football Club.
With over 15 yearsâ experience of designing and delivering a wide range of learning solutions at many different levels (from administrative staff through to board-level executives), Gary has an extremely adaptable and flexible coaching style. Gary is highly experienced in using Insights Discovery, the world-class personality profiling tool, as the basis for delivering effective personal and team development programmes. He is known for working effectively in a variety of environments, including overseas assignments in Turkey, France, South Africa, Trinidad and the USA.
Clients encompass blue-chip multi-nationals, smaller private sector companies and a range of public sector organisations, including local authorities. His most recent work has been delivered for Alliance & Leicester Bank, , Birmingham City Council, Enotria Winecellars, the London Borough of Lambeth, Mercer, Premier Inns, Smith and Nephew and The Rank Organisation.
Training / Qualifications / Professional memberships
- Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (ACMA)
- Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
- BSc (Hons) Environmental Science
- Licensed Practitioner of Insights Discovery
âI listen a lot and talk less. You canât learn anything whilst you are talking.â Bing Crosby