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Executive Coaching

Organisations need to be sure that Executive Coaching provides measurable outcomes and value for money.  Our coaching sessions are structured using an appropriate methodology for tracking and recording progress.  Our assessment process has been devised in partnership with the Head of Accreditation for the Association for Coaching (AfC) who is responsible for ensuring the process is valid and robust.

Take a look at how experienced our executive coaches are :

Gillian Jones-Williams is an author & founder and Managing Director of Emerge Development Consultancy. Gillian’s main focus is on organisational strategy development and change initiatives and she has successfully implemented HR strategies and projects, coaching and mentoring strategies and visions for many organisations. Her understanding and application of psychology, hypnosis and Neuro Linguistic Programming allows her to build deep rapport and achieve outstanding and lasting behavioural changes with individuals and groups.

Following over 15 years’ experience as an Executive Coach Gillian has proven ability in coaching people to higher performance and designing and delivering innovative organisational design and development programmes.  Much time is also spent coaching Managing Directors and facilitating executive meetings to increase personal and organisational effectiveness. In recent years Gillian has specialised in Executive Board “repair” and improvement, tackling and succeeding with some very challenging assignments.

Gillian has achieved her ILM qualification in Coaching and Mentoring and is an accredited Master Executive Coach with the Association for Coaching. Gillian also achieved the Level 5 Training and Development Lead Body Qualification (including D32,33,34) and is a qualified NLP Practitioner. She also has a coaching diploma from Newcastle University. She is licensed to use numerous psychometric tools including MBTI EIQ, SDI, Disc and PPA and she has a diploma in hypnotherapy.

Justin Standfield has experience of coaching within several corporate coaching schemes.  As well as practicing as a corporate coach himself, he has led a number of corporate coaching schemes and was responsible for recruiting and training new coaches, initiating on-going development and support for existing coaches, and marketing the schemes within those companies.  Justin was also lead coach within a corporate coaching scheme at another organisation and “most frequently requested coach” by new coaching clients.

Justin’s corporate coaching experience comes from a range of contexts including executive coaching, performance management, 360° appraisal, black and minority ethnic (BME) career development, leadership development centres and as support for managers undertaking an MBA.

Andrew Jones has over 12 years of coaching experience in a range of coaching engagements and capacities.  He excels at executive coaching, managerial coaching and team coaching assignments; he has worked at all levels from junior managers through to CEO/MD level and executive boards.  Andrew has direct professional experience from working with clients from many sectors including defence, engineering, aerosystems, finance, energy, utilities and the MOD.

Andrew is a qualified coach having been a member of the EMCC and AfC for many years and is certified in many personality and psychometric instruments and tools.


Antoinette Dale Henderson has over 20 years’ experience in Management, Consultancy and Learning & Development. She has particular expertise in the fields of leadership and management development. Specialist skills include executive coaching and masterclasses in personal branding, presentation skills and assertive communication. She is particularly interested in the sphere of executive gravitas and in 2015 launched her first book, Leading with Gravitas. An award-winning speaker, she is frequently invited to deliver keynotes and talks about leadership identity, building inner confidence and promoting the cause of women in leadership.

In addition to delivering coaching as part of leadership and management development programmes, Antoinette has coached a number of executives in a one to one capacity from various industries, including healthcare, pharmaceuticals, retail, banking, communications, media, entertainment, environmental technology and engineering, as well as the public and not-for-profit sectors.  With each individual coaching programme lasting an average of six months, themes have included managing change, navigating the transition from manager to leader, building a high performing team, enhancing emotional intelligence, maximising opportunities within a flat organisational structure, managing a changing culture, handling challenging conversations, managing conflict, understanding different personality types and flexing your communication style.

Outcomes have included greater confidence and engagement, improved appraisal scores, an increase in business deliverables, increased staff satisfaction scores and an increased coaching culture.

Jacqui Gleeson has been coaching and facilitating teams and business leaders for over 27 years.   She brings a unique set of skills, knowledge and added value to any organisation she is involved with.  Her extensive sales and management background and operating at board room levels across all industries internationally, has bestowed her with an in-depth insight to businesses, people, culture, market drivers and what the impact of inspirational leadership can achieve.

Jacqui’s global experience and understanding of all sectors ranging from Technology, Retail, FMCG, Financial Services, Automotive, Manufacturing, Travel & Leisure, Media, Oil & Gas, Utilities and Public Sector, together with working at all levels, underpins her ability to connect with people across a broad spectrum.  Her credible career path was selling technology and business solutions working for Volvo, British Olivetti, McDonnell Douglas Information Systems, AT&T and BT.

As a global leadership and transformational coach, Jacqui gets straight to the ‘barriers/issues’ preventing progress both personally and professionally.  She has an innovative style which is eclectic, warm, humorous, relaxed and yet challenging. With her corporate, SME and start up business experience Jacqui brings true empathy and understanding of career development, business, M&A, ROI and global leadership challenges.

Claire Croft is an executive coach and consultant. Claire’s main focus is on helping her clients to create high performing leadership teams, develop leaders (both current and future) and establish the right cultural conditions for talent to thrive.  She works in close partnership with her clients developing strategic solutions, which remove the barriers to performance and achieve lasting improvements.

Claire is passionate about the leaders of tomorrow and invests a proportion of her time coaching members of the highly acclaimed Marketing Academy. She enjoys public speaking and has delivered talks to marketing professional organisations.  Helping senior leadership teams to create aligned goals, agreed ways of working and a passion for collective success is a particular specialism for Claire.

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