Waverley

“I learned my trade from considerable international experience within multiple industries from soft drinks, food and pharmaceutical manufacturing to e-business, consulting and professional services.  

I am passionate about facilitating change by helping leaders to notice and break out of the unhelpful paradigms they inhabit.  My engineering and NLP background lends itself to systems thinking and to helping organisations to take a step back. 

love the aha moment when leaders realise they’ve got good at unhelpful practices.  I especially love helping leaders find systemic ways to build new effective models.”

 

Background

Chris is a leadership professional with considerable international experience in multiple industries from soft drinks and pharmaceutical manufacturing to e-business and academia. From an early career in engineering he progressed into general management and then into people development. Spring Coaching and Consulting was formed in 2012 with one ethos – to help leaders find the resources they need to create change. Chris is equally at home on the shop floor or in the boardroom. He likes to help people bring a greater depth of meaning and relationship to their work, shift their consciousness and cut through complexity.


Experience

In industry Chris has fulfilled a number of operational leadership roles. He learned early on that what people are talking about is what gets done.

Amongst other things he has:

• Led restructures in multi-site operations for established businesses.
• Brought new facilities on line both as a project leader, accountable manager and as a business coach.
• Removed substantial costs from wasteful processes.
• Improved customer service, quality and performance in ailing businesses.

As a consultant and performance coach Chris has a supportive and engaging style that quietly gets to the heart of a problem to develop meaningful solutions. He often finds himself supporting capable people through transition including:

• Delivering emerging leaders programmes for a FTSE top 10 multinational.
• Supporting School Direct transitioning teachers for Cheshire Leadership and Teaching Alliance.
• Coaching business leaders throughout industry using Transformational Narrative Coaching.
• Running conferences and group facilitation for large leadership populations.

Qualifications

Chris achieved a first degree in engineering at Bradford University and progressed to become a Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineering. Latterly he completed post graduate studies at Nottingham University in Business. Chris is fascinated with the study of excellence and to that end studied to become a certified Neuro Linguistic Programming trainer and coach.


Interests

Alongside developing his business, Chris supports his young family and is also director of Crossroads Retreats, a charity that helps people find energy and direction at difficult moments in their lives.