Tony G

Senior Executive Coach

Tony G

Profile

Tony is an Executive Coach with extensive expertise in the areas of leadership, change management, career transition and talent development.  Prior to becoming a Coach, Tony spent 15 years as the Director of HR for a FTSE leisure sector company.  In this role he developed and implemented the HR strategy which underpinned a successful major business transformation programme.  As a part of this strategy he created an internal coaching and mentoring scheme to support senior managers in implementing change and to improve the succession of top talent to leadership roles.  His previous career also includes periods of time in manufacturing and high street retailing.  Having worked at Board and Executive level he fully understands the complexities and challenges of today’s competitive business environment.

Specialist Skills

  • Enhancing leadership skills

  • Supporting the transition into a new role

  • Building competencies for personal development

  • Enabling functional specialists to become general managers

  • Leading and managing change

Style

Tony treats each client and their situation as unique and tailors his approach to coaching in a way that enables his clients to successfully achieve their objectives. He has been described by clients as an excellent listener and engaging, whilst at the same time providing an appropriate level of personal challenge. 

His coaching is designed to provide clients with the structure and space to consider a topic in order to achieve fresh perspectives and new insights.  Clients are encouraged to explore and reflect on their topic from a range of different views, both from within their organisation and from other linked roles in their life.  As a result clients find they are able to generate effective solutions and action plans that enable them to implement the changes that they wish to make as an outcome of their coaching.

Qualifications

  • Masters Degree in Coaching and Mentoring (Oxford Brookes University)

  • Member of the Association of Coaching

  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)

  • Qualified user of Myers Briggs Type Indicator, OPQ, 16PF, 360 Feedback and Ability Tests

  • Quality Service Diploma (Disney Institute Florida)

  • Assessment and Development Centre Design

Testimonials

"Tony is just a great person to work with. He'll really challenge you in a way you least expect, which will both develop you as a person and you as a business person."
Director – Leisure Company

"I have developed a much higher level of self-awareness giving me better insight into the way I am seen by other members of the Executive Team. As a result I have been able to develop much more influence with my peer group."
Group Sales Director – Hotel Group

"My coaching with Tony has enabled me to confidently and successfully move into a more senior general management role."
Production General Manager – Engineering Company