our coaches

All of our coaches are highly trained. They have operated at senior levels within both private and public organisations, before becoming coaches. They engage in training and regular supervision. You cannot get a poor coach with Praesta.

Successful coaching is about the personal chemistry between the client and the coach. We ensure that each of our clients works with the most appropriate member of the Praesta team.

Click on their images to link to full coach bios.

 
Ian Angell Ian served articles and a further three years with KPMG before moving into the Financial Services Industry as practitioner and senior management.

Ian Angell

Ian served articles and a further three years with KPMG before moving into the Financial Services Industry as practitioner and senior management.

Alistair Forbes Alistair's coaching is founded on the twin pillars of a 34 year business career and his qualifications from Ashridge as an accredited Master Coach. 

Alistair Forbes

Alistair's coaching is founded on the twin pillars of a 34 year business career and his qualifications from Ashridge as an accredited Master Coach. 

Mark Powell Mark brings to coaching, extensive senior level business experience and a keen awareness of cultural diversity having worked in Asia for years.

Mark Powell

Mark brings to coaching, extensive senior level business experience and a keen awareness of cultural diversity having worked in Asia for years.

Louise Sheppard Louise builds trusting relationships with clients, supporting and challenging them to reflect upon their choices and take the best path forward. 

Louise Sheppard

Louise builds trusting relationships with clients, supporting and challenging them to reflect upon their choices and take the best path forward. 

Barry Woledge A worldly and world class operator and leader with a gift for enabling the best to perform even better and achieve goals that were previously unimagined.

Barry Woledge

A worldly and world class operator and leader with a gift for enabling the best to perform even better and achieve goals that were previously unimagined.

Hilary Douglas As an experienced former COO, Hilary recognises the demands on her clients. They value her mix of insight, support, challenge and partnership.

Hilary Douglas

As an experienced former COO, Hilary recognises the demands on her clients. They value her mix of insight, support, challenge and partnership.

Paul Gray Paul supports and challenges his clients to become the best possible version of themselves, maximising both current performance and future potential."

Paul Gray

Paul supports and challenges his clients to become the best possible version of themselves, maximising both current performance and future potential."

Janet Rubin Janet really enjoys coaching individuals who are going through career transition or who want to develop their roles or get promoted in organisations.

Janet Rubin

Janet really enjoys coaching individuals who are going through career transition or who want to develop their roles or get promoted in organisations.

James Thorne Over twenty-five years of Board work gives James unique insights into the demands and tensions senior executives face delivering superior performance while maintaining their fun and sanity. 

James Thorne

Over twenty-five years of Board work gives James unique insights into the demands and tensions senior executives face delivering superior performance while maintaining their fun and sanity. 

Ed Dulson Ed works with board members, MD's and senior leaders in International businesses, having coached over 250 leaders in 25 countries since 1999.

Ed Dulson

Ed works with board members, MD's and senior leaders in International businesses, having coached over 250 leaders in 25 countries since 1999.

Steven Parker Steven has been managing change issues across complex blue chip multi-national business and has lived and worked in 12 different countries.

Steven Parker

Steven has been managing change issues across complex blue chip multi-national business and has lived and worked in 12 different countries.

Peter Shaw 20 years Board level experience. 'Leadership guru'.  Coached in six continents.  Written 26 books. Visiting Professor at five Universities

Peter Shaw

20 years Board level experience. 'Leadership guru'.  Coached in six continents.  Written 26 books. Visiting Professor at five Universities

Steve Wigzell I focus on two things: evaluating and improving board effectiveness; and acting as a confidential sounding board for people who run businesses.

Steve Wigzell

I focus on two things: evaluating and improving board effectiveness; and acting as a confidential sounding board for people who run businesses.