Before qualifying as an executive coach, Ron founded and led several successful businesses in a career spanning 25 years.
Starting out as a marketing graduate with Pfizer, he went on to become CEO of advertising giant Saatchi and Saatchi, along the way integrating several acquisitions, leading to a public listing and working with global corporations and government on business and communications strategy. On leaving Saatchis, he subsequently formed a number of other advertising and marketing companies including Leagas Delaney, Leagas Shafron, the Edge and BLAC. Ten years ago Ron re-trained as an executive coach working with senior executives across a wide range of sectors including Utilities, Construction, Financial Services and F.M.C.G. Ron holds an advanced executive coaching qualification with the Academy of Executive Coaching.
Angela has spent more than 20 years working in the communications field, holding senior internal and external communications roles in major FTSE100 companies before becoming an independent consultant in 2008.
Angela has extensive experience of working with businesses undergoing major change, including mergers and acquisitions, global transformations, re-brandings and corporate restructurings. Her sector experience includes Financial Services, IT and Business Consulting and Natural Resources. Angela specialises in communication strategy and implementation, leadership communication and coaching, employee engagement and communication skills development.
|Praise for Ron
Ron is a superb coach whose confident and engaging style delivers tangible business results. Ron is supportive yet challenging plus his enviable career ensures he always provides credibile guidance from someone who has been there and done it at a senior leadership level
Ron’s direction of the launch campaign for our company on Nasdaq was highly creative, memorable and well executed. I don’t think anyone could have done a better job. A sign of success is that people still talk about it today – 7 years on.
Extremely intuitive and highly skilled as a professional coach. Ron is particularly good at helping ‘see the wood for the trees’. I would not hesitate to recommend him to senior executives who are looking for a very personable, switched-on, experienced coach.
Ron is challenging and probing and gently helps you to identify opportunities for improvement and constraints to progress. He provides great support as you develop and implement improvement plans – checking and testing progress and commitment at key milestones.
|Praise for Angela
Angela was a tremendously positive and active source of support to me personally in helping me to convey my own vision and goals for the group… she played a pivotal role in improving how we communicate with some of our most important stakeholders both externally and internally.
Angela provided outstanding support throughout our transformation journey. I am pretty certain, without such professional communications, primarily driven by her, we would not have got to where we are today. She was also always fun to work with. I would, without any hesitation, bring her into any future change/transformation I was going to lead.
Angela is an impressive strategic thinker whose broad communications background enables her to think beyond short-term tactical challenges and develop initiatives which effectively support long term goals.
Angela combines intelligent, strategic thinking with strong hands-on delivery. She is able to translate complex business themes into clear and compelling communication. She is a good listener and both diplomatic and straightforward.