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Personal Effectiveness

Meaning and Purpose

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exploratory discussion

Let’s talk to see if we should work together. .

About Me and My Work

With more than 30-years experience as a leader, advisor and executive, I’ve mentored and coached at the world’s top employers (McKinsey & Company, Google) as well as start-ups, charities and the UK Cabinet Office. 

In private practice, my aim is to help people with their most important questions. These usually involve career, relationships or personal effectiveness issues, but they sometimes reach deeper to self-understanding, purpose and meaning. 



  • Find direction
  • Navigate roadblocks
  • Manage blind spots


  • Break painful patterns
  • Give up control
  • Find intimacy without dependence


  • Build self-awareness
  • Find self-compassion
  • Increase robustness

Big Picture

  • Challenge assumptions
  • Find new perspective
  • Live your truth

As a Coach, I Can:

Act as a sounding board

Bring underlying assumptions/beliefs into the open

Hold up a mirror

Provide safe space to articulate the unspoken

Introduce alternative perspectives

Give a structured way forward

Working Together

My approach is flexible. We can meet for one session, add individual ones as we go, or design and book an entire programme.

This all starts with a free exploratory discussion in which:

  • You help me understand your situation and what you would like to get from our engagement.
  • I answer any questions you have about me and how I work.
  • I share initial thoughts about my ability to help and ways we might proceed.
  • We agree the pricing structure: following our initial discussion, additional one-hour sessions cost £75 each.


Doug is so easy to talk to. He gives real insight without using jargon or buzzwords. Whether  dealing with my boss, considering a job change or tackling a management or strategy issue, I’ve always left our conversations with more clarity and a way forward.

Tim, London

Doug has the unique ability to help me navigate multiple layers of questioning, from short term career/relationship problem solving through to guiding a deeper reflection of what “this” is all about. I have a deep interest in life’s big questions and mysteries, but I also live a pretty normal life grappling with everyday problems, aspirations and goals. Over the years, Doug has been one of the key sounding boards that has helped me bring the pieces of the puzzle together.

Mark, Melbourne

Cuts to the issue. Guides without dictating. Makes you see some things you don’t want to but have to.

Sonya, Washington D.C.

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