We are passionate about enabling leaders, managers, teams and individuals to maximise their potential. Imagine your organisation utilising the full potential of all its employees.

Executive Coaching and Leadership Development Coaching UK, London, Northampton

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We are passionate about coaching and the impact it makes in enabling leaders, managers and individuals to  maximise their potential. We provide some of the most highly qualified executive coaches in the country who have rich experience in enabling their coachees to develop. Our book ‘Coaching with Impact at work‘ is available from Amazon.

There are numerous definitions of coaching but to us coaching is about realising potential and getting performance for the organisation. We use the following definition of coaching:

The overall purpose of coaching is to enable people, in an increasingly competitive and pressurised world, take responsibility and control of their own learning and development in order to:    Develop their skills  –  Improve their performance  –  Maximise their potential  –   Become the person they want to be.


One of many testimonials that we have received:

“Gill’s coaching has significantly increased my personal impact – I’m much more self aware, delivering an impact that I control, and getting positive outcomes – for me and for others. Gill coaches with a good blend of carrot and stick; communicates with knowledge, common sense and empathy; and guides me to find my own solutions to improve my personal performance. ”

Adrian Griffiths, Head of Mental Health & Continuing Healthcare Finance, NHS Birmingham East & North


Why Choose Iridium?

There are many organisations and individuals providing leadership executive coaching so why choose Iridium?

Firstly, our coaches are highly skilled and professionally qualified to the new European recognised standards.  We’ve all had senior hands-on in-company roles as well as significant professional consulting experience. Click on the pictures for more information:

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Secondly, we have considerable executive coaching experience and success stories.  Our executive coaching clients include Vodafone, The Open University, The Prudential and The NHS. We are based in Northampton and operate UK-wide and in particular in London, the South East and the Midlands.

The focus of our one to one coaching sessions is determined by the coachee. Typical areas of work include.

  • Helping competent technical of functional experts develop their interpersonal or management skills.
  • Developing a more strategic perspective after a promotion to a more senior or management role.
  • Handling conflict situations so that they are resolved more effectively.
  • Providing a sounding board for ideas.
  • Personal productivity, time management and work/life balance.
  • Leading diverse personalities.
  • Presenting yourself with impact.

Case Studies

Take the following real life examples (names have been changed to keep confidentiality):

David had been working for his organisation for 4 years.  He’d consistently been a top performing sales manager and had recently been promoted to a Regional Sales Director.  However, he was struggling to make the transition from a hands-on sales manager to someone managing both a team of sales and sales support personnel.  He was too involved in all of the detail and working far too many hours.  Over a period of 6 months we worked with David focusing on his delegation skills, performance management and taking a more strategic perspective in his new role.

By contrast Susan had been with her organisation for a long period of time and had been highly successful.  However, acquiring a new manager really pushed her out of her comfort zone.  The new manager had a very different working style and challenged many of Susan’s ways of working.  Although not completely bought into the idea of coaching Susan realised that she needed to make some changes, and make them fast.  We worked with Susan for a number of months focusing on developing awareness of her own preferred ways of doing things and increasing her flexibility so that she had other choices available to her.

Both David and Susan met the coaching outcomes that they had set for themselves and have been successful in sustaining their increased performance levels.  We have many more examples which we will share with you.

Your executive coaching programme will be tailor-made and personalised to reflect your specific requirements. Typically a programme of coaching sessions , maybe 5 or 6, is agreed over a specified period of time, perhaps 4 to 6 months. Coaching can be face to face or via phone/Skype or a mixture of both. Contact us now for a free introductory session to see what is right for you, get a feel for what coaching is about and have your questions answered.

To discuss further call Colin Graves now on 07881 636538 or leave your details on our contact page now.