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Meet Your Coach

Michael is an experienced Operations and IT professional with a long history of developing international teams all over the globe, predominantly in the Market Research and Analytics sector.

In his diverse career he has mentored and coached numerous talents, both inside and outside the corporations he was working for.

He is ILM trained to level 7 (Senior Business Executive Coaching and Mentoring).


Michael is a very personable and energetic coach with a strong focus on helping clients to articulate their goals clearly and find practical ways to achieve them. His international roles in the corporate world have exposed him to many country cultures in cross-functional environments. The knowledge gained from this, combined with a high degree of emotional intelligence, make him an ideal coaching partner for executives who work internationally and want to maximise their potential in the modern, interconnected world.

Career and Background

After a successful career in software development, Michael shifted his interest to managing the people who actually use the software and moved into operations management. He spent 30 years working for global market research companies in European and International roles. During his 13 years with Nielsen, the world’s largest company in this field, he re-shaped the part of the organisation which delivered high end analytics, by building centres around the world, educating and training employees and managing the interactions between them and the commercial arm. These activities lit Michael’s passion for talent development and he set up his own Management Consultancy in 2017, increasingly focussing on business coaching.