Why should you pay any attention to these guys?
Kevin is regarded by many, as one of the UK’s leading Executive Performance Coaches. A professional speaker who was originally a highly successful Sales and Operational manager, Kevin has held various HR board level roles within the financial services sector.
As managing director of Performance Coaching International, he is a Leadership development specialist delivering one-on-one and group sessions to senior executives from major companies in the UK, Europe and the US. He has won many business awards by way of recognition for his innovative business focused coaching and development strategies including an Individual National Training Award. He was also a finalist in HR Manager of the Year run by the Personnel Today magazine. His qualifications include a MSC in HR Consultancy and another in International HRM. A certified Trainer of NLP. He is currently studying for a PhD in Performance Coaching.
Renowned as an expert in decision making, Kevin is the author of various published articles and co-author of the forthcoming book entitled “Coach the Executive Coach” by Kogan Page.
Kevin’s keen interest in sports led him into coaching athletes where success at the top level is as much in the mind as the skills. He has coached International Sports people from a wide range of sports including Olympic, world and European record holders. He has also previously been the official PGA Euro pro Golf Tour performance coach.
Michael is a journalist specialising in employment and industrial relations. He has interviewed some of the UK’s leading businessmen, politicians, and unionists and witnessed firsthand some of the great successes and catastrophic failures they have orchestrated.
Michael was the first business journalist to visit Iraq following the end of the second Gulf war. He returned again in February 2006 to investigate the impact of the Territorial Army on the war in Iraq armed only with the question: ‘Shouldn’t you be at your desk?’ He was awarded the title ‘News Writer of the Year 2005’ for his pains.
In his time as a journalist Michael has covered the sublime and the ridiculous – from Whitehall wranglings over issues of national concern, such as the UK’s looming pensions crisis to the multimillion pound items of jewellery and perfume that bedeck the rich and famous.
He has travelled widely from the highways of America to the jungles of Papua New Guinea.
Michael holds a degree in Law from the University of East Anglia and an MA in International Business and Management from the University of Westminster. He has a post-graduate diploma in journalism from the London School of Journalism and is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.
He also plays the guitar and sings in a rock band called Meerkat Population Explosion.