an is an enthusiastic and experienced senior manager and coach who, through clear, analytical thinking and excellent communication, raises the standards of management and leadership practice in pursuit of better business performance.

He has 26 years public sector healthcare experience in clinical nursing, academia and leadership roles. He is passionate about people development and has always supported people through a combination of role modelling, mentorship and coaching.

He provides a quiet, calm presence, with an ability to reflect and review situations in an objective and helpful manner. Ian easily builds lasting relationships with people of all seniority.

Ian has worked with various NHS and Universities as coach, facilitator, mentor, lecturer and assessor. Most recently he has been working for the Department of Health Modernising Scientific Careers team as a facilitator and trainer.

He has also acted as an advisor to private sector on business opportunities within education.

Ian won an award for the co-production of a course “Workforce Matters,” for aspiring HR Directors, funded by the NHS Institute.

Ian believes that everybody has the ability to contribute to immeasurably in life and work. His metaphor for work is that any hurdle can be overcome with the right training and track shoes – see it, visualise it, do it, learn from it, move forward- something which all of his teams have taken forward.

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ife Associates’ approach to developing soft skills and learning and development has evolved from our depth and breadth of experience in NLP, executive coaching, leadership mentoring and language and behaviour profiling. We focus on skills which help people at all levels of an organisation to implement the agenda for change and move business forward.
To summarise Life Associates:

Engage with the clients’ needs

Feed back to ensure learning and change is taken forward

Facilitate changes from within

Encourage freedom to enjoy

Create a coaching environment

Time delivery to meet clients’ needs and outcomes

Identify risks and potential future needs

Value for money

Exit knowing that we delivered effective lasting work for you and your team