Stephen works with organisational leaders in environments where there is significant change and uncertainty. He helps people to adapt, lead with confidence, and learn from their experiences, resulting in desirable outcomes for them personally, as well as for their organisations.
Taking a balanced process- and person-centered approach, Stephen uses a predominantly coaching style of collaborative consulting which assists clients in implementing jointly developed solutions. Stephen’s well developed diagnostic and delivery skills allow him to craft practical and effective solutions which achieve results on time, to specification and within budget.
For nine years from 1997, Stephen held an Honorary Teaching Fellowship at Lancaster University, a leading UK Management School. Working within the Project Management Department, he taught leadership and change management subjects to post-experience and post-graduate students, mostly in mid career, up to Masters Degree level. He is also a founding member of an educational project, Arctic Voice, spanning the UK and arctic, which is soon to become a registered charity that helps young people and communities to understand how climate change will affect them and society generally over the coming years.
Assisted in the framing of strategic plans and operational policies at board level, as well as creating new organisational structures for both business clients and charitable organisations
Wide experience in designing and delivering organisational learning, both as project and operational reviews, and through formalised training and developmental coaching activity
Appointed as a ‘Critical Friend’ to several Education Authority projects within Scotland, having been commended for contributions which have saved money and enabled stalled projects to move forward successfully
Responsible for planning and successfully delivering the logistical and field programme for a sea kayaking expedition linked to an education project undertaken in a remote area of Arctic Canada