Executive Coach - France
Christopher is a highly experienced international coach and a master of the ‘deep dive’. His ability to encourage his clients to go deeper and his in-depth cross-cultural, psychological awareness make for powerful executive development.
Christopher worked for Andersen Consulting and Deloitte, was a Director of Jonathan Wren International, a City-based executive search firm, and co-founded a venture-capital backed financial services executive search firm, the Devonshire Group.
Christopher is highly client-centered, seeking always to achieve the best outcomes for both individuals and their companies. His approach involves helping clients to strengthen their self-belief, overcome limiting attitudes and to realise their true potential. He has a strong positive presence that creates a safe space in which clients can talk freely and openly. His manner is calm, reassuring and empowering and he is able to ask challenging and direct questions when appropriate. He is an excellent listener and his analytical mind can help to identify new and creative options.
Christopher has more than 5000 coaching hours. Over the last 20 years, he has worked with a wide range of individuals and sectors across Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Most recently, he has coached the French managing director of a major oil venture in Asia, via WebEx online, helping him to build relationships with internal and external key stakeholders, develop a close-knit leadership team and to implement a challenging business strategy. Other clients include Cisco, ExxonMobil, McCormick, Thomson Reuters, Amlin, State Street Bank, Barclays Global Investors, Pfizer, Technip, Heineken, Quintiles, American Express, Phoenix, Motorola and Land Securities. He is fluent and coaches in both French and English.
Certificate in Coaching and Performance Coaching, Centre for Coaching (Middlesex University)
Certificate in Counselling (WPF London)
Member of the Association for Coaching (AC)
Principal Practitioner of the Association for Business Psychology (MABP)
BA (Hons) in French and Philosophy (University of Birmingham)
“He has the uncanny ability to make the coachee speak up openly, is very empathetic and suggests effective ways to handle real life situational problems. He is extremely trustworthy with a deep and detailed knowledge in his subject. I thoroughly enjoyed the coaching experience which has helped me in my professional career and personal life.” – Director and Private Investor – Technology Sector