Our Coaches

Our Coaches

Executive Coach and Senior Trainer

Dr. Liz Clark

With roots in elite sport and more than 20 years’ experience in management and leadership roles encompassing sales, marketing and medical disciplines, Liz’s areas of expertise lie in the development of personal excellence, leadership, resilience and life coaching.

Thriving on challenge, she is driven by a strong conviction that excellence, whether individual or realised through others, is based on the personal foundations of a growth mindset combined with courageous self-awareness and authenticity.

Liz has been delivering one to one coaching together with highly successful group training and seminars since qualifying as a coach ten years ago. Her practice integrates tools drawn from cognitive behavioural and compassion focused models and utilises evidence based practices drawn from the world of mindfulness meditation, performance imagery and biofeedback. Applied to real world challenges such as adaption to management and leadership roles, career planning, interpersonal skills and thriving under pressure, Liz’s pragmatic, action oriented coaching style enables individuals to achieve practical change and tangible results.

Outside work running and yoga are two passions that continue to inspire and motivate Liz to ever greater personal challenges which now include ultra-distance running. She is still working on her headstand!

High Performance Coach

Dr Jonathan Katz

Dr Jonathan Katz is a consultant psychologist whose experience includes a wide variety of senior advisory and coaching positions in high performance sport and business environments.

These include UK psychology lead with the British Paralympic Association, National Governing Body squads; individual and team psychology support and coaching at Paralympic Games; World, European and Commonwealth Championships and World Cup tournaments; business coach and trainer to clinicians, project managers to senior managers, executives and directors in corporate and NHS settings; development and delivery of psychological wellbeing support programmes within corporate environments, performance and professional sport settings.

Jonathan brings considerable knowledge and understanding of organisational, individual and group responses to pressure and stress in high performance sport and corporate settings. He has extensive experience in providing professional training and supervision and has a proven track record in supporting young professionals develop their knowledge, skills and confidence.

Jonathan is a visiting lecturer on a range of post-graduate degree courses in counselling psychology, sport and exercise psychology and sport and exercise medicine, along with presenting at a range of workshops and conferences. He contributes to supporting and promoting applied psychology in journal articles and professional books.

Charisma & Communication Skills Expert

James Kirk

James is an actor and communication skills coach.
He has performed as an Actor, Voice over Artist and Presenter, with companies such as ITV, TomTom, Playstation, Theatre Royal Stratford, Cambridge University Press and Channel 4.

He recognises that the challenges he faces daily as an actor such as making a good first impression, networking, overcoming nerves, managing rejection, dealing with improvisation, presenting to an audience, are common difficulties we often experience at some point whether professionally or personally.

James now works consultatively with groups and individuals to develop interpersonal skills. He is one of the key instructors on our acclaimed Charisma Masterclass.

Executive Coach

Scott Johnston

Scott Johnston has a diverse background in Legal Services. Initially working as a Barrister specialising in Child Protection, he moved into Employment Law in the public and private sectors.

Scott currently works as both an Employment Law Consultant and a highly regarded Speaker, Trainer and Executive Coach, with particular expertise in Soft Skills and Emotional Intelligence.

He has a passion for debating, being a champion at national and European level himself and a trainer and coach to World Champions.

Recognised as ‘The Career Catalyst’®

Steve Preston

With particular expertise in portfolio career planning, Steve has developed an enviable reputation as a leading UK and International Career and Executive Coach, Facilitator, Author, Speaker and Consultant. His first book ‘Winning Through Redundancy – Six steps to navigate your way to a brighter future’ has achieved international recognition as a ground-breaking, practical and inspirational guide to career and life management. Creator of a unique, empowering 6 Step Career Navigation and Change Cycle, Steve thrives on helping businesses, executives and professionals to achieve successful change and to unlock and fulfil their true potential.

Learning & Development Consultant

Alastair Duns

A former professional yachtsman with over a decade of building, coaching and leading race teams across the globe, Alastair is able to bring academic theory to life with his compelling stories of leading and managing diverse teams in ultra-high-pressure situations. With a degree in languages and a certified Human Factors trainer, Alastair is well placed to understand the many components which influence both human performance and culture.