Neil is an experienced Business Leader and has been a Vistage Chair for over 7 years.
Starting business life as a Chartered Accountant he quickly renounced this and moved into retailing with Sainsbury’s, became a Director with Boots and then several years as a Strategy Consultant with PWC and KPMG where he led start-ups, turn rounds and culture change programmes. After an MBA at Cranfield he moved into Management Buy Ins where he put together 13.
Neil eventually realised that fulfilment was more important than generating money; sold his businesses and went on a journey of discovery of the world inside and outside. He qualified as a Psychotherapist and started working with successful but unhappy Business Leaders. This journey took him into the world of Relationships and deep research into what creates and maintains great relationships as well as how to resolve relationship problems.
Neil has a degree in Management Sciences (whatever that was back in the 70’s) an FCA, a Diploma in Marketing and an MBA. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
His Psychotherapeutic training encompasses Counselling, Coaching, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapy, Master Practitioner in NLP, Accredited Facilitator in Clean Language and Symbolic Modelling.
He came across the concept of Systemic Constellations a few years ago and was fascinated by how elegantly and quickly it could unearth and resolve intractable people problems. He has modified and developed the approach to work particularly well with sceptical business leaders.
As well as his work with Vistage, Neil is a non Exec Chairman of 3 large companies, NXD of a startup and runs an innovative Relationship Coaching business, www.duocoaching.com. He is currently writing his first book, The Relationship Paradigm and is investing in his work life balance by spending a week a month heading to the sun with his wife, Gwen, on their yacht, Moon River.
Neil looks forward to sharing his wealth of experiences to help you on your journey.