stuart pickles


25 years / Board Director in food and drinks industry, Unilever, Kraft Foods, Foster’s. Passion for leadership and motivating people. Converted by his own transformational coaching experience as CFO at Foster's, he qualified as a coach, became “coaching champion” & embedded coaching culture -ref: articles in “Coaching at Work” & “Financial Director” magazine Sees authentic leadership & performance coaching as the critical drivers of successful business performance. Established Aim Higher Leadership in 2012 to leverage his talents and focus on inspiring leaders to unlock their potential, their teams & organisations Extensive exposure to cross-cultural leadership - 4 years in Japan (fluent in Japanese), 4 years in Asian markets based in Australia, & European Markets. Cambridge Law Degree, chartered accountant, qualified coach with NLP accreditation, member of Association for Coaching

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Country : United Kingdom
Your Region1: South East
Your Region2: South West
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Membership of professional bodies

  • Association for Coaching

Coaching approach

Most important, my coaching is results & performance focused. 7 step model: 1 chemistry, rapport, contracting & confidentiality 2 clarify purpose of coaching conversation 3 explore background & motivation to change 4 clarify desired outcome 5 discover barriers to change 6 strategies to overcome barriers to change & sustain 7 re-check motivation, review and continue. Flexible & pragmatic approach, not always sequential, can be iterative. Simple version: (a) where are you going? (b) where are you now? and (c) what next? Active/empathic listening and questioning techniques and deep understanding of NLP tools/skills. I operate from the belief that every coaching conversation is highly contextual - the most important thing is to have a good quality conversation … talking about “what matters most” for the client and which will make the biggest positive difference for them.