About me.

I am a qualified coach with a wealth of experience training and mentoring managers and a highly commercial background. I have been building businesses and managing people for nearly 20 years. It’s been quite a journey, I have learnt a lot, had some great success and made my fair share of mistakes along the way! I have managed teams of all sizes and experience, built new teams and developed existing ones. I have dealt with many of the challenges you face, from slowing growth to recruiting and retaining good people.

I worked through the ranks at HAYS from Consultant to Director at a time of major transformation and was the Managing Director of JCW, a fast paced recruitment specialist which went through the challenges of any high growth business.

I am passionate about the positive impact that training, coaching and mentoring can have on people and businesses. I believe you get out of people what you put in.

My proudest achievements have been helping managers and consultants learn, develop and progress, seeing them do well, enjoying their job and watching that translate into profitable growth. I helped not only grow the last business I worked at but developed the entire management team from within. Last year JCW achieved a number 4 placing in the Sunday Times Top 100 places to work with the management team coming top in the approval ratings from their people. Our performance step changed and so did our recruitment and retention.

In fact I enjoyed the development side of my role so much I trained as a professional coach in 2016.

I believe you should love what you do and be the best you can. That’s why I have set up ARPD to help other businesses grow, maximise the potential of their management teams and create the foundations for sustainable long term success.