John Welsh, terrace 2, photo by Phil Edw

executive coach helping startups and corporates to learn one from the other

John Welsh

 

Hello, I'm John Welsh. Here's what I do

 

What do my clients say?

Daniel van Binsbergen, CEO, Lexoo
Daniel van Binsbergen, CEO, Lexoo

John is very good at helping me think through tough business challenges and after a session I always walk away with a solid plan of action. He’s also terrific at reflecting what he notices back to me, which has helped me learn more about how I tend to make decisions and what I need in order to create an environment (outside of coaching) to be effective. It feels good to know that if I encounter business issues, I have John on my side to help me work it through.

Kate Jackson, Founder, Tablecrowd
Kate Jackson, Founder, Tablecrowd

John opened the door to the benefits of coaching. His extensive experience of business at a senior level brings a deep understanding of the topics and meant the sessions flowed, fuelled by his pertinent and challenging questions. The sessions closed with real outcomes that could be applied to my business.

Heather Beach, Healthy Working Co
Heather Beach, Healthy Working Co

John is a natural coach and mentor and I found him incredibly useful in helping me sort my thoughts. He particularly enabled me to see what was important to me in people I worked with - principles which are still guiding me now. John is insightful but structured - I felt I got great value from every session.

Daniel van Binsbergen, CEO, Lexoo
Daniel van Binsbergen, CEO, Lexoo

John is very good at helping me think through tough business challenges and after a session I always walk away with a solid plan of action. He’s also terrific at reflecting what he notices back to me, which has helped me learn more about how I tend to make decisions and what I need in order to create an environment (outside of coaching) to be effective. It feels good to know that if I encounter business issues, I have John on my side to help me work it through.

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What experience do I have?

I am an executive coach who works with transformational leaders in high growth corporates and rapidly scaling start-ups. We create the space for the leader to reflect on their leadership or a business issue.

Whether it is a deepening of the leader's self-awareness or the steps to deliver a plan, I use questions, informed by my experience as a business leader, and listening, a skill developed through managing teams diverse in function and geography, for the leader to come to their own solutions.

 

I spent 23 years in a FTSE 250 global media company, first as an award-winning editor of magazines then led teams experimenting with technology, both in the US and Europe, to achieve a better experience for our readers and visitors, and an EMEA division board member.

"It feels good to know that if I encounter business issues, I have John on my side to help me work it through. John has an uncanny ability to cut through the fluff and get to the root of the issue."

Daniel van Binsbergen, CEO, Lexoo.

As a P&L holder, I delivered profitable revenue, sustainable product launches, customer-facing and enterprise technology, transformation, innovation programmes and people development.

 

As an advocate for technology transformation, I engaged with startups in London and Amsterdam, introducing their ways of working, such as build>measure>learn to my teams and colleagues.

 

It was inevitable that when I left corporate life in 2017 to set up both a solo coaching practice and work with Aim Higher Leadership, a partnership of coaches, my client base would be the founders of startups, those leaders in corporates tackling transformation and accelerators.

 

“John coached me in a marketing transformation role, providing valuable and effective coaching to tackle enterprise change management and how to influence at board level.”

Lisa Taylor, Marketing Director, Reed Exhibitions.


A frequent public speaker and presenter who is highly networked in the media, exhibition - for example I'm a contributor to Forbes,com - corporate, technology and start-up communities: a regular judge for both business, such as the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards, innovation and media awards: a published author: commentator for both TV and radio
 

Jayne-Anne Gadhia
Jayne-Anne Gadhia

Jayne-Anne Gadhia and I after she had won the Leader of the Year 2018 at the Lloyds National Business Awards, a category of which I curate.

BodySwaps VR experience
BodySwaps VR experience

Trying out the latest VR technology with Julien Denoel and Chris Mallet of BodySwaps.

Inga Bealer
Inga Bealer

An interview with Inga Beale, former CEO of Lloyds of London, for Forbes.com.

Keynote at Converge'19, Prague
Keynote at Converge'19, Prague

How will technology revolutionised coaching?

100mentors, Athens
100mentors, Athens
Chairing a judging panel
Chairing a judging panel

Chairing the judging for the Leader of the Year in the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards.

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