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

John Welsh


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

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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




J Welsh Business Services (Company number 10703998) is registered at Acre House, 11-15 William Road, London NW1 3ER


© John Welsh 2018

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