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executive coach

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.

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.


"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.

Previously I worked for UBM (now Informa), a FTSE 250 global media company, first as an award-winning editor of magazines, then an EMEA division board member, with his own P&L, leading teams, both in the US and Europe, experimenting with technology to make readers and visitors have a better experience. 


I developed relationships with startups in London and Amsterdam, immersing my senior team through a series of off-sites and workshops with founders from which we learnt new and agile ways of working. I also led UBM’s global innovation programme, running workshops across Europe and the Americas.


“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



Inga Bealer

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

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