My career profile
Patrick’s background is in the retail industry: before entering the coaching profession, he was the Global Head of Supply Chain & Logistics Development for The Body Shop, responsible for a programme of change across 52 countries, and a Trustee of The Body Shop Foundation.
Patrick has an international reputation as a practitioner in Belbin Team Roles, for whom he runs accreditation workshops in the UK, and is a master coach for Belbin North America (3Circle Partners). He is a Visiting Lecturer on Specialist Masters Programmes at Brighton Business School.
I am passionate about coaching because… it brings out the best in the inspiring people I work with; gives them the courage to tackle their toughest challenges; and draws out the resources to help them define and achieve the goals they most want for their organisations, their careers and their lives.
The assignment of which I am most proud … Being a coach on the NBS Partners programme, a global business partnering initiative for Novartis, which was awarded gold at the Learning Technologies Awards 2016. It really challenged my preconceptions about what’s possible when coaching from a distance. What’s more, I got to work with some amazing people all over the world, and to see them change in ways that were really valuable to them and their organisation.
Patrick has coached internationally with clients across all sectors. Some of his well-known clients include Network Rail, Dixons Carphone, Visit Britain, Burberry, Morrisons, Newable, Compassion in World Farming, Sightsavers, University of Sussex, University College Cork, the London Borough of Lewisham and the Royal London Borough of Greenwich. He is a volunteer coach for the social enterprise talent programme, OnPurpose.