Matthew is known for combining compassion with tenacity when addressing important issues, such as how communication affects team and individual performance. His coaching practice is informed by the valuable insight he gained while working in senior financial management at Coopers & Lybrand, Virgin, Marks & Spencer and Breast Cancer Care. This combination of corporate, not-for-profit and professional development experience gives Matthew a welcome advantage when coaching skeptical or reluctant individuals. He exercises an astute skill in helping to unlock an individual’s passion and apply it responsibly to their work.
Matthew has facilitated focus groups to develop more effective ways of working within and between departments. His work with individual clients includes helping middle managers handle pressure from above and below and acting as a neutral sounding board for senior executives. Matthew’s professional training follows the approach promoted by Sir John Whitmore, who introduced the concept of coaching to the business world. He has further training in tools based on positive psychology (StrengthscopeTM) and team and individual development (Human Synergistics). Matthew is a member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy and participates in professional psychological supervision for all his work.