Coaching for confidence, clarity and what really matters
While marketing, creativity and innovation are my background, my passion has always been people and their inherent potential.
Working with individuals and organisations, I offer sustainable and effective transformation that frees up potential, bringing growth, clarity, confidence and renewed purpose.
Applying extensive leadership, strategy and change management experience from names such as The Guardian and Condé Nast, I combine this with my own consultancy work over a number of years to help coach, mentor, consult and design strategies that allow businesses and people to thrive.
My work helps create open, creative, progressive and confidence-enhancing cultures and allows leaders to create the same.
For clarity. confidence and a focus on what really matters.
Clarity: What now? What next? Where do I go from here?
I provide a space to think, to explore to discuss and to plan for the future. A space that's all about you and your challenge. I'll call on my experience and expertise to help, yet it's all based on a belief that you'll likely have the answers within - I simply help guide and frame the conversation to bring you clarity.
Confidence: Confidence to understand and overcome what may be holding you back. Confidence about a project or business launch. Confidence around the challenges of life and what it throws your way. The confidence to speak up and be heard - on your terms. Confidence to make the change and transition you need and create a clear path ahead.
What really matters: Understanding what's really important and developing a plan around this. Taking time to understand values, impact and purpose, prioritising the most valuable of commodities - your time and energy.
Find out more about coaching for you and your teams and experience a free session for yourself ...
‘Alistair is a powerful yet compassionate coach who will help assess and focus on where you are, where you would like to be and how to get there. In supporting you through the process he is empathic, nurturing and positive and I can't recommend him highly enough.’
Neil Marcus - West End Theatre Producer
Personal Brand Coaching
I help individuals and teams tell their story with clarity, turn up as confident and authentic versions of themselves and be heard above the noise.
Drawing on extensive experience in marketing, branding and coaching for global brands and startups, I apply this expertise to the most important brand there is - your own.
"Discovering and developing your personal brand is necessary for everyone whatever stage you are at in your life and career.
Alistair's support has been absolutely invaluable to me.
It’s given me confidence to know where my strengths really lie and allowed me to develop how I present myself within the internal business and to my external partners"
Tiggy Derham - Cofounder & MD | Oola Lingerie
Bringing Fresh Perspectives, Energy, Clarity and Empowerment
Working with well established names such as The Guardian and Vogue, startups, central government, local government and NFPs - I bring my passion for progress to your organisation. Many of the sessions can be grouped into these main areas:
Branding and Impact for Teams & Leaders
Finding Your Voice and Sharing What's Important
Developing a Clear Path Ahead for Your Career
Brand: Values, Purpose and Impact
Change, Transition and Resilience
I also work on specific briefs from organisations - from workshops to help embed and develop company culture to working to support inclusivity initiatives.
And I can hold any of these sessions as outdoor events. See more here
"It was a fantastic session and I can’t believe how much we achieved in two hours!
A really powerful and insightful workshop giving us the awareness and focus to concentrate on our personal brand – wonderful."
Nicola Clemson - Oracle
Into the Hills
I'm a great believer in the power of new environments bringing new perspectives and insights. This is why I regularly hold coaching sessions and workshops in the great outdoors in the Surrey Hills - a short 40 minute journey from London.
Back to Nature Clarity Coaching
A longer walking session of 2 1/2 hours with many stops along the way for reflection and capture of insights.
Outdoor Brand Journeys
A unique approach for accelerated brand development on the move. 3 hours. 4 stages. Clarity and actions plans by the finish.
There's never a group session that can't offer fresh perspectives from being held outdoors - whatever the weather. And if added excitement is needed, there are two vineyards and a gin distillery as part of the route.
More About Me
A certified coach and multi-award winning marketing and innovation director, I've worked for some of the world's best recognised media brands including The Guardian, Condé Nast, Vogue and Wired and agency-side with brands from Deloitte and PWC to O2 Telefonica and Unilever. I am the founder and owner of Creation Consultancy which helps launch startup businesses and A Clear Path Ahead - which offers coaching and consultancy to both individuals and teams.
Bringing creative insight, energy and successful strategies I'm known for championing individuality, creating positive and engaging working environments and encouraging people to make sense of what's important, tell their story and turn up as a confident and authentic version of themselves.
And I'm open enough to share that I've experienced my own period of burnout and realised that there's simple strategies that can help others' avoid the same.
Give me a call on 07887 500130 if you'd like to explore anything together or to find out more.
"Alistair's energy, enthusiasm and passion for telling brand stories with purpose is exceptional. He brings excitement to the everyday, and is a leader who encourages, supports and coaches and helped get the best out of our Vogue Business team from ideation through to launch and beyond."
Aled John - Condé Nast
Many of those I work with prefer to remain anonymous - here are a selection who are happy to share their experience.
Having worked with Alistair as an individual client I could see the benefit of this course to our future leadership
programme. This course, delivered over two sessions was a huge success, gaining extremely positive feedback
from our ‘Peer into the Future’ cohort of future HRDs. The sessions were lively, engaging and thought provoking
and played a key part in our syllabus and will continue to do so. Highly recommended.’
Leatham Green - Executive Director PPMA - Public People Manager Association and MD of The Mindful HR Group
LET'S TALK FURTHER
If you'd like to discuss coaching or workshops or experience a free initial hour long session fill in your details below and I'll be in touch. Or call 07887 500130.