Leadership Development Consultant
Executive Coach & Mentor
Ian is a people development expert and professional leadership coach with over 40 years experience. Before founding ‘The Walking Coach’ in 2019, Ian worked for 9 years in the corporate environment in a FTSE 30 company as Head of Learning & Development covering Central Asia, Middle East & Africa for Compass Group plc. Prior to this he developed a very successful leadership and management development consultancy delivering programmes for international leaders from numerous blue chip companies. He has also been the Head of an Outdoor Education Centre based in Wales for a London Education Authority, a college lecturer and
comprehensive school teacher.
Passionate about creating opportunities for people to learn, develop and thrive, Ian is an intuitive facilitator, highly skilled coach and experienced mentor. He has worked internationally with people over many years across diverse cultures and at all levels from student to board level executive and has proven capability in supporting people achieve their potential and a demonstrable and outstanding track record in delivering results
The Walking Coach is a culmination and natural extension of Ian’s talents and experience, connecting people to the benefits of the natural outdoor environment combined with leadership coaching, personal development as well as enhancing mental health and well-being whilst participating in moderate exercise. As a qualified leader in a range of outdoor activities and with expertise in experiential learning, Ian provides a safe and professional environment for improving personal performance. He lives in the Brecon Beacons area, South Wales.