Executive Coach & Consultant
UNITED KINGDOM | SCOTLAND
Thoby works with ambitious professionals transitioning in role (complexity, seniority, industry) who value working with a non-judgemental, empathetic, energetic Thinking Partner. Grounded in a relationship of trust, building the muscles of reflective practice and fluent in the systemic complexity of competitive global corporate, Thoby can co-create breakthrough thinking and action with coachees. Thoby is well known for asking the question: “What more do you want to achieve?” He is not well known for encouraging clients to play a “safety shot”.
His career started as an emerging markets salestrader in London working for investment banking giants Robert Fleming, Deutsche Bank, & HSBC, rising to a Divisional Director, Head of Sales & Trading and Board Member at Macquarie Securities South Africa. He has worked in two of the number one rated global teams for product and, supported by an exceptional leadership team, built a third globally number one rated team from scratch.
Thoby is a full time WABC Certified Business Coach™ (CBC™) who draws on his experience of 20 years in investment banking and a rigorous programme of coach education to champion, support and challenge his clients in pursuit of their most ambitious goals. He has coached professionals of all levels in Africa, UK & US for the past 8 years. Thoby serves as a NED at a UK HealthTech and a Board Advisor in a US FinTech.
His clients would describe him as realistically optimistic, hugely energetic, excitable, adventurous, empathetic, a great listener, strong on action and accountability, highly experienced in the leadership demands of a high-performing corporate, and able to manage the needs of the coachee and the business to help the coachee achieve his/her goals.
Thoby holds a Masters in Management Coaching (cum laude), is a certified Time to Think Coach, a WABC Certified Business Coach™ (CBC™), a Thomas International DISC practitioner, is committed to an ongoing CPD and regularly receives coach supervision.