My name's Simon Houghton, and I’m an executive coach/consultant, specialising in business growth and transformation.
I can help executives to:
- plan their growth and sort out their mindset! Being a leader can be a lonely place, and I offer both coaching and advisory support to help you a) define your goals, and b) achieve them
- get the best out of their career – this can take the form of evaluating an entirely different career, or maximising the first 90 days as they take on a new, more senior, role.
- positively impact their bottom line through optimising operations and improving company culture
I am British Psychological Society accredited to use behavioural profiling to help with development identification, and I have a masters degree in sport psychology and a post-graduate diploma in Executive Coaching.
I started my career as a “Big 4” consultant, and have worked on business strategy, organisational transformation, performance improvement and executive coaching for over 20 years – for established FTSE100 clients as well as SMEs and start-up businesses.
My LinkedIn Profile can be found here:
I'm also the author of the business book "From the touchline to the boardroom" - a book that informs leaders on what they can learn from elite sport - covering culture transformation, motivation, performance improvement and leadership. The book is available from Amazon.
Some client testimonies:
"Simon worked with me for approximately 5 months, and during that time I have found his support and coaching incredibly helpful. From being ‘stuck in a rut’ and unsure of where my career and life was heading, I worked through these issues with Simon and am now much clearer about my goals and ambitions. Simon’s key abilities are to listen and to challenge, and this is what helped me get to the real issues I was facing. He made me think beyond my comfort zone and pushed me with calm persistence. His commitment to seeing me reach my goals made all the difference! I feel a different person as a result of Simon’s coaching, and I would recommend him to anyone looking to get the most out of their career or life. He gets results!"
Arpita Sharma, Client Service Leader, Slalom.
“Simon’s expertise is behavioural change and his focus is on solving organisation challenges allowing for organisations to get things done in a non-threatening environment. Simon is the best in his field that I have ever worked with over the 37 years of my career.”
John Matson, Associate Partner, IBM
"Simon's coaching was a tremendous help in driving me to achieve my goals. His reflective, patient approach really helped me to see the way through a some self-imposed hurdles and he helped me create a clear vision for where I needed to go to achieve success at work. In no small part to Simon’s excellent coaching skills, I have now set up my own small company alongside my main career and feel really fulfilled with working life."
James Adamson, Senior Team Leader, NHS (Manchester)
"Simon is a behavioral change advisor, who has been instrumental in guiding our organization during the challenging transformation ... through coaching and engagement which has been extremely helpful. He has also been offering me personal leadership coaching which has helped me develop my skillset to be better prepared to deal with challenges during this time of change in our organization."
Natasha Valle, Former Oil Sands Strategy Lead, ConocoPhillips
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