I am an executive coach with thirty years’ experience as a CFO, COO and strategy consultant with a particular focus on helping leaders cope with the scrutiny that their roles involve.

Executive coaching is usually offered to leaders to help them with the three ā€œsā€s of their business life: stretched, stressed and solitary. However, in my experience, this often overlooks the fourth ā€œsā€: scrutinised.

Scrutiny, be it by regulators, peers, staff forums, the press or social media, is an ever-growing part of corporate life. It can improve governance, reinforce values, and identify problems. Scrutiny can be positive, negative or neutral but in each case it affects how people lead and how organisations behave. There is little coaching support for leaders under scrutiny; I hope to change this.