Devonshire Partners provides business and executive coaching to leaders with the ambition, vision and resilience to change their world.
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Change is an inevitable part of business life. For those brave enough to embrace and seize the opportunities it provides; the rewards can be amazing.
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Leadership and communications in times of Acute UncertaintyPublished in 2020
Perhaps this is not the time for an optimist who views leadership as a privilege. Such privilege, however, comes with significant pressures at times of acute uncertainty. Vital decisions need to be made very quickly, across a vast range of issues, with incomplete and quite possibly conflicting data. This pressure is compounded when the people to whom the leader is responsible are stressed, scared and easily led to anger. It is a tough time to be a leader.Continue in Thoughts
Why Be OptimisticPublished in 2019
Being an optimist is derided by those who are more knowing as simplistic, complacent and often uncaring. Certainly, the more intellectually superior position has always been to be sceptical and even cynical about "so called" progress. I take the opposite view. I am optimistic and I believe that the vast majority of problems can be solved and for those which cannot, then in the vast majority of cases a highly serviceable work around can be found...Continue in Thoughts
LeadershipPublished in 2019
The current zeitgeist amongst many in the coaching/mentoring community is that being a senior business leader is the loneliest job. I have a more optimistic assessment. Being a leader in a challenging environment is far from easy, but having the chance to implement a vision and change even a small part of the world is an opportunity few get to experience...Continue in Thoughts
Words from our Clients
"Nigel is intuitive, listens and knows what questions to ask without making me feel under pressure. He has a way of reeling me back in to prioritise my objectives when I feel overwhelmed. I never leave a session without an “aha” moment and why didn’t I think of that before. There is a good exchange of ideas, inspiration and motivation that comes out of a coaching session with Nigel. I feel positive, confident, and focused."— Founder of a boutique consultancy firm
"When I made the brave decision to go it alone and set up my own business, I knew my success would be defined by those supporting me. Hiring Nigel has been the best investment I have made. Through his experience, consul and coaching style, Nigel has helped me reflect on all aspects of how I am driving myself, my ideas and my ambitions forward, as well as helping me set my goals and being accountable for them. Nigel also has this great ability to help you understand that with the right mindset, you can push yourself, exceed your own expectations and achieve remarkable things."— Founder of a new crisis communications consultancy