I am a Coach and Mentor, with particular passion, experience and interest in the creative industries, and the people driving the creative agenda.
I believe in creating an environment for my clients that stimulates and encourages self-reflection, enlightenment, focus and direction - and answers!
And that is all with the aim of helping to improve the results (and lives) of my clients, both on a personal basis and in a business context... I help unlock ambitious, practical and effective solutions to the challenges YOU face.
I'm a highly effective sounding board, and I constantly strive to help people overcome their challenges and achieve their goals and dreams.
Having studied Psychology at university, I originally trained as a pilot, before starting a career in advertising management; first with network agencies such as Ogilvy, GGT and JWT, and then latterly with my own agencies. In total, I have founded, run and exited four advertising agencies and one gaming company.
I now run my own Coaching & Mentoring consultancy – servicing many one-to-one clients, and several significant corporate clients. I am also the co-chair of a creative advertising charity, as well as being Non-Exec Chair of three start-ups.
My side-hustle is writing and recording music (that is arguably too influenced by the 80s), and I live in south-east London with my wife and daughter.
Stephen is an fantastic mentor. I have just finished my first block of sessions with Stephen. He is charismatic, amazingly knowledgeable, vastly experienced in so many areas and overall just really great to bounce issues and ideas off. I highly recommend Stephen!
Even after a few sessions with Stephen I already have a few tricks up my sleeve for developing new business. I have also felt an improvement in my own confidence. If you are looking to improve your confidence, focus and imposter syndrome, I would recommend having an initial chat with Stephen.
After a few weeks of post redundancy despondency my session with Stephen was such a boost. A great guy, very engaging and a good listener. Kept my attention from the start, lots of sound advice & great ideas. And he was firm, never accepting maybe, gently demanding action. I came away more confident and re-energised. This is exactly what I needed and am grateful for it. If I ever need inspiration and a bit of guidance in the future I know exactly where to come.
I’m running a marketing agency which is going through a growth phase. Having several challenges to deal with everything from task prioritisation to a client and team management, I was looking for solid support in terms of coaching/mentorship. After having a virtual coffee with Stephen I already felt I had a bunch of really valuable insights to take and implement straight away. In my view, Stephen has to offer a perfect combination of an experienced entrepreneur and a professional life coach that gives a much more holistic approach to some of the things we talk about… I like that we can go deep on personal challenges as well as cover very specific business-related questions. At the end of the day, it all comes down one’s mindset. So anyone who’s looking to grow personally and as a result impact their business growth should at least have a coffee with Stephen!