Your Trainer - Bob King

Bob provides coaching of the highest quality. He specialises in helping business leaders and senior leadership teams to achieve outcomes they want and need. Bob became a full time Executive Coach in 2005 following a 29-year successful career in financial services within large international banks.

With his extensive commercial banking background, the question of what makes a business ‘tick’ has always fascinated Bob and he welcomes opportunities to work with a broad, diverse range of organisations and cultures.

Sectors so far include; Alternative Energies, Automotive, Charities, Financial Services, Hotel & Estate Management, Medical Equipment, Property Management, IT & Comms Manufacture and Distribution, Logistics, Oil & Gas, Pharmaceuticals, Police, Retail and many more.

Watch Bob talking about his business and coaching experience!

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World Class Training

Bob can design and implement large, bespoke, cultural transformation programmes. He is proud to have been awarded a ‘Superintendent’s Commendation’ for a programme completed for Northants Police involving all Officers and staff. It is rare that such an award is made to someone outside of the Police. 

Bob’s Management Development background gives him an interest in designing and running talent development programmes. Examples include Partnership Readiness for an international management consultancy firm and a Leadership Readiness Programme for a large parcels distribution company, now into a second cohort. Bob designed this programme to integrate with a Postgraduate Certificate in Executive Leadership from Leeds Met. University. 

Most recently Bob has worked with members of the UK Board and Senior Leadership team of one of the UK's largest parcel delivery companies, working with them to increase the performance of themselves as a team and to leverage better collaborative working skills with their peers. He has also recently delivered Coaching Skills training to several cohorts of senior managers within National Express.

Bob has a Masters Degree in Coaching & NLP from the Faculty of Business and Law at Kingston University, is a qualified Executive Coach, a Certified Trainer of NLP and NLP Master Coach. He is also a member of the International Coaching Federation. Bob is qualified to carry out occupational tests with a range of psychometric tools. He also has professional qualifications and certifications dating back to his financial services days; CII, Institute of Marketing and Sales Director Programme at Ashridge Park.

Case Study

Bob worked with the Board of Directors of a Residential Property investment management business, as a team and individually with two of the Directors. The specific focus of the team coaching was helping them develop Vision, a strategic plan and Values. As a result the organisation has remained on track with its strategy during the past 3 years and Bob has recently been invited to help the Board refresh the Vision and strategy. 

Bob designed and piloted successfully a leadership development programme to the EMEA C-Suite of a global technology organisation and Sales Team Training their Channel Partners (distributors of their product range). Take up of the training by Channel Partners in the Middle East and Europe was rapid and led to the establishment of an Academy in 2011. Bob remains central to the academy as consultant and trainer, continuing to design new programmes including interactive, web based training and videos as part of the range of materials. In 2012 the academy was extended to Channel Partners globally and Bob has personally delivered Senior Leadership programmes and Sales Team training to the leading Channel Partners in Europe, the Middle East and the USA.

Bob currently works with the senior executives of one of the leading Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG Gas), Propane and Butane suppliers to house holders, industry & businesses across the country. Based around a series of workshops spread across up to a year, and supported by a programme of Executive coaching for key individuals, Bob's goal was to accelerate the speed with which the leadership team were able to engage effectively with and lead the rest of the business and accelerate growth.

What Bob’s Clients say about him:

Bob continuously receives glowing testimonials from his clients. Below are some examples of specific quotes that his clients have said about him.

Bob has helped us develop our vision and organisation values. The values now form part of our performance and appraisal process. His approach in raising awareness of personal and organisation values has been extremely useful for us at Board level and with our Senior Managers. Bob brings a strong commercial emphasis to turn ‘softer’ values descriptions into appropriate, measurable performance tools

CEO, Distribution Business

Bob brings focus and discipline to what is of paramount importance to the business. In our case the programme undoubtedly helped us recognise, rank and achieve high priority goals in what transpired to be a period of great evolution for the company - it would otherwise have been easy for us to take our eye off the ball. The programme facilitated by Bob undoubtedly and unequivocally paid for itself many times over across the whole of our business."

Managing Director, @home Nationwide

Bob leads sessions for us around the world – at Main Board level, with Country Managers and experienced sales teams. His work continues to be a success for us. He challenges positively to make sure we’re heading in the direction we want."

Chief Commercial Officer & SVP, International Travel Business

What Bob Says...

"I believe that everyone has all the skills and resources they need to succeed in what they want to do. As a coach I am lucky to have the chance to help individuals and teams work out what this means for them."

Bob’s areas of Expertise: 

    • Leadership Development Programmes
    • Talent Development Programmes – Staff identified as high potential
    • Operational Coaching for Managers
    • Business Growth
    • Sales & Sales Leadership
    • Board / C-Suite Team Coaching