Trainer - Dominic

Dominic is the founder and Managing Director of Notion, established in 2000 with the simple aim to help companies ‘change momentum’. He is a highly sought after International Trainer and Executive Coach, with deep experience, who regularly delivers outstanding results.

With 25 years of client work behind him as a specialist Change Management consultant and as an international management development trainer, Dominic has delivered complex change programmes and also trained groups of Executives across a wide range of sectors (including the Technology, Financial, Retail, Automotive, and Professional services sectors), in over 30 countries.

Watch Dominic talk about his wealth of experience!

Passionately interested in the human side of change, and recognising early the powerful impact that coaching can bring about, Dominic set about establishing Notion at the forefront of the Business Coaching market. Dominic works with senior leadership teams (including C-Suite and PLC Boards) to help them translate the principles of advanced communication skills, gravitas, collaboration and coaching into their organisations and align this with the strategy for the business, to drive commercial performance results.

Clients include:

A Selection of Dominic’s Sector and Industry Experience Include:

  • Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional Services
  • Chemical

  • Financial Services 
  • Scientific and R&D 
  • Management Consulting 
  • FMCG

  • Retail 
  • Banking 
  • Insurance 
  • Oil

World Class Training

Dominic’s work has been highly focused on International businesses, from close quarter work with the Croatian Government, through to multi-national FMCG businesses. Dominic understands how to coach and develop leaders from just about every corner of the earth (having trained and facilitated senior leadership teams in UK, Germany, Russia, Scandinavia, Korea, USA, Argentina and most places in- between) to improve their commercial performance and communication skills, and to operate at the highest levels within their global businesses.

Dominic also presents our ‘Accelerating Change’ and ‘Leader as Coach’ programmes to Board and Senior Leadership Teams and supports them with board coaching, facilitation and targeted training. He is a guest lecturer for the MBA class at IMD (Lausanne) in advanced communication skills and an accredited ILM instructor (through to ILM7 certification) for academic coaching qualifications. 

Dominic is a thought leader in the field of Coaching and Communications and has co-developed several leading edge models including a highly commercial Operational Coaching model. He is also the co-writer and presenter of ‘Business Success Strategies’. Dominic holds a BSc. in Ergonomics and an MBA from IMD. He is married with three children, is an Apple fanboy, whisky aficionado and gastronome.

Case Studies

Dominic worked with a major logistics company to help them articulate their coaching strategy, and designed a programme of top-down training to embed a new style of management across the organisation. Inhibited by their command and control habits, and facing tectonic shifts in their industry to which they needed to adapt quickly, the introduction of a more ‘enquiry-led’ style of management was seen as the key to engaging the workforce across the organisation more collaboratively. 

Dominic was invited to work with the PLC Board of a major player in the Leisure & Entertainment sector to determine with them an approach to changing their prevailing ‘Command & Control’ culture. By developing a new style to the way that they engaged with the Operating Board, they signalled their intention to bring on the next tier thereby improving their succession planning. The Operating Board in turn, utilised the techniques that they had learned to change the way in which they managed the teams beneath them and began seeing commercial benefits in terms of the performance of retail units in the group, reduced staff turnover and an improvement in organisational morale. 

Dominic worked with a national transportation company to help them adopt more of a performance culture across the business. A new CEO had introduced KPIs up and down the business, and encouraging managers to consider ‘how’ they might deliver against these was proving challenging. One of the missing skills was identified as being able to ‘ask the right questions’ (of themselves and others), and consequently the level of organisational innovation was low. By structuring a properly cascaded programme that introduced Notion’s Operational Coaching Model to key managers across the business, the transformation towards more of a performance culture was given a new lease of life, as managers now understood how to engage.

What Dominic’s Clients say about him:

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

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I’ve been lucky enough to be on the receiving end of 2 excellent intensive training courses run by Dominic. He gives a supremely detailed and informative course with the experience to back it up and provide unlimited credibility to his teaching. I hope to be able to participate in more of these in the future and would recommend him without reservation to anyone."

Senior Leader, Hewlett Packard

Notion’s knowledge and level of professionalism is outstanding. They design and deliver products to an exceptionally high standard. The emphasis they place on ROI means they have provided solutions that are effective, business focused and measurable. They have been fantastic to work with."

L&D, Royal Mail

A fantastic course that has really changed my approach and the way I think about performance issues."

Senior Executive, Royal Mail

Life-changing is an overused phrase, but this has given me the start of a better direction not just for me but for everyone I meet”

Senior Executive, Mitchells and Butlers

Dominic is a great facilitator, making learning fun and gives great feedback. It’s really helped me develop my style, challenge my thinking and reflect on my role as a leader.”

Head of Retail

Very informative and engaging. One of the best courses I have ever been on – really inspiring and can see the benefits for me and the business. Thank you!"

Logistics Leader

What Dominic Says...

"The difference between those who succeed and those that continue to struggle may be as simple as seeking out the services of a top flight business coach that can help to focus you on where you need to be and to work with you until you get there…!”

Dominic’s areas of Expertise: 

    • Building a Sustainable Coaching Culture
    • Leading Change
    • Designing and Managing Change Communications
    • Complex Programme Management
    • Business Process Engineering
    • Embedding Learning
    • Coaching Skills
    • Aligning Coaching Strategy to Organisational Goals

    Training groups of Managers and Leaders in:

    • Developing Executive Presence and Gravitas
    • Effective Communication
    • Coaching the Team
    • Leader as Coach
    • Change Enablement

    Dominic also oversees the Quality Assurance aspects of all of our programmes including those leading to the award of an ILM qualification.