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Simon Dolan, Leadership Coaching, Rickmansworth

Simon Dolan

Leadership Coach, Career Coach, Executive Coach, Performance Coach

London & South East

Specialist areas:
Career Direction, Employee Engagement, Influencing Skills, Leadership, Managing Change, Motivation, New Role, Personal Impact, Resilience, Strategy, TILM Member Offer
5 / 5
9 years of coaching
Face to Face, Telephone, Video Conference
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Level of Membership/Accreditation

ICF - Associate Certified Coach

About me

Leadership Coach London & South East

I am an accredited coach (ICF and APECS) with over nine years’ experience of coaching clients mainly based in London and the South East. I run my own coaching business and prior to this have over 30 years industrial experience at a senior leadership level.

Typically I help clients looking to: develop their leadership capacity or are transitioning to new more challenging roles; are stuck and want to change direction in their career; want to attain a better work/life balance and build resilience; deal with difficult relationships at work; build organisational strategy or deal with the complexity of their work environments; to become better communicators and influencers. Always I want my clients to be more aware of themselves, more confident and grounded about what matters to them and to create options for change.

My goal is to support you through creating self-awareness, understanding of your purpose and values, to re-frame mindsets and create new perspectives. In doing so, the capacity to see the bigger picture, be present and more relational, to make decisions and to strengthen resolve is developed in a way that is more authentic and aligned with the ‘self’. In this way, the energy required to lead is conserved, bringing a more resilient and sustainable way of ‘being’.

Diverse set of cultures

My former employer (GSK) identified coaching as a key development activity in attaining its strategic business objectives and leadership differentiation and supported me to develop my skills as a coach. Whilst at GSK, I was able to coach across a diverse set of cultures (UK, Europe, America, China) to inform my coaching development. Additionally, I hold a Post Graduate Certificate in Psychosynthesis Leadership Coaching - enhancing my ability to work psychologically as a coach at a deeper level of awareness of human behaviour and organisational systems.

My own leadership transitions from leading self, leading through others to leading teams of leaders in a complex environment, provide a significant resource from which to understand the commercial and personal pressures that clients are under and provide context for more meaningful coaching conversations.

Having worked across different cultures, organisations and disciplines managing expectations, political agendas and delivering significant products to tight timelines/budgets, I can understand and empathise in an authentic manner with many of the professional development issues clients have presented to me.

For a no obligation conversation to explore your coaching requirements, please contact me to arrange a call by clicking on the Send Message button below.

Professional Body

International Coach Federation
Association for Professional Executive Coaching & Supervision


PGCE Psychosynthesis Leadership Coaching - Institute of Psyschosynthesis and University of Middlesex Accredited
ICF ACC member
APECS Professional Member
Saville Assessment - Wave Accreditation

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Latest reviews

5 / 5 ★

I think the decision of having a professional coach was the best decision of my life and selecting Simon is the second one. In fact, I believe, both are mutually inclusive for the positive outcome that I have achieved. It was an evolving experience due to Simon’s professionalism, knowledge, experience, and the safe space he created right from the beginning. Looking back, I see a lot of enhancement in my self-awareness, along with identification of my preferences, motivations, goals, and career development. As a result, now I manage stress very well and have attained better physical and mental health. I am amazed that all this has happened in a seven-month span. In reflection, every coaching session resulted in improved clarity, confidence reinforcement, and feeling of liberation by sharing deep feelings and thoughts honestly without thinking what the other person will think or react. Although every session was a lot of brain activity, it was definitely not braind-rain or energy-leaching activity. I wish I had recorded my sessions for offline learning and personal feedback. Perhaps, food for thought for others looking for a coach.

5 / 5 ★

Being coached by Simon has been a fascinating experience. Simon created a safe environment and helped to find clarity about my goals and priorities. As a coach and organisational development practitioner I was concerned that I would know all ‘tricks of the game’ and therefore be ‘uncoachable’. Simon took on the challenge with confidence, patience and respect. What started as executive coaching stretched into exploration of wider aspects of life, which although initially I was confident would not be necessary, turned out to be much needed. During our coaching relationship both my self-awareness and noticing different perspectives increased. I had space to explore areas I have never given myself a chance to go into. At the same time Simon supported me to stay focused. Thank you for your kindness, empathy, wisdom and patience! Agi Kertynska, Organisational Development Manager

5 / 5 ★

My experience of working with Simon is very positive. He is a talented coach that helps an individual very quickly zoom in on areas that are causing difficulty and conflict in the work place - be they relationship based or role based. He helped me understand the underlying reasons for situations we discussed and supported by his extensive experience, Simon helped me identify a path forward, filled with small achievable steps and accompanied by many tips and tricks for ensuring success. During my time with Simon he helped me resolve some tricky ‘political’ and personnel situations. Equally Simon helped me see the value I bring to a situation and in doing so gave me the willingness to better communicate my success in a manner that has resulted in many positive outcomes across my career.

5 / 5 ★

I was fortunate to have Simon as my coach during a very difficult period of my career when my line manager’s behaviours were negatively impacting me. Simon created that safe space to allow me to really unpack what I was experiencing and to sift through it all and distil out the key aspects that were within my control and thus choose to change. I felt empowered to do that and, through Simon’s expert coaching, I committed to a plan of action which lifted my spirits and my confidence. I was then given the opportunity to lead an important change project at work which I accepted, was successful and thoroughly enjoyed. I know I would not have been able to do this if I had not received coaching from Simon.

5 / 5 ★

I worked with Simon on career coaching. At the time I needed some clarity on various career options. Simon helped me to consider my options and fully explore the pros and cons for all those I had been thinking about. He helped to provide some real clarity and made me realise just how unhappy I was in my current job. As a results of our sessions I had the confidence to apply for a new job, I was successful (and left my old job). This was a big step as I had been there for along time. Simon was an excellent coach, totally professional and I would recommend him to anyone without any reservation. He was very flexible in scheduling our sessions. We met via Zoom - which worked very well and he was able to provide an audio recording of our sessions.

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