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Ollie Smedley

Executive Leadership Coach, BA (Hons) PgCert
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Ollie enables ambitious leaders and teams to increase their impact by leveraging their skills, resourcefulness and creativity.


Ollie’s coaching has given me perspective, positive action plans and helped me simplify ways of solving worries. Director – Private Business


You leave each session feeling better, walking taller and thinking positively. I can’t recommend Ollie highly enough. Head of Department – Large corporation


He is relaxed, humorous and supportive which enables him to ask the probing questions in a way that doesn’t make you feel uneasy or awkward.   Director – Charitable Trust

His background is drawn from 25 years of operational and leadership experience within some of the world’s most famous brands including ExxonMobil, AllianceBoots, Accenture and most recently Centrica (British Gas).  Holding Board positions as Finance Director, subsequently transitioning to Managing Director, he’s developed multisite, multinational experience across a broad range of complex sectors in both PLC and private equity environments, including start-ups.  


During the pandemic, Ollie has gained experience coaching leaders in the public sector.  He’s also Deputy Chair of Transform Housing & Support, a Surrey-based housing charity.


Coaching style

Ollie uses a combination of his leadership experience and ICF (PCC) coaching credentials to create a calm, high trust environment to explore, challenge and support leaders and teams to practical outcomes.  He has a particularly deep understanding of the personal and leadership challenges experienced by senior professionals.


Team coaching

Building strong teams with high emotional intelligence and a shared purpose has been at the core of his experience.  Working first with the leader to understand the context he then works with the wider team, exploring what needs to shift in order align a group of individuals into a high performing team. 


Training and qualifications

A trained and experienced Coach, Ollie is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF). He’s a masters level coach having secured his PGC from The University of Chester. He’s also a Fellow of the Chartered institute of Management Accountants (FCMA) and a Warwick graduate in Economics. He’s previously been an Approved Person under the FCA’s regulatory regime.

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