Jay spent most of his early life in selling roles and then turned to general management. He now helps others to improve their skills. At work, Jay is a Coach, a Mentor, a Facilitator, a Non-exec Director and a Chairman.
Jay adopts an action-learning style of coaching which has a business focus. Every programme is individually constructed bearing in mind the needs of the individual being coached. Special programmes are put together for those facing a career transition. Coaching programmes may include data gathering, profiling and 360 information. Jay has considerable experience of formulating business strategies, developing and managing people, converting setbacks into opportunities and, of course, coaching others to achieve these things whilst having a full and rewarding life.
He has coached the UK Businesswoman of the Year, a winner of the Company of the Year Award and Queen’s Award winners.
- Coaching those with new responsibilities
- Coaching through career changes
- Coaching where there is stress and urgency
- Coaching when a behaviour change is needed
- Coaching very successful people
Current business interests
- Certified Master Coach (Behavioural Coaching Institute) with a portfolio of recent coaching clients from SMEs and larger companies such as National Grid, Gala Coral, Bentley Motors, BAE Systems, Balfour Beatty and many others.
- Joint Owner of Midlands Leadership Limited (www.midlandsleadership.co.uk) which organises two groups of business leaders and the Midlands Sales Academy which meet six times a year to learn and help each other. Colin Perry and I operate as Chairmen of the groups and Coach and Mentor many of the members.
- Facilitator, especially of strategic planning meetings
- Provider of Senior Leadership Seminars on subjects such as ;-
Achieving a Coaching Style, Facilitation Skills, Communication Skills, Improving Teamwork
- Licensed Practitioner of Insights Discovery personal profiling tool (www.insights.com)
Ford Motor Company, Leyland Trucks, Leyland Bus, JCB, Lansing and Bonas Machine Company were Jay’s main employers. With the exception of Ford, he sat on Boards at all of these employers and chaired several companies including five overseas subsidiaries for Lansing.