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Leadership development
Diversity & Inclusion

Simon Foster

Executive Coach


Simon Foster

Simon has 20+ years in Leadership Development and over 10 years as a Coach. Coupled with his extensive knowledge of working in client-facing growth roles this brings a pragmatism to his coaching, He has a passion for seeing people fulfil their potential. With his experience managing teams through 7 different mergers, acquisitions and restructures, he has seen first-hand the impact of improving communication, influencing and team development skills.

Coaching Style and Expertise

Simon provides a safe space so that the coachee can open up and explore short-term opportunities for change, linking them to medium- and long-term goals, both professional and personal. He often uses data as a starting point, be it 360 feedback or psychometric data. He is challenging in a supportive way, helping people to look at things from a different perspective in order to build and flex their leadership style. He gives them the tools to improve their impact, particularly with regard to gravitas and brand to realise their career objectives.

He particularly enjoys helping technical experts move into leadership, helping them to review what their team needs from them to flourish, rather than what has led to success in their career to date. He also has wide experience in working with people who are neurodivergent, helping them to navigate the world of work. He helps build the confidence of his coachees and enables them to achieve their goals.

Simon has a big focus on developing leadership skills, DEI and Neurodiversity


Before moving into leadership development Simon held senior roles for a global financial services company in the UK and Europe. This hands-on business experience enables him to bring a practical, goal-orientated approach to his coaching. He has been coaching professionals for over ten years at all levels from CEO to first line managers in both the public, private and charity sectors.

His accreditations include

-International Coaching Federation (PCC)

- BPS Level A&B certified and qualified to use other occupational and personality psychometrics and tools as part of his coaching

- Certificate in CBT for Coaching and Mentoring from the Institute of Counselling/University of the West of Scotland (UWS)

Accredited in multiple diagnostic instruments:

Hogan(Leadership & 360), WAVE Professional Styles, RocheMartin ECR 360, The GC Index, PROPHET, Assessio MAP, Certified in Mediation


Thanks very much indeed for helping me figure out the next steps and challenging me to think sensibly about my options. Your support has been invaluable”

“Simon is a great coach, intuitively understanding the situation and using good humour to help me on my MSc. A pleasure to work with him!”