You and your leaders want to step up and achieve high performance and success. We coach you with a strategic and financial edge to achieve your goals and ambitions.
At Aim Higher Leadership we start with you, your team, your organisation. We specialise in Leadership & Executive coaching because our coaches were all senior leaders in large corporate organisations before they qualified as coaches – so we bring both our executive experience and our financial and strategic acumen, as well as our coaching expertise, to help you with your business needs and challenges.
One of the first things that you notice about Stuart is that he has a high degree of emotional intelligence, strong integrity and is a sound judge of character. His open engaging approach establishes trust early on in the coach/coachee relationship.
Stuart embedded coaching as part of the Foster’s culture across the EMEA business. He personally coached a broad number of individuals at all levels and functions across Foster’s, as well as training an even wider group of staff to establish coaching as a way of working at Foster’s EMEA. He established a strong finance team and transformed the finance function into a team of commercially focussed business partners. Stuart developed a large number of staff, who have successfully moved into larger roles at Foster’s, both within and outside of finance.
I liked the challenging style, mixed in with theory, visuals and softer aspects – Stuart was always able to get the right balance to ensure I kept challenging myself.
Simon Loh - Divisional Managing Director, Arriva Buses
It was via Stuart that I was first exposed to coaching and the value it can bring into the organisation. I have been utilising this tool ever since to help me and my team arrive at the most powerful solutions, even if they did not appear obvious at first.
Stuart took great care and attention to understand the context of my business and personal setting. He was particularly good at helping me see different perspectives and
options in situations.
Louise Fairburn - Head of Global Sales Academy, Astra Zeneca
Stuart’s passion for coaching, and his belief in the benefits that it can bring to an individual and the wider organisation is impressive, and this was always backed up by his personal commitment to the people he coached. At a pivotal time in my career, Stuart’s commitment to helping me reach my potential was hugely appreciated. His personal support and coaching helped me to understand what it was that was important to me in my career, and he also gave me the confidence to improve performance through adopting coaching relationships with my team.
Richard Renwick - CFO, Fosters EMEA
Stuart has an innate strength for coaching / mentoring and I liked his style. Far from being prescriptive, Stuart has this ability to listen patiently and throw a couple of leading probing questions that sets you on the path of discovering your own solutions. He operates as an effective sounding board bringing his years of experience to bear on the conversation.
S Venkateswaran - CFO, A&E Dubai
Stuart was instrumental in developing a home grown skill base for coaching within the business. His thought leadership and sheer passion for the subject converted many into followers and provided the business with a common ground from which to develop individuals’ own brand of leadership and coaching style.
The real value was in asking the difficult questions, making you confront the harsh reality of a problem and start developing solutions as opposed to burying your head in the sand. Stuart clearly demonstrated the value of coaching in our business and the benefits it would bring to our organisation. It created stronger leaders who could make decisions faster and lead the organisation to achieve greater outcomes.
Peter Jackson - CEO, Fosters EMEA
In his coaching Stuart challenges an individual to dig deeper and makes them think about what they really want and what their values are. He has a strong set of personal values himself, which allow him to be very understanding and supportive.