Recommendations


Strategy development, supporting the charity to significantly expand its impact 

Patrick facilitated their recent strategy development as well as supporting the creation of the enterprise structure for a new digital venture

Patrick facilitated Bioregional's strategy development which has led to his supporting the creation of the enterprise structure for a new digital venture.  This is a major step in the sustainability of this charity and is being developed to have a significant impact on their vision and ambition.

It’s always a pleasure to work with Patrick. We co-created our strategy planning process and achieved a great outcome with excellent feedback from staff and trustees. I really appreciate his personal style of entrepreneurial, business savvy, no nonsense approach melded with his ‘desire to make the world a better place’ values and easy going kind-heartedness. No wonder he won a national award.
— Sue Riddlestone, CEO, Bioregional

Operational review to ensure sustainable growth

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Patrick undertook a detailed operational review to a tight deadline in two days

In just two days Patrick delivered a comprehensive and detailed overview of the organisation with plenty of recommendations.  He then helped us brief an interim manager to implement the changes. Patrick is insightful, talented, inquisitive, works fast and unearthed things I didn’t know about. He is brilliant to work with.
— Phil Jones, Managing Director, Wired Sussex

Raising finance to extend the vision, create sustainable funding and impact a key client group of this charity

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Patrick developed funding options for a charity housing development.  He is now engaged in raising a large investment to deliver this project.

We asked Patrick to explore funding options for a major low-cost housing project for entrants to the book trade, a key priority of the charity. Patrick explored a range of options and came back to us with a well-researched and detailed report. We took this to our board of trustees who have endorsed the project. Patrick is very thorough, professional, experienced and knows a great deal about funding charity and commercial projects. We were delighted to work with him.
— David Hicks, CEO, The Book Trade Charity

Leadership Coaching

I absolutely recommend Patrick as a coach with total confidence that he can add tremendous value. I was at a crossroads in my career and needed to make some important decisions, as well as manage the complexities of my Director of Fundraising role at a major charity.

Patrick really helped me think through my mind set and the impact it was having on my career and performance. With Patrick’s support I was able to develop a plan for how I could position myself for my next role, and then be prepared to deliver it. He has an ability to listen to what I am not saying, as well as what I’m saying; reframe some outdated views of myself; and ultimately support me grow my leadership capacity.

I really hit the ground running as a first time CEO and a significant part of this was down to Patrick’s guidance.
— Helen McEachern, CEO, Cherie Blair Foundation for Women
Patrick was really helpful as a coach when I was looking for a charity CEO role. He helped me with my decision making process and to prepare for the role. He continued coaching me for the first year in this job, sharing insight, feedback and providing a space for me to discuss some of the tricky issues. When I left that job to set up a business I asked him to help as non-executive chair, and am delighted that he said yes
— Imogen Ward, Director, Astarita, Aldrich and Ward
Patrick is a great coach and provides a trusted sounding board. He has a wide breadth of experience as well as an ability to understand the heart of a challenge or problem. I recommend him to any CEO seeking to strengthen and deepen their leadership qualities.
— Anita Tiessen, CEO, Youth Business International