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Executive Coaching for People and Talent Leaders

We provide executive coaching for People and Talent leaders to help them improve people, leadership and talent outcomes.

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Exceptional People and Talent Management can give your business a lasting competitive advantage, enabling it to succeed and thrive. Effective People and Talent Management is not only about finding and keeping the best talent. It involves delivering exceptional employee experiences and outcomes across the entire talent life cycle, including hiring, retention, performance management, development, succession, change, and even exit. You’re here because you understand this and would like expert support to take your capabilities to the next level so you can accelerate people and business outcomes.

James Brook, your executive coach, has over 25 years’ experience working with some of the world’s most successful businesses to help them transform their people strategy and results. Before moving into consulting, he held various HR and talent leadership roles around the world for well-known businesses, including Yahoo! and Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals. He is also a successful entrepreneur, having founded and led a number of HR Tech and talent consulting businesses, including Strengthscope, now a leading global strengths assessment company, and more recently, TalentPredix. James is an accomplished author and speaker on leadership, executive coaching, innovative talent management, and the future of work.

The target audience

Our coaching program is designed for People and Talent leaders who have responsibility for  creating, implementing and evaluating the organization’s people, leadership and talent strategy.

What we’ll cover

Your coaching program is customized to your unique needs and challenges, identified during the initial discovery session with James. It typically covers the following:

People, leadership & talent strategy: What people strategy, leadership and talent are required by your business to deliver its purpose and goals? How will you futureproof your strategy in this fast-changing and volatile era we are in?

Executive and stakeholder buy in: Who needs to support the strategy, what roles will they play and how can you gain their commitment?

Processes and solutions: What processes, solutions and tools are needed to deliver your strategy?

Technology: How can digital technology be used to accelerate and streamline your processes and outcomes? How can you select the most appropriate tech?

Measuring outcomes: How can you track and measure progress and outcomes?

Capabilities of a great people and talent leader: What capabilities and skills do you need to effectively lead the people and talent team and function? What will you need to learn and adapt to ensure you are ready for the new digital age?

The program will provide you with the expertise, skills, tools and confidence to improve your leadership, agility and outcomes. It will also ensure you have a focused plan for how to move forward in a way that will deliver strong results for your business.

How do I sign up?

James only works with a handful of people and talent leaders at any given time.
During an initial discovery meeting he will explore your needs, context, challenges, priorities, gaps and aspirations. He will also provide more details about the programme and answer any questions you may have.
If you decide to go ahead, James will arrange a series of 3 or 6 online coaching sessions with you, each lasting 90-minutes. There will be opportunities for practice and self-managed learning in-between sessions.
Additional sessions can be arranged after completing the initial programme.


3-month Coaching Program for People and Talent Leaders: £1,750 excl. VAT
6-month Coaching Program for People and Talent Leaders: £3,000 excl. VAT

To arrange a 30-minute complimentary meeting with James to learn more about the program and to discuss your needs, select a time using the link below.

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Certificate in Positive People Management

Program Overview

Positive people practices can transform the way organizations manage people, especially during times of great change, disruption, and uncertainty. Studies show that organizations applying these positive approaches create thriving workplaces where people do their best work, enjoy better work lives, and deliver stronger, sustainable results.

This immersive 6-month online program will provide you with the skills and techniques to unlock the energy, performance, and wellbeing of your people. During the program you will work with other HR leaders to learn how to apply powerful positive psychology techniques like growth mindset, psychological safety, resilience, emotional agility, and appreciative inquiry.

Learning topics and outcomes include:

  • Trends shaping the new world of work and implications for you and your team.
  • Practical positive psychology tools and techniques to improve people management outcomes.
  • Appreciative and creative thinking techniques to overcome challenges and prepare your organization for the future.
  • Techniques to unlock the strengths, energy, and positive capacities of your people.
  • The growing importance of purpose-led business to build a more sustainable future.
  • Ways to achieve greater happiness, meaning and success at work.

Your Learning Journey

The program is highly interactive and consists of around 30 hours of learning delivered over 6 months. In addition to five online modules, you will be expected to undertake additional coursework and application of learning. Upon completion, you will earn a Certificate of Positive People Management. You will also be invited to join an online alumni community providing you with access to special events and ongoing learning.

To encourage collaboration, sharing and support, you will engage in regular peer coaching and feedback. You will also be required to undertake a change challenge project enabling you to apply learning to tackle a significant challenge at work.

Your Facilitators

The program will be led by James Brook and Sarah Lewis, two of the UK’s leading experts in applied positive psychology, strengths-based HR and positive people practices.

To be announced in Autumn 2021.

In-company training available on request.

£1,750 (excl. VAT @ 20%)

Inquire now to find out more about the UK’s first Certificate in Positive People Management.