Richard Stoneman, Executive Coach
After a career of working with leaders around the world, Richard qualified as an executive coach in 2017 with Meyler Campbell (www.meylercampbell.com). One of his first clients was the Founder CEO of a small Start Up turning over a few tens of thousands. This Start Up has since increased its revenues to around £10 million currently, doubling them each year, and is already profitable. Richard has worked with the CEO throughout, these days meeting him weekly as part of a two person advisory board. Following two successful fund raises, the Start Up first expanded its services from its London base across 60 UK locations and is now Scaling Up abroad following the second, with plans to expand globally. Further afield, Richard is on the advisory board of a Kenyan social impact Start Up that is now Scaling Up abroad.
As well as the UK, Richard has coached a diverse group of Founders and CEOs around the world, including India, Kenya, the Middle East, Europe, Australasia, Ukraine and the Caribbean. Whilst he still does some general coaching, his main interest these days is helping Start Ups on their always exciting and eventful journeys from small beginnings to successful Scale Ups. He has coached on two previous Unrest programmes.
Richard brings rich and diverse experience to coaching Founders. As a strategy and policy specialist, he has worked with leaders in a wide range of businesses, industries and government organisations across many differing cultures. In a career that has taken him to 50+ countries, his experience varies from helping set up a niche agri-business that became an industry leader in New Zealand, through masterminding the strategy for a Caribbean tourism destination that was subsequently voted no. 1 in the world to advising leading reformers on developing market economies following the collapse of the Soviet Union.
On graduating from Oxford, Richard worked as a UK Government economist for several years before taking an MBA at London Business School. He then worked mainly as a management consultant, with shorter periods as a CEO and in advisory roles. He carried out business research when awarded a mid-career Fellowship back in Oxford and later obtained the FT Non-Executive Director postgraduate diploma.
Helping clients think through their most important challenges and issues is the key to successful coaching and crucial to this is the development of a good relationship with the client. Richard has a non-directive style of coaching which is firmly focused on his clients’ needs and objectives. His personable approach gives them the time and space to reflect without interruption, whilst helping them to develop their thinking more deeply through challenging questions and observations. When drawing on his vast experience can benefit his clients, Richard also moves beyond non-directive coaching into more of a mentoring role.
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