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Your Professional Needs

You are a corporate looking to strategically benchmark capacity, capability and competitiveness, or a larger business looking to get systems, people & shareholder value to the next level; consider Executive Consultancy.

You are a large or corporate organisation who wishes to engage its people taking them from compliant employees to committed contributors and raise the organisations emotional intelligence; consider a Leadership Program.

Your turnover is less than £2m, you are working too many hours, need people to step up, need systems and there is no business without your constant input, though you are committed to improve; consider Coaching Academies.

You are committed to discovering the best version of you and your career; consider Personal Development.

Professional Services

Non-Exec Directorship

Every business can benefit from having an experienced set of business advisors that can frequently visit and an impartial executive sit on its board of directors to help steer the organisation... It is perhaps rare however, to find and appoint a trusted advisor that has the experience and proven record of fulfilling all these roles...

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Executive Consultancy & Leadership Coaching

‘Novo Leadership International’ are at the forefront of developing and delivering world class solutions that Energise, Mobilise and Connect Organisations through the Neuroscience of Vocational Leadership©.

We partner with your HR and current Talent Management resources to enhance Leadership and People engagement and effectiveness through our proprietary programs tools and methods…

Connecting the Culture with ‘Higher Purpose’ to Raise ‘The Emotional Intelligence of the Entire Organisation and Shift into FLOW©

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Online Learning Portal / Coaching Partnership Opportunities

'Fast Forward Your Future'. is an Online Learning Portal for Business Owners and Business Leaders. Progressive Business, Growth and Leadership Academies with membership choice and budget flexibility, helping businesses grow significantly since 2012.

It is an Affiliate Partnership System; a Business Bolt-On opportunity for Coaches, Accountants, Banks & Network Groups, etc. designed to leverage your current service offering by adding value to clients without detracting from time or resources.

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Personal Development

'Choose to Climb' is a personal development company. When building a successful business or executive career the real difference, the ‘missing gap' is a positive reinforcing support network around you. For the first time you can engage family and friends in a personal development platform to supplement your leadership and business transformations.

Enhance your life, your relationships, your health, your career, your finances, your fun and leisure, and find balance...

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Increase The Emotional Intelligence Of Your Organisation

Discover the proven, proprietary Change Management Process, methodology and ethos of LEAN Leadership©, enveloped in an Operational Excellence Trifecta© that can integrate to support and complement Leadership Programs and NED appointments.

This paradigm shift can be delivered at every employment level within an organisation through our Emotional Connection (emc2) Leadership Programs©. When coupled with Cultural Development, Behavioural Change Platforms and a Quality Management System fit for purpose, your organisation can create new synergies of engagement, contribution, performance and by default results.

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About Derek

Derek is an experienced & award winning Leadership Coach and Executive Consultant with an extensive background in high-impact change programs.

With 20 years of corporate experience spanning three continents in which he has have lived and project managed the start-up of multi-million dollar Manufacturing Operations and Divisions for Fortune-500 companies… He has held senior global positions including Customer interfacing roles with Blue-Chip companies.

Having built high performance teams worldwide and coached many executive teams Derek has devoted his time over the past 10 years to help others exceed their potential through the development and implementation of world class leadership, business development and cultural transcendence systems.

"I am business owner, investor, disruptor and enabler..."

Born in 1967 he married his wife Geraldine in 1990 and their son Christopher was born in 1994. Having moved his family half way around the world and back in the corporate world they now support his own entrepreneurial dreams.

As an experienced Non-Executive Director, Derek has helped steer and chair large and small-scale organisations.  He has coached SME Business owners to 'C' Suite Executives and through his connections in the investment world he has also facilitated equity funding for projects, acquisitions, and  commercial developments projects…

A former weightlifter and rugby player, he retired early from a successful sporting career through injury but still trains hard 5 days per week in the gym, participating in various sporting challenges and charity events.

As an award winning business and leadership coach he has a wrath of business award winning clients behind him, including Scottish Business of The Year Award two years running with separate companies…

Derek is passionate about enabling a pathway to enterprise transformation through a mindset shift in conscious awareness at all levels designed to help corporations adopt new ways of BEING, what he calls “Novo Modus Humana”, (New Human Ways).

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Enquire About A Speaking Engagement

Speaking Engagements & ‘Transforums’  A ‘Transforum’ is a fast paced, open question interactive forum on any transformational topic that will add massive value to your next meeting, conference, network group or dinner…

SME Business Owners Next Steps...

Take the TOP 40 Challenge… Out of the Top 40 ways Business Academy can help you and your business tick your top 5 and we can arrange to meet where one of our Business Academy coaches will provide you with new perspectives on those challenges with no obligation on your part.

Corporate Leaders Next Steps...

Take our Executive Leadership Coaching Questionnaire... Tick your top 2-3 challenges in each of the three pages and we will follow up with fresh perspectives to surpass them.