Find your Shirlaws Coach
At Shirlaws, the sky’s the limit when choosing a coach from our global community. Whether they’re based within a 10 or 10,000 mile radius, it’s all about finding a coach that is right for your business.
Shirlaws coaches are experienced business professionals who can coach, mentor, facilitate and train.
Some specialise in defined sectors, business issues or size of business; all are happy to discuss whether they are the right coach for your business. And if not, they can recommend a Shirlaws coach who is.
Kate is a straight-talking critical friend. Adept in challenging constructively, she uses agile thinking and horizontal innovation to help businesses identify strengths and weaknesses to adapt and flourish commercially.
Kate has over 25 years’ experience as a business consultant specialising in B2B global value chains with a particular focus on tech, industrial and logistics.
Gemma’s ability to creatively problem solve enables her to work with businesses to unlock their people potential.
As a performance coach, Gemma brings with her 20 years’ experience in the Financial Services sector, most relevantly in an entrepreneurial environment at a FTSE 100 company with business growth as the main objective.
When your business is stuck and needs to pivot or if you want to scale your business, Nigel will give you clarity and focus by developing a vison and strategies.
Nigel leverages his experience of owning and running businesses, starting at the age of 14, utilising the world-class Shirlaws IP to provide structure.
Andy is passionate about the power of great brands, their ability to build equity value and how business transformation happens via the people within an organisation.
Known for his calm and collected approach, Andy aligns teams to achieve faster and more profitable implementation of their brand and business strategy.
Since 1999 Marc has been using Shirlaws IP to coach, mentor and advise business owners and management teams, working as a catalyst to help them grow the
value of their companies with
less stress and risk.
Marc has coached clients of all sizes across five continents, from VC backed start-ups in Silicon Valley, through to SMEs in Dubai and HSBC in Hong Kong.
Rajeev is a seasoned executive with broad global experience leading and driving innovation and the overall strategic agenda, P&L and sales for entrepreneurial start-ups, $20-$40 million midsize companies and with Fortune 500 companies such as Dell Technologies.
Certified in the Blue Ocean Strategy Concept, Rajeev is a member of YPO, a C-Suite Executive Coach and best-selling author with a passion for repairing broken market strategies and company cultures to identify and capture new business opportunities.
As a partner in Shirlaws Group over the last 17 years, I have personally supported over 300 owner-managed businesses across the UK, helping them through the challenges of growing and exiting their businesses, including how to thrive during the great financial crash and recovery of 2008-12.
At a more human level, being retained as a coach also means me simply being there for my clients to listen, encourage and provide some objective, external perspective.
What Comes Next?
After more than a decade as a Shirlaws Coach working globally, Tom has a narrow focus on thriving business leaders ready for
Whether that be a bold new vision, readying the business for exit or succession, or simply a sense that there are untapped opportunities to be unlocked, Tom works with a limited number of leaders as their
In 2021 Michael will celebrate 40 years of business experience across sectors such as distribution, franchise, telecoms, IT/managed services, construction, property, healthcare and investment.
Currently a Director in a portfolio of businesses that advise and support business owners with critical challenges, Michael specialises in working with SME business owners with £1-10M turnover.
Phil inspires small to medium sized technology companies to succeed by sharing his 30 years’ experience in the sector, bringing added value and alternative perspectives designed to support and generate growth.
Happy to be a sounding board or deploy a more complex approach, Phil improves businesses with his expertise, enthusiasm and commitment.
Andy is a first-class presenter who provides unique thought provoking insights, raises challenging questions and inspires people to take action.
Focused on the source of issues, not just the commercial or cultural outcome, he is well versed at running businesses and the challenges and opportunities that present themselves during economic cycles.
Vicky has worked in the legal sector assisting firms with business strategy, compliance and coaching using over 30 years’ experience to help achieve their business objectives.
Working with teams to drive performance, Vicky supports management teams and employees whilst embedding new systems and processes into their culture.
Open and honest with an aversion
to jargon, Janis has a wealth of experience in creating effective company cultures, diagnosing issues and coaching individuals and teams to achieve success.
Janis holds an ILM level 7 qualification in Professional Consulting and Organisational Development and thrives on working with entrepreneurial executive leadership teams as she understands the pain points that many privately owned
Shekhar coaches business owners who want to grow their business from lifestyle to scalable, with revenues of between £1M – £5M.
With 30 years’ experience working with, and in, all sizes of business, Shekhar is committed to finding the right strategy for each business and its unique challenges.
Simplify and focus.
With experience ranging from Brand Management at Procter & Gamble, to owning his own company, Carter guides and equips businesses to grow revenue, profit and company value.
Simplifying what can feel like an overwhelming array of strategic choices, Carter guides owners to focus on implementable strategies and skills needed to drive profitable growth and bring peace of mind in running their business.
Levent has run a highly successful localisation and translation business from the UK for the last 25 years.
LINGO, his 5-step model on how to expand and thrive in new export markets, is based on decades of learning about the pitfalls and prizes the export market presents. Levent’s expertise will take you from checking out the potential through to being fully operational.
I appreciate the challenges that entrepreneurs face. With empathy, understanding and my background in accountancy and finance, I have a unique approach to building value for clients.