executive & performance coaching

Our senior team of affiliated Executive Coaches have guided hundreds of senior executives to achieve long held ambitions and to excel in their performance

Our senior team of affiliated Executive Coaches have guided hundreds of senior executives to achieve long held ambitions and to excel in their performance.

How we work:

  • Gaining a true sense of potential by utilising unique tools developed over many years by John Lees which have been trusted by a broad range of readers of his bestselling career development books.
  • Spending time with expert support to thoroughly ascertain your strengths and areas of success to build rigorous development plans and a clear line of sight to reach your career pinnacle.
  • John’s methods have secured his position as Britain’s most published and quoted careers guru and have enabled clear recognition of strengths to be exploited for greater success.


We also have an important focus on resilience-building, drawing on John’s recent book ‘Secrets of Resilient People’.

Networking and Communicating

Work with our coaches to learn how to communicate your personal brand and gain support. Determine and hone your natural style to gather information, sharpen your strategy, gain credibility and communicate to those that matter in a way full of integrity but ultimately powerful. Our programmes cover all aspects from the basics to a personal masterclass – including the use of Linkedin (with a high proportion of executives securing their next role via Linkedin, become an expert and gain control of your online presence).

our consultants

our consultants

John Lees

John Lees is one of the UK’s best known career strategists. Former Chief Executive of the UK’s Institute of Employment Consultants and a Fellow of the CIPD, he is the author of How To Get A Job You’ll Love (McGraw-Hill), continually in the top 5 UK careers titles since its first publication in 2001. He is also author of a range of 7 other career titles including Take Control of Your Career and two titles from Pearson including Just The Job!. He writes and broadcasts widely (BBC 2’s Working Lunch, ITV’s How To Get A Job). His work has been featured in The Sunday Times, Management Today and Coaching At Work. John is an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals, and a founding Board member of the Career Development Institute.

our consultants

Kate Howlett

Kate Howlett is Managing Consultant with JLA and is a full time and professionally focused outplacement consultant with a commercial background in marketing and fundraising. She has a breadth of experience possesses a creative approach to problem solving, specialising in coaching a broad spectrum of clients from both public and private sectors. She has worked at all levels including Board Directors for many of the FSTE 100 and 250 companies. She combines patience with energy and realism, empowering clients to reach relevant goals within appropriate time scales. Kate has powerful skills in transition management, counselling, CV writing and interview techniques. She has coached and mentored individuals and groups through intense periods of change, based in the UK and to support relocation to Africa, America, France, Sweden, Australia, Spain and Italy. Kate has a reputation for offering unstinting support with energy of delivery supported by 16 years of market experience.

Watch out – this book could turn your life upside down.

Liz Hall, Editor, Coaching At Work

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