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alex smith


I am a Solution Focused, Strengths Based Coach with 16+ years' experience of Recruiting, Training, Leading and Coaching large editorial teams.

I received rigorous Executive Coaching training under the Reed Elsevier "Velocity Scheme", an intensive 16 month programme accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management and delivered by trainers from the Henley Business School.


Through this programme I delivered 200+ hours of 1-to-1 Coaching to employees at all levels of the business. I also acted as a Coaching Supervisor and Mentor for subsequent Cadres of Coaches.

I am passionate about establishing workplace Mental Resilience Training Programmes. These empower staff to seek support for Mental Health difficulties and Stress without fear of stigmatisation.

I served as the Primary Law Advocate for the "Happiness Lab" representing a division of 150+ Employees.

This programme delivered Mental Resilience Training and promoted Mental Health Awareness through partnership with external organisations specialising in Positive Psychology.

I received training in areas such as Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness and Psychometric Profiling and have incorporated elements of many of these specialisms into my Coaching Practice.

I have lived experience of managing the uneven skill-set associated with Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD or ADD), a condition with which I was belatedly diagnosed aged 39, allied to expertise in delivering bespoke coaching in this area.

I am passionate about Coaching Individuals and Groups in the area of Executive Functioning.

Challenges in executive functioning typically impact those on the Autism Spectrum, or with ADHD, Dyspraxia and Dyslexia : conditions which are frequently undiagnosed or incorrectly diagnosed.

Core areas of difference are those of Distractibility | Impulsivity | Hyperactivity | Emotional Regulation Planning and Organisation.

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