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Endorsements from directors

Chris Peaty

Commercial Executive at Peaty Mills PLC

“I have spent a year working with Robin to expand my industry knowledge, gain insight into other companies' best practice and also to train our best staff on a one to one basis. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with Robin and I am so much better equipped to take on challenges now. Can't recommend highly enough. Thanks Robin.”

Mark Hoskins

Managing Director at Interpet Limited

“Working with Robin was one of the best experiences in my professional career. His insightful and visionary approach is perfect, ensuring you both believe in your ability and realise your true potential.
A real gentleman who gets the best from you without you realising it.”

Charles Price

CEO, CHL Pipeline System Ltd

“I was in the process of preparing for the sale and privatisation of a Government owned business. Due to the transformation I was taking the business through in preparation for sale I had formed a new executive team for the future in the private sector. In order to ensure the team was "match fit" for the sale process and beyond I needed to develop the individuals and the team as a whole. We chose Robin based on the customer feedback rating he has, the quality of his proposition/methodology and the personal connection he made with the team. His approach was very structured and the outputs well received by us all. It made a positive difference to the ability of the team to sell the business in front of the buyers ultimately resulting in a successful sale.”

Richard Watts

Head of Strategy, Open Door Media Publishing Ltd

“Robin is a perceptive executive coach who works hard to get to get the core issues. He provides good guidance, and practical steps that are easy to follow.”

Daniel Allerton

Director of Corporate Sales at ArtiCAD Ltd

“After leading a small company to significant growth over a 10 year period, the business took a new direction when acquired by a global business. It was time to seek a coach to help with the next phase of my career and Robin was selected to help.

I found Robin friendly, professional and expertly intelligent on all commercial matters. Robin's clear strategies have helped me personally gain clarity and perspective on the road ahead. His people skills and understanding of human behaviour are exemplary, again giving clear direction and motivational techniques that will help for years to come. It is not often you meet someone that can help advise, as a true mentor. I have met leaders and leadership coaches in the past that are not current or modern in their thinking, almost conditioned to be autocratic in style. Robin's understanding and guidance of finding your style, explaining and maximising your potential is a great motivator for the future.

I would recommend Robin for those who need get to where they need to be in life, whatever the vocation.”

Simon Cook

Asset Technical Director at CLH PS

“It is a pleasure to work with Robin with his skilled approach he draws the best out of you, so that you can improve your game. Highly recommended. ”

Adrian Scoffield

Head of Order to Cash at National Grid

“I have great pleasure in endorsing Robin Johnson. Establishing trust, intimacy and rapport are all essential attributes for a great coach. Robin possesses them all in abundance. We moved forward recognising and enhancing many of my professional and personal development needs. Robin is an extremely effective listener.

Through powerful challenges he helped me focus in on the key aspects of my development. Sometimes it was a direct challenge and other times it was gentle encouragement. Either way, knowing how to get the best out of me and help me reach my full potential was Robin's forte. I found working with Robin an absolute pleasure and would greatly look forward to each coaching session.”

Sandra Rigglesford

Director - Human Resources at Charles Taylor Consulting

"As an executive coach with whom I have personally worked, I cannot recommend Robin highly enough.
He is insightful, challenging and pragmatic and encourages you to 'think outside the box'. He is an extremely competent businessman who has run his own highly successful company so very clearly understands the challenges we all face in today's commercial world. He is also a thoroughly nice chap with a great sense of humour which is very helpful when he delivers the harder messages we sometimes find less easy to digest."

Shona Fleming

Chief Executive at ScotsCare

“Robin is a unique and talented individual that I feel fortunate to have worked with. He provided a safe but challenging environment where I was able to be open and honest in identifying and working on key areas of my performance. I would have no hesitation at all in recommending Robin.”

Mike Genge


“Robin was due to coach the Executive in preparation for sale of the company, but for my circumstances it became more appropriate to look for retirement work. During all my dealings with Robin he has remained dedicated to helping me and my colleagues seek out and overcome traits that could become unhelpful in the arena of self presentation. Robin's presentation is faultless and his follow up is insightful and very prompt. I would recommend Robin and his company for all personal coaching projects.”

Terry Elston

MD at NLP World

“Robin has got the Midas Touch when it comes to success. Everything he chooses to focus on comes back with 1st prizes and gold stars. I don't say that lightly as to me words are precious entities to be guarded and as valuable as your cash in the bank. Work with Robin and you get a personality as inquisitive to get into the issue as Colombo and tenacious as a ferret to get the result. Do not hire him if you want your company (or yourself) to remain the same.”

Jason Booker

Commercial Manager at Interpet Ltd

“The coaching, advice, training and guidance from Robin proved to be a fantastic investment and vital boost in providing both myself and our company with the right focus to utilise our strengths and work on our weaknesses. Robin has a fantastic talent in working out how and where his clients need development and after only a handful of sessions the pieces of the puzzle look a lot clearer very quickly.

I have no doubt this is down to Robin's years of experience and business knowhow and why he's such a great influence. All sessions were effective and incredibly proactive so any advice or learning's could be put into practice straight away. I'd recommend Robin to help you enhance and improve yourself and your company with quick and motivational results.”

David Kennedy

Managing Partner at Allander Noble, search & management recruitment consultants

“I have worked with Robin for 4 years in the context of my recruitment company, Allander Noble. Robin has provided an outstanding coaching service to my clients including senior managers and directors of companies, owner managers, highly paid specialists and partners of professional firms.

In many cases, the feedback from Allander Noble clients has achieved 10/10 client satisfaction scores as measured against pre-agreed coaching goals. Clients and candidates thoroughly enjoy working with Robin and the positive changes achieved are long-lasting. I have no hesitation recommending Robin. He is an excellent executive coach.”

Helen Harrison

Elected member of CWF Organising Committee at Conservative Way Forward

"Robin is someone I would recommend to anyone interested in improving their communication skills. I had never done any public speaking and was terrified of doing so. Not anymore, I enjoy it."

Nick Stewart

Dental Accounting at DBS

"Robin provides a bespoke approach that is sympathetic to your personal and business challenges and his detailed session notes provide a very useful refresher and reference tool."

Natasha Frangos

Head of Creative, Media & Technology at haysmacintyre

“Robin has been incredibly perceptive in understanding me and the areas that I want to develop through our sessions. As a result our sessions are focused and we have made significant progress in a short amount of time. Robin has been very helpful and I would be pleased to recommend him to others in a leadership role.”

Andy Yorke

Regional Sales Manager at Lloyds Banking Group

“I found the sessions with Robin to be both challenging and rewarding. The key benefit for me was the ability to take time out and analyse both the way I tackle situations and how I prepare for meetings and challenging environments. The wealth of material Robin provided has also been a useful reference library.”

Susan Knights

Interim Communications Manager at Atlas Copco

“Robin is a gifted individual who provided me with time, guidance and support that inspired me to reconsider my options in life. This resulted in a change of direction, which I would not have achieved without Robin's expert support. I would recommend Robin as an Executive Coach as I have complete confidence that his style and approach would suit anyone who is looking to review where they are in life. Whilst Robin encouraged me to set the agenda for our sessions, he really did push me to challenge my own perceptions and understandings. Robin's wisdom was invaluable - he is a dedicated professional who is a true inspiration to others.”

Clive Watkins

Head of Leadership & Sales, Morgan Clarke Consulting

“As a successful business entrepreneur, Robin has great credibility with Directors and senior managers as a consultant, mentor or coach. Client feedback is exceptional and I would recommend him without reservation.”

Stephen Williams

Managing Partner, Allander Noble search & management recruitment, salary surveys, talent management, leadership coaching

“We have used Robin with a number of our clients and the results have been truly extraordinary. His ability to work with people to improve their performance in such vital areas as business development, managing colleagues and removing any barriers to success is now well proven. In short - he really delivers.”

Tristan Haigh

Finance professional specialising in turnaround, troubleshooting and change

“Robin’s coaching sessions were insightful and thought-provoking. He was quickly able to pick up on those areas that required attention and had excellent tools to help achieve success in these areas. Our sessions left me feeling motivated and positive. I would recommend Robin to anyone wishing to improve their profile, communication skills or simply to regain focus on those things that are professionally important to them.”

Russell Franks

CAD / CAM consultant, Development Director

“I found my work with Robin of great value in questioning all aspects of what I do/want to do. I finished each session feeling motivated, positive, and energised to deal with issues which I had prioritised as being important for me. I believe that other members of teams would benefit from this highly practical, relevant and motivational one-to-one programme.”

John Smout

Artist and graphic designer at JS Design

"I have seen the successful results of Robin Johnson's business coaching for myself and the very real performance benefits these have given to the top professionals he coaches, both in 1-2-1 sessions and in wider groups. Robin enables people to operate and communicate more effectively as balanced individuals using the wide range of techniques at his disposal and his considerable personal ability to convey those that best suit a person's individual style. It's a rare talent.

I am delighted to have provided Robin and some of his clients with their visual communication needs in support of the focus and forward planning that has often been a direct result of Robin's leadership coaching."

Philip Perry

Owner CEO of Philip Perry Executive Coaching

“I have known and worked with Robin for a number of years now and also hired him as an Executive Coach for Morgan Clarke working with top business leaders in multinational and global companies. Robin's work as a coach is excellent and he consistently achieves great results with very positive feedback from our clients. I have no hesitation recommending Robin to you as a Business Coach.”

Paul Rabbitte

Vice President, Global Customer Service at Burberry

“Robin is a excellent executive coach who is results orientated balancing business focus with the personal which can impact so significantly on individual effectiveness.”

Tim Hilton

Independent Consultant

“I count my coaching by Robin as a watershed point in my life on many levels. In particular, Robin was excellent at providing applicable techniques, which I found equally useful at home and at work. I have no hesitation in recommending him to any professional who aspires to the highest standards in their business life.”

Jane Pangbourne (Cert Ed)

MD and Director of Training at Meet My Training Needs Ltd

“Robin is one of the most personable consultants to associate with. He is an expert in his field. He puts 'the person' before anything else. I am very happy to trust Robin with my clients. He is a pleasure to work with.”

Willie Docherty

CEO at The Royal Scottish Corporation

“Robin proved of immense value in helping me focus on key aspects of my work and leadership style. He is an excellent coach, homing in quickly on aspects of leadership that required to be finessed and adapted to deliver objectives more effectively. I would not hesitate to recommend Robin as a business performance coach.”

Ben Love

Instructional Designer at Mediaocean

“Robin is an excellent coach, providing specifically tailored advice to help you identify and focus on long term goals.”

Director of Business Development

£45M business

“Robin has the ability to hit the nail on the head. I have attended a great many courses in my career. Two stand out and yours is one of them.”

Managing Director

Global insurance business

“You challenged my usual approach and blew apart ingrained bad practices/habits.”

Managing Director

£25M business

“Thanks so much for transforming our lives…”


Construction Consultancy

“The most respected senior level business coach and trainer I’ve come across in 20 years.”

Finance Director

£40M business

“I have landed the job of my dreams and it comes with the car of my dreams. I wanted to let you know how grateful I am to OvationXL for helping me change direction.”