Colin Murray

Associate Partner
Fearless Engagement

“Great coaching is all about working together to reap the rewards. It’s like dancing in the moment: with the client leading and changing pace accordingly, and the coach with them every step of the way - intuitively recognising when to support, when to challenge and when to take the lead.”

The Personal Bit
60 seconds’ work and play…

3 words that sum you up?
Integrity. Inspiring. Impactful.

And 3 words that don’t?
One-dimensional. Uninterested. Passive.

The best audience/coachees?
Those with an open mind and both a curiosity and willingness to explore themselves and how others perceive them... And then having the drive to stretch those limitations.

What makes you laugh or smile?
Donald Trump! Nature, and my daughter growing into a wonderful human being.

Talk to me about…
Sport, wine and gardening; and travelling to unique and unusual places.

Ideal superpower?
Travelling back in time to see what famous figures were really like or whether they even existed at all…

Biggest ‘Doh!’ moment?
Turning 50 and being informed of a previously undiagnosed heart condition. News like that definitely helps you realise that life is too short not to follow your passions.

When not coaching, you’ll find me…
Keeping fit, walking, surfing in Cornwall or canoeing on a lovely river somewhere. Bliss…

My Objective:

“To work in partnership with leaders to help them uncover their “aha” moment; and help them recognise how behaviour is the biggest driver of performance and fulfilment for individuals and teams.”

Executive Coach

Colin is the executive’s advocate, providing both strong support and challenge to help leaders stay accountable and reach their true potential.

Offering two decades of blue-chip operational experience and MSc-level coaching expertise, he understands the challenges that executives face and what’s needed to overcome them to move forward.

With a mixture of skill, curiosity, intuition and humour, you’ll find that Colin’s ability to get straight to the heart of things is always focused on getting the best possible outcome for you and the bottom line.

Professional Credentials

Coaching Specialties and how Colin can help you…

Colin specialises in 1:1 Executive & Leadership Coaching and Hogan behavioural development to improve leadership capability and confidence, and drive productive and engaged teamworking.

He has worked with individuals and teams at all levels of seniority across a range of sectors, with recent clients including Barclays, NatWest, Lloyds, NHS and Toyota.

My time with Colin:

My high-flying career had hit a brick wall. I was riddled with self-doubt, my ideas had dried up and my reputation was dented. Colin helped me refocus and recharge with a clear vision and plan aligned to my core values. His input and support left me re-energised, confident and back in control of my life.

Successful projects include:

  • Executive Coaching for over 100 Barclays directors across India and USA.
  • Developing ‘impactful communication’ for 150+ directors at NatWest, Lloyds and Credit Suisse.
  • Delivering management and leadership development for over 500 medical practices and Commissioning Groups.
  • Delivering a leadership development programme for 235 Toyota dealership managers.
  • Becoming Head of Supply for Argos and leading the growth of Home Delivery from £150m to £700m turnover in 4 years.
  • Being appointed Head of Merchandising for Edinburgh Woollen Mill during a rapid expansion and flotation strategy to increase the number of stores from 150 to 450 in 5 years.

Commercial Experience

Having held senior leadership positions with several pan-Europe blue-chip retailers, Colin amassed extensive experience in start-up and rapid-growth businesses and developed a reputation for building high-performing teams whose people consistently delivered results.

He has since worked with a wide range of organisations in the UK, USA and India, including many from the financial sector (Barclays, NatWest, Credit Suisse, Worldpay and Lloyds) and those in healthcare. Specifically, through supporting 500+ medical practices through leadership changes, Colin’s extensive knowledge of the challenges facing the NHS is particularly appealing to clients working in that field.

Outside of work, he’s also a committed member of the board of governors for a local Infant school.


  • Postgraduate Advanced Coaching certification
  • Institute of Management and Leadership (ILM) Coaching and Mentoring - Level 7
  • Hogan Personality Profiling accredited
  • Positive Psychology certification
  • Leadership Versatility Index (LVI) accreditation
  • BACP Counselling - Level 3
  • Infant school governor for 5 years


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