Ray Warren

Associate Partner
Fearless Engagement

“Ray provides you with the necessary skills to enhance your work performance, with an exceptional way of helping you focus on the key areas…

… and leads you to realise the issues without telling you directly!”

The Personal Bit
60 seconds’ work and play…

3 words that sum you up?
Curious. Open-minded. Fun.

And 3 words that don’t?
Tough. Cynical. Arrogant.

The best audience/coachees?
Those who are open to exploring, learning and taking action...

What makes you laugh or smile?
Observations on real life and how amusingly odd people can be – including me!

Talk to me about…
Rugby union and motorsport.

Ideal superpower?
I love to travel so it’s got to be flying…

Biggest ‘Doh!’ moment?
Trying to work out how to use my iPhone properly!

When not coaching, you’ll find me…
Enjoying yoga and gardening for mindfulness – not at the same time though!

My Objective:

“To help you gain new perspectives…

The moment the ‘light’ goes on when you realise you’ve discovered how to make your own way forward – it’s magical.”

Executive Coach

Ray’s deep experience of working at the very top of global companies, combined with his extensive coaching skills and experience, have made him a highly sought-after executive coach for CEOs, boards, and leadership teams. His extensive coaching experience spans a broad range of UK and international clients and industries.

Having worked with FTSE companies, privately-owned organisations and NGOs – and across sectors including FMCG, consumer goods, media, legal, professional services, financial services, logistics and manufacturing – he is well placed to help the businesses of today.

Alongside supporting executives with one-to-one coaching, he has worked with leadership teams and implemented leadership development and performance management programmes at both strategic and operational level.

Professional Credentials

Coaching Specialities and how Ray can help you…

Ray has delivered leadership development and training through 1:1 and team coaching and group facilitation, working across a broad range of leadership subjects and drawing upon contemporary ideas and models.

He focuses on bringing out the best in clients’ learning, development, and performance and helping you devise action plans that are incisive, viable and sustainable.

Ray’s work is commercial, practical, and strategic. He brings to his coaching decades of insights and experience acquired through working with outstanding leaders in many sectors, including: Consultancy, Legal, Manufacturing, Banking, Pharmaceuticals and Financial Services. His deep understanding of existential enquiry and its application helps leaders to connect with their “being in their doing” and harness their emotions and energies to create and leverage the powerful relationships that create real value, to bring about transformation in both themselves and their organisations.

Clients value his expertise and his supportive, challenging coaching style. Ray is highly skilled in steering clients through demanding business agendas and in enabling them to successfully transition into new challenges, becoming more creative, resilient, self-aware, and impactful.

My time with Ray:

“He has a knack of asking you just the right questions that make you think hard about yourself…

…and helps you grow both your self-awareness and capabilities.”

Successful projects include:

  • Supporting established and emerging executives to become more effective leaders, developing their ability to build successful teams and deliver results; sectors include global companies in: Legal, Asset Management, Banking and Insurance.
  • Coaching and training leaders as coaches to help develop their employees.
  • Working with key leaders to develop strategy and effective future plans, straddling the complexities of running teams as well as functions, regionally and globally.
  • Enhancing delegation skills to allow quality time to be spent proactively on the business, rather than reactively in it.
  • Coaching individual leaders to develop interpersonal and communication skills and improve their confidence and assertiveness.

Commercial Experience

Business Background and a life in the real world…

Ray has over 20 years of international business experience working with large multinational organisations. He was CFO of Global IT Solutions at Electrolux and held several international Finance Director posts with Diageo Plc.

These roles as a senior finance executive have allowed him to build up both broad commercial knowledge and a wide-ranging business network


  • BA Business Studies
  • Qualified accountant – ACMA CGMA
  • MSc in Change Agent Skills and Strategies, Surrey University
  • Accredited Executive Coach, Hult Ashridge Business School
  • Certificate in Applied Neuroscience
  • Member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council
  • Member of the Chartered Management Institute


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