In a world designed for extroverts

Lies a quiet majority of introverts and people somewhere in between.  A little quieter. No less  talented.

I’m Ian  I help people like you achieve quietly successful careers.    All the ambition, just less of the noise

This is for you

If you’re tired of people telling you the key to career sucess is to be someone you’re not – if you’ve been told;

“You need to be more confident”

Confidence comes from knowing who you are and what you're about. Being extrovert or introvert makes no difference.

“You’re too quiet”

Just because being the loudest isn't your style doesn't mean you're not filled with great thoughts, ideas or insights

“You need to be more out there”

Just because you don't like to brag doesn't mean you've nothing to say or be proud of.

“You need to think on your feet”

You can, it's just sometimes you freese up unable to find the right words fast enough until the moment has passed

“Good leaders are bold leaders”

Bold thinking and decision making can come from quiet determined individuals - if Steve Jobs & Barack Obama could lead teams of extroverts so can you

“You need to be more engaging”

OK, so networking is not your favourite pastime, and extrovert small talk bores you but once people get to know you, you're the most interesting person in the room

A successful career, your way

If you've ever been on the receiving end of careers "advice" from an extrovert you'll know how frustrating it is to be told to be someone you're not.

I help "innies", just like you, to learn to craft a quietly successful career that draws on your innie qualities without the exhaustion of pretending to be who you're not. All the ambition, less of the noise.

Hear it from those I’ve helped

With several hundred hours of coaching experience I’ve helped many people, just like you to use all their strengths to achieve their goals.  Here are the views of just a few giving you an idea of what it’s like working with me

LisaCharity sector CEO

Ian listened and helped me look at my project strategically. I always finished our sessions fired up and a feeling that I had grown my brain.

LingSocial Enterprise Leader

When I faced doubt, Ian not only offered up positive encouragement but also with compelling reasons why my contribution is needed. Having someone like Ian who is interested yet objective is an incredibly valuable asset

GraceCommunity interest Company Leader

I am so grateful for having had Ian's input and insight. He listens attentively and is great at picking up on seemingly unconnected threads or throw-away remarks; helping me to navigate forwards more clearly and more confidently. Ian genuinely cares , he has a wonderful glut of experience from all manner of places and I heartily recommend spending time with him and benefitting from his wise words and gentle manner

FatimaEmerging leader

Working with Ian allowed me to think objectively about my work persona. Things I thought were weaknesses I can now see as strengths. I have come away with clear tactics and methods that previously I'd found stressful

DeepaEmerging leader

I started working with Ian not knowing what to expect as I'd not tried coaching before. I found out so much about myself, reasons for actions and reactions. I'd highly recommend this for anyone struggling no matter how big or small the problem

HaydenEmerging leader

Working with Ian was a big help, we worked on a range of different topics I've had difficult with in the past, he mindfully focussed each session on what I wanted to get out. I was able to learn more about myself, develop a range of techniques to help make decisions better, he helped me break down my thought processes and think about situations more calmly and logically. I was hesitant about signing up as I wasn't sure what coaching entailed but I cannot recommend Ian highly enough for helping me work through topics I've had on my mind.

It's time to invest in YOU

I pride myself on finding the right solution for people at the right time. There are three ways to work with me.

Learn for free through my articles and podcasts (take a look at the most popular ones below). Join a low-cost small group coaching programme to give things a try. Invest in tailored support focussed solely on you and your needs.

I hate a "hard-sell", If you're not sure which step is right for you, schedule a 15 minute chat with me and we'll figure out what solution is right for you, right now.

Programmes & Courses

Articles and podcasts I produce and offer for free because everyone deserves a little help.

Want personalised support to achieve your goals faster, you have three options, all with completely transparent pricing


Quietly Successful Leader Programme QSL

  • Speciality coaching for leaders with more introvert personalities
  • Total six hours 121 working time
  • Weekly hacks, tips to accelerate learning
  • Unlimited email support
  • Scheduled when you need support most

Quietly Successful Careers Programme QSC

  • Initial scale assessment
  • Structured career design programme
  • Seven 121 sessions of 60 minutes
  • Unlimited email support
  • Scheduled at your pace

Quietly Successful Careers Group Coaching

  • Structured training for career success
  • Bi-weekly lessons / group coaching
  • 6 x 45 minute lessons / group coaching
  • Coursework materials provided
  • Support group membership

Not Sure Where to Start?

How are you?
How's it going?
What do you want to be different?

We start with the simplest of conversations, with zero judgement or obligation.

Click the link, access my diary pick a time and let's talk

Listen and Learn

I do my best thinking when I'm out running on my own or with my pointer, Willow the dog. I'm a fan of podcasts and audio books. And if you're the same, you can subscribe for free to my podcasts, learn on the go and get to know me a bit more, being sure I'm the right coach for you

Creativity powers innovation

What’s in a word? Take innovation and creativity. Take a sample of FTSE100 companies and their annual reports and strategies and you’ll see the word innovation appear several times.   These strategies will power our ability to innovate Our innovative product has achieved great success Trust in us as the leading innovators in our sector Boardrooms come …

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The Graveyard of Great Ideas

If you’re a parent you’ll probably remember being advised to let your children grow in their way but be careful of comparing them with others. Yet it was so tempting to do look over the fence and then feel regretful for doing so. If you’re leading a company it’s equally easy to peer over the fence …

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Bearly scratching

Conditions for creativity I want you to imagine standing inside a room that is a perfect cube.  You’re dressed in white, the walls are white, the lighting is white and there is perfect silence. Now I want you imagine being dropped into a souk or crowded marketplace, filled with colour, noise, aromas and hawkers shouting …

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