I work with leaders and managers of all shapes and sizes (including doctors, lawyers, scientists, small business owners, entrepreneurs, sportsmen, musicians, administrators, and academics), and my professional practice centres around those three amorphous activities: consultancy, coaching, and mentoring. In all of this work I take as a starting point that desire to be better at what we do, and examine the pathways which make that possible.

Why do people choose to work with me?

Richard Longman, MBA (Open), MEd (Cantab.), MA (Cantab.), FRSA

Top-class academic profile

Undergraduate and post-graduate degrees from the University of Cambridge. MBA from the Open University. Doctoral Researcher at Oxford Brookes University. Sharp intellect (and wit) well-suited to performance all the way up to board level.

Highly versatile

Industry experience includes FMCG, retail, hospitality, education, arts management, faith, community, and cultural organizations, and work with those leaders, managers, and workers who are ambitious about their own. performance.

Confident performer

Skilled at working and communicating with people of all ages and abilities. Quick to establish positive working relationships, comfortable across a range of technologies.

Emotional intelligence

Attuned to organisational and individual resistance. Experience of working environments in UK, Europe, America, Asia, and Australasia. Able to work efficiently in foreign languages and across cultural boundaries.

Personal resilience

After recovering from a brain tumour, I took the decision to reshape my career and reinvent many of my working practices. Developing work/life balance is an important construct to my personal style and an absolute priority.


Performance strategy: consultancy, coaching, & mentoring

As a consultant, I offer a range of services developing individuals and organizations for the challenges of 21st century living and working. I write reports, review documentation, and make detailed recommendations; and, I work with your staff, present to your board, or make further connections to enable your development. People always come first, because its them who balance that relationship between work and life.

 

As a coach, I use different tools and techniques to facilitate your learning, development, and performance. I do not need any specialist subject knowledge, because, through coaching, you find your own solutions, develop your own skills, and change your own behaviours. It is hugely rewarding, and my coaching journey has taken me around the world as well as in and out of many fascinating lives.

 

Mentoring

As a mentor, I provide advice, guidance, and support to you, acting as a non-judgmental critical friend. I am able to draw on a wealth of experience and knowledge to help guide you, and establish long-term relationship designed to help you move forward free from your past and approach the future excited by both challenges and opportunities.