Richard Spence

Richard SpenceRichard uses his creative and communication skills to help leaders increase impact and authority. His clients enjoy his combination of warmth and drive, gain confidence to explore fresh ideas with the focus and clarity that delivers results.

Executives in business benefit from the stimulus of visual and lateral thinking from a coach, facilitator and consultant who produced heavy-weight TV presenters, directed a Hollywood western and won fifteen international film awards.

Richard wrote for Disney, Discovery, the BBC and Channel Four; leaders and managers now learn to understand others’ points of view to improve relationships and get their message across to wider audiences. They align their strengths, values and story to become more effective for their organisation.

As a strategic consultant to Government ministers and senior civil servants across many departments, Richard translates policy into pictures, creates commercial deals and forges broadcaster partnerships. These have resulted in five new, popular TV series in the last two years. His insights enable leaders to pull together diverse interests and achieve greater influence more easily.

Richard has designed and delivered workshops, leadership programmes and conferences for the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, the BBC, Innocent, McKinsey and Royal Sun Alliance Top 50. He coaches senior leaders to win hearts and minds, emerging leaders to step up to the next stage. Current clients include DEFRA, the Home Office, Cabinet Office, Cap Gemini and Discovery Networks.

Further recent projects include a year advising the cabinet minister for Science on raising the profile of UK science in the media, an extended consultancy on Leadership Communication with the chairman of the Bell Pottinger PR group and three years as co-director of the largest Samaritans branch.

Richard has an MA in Classics from Oxford University and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Executive Coaching (with Merit at ICF/EMCC Level 7). He is accredited by the Association of Coaching.