So…

Are You Sitting

comfortably?

Sit comfortably – there’s nothing wrong with that. If you are happy with the position you’ve reached, the performance of the people around you, the way business is going, you don’t need me. You might as well stop reading now.

However, if you feel ready for a shift in perspective or a new challenge, then maybe it’s time to sit a little more uncomfortably. And I can help you do that; interrupt, confront and challenge your thinking – and then help you create the right long-term change.

YOU CAN DO BETTER

I’m not saying it will be easy. It takes honesty, courage and the desire to achieve something remarkable. Most of us need a little insight and impetus to push through. If you’re ready – let’s have that all-important conversation.

Executive Coaching for the World we live in

Alan frequently works with clients across Europe, the US, China, Singapore, Brazil, Australia and India. We can adapt coaching sessions to use Microsoft Teams, Skype, Zoom or, of course, the phone. 

So let’s take that first step and organise a no-obligation, no fee conversation to identify your goals and challenges. 

What got you

where you are today?

Drive?

the Ability to

motivate others?

to Reflect, Anticipate,

&Seek Challenge?

Alan Denton isn’t afraid to ask the hard questions.

Although committed and invested in your success, sitting outside an organisation offers the invaluable combination of detachment and freedom to challenge. Alan won’t tell you what your goals should be or suggest quick fixes – but his insightful, demanding approach will help you achieve amazing results. And then support you in following through and building on those results in the long-term.

No one gets to the top completely on their own. But it can feel isolating when you get there.  Just visiting Alan’s website shows that you have recognised a need for change. The journey will be challenging, demanding and occasionally uncomfortable. But it will also be exciting and inspiring with a questioning supporter by your side.

Certainly, a willingness to effect change in yourself as well as others.

But it can be hard to maintain that momentum, particularly if you don’t have anyone to sound out about a risky strategy or a new direction.  A credible advocate to disrupt your thinking in a way that yields results, posing the hard-to-answer questions that drive growth and change.

Are you ready for your thinking to be interrupted?

Alan’s coaching style has been compared to throwing a grenade into a situation or organisation – interrupting thinking or ways of doing things and providing a surprising challenge.

If you’re ready – let’s have that all-important conversation.

Why Alan?

“Alan inspires those that work with him to deliver results beyond the expectations of themselves and others … he is the expert at opening people’s minds to what is possible”

Ian Rose, Armstrong World Industries

Act

Your time is too precious to waste.

“Alan is an exceptional and transformative leader and coach; integrity is his cornerstone. He drives performance, pushes for greatness, creates courageous conversations, and looks for potential in everything and everyone.” Wendy Cuthbert, BP

If Alan’s coaching doesn’t help you create amazing results, then what’s the point?  That’s why Alan not only challenges and disrupts your thinking; he also supports and commits to having a long-term impact on you and your business.

Change

The power of disruption

Going along the same path, thinking the same thoughts, doing everything the same way is easy.

But to DO differently, you often need to THINK differently.

Disruptive coaching isn’t for everyone, but it does get great results. For you, for your organisation and maybe even for your industry. It’s a hugely positive tool used by some of the most visionary leaders to create enduring change.

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The value of experience

There are no shortcuts to credibility; it has to be earned. Alan’s background enables him to combine the unique capacity to understand commercial business from the inside, with the objective perspective of an independent observer.

With over 25 years’ experience as a senior business executive working in some of the most competitive industries, Alan knows from personal experience many of the challenges you face. This makes him uniquely qualified to guide you to achieve outstanding business results on your own terms.

Alan’s coaching style isn’t for everyone, but it certainly gets results.

Ultimately there has to be synergy and a sense of chemistry. So, what do you want from an executive coach? Someone who rocks your boat or lets you drift? Someone who walks away when the ‘job’ is done or commits to long-term involvement – with the ultimate aim of empowering you to navigate your own boat.

You can be confident that Alan’s coaching style works because he has the delighted clients to prove it. Successful people who demand much of themselves as well as those around them.

A recent client survey of CEOs and senior executives across a range of blue-chip companies threw up the following words to describe Alan’s coaching style.

So, now it’s up to you to decide if these qualities are what you want in an executive coach.

International Coaching Federation Accredited
Alan Denton is an ICF accredited executive coach specialising in senior leaders undergoing a career transition. He combines over 25 years of operational and board level experience with an MA in Coaching and a PGC in Business and Personal Coaching.

“Alan’s coaching is a game changer.”

Russell Fox, Ashton’s Legal

Services

Executive Coaching

One-to-one CEO challenger support

The Chief Officer’s role is to provide strong, decisive and confident leadership. Alan challenges and supports CEOs, directors and vice presidents to ask the right questions of themselves in order to lead effectively, further developing the strategies needed to instil the culture of success into a business, team or board.

Results-focused
executive coaching & mentoring

As a ‘ruthless companion’ Alan doesn’t shy away from paving the way to what may be uncomfortable home truths as he debates, supports and encourages senior executives to identify problems, set goals and become accountable to act on their discoveries.

Alan listens carefully and provides a trusted space for a coachee to explore possibilities. As an expert sounding board, he empowers clients to solve their own problems rather than demonstrating how to do it for them. After all, even though he was the fastest man on earth, Usain Bolt needed a coach to maintain and improve – inevitably someone who ran slower than him.

Specialist coaching support for transitioning executives

Congratulations, you’ve got the job! Now comes the hard part; proving to the interviewing panel they made the right choice by entrusting the challenges ahead to you. Whether it’s a new company or a new role, change can be testing even for the most experienced professional.

Research proves that the first 120 days in a new role are critical to success. Alan has a proven track record in guiding professionals taking on new challenges in a results-focused journey to generate fantastic results both personally and for the business.

“If you want honest feedback,
if you want to ‘Be’ a leader, you need Alan Denton.
The journey is not easy, but it is fun, you will be challenged, pushed to your limit and come out the other side a better business person.”

Simon Pulford, Knauf

5 Great reasons to work with Alan Denton:

A DIRECT AND HONEST APPROACH

Successful coaching requires chemistry and commitment from both parties. Alan only works with professionals who genuinely want to up their game and achieve great results – anything else is a waste of time and money.

THE ART OF ACTIVE LISTENING

Active listening is so much more than just attending to what you say. It involves questioning, challenging, reframing and sometimes saying things that you don’t really want to hear. Through active listening, Alan can help you pinpoint how to find your own answers.

BUILDING RESILIENCE

Leaders are expected to be tough and to lead by example. To have got this far you have the strength and the tools you need; Alan’s coaching will help you identify and activate the qualities needed to make tough decisions within the framework of your core values.

CHALLENGING INTERNAL NARRATIVES

Your limiting beliefs, the things that hold you back or derail you from really delivering to your full potential. You don’t commit to coaching to stay in your comfort zone. Identifying and questioning self-imposed limitations (often subconscious) allows you to reflect, take action and transform.

PERSONAL ACCOUNTABILITY

Alan can guide you to releasing your potential for even greater success in business. But ultimately only you can take full responsibility for setting your goals – and actually achieving them. And without results, what’s the point?

"If you’re looking for someone to challenge you and give you the space to think and reflect, work with Alan. It can be uncomfortable, but the outcome is worth it – and it’s always a safe space."

Jenni Field, Redefining Communications and President of the CIPR

“A career and performance coach focused on supporting you to perform at your optimum, improve results, coach for success & development both personally and for your team. Alan has a robust, honest and supportive style, identifies goals quickly and focuses all conversations around the achievement of this.”

Victoria Short – Managing Director, Randstad

“He is testing and demanding and expects you to be too, but his coaching is equally insightful, enlightening and enjoyable. I would certainly recommend Alan if you are looking for a coach to genuinely test your business methods and planning and to offer you new ideas.”

David Gooding – Partner and Professional Indemnity Lawyer- Mills and Reeve

“Alan's approach is to understand and challenge your perception of yourself and your approach to how you work and relate to others in that context. Alan was very effective at identifying and tackling negative perceptions, and at helping me to improve my performance and enjoyment of what I was doing.”

Alex Burton – Partner, Trowers & Hamlins

“If you want a coach who will not stop at trying to improve you, work with Alan. He will not say things you want to hear. He will always push you to do/be better. He uses basic theories that make complete sense. To get the most out of Alan, it's quite simple, listen, be honest and act!”

James Pryor – Sales Manager, James and James.
Fast Track 100 and Winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise

“He is testing and demanding and expects you to be too, but his coaching is equally insightful, enlightening and enjoyable. I would certainly recommend Alan if you are looking for a coach to genuinely test your business methods and planning and to offer you new ideas.”

David Gooding – Partner and Professional Indemnity Lawyer- Mills and Reeve

“Alan’s coaching is a game changer. You will walk away feeling that the process is so worth the journey - even if at times the conversation discusses difficult topics. I would challenge anyone who would not take away something that will change your views of yourself, or how you operate in a professional capacity. Highly recommended without any reservations.”

Russell Fox – Business Manager – Operations Director to a team of 96 lawyers and their support staff, Ashton’s Legal

“Alan provided transformational change not only in business but in my view of life. The fact is there’s more we could ask for, become and give. Alan helps define what you truly desire and sets you on a roadmap towards it in a no-nonsense way. He’s a go to for anyone serious about change.”

Adrian Aldred – Founder and Creative Director adesignboutique.com

“Alan is highly personable; he makes coaching sessions both challenging and fun! While undergoing sessions Alan is always structured and driven in his approach to achieve the desired outcomes and as a 'customer' I always found the sessions challenging and rewarding!”

Ian Clarke – Commercial Technical Manager, Armstrong Ceiling Solutions

“Great listening skills, he coaches things out of you even if you are trying your hardest to keep them in. Empathetic, but direct. I think you always need to build a rapport with your coach and it took me until session 2 to build that with Alan because initially I felt that I was there for a tick box exercise for my company, and didn't understand how I would benefit. Since my sessions I have had several promotions within the company, so it worked for me.”

Lisa Blake – Specialist Services Director, Speedy Services

“I have really enjoyed Alan's coaching sessions. It has been easy to discuss multiple aspects of business, career, concerns, and other issues with Alan. He is patient and relaxed, and well able to draw together the strands to offer insightful suggestions and propose realistic goals.”

Andrew Tobin – Partner, Head of Specialty and International Insurance and Re-insurance, Mills and Reeve

“A series of one on one sessions with Alan really challenged me around what I was delivering and what I could deliver in the future. They helped become more 'intentional' about my role and my career development and more certain about my 'personal values.”

Alan Irvin – European Head of Operations, Germains Seed Technology

JUST SOME OF MY PAST AND CURRENT CLIENTS

About Alan Denton

Alan Denton’s results-driven approach to executive coaching is rooted in over 25 years’ operational and board-level experience successfully developing and delivering strategic vision.

This proven ability to deliver under pressure in senior roles in the business world is combined with an MA in Coaching from Warwick University and a PGC in Business and Personal Coaching from Chester University.

Insight into proven theory, extensive real-world experience and a natural ability to get to the heart of an issue in order to overcome it and progress, makes Alan uniquely placed to meet and exceed your executive coaching needs.

Alan Denton
Alan Denton

About Alan Denton

Alan Denton’s results-driven approach to executive coaching is rooted in over 25 years’ operational and board-level experience successfully developing and delivering strategic vision.

This proven ability to deliver under pressure in senior roles in the business world is combined with an MA in Coaching from Warwick University and a PGC in Business and Personal Coaching from Chester University.

Insight into proven theory, extensive real-world experience and a natural ability to get to the heart of an issue in order to overcome it and progress, makes Alan uniquely placed to meet and exceed your executive coaching needs.

Get In Touch

Find out if Alan Denton is the right coach for you. For tangible long-term results, take the first step and contact Alan today. 

Let's talk

The process starts with a no-obligation, no fee conversation to identify your goals and challenges.