Executive Coach

Executive coaching

My name is Richard Hughes-Jones. I’m an Executive Coach who helps leaders navigate business & personal growth in a complex world. My clients are entrepreneurs and executives in high-growth businesses and the investment industry.

I offer 1:1 executive, leadership and career coaching, senior management and executive leadership team coaching, women-specific leadership coaching, and founder coaching for startup entrepreneurs.

If you’d like to explore working together, then arrange a free, no-obligation, Chemistry Call. Feedback from recent clients, who have given permission to share, is here. My current Net Promoter Score is 9.25.

Partner, Mid-market Private Equity firm, US

Working with Richard pushed me to think differently about the private equity industry, and consider what leadership role I could play in shaping it for the future. For an industry focused almost exclusively on transactions and financial returns, I realised that significant additional value comes from asking: “what can we do to serve our CEOs and the teams that we are invested in more effectively and how can we create the ‘space’ for them to grow?

Richard is a knowledgeable, progressive and effective coach who will help you to hold up and look at your business and leadership challenges from a different and fresh perspective.

CEO, Private Equity backed car purchasing platform, South Africa

Thank you for all your guidance over the past months – it really has been extremely impactful to me! I’ve made some big changes to my approach to my new leadership role and I believe they will make a massive difference.

CTO, Series B investment-backed technology business

I reached out to Richard to help me develop as a leader. He brought a lot of domain knowledge, as well as an independent perspective, which I also gained through 360 feedback he facilitated on my behalf. Richard built rapport and trust quickly, making me feel I could talk about anything and speak my mind. We explored a broad range of leadership issues and I left each session feeling mentally tired!

I recommend Richard as a coach to other leaders seeking executive level support on this tough but rewarding journey.

Angela Brooke, Head of Allied Health Professions (AHP), Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
(pro bono pandemic coaching, on behalf of WDI Consulting)

I found Richard extremely helpful to talk things through with informally and he offered many helpful insights in a non-judgemental way. He forwarded useful reading material and links to other publications that we were able to reference during our conversations.

Richard has a very approachable & open style (not always easy with remote work) and I have really benefited from his time, expertise and encouragement in helping me to think through complex situations with understanding, empathy & humour.