Hi. My name is Theo.

I’m a Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered coach. In fact, Marshall awarded me a scholarship towards my certification. Why? I am convinced that creativity will play an essential role in how global leaders meet the challenges of the future. My track record in the arts and leadership development shows how I bring the two worlds together with transformative results.

The seminal research into Global Leadership – The Next Generation, lead by Marshall Goldsmith, Cathy Greenberg, Alastair Robertson and Maya Hu-Chan, identifies 15 dimensions of leadership that will be key for the global leaders of the future. Since no one leader can be expected to excel in every dimension, the report concluded that shared leadership across a team of leaders may become the norm.

That means leaders need to know their unique strengths and how to draw on the complimentary strengths of others. It means fostering interpersonal understanding and learning how to find meaning in ambiguous situations. It means surrendering what you think you know…

…this is the domain of poetry. With an MA (with distinction) in Poetry from the prestigious University of East Anglia Creative Writing program, I specialise in developing poetic mindsets in leaders determined to master their capabilities, their evolutionary brains, their motivations and their hearts.

In this way my clients discover how they can open up the fresh observational spaces which allow them to build the partnerships and alliances that will grown into positive, long-term, win-win relationships.

A comprehensive study among 11,000 business leaders on 4 continents concluded that 95% of leaders who consistently applied the Stakeholder Centered Coaching process measurably improved their leadership effectiveness.

This means I can guarantee measurable leadership growth.

If you have an insatiable appetite for regeneration and renewal, as well as bucket loads of courage, humility and discipline, let’s get together.

 Learn more about Marshall Goldsmith’s Stakeholder Centered process in this video

I want to say thank you for your fantastic coaching skills, you’ve got out of me just like you: the Best 🙂 – Juana

Juana – Associate Director of Innovations

“Dear Professor M…I was so impressed about your presentation we attended last month on these areas of Communication and Delegation. I have noticed that since you started this training, you have been able to Delegate and Communicate effectively and also work as a team. I would like to thank your coach Theo Best  who is guiding you through this wonderful career training.”

Vincent O. – VUU Uganda

from a stakeholder to a coachee