Richard Bentley started working life as a journalist, followed by several years in public relations before establishing his own corporate communications consultancy. he first trained as a coach in 2000 and started his own coaching business, which included acquiring and holding the UK license for a global coaching skills training programme for nearly a decade.
Over the past 15 years Richard has worked as an executive coach with a wide range of leaders in several different sectors – professional services, financial services, hotels, IT, manufacturing and not-for-profit.
Perhaps because of his background in corporate communications and relationship counselling, his work as a coach is often focused on supporting those with leadership responsibilities to enhance their communications and relationship building impact.
His accreditations as a coach include ICF Professional Certified Coach, Marshal Goldsmith Stakeholder Centred Coach, Results Certified Coach, and in Nancy Kline’s Thinking Partnerships.
He is currently undertaking an MA Coaching at Warwick University in the UK, and has served on the International Coach Federation’s global board of directors.