Darren Perks

Executive Coach

Areas of Coaching Expertise

  • Challenging leaders on their style and developing more effective approaches.
  • Coaching leaders with “imposter syndrome” and supporting them to develop self-confidence.
  • Working with senior women in leadership
  • Supporting leaders through challenging transitions
  • First 100 days impact maximisation
  • Working with CEOs, Directors and Boards, Senior Managers, high potential leaders of the future

About Darren

Darren is a Chartered Psychologist specialising in change management, leadership development and executive coaching. As well as being one of the Hennessy Consulting team of coaches, he is also an Executive Coach for London Business School

Darren’s coaching style is influenced by his wide experience of working with different coaching approaches and methods. He is of the firm belief that the best coaching is achieved when the coach is able to truly engage and listen to the coachee. This enables Darren to ensure that the approach he uses is truly client-centred. Coupled with this Darren has shown the real benefit of integrating coaching discussions with the sponsor- the line manager and will often initiate the coaching with a three-way discussion with the coachee, the line manager and the coach. As a psychologist Darren has both the breadth of experience and depth to be able to understand and connect with individuals at all levels. He has worked with clients on a range of issues, some of which include developing strategic presence, self-confidence, strategic thinking, impactful leadership and prioritisation and team management

Darren has worked at senior levels within Hay Management Consultants, DHL, Barnardo’s, the Metropolitan Police Service and currently as freelance psychologist specialising in executive and senior team coaching, talent development and employee engagement.  Darren has practical experience of senior management – having worked at strategic levels within private and public sector organisations and has worked across international boundaries with senior-client facing teams

Darren is well qualified as a coach, holding a Certificate in Performance Coaching from the Centre for Coaching and an Advanced Certificate in Coaching from the Oxford School of Coaching & Mentoring (accredited at senior practitioner level by the EMCC). He is an Accredited Executive Coach with the Association for Coaching, a Licensed Career Coach with the International Coaching Federation and holds a Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy