Jean Dowson – Executive Coach & Leadership Consultant


Jean has over thirty years’ experience in leadership, training and management appointments both overseas and in the UK. She has an MBA, BSc and Diploma in Management and left the Army as the most senior serving female officer in all 3 UK Armed Services in 2006 to set up Executive Reach. She is insightful, commercially aware, and an excellent facilitator, trainer and coach with a successful track record.

Her focus with clients is on developing effective and practical leadership and management development programmes that deliver enhanced capability and sustained change. Jean believes that coaching can help you achieve what you want, find the answers you need and construct an action plan that will help you deliver your goals.

Experience has shown that coaching will help you achieve your goals faster and more easily than working on your own. “Coaching is about ‘the now and the future’. It’s about breaking down barriers that prevent change from happening and creating the ideal environment for positive action to take place”.

Jean works hard with her clients to help them achieve success and lasting results. Her coaching style works well with people who are energetic, intelligent leaders and managers who want to bring out the best in themselves and their staff. She delights in working with people who are passionate about achieving their goals, avoiding defeat and who enjoy what they do and want to enjoy it even more.

Jean is a highly motivational speaker and presenter and has worked with a vast array of private and public sector organisations as a coach, trainer or consultant both in UK and overseas, including: HMRC, BAESystems, LGA, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Institution of Engineering and Technology, HM Prison Service, Abu Dhabi Civil Service, Forensic Science Service, Razak School of Government, Equalities & Human Rights Commission, Commerzbank, RBS, Institution of Engineering Technology and IDeA . She is an Associate Fellow at SAID Business School Oxford University where she coaches senior executives and facilitates on leadership development programmes. Jean also lectures at the Chartered Management Institute on the Management and Leadership Diploma courses.

Academic and Professional Qualifications

  1. MBA, BSc and Dip Man
  2. Associate Fellow SAID Business School, Oxford University
  3. Fellow of Chartered Management Institute
  4. Fellow of Institute of Leadership & Management
  5. Chartered Fellow of Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development
  6. Diploma in Performance Coaching
  7. Advanced Diploma in Coaching
  8. Qualified NLP Practitioner
  9. Emotional Intelligence Assessor
  10. OPP accredited MBTI Practitioner
  11. Certified NEO PI-R Personality Assessor

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