About Alex Smith

HR, Organisational Development Specialist and Executive Coach

Some say that I am mischievous, passionate and disarmingly gentle despite having a big presence… and that suits me just fine… I do believe in enjoying the work I choose to do. I am dedicated to seeing the good in people and enabling others to excel. I am compassionate but challenging in my relationships.

I believe organisational life can be more rewarding than it often is and that is at the core of my work with leaders and teams, a belief that they can create conditions and relationships at work which are more fulfilling and effective for all. I have a particular expertise and interest in the systemic dynamics of human beings in organisational life.

I have worked in HR and Development for over 20 years, for great employers in professional services like PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Sedgwick Group before working independently.

My clients are spread across private and not for profits sectors and include engineers, accountants and lawyers, VSO, Outward bound trust, UK Sport and technology clients. I am an AoEC accredited Executive coach.

I am married to a New Zealander have two young daughters. I love singing, gardening and team sports especially rugby.