Ed Williams is a highly-experienced executive coach who works with senior and emerging leaders across all sectors. He helps them to think, feel and behave more effectively in order to deliver peak performance and enhanced results. An Associate for Be Leadership, Ed is a certified Senior Action Learning Coach with the World Institute for Action Learning (WIAL) and a former Director of WIAL in the UK.
Before training as a coach in 2005, Ed held senior management roles at Marks & Spencer including Head of Leadership Development & Learning and director of Corporate Responsibility. In this latter role, Ed established Marks & Spencer’s highly acclaimed approach to responsible business practice and under his watch M&S was judged Business in the Community’s Company of the Year. Ed has worked with a wide range of organisations from large corporates and leading professional services firms to SMEs and charities including British Museum, Burberry, Credit Suisse, EDHEC Business School, HM Revenue & Customs, London Business School, Nationwide Building Society, Telefonica O2, Serco, Travers Smith LLP and UBS.
Ed is a qualified and licensed Myers‑Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®) and Hogan® practitioner. He is a member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) and subscribes to their ethical code of practice.