Gareth Chick


Gareth is the creator of “Coaching Excellence”, a unique coaching training programme that teaches hard pressed managers how to coach under pressure, and “And the Leader Is………..”, a powerful programme for Authentic Leadership.

Gareth’s life work, “CEQ – Corporate Emotional Intelligence” will be published in the autumn of 2018. This is a major study of how human behaviour is conditioned within corporate cultures, and of how managers come to adopt unconscious controlling habits that are completely counter-productive, seriously inhibiting growth, and often unintentionally creating cultures of fear.

Following an early career as a CFO for public companies and as CEO of Motor industry giant Pendragon plc, Gareth migrated to guiding business leaders as a top instructor and instructor trainer for Dale Carnegie and then running Managing Director groups with the Academy for Chief Executives.

In recent years Gareth has been a Non executive and Chair of numerous ventures in the not for profit and the profit sector including Thames Valley Enterprise, a Training and Enterprise Council, Prologic, which floated on AIM and was then sold in a trade sale, Longwood Park, a unique and pioneering tenant-led Housing Association and most recently Produce World Group, one of the largest fresh produce businesses in the UK.

A Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts, in his ‘spare’ time Gareth is Chairman of the Banbury Therapy Group and follows his passion for travel by running marathons in different parts of the world.