Who We Are

Phil Rose

Business Coach, Facilitator & Keynote Speaker

As Managing Director of Clarity Leadership, Phil stays true to the company’s vision of “developing leaders to inspire teams to improve business performance”. Phil coaches top-level management worldwide to be better leaders; to provide clarity, model conviction and to enable their teams to exceed their business goals. His inspirational, challenging, and practical approach to coaching has brought success to many senior executives across a wide variety of international industries, including technology, healthcare and sport.

His leadership and team development programmes have delivered dramatic results. Well-versed in management theory, Phil knows the value of action and brings a sense of adventure and challenge to his team programmes that stems from a belief that everyone has choice. By making this choice, leaders and teams can define their destination and clearly plot the route to achieve their goal.

Phil worked for Microsoft for over ten years in Channel Sales and latterly Training and Development. Throughout this tenure, he experienced different leadership styles and managed his own teams and he began to recognise that success came from those leaders and teams possessing total clarity of vision and a shared goal. Following a four year period of working as a business coach for other well respected training and development companies, Phil set up Clarity Leadership.

This same motivation that led Phil to set up his own business, is evident in other areas of his life. He regularly sets himself challenges which have led him to climb Mont Blanc, complete a mountain stage of the Tour de France, compete in Cape Epic – a 1000km mountain bike race in South Africa, ski mountaineer the Haute Route – a 6 day tour across the backbone of the Alps, and run 3 consecutive marathons in 3 days.

He is also the race director of one of the UK’s unique charity adventure races, the “Hairy Legs Challenge,” and was part of the team organising the Triathlon at London Olympics, 2012. Phil is married with three children and lives in West Berkshire, UK.

Contact the Clarity Office to speak to Phil about High Potential Development Programme, Leading Unstoppable Teams, World Class Sales Performance, Mindset of an Owner, Personal Effectiveness, one to one coaching, meeting facilitation, conference facilitation.

Rob Taylor

Business Coach, Facilitator & Talent Development Coach

Rob is a founder member of the Clarity team and a trusted adviser and business coach to many clients. His strength lies in his ability to ask the right questions and facilitate change in individuals and their teams. Rob believes in and demonstrates authentic leadership, enabling others to become better communicators and, in turn, more successful managers.

His role as a Business Coach takes him all over the world, working with different cultures and business sectors. He has enjoyed particular success within the pharmaceutical industry - this has grown organically through professional recommendation rather than a particular preference; Rob will be the first to agree that the challenges faced by leaders transcends industries and he is equally at home working in telcom, IT and retail.

Rob is a dynamic, energetic and inspirational speaker, frequently facilitating team meetings for our clients and getting results where stagnation and frustration once lie. He is a highly creative and intuitive individual who traded a music career for a career in performance coaching, training and presenting 20 years ago and has never looked back. Previous roles have included presenting a motor sport programme on the Discovery Channel and facilitating global conferences.

He has a personal interest in developing his skills psychotherapy and NLP, which brings enormous benefit to the business clients that he coaches.

Rob lives with his partner Rachel, supporting her successful Pilates business, and their daughter.

Contact the Clarity office to speak to Rob about Mindset of an Owner, Leading Unstoppable Teams, Personal Effectiveness Programme, meeting facilitation and one to one business skills coaching.

Kevin Watson

Business Coach, Facilitator & Talent Development Coach

Kevin’s expertise spans executive coaching, developing high performance teams and organisational change. A Master Practitioner in NLP, Kevin can quickly assimilate ideas and information, bringing him success with a diverse range of organisations such as Debenhams, Kellogg, World Duty Free and MacMillan Cancer Support.

Kevin acts as a business consultant to the board of several global organisations, as well as local small business owners. His skill lies in enabling leaders to create and sustain meaningful change in themselves, their teams and their organisation. He does this by breaking down individual and business performance to identify opportunities for growth, defining workable strategies and developing capability to achieve business aims. As a business mentor for the Prince’s Trust, Kevin gets involved in fund raising activities which have seen him travel to places such as India and Rwanda.

Kevin has recently joined the Clarity Team and has enjoyed success working with some of our most discerning leaders, challenging them to define their goals and lead their teams on to the next level of success. He has also provided our own team with some much needed guidance in social media!

Contact the Clarity Office to speak to Kevin about Mindset of an Owner and High Potential Leadership Programme.

Tim Bilton

Executive Assessment, Business Coach & Talent Development Coach

Tim is Clarity’s expert in the field of executive assessment. He offers clients a lens through which to identify talent and future leaders, whilst helping individuals and teams explore and unleash their own potential.

Tim believes that understanding individual’s potential is the key to the ongoing success of organisations. Being competitive in today’s complex marketplace requires an agile approach to managing your key talent: effectively identifying, developing and retaining those people who will succeed within your business.

Tim's depth of experience in combining probing interview techniques with a bespoke complement of the latest psychometric tools, enables him to assess the whole person and not just the personality. He provides a practical, robust framework for decision making.

With an MSc in Applied Psychology from Cranfield University, Tim has lived and worked all over the world, influencing senior leaders across Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East from a wide range of industry sectors. He has also presented to business audiences across Asia and Europe on a range of topics including: High Potentials, Succession Planning, Talent Engagement, Performance Management and Leadership Effectiveness.

Tim embraces challenge as his recent solo charity cycle from John O’Groats to Land’s End demonstrates. Travel and Golf (ideally combined) occupy any spare time not taken up by his three children.

Contact the Clarity office to speak to Tim about Executive Assessment and Personal Effectiveness.

Chris Lewis

Business Coach, Facilitator & Keynote Speaker

Chris draws on more than 30 years’ business experience, 25 of which were spent with Microsoft, climbing through the ranks to become a senior Vice President. His most high profile and demanding leadership role was 12 years in Interactive Entertainment, driving business for Xbox 360 and games for MS Windows across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

During this time Chris led the sales, marketing and operational functions for a £2.5bn profit & loss; managing three Xbox launches and regional expansion into Russia and Central and Eastern Europe. He was the lead spokesperson throughout this period for print, digital and Broadcast Media including regular slots on BBC, ITV, CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg, Sky News and Radio 4’s Today Programme.

Before taking this role, Chris was Regional Vice President, Retail Sales and Marketing EMEA, driving the sales and marketing of all Microsoft products through Retail. He has travelled extensively, spending 25% of his time in the US for his last 5 years – as well as regular travel across Europe and MEA.

Chris graduated in 1984 with a BA Honours in Business and Marketing. Married with two children, he is a keen Mountain Biker, enjoys Motor Sport, travelling and watching Football. Above all he loves to spend time with his family, and walking their dog Charlie.

Chris is a skilled leader and influencer and has successfully managed operational change programmes, sales channel optimization, B2B and corporate sales. He is well respected within his field and has proven a valuable addition to the Clarity portfolio of business coaches and facilitators, enjoying success not only in IT but also pharma and communications.

Contact the Clarity office to speak to Chris about one to one business skills coaching, team meeting facilitation, Unstoppable Teams Programme, High Potential Leadership Development and Personal Effectiveness.

Earl Lynch

Business Coach, Facilitator & Keynote Speaker

“Once met, never forgotten” – Earl has a larger than life personality and is guaranteed to create an impact. His energetic and empathetic facilitation style reaches the audience on an intellectual and emotional level, creating a long lasting positive learning experience.

Since 1998 Earl has had major involvements in the design, roll out and delivery of Microsoft's worldwide sales process (MSSP), as well as many other premier global Microsoft Sales Programmes. Previous to this Earl was lead facilitator, firstly for the European on-boarding programme for new hires to the Microsoft Corporation and then the global programme. This involved hosting the first 2 days of what used to be a 20 day experience each month in Redmond, Seattle. This culminated in Earl winning prestigious trainer recognition award from Microsoft in 2009.

Earl's training and delivery style is very engaging, significantly memorable and highly business relevant, his passion lies in the delivery of outstanding learning and development programmes, conferences and events. Earl truly makes a difference to the people who invest their time and energy to attend his workshops, conferences and events.

Earl previously worked in the Housing Sector in Management Services, for Normid Housing and was instrumental in the merger of Normid with what later became Touchstone Housing in the West Midlands, Shropshire, Staffordshire, and Leicestershire regions. Earl later progressed onto leading the Human Resources and Employment Development Division for Touchstone.

Earl had a 3 year spell in the music industry as being a professional musician, attaining a number one single in the UK reggae charts, as well as a number one single in the Spanish National charts. Earl is an HRD specialist, with a Master’s degree in Human Resource Development. He was Training and Development Manager in Touchstone Housing, overseeing the Total Quality Management programme for the entire company. That’s not to mention 24 years’ experience as a basketball coach!

Contact the Clarity office to speak to Earl about Leading Unstoppable Teams, Personal Effectiveness Programme, Conference Facilitation and one to one Business Coaching.

Jacqui Smith

Executive Assessment, Business Coach & Talent Development Coach

Jacqui is an engaging, creative coach and experienced trainer. She combines 16 years of sound commercial experience with a passion for both developing individuals and helping them to consistently achieve fulfilling results. Jacqui first worked as a Management Consultant before joining Unilever. She specialised in employee relations, union negotiations, training and development, and managing talent through the business. Jacqui spent the following 7 years working for a leading Negotiation skills provider running programmes for a large range of companies and industries- including the Government of Bermuda!

For the past 5 years Jacqui has pursued her interest in Coaching and Development working with clients to improve skills in communication, building rapport and engaging others, and helping to create longer term strategies to develop and manage talent through an organisation. She holds an Advanced Certificate in Coaching and is a qualified Master Practitioner of NLP. Outside of this, Jacqui too is a fitness nut with an ungainly running style likened to that of a giraffe!

Claire Scott

Executive Assessment, Business Coach & Talent Development Coach

An Executive Coach and management consultant with extensive experience and a particular focus on personal effectiveness, management and development in the workplace, Claire is passionate about developing people and teams and thrives on enabling them to grow and fulfill their potential. Claire has a calm, open and relaxed communication style. She brings a unique cocktail of sensitivity, empathy, no - nonsense challenge and fun to her coaching and development relationships. Claire spent 15 years in management and leadership in the NHS. In that time she successfully worked in operational and strategic roles within acute and mental health.

Claire has led and facilitated multi-professional teams; delivered on complex change projects; and within the Leadership Centre successfully devised and ran assessment and development centres. She has been coaching since 2008 and holds a certificate in coaching and mentoring from the Institute of Leadership and Management and is licensed to use several psychometric tools. Claire has recently worked with a variety of organisations in the public and private sector including; Scotwork, BNP Paribas; GSK; Huntswood and the NHS.

Steve Bussey

Sales Performance Coach

Steve has worked with Clarity Leadership for a number of years, enjoying great results across the different business sectors that we serve. He is a driven individual, who works with clients with the express purpose of helping them to grow their business. Steve believes that every performance intervention, whether it be one to one coaching, team development programmes, should ultimately bring about improvements to the bottom line. It is for this reason that he will always seek to gain an understanding of exactly what it is you want to achieve before proposing a solution.

In addition to his work for other global professional training and development companies, including FranklinCovey, Steve spent the early part of his career in Sales and Marketing positions, primarily in the automotive industry; for Jaguar, Vauxhall Motors and BMW.

Steve has a degree in Business Studies from Aston University, a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, as well as a Masters Degree in Coaching & Mentoring, and in 2013 he became a registered Growth Accelerator Coach.

Steve Bussey is a self-motivated individual in all aspects of his life. He is a regular runner and cyclist, to date, Steve has run three London Marathons. Married, with two daughters, he lives on the outskirts of Peterborough.

Contact the Clarity office to speak to Steve about World Class Sales Performance, Unstoppable Teams and Personal Effectiveness Programme.

“As UK Sales Director for Baxter Healthcare, a leading global Healthcare provider, our business, my leaders and our teams face constant challenges in an ever changing environment. To meet these challenges I have found that Steve Bussey’s unique approach to understanding how to change the mindset has been a revelation. We have a culture of trust that we are proud of, a sales line that has been ahead of budget for four consecutive years and double digit growth. I believe that Steve’s input to the sales teams and working directly with the Sales Managers on a one to one basis has been a large contributory factor in supporting the growth in our organisation and a huge part of our recipe for success.”

Colin Edmondson, Sales Director

Katie Ledger

Performance & Presentation Coaching, Facilitation

David Pilbeam

Business Coach & Facilitator

David is a coach and facilitator who helps individuals and teams to deliver concrete results. A specialist in enabling individual and organisational change, he asks tough questions that allow people to evaluate options with regard to the challenges they face in their work and build the confidence to deliver on their goals. David began his working life teaching Physical Education, spending three years in Malawi, and two in Portugal, working in International Schools. He then moved into the health and leisure business in Hong Kong, where the challenge of working in a new industry in another radically different culture, taught him a lot about himself and the demands of leadership in a results driven environment. Back in the UK, David became Operations Director for a health and leisure club start-up. Over the course of five years the business was created, developed and sold with 6 operating Clubs and over 300 staff.

Over the last eight years he has worked on projects for both large and small organisations, such as: Texas Instruments, Rolls-Royce, Applied Biosystems, Orange, M&S, Cybex International, Nautilus, CPP, Experian, Aerofill Dawson and Pandrol. This work has covered UK, mainland Europe and USA. David has a Masters Degree in Coaching and Mentoring Practice, is an accredited Master Facilitator of The Leadership Challenge Workshop and is a Member of the Association for Coaching. He is a sports fanatic; particularly cricket, football, rugby, cycling and athletics - though these days a young family and a dodgy back restrict participation to running and triathlon events and the occasional game of golf!

Lorraine Grace Rose

Marketing & Events Manager

Clarity host several client events throughout the year, we are in a fortunate position of working at a senior level across many different inductries and we know that our clients gain huge enjoyment and benefit from spending time tgether, these events faciloitate that in great London locations. Lorraine takes care of all of the arrangements for these events, liaising with the venue, hand picking keynote speakers and managing the guest list.

Contact Lorraine to find out more about Clarity’s business events.

Vanessa Randle

Graphic & Illustration Recorder

With over 20 years as a trainer and facilitator under her belt Vanessa set out to model a way of communicating ideas and information differently. As a Graphic Recorder and Facilitator Vanessa has developed a unique, vibrant and visual presentational style to capture and present information and ideas clearly and succinctly using words and pictures.

She pitches up at a meeting or business event with her boards, pens, paper and coloured markers and transforms what people say and what she sees into a creative, large scale visual record; real time, right in front of peoples’ eyes. Her ability to see the big picture as well as the detail means that this way of capturing and presenting information helps to improve peoples' understanding, communicate messages more effectively and bring ideas and information to life. Vanessa calls this 'information resuscitation'!

We have worked with Vanessa over several years and found her engaging and creative style to be a huge benefit to us and our clients. Vanessa designed our stunning skyline image depicting the many locations that we have been fortunate to work in. She also produced this imaginative record of our keynote event at the Natural History Museum add image.

Contact the Clarity office to speak to Vanessa about graphic recording for your next event or meeting.

Lorraine Buckle

Operations Manager

Managing the administrative and organisational needs of our busy team of business coaches is no mean feat. Lorraine rises to this challenge on a daily basis, ensuring that business coaches are in the right place, at the right time and with the right materials. Her communication and administration skills are second to none; giving our client companies the confidence that every aspect of their programme, from the initial proposal to the follow up, is managed with care and professionalism.

If you have a question about any aspect of your Clarity programme, or you need to get in touch with your Clarity Business Coach, please contact Lorraine.

Sarah Perugia

Business Coach, Facilitator & Talent Development Coach

Sarah is an energetic, insightful coach and facilitator who brings a wealth of experience to her work. With an instinct for the subtleties of communication, Sarah enables her clients to operate at their best, fulfilling their potential as leaders. She has a long, successful track-record in helping people to flourish at work and achieve great success. Her work has taken Sarah all over the world and into a wide range of organisations including Vodafone, Pfizer, Bayer, Royal Bank of Scotland, Axa PPP, the National Audit Office and PepsiCo.

Sarah started her career as a professional actor and specialises in transferring the unique insight this brings to her clients, so she can guide them to express themselves with confidence and passion. She has a detailed understanding of how to use voice, non-verbal communication, and powerful language to best effect.

Sarah is an accredited Executive Coach, NLP Practitioner, and a keen advocate of positive psychology. Her work is focused on giving her clients practical tools, techniques and insights that they can use immediately in order to create positive change for themselves and their organisation.

Sarah has a passion for supporting organisations committed to creating diverse senior teams. She is a highly experienced Women in Leadership coach.

Outside work Sarah loves yoga and has a daily mindfulness meditation practice. In a previous incarnation, she was a scuba dive master, leading dives all over Asia. Nowadays she enjoys adventures with her family.