Keith Stopforth

Years of Experience: 7


Qualifications & Professional Memberships:

  • WABC- Registered Corporate Coach

  • ILM L7 Executive Coaching and Mentoring

  • ILM Business Coach

  • Strengthscope Master Practitioner

  • Discovery Insights Practitioner

  • Leading Energy Practitioner

  • ILM


Specialist Areas:

  • Leadership Development

  • Career Coaching

  • Career Transitions

  • Challenging Teams

  • Building Teams

  • Leadership Brand

  • Change Leadership



What my clients want in ten words:

Credibility, Professionalism, Empathy, Action, Results, Challenge, Knowledge, Acumen, Experience, Listening



How I coach:

  • Face to Face

  • Skype/Zoom/Video Call

  • Walk and Talk Coaching

  • Telephone


Where I coach:

  • UK

  • USA

  • Europe

Keith has over 30 years’ experience of working in Food Retail, Financial Services and Private Healthcare. In his last full-time role, he was Head of Talent & Development for Bupa in the UK. During his last role he was instrumental in bringing innovative learning solutions to Bupa, which included the development of internal Coaches and the matching of Executive Coaches to Senior Executives.


Keith began his formal Coaching Development in 2010 by completing his ILM L7 in Executive Coaching and Mentoring and has since completed the WABC RCC Qualification with The Business Coaching Academy as well as being an ILM Accredited Business Coach.

Since setting up his own Consultancy in 2012 he has worked in many sectors including Financial Services, Manufacturing, Outsourcing, Public and Private Healthcare, Energy and the Civil Service.


This work has taken him to clients in the UK, US, Middle East and Europe- ensuring he brings a rich set of cultural experiences and understanding of different challenges faced by his Coachees not just by sector but by context.


Keith’s clients describe him as a great listener, challenging, empathetic and action-focused who brings sensitivity, humour and professionalism to the coaching conversation.


Keith likes to work with his inner voice- using that to monitor his own feelings and responses as a Coach and as a prompt to explore client issues, especially in the surfacing of critical questions.


Keith believes coaching someone is a privilege, not to be taken lightly and is a highly rewarding profession.

Excellent coaching workshops with Keith. They were tailored and relevant for specific needs. Very helpful and insightful for all levels of the leadership team. I’d very much recommend that executive teams looking for leadership coaching for themselves or their senior leadership team get in touch with Keith

Keith has supported the various companies I have worked in over the last decade with coaching and leadership development. He is superbly versatile, extremely knowledgeable and brings a calm warmth which immediately puts people at ease. Highly recommended!

Keith is a hugely supportive, calm and yet provocative coach. He helped me to challenge my perceptions, and my interpretation of situations in a way which allowed me to adjust to significant change and embrace different and new ambitions and opportunities. He was incredibly helpful to me and I have recommended him to a number of people.

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