Sheridan Maguire


Sheridan has been a Faculty member at The School of Coaching since its inception in 1997. His broad experience includes working in central and local government, the petro-chemical industry, the NHS, financial services, the police, the power industry, media and publishing, charities and education. His coaching work has taken him to Dubai, the Netherlands, Germany, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, India, Poland, and the Czech Republic and Australia. He is a founder member of the University of Hertfordshire’s  Centre for Coaching and Mentoring.

He is the founding director of Walking With Leaders, specialising in improving business performance through leadership and performance coaching, and has written for Managing Best Practice and the Journal of Change Management and his book Core Coaching; coaching for great performance at work was published in 2009.

Sheridan works with senior executives and teams to challenge their current thinking and to help them create new opportunities for breakthrough performance and sustainability. His approach is highly collaborative and light-hearted yet rigorous and results oriented. Central to this is a strong focus on raising personal awareness and clarity on how the coaching will impact results;not just in the short term, but also in the longer term through personal growth and development.

He is a certified coach (University of Strathclyde), a qualified coaching supervisor, an MBTI accredited practitioner and a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management. He also has a BSc (Hons) in Marine Zoology.

Before becoming a full-time business coach in 1997, Sheridan was Director of Publishing at the Work Foundation (formerly the Industrial Society) where he developed the publications division into a major award-winning multi-media business.


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