Executive and Business Coach

Adrian Woodstock founded Cultivate Talent in 2006. Having worked for many years in various leadership and senior management roles in the UK and Internationally, Adrian recognised the importance of open leadership skills in getting people to work together, engaging and developing talent, with a common purpose and shared vision in order to get the sustainable high levels of performance and effective business change.


Recent Assignment and Experience

8X8 Solutions (8x8 Inc.)
Management and Sales Development Programmes
Advanced 365
Strategy, Leadership and Sales Development Programmes
Change Management, UK Cultural Transition Programme
AB Sugar (British Sugar)
Executive Coaching/Management Development Programmes
Bombardier Transportation
Strategy, Management and Team Development Programmes
Element 6 (De Beers)
Executive Coaching, Global Leadership Development Programmes
FinnCap PLC
Executive Coaching, Leadership Development
Germains Seed Technology
Change, Coaching, Management Development Programmes
Howdens Joinery
Executive Coaching
Optegra PLC
Executive Coaching
Shop Direct Group
Strategic Change, Leadership and Team Development
Vivergo Fuels
Operational Leadership and Team Development


Adrian had over 20 years in senior management and Director roles in UK, Corporate and European operations within the software and professional services sector. His industry sector experience includes: information technology, manufacturing, drinks, retail, distribution and logistics, field service management and advertising.

His career including spending 12 productive years at JBA International PLC (Now Infor), which became a Top 5 Global ERP vendor (£300m) where he was successful in taking over under-performing business units building profitable Corporate and European divisions. As Business Development Director, he set up and successfully developed an effective EMEA Partner Channel to not only grow revenue by 40% but also substantially improve service delivery quality.

In 2006 Adrian decided to use his business experience and passion for helping people to work with senior individuals and teams within companies to develop their leadership capabilities in a practical way. Key to his success is ensuring that all development is applied learning which is aligned to achieving strategic business and personal goals. Through his coaching interventions Adrian will ensure you will:

  • be more dynamic in today’s difficult climate
  • be more effective in managing change and teams
  • improve your key working relationships at all levels
  • identify how to maximise your personal strengths
  • realise your personal goals

Accreditations include; Belbin, Hogan, ILM, SDI Advanced, and Thomas International PPA

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