Chris Mitchell

Leadership Coach & Business Strategist

Hello, I’m Chris. A leadership coach, business advisor and Non-Executive Director.

I have held commercial and corporate strategy roles within some of the largest global blue-chip organisations, such as Intel, Equifax and Walmart. I understand the challenges that leaders and managers face and I use this experience in my coaching work, to help others navigate their careers, grow their skills and succeed in business.


What sets me apart is my unique approach of combining hard won business experience with coaching. This means we can work together in a blended mix of 3 core areas:

  1. Career coaching: putting you in the driving seat of your career to build self-awareness on what really matters to you, to think creatively about generating new opportunities and taking action to avoid that feeling of being stuck!
  2. Leadership and management coaching: An over flowing inbox, pulled from one urgent action to another, a team to motivate, a manager to update and all whilst trying to manage that sense overwhelm? Don’t worry, whether you’re new to management or have been leading for years, we’ll partner on bringing balance, growing your skill and building confidence.
  3. Business coaching: Working on the business, not just in it. Identifying the strategic vision, planning how to get there and then problem solving on the way to achieve it. You bring the focus, I’ll bring the guidance, feedback and accountability.

Since leaving the corporate world, I set up and now run my own successful business, specialising in working with highly entrepreneurial start-ups, supporting leaders and their teams and advising established business owners on taking things to the next stage.

Sound good? Then let’s get started. Book an introduction or a full session with me to start making it happen and begin the journey of taking action towards your definition of success.


People who have worked with me would say that I have a knack for asking the right question, a genuine curiosity to listen and a refreshingly direct straight-talking style. I excel at seeing the big picture to help you to build clarity, create a plan and take action to make it happen!

I passionately believe that coaching can be transformational at any point of your career or life, with a particular focus on supporting millennials and those on their way up to achieve their goals.

  • 12 years’ experience within commercial, strategy and innovation roles working within global organisations across retail, finance and technology
  • Business owner
  • Non-Executive Director, currently sitting on the board of 2 high growth SMEs, chairing 1
  • 9 years’ experience as a career mentor at the University of Leeds and the University of York
  • Accredited project manager through Association of Project Management
  • Triple accredited by the Association of Coaching, European Mentoring and Coaching Council and the International Coaching Federation
  • Regular supervision (20 to 1)