Prior to founding Planned Ascent, Tim was as a Partner in a consulting and coaching firm. This followed three years as COO of a human insights consultancy, where he was responsible for ensuring the business had the scalable infrastructure, tools, processes and controls to leverage cloud-based solutions and meet the demands of corporate clients in multiple territories.
Previous career experience includes membership of the UK and Ireland leadership team at Dunnhumby, the customer-insights consultancy behind the Tesco Clubcard. Tim also spent ten years on the board of a marketing services agency.
These varied experiences have given Tim a particular interest in supporting business owners and leaders to shift from a primarily operational focus on their businesses, towards a more strategic one that understands and develops a business as an asset. This change in perspective very often releases new energy in entrepreneurs who want to envision a route to sustained growth and come to realise that they have many choices beyond simply growing the P&L to accelerate their progress.
They have also shown Tim that to grow any business sustainably to a successful conclusion needs a vast array of skills, insights, methods and resources, as well as a healthy dose of luck! This explains why Tim has developed Planned Ascent to offer its clients a tailor-made blend of business coaching, consulting and where appropriate, connections to trusted others who may possess the particular skills or insights a business needs at a given moment.
Tim is an Accredited Coach with the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Standards Office, holds an internationally accredited diploma in Advanced Executive Coaching (AoEC) and is a Master Practitioner in NLP. He is married to a French wife, speaks fluent French and has two children.
Tim’s specialism is supporting established B2B and B2C service businesses.