Hello. I’m Liam.
I am a business founder, social entrepreneur, investor and mentor working with leaders and entrepreneurs on their clarity, conviction and courage.
If you are a hard-pressed leader struggling to balance the relentless demands for change and innovation with the huge challenge of simply keeping the show on the road, perhaps I can help.
I have worked with leaders from Dyson, The Guardian, Jaguar Land Rover and UK Sport on complex challenges with no quick or easy answers. I’ve also helped start-up entrepreneurs beset by anxiety and money problems explore different business models to give great ideas traction.
For details of my leadership career, including my time as CEO with Jamie Oliver, please click here.
“Liam has been instrumental in teaching me that you’re never too old to change the world. Liam provides me with a meaningful sounding-board, sage wisdom, and a healthy dose of encouragement – all underpinned with a massive generosity of spirit.”
“Liam’s experience and scars, coupled with his objectivity and ability to listen, encourage and challenge, make him a brilliant and very practical mentor.”
“Liam sets the stereotype of mentoring on fire, and with good humour. He has helped me find me at my best and to not be scared of the rest.”
“Your ability to see this as a single journey - involving kids, wife, money, mental health and so on - is very special and extends your own impact beyond any mentoring I have had before.”
Click here to find out more about my mentoring method and style.
During my ten years with leadership company Wavelength, with a great team, I created and led many interventions with the corporate leadership teams in businesses such as the BBC, The Guardian, Lilly and UK Sport around innovation, leadership effectiveness and culture change.
I am an advisor to and sit on the UK investment committee of LGT Impact backing entrepreneurs with a clear social purpose goal at the heart of their business models. I am a member of the Technology and Innovation Advisory Council of Centrica Innovations which is investing £100 million in entrepreneurs with the energy to change society.
There is so much hype and nonsense talked about leadership, disruption, change, innovation, and ‘digital’. I therefore avoid jargon and bullshit and talk straight, using language that everyone can relate to. I also draw on my own 30 years’ experience as a business founder, chairman, investor and social entrepreneur, as well as the leadership work I’ve undertaken with Lego, IKEA, Ritz Carlton, Pret, Grameen, Aravind and others.
“Thoroughly impressed with the content and the delivery. A quality speaker who really engaged with the audience”
“I have rarely attended an event so well led. People really felt their voices were heard but, most importantly, we achieved so much. And you were very funny!”
“Liam’s hour long presentation on dealing with change was fabulous. He made complex and sometimes confusing trends coherent and relevant to us. His call to arms about the purpose of business beyond profit was inspiring.”