Richard began his career in the Royal Marines before completing UK Special Forces selection to serve with the Special Boat Service (SBS). His career in the SBS spanned 10 years and saw him deploying worldwide on numerous operational and training tasks.
Post SBS service Richard worked in the private security sector. This work included: in-country design of security protocols for UK Government officials and media personnel working in hostile environments; discreet close protection of senior executives and risk mitigation advice to multi-national companies.
Transitioning from private security, Richard has now forged a career following his passion of studying elite level performance. He is an accredited EMCC (European Mentoring and Coaching Council) executive coach and works with individuals, teams and organisations developing their leadership, resilience and performance capability.
His work is underpinned by the attributes of Special Forces team ethos and values and the belief that these attributes are equally applicable to the business environment. This includes the principles required for high-performance teams to operate effectively in high-pressure environments.
UK Special Forces
High-Performance Leadership facilitator
EMCC Coach & Mentor
Certified to facilitate the MTQ 48 Mental Toughness inventory