Executive Action Logo, 20 years of forward thinking

Executive Action is the best in the business
Jamie Buchan, CEO

I received an excellent service from Executive Action tailored exactly to my needs
Simon Oakes, Senior Civil Servant

Executive Action are demonstrably experienced in their field, well-connected and always went that extra mile
Ash Marston, Head of IT

Executive Action are a pleasure to work with, even after placement they keep in contact to ensure all is well
Chris Browning, Managing Director

Having someone to talk things through with, to support me and push me to focus my ideas was fantastic
David Blackwood, Group Finance Director

Empowering and very time-effective way of answering some key questions
Clara Swinson, Senior Civil Servant

Its great strength is that it is tuned to the individual instead of process-driven
Peter Whittle, Group Strategic Development Director

As well as my dedicated consultant, there was always someone on hand to help with whatever was needed, from interview training to research
David Blackwood, Group Finance Director

Executive Coaching & Development

Coaching and development programmes at Executive Action are designed to enable senior people to enhance their business performance, in harmony with their employing organisation’s culture and strategy. They are tailored precisely to the client’s needs and objectives.

We develop a unique programme for each client, using an eclectic approach that utilises the most effective aspects of practical coaching and intuitive counselling, underpinned by analytical tools that corroborate or unearth areas in need of development. Our work includes:

Potential Evaluation Programme (PEP)
An intensive programme that gets results fast, identifying and unlocking potential that could otherwise go to waste

Executive Coaching
Sets business leaders in the right direction and provides momentum for lasting change

First 100 Days
Structured coaching support to ensure speedy, smooth and successful integration into a new role

From diverse business backgrounds, our expert panel of mentors pass on the benefit of their first-hand experience

Non-Executive Directorship Programme
Develops a thorough understanding of, and approach to, good non-executive leadership

Women’s Leadership Programme
Designed for senior women wishing to consolidate their success, and for women at middle management level working towards more senior roles

HR Consultancy
Partnering with HR teams to provide expertise in assessment, development and performance coaching

Bespoke Workshops
In areas that include Developing Board Skills, Effective Networking, Career Evaluation Training and Performance Coaching

Why choose Executive Action? 

Executive Action has been at the forefront of outplacement and career management for more than 25 years – longer than many of our competitors – during which time we have consistently led the way on new developments to meet the needs of clients (both corporate and individuals), built up a vast network of contacts and amassed substantial goodwill, greatly facilitating our ability to provide the process of career transition and outplacement.

Known for our innovative approach to career transition and management, we take on tough assignments and find people opportunities through lateral thinking – not by taking a tick box, standardised approach.

We do not advertise, but rely for our continued success on the quality of our programmes. Almost all of our work is ‘repeat business’: corporate clients who trust us to look after their employees again and again, or individuals who, when made redundant or planning a move will come back to us a second (or even third) time.

We have deliberately kept ourselves to a core team of dedicated expert consultants and specialist support staff, which means that we are able to offer greater flexibility and responsiveness in our service to both individuals and organisations. The diversity of the backgrounds of our consultants is key to helping clients who want to consider their options.

From the outset, we have made a point of not limiting ourselves to a particular sector, function or location, giving our clients the benefit of a broad perspective and the widest range of options.

Other special features of our work include:

  • Access to a first-class network
  • Professional writing support
  • Alumni benefits and events
  • The flexibility to swap programme elements