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Derek McIntyre - Associate Executive Coach

Career Background and Strengths

With more than 500 hours of coaching across a range of International clients, both face-to-face and online, Derek can utilise, where appropriate, a range of assessment tools to help him reach a better awareness and understanding of themselves and then see how this fits within the environment or situation they may find themselves.

  • Listening

  • Ability to empathise

  • Positive challenging

  • Searching out the real issue through open questions

  • Good sense of humour

  • Non-Judgemental

Coaching and Leadership Experience

With more than 35 years of operational experience across 10 organisations and having worked in 5 different countries in that time, Derek is aware of the different cultural approaches to the same types of issues. Additionally, he has worked his way up to board-level and COO positions. This background experience, coupled with his coaching experience [more than 500 Hours and counting] provides him with an understanding and appreciation to examine issues at a deeper level, which helps his clients establish a workable solution.

Qualifications and Training


  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)

  • BSc (Hons) Production Engineering & Management

  • HND Mechanical Engineering & Management

  • Institute for Leadership & Management [ILM] (Level 7) – Executive Coaching & Mentoring

  • Thomas Personal Profile Analysis [PPA] Practitioner

  • Thomas Emotional Intelligence [TEIQ] Practitioner

  • Prophet – Predictive Role Profiling for High-Performing Executive Teams, Practitioner

What Clients Say


"Derek was my executive-level coach for the second half of 2023. Throughout my collaboration with him, I came to truly appreciate the depth of his coaching expertise and his active listening skills. With the use of various tools and carefully crafted questions, we were able to gain a sharper understanding of the core of the challenges faced and devise specific strategies to unlock sought-after outcomes. With Derek’s coaching guidance, I was able to set in place actions for ongoing continuous enhancement of areas including resilience, stress management, perception management, communication and visibility enhancement up and down the chain, influencing, strategic thinking, collaboration, embracing and leveraging change as a growth agent. For the reasons above, I can endorse and highly recommend Derek as a valuable and effective executive and leadership coach."

VP Global Head of IT Security, Risk &Compliance - Adecco


"Derek is a truly amazing, authentic and dedicated professional coach. Always knowing when to push and challenge you, while asking the most relevant questions to reflect upon. Derek brings extensive industrial experience and provides an honest and sincere coaching setting. I would highly recommend Derek to anyone looking for a professional coach that truly enjoys coaching and goes the extra mile for you to unleash your full potential."

Senior Director, Advance Drug Delivery, AstraZeneca


"Derek was my coach for a period of 6 months. In that short time, he helped me to build my confidence after returning to work from maternity leave, become much more self-aware and empowered me to show up every day as my authentic self. I was suffering a lot with imposter syndrome and Derek has given me tools and techniques to overcome those moments of self-doubt and embrace the task at hand! I cannot thank Derek enough for his time, wisdom and support over the last 6 months. He is a wonderful coach, who is very easy to talk to and an effective listener who can help you diagnose the root cause of the problem and empower you to make changes to better yourself. Our sessions were fun, engaging and interesting. I would definitely recommend Derek to any potential future clients.


Compliance Manager, Arqiva


Inspiration outside of work 


Family - Grandchildren in particular (Watching them grow and explore life)

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