Mike Pezet - Senior Consultant

Mike is a highly experienced and talented coaching and development consultant. A visiting Teaching Fellow with Lancaster University Management School, he is an Action Learning Facilitator with over 16 years’ experience of designing and delivering change programmes and Leadership assessment centres.

Mike’s clients range from board level through to those beginning to learn how they can deliver performance through others. In particular, Mike has a track record of performance coaching with high value/difficult leaders. Mike employs a range of interventional approaches which, combined with his practical and engaging style, make him a highly valued, innovative and effective consultant.

Experienced at working with different levels within organisations, Mike demonstrates empathy and challenge in equal measure, and is a published author with works of Effective Feedback and the use of coaching for reflective learning.

Mike Pezet - Acorn Coaching and Development

Key areas of expertise:

  • Executive Coaching and Team Leader Coaching
  • Development Coaching, Skills Coaching and Performance Coaching
  • Action Learning Facilitation
  • Leadership Assessment and Selection Centres
  • Change Management
  • Leadership and Team Development


  • MSc Personal & Organisational Development
  • Co-active Coaching Fundamentals
  • Solutions Focus Brief Therapy
  • Certificate in Personal Coaching
  • BA Business Studies
  • Myers-Briggs Type Inventory

Recent key projects:

  • Board level 1:1 coaching within an organisation of 12,000 employees
  • Design and delivery of development programme for high performing Team Leaders within the telecommunications industry
  • Action Learning facilitation with SMEs seeking to expand their business
  • 1:1 coaching for high achieving but directive executive undergoing transition into a strategic leadership position
  • 1:1 coaching to senior leaders within the NHS, budgetary responsibility of 26 million, responsible for improving costs whilst maintaining quality
  • Leadership development and coaching for a Dubai-based construction organisation with specific focus on participants producing tangible business improvements through implementing their leadership learning
  • Action Learning facilitation with Senior Clinicians, Managers and Nurses in a hospital under special measures
  • Leadership development and coaching support to Arab women aircraft engineers, first in the Arab world to be trained beyond administrative roles
  • 1:1 coaching over a three year period for Senior Leader responsible for initiating and building a coalition to support and implement a radically new approach to mental health treatment
  • Coaching training to senior managers Airbus Toulouse
  • Coaching support to Cumbrian entrepreneurs seeking to expand their business
  • Leadership Assessment centre for Great Ormond Street Hospital