Executive & Senior Leader Coaching

Photo of Richard Sage

I'm an experienced Technology Leader/CTIO/IT Director/Consultant & Strategist. A qualified and experienced Executive Coach & Mentor, I specialise in supercharging the effectiveness of technology leaders.

I have experience coaching and mentoring:

  • Technical and Non-technical Start-up founders as they start, build and grow their organisations
  • Newly promoted executives and senior leaders as they navigate their new role
  • Career breakers and returners as they identify what they want to do next
  • Leaders that are navigating a tough time, e.g. disruption, transformation, restructure, acquisition, difficult projects/teams/bosses
  • Executive teams as they re-organise and come together as a more effective executive function

Below you can read some testimonials and also get in contact if you'd like to talk about how i can help you or your team


Holly - Delivery Leader and Mentor

Holly, Delivery Leader and Mentor
"I emerged feeling empowered"

"After a difficult merger, it was time for me to move on from my previous role. The job search stretched on longer than anticipated, taking a toll on my self-esteem. Ready to refocus with intention, I sought coaching from Richard to help me stay rooted in my values and avoid reactive decision-making.

Richard provided the perfect balance of structure and creative exploration. Throughout the difficult transition, Richard equipped me to reframe setbacks with maturity and equipped me with long-term tools to navigate uncertainty. He challenged assumptions and normalised the ups and downs of change. Thanks to his compassionate yet focused guidance, I emerged feeling empowered in my search. 

"Work with him, and you'll be hiring your best advocate"

What set Richard apart was his ability to quickly cultivate a safe and trusting space where I felt comfortable being vulnerable and transparent about my challenges. For coaching that blends professionalism with intuitive emotional intelligence, I recommend Richard without hesitation. Work with him, and you'll be hiring your best advocate."

Catherine - Head of Development

photo of Catherine, head of development
Catherine, Head of Development
"Richard has helped me to battle imposter syndrome and identify where i can put my skills to best use"

"When I started coaching sessions with Richard I had recently moved to a new role which was a step up in a new sector.

My coaching sessions carved out a time for me to stop and take stock. Richard has helped me to battle imposter syndrome and identify where I can put my skills to best use.

"I would highly recommend Richard to anyone"

He's a really great guy and we clicked straight away, which is so important for building trust when discussing complex subjects. He's great at putting people at ease and has been so supportive over the sessions. I would highly recommend Richard to anyone who feels they could benefit from coaching."

Laurie - Co-founder/Practice Lead

Laurie, Co-founder/Practice Lead
"The thing you didn’t know you needed!"

Upon meeting Richard I was a brand new Co-founder of a start up, not for profit. I was straight out of working in Local Authorities on a brand new trajectory of finding my way in the world of start up life. I knew what I needed to do but navigating who and how I want to be in my new organisation was a brand new challenge and required significant growth and exploration.

"Richard was my North Star"

Richard was my North Star in navigating what was a brand new landscape to me. At a time where growth, adaption, reflection, confidence and determination were pivotal, Richard helped guide and shape what my organisation has become. When growth is happening at the rate of knots, it is easy to miss opportunities to shape and be agile, a core aspect that Richard’s coaching provided. Coaching with Richard gave space to provide consciousness and exploration and to really shape the true potential of my organisation, without Richard's support I’m not sure if I would have become the person I am to know wholeheartedly who I wanted to be in my organisation.

Richard is curious, reflective, knowledgeable, caring and extremely dedicated. Richard was fantastic to work with, understanding his role from the outset and taking time to understand me as a person in order to know how to best support me and my organisation. Richard was often the calm in the storm, allowing me to regroup, reflect and lead.

Get in touch

If you are interested in having an initial conversation about how we can work together so you can solve your problems, please fill out the short contact form below.