Neil Wilkie

Neil’s vision is to help CEO’s develop great relationships so that they can run profitable and fulfilling organisations.


He has an unusual breadth of experience: As well as having been a Director of Boots, a senior manager at Sainsbury’s and a Chartered Accountant, Neil has had extensive strategic consultancy experience with Coopers and Lybrand and KPMG, where he ran major business transformation projects for large organisations together with profit improvement programmes for a wide range of companies.


Neil has also had significant experience of Management Buy-Ins, having put many together, and is an experienced Non Executive Director and Chairman. To complete the picture, Neil has spent several years starting up and running his own companies and so has direct experience of the highs and lows of entrepreneurship.


For the last few years he has been working with groups of Chief Executives to provide them with coaching and mentoring. He has noticed that a recurring problem with successful CEO’s is overt or covert relationship problems within the top team.


Neil has worked for the last few years with Cathy Foster and they have jointly developed the concept of Duo Coaching. Neil and Cathy have different backgrounds and styles but they share values and approaches. They have found working together to be a remarkably effective way of working with people to resolve business and personal relationship issues. 


Neil has a degree in Management Sciences from Warwick University; an MBA from Cranfield; and a Diploma in Marketing. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants; a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing; a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He also has a wide variety of training, in Counselling, Life Coaching, Executive Coaching, Clinical Hypnotherapy, Systemic Constellations, Symbolic Modelling, Clean Space, Certified Facilitator in Clean Language and a Master Practitioner in NLP. He uses a blend of these techniques to provide the right solutions to the needs of each client at the right time.



Outside of work Neil is passionate about Sailing, having done two transatlantics and many races and cruises on boats from 12' to 200'. His latest passion is skydiving and he also Flies,


Climbs, Cycles and walks his two Golden Retrievers when he can spare the time from coaching his youngest daughter who is aiming to be swimming for England.

The quality of our perceptions determines the quality of our judgement. Our judgement determines how we interact with the world. How we interact with the world changes the world. So, the quality of our perceptions changes the world.
Robert Fripp