He loves it when people get that spark of excitement about a new idea, or the sudden belief that they can do something which they never thought possible. He believes that people can grow stronger at what they do and regain any lost energy, and gets a kick out of helping them.
He works with people on different development programs including coaching executives, team development, and negotiation skills. He supports leaders through change programs and helps teams manage conflict and build trust. Alasdair is comfortable working in different industrial sectors and for charities, and enjoys 1-to-1 interaction or working with large groups. In the past he has created Learning and Development frameworks for global functions, run workshops on unconscious bias for multifunctional teams, and coached people to improved performance or better stress management. Alasdair’s initial training was in science and he holds a doctorate in chemistry, and more recently he attained a practitioner diploma in executive coaching and accreditation in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.
He loves to run and is training for a couple of 10K races. After many years of playing occasional bad tennis he is trying to play more regularly and get a passable backhand and service game. Supporting Heart of Midlothian is a perennial source of frustration, but one habit that’s hard to a kick. He regularly goes to salsa and bachata parties to feel the passion of Latin dancing.