Max's passion is to help you as an individual or company to grow.
He is an internationally-recognised coach, author and speaker, with thirty years' experience counselling senior leaders.
He has been a Partner or Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company, Korn Ferry, and Heidrick & Struggles, and
his books have sold more than a million copies in 15 languages. He also undertakes speaking and writing engagements.
This site offers a summary of his award-winning books, ways to engage with him as a keynote speaker, and free resources to help you on your journey.
Max has more than thirty years' experience coaching senior people. As your coach, his goals are to help you achieve your authentic purpose:
Max uses a holistic approach based on:
Max's favourite psychologists include Adler, Balint, Ellis, Frankl, Freud, Jung, Klein, Rogers, and Winnicott.
You can find out more about his background on LinkedIn.
(Max is engaged full-time at McKinsey & Company as Director of the Senior Partners Office. He is thus currently only available as a coach to CXO clients of McKinsey.)
Max's books have sold more than a million copies in fifteen languages and all remain in print since "The Tao of Coaching" was published 25 years ago. His four books on personal development aim to inspire readers to higher performance and fulfilment. Titles cover Leadership, Coaching, Motivation, and the Mastery of Coaching.
Max is also a keen outdoor adventurer and has written four books on the subject, including "The Call of the Mountains", award-winning "Trek to Everest", "The Land's End Circuit", and "The Ridgeway".
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Max undertakes speaking engagements at conferences, company events, and online events (TV and Zoom). He speaks on topics such as:
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Max has worked across many sectors, but with a focus on leaders and leadership. His clients include public companies, private companies, family businesses, PE firms, and individuals.
In addition to coaching, Max has particular expertise in the succession of CEOs and CXOs; Board assessment and development; and five years' exclusive focus on helping senior people to avoid retirement - by rewiring rather than retiring!.
A longer list of his previous clients is provided on this page.