Tariq Ahmed

Tariq Ahmed

    Tariq Ahmed

    Professional Coach

    Tariq is an experienced coach with extensive executive leadership experience and is a passionate believer in the potential of all people. He works 1-1 and with teams, helping them understand their strengths and what makes them unique so they can realise their full potential.

    Beginning life as a performance coach, Tariq’s background includes being a professional sportsman before holding a range of Executive leadership roles. These have included HR Director, Communications Director and Sales Director roles in blue chip, multi-national businesses, as well as in agile Private Equity and complex not-for-profit organisations. These varied roles have seen him work in over 25 different countries in both the developed and developing world. As well as loving the diversity of different cultures, Tariq is passionate about Trees and is a Trustee at The Tree Council, a leading environmental charity in the UK.

    Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coaching Federation (ICF), Tariq holds the Certificate in Coaching from Henley Business School and is currently completing his Coaching Supervision qualification with Oxford Brookes. Additionally, he holds a Masters in Strategic HR, a Post-Graduate in PR & Marketing Communications and is a passed finalist Chartered Director with the Institute of Directors (IOD).

    Tariq is British Psychological Society qualified and accredited in Hogan, Situational Leadership and MBTI.

    Tariq’s coaching practice is based on the deeply held belief that everyone has more potential than even they know. Coaching conversations help individuals and teams recognise this, begin to understand what this can mean for them, and ultimately enable them to realise their potential. Focussed on listening with real empathy, Tariq’s coaching work is person centred, seeking to really understand you as the unique individual that you are and the context in which you operate. Through conversation, connections are created to help you learn, grow and perform.

    ‘In the global role that I hold, I am constantly exploring business opportunities. I realised that I did not always invest the time and effort in myself that I did in the business. This led to me looking for a coach and being introduced to Tariq. We worked together to sharpen my focus around who I was as a leader and how I could really play to my strengths. Focus was important for me and Tariq was always focussed himself. I often could not believe how well he listened to me and reminded me what I had said or committed to far earlier in our conversations. I think the most important work we did together was around my energy and how I can harness this to achieve my goals.’