Ian Saunders

About the author

The focus of his work is to help individuals and organisations create and explore new ways of doing things so that they use their capability more effectively. He is especially interested in the development of Leadership and believes that everyone in an organisation needs to act as a leader regardless of their role. His ideal clients are professionals who are open to challenge, are willing to take action and ready to commit to the effort needed to change and develop. He is an accredited member of The Association for Coaching (AC) and a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) and the International Association of Coaches (IAC).

He is a licensed user of the Myers Briggs Type Inventory Step I and Step II.

Ian has been a Royal Engineers Officer and the Organisation and Management Development Manager at Rockware Glass, Rover Group and Allied Dunbar. Since 1985 he has been a Coach and an Organisation and Personal Development Consultant. In 1990 he co-founded Transition Partnerships and he is one of the Directors. He is a visiting tutor at Warwick Manufacturing Group, a part of Warwick University and at Said Business School and Templeton College, Oxford.

Ian has a wide variety of experience that includes leading a major change programme, working on large change programmes, having a leading role in a variety of leadership development programmes and coaching individuals and groups in many sectors, settings and circumstances. He likes to bring his experience, interest in the development of others and enjoyment in their success to his coaching relationships. He lives in the UK and has worked in the USA and Europe. He is a keen golfer.

Some recent clients

Ian has worked with a wide variety of clients including...

  • Alstom
  • AstraZeneca
  • BA
  • BBC
  • The Defence Logistics Organisation
  • GSK
  • Hewlett Packard
  • HBOS
  • National Air Traffic Services
  • QinetiQ
  • Syngenta
  • Thames Water


An article, with Steve Barker, about the Performance Driver Framework and how to use it as an organisational healthcheck was published in the Journal of Change Management, December 2001.


Areas of expertise

  • Leadership
  • Personal and organisation development
  • Teamworking
  • Coaching skills