KEITH JOHNSON

“I have had coaches on a number of occasions through my career, but none had more impact on my ability to successfully execute my role than Keith” 
Sinead Lynch; Chair, Shell UK

OVERVIEW

Keith has held successive C-suite roles and has led $1bn+ businesses and major transformational programs. With extensive Board level experience in Mining and Oil & Gas, he is a NED, mentor and coach. 

 

APPROACH

Keith’s coaching style is empathic, incisive and results oriented. Keith is passionate about helping leaders develop skills and style that are effective and authentic so they can flourish and deliver superior performance. He leverages 25 years of leadership experience to bring insight and challenge and deliver value to his clients. 

 

CAREER

Keith has over 25 years’ experience in senior corporate roles leading strategic change across large, complex, international businesses in mining and oil & gas. Keith spent 18 years with Rio Tinto with roles in line business leadership, investment analysis and strategy. He held roles with direct P&L leadership of >$1bn pa businesses and also led major strategic transformation and post-merger integration programs. More recently, Keith was Head of Corporate Strategy for BG Group, a major UK oil & gas producer. He worked directly with the CEO and Board on Group-wide strategy reviews and led BG’s first China Strategy. 

 

As a professional coach, Keith loves working with leaders and teams who are grappling with complex strategic issues. He believes that bringing clarity drives organisational focus, motivation and self-belief. He also works as a Strategy Coach, providing challenge, insight and support to senior leaders developing new strategies and leading strategic change.  

COACHING QUALIFICATIONS

Keith has a Postgraduate Certificate in Coaching & Behavioural Change from Henley Business School and is professional certified coach with International Coach Federation. 

PERSONAL

Keith is married to Juliet who is also a coach and together they run a practice coaching couples in marriage and relationship issues. They both passionately believe that everyone can have (and deserves) fulfilling relationships throughout their lives. Keith is a trustee of Soul Survivor, a major UK Christian youth charity. He loves travel adventures including scuba diving, especially with sharks!

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