Darren Perks

Darren is a chartered psychologist specialising in change management, leadership development and executive coaching. As a consultant for Hay Management Consultants, Darren was trained in the Hay/McBer approach to leadership and organisational development and has applied this in his work with clients across sectors. He is also an executive coach for London Business School and an accredited coach Supervisor.

Darren’s coaching style is influenced by his wide experience of working with different coaching approaches and methods. He is of the firm belief that the best coaching is achieved when the coach is able to truly engage and listen to the coachee. This enables Darren to ensure that the approach he uses is truly client-centred.

Coupled with this, Darren has shown the real benefit of integrating coaching discussions with the sponsor — the line manager and will often initiate the coaching with a three-way discussion with the coachee, the line manager and the coach.

As a psychologist Darren has both the breadth of experience and depth to be able to understand and connect with individuals at all levels. He has worked with clients on a range of issues, some of which include developing strategic presence, self-confidence, strategic thinking, impactful leadership and prioritisation and team management.

Darren has worked at senior levels within Hay Management Consultants, DHL, Barnardo’s, the Metropolitan Police Service and currently as freelance psychologist specialising in executive and senior team coaching, talent development and employee engagement. He has practical experience of senior management, having worked at strategic levels within private and public sector organisations; he has also worked across international boundaries with senior-client facing teams.

Darren Perks

“The best coaching is achieved when the coach is able to truly engage and listen to the coachee.”

— Darren Perks


  • Darren is a Chartered & Registered Psychologist. He has a Certificate in Performance Coaching from the Centre for Coaching; and an Advanced Certificate in Coaching from the Oxford School of Coaching & Mentoring (accredited at senior practitioner level by the EMCC).
  • He is an accredited executive coach with the Association for Coaching and has trained as a coaching supervisor, working with coaches across sectors. Darren is an Accredited Coach Supervisor (EMCC), and has a CSA Post-Graduate Diploma in Coach Supervision.
  • He is a Licensed Career Coach with the International Coaching Federation.
  • He holds a Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy).

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