Ralph Watson

is a professional Coach, Consultant and Inspirational Speaker with an international track record of success. To date, he has worked with organisations and individuals from over 30 countries including the UK, Western and Northern Europe, China, India, Pakistan, Russia, Turkey, the Middle East and the USA.

With a successful business career of over 25 years in a variety of business roles from Field Sales, through Key Account Management to Board level appointment in the IT and Telecoms sectors, Ralph has a wealth of real-world experience and wisdom that he calls upon in his highly solution-focused work with clients.

Building upon that experience, Ralph added his studies in Advanced NLP, Coaching and Personal Development in revolutionising people’s attitudes to business.

Equally at home in the Board Room or the Dispatch Department, Ralph has a highly infectious, positive attitude to all areas of business and people at all levels quickly warm to his down to earth attitude, humorous approach and generous style.

As an Inspirational Speaker, Ralph is engaging and charismatic with a down to earth approach, open sense of humour and the ability to “touch” his listeners at a deep level. His cultural sensitivity and respect earn him acceptance and friendship wherever he speaks, whilst his ability to challenge the “norm” at the same time facilitates interesting changes in thinking and attitudes. To date, Ralph has given key-note talks at a number of events, including the Istanbul HR Conference and Turkish Dental Congress as well as regular contributions as Visiting Lecturer at Stratford Campus (London) and FE institutions in the UK and Europe. He also regularly leads open personal development programmes and seminars and recently spoke on Creating Success in Times of Challenge to a full auditorium at the American University in Cairo.

2010 saw Ralph engaged in several major projects – Co-delivery of the first ANLP India Trainer Certification, design of the NLP content for a Degree programme being delivered at Stratford Campus in London and a Mini MBA programme for Talent Pool Leaders that will launch in the Middle East in 2011. Ralph’s book on negotiating, “Countermove” is already receiving high acclaim and he has recently been invited to speak at Henley Business School, one of the leading Business Schools in Europe.

Key areas of expertise

  • Leadership Development

  • Negotiating

  • Sales and Key Account Development

  • Coaching

  • Trainer Development

Professional credentials

  • Founding Organisational Member of the Association for Coaching

  • Member of the Institute for Leadership and Management

  • Certified Trainer with the International NLP Trainers Association (INLPTA)

  • Trustee and Master Trainer – ANLP India

  • Regional Director (Europe) – International NLP Federation (INLPF)

  • Visiting Faculty Member Stratford Campus, East London

  • Visiting Faculty Speaker – Henley Business School