Oliver Lewis-Roberts

English, lives in Switzerland - Works Globally
English, lives in Switzerland - Works Globally
Quotes From Oliver:

Coaching: “In order to support organizational success we need to improve our ability to collaborate; collaboration strengthens cohesion and improves the customer experience. Fundamentally, people are internally motivated and self-directed. Harnessing that motivation and direction using coaching improves collaboration.”

Performance: “The view of performance management in many organisations is often centered around discipline and firing. The irony is that when that belief becomes entrenched in the organisation it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy, results go down or become harder to achieve. When you flip that belief on its head and instill a positive view of building performance, everyone works smarter, harder, better and results improve all round. And, as an added bonus, well-being goes up and you get a nicer place to work.”

Leadership and Management: “The modern organisation is surrounded by ambiguity and uncertainty, and superb leadership is required to support others to navigate this. The approach of the successful leader is often counter-intuitive: knowing when to be quiet when the temptation is to be loud, knowing when to leave alone instead of interfering, knowing when to praise instead of criticize. I support the development of leadership capability in the organisations through the provision of innovative leadership development programs.”

Coaching Background

Oliver has worked in HR and Learning & Development for over 15 years. He is a Chartered Member of the CIPD in the UK and is qualified to use the MBTI personality assessment tool and has trained with the University of Oxford to teach mindfulness. He is passionate about developing performance in people and organisations using positive psychology methodologies.

He believes that organizational success is partly built on collaboration, which strengthens cohesion and improves the customer experience.

Oliver has worked in Human Resources and people development for over 15 years, developing and coaching people around the world. He has worked for and with: Oxford University Press, Pearson Education, SABMiller, Homeserve, Hexagon Metrology, Virgin Retail, Phones 4u and the Austin Reed Group.

  • Leadership and Management Performance Consultant (since 2013)
  • Oxford University Press, Learning & Development Manager (2010-2013)
  • Pearson Education, Learning & Development Manager (2008-2010)
  • Learning & Development Specialist (2006-2008)
  • Austin Reed Group, Learning & Development Manager (2006)
  • Phones 4u, Learning & Development Manager (2002-2006) Virgin Retail, Training & Development Manager (1991-2002)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy: Six-Day Teacher Training Retreat, The Mindfulness Centre, University of Oxford, UK (2013)
  • Introduction to Mindfulness Course, Dr Mark Williams, The Mindfulness Centre, University of Oxford, UK (2012)
  • Organisational Design Course, Naomi Stanford, CIPD, London, UK (2012)
  • Achieved Chartered Membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, CIPD, London, UK (2012)
  • Time to Think Course, Nancy Kline, Oxford, UK (2012)
  • Certificate in Personal Coaching Course, The Coaching Academy, UK (2007)
  • MBTI Level I (Distinction), OPP, Oxford, UK (2007)
  • Train the Trainer Program, Mike Phipps (Alchemy Associates, now Politics At Work) (2001-02)
  • Accelerated Learning course, Jenny Maddern, UK (2001)
  • Training Facilitation Course, MSB, UK (2001)

Oliver prides himself on delivering world-class projects, programs, design and delivery that leaves a legacy. He is passionate about helping fulfilling the potential in people at all levels within organisations.

Oliver specialises in an holistic approach which at its core is about maximizing learning as a source of competitive advantage. He utilises methodologies including: Mindfulness-based solutions, positive psychology, appreciative inquiry with experience in creating and delivering programmes ranging from intimate one-to-one coaching up to large-number interventions using the world café method.

Originally from the UK, Oliver now lives in Zug, Switzerland with his wife and son. He enjoys running, cycling and skiing. He is passionate about art, movies and travel.
“Great presentation skills and knowledge. I really appreciate the way the presenter kept our focus at all times even when we were getting tired. Great Work! Such training is priceless.”
Milena, Oxford University Press (Bulgaria)
I have worked on several projects with Oli over the past two years. The work was developed for a European audience.
I have always found him to be extremely professional in his approach. His knowledge in the areas of leadership, development, course design etc. is extensive and highly valuable.
And his work is always creative and of an exceptionally high standard.
Lara Hirschowitz, HR Director Europe , SABMiller
“Oli did a great job leading everyone through an intense but fun two days and everyone seemed to get a lot from it.”
Paul Mohan, Vivente Being Ltd
I have had the pleasure of working with Oliver over the last five years both In Europe and the USA. In all markets, he is a straight tens coach, facilitator and designer. He is sensitive and creative, his approach and knowledge has left a lasting positive impact on the people he has worked with. I can highly recommend his services.
Vee Slack, Director, Vivente Being Ltd