London Executive & Team Coaching
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Meet the team

Founded in 2001, Business Momentum is led by co-founder, John Drysdale. He is supported by a team of highly experienced coaches and consultants. They have a track record of success working with senior leaders and teams in businesses across a range of sectors.

The team has broad cross-cultural experience and ability to deliver coaching in English, French and German. Each member has held senior executive roles in complex international organisations. They each bring deep expertise in leadership and organisation development. 

Our coaches adhere to the code of conduct of their accredited body i.e. APECS, ICF, EMCC which all have consistent standards on confidentiality. 

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John Drysdale

John coaches leaders and teams to develop their capabilities to: 

  • become mindful of how their motivation influences their behaviour and impact as leaders
  • sense what is happening across the organisation and business environment
  • develop curiosity, creativity and openeness to learning
  • increase their awareness of the impact of change across the organisation

Based London

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John coaches leaders and teams to develop their capabilities to: 

  • become mindful of how their motivation influences their behaviour and impact as leaders
  • sense what is happening across the organisation and business environment
  • develop curiosity, creativity and openness to learning
  • increase their awareness of the impact of change across the organisation

His aim is to help you develop your ability to deliver greater benefits to your organisation whilst enhancing fulfilment and well-being in yourself and colleagues.

A fully accredited Executive Coach for over 10 years, John has worked with executives and teams from UK, US, Europe and Asia, across a range of business sectors. Client companies range from large global corporations to medium-sized enterprises.

John combines deep expertise in leadership development with 30 years commercial experience in complex, global organisations, as a senior executive, management consultant and co-founder of a successful global coaching business.

Prior to founding Business Momentum,  John was Director, Learning & Development for Aon, responsible for recruitment, assessment and development of senior leaders up to executive committee level. Previously, as a senior management consultant with a leading global firm, John led complex change programmes across a range of sectors.

John has BA(Hons) in Business Economics and fully accredited coach by APECS (Association of Professional Executive Coaching and Supervision). For seven years until 2014, he served as a member of the Advisory Board of Lancaster University Management School.

He is qualified in the use of a range of instruments including: Leadership Development Framework (LDF) Myers Briggs (Step 1 & 2) ; Firo B; Hogan Surveys (full suite); and is a certificated facilitator in Systemic Organisation Constellations.

Based London

Pru Botham

Pru Botham

Pru is a co-founder of Business Momentum. She helps leaders and teams create the conditions for their organisations to succeed and for those who work in them to thrive.

Based London

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Pru is a co-founder of Business Momentum. She helps leaders and teams create the conditions for their organisations to succeed and for those who work in them to thrive.

She develops new ways of thinking and working that  enable her clients to tap into a company’s latent potential. Challenging and supporting them to change the conversations in their organisation brings about a shift in how they work and lead together. Drawing on best practice, her approach is tailored to clients’ specific needs and circumstances.

Pru has in depth experience of working with leaders in retail banking, insurance, retail and technology sectors on major organisation change programmes

An honours graduate, Pru’s early career was in HR with Ford motor Company and later in the Technology sector where she focused on leadership team effectiveness and employee engagement.

She is accredited in a range of instruments including Myers Briggs ( Step 1 & 2), Firo B, Full Hogan Suite of Surveys, Spiral Dynamics and is a Master NLP Practitioner.

Based London

Claire d'Aboville

Claire d'Aboville

Claire is an international executive coach. A French national, she has spent much of her professional life working abroad. Her client base is international and she coaches in both French and English whilst also speaking fluent German. Claire has coached executives from 8 different nationalities across a range of sectors.

Based London

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Claire is an international executive coach. A French national, she has spent much of her professional life working abroad. Her client base is international and she coaches in both French and English whilst also speaking fluent German. Claire has coached executives from 8 different nationalities across a range of sectors. Clients include senior managers and directors operating within global organisations in Technology, Media, Financial Services, Consumer Goods, Mining, and “not for profit”.

She has over 17 years corporate HR experience with leading organisations: Cadbury-Schweppes, Unisys, Data General, Dresdner Bank and has worked in 4 countries, in 3 languages and held pan-European roles with US based organisations plus consultancy with the HayGroup.

Claire has a Masters in Business from Dauphine University, Paris, which included time spent studying in New York at Baruch College.

Fully accredited (PCC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF), and the Association for Coaching (MAC), assessed at Professional level.

Claire was a Board member of a French school for 10 years and a member of the Executive Committee of Cadbury-Schweppes France for 3 years.

Based London

Johann Entz-Von Zerssen

Johann Entz-Von Zerssen

Johann is a highly experienced executive coach and facilitator with 20 years of experience working in culturally diverse environments creating trust, alignment and engagement with leadership teams. Coached executives and teams from UK, US, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden, Netherlands, France, the Middle East, Korea, China and Malaysia across a range of sectors.

Based Berlin, Basel

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Johann is a highly experienced executive coach and facilitator with 20 years of experience working in culturally diverse environments creating trust, alignment and engagement with leadership teams. Coached executives and teams from UK, US, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden, Netherlands, France, the Middle East, Korea, China and Malaysia across a range of sectors.

He engages clients in exploring their underused strengths. He challenges their assumptions, bringing to awareness unconscious patterns of behaviour and interaction, identifying and acting on new ideas about how they can lead and communicate more effectively to create engagement and inspiration.

Johann has 15 Years experience in management and executive positions within the Transportation and Logistics Industry. He is a former Board Member of the ICF (International Coach Federation) and founding member and Past President of the ICF German Chapter.

Johan’s professional qualifications include: PCC – International Coach Federation, Mastery in Coaching, Newfield Network; CPCC – Coaches Training Institute (CTI), Certified Organizational Relationship Systems Coach. He is fully accredited to use the full Suite of Hogan Assessments, Profiles XP and 360ª – Profiles International, Team Diagnostics Assessment – TCI, Process Communication Model, Kahler Communications; The Leadership Circle 360 (TLC) as well as the Leadership Decision Making assessment (LDMA)

Based Berlin, Basel

Bill Pullen

Bill Pullen

Bill Pullen provides executive coaching, team coaching, and leadership development services to both private and public sector organizations. He has over 2,000 hours of supervised coaching experience. His focus is on developing current and emerging leaders, building leadership capacity within organizations and aligning leader behavior with organizational strategy and business needs.

Based Washington DC

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Bill Pullen provides executive coaching, team coaching, and leadership development services to both private and public sector organizations. He has over 2,000 hours of supervised coaching experience. His focus is on developing current and emerging leaders, building leadership capacity within organizations and aligning leader behavior with organizational strategy and business needs.

Bill is known for his straightforward, insightful approach to helping people and organizations identify behaviors that promote or detract from leader and team effectiveness. Taking a systems approach, he uses a cycle of assessment, challenge, and support to accelerate development, enhance performance and build leadership identity, presence, behaviors and skills.

In addition to his coaching practice, Bill is Director of Training for the Leadership Coaching for Organisational Performance Program at George Mason University.

Prior to coaching Bill served in a series of progressive leadership roles in a Fortune 500 health care company – most recently serving as National Director of Sales.

MCC ICF; Bill holds a Masters in Organizational Development. He is a Master Certified Coach with ICF and a Graduate of the Coaches Training Institute. He is qualified to use the following instruments: Hogan; Team Diagnostic Assessment, The Leadership Circle, Benchmarks, 360 By Design, Executive Dimensions, and Prospector.

Based Washington DC

Gillian Cribbs

Gillian Cribbs

Gillian has over 14 years experience coaching C-Suite, Senior Executives and high potential leaders.

Clients describe her style as challenging yet supportive, balancing experience with best practice and the latest research. Focussed on delivering the best outcome both for individuals and their organisation.

Based London

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Gillian has over 14 years experience coaching C-Suite, Senior Executives and high potential leaders.

Clients describe her style as challenging yet supportive, balancing experience with best practice and the latest research. Focussed on delivering the best outcome both for individuals and their organisation.

Prior to becoming a coach, Gillian was Management Editor of the Financial Times, Editor of World Business and Editor, European Business Forum.

Extensive international experience coaching executives in UK, US, Switzerland, France, Germany, Russia, Scandinavia and Middle East across the following sectors: Engineering; Manufacturing; Construction; Energy; Financial Services; Technology; Pharma; Professional Services, Retail, and; Media.

Gillian has an MA from Cambridge University and MSc (distinction) Organisation Psychology, Birbeck College, London University. Accredited in a range of instruments including Neo and Hogan.

Based London

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