Mike Attwood

Mike is an experienced coach, mentor and facilitator working from “Ward to Board” with particular experience of coaching front-line clinicians and Non-Executive Directors and Directors with a clinical background.

Mike draws from his career experience to combine empowering coaching flexibly with mentoring on “real life” problems, especially personal resilience; safety and speaking out; clinical team working; financial turnaround; service integration; making a reality of community, clinical and political engagement in the face of complex and challenging change.

As a coach, Mike began his journey in 2011 having qualified with The Performance Coach, completing a year-long programme academically moderated by Portsmouth University and recognised by European Mentoring and Coaching Council. He was faculty member for London Darzi Fellows Clinical Leadership Programme for two academic years, delivering 1:1 coaching/learning sets for two years for the Centre for Innovation in Health Management and has worked with People Opportunities as a team coach and facilitator for the joint leadership programme in London for Directors of Public Health, Adults and Children’s Services.

With 26 years’ experience as an NHS Leader, he joined the organisation as a graduate management for finance in 1985. He has had a successful Board / Top Team career since 1996 which has included work as both a provider and a commissioner; Chief Executive of two Primary Care Trusts (Slough/Coventry); Operations Director – Brent community services; mental health Divisional Director in South West London; Programme Director-Total Place radical integration programme for children’s and local authority shared services across 11 West Midlands public sector organisations.