Neil Taylor is a coach, behavioural skills change trainer, lecturer and insolvency exams specialist with more than 23 years experience in the development and amelioration of management, financial and legal professionals.
Neil qualified as a lawyer with Eversheds in 1982. He trained and worked as a lecturer at The College of Law and ATC, discovering a passion for the development of people using his imagination, energy and creativity.
He now specialises in professional and personal development, serving a disparate variety of blue chip clients (ranging from KPMG, Legal & General, HSBC, Lazard, Herbert Smith, Linklaters, Zolfo Cooper, Henderson Global Investors and Barclays Capital, to Time Warner, Walt Disney, BAT, E.ON, Volkswagen and The Telegraph Media Group) and focuses on his key strength and passion - the development of teams and individuals towards behavioural growth and learning goals. Finding it hard to let the lawyer in him go, he has also nurtured an expertise in getting people through a variety of insolvency exams.
Neil appeared on BBC Select as their insolvency expert, and worked in partnership with The Chartered Insurance Institute to write 'Winning The Brain Game', the acclaimed interactive CD ROM learning system for those studying and learning for any type of exam. This product has sold more than 4,500 copies to date.
His first book, ‘Clues From The Universe’ was published by Athena in October 2008 (see www.cluesfromtheuniverse.com).
“Courses and coaching do not change people's lives ...people do. They must be inspired to do so. Development should be an energising experience, not separate from business and personal life, but part of it. Coaching, mentoring and training only deliver if they offer something real that can be shared and used when it matters, in real life. In this way delegates will want to return to the business environment, not just asking more questions but answering them as well ...”
Neil is a coach (both executive and 'life'), who has worked with the leaders and 'talent' of Legal & General, HSBC, Time Warner, Volkswagen, KPMG, TMG, BAT, E.ON, Lazard and Barclays Capital, publishing businesses, partners in law and accountancy firms and many other types of organisation. He also designs, writes and presents a number of highly effective group training sessions in an individual professional, energetic and passionate style. He is retained as a consultant by KPMG, The Telegraph Media Group, Legal & General and Zolfo Cooper, as well as a number of other professional clients.
Neil lives in Canary Wharf, London.