Hilary Dobson

Hilary is an highly experienced executive coach with a creative and thoughtful coaching style. Her reputation is for being very good at asking the difficult questions, challenging assumptions and pushing for clear outcomes. Personable, positive and pragmatic in her approach to coaching, Hilary draws on a wide range of sources to facilitate self-insight and help her clients achieve their best outcomes.

Hilary has been coaching executives since 2001, working with both Board level and high-potential clients. Drawing on her background in strategic marketing, her approach to coaching is founded on facilitating her clients' self-insight. Flexible and adaptable, Hilary has worked across public and private sectors, in a wide variety of organisations including Financial Services, Media, Not for Profit, Pharmaceuticals and Retail. Hilary has in-depth knowledge of the telecoms and technology sectors, and brings to executive coaching a foundation of twenty years commercial experience in international business development and strategic marketing.  

Hilary operated as a senior director working extensively on cross-border assignments with British Telecom. Her operational experience included leading cross functional teams, virtual teams and managing complex stakeholder/partner relationships in the pursuit of new mobile telecommunications investments in all the major continents. Hilary has managed teams working on investment appraisals of up to $1.5bn and 18 months duration. During this time Hilary lived on project location. Prior to British Telecom, Hilary held roles at Microsoft, Mercury Communications and Bull HN.

Hilary's areas of specialist expertise include transforming attitudes, perceptions and business skills.

Increasing and empowering personal and interpersonal skills; enhancing personal impact and reputation; developing customer orientation and a marketing mindset.

Hilary qualified as a coach with Top Achievers Executive Coaching. She is a member of the Association of Coaching (UK) and an  Accredited Feedback Coach at the Centre for Creative Leadership (CCL) in Brussels.

Hilary is qualified in Occupational Testing and Assessment with the British Psychological Society BPS Level A&B. She is qualified in applying a wide range of psychometric / personality / team instruments and 360 assessments.

Hilary has an MBA from Kingston University and an MA in Sociology from the University of Aberdeen.

Hilary can be contacted at hilarydobson@btinternet.com.