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Michael Astrop

Executive Coach & Leadership Consultant

Background Summary & Experience

Combining extensive academic and commercial experience, Michael is an engaging facilitator who brings objectivity and sensitivity to challenging learning and development projects.  His wide range of experience in many sectors enables him to bring practical as well as theoretical insight to any training or coaching assignment.  After many years working for blue chip organisations in sales and marketing, he obtained a degree in Organisational Psychology and became a lecturer in organisational and human behaviour at Huddersfield University.

Once he moved into commercial training, Michael became an approved trainer for Business Link, and a tutor for the Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Institute of Leadership & Management. As a coach for improved performance in business, he is a member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy and an approved assessor for the Thomas Emotional Intelligence Profiling tool.

Qualifications & Accreditations:

  • Huddersfield University PGCE
  • Leeds Metropolitan University - Degree in Organisational Psychology (2:1)
  • Bradford University - Communications, Advertising and Marketing Diploma
  • Joseph Priestley College - Counselling Diploma
  • Thomson accredited General Profiler and Emotional Intelligence Assessor
  • De Bono and Covey Courses attended and NLP Trained

 Membership of Professional Organisations:

  • Chartered Institute of Marketing 
  • European Mentoring & Coaching Council
  • British Institute for Learning Development

Mike has worked in a variety of job roles such as:

  • Executive Coach, Leadership and Management Consultant.
  • Lead university executive coach for ILM tutors to masters level.
  • Part time Lecturer and examiner in Organisational Design, Organisational Behaviour, Retail Distribution management, Press & public relations, International Marketing, Leadership, Change management.
  • Lecturer for Institute of Leadership & Management and Chartered Institute of Marketing.

 Mike is an ideal speaker for key topics such as:

  • Problem solving approaches to behavioural change, personal/professional growth and development
  • Confidence & Assertiveness
  • Time & Stress Management
  • Leadership
  • Experiential Team Building
  • Personal Impact
  • Presentation Skills
  • Everyday body lanuage

For more information call 01226 295471 or email

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