About Richard Derwent Cooke

Richard is the principal of I-Change. He specialises in helping people find creative ways to approach, consider, and resolve problems. A key to his work is his ability to help people get a handle on their issues, which enables them to begin to resolve them. He works with teams who need a new focus or want to find new and more effective ways of working together. And also with business leaders, helping them clarify their thinking & planning, bringing objective and creative challenge to their process. He is an expert facilitator and works with high level teams formulate strategy and redesign their businesses. He brings a very practical perspective to Change, and supports businesses through the inevitable turbulence and makes sure Change happens. One critical difference is his long-term support of the leader, helping them maintain focus, consider various alternatives & balance the often conflicting factors.

His background includes 15 years experience as a professional change agent, over 30 years as a chartered accountant and more than 30 years working with Blue-chip, international corporations including SmithKline Beecham and Blue Circle. He is also a qualified NLP practitioner and holistic therapist.

Richard is also an expert speaker on Change for Vistage, the world’s leading chief executive organization and part of the visiting faculty at Henley Management College, ranked in the top 30 business schools worldwide.