Colin Coulson-Thomas

Colin Coulson-Thomas

International authority on winning business, director, board and business development, corporate transformation and future organisation – and founder director of start-up companies. He is the best selling author of over 40 books and reports.
Prof. Colin Coulson-Thomas is an experienced chairman of award winning companies and vision holder of successful transformation programmes. Following an early career in marketing, communications and corporate affairs and as an Editor, Publisher and Publishing Director with general management responsibility for over fifty periodicals, for over thirty years Colin has held a portfolio of academic and corporate board roles and public body appointments at local, regional and national level, including as board member, Director, Governor, Deputy Chairman, Acting Chairman, Chairman, Audit and Governance Chair and as chair of a statutory committee.

Colin is an international authority on director, board and business development, corporate communication and governance, learning and transformation, and change, knowledge and talent management. He has held professorial appointments in Europe, North and South America, Africa, the Middle East, India and China. Since being the world's first professor of corporate transformation he has been a professor of competitiveness, direction and leadership and international relations and pioneered new ways of working and models of organisation. His other appointments with business schools and universities, include periods as an external examiner and as a Director, Dean of faculty, Director of Corporate and Executive Programmes and head of a university campus. He has also served on the editorial boards of academic and professional journals and been the media spokesman of national and international bodies and an ambassador of public, voluntary and professional bodies. Colin has led European and international initiatives, and has served as a judge for awards at national and international level in a number of areas, including as Chairman of the panel of judges.

Colin advises corporate, public and national bodies. He has helped directors in over forty countries to improve director, board and corporate performance. The author of some seventy books and reports, over sixty book chapters and over 1,000 articles, he is a regular speaker at major corporate events and a speaker and provider of theme papers at international conferences, conventions, congresses and summits. He has contributed plenary addresses to over 300 national and international events.

He is a fellow of seven chartered bodies. He obtained first place prizes in the final examinations of three professions and a Change Agent and Transformation Leader Award. He was also awarded a Meritorious Service Medal of the Order of St Lazarus of whose England and Wales jurisdiction he is a former Secretary-General, Chancellor, Bailiff and Executive Committee Chair and, as Bailiff Emeritus, whose international governance initiative he now leads.
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Talent Management

Current approaches to talent management are missing opportunities to benefit people and organisations by capturing and sharing what high performers do differently. Talented people can be expensive to hire, difficult to manage and may not excel at everything. An approach based upon Colin's work enables other people to emulate the superior approaches of high players whose lives and performance is also enhanced. Pioneer adopters have obtained huge returns on investment of over 20, 30 or 70 times in six months to one year. The approach advocated by CCT is set out in his book Winning Companies; Winning People.
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Transforming the Performance of Key Workgroups

Colin Coulson-Thomas shows what high performers do differently and how leading companies are equipping people to do difficult jobs in a winning way. He covers how to increase performance by helping average performers to do difficult jobs like superstars.
Traditional approaches to mentoring are expensive, time consuming, and because they require physical meetings can only be offered to a few high fliers. People who mentor may be good at some things and hopeless at others. CCT is author of Developing Directors and has helped over 100 boards to improve director, board and corporate performance.
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Corporate Transformation and Change Management

Many change and transformation programmes are hugely expensive, take years to implement and fail to deliver. In the meantime the requirement can change. An approach based upon Colin's work enables people to quickly obtain multiple benefits for both people and organisations. CCT has been the process vision holder of complex and successful transformation programmes and was the worlds first professor of corporate transformation. His books include Transforming the Company described by The Times as a classic of the genre.
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Creating a Winning Board

Prof. Coulson-Thomas shows how to develop more competent directors and more effective boards - very relevant given recent conduct of many financial institution boards. He covers what effective boards do differently and how to create a more effective board.
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Winning New Business or Winning More Business

Prof. Coulson-Thomas shows how to be more effective at winning bids and building key account relationships. He covers what the most successful people and organisations do differently to win business. Related benchmarking is also available to interested companies and professional firms (seven professions covered).
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Winners - What High Performers Do Differently (In a recession):

This is all about the differing approaches of high performers in areas that are critical to corporate success. Colin Coulson-Thomas summarises the differing approaches of winners and losers as summarised in the book 'Winning companies, Winning people', selecting areas of findings most relevant to a particular audience.
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Stress Free Performance Transformation (In a recession)

Colin Coulson-Thomas shows how it is possible to improve corporate performance and individual fulfillment by stress and risk free performance improvement. He gives examples of what leading companies who use my approach are doing to make it easier and less stressful for people to excel at demanding jobs.
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Knowledge Entrepreneurship - How to Make Money by Better Exploiting What You Know:

Colin Coulson-Thomas covers knowledge creation and exploitation - corporate learning and generating new income streams. He also identifies opportunities to better exploit know how to boost performance and generate new income streams.
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Engaging and Building Mutually Beneficial Relationships with Customers

Colin Coulson-Thomas shows what those who are most effective at building customer relationships do differently and how others can be helped to emulate their winning ways. He also summarises his findings on successful customer management and what high performing account managers do differently and how sales staff, contact centre teams and web sites can be equipped to better engage customers, and help them to understand and buy.

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