Myles Duckworth

Myles Duckworth

“I’m passionate about helping people and organisations achieve their potential. I bring empathy, calm and clarity and have built a reputation for helping people cut to the heart of the matter and find practical and sustainable solutions”

Myles had a successful 25 year career in professional services as an equity partner in a Big 4 firm.  He has extensive leadership experience at operational and executive level, and has led scale transformation projects. During this time he built a skill-set focused on making progress and optimising outcomes; quickly clarifying motivations, obstacles and enablers to map the way forward.

He has worked with hundreds of businesses across multiple sectors, often in business-critical situations or at times of transition. This required a fast grasp of operations, priorities and personalities, and - critically - an ability to step into the challenges facing clients to work out the solution collaboratively.  As a coach, Myles always puts the client and their relationships at the heart of the dialogue, bringing his experience of navigating corporate landscapes and understanding of individuals and what makes them tick.

Myles’s style is collaborative; he is empathetic, balanced and well-rounded, bringing a natural curiosity and desire to get below the surface-level symptom to the underlying cause.  He has an ability to lower the pressure levels, which allows constructive and coherent thinking when the stakes are high.  (A little humour and an altered perspective - honed over many years watching a second-rate football team and raising three children - can go a long way.)

Myles places a strong emphasis on helping clients find clarity and alignment.   He wants individuals, teams and organisations to achieve their full potential, in a sustainable manner which will last the course.

Typical outcomes

Myles often works with clients in the following areas:

  • Optimising outcomes for individuals during periods of transition (promotion path, new in role)
  • Rational and coherent decision-making in complex contexts
  • Partnering as a critical friend to navigate challenging periods or achieve specific outcomes
  • Rapid improvement of performance and outcomes through moving the dial on relationships, team and culture
  • Developing personal and executive impact
  • Building clear and sustainable personal and business plans for the long term.


EMCC EIA Practitioner

Q595 Coaching for Leadership Diploma 



BA & MA History, University of Sheffield


“The dialogue with Myles was wide-ranging.  He is as comfortable discussing values, purpose and motivations as he is helping to critically assess factors and options (both inside and out of work) and identify practical steps to be taken. The dialogue we had gave me the foundation and guidance I needed to make and act on some big decisions about the next phase of my working life” - Partner, Professional Services Sector

“Myles brings personal experience and deep insight into what it means to be an executive leader, and the journey to get there.  He creates an open and supportive coaching dialogue which facilitates clear and practical thinking, and is able to challenge with tact and humility” - Head of Finance, Financial Sector

“Myles quickly built trust, rapport and was very empathetic to my situation, which created the space for me to be 100% open, covering a diverse range of topics.   He brings a flexible approach - the focus on longer term agreed goals is always there, but he is also happy to jump into issues that are top of mind for me - always helping to map a way forward with balance and insight” - Director, Global Technology Sector