Coaching & Mentoring

Martin Rigley MBE
Martin Rigley MBE
Business Leader & Executive Coach To High Growth Entrepreneurs E Mail: martin@lindhurst.co.uk

I have known Steve for over 15 years, initially when he was MD of an engineering business and latterly as a business coach and mentor. 

Steve has a unique set of abilities in that he combines his highly developed knowledge of manufacturing systems and techniques along with his empathy with people at all levels within a business. 

It was a natural progression for me to see him chanel his business support offering using his abilities as a coach and mentor, in which he is equally comfortable coaching the MD of a business as he is a mentoring shop floor operatives. 

Be it business turn around, growth or managing change I have seen him have a great impact on the businesses he supports.











Dr Christopher Nankervis

Business Owner  WeatherLogistics.com

Stephen has proved invaluable in lifting several barriers to success. At the start of the coaching, I needed more direction. The balance of coaching and mentoring, presented with a clear distinction, steered me on course.

Realisation of my future, delivered through an effective visualisation exercise, gave me a positive outlook. With vision, the business gained focus, providing me a broader purpose to achieve goals. Stephen also established my values, ensuring that these aligned with this vision.

Over the period of just a few months, Stephen has helped me develop several business leadership skills, self-confidence and empowerment.



Nora Padar 

SMS Electronics Beeston  Purchasing Team Leader

We have recently started our sessions with Steve, but the personal and business benefits gained from coaching with him are already invaluable. It has been great to have someone external to coach and mentor me, as I am able to talk confidentially about any issues I face on a day-to-day basis and I can also have an outside opinion (mentoring), which sometimes helps a lot more.

We are going through coaching tools that will help me become a better leader. In fact, I already feel more confident and looking forward to put the skills I learn from Steve into place and will definitely change my management style as a result of our time spent together.

Steve has the ability to keep the sessions enjoyable, significant and knowledgeable and also the ability to listen.

Our sessions will take the company, the team and myself to the next level.















Andy Jones

QHSE Manager at SMS Electronics Ltd


"Steve is an extremely professional individual, with a passion for Coaching and Mentoring.

Steve has been a brilliant facilitator over the time that he has been my Coach and Mentor, which has allowed me to view things from different perspectives, and to recognise for myself where I can make changes and improvements in both my professional and home life.

I was initially a sceptic with regards Coahing and Mentoring, but having worked with Steve for the last 6-months, I have seen the range of benefits from following such a process. "



Business Endorsments

Geoffrey M. Price

Management Consultant

September 10th 2010

I have known Steve Walker for more than five years, during which time he held the position of Managing Director of Barton Precision Engineers of Bulwell, Nottingham. In this role, the owners of the company delegated to him full responsibility for its strategic management and he was very much the driving force for growth and profitability in the business, setting strategy and taking capital investment decisions. He was the main focus for liaison with major customers and installed strong customer service and quality principles.

Steve was with Barton’s for 30 years, 12 of them as MD. He built a strong board and also developed a senior management team, encouraging managers to contribute more and take responsibility for their actions.

 He modernised the company in many ways; achieving ISO 9000 and AS9100 Aircraft Accreditation, and introducing computerised systems and management performance indicators.

At all times he protected the company’s assets and reputation and maintained its Vision, mission and values. I know him to be honest, hard-working and totally reliable and have no hesitation of recommending him to a future employer for a senior and responsible role in engineering.

Geoff Price

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