Myles Downey is an acknowledged authority on Performance, Coaching and Leadership. He is the author of three classics in the coaching and performance arena, ‘Effective Modern Coaching’, ‘Effective Coaching’ and most recently ‘Enabling Genius – a mindset for success in the 21st Century’.
Considered one of the leading business performance coaches in Europe with extensive, global experience spanning thirty years, Myles has worked across the C-suite in some of the most prestigious organisations and in the widest variety of industries including Banking and Financial Services, Manufacturing, Oil and Gas to Professional Services and the Public Sector. In 1987 Myles was part of the team that established The Alexander Corporation, which was acknowledged by The Economist Intelligence Unit as “the leading provider of Executive Coaching in Europe” in 1993 and, in 1996, Myles went on establish The School of Coaching, a highly respected provider of coach training and executive coaching in the UK and Europe.
In 2017, Myles was asked to work with the Senior Coaches to the England Rugby Team and this followed directly from an engagement 2016 when he worked with the New Zealand Elite Rugby Coaches.
Myles has been at the forefront of coaching not only in the UK but also right across Europe and into the near and far east, while being one of the first European coaches invited time and again to teach in Russia.
He has combined his teaching of coaching and leadership with the role of keynote speaker and has been invited to speak at the BBC’s Conference for its top 400 senior executives, the McKinsey Global Partners Conference in Singapore and the ICF Global Conference in Malmo, to mention but a few engagements. Tim Gallwey, creator and author of the ground-breaking Inner Game concept, asked Myles to deputise for him at a Lockheed Martin Senior Executives Conference in Austin, Texas.
In 2017, Myles joined with People Squared Solutions to develop an app to ‘democratise’ coaching and learning.
The mobile learning App, ‘Boost Leadership’, is currently making a critical difference to users business’s in New Zealand, China, Russia, and Europe. As an author Myles published ‘Effective Coaching’ in 1999, it was re-written and re-published in 2003 and then again in 2014 as ‘Effective Modern Coaching’. The book has gone on to sell well over 100,000 copies and been translated into four languages, it also features on the curriculum on many coaching schools and sport training institutions. Myles is currently collaborating with Cliff Kimber of Big Blue Stuff on ‘Born to Flow, – the next frontier in performance’, which will be published by Routledge.
Keen to embrace other ways of working with organisations and individuals, Myles has continued to develop other projects, which include ‘Enabling Genius Research Project’ with a team of 20 consultants and coaches. The book “Enabling Genius – a Mindset for Success in the 21st Century’ was published to acclaim in 2014.
As a part of the Enabling Genius Project, which led up to the book and to practice what he preaches, Myles committed to re-learning how to play tennis with the intent of returning to competitive tennis in senior’s tournaments.
Myles lives in London. He was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1959.