LUCY WEST and MIKE MILAN are founding directors of The Coaching Partnership, a specialist consultancy in London offering development coaching for key individuals with the purpose of enhancing organisational performance. They work one-on-one with chief executives, board directors and other senior executives in the private, public and charitable sectors.
Lucy began her career as a public relations consultant. She subsequently obtained an MBA from London Business School and joined Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), where she coached senior executives and their teams through post-merger integrations. She then worked as a development coach at GHN (now Penna Executive Coaching), before leaving to found The Coaching Partnership.
Mike's first career was in management in the public sector (Prison Service, local and central government). Subsequently he was managing director of an optical chain and founding chairman of a consultancy offering monitoring and evaluation of service delivery in the public sector. He joined GHN as a development coach and became director of professional development.