Portrait by: Ryo Kaneyasu
I founded RWilliamsCoaching to help enterprising clients get the clarity and the results they want in their work and businesses. Whether they are founders, co-founders, leadership teams, organisations or individuals, the clients with whom I work best are committed to delivering radically improved results by doing things differently – often doing something new or for the first time.
Whether helping a scaling business to develop a succesful new vision and strategy or preparing a leadership team to launch a profitable new initiative or partnering with a founding team to develop a fit-for-market new product or getting alongside an individual to help them to navigate a major career transition, my clients can testify to transformed results as a result of our work together – all of my clients are happy to recommend me and 100% of my team and organisational clients have referred or re-engaged me for further projects. Clients especially value my help getting them from stuck to start to success.
What’s it like to work with you?
I work collaboratively with my clients – onside but outside – bringing dynamic support, constructive challenge and creative perspective. Our work is intensive – driving action and delivering results – but never intense; thought partnership rather than therapy. Each collaboration is bespoke and together we work out what’s most effective for you and your business.
If you’d like to know more, here’s what my clients have to say or feel free to get in touch directly. You can also read my articles or subscribe to my newsletter, “To Be Clear…” and receive insights on working with more clarity and effectiveness regularly (but not too frequently).
With whom do you work and what are the results?
I work with a range of organisations committed to investing in their people and to building effective, adaptable, inclusive teams and developed and coached everything from development programmes for Senior Leadership Teams to flagship internship programmes.
As a founder myself, I have a strong affinity and deep experience with founders and founding teams as well as those who invest in them as they navigate the constant change, challenge and uncertainty which comes with scaling a business.
My clients have taken their businesses and organisations from strength to strength. They’ve grown their revenues, won industry awards, negotiated successful acquisitions, built stronger, more inclusive businesses and found the clarity they need to succeed.
What’s your story?
A background is in Investment Banking, Corporate Restructuring and Strategy Consulting as well as coaching leaders and teams in the non-profit and Education sectors, has informed my ability to coach teams, organisations and individuals to deeper clarity and successful outcomes.
My approach is further informed both by my practice and by continuous professional development with leading organisations such as Meyler Campbell, The Academy of Executive Coaching, Full Circle Coaching and WBECS (World Business & Executive Coach Summit) for whom I also act as a Coaching Facilitator. I am accredited as a coach by the European Mentoring and Coaching Council as well as an accredited Mediator.
I’ve co-authored new research on Effective Founder Support and am helping to build a specialised and supportive community of coaches working with founders and investors in the UK and beyond. I have been invited to speak on founders and entrepreneurship at the University of Oxford and been featured as part of Enspire Oxford’s Wonder Women series. I’ve also been invited to speak to current and future female leaders at BroadMinded as well as at the Learning in Law annual conference at The Barbican.
I am a Special Advisor to Meyler Campbell, the world renowned leadership development community and also act as an Advisor to and Guest Lecturer at leading social enterprise, Portobello Business Centre, where I founded the Business Coaching Helpdesk providing pro-bono and accessible business and strategy coaching to a diverse range of founder-led businesses and social enterprises who might not otherwise have that opportunity.
I am the creator of ONION – a coaching framework which equips teams and individuals to think and act more clearly and innovatively.