James Rees


James has developed a coaching style that invigorates and energises clients from many different sectors. Through his experience in sport and his executive coaching profession, he has found an approach that combines empathy, challenge, reflective practice, the ability to heighten self-awareness and a focus on improving performance. He brings inspiration and methodology that creates the belief and capability to achieve sustainable results.


Prior to his Post Graduate academic study in coaching, James gained 17 years’ experience in financial services and worked for two European banks both in the UK and overseas. A former company managing director, James brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and understanding of how the effective development of people underpins highly effective, productive and professional organisations.

James has been at the forefront of developing coaching programmes on ‘male vulnerability’ and engaging men effectively in Women’s Leadership programmes.

Outside of work James has two passions; Being a father to his two young daughters and rugby.

Education, Qualifications, Professional Memberships

• Post Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching, University of Chester
• BSc Hons in Rural Estate Management, University of Plymouth
• CertPFS – Chartered Insurance Institute
• Member of International Coaching Federation

Contact details

E: james.rees@theprestonassociates.com
M: +44 (0)7849 059 472
T: +44 (0)20 7373 5663

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