Ian Pettigrew


I run Kingfisher Coaching, helping leaders to sustainably get the best of themselves and their teams. I do this through providing leadership development programmes, workshops, coaching (both online and in-person), writing, blogging, speaking/keynoting at conferences, and publishing a podcast.

I’m a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach and a member of the Association for Coaching. I have deep expertise in Gallup CliftonStrengths (formerly called StrengthsFinder), in strengths-based leadership, and resilience.

Alongside my work at Kingfisher Coaching, I’m a Member of Teaching Faculty for the MSc in Digital Health Leadership at Imperial College London, I serve as a trustee on one of the Boards of Hope for Justice (a global anti-slavery charity), I’m co-founder of Connecting HR Manchester, and founder of Connecting HR for Justice (a skills-based volunteering initiative).

Prior to founding Kingfisher Coaching in 2009, I spent 20 years in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries and I have extensive senior experience in leading digitally-enabled change.

CliftonStrengths dominant talents: Relator WOO Learner Futuristic Strategic Focus Positivity Communication Self-Assurance Belief

Susan Lemmon

Business Manager

I’m the Business Manager for Kingfisher Coaching, making sure that the business runs effectively and efficiently so you might well deal with me on booking programmes and coaching sessions alongside with invoicing.

Prior to this, I’ve worked in a variety of businesses from healthcare, to schools, to Pharma and prior to joining Kingfisher Coaching, I was supporting a senior finance team in AstraZeneca.

Alongside of my work at Kingfisher Coaching, I’m the Chair of Bramhall Queensgate Tennis Club (and a keen player).

CliftonStrengths dominant talents: Positivity Achiever Harmony Arranger Responsibility Developer Adaptability Woo Consistency Relator