About Jim Pirrie Coaching

My name is Jim Pirrie. I've been coaching and training since 2001, following a 20-year career in blue-chip aerospace, technology and service businesses leading teams in design, development, marketing and project/programme management.

I know from personal experience that coaching can transform personal and professional life.

I am committed to the highest standard of coaching and training to help business professionals fulfil their personal and professional potential in a way that is healthy and authentic, as well as delivering a strong return for their company on their coaching investment.

I've been a member of the International Coach Federation since 2003.


My client list includes most of the City Big Five accounting firms, most of the City Magic Circle law firms, a global civil engineering consultancy, two global pharmaceutical market research consultancies, a UK industry regulator and a global satellite communications company. I can share client names more readily when we speak.

I've also worked extensively with niche consultancies and local businesses.

Professional highlights

  • BSc(engineering), Southampton (1983)
  • Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA), Cranfield School of Management (1990)
  • NLP Coach certification (2003)
  • NLP Trainer Certification (2003) (NLP University, Santa Cruz with Robert Dilts and Judith DeLozier)
  • Group Dynamics Certification (2004) (Michael Grinder)
  • Accelerated Learning training (2005)
  • Foundation Course in Drama and Performance, Arts Ed Drama School, London (2004)
  • Voice Coaching training (2011)
  • Theatrical Improvisation with Keith Johnstone, Calgary, Canada (2011)

Continuing Professional Development

I am strongly committed to my own continuing personal and professional development.

To that end I work regularly with my own coach, and participate regularly in ongoing Pesso-Boyden groups run by Juliet Grayson.

Always happy to chat

I'm always happy to chat about Coaching, about Speaking in Public, about NLP, about Group Dynamics, about Pesso-Boyden or anything else.

Please give me a call on 020 3397 4407 or email me at jim@jimpirrie.com.

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— Ludovic P, Engineering Consultant

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— Richard P, Engineering Consultant