Matt Nixon


“My coaching draws on diverse, global experiences ranging from positions in large multinationals to small boutiques, as well as running my own firm and working in the new ‘gig’ economy.”

I particularly enjoy coaching CEOs (including succession candidates), people navigating challenging reputational issues, and people moving into boards for the first time. I often work with clients in the energy transition, telecoms and financial services industries. I am always learning more as a coach and mentor and I hold an advanced coaching qualification (EMCC Senior Practitioner/ICF PCC level). My style is thoughtful, supportive, honest and caring.

I’ve made some big changes over the course of my life, so I know what it feels like to be uncertain and become ‘inexpert’ again in a new context. I try to help my clients understand the big picture and what they can control or influence, and support them practically and emotionally as they progress towards the next chapter of their lives.

I draw on experiences I’ve had as a consultant – I lived in the USA for five years and then as a partner led a UK rewards practice working for clients in a variety of sectors – and subsequently in senior HR roles for major FTSE companies living and working internationally.

For the last decade I have focused again on advisory work – setting up my own firm – and coaching, alongside some trustee positions. I have been a full time partner at Stork & May since 2018. It’s a real privilege to work here with such high quality clients and colleagues.


  • MA Classics, Christ Church, Oxford University
  • Ashridge Business School – Leadership Process and Faculty
  • Accredited Hogan Assessor
  • Academy of Executive Coaching Advanced Practitioner Diploma


  • Accenture
  • Metapraxis
  • Towers Perrin
  • Shell
  • Barclays
  • Disraeli Group Ltd
  • Charity Trustee at Aleto Foundation
  • Past Trustee at Demos and Lead International
  • Advisory Board Member for Metalogue
  • Development Board Member for Book Aid International