Dr Jeremy Cross


Jeremy is an independent leadership consultant with over 15 years experience delivering accredited training and individual, team and Board level coaching. He has worked across commercial and public sectors with organisations such as Nike, LEGO and the NHS.

His work draws on his background as a professional tennis player and sport psychologist and a variety of previous leadership roles as a start-up non-executive director, school governor, and President of an Olympic education association. Recently a visiting faculty at Henley Business School, he is interested in developments in digital learning including techniques such as virtual action learning.

Action learning facilitation

Jeremy has delivered both cross-sector and internal action learning as part of leadership development with companies such as Dresdner Kleinwort International Bank and with the NHS and to support professional coach development with companies such as Sainsbury’s and Royal Mail.

He has also recently facilitated training to professional service firms and freelance consultants and worked with a global life science company delivering global virtual action learning sets.

Consultancy and leadership development

Jeremy is a leadership expert who is able to quickly build relationships and create practical, evidence-based, sustainable solutions to strategic problems. He brings a focussed enthusiasm and genuine commitment to helping organisations improve. Jeremy specialises in designing leadership programmes, senior team coaching, strategy ‘off-sites’, personal resilience, accredited coach training and action learning facilitation.

He has led change projects in more than 70 organisations in a variety of sectors and recent work includes design and delivery of a Management Development Programme for the States of Jersey, leadership development programmes with Nike, BP and BT and organisational change with Ogier (legal), LEGO and 3M.

Prior to becoming an independent consultant Jeremy spent seven years at a leading international performance consultancy latterly delivering large scale engagements with a portfolio of circa £500k and working with many major UK companies.

Jeremy’s other previous customers include Argos, Cranfield Business School, Coca Cola, KPMG, Microsoft, MOD, Oracle, Paddy Power, Samsung, Virgin Active and a variety of UK and international schools.

Qualifications and awards

  • Virtual Action Learning Facilitation, Action Learning Associates
  • PhD, MSc (Distinction), BA
  • MBA, Henley Business School, 2012
  • Accredited Coach Training, Lane4/Middlesex University/European Mentoring & Coaching Council
  • Systemic Team Coaching Certificate, Academy of Executive Coaching 2014

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