Darren Lawrenson


With 20 years Board level experience, Darren Lawrenson is one of the most sought after Executive Coaches in the UK. Darren gives a unique insight into the demands and tensions senior executives face whilst delivering outstanding performance. Darren builds trusting relationships to enable the most productive discussions, enabling clients to overcome their challenges and create solutions. Darren supports and challenges clients to become the best possible version of themselves, by focusing on clients strengths he maximises both current performance and future potential.

Darren has worked with the most senior leadership teams in the National Health Service, covering Acute and Primary Care, Clinical Commissioning Groups and Integrated Networks. Darren also works with the largest global investors in the private equity secondary market in the Financial Sector, Secondary, Further and Higher Education Institutions and a global technology company in the Media Sector.

Public Speaker/Performance Coach. Appearing on television as an expert in Human Relations and Self Mastery, discussing topics on self esteem, goal setting and personal achievement he has gone from strength to strength. He appears bi-monthly as Performance Coach in the North West Lifestyle Magazine and has been a regular speaker and presenter at their annual award ceremony. Darren has spoken across Europe at venues including: The NEC, NIA, Wembley Conference Centre, and Harrogate Conference Centre speaking to over 15,000 delegates.

Darren’s background is in the Private Sector, he has worked in numerous companies fulfilling the roles of Managing Director, Sales Director, Business Development Director, Non-Executive Director, Learning and Development Executive and as a valued member of diverse steering groups working on SME business development and strategy.

Darren’s ability to share tips, skills and absolute sure fire techniques for success and achieving results, have seen him become a renowned coach and facilitator. With his clear focus on outcomes and his results-orientated focus, Darren has an abundance of energy when it comes to driving towards end results and lives by the motto, “start with the end in mind”.

Darren founded and established a very successful sales company selling telecommunications in 2002 which he sold to BT local business in 2007. Darren’s business experience has proven invaluable when working with SME businesses, allowing him to consult and coach on all aspects of business development, team development and sustaining business growth

Darren’s work in the Public Sector has grown dramatically over the past 12 years, coaching, consulting and facilitating workshops focussed on improving organisational and personal performance within the NHS, Government Agencies, Local and Regional Authorities.

DasaIa has been increasingly engaged in systems approaches to the health and wellbeing for the North West Region and is adept at connecting support systems by facilitating engagement and collaboration between commissioners and providers to create better economies and outcomes for the people they serve.

Darren focuses his attention on helping drive change through thinking and behaviour. He works with Board members through to young adults who are just starting out.

“Common Sense Isn’t Always Common Practice”

Darren’s enthusiasm, excitement, passion and common sense approach allows delegates and coachees to take information and learning and adopt this as their common practice, allowing them to sustain long-term shifts in performance and results.

Darren brings huge doses of motivation, enthusiasm and experience to each relationship, whether working with the development of leadership capability at a board level, supporting creation and implementation of an organisational development plan or working with front line teams to help them achieve the very best in what they do.