Tracey Stead

Leadership Development Consultant, Facilitator & Coach

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An experienced trainer, facilitator and coach, I can help you and your team or organisation to enhance your skills, work more effectively and have a more fulfilled career.

I have over 17 years of experience that spans academia and research, public and private sector, evaluation, consulting, training and coaching. 

 Find out what my clients and colleagues have to say about me.


Following a PhD in Freshwater Ecology, I spent several years as an analyst in UK Central Government (Defra and Scottish Government) where I evaluated government policies and practices relating to Social Deprivation and Sustainable Development.  I worked effectively with the public, press, policy makers and ministers and I also delivered training to policy makers on evaluating policy. 

Alongside my role in Central Government, I worked frequently with researchers and academics: facilitating and training on skills and career development.  I subsequently went on to work at the University of Bath where I pioneered a comprehensive skills development programme for researchers.  My programmes at Bath were twice shortlisted for Time Higher Education Awards under the categories of ‘Outstanding Contribution to Leadership Development‘ and ‘Outstanding Contribution to Early Career Researchers’.

More recently I have established my own training and development consultancy: where I work across and beyond the UK, delivering training and development interventions mainly to researchers and academics but also to a variety of other clients including small start-ups, charities and Public Sector organisations.

I am a certified Myers-Briggs practitioner and a professional Co-Active coach, trained by the world renowned Coaches Training Institute.  Recently I have become a certified Emotional Intelligence practitioner with Six Seconds.