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Mike Drayton

Organisational Consultant & Executive Coach

Mike specialises in:

  • Building a positive organisational culture (higher performance and profitability/less office politics/conflict).  

  • Building emotional and psychological resilience in individuals, teams and organisations (lower stress & sickness absence).​

  • Improving workplace communication.​

  • Improving the performance of leaders and leadership teams with individual & group leadership coaching.


Mike is also a clinical psychologist with over twenty years experience in helping people to change. He now uses psychology to help organisations improve performance, wellbeing and profitability.



  • European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC)
    Accredited Senior Practitioner  EIA20193100


  • Tavistock Consulting
    Executive Coaching - Senior Practitioner Level


  • London School of Mediation

​       Accredited Mediator

       (Civil & Commercial, Workplace

       & Employment)

  • University of Oxford - Said Business School
    Oxford Programme on Negotiation


  • Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPSsS)

  • London School of Economics and Political Science, (University of London)  ​Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc Hons.) Social Psychology, 2:1

  • The University of Birmingham​ Doctor of Clinical Psychology, Clinical Psychology, (ClinPsyD) 

  • Cardiff University / Prifysgol Caerdydd​
    Cardiff University Law School Bond Solon Expert Witness Certificate Accredited Expert ​Witness (CUEW)


  • Tavistock Institute London​ Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Psychotherapy

  • Albert Ellis Institute (University of the State of New York)​
    Certificate in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT)


  • EMDR Association of UK & Ireland, Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing Psychotherapy, Grade: EMDR Practitioner

  • Behavioural Coaching Institute Diploma in Behavioural Coaching.

  • Institute of Group Analysis​ Certificate in Group Psychotherapy

  • White Hart NHS Training Centre (Harrogate)​
    Certificate in NHS Management 


Mike's qualifications & experience​​​​​


  •  Leadership coach on the Executive MBA, Oxford High Performance Leadership and Driving Disruptive Growth 
    Programmes at Said Business School, University of Oxford.

  • Organisational Consultant and Executive Coach at Opus Performance Ltd

  • Consultant Clinical Psychologist (Expert Witness) at Opus Performance (medico-legal) 

  • Consultant Clinical Psychologist UK National Service for
    Personality Disorder.


  • I was a leading member of the management team (Head of
    Clinical Psychology) that developed a new a new and innovative service for treating some of the hardest to help people in the UK National Health Service.


  • Head of Service to Adults with Severe and Enduring Mental Health Problems at ​Wolverhampton  Healthcare NHS Trust.  I managed the psychology service for people with ​severe mental health problems.

  • I also developed and was acting Director of Wolverhampton's first Early Psychosis Service.


Mike is a leadership coach on the Executive MBA, Oxford High Performance Leadership and Driving Disruptive Growth Programmes at Said Business School, University of Oxford.  He is a Fellow of the Cabinet Office Emergency Planning College, specialising in psychological resilience and leading under pressure.

Mike is the author of ‘Anti Burnout: How to Create a Psychologically Resilient and High Performance Organisation‘. Mike was educated at LSE, Oxford Saïd Business School and the University of Birmingham.

In his spare time, Mike supports West Bromwich Albion FC, writes, and takes photographs with vintage cameras.