Coaching for Performance

Creating transformational leaders and high­-performance organizations

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How we help individuals, organizations and society

We Create Transformational Leaders

We help you to make a positive difference in the world through the way you lead and manage your organization

Leaders face multiple challenges to operate sustainably and with integrity alongside the pressures of a fast-changing world. To succeed in uniting people and purpose with profit, you need to be able to inspire and engage on a human level. We call this transformational leadership.

Performance Consultants’ unique approach is rooted in our heritage as the world’s first coaching company, and in positive psychology. We were co-­founded by Sir John Whitmore, pioneer of coaching in the workplace and creator of the GROW model. We have worked with businesses around the world for more than 35 years.

We believe global business has the opportunity to be a force for good and a driver of human evolution. We equip you to accelerate transformation in yourself and others today.

World’s #1 Coaching Book

The world’s No 1 coaching book available in multiple languages globally. Coaching for Performance: The Principles and Practice of Coaching and Leadership, fully revised 5th Edition, by Sir John Whitmore and Performance Consultants International.


Endorsed by the International Coach Federation (ICF).

Celebrating the legacy

Sir John Whitmore

“Coaching is much bigger than coaching. It is a way of being that the whole world needs to get to – where the core theme is compassion for all people and caring for all of nature and for our only home.”

Sir John Whitmore (1937–2017)

Co-­founder, Performance Consultants

Sir John Whitmore coaching pioneer and Co-­founder Performance Consultants
  • Over 35 Years
  • Multilingual
  • Performance Coaches
  • Global Presence


Championed by captains of industry

Sir John Whitmore and Performance Consultants shine a light on what it takes to create high performance and unpick the myths around coaching. Leaders and employees the world over are truly fortunate to benefit from their enduring impact on our working lives.
John McFarlane
Chairman, Barclays plc
Chairman, TheCityUK

Ludo Van der HeydenProfessor of Corporate Governance, INSEAD

Ludo Van der Heyden
Professor of Corporate Governance, INSEAD

Coaching cultures are better performing, fairer, and more sustainable than those arising out of traditional management systems. Coaching for Performance is for any leader aiming for excellence.

Thorsten Klein, Global Director, eBay Culture & Employee Experience

Thorsten Klein, Global Director, eBay Culture & Employee Experience

As a former repeat customer of Performance Consultants, I have seen their coaching work in action and how it transforms leaders and organizational culture.

Jean-Louis Araignous, Coaching Program Manager, Volvo Group University

Jean-Louis Araignous, Coaching Program Manager, Volvo Group University

Coaching for Performance directly impacts the way of working in our companies. It provides leaders with a fantastic tool for people development that is so powerful.

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