Stuart Simpson - Coach, Trainer & Cross-cultural Consultant

I have a passion to see people empowered in their lives, discover how they are 'hard-wired' and what they do best (their best contribution).

The Highlands holistic approach and ability battery are integral parts of my coaching.  Depending on the specific needs of my clients, I also utilise other personal development tools and a unique adaptation of the S.H.A.P.E. model.

Originally from England, I graduated with a business degree and spent eight years in the electricity industry, working in a number of different corporate positions, including supporting the Board of Directors and Group Company Secretary.  In 1995, with my wife and our three young children, I left the UK and moved to China for several years.  In subsequent years, time was spent in Thailand, Canada, the USA, and back in the UK where I currently reside.

I began coaching in 2008 and have helped people from around the world, including from Asia, North America, and in the UK. With my extensive experience living cross-culturally, I bring a breadth of understanding and insight to my clients. In addition to personal life coaching, I am able to provide consultancy on transition, cross-cultural adjustment, re-entry/culture shock, working with multi-cultural teams, and how to minimise the challenges of living cross-culturally, either as an individual or as a family.

In addition, with over 20 years of cross-cultural experience, including numerous relocations within and between China, Thailand, Canada, USA, and the UK, I am able to provide consultancy on transition, cross-cultural adjustment, re-entry/culture shock, working with multi-cultural teams, and how to minimise the challenges of living cross-culturally, either as an individual or as a family (see CROSS-CULTURAL CONSULTANCY for more details).

Education & Certifications

DMin in Cross-cultural & Kingdom Mission from Phoenix University of Theology, USA

BSc (Hons) in Business Studies from Bradford University School of Management, UK

Cross-cultural Studies, University of the Nations

Professional Certificate in Business Administration, University of Central England

Mandarin Chinese, Yunnan University, China

Highland Company Certified Consultant

Graduate from Core Coaching Skills Certificate Program, Creative Results Management

CernySmith Assessments Coach Certification (cross-cultural adjustment).