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About EQworks

EQ experts, who coach and train high performers at work

Let us be your partner. We’ll guide you to build high performance people skills to make a real difference to you and your organisation. Many organisational and people issues result from low or imbalanced Emotional Intelligence. We’ll assess and analyse you and your team’s EQ, then coach you to succeed.  Whether it’s effective leadership, relationships or adapting to change you’ll discover that EQ works.

Why we’re different

Few leadership coaching consultancies combine emotional intelligence, business, financial and research expertise. This rare mix means we’re uniquely placed to understand how your business and people can work best, together.

We’re leading UK experts in EQ coaching and development since 2006. We’re specialists whilst many others see EQ as merely an add-on

We understand businesses through in-depth corporate experience including management consultancy, change-management and finance

We’re passionate about building high performing, collaborative work places based on research and psychometric assessment tools

Tailored to you

Choose your ideal EQ learning experience, from insightful keynote talks through to profound culture-change programmes. We put together the right mix of components to best suit your needs.



We test, analyse, educate & develop the critical human attributes proven to create success.
Our training programmes are designed to teach the techniques, skills, behaviours & mindset of high performers. We use not one but two comprehensive EQ assessments that reveal both you and your team’s overall EQ potential as well as in-depth interpersonal skills. No-one else offers this detailed analysis and development potential. We’re simply better equipped to help you.

Emotionally Intelligent process

We put you first. We start and end with your goals, needs, issues and contexts. By using our unique training needs analysis process, we adapt our approach and language to your preferences and sensitivities.


Rare breadth and depth of expertise
Our approach is eclectic, pragmatic and flexible. We encompasses psychological (NLP, Mindfulness, Positive Psychology), research-based (resilience, 6 Pillars, A.R.T.), leadership (coaching) and business expertise (consulting, branding).

We focus on balance, with one eye on your success and one on the wider context of sustainability and wellbeing. EQ development works in this naturally holistic way.

Our values and beliefs

To us, all people are leaders.  We work on the principle of bringing out personal leadership qualities in leaders and helping them do the same for others. It’s efficient and rewarding to work in this way. This is EQ Leadership.

Our people

Our EQ expertise stems from having a depth and breadth of experience that draws on key business, psychological and psychometric disciplines.
Executive Coach

Philip Gimmack

Emotional intelligence expert, EQ coach

Philip is a leader in emotional intelligence development. He receives exceptional feedback as both EQ executive coach and motivational speaker. With 25 years coaching experience, he specialises in identifying and developing the leadership skills people and their teams need most. He combines both significant psychological & corporate experience. This gives him unique insights into developing high performing people taking into account both organisational and personal perspectives.

He’d be happy to hear from you


Philip established EQworks coaching in 2012 to conduct research into how EQ skills build relationship and communication skills. Prior to this time EQ assessments simply didn’t reveal much social-communication information needed to effectively coach these areas. By developing the unique Advanced Relationship Skills model & test (A.R.T. ™), we are now
able to uncover a profound amount of detailed interpersonal information that unlocks these skills faster and more effectively.

Corporate experience

Philip’s years as a management consultant for the likes of Oracle, KPMG, Cap Gemini & Accenture helped him develop a deep understanding and appreciation of how organisations can effectively manage change and leadership. On realising that the ultimate resource, people skills, affects performance more than cognitive or technical skills, Philip returned to his roots, building performance through emotional skills as a leadership coach and facilitator.

Russ Ayres

Russ Ayres

Executive Coach, facilitator
Executive Coach

Russ’s entrepreneurial spirit and experience give him exceptional insights into executive coaching. His passion and experience generate a compelling presence around him to coach leadership skills and as a trainer-facilitator. Russ’s passion for adventure and independent nature provide his clients with a model of contemporary self-leadership.

He’d be happy to hear from you

While no stranger to taking risks in search of excellence, Russ provokes inspiration through challenging, yet compassionate questioning techniques. He leads his clients to achieve significant behavioural change, helping them take charge of their own incremental performance improvements.

Corporate Coach

Having a 15-year corporate career in consulting & training, including 5 years with McKinsey & Company in London, Russ has a wealth of experience in practicable leadership, drawn from his exposure to challenges & change. Life in McKinsey was results-focused. This crystallised an understanding of what high performance & corporate competence means, which he in turn is able to elicit from his coaching clients to exceed their expectations.

Russ describes his key qualities at work as; insightful, enthusiastic, inspirational & entrepreneurial. Working with Russ, both his colleagues & clients find him a wonderful oasis of calm & kindness.

Vicky Clifford

Vicky Shaw

Emotional intelligence supervisor, executive coach
Experienced therapist & supervisor

Vicky brings immense experience to EQworks. A qualified and experienced psychotherapist she has been supporting people to bring out their best for many years. Her gifts go well beyond this though.  Having significant emotional and spiritual understanding Vicky supervises our coaching programmes and helps refine our training approaches & material.

She’d be happy to hear from you

Breadth & Depth

Vicky is accomplished in many diverse fields which give her excellent all-round experience of life & work. These include graduating from University in Architecture & Environmental Studies, working as a chef, living in an intentional community, qualifying & working as an attachment-based Psychotherapist & as an artist creating in two & three dimensions.

Vicky is passionate about her spiritual practice, works with subtle energies & is committed to the expansion of her consciousness & to playfulness, peace & love. She brings enormous breadth of knowledge & personal experience to bear in expertly supporting EQworks in many ways, not least as facilitator & coaching supervisor.

 Services We Offer

Motivational Speaker

Experience an insightful and motivational speaker who inspires, educates and entertains your people


Develop business-focussed skills that focus on leadership, resilience and relationships

Executive Coaching

Immerse yourself in our unique approach to develop the awareness and resources to attain goals and new skills