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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 analsyse yours, then coach and train you to succeed.  Whether it’s effective leadership, relationships or communications skills, you’ll discover that EQ works.

Why we’re different

Few 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 to achieve the high performance and success you want.

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

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


We’re passionate about high performance, research and developing EQ assessment tools, such as the outstanding social EQ test, The A.R.T.


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.

We balance breadth and depth of expertise
Our approach is eclectic, pragmatic and flexible, and can encompass 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.

Philip Gimmack

Philip Gimmack

Emotional intelligence expert, EQ coach

Philip is a leader in Emotional Intelligence development. He receives exceptional feedback as both EQ coach and motivational speaker. With over 20 years coaching experience, he specialises in identifying and developing the leadership skills people and their teams need most. He combines both significant psychological & business-change experience. This gives him unique insights into developing high performers that are agile at managing change from both organisational and personal perspectives.

He’d be happy to hear from you


Philip established EQworks in London, UK in 2012 to conduct research into & develop EQ.  His research has taken EQ assessments a step further as they didn’t reveal enough detailed social skills information, he created The Advanced Relationship Skills model & test (A.R.T. ™). This uniquely uncovers detailed interpersonal (social emotional intelligence) skills.

Corporate experience

Philip worked as a management consultant for Oracle, KPMG, Cap Gemini & Accenture in change-management. He developed a deep understanding & appreciation of how organisations manage change. In particular he implemented technology to build efficiencies by getting people, their functions & processes to work better together. On realising that the ultimate resource, people skills, affected performance more than technical or IQ skills, Philip decided to focus on building performance as an EQ coach & facilitator.

Russ Ayres

Russ Ayres

Executive Coach, facilitator

Executive Coach

Russ’s entrepreneurial spirit and experience give him exceptional insights into business 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 crystalised 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.

 EQ 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