Justin Cunningham

Executive Coach and Trainer

Justin is a leadership development consultant and executive coach with a passion for turning strategy into action. He is adept at creating engaged high-performance teams, improving organisational processes and developing executives, with an overarching focus on health and wellbeing.

During a successful 18-year career as a Royal Marine Commando, Justin undertook a variety of challenging leadership appointments from frontline operational service in Kuwait, Bosnia and Iraq to programme director roles in the Ministry of Defence. He then spent five years in senior NHS performance improvement and change management roles, and was tasked by the Department of Health to initiate and lead networks to improve the provision of military health services in the NHS for veteran’s mental health, wellbeing, resilience and prosthetic services.  Justin was then recruited as a Regional Director for the NHS’s property company with responsibility for operational budget of £98m, circa 500 suppliers and 1300 staff.

Well known as a people person, combined with his extensive skill set and experience from several sectors, Justin holds a Master’s Degree, is Prince 2 qualified, a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and a qualified executive coach, plus practitioner in EQi, MiRo and SDI psychometric tools. He works at a range of levels from junior leaders to Boards, in a practical and straightforward manner.

Justin enjoys time with his partner in Somerset and being on the touchlines in Devon of whichever sport his two teenage sons are playing, plus coaching an u15 rugby team.  A kite surf instructor, he tries to stay fit and follows the fortunes of Exeter Chiefs and Liverpool FC.