About EST: Executive Coaching and Mentoring

EST: Executive Coaching and Mentoring is your secret weapon in business.

Coaching and mentoring is a professional relationship where we provide guidance, support, and mentorship that helps you achieve your goals – whatever they may be.

Using our expertise and experience, we will work together to develop practical strategies and provide you with tips and tactics that you can implement to ensure your business thrives, not just survives.

Meet our team:

Jeremy Oughton

I’m Jeremy Oughton, and I am an experienced business consultant and leadership coach.

I began business coaching in 2018 because I realised I had a genuine passion for helping individuals and businesses achieve their full potential.

I have lived and worked all around the world and have been coaching and consulting long before starting EST: Executive Coaching and Mentoring. It was in 2018 that I decided to take my passion seriously and start achieving some of my own goals. I have worked in the leadership and development sector since 1994 and began to develop my own learning and development journey with MSc in Information Technology as the first step on my coaching and mentoring journey. I then completed a Master of Business Administration (MBA) qualification, before completing my Advanced Certification in Executive Coaching to focus on helping executives and leaders.

During my 30+ years in business, I have worked with a wide network of professionals, spanning the public and private sectors, to offer them specific, measurable, and actionable solutions so they can gain confidence, excel, and achieve their goals. 

But the most satisfying thing of all? Helping people achieve their goals while creating a healthy work-life balance. And in some cases, business leaders have finally been able to tip the scales so they can enjoy everything life has to offer – not just work.

Nick Olive

I’m Nick Olive, a highly experienced commercial leader who has held high-profile roles in major companies, including Grand Metropolitan, Burton, Dixons (now Currys),  General Electric and Nord Anglia Education.

I have a strategic and analytical mind complemented by a diverse range of business development, operations management, and communications skills and experience. 

Education and training has always been at the heart of my work. I have a proven track record of successfully leading change through impactful initiatives such as product development and improved service delivery to help UK schools and other skills and vocational organisations achieve growth. 

Some of my notable and recent achievements have been with organisations such as CfBT (now Education Development Trust), Nord Anglia Education, and the University of Warwick, to deliver market-oriented solutions through innovation in partnerships, technology design, and support leaders with a clear route to market.


I have a degree in Business Studies, a Level 6 Chartered Management Institute qualification, Six Sigma Green Belt Foundation, and hold practitioner level in Prince 2 and MSP (Managing Successful Programmes). I’m also a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and EFQM Trainer/Assessor which all combine to give me a wealth of expertise in coaching and mentoring other business leaders.

My passion for coaching and mentoring is rooted in my belief in the potential of others. Seeing others perform at their best and achieve their goals, whether as individuals or as part of a team, brings me real joy. I firmly believe in leading “from the back,” and focus on bringing teams together and providing support to foster collective achievements.

Working together

Successful coaching starts by creating a meaningful connection. We are empathetic and enjoy building genuine relationships with everyone we work with. From here, we are able to fully understand your business and end goals so we can map the journey you need to take to get there. 

During our discovery meeting, we will hone in on the things that matter most to you and your business. This gives us a clear understanding of your motivations and challenges and enables us to create your bespoke training plan.

Our laser-like focus means we are committed to supporting you every step of the way. We will share our proven strategies and techniques so you can protect what you already have and kick on to take your business to the next level.

The results?

A shot of confidence which means you can be brave, bold, and embrace every opportunity that comes your way. 

Get in touch today to schedule a consultation and start your transformational journey.

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EST offers premier executive coaching and training services, dedicated to enhancing leadership capabilities and organizational performance.

Leveraging proven strategies, we empower professionals to achieve their highest potential, fostering growth and driving success in today’s competitive business landscape.

EST is a leading specialist in executive coaching, dedicated to refining leadership capabilities, enhancing decision-making skills, and cultivating strategic vision.

Through personalized approaches, EST empowers top-tier professionals to achieve unparalleled excellence in their respective fields and drive organizational transformation.

Our business thrives on delivering unparalleled value in every engagement and fostering enduring relationships with our clients.

As a highly agile company, we consistently evolve and expand, driven by feedback from our valued partners