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Stephen Fortune

"I ran my first 1km at aged 45 and last year completed my 5th Ironman event!"

What specific skills do you bring to the Blue Gnu team?

Deep democracy through my team facilitation; Business acumen having been responsible for large P&Ls; Leadership Skills having led Senior European teams; Change management having led global transformation projects. Cross cultural working having lived in and managed people from across the world. Communication skills – my passion and the one area that can completely transform a relationship. Finally, Coaching skills to go future focused and unleash the individual and team.

What is your passion and mission?
Why do you do what you do?

To challenge and support people to feel inspired, to feel safe and to love coming to work.

What qualifications do you bring to the Blue Gnu team?

MBA; ICF Coach; ORSC Trained (team coaching); Insights Discovery; MBTI; Motivational Maps; Strengthscope; Creating Change through Dialogue; Ashridge Consulting for Change.

What is the most interesting Blue Gnu project you've worked on?​​

HRD Transformation Project. Coaching large team of HRDs across Europe to work effectively as a team to support the business in large transformation project.

Who would your dream client be and why?

I’d love to Coach the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI). It is the world governing body of cycling. That would be great fun!

What do our clients have to say about working with Stephen?

What does your Insights Discovery profile say about you?

Stephen needs work that makes use of his strongly creative drive.

Stephen's concern for the well-being of people around him makes him especially sensitive to an individual's personal needs.

Stephen takes a personal approach to living, assessing events through the personal values and ideals which govern his life.

What are your top 3 motivators?

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 For me, Searcher is making a difference to those I coach. So they in turn positively impact those around them, whether that be team members or their family and loved ones

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Expert for me is being in the ‘flow’ whether that be learning something new, sharing and idea or just being present, asking a question and shutting up and listening!

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My spirit enables me to follow my love of self-directed learning, to challenge organisational norms with curiosity and without judgement, and to have fun!

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