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Sam Robertson

Sam Robertson

Consultant & Coach

Professional Background

  • Over 20 years experience in Senior Leadership, Sales Management, Marketing and a variety of senior HR roles in FMCG and Financial Services.

  • Recent roles include Head of HR in Lloyds Banking Group and Head of Organisation Effectiveness and Executive Resourcing for a Division of 11K colleagues over 30 countries.

  • Independant Consulting experience over the last few years ranges from Executive Coaching in multinational organisations to HR consultancy in organisations in both the public and private sector.

  • Sam sits on the Board of Trustees for University of the West of Scotland’s Student Association (SAUWS)


Coaching Experience

  • Sam has been coaching leaders and teams for the past 15 years both internally whilst at Lloyds and previously at Safeway plc and externally with clients from a broad range of organisations in recent years. 

  • Recent coaching examples include coaching Board Members on their personal development plans following 360 Feedback and Personality / Psychometric test outcomes and team effectiveness consultation and coaching

  • Best successes as a Coach: Coaching senior teams to work more effectively together utilizing personal insights and feedback tools. Coaching a newly promoted senior leader on how to make an instant impact whilst using MBTI to increase self awareness and focusing on leadership and communication styles.

  • Testimonials include: “Sam is one of the most talented coaches that I have worked with… She is an exceptional HR professional who has a gift of helping you and your team formulate your ideas and suggestions into relevant strategies... Sam’s drive, energy and enthusiasm rubs off on anyone she meets” Alan Greenshields, Retail Director Greggs Plc    “Sam was a tremendous support to me …She was committed, insightful and became a trusted counsel to myself and a number of the board members… (and has) a commercial approach to HR and Organisation Effectiveness; always seeking a pragmatic and business focused solution to challenges” Hugh McKay, Non Executive Director of The Scottish Executive and Former Director of HR, Lloyds Banking Group Commercial Division.


3 words that have been used to describe Sam as a Coach

  • Engaging

  • Insightful

  • Pragmatic


Training & Qualifications Relevant to Coaching

  • Business degree (Marketing) from Strathclyde University

  • Qualified Executive Coach  - Lane 4 Advanced Coaching Accreditation, (Middlesex University)

  • CIPD Advanced Certificate in Coaching & Mentoring (Oxford Brookes University)  

  • Qualified in coaching tools including MBTI step 1&2, 16Pf5, NEO PIR, Firo(elements) B, Emotional Intelligence & Hogan