Designing and delivering leadership programmes for 20 plus years. We work with public, private and third sector organisations, teams and individuals.

About Us

Our Director, Richard, used to be a navigator in the Royal Air Force flying Chinook helicopters. Now he’s a navigator in leadership development – helping organisations and individuals get from A to B.

How do we do this?

Through Leadership Development, Coaching, Facilitation and Speaking.

We are drawn to organisations like yours that have a clear sense of purpose and where making a difference is important.

You want your organisation to be the best and for the people you employ to have that same hunger for growth and development.

As strategic thinkers and enablers we are adept at nurturing innovative approaches with a ‘hands-on’ approach to inspire and support you through all your development needs.

Reach your true potential

We will work with you as part of your team to consistently deliver results – working collaboratively to pass on skill and experience to help you develop and reach your true potential, enabling you to reduce mistakes and take advantage of more opportunities at speed.

About You

  • You’re busy, you’re a leader, you’re dealing with change in a complex environment.
  • You know that good leadership is key to achieving the outcomes you need.
  • You want your team and organisation to be the best and for the people you employ to have that same hunger for performance, growth and development.

So where do we fit in?

Our approach can help organisations like yours that have a clear sense of purpose and where making a difference is important. Recent briefs we have delivered include:

  • Make my team a high performing leadership team that can lead the organisation through collaboration and new alliance initiatives.
  • Transform the business from an underperforming, medium sized SME into a sustainable operation realising an ambitious growth agenda.
  • Review, update and re-design the suite of leadership development offerings your navigator is a method that nurtures innovative solutions with a ‘hands-on’ approach when required to inspire and support you through your performance journey.

We work with you as part of your team to deliver results

Working collaboratively we use our skills and experience to realise and empower your potential.

To find out more and discover what we can accomplish together contact us.

Richard Cartlidge - Navigator

Director, Navigator (Performance Solutions Consulting Ltd).
Leadership Consultant, Executive Coach, Facilitator, Speaker, Author.

Richard is a leadership development consultant and executive coach who gets individuals and organisations from A to B.

Richard spent 16 years in the Royal Air Force as a Chinook helicopter navigator during which time he was selected, among other missions, to lead the first operational Chinooks into Afghanistan following 9/11. He was also responsible for the team who trained and equipped the flight commanders commissioning c.600 new officers into the Royal Air Force every year.

Richard’s military pedigree gives him credible insight into the importance of delivery under intense operational pressures. For more than 15 years Richard has been responsible for consulting on and delivering leadership solutions across both the public and private sectors.

He is adept at working with Board members and Senior Executives at a 1:1 level, with their teams and facilitating corporate gatherings of up to several hundred delegates. His solutions and interventions have resulted in £Ms of savings, increased performance levels and enhanced well-being and morale.

Richard is an Professional Certified Coach (PCC) accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF). He has a Masters in Research in Leaderships Studies (Exeter) and an MBA (Open).

Recognised for his masterful facilitation skills Richard is a practitioner in Myers Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI), Insights Discovery, Strength Deployment Inventory (SDI), Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and FIRO Element B.

In his book ‘Your navigator’, Richard shares some of the adventures from his military flying career that forged his own understanding of what makes a difference in leadership.  He asks inspiring and provocative questions that point you in the right direction towards realising your own brilliant leadership.

‘Your navigator’ book is available from Amazon:

Paperback:      https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1793865655

Kindle:             https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07NDLSRY9

Richard lives in Cheltenham and enjoys hill-walking, ski-ing, kayaking and occasionally sailing. He is also a Board Member of WorldShare: www.worldshare.org.uk