Welcome to Morgan James Consulting

We recognise that 21st Century leaders are facing greater commercial pressures than at any time in history. Finding the balance between inspiring people; protecting profits; beating competitors and adapting to a continuously changing environment is a fine balancing act.

And this is where our team of  hand-picked specialists come in. Their laser-sharp insight and experience of helping to grow leaders in almost every industry puts them in a perfect position to help you. Collectively they have over 300 years of experience in the fields of: leadership; behavioural psychology; executive coaching; cultural change; mergers and acquisitions; finance; HR and talent management; project management; PR and communications. Our development programs are regularly described as:  “highly interactive”, “results driven” and “life changing.”

Our values led approach means that we are continually challenging ourselves and each other to bring new innovations to the table, whilst building on the foundation stones of sound leadership theory to help our clients to build stronger teams and more successful businesses.

Mission, Vision and Values

To help every client to find purpose in what they do, whilst helping them to develop the skills, behaviours and attributes to consistently deliver exceptional performance.

To build on our global reputation for helping business leaders and managers to break through their emotional, behavioural and tactical boundaries and achieve outstanding results.

Honesty and integrity
Positive change can only occur if both parties are focussed and committed to delivering results. If we can’t help, we’ll tell you and will recommend others who have the expertise you need.

Passion for giving the best and being the best
We are incredibly proud to work with a global network of experts in a wide range of fields. We love what we do and are passionate about helping you to reach your potential. If you want more of the same, or, to paraphrase Henry Ford, “just a slightly faster horse”, don’t book us.

Supporting and challenging those we work with
We recognise change can be difficult so we’ll support you through the process and challenge you to stretch and grow. We will challenge you to become the disrupter rather than ‘the disrupted’ in a changing world.

Providing the tools for significant and lasting change
Curiosity and ingenuity are part of our DNA. Our commitment is to share our knowledge and tools to help you to grow.

Having fun in everything we do
The average 35 year old will spend another 65,000 hours in work. We believe that fun and fulfilment should be at the heart of everyone’s working life. At Morgan James, if we’re not having fun, the likelihood is, neither are our clients!

Our Experts

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Lily Newman

Founder and Behavioural Strategist
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Rachel Roberts

Office Manager and PA to the Managing Director
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Nik Hynes

Growth Partner
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William Seabrook

Brand Strategist
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Dr Ann Mulhaney

Leadership Development and Organisational Change Specialist
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Martyn Corfield

Business Performance Improvement Specialist
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Jess Carter

Communications Specialist

Bren Hutchinson

Finance and Business Change Strategist

Paul Miller

Senior Associate & Creative Lead

Martin Nolan

Executive Leadership Coach

Stephanie Davies

Behavioural Psychologist

David Bartholomew

Project and Program Management Professional

Elizabeth Soehren

Senior Associate and Behavioural Specialist

Matt Aistrup

Creative Advisor and Business Actor

Through our work with leaders of all shapes and sizes, we’ve long recognised that one of the biggest challenges we have to overcome in business and in life is getting rid of those scripts that tell us we’re not,

“….clever enough, organised enough, funny enough, intelligent enough, wealthy enough or ‘anything’ enough to achieve what we feel we really could, if only we had the chance!”

Many of us have the tendency to repeat those lifelong (and life-limiting) scripts in our heads that stop us from: stepping out and taking on a new challenge or going for a promotion; taking our businesses to the next level; letting go of the past, to the extent that it threatens our present or future happiness.

Our Clients, Associates and Partners

These are just some of the clients, associates and partners we have worked with over the years.



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The structure of the Effective Managers Programme delivered by Morgan James has helped me to be conscious of my behaviours, given me lots of ideas to take away to implement within my team and the business. I feel much more confident now around making decisions, dealing with difficult conversations and I’ve really become more conscious around my delegation skills, something I need to keep developing as my team and the business grows.
_Hayley Kenyon DipPFS,Head of Wealth Management, Hilltop Finance
Strategic Leaders should be mandatory for every emerging leader. Under the exceptional tutorage of Lily Newman and her team of highly skilled and devoted associates, the level, diversity and depth of, not just theory, but supervised practical application of all the elements required to be an effective leader is unsurpassed. Over the course duration, you experience a greater sense of self, whilst building a lifelong bond with other leaders on the course from various backgrounds and experiences. The course has transformed our thinking, actions and outcomes, to which much of our future shall be in part determined by what we learnt here today.
_Jay Allen,Founder, My True North
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I thoroughly enjoyed the Effective Managers Programme with Morgan James Consulting. It was engaging, thought provoking, and has helped me in my management of myself and others. I learnt a lot regarding delegation and dealing with difficult conversations with team members. Being relatively new to managing people, I found the training invaluable.

_Ed Robinson,Associate, Civic Engineers

My work with Lily was truly beneficial giving me time, space, and a brilliant coach, to help me reflect on what was important in my life and work. Lily pushed me to consider issues which were uncomfortable at times but which I needed to address – and to reflect on my skills and talents and how I was applying them. Overall, it has a great experience.

_Simon Nokes,Executive Director Policy & Strategy, GMCA
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JDA have been fortunate enough to be involved in one of Morgan James Growth Group for the last 12 months – it has been transformational. Whilst a change of mindset is required to open up to a group of people outside of your business, once there the sessions become hugely beneficial not only to me as a Director but to the company as a whole. Rarely are you held to account in such a supportive and positive way but with an excellent chair in Lily herself. The sessions combine the best practice of some key note speakers with the open and inclusive personal sessions that set the tone for JDA’s future growth.

_Rob Henderson,Director, JDA Architects
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I have worked with Lily for 5 years following the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Growth Programme, where Lily was one of the executive associates delivering the leadership elements of the course. Following the brilliant programme, a handful of business owners wanted to continue our development and hold ourselves accountable to the plans we’d put in place. Lily developed and delivers a Growth Springboard Group which has been the perfect vehicle in which we continue our development as business leaders, in an open, trusting and challenging environment – it provides the environment in which you can push yourselves with respected peers and an even better coach. Without this group, I have no doubt at all, urbanbubble would not succeeded in growing its revenue base X 10 and becoming a national provider in what we do.

_Michael Howard,Managing Director, Urban Bubble
The Social

I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed yesterday’s session. This was a real ‘gestalt moment’ of a day for me yesterday. Peter’s landing of his session on corporate governance was absolutely spot on. The perfect balance of education and inspiration. Elizabeth’s session on Emotional Intelligence was equally fabulous and has already helped me today. The perceptual positioning exercise was timely and invaluable and has already given me success with a member of my team today! Thank you to you two wonderful ladies (Elizabeth and Lily) and your fantastic team. I’m thrilled to be learning from you as I move through this stage of my professional journey.

_Diana MacCarthy,Director, Social

I just want to thank you wholeheartedly for the support you’ve given me over the past 9 months. I really feel like I have a much rounder understanding of who I am as a leader and have learnt so many techniques for improving my ability to consider and involve others. You have played an instrumental part in supporting me through a particularly challenging time and have helped me to develop a level of resilience I never thought possible. I genuinely believe my sessions with you have played a huge part in getting me through one of the toughest experiences in my career. You have such an ability to re-focus and help me to step outside the situation and see things so much more clearly. Lily, you truly are a wonderful coach and human being!

_Senior Manager,Innovative Alliance

I was fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Lily as part of the syllabus of the Goldman Sachs 10KSB course covering Leadership, People and Growth.  The tools, guidance and insight she provided changed my game and improved my skills in these areas no-end, it has also helped develop the skills of other people within our business. It has given us absolute clarity on what we needed to do to build our business around our people and given us the ability to grow the great culture we had even further. From the very start I just felt that Lily was genuine, her style is truly engaging and her techniques and style keep you engaged and smiling throughout.

_Philip Marsden,Director, Vetrix
The Social

I graduated from her Strategic Leaders Programme last year and have absolutely loved every second of it. It’s definitely provided me with exactly what I needed - the perfect balance between support and challenge. The thing that makes this course stand out from the rest is everything is geared towards the practical application of the leadership learning back into your business. As a result, we’ve re-branded, re-structured and have a new strategy that has underpinned our growth and success over the past 18 months. If you’re considering investing in this course I would say ‘do it!’ ... I know it’s an investment you won’t regret.

_John Quinton-Barber,CEO, Social