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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Martyn Corfield

Business Performance Improvement Specialist
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Jess Carter

Communications Specialist

Paul Miller

Senior Associate & Creative Lead

Bren Hutchinson

Finance and Business Change Strategist

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

Paul Reynolds

Management Programs Director

Michael Newman

Senior Leadership and Change Consultant

Karen Knight

HR and Organisational Change Expert

Dr Maeve Lankford

Human Potential Specialist

Nicola Jackson

Change Management & Executive Coaching Associate

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.



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
The program that Morgan James developed, specifically for our business, team and way of working, was exceptional. Our assigned facilitator Michael was brilliant - he helped us to quickly gel as a team, allowing us to challenge each other in a safe environment. The Step into Management program, delivered by Lily and Paul, was a perfect fit for their needs and was tailored for our business. The delivery of the program was, again, excellent, the growth and development of all the mangers has been a huge success. Working with Morgan James has enabled me to develop a team that can run the business, leaving me to move away from day to day operations and concentrate on the future. I can’t recommend working with Morgan James highly enough. They were a key part of our jigsaw, enabling us as a team to believe in our Vision and turn the business around.
_Rob Moulds,Managing Director, Wartsila Valves
Whether you are a natural or otherwise, there is so much more to effective leadership than what you assume will make a team successful. Once the Strategic Leaders facilitator team have stripped away your pre-conceptions and bad habits and you accept what you don’t know, you can start on a path towards real improvement of yourself and your team. It’s hard, it's challenging but it’s absolutely worth it.
_Terence Hastie,Director, LRL Ltd
She's far too pretty and skinny. If she wasn't so ******* lovely, you'd have her put in a box. Seriously you can trust Lily to deliver the best. She's bloody brilliant at what she does.
_Jo Brand,Comedian, Television Presenter, Author
Lily was delivering the leadership elements of the Goldman Sachs 10KSB programme when I met her. Consequently, when I graduated, along with others on the cohort, Lily offered us a continued learning experience via her ‘Growth Springboard’ Program. Three years on, myself and 5 other business leaders meet regularly, share our challenges (and solutions) and study best business practice, all facilitated by Lily. She is knowledgeable, challenging and has access to a myriad of business experts who support her in delivering Growth Springboard. Being part of this group has had a huge impact on my business and has given me exactly what I need, particularly during tough times. If you’re a business owner or a Managing Director and would like to make your business more enjoyable and more successful, I totally recommend you speak to Lily about joining a Growth Springboard Group.
_Rob Lomax,CEO, LRL Ltd
We have been working with Lily on the Growth Springboard Program for almost 3 years now. We are a group of 6 business owners who all challenge & support each-other, and hold each-other accountable…thus preventing us from falling back into our comfort zones after the Goldman Sachs 10KSB course. We trust each-other implicitly & all feel that this is an essential part of our business…highly recommended!
_Punk Takiar,CEO, Luxome
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I cannot praise the Step into Management course highly enough. Excellent coaches, delivery and content which challenges and inspires you to reflect and develop. Building on skills you already possess and nurturing skills that are newly acquired. Application of these skills is key and the activities set beyond the sessions take you outside your comfort zone, motivating you and ensuring continuous personal development, whilst growing and involving your team. Fantastic!
_Andrea Alexander,EASL