"Leaving the security of a Corporate Multinational should have felt scary but instead it was exciting!".

Chris Barclay recalls the moment when living in Singapore, he decided to move home to the North East and start the coaching company he had been planning in his head for years.

Evolve8 Coaching begin their start up business adventure this week at the Northumbrian Water Innovation Festival in Newcastle Racecourse. Chris will share thoughts on 3 of the event big themes – Customers as Fans for Life, Future of Transport & Creating the Perfect Water Company.

As Chris explained, "While the topics are all different, they have key elements in common - they are all about us and our needs (as customers) & they all require creativity & innovation to be successful".

Evolve8 Coaching aim to help companies strengthen their Capability & Culture by investing in Happy & Productive People. "Our approach is different, we want to really understand the opportunities and challenges our clients face. Then our expert coaches from different sectors will design and deliver bespoke training programs. Many off the shelf trainings, sadly, miss what the clients really need to make a positive difference. We want every client to get the right tools & know how to help their business".

Chris Barclay is a globally accomplished Research & Development (R&D) manager and his Procter & Gamble career brought him to the North East and several locations in Asia. Throughout his career with global consumer goods giant Procter and Gamble, Chris led innovation on world leading brands including Ariel, Bold, Tide, Fairy, Vidal Sassoon & SKII.

"20+ Years in global R&D taught me the huge value of bringing together different expertise to create innovative competitive advantage. This is why, Evolve8 Coaching is a team of expert coaches from different sectors – from fashion design, corporate R&D to policing and sports and even magic. In addition to help businesses succeed in competitive global markets, we have built our experiences of living and working in Asia into our services".

The Evolve8 Coaching team believe work and life should be full of possibilities and fun, as the flying Tortoise on their Homepage might suggest. "We believe with the right tools and help anything is possible."

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