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Leading your leaders

To create better organisations and teams

How ready are you to:

Go from being busy to productive

Think differently


Act differently


Stop, Think, and Act again

Our clients work with us to gain:


Positive behavioural change

Energised staff with Improved morale and motivation

Enhanced corporate performance through greater resilience

Improved workforce cohesion

The ability to Identify weaknesses and develop strengths

Greater employee engagement and improved retention

Our clients are:


We work with aspiring leaders to turn them into the future leaders of your organisation


We work with established leaders to enhance their ability, capability and output



We challenge senior leadership teams to re-assess and re-evaluate your organisation’s direction


“What an amazing team, I have never had the opportunity to be involved in any team building or coaching. As I didn’t really know what I was letting myself in for I was subconsciously cautious about how I should be and what would be expected of me and my team however, I was completely myself and felt I could have a voice and engage in everything and not just sit back and watch. Stuart and Tom were brilliant, very engaging and knowledgeable, spoke when needed to, listened when needed to and encouraging throughout. I wasn’t sure how the course would go with my team as we have not all met before, but I would say it has made a huge difference for all of us.”

Jim Barnes – PicRights UK

“I have benefited immensely from Star Development UK’s coaching and commitment to helping me improve my performance and effectiveness in my professional capacity. Also, my focus on my personal life direction and goals. The one-to-one sessions are constructive and thought provoking, providing an opportunity for me to take a step back and assess the factors that I want to address, as well as helping me construct a plan to achieve these goals”.

Chris – Company Finance Director

“Star Development UK supported our company team building activities in late 2017. We not only benefited from their expertise in team building but were also fortunate to experience the personal touch they bring to their work. They were able to use their expertise to bring together a number of different characters and personalities, getting the best out of the individuals and also the collective group, bonding and developing the team. Star Development UK are top class performers who will add enormous benefit to any company they work with”.

Andrew Tarver – Founder at Jigsaw XYZ

“I experienced Stuart ability to use solid business coaching tools and techniques to help me identify personal goals to improve my life style. I particularly enjoyed the parallels between business and life style and the forgotten realization of how they travel hand in hand. Open and trustworthy with a very welcoming style, Stuart helped me to search for my answers in the right place.”

Stefano Mancini – Human Resources Director, Northern Europe & HR Business Partner Supply Chain EMEA

“Having Tom as my coach really helped me transition into my new role as CEO. Providing support and challenge, advice and signposting to tools, Tom has been key along my personal development journey. He enabled me to be brave, consider new ideas, find my feet (and confidence) – to be effective.”

Ruth Buchan FFRPS – Chief Executive Officer, Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire

“Over the past 4 years Tom has been one of the lead trainers for a project supporting the leadership development of junior consultants in a specialist area of cardiology. This project has consisted of ½ day 1:1 coaching sessions, training workshops and tele-coaching support. The feedback from the people he has coached and trained has been consistently excellent, and one of the clients involved in this project commented how Tom has a great ability to make the participants that he works with feel comfortable within minutes of meeting them.”

Andrew Waiton – Director at Andrew Waiton Consultancy services. (Formerly Marketing Director at Excel communications)

“I have had the pleasure of personally mentoring Tom for the last year. Whilst many people come to me with personal challenges, Tom has been 100% focused on me helping him with his business. This is great news for everyone that works with Tom because HIS BUSINESS IS PEOPLE! I look forward to watching Tom’s continued growth and undoubted success within the world of NLP.”

Dr. Richard Bandler – Co creator of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)

The Team

Stuart Waddington

Managing Director and Founder of Star Development UK 

Leadership and high performance coach

Host of the podcast – #Leadership – What’s on your mind?

Tom Phillips

Leadership and Management specialist

Business Development

Peter Anstiss

Honorary Teaching Fellow and Leader in Residence, Lancaster University Management School

Business Development

Damian Hughes

Professor of organisational psychology and change, International speaker, bestselling author and Co-Host on the High Performance Podcast.

Debra Cadman

HR Director supporting change and Coach using Thinking Environment ideology

Phil Quirk (Spain and UK)

Ex-Military and High Performance Coach

Ric Moylan

High Performance Coach

Heidi Bishop Maduhu

Passionate architect of world class inclusive leadership

Matt Larsson-Clifford (Sweden)

Leadership and wilderness expert

Our Speakers

Rory Underwood

Ex England international and RAF Fast Jet Pilot

Joe Foster

Founder of global sports brand, Reebok

Dawn Tolcher

MD of Tranmere Rovers FC

Sean O'Neil

CEO of the Adore Group running multiple successful businesses

Stephanie Romiszewski

Expert Sleep Physiologist and Founder of Sleepyhead Clinic

Dan Purvis

Retired gymnast – Olympic, World, European and commonwealth medalist

Molly and Jesse

Stars of the BBC documentary ‘CLIMBING BLIND’




United Kingdom

Carden Park, Chester, UK



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