Chris O'Connell

Chris O'Connell

NED and Business Coach

About Me

Work History:

A top billing recruiter at S3, I co-founded Timothy James Consulting in 2003. We grew the business to £25 million in annual turnover, 98 people, 3 offices and 14 industry awards within 9 years. Now, I help other recruitment agency owners do the same. Whether it’s an exit, an MBO, scaling or accelerating revenue, I work on vision execution, best process and harmonising your life with your work.

I enhance organisational culture, capability, values and relationships internally. Look at your business as an ecosystem, not people in jobs and understand their personal motivations and how to influence their behavior and performance. I believe thatr ecruitment is a people business, so understanding how to drive your people is critical to success.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Leadership Coaching and Development
  • Vision, Mission and Values
  • Get Fit for Scale and Sale MBO/MBI/M&A/Exit
  • Talent Acquisition, Onboarding and Induction
  • Career and Organisational Development
  • Business Development and Account Growth
  • Talent Management, Retention & Development
  • Robust Value Propositions and Marketing Strategies
  • Marketing and Branding
  • Back Office and Cash Collection Process
  • Chair Board Meetings and Formulate Board Packs
  • Sales Training
  • Market Mapping and Business Planning


I'm a huge Spurs fan! Walking, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, keeping fit, podcasts - including my own, and the best of all my two beautiful boys! 

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