Brian Guest

"Brian is a rare guide and wise co-explorer. He is simply an outstanding person to have walking by your side"

Executive Dean of High-ranking Global Business School

"Brian Guest is able to use his insights about people from his international experience to great advantage in his coaching. He has a natural curiosity in people and what motivates them, which combined with a strong intellect and creativity make him an ideal coach."

Chris B., MD, Mars Inc


Brian Guest, operating through his company, Thrive Careers Ltd, specializes in leadership development coaching for senior executives and high potential managers as well as consulting and speaking services primarily for international businesses and financial services corporations.

Brian spent twenty seven years working in a broad range of financial and general management roles in the financial services industry, including working in 25 countries on 4 continents and being a respected CEO of a US$500mn, 1,500 employee insurance business with regional accountability for businesses over US$1bn sales. He has worked as an independent coach for 8 years, supporting over 350 executives from 22 nationalities including CEOs, senior directors and high potential managers.

In the present global climate, businesses and their leaders more than ever need experienced international coaches and consultants who can strengthen leadership to the benefit of all stakeholders. His breadth of experience in international financial services and executive coaching enable him to support executives to make lasting and high impact improvements in their own leadership within a short time frame.

Brian is able to add value to businesses and develop its leaders through the following services:

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