Darren Stevens

Darren is an excellent developer of people, facilitator, mentor and Coach. But his modesty prevents him from saying it here…

Darren is passionate about Vertical Development! His recent clients range from working closely with a London-based university on their MBA programme to various NHS divisions; HSBC bank; Spaldings, Lincoln; many medium sized businesses, retail outlets; energy companies and more. Whether delivering a one-off workshop or designing an innovative management development programme, Darren delivers with understanding, enthusiasm and passion, and truly believes that development is about creation, not consumption.

His main personal aim is to remove himself from the Development process in order to make the experience as “clean” as possible for the client. This ethos is extended to his PhD which involves the creation of the Thinking Quotient™ as a clean profile system.

Finally, he enjoys running, golf and also teaches a Chinese martial art, which he’s been doing for over 25 years. Oh, and his family…


He is two years into a full-time research degree with Coventry University, and will run his consultancy along side his research, pulling from client profiles to aid in the research. His academic and professional qualifications include an BA (Hons) Degree in Business Management; an MSc Degree in Psychology; NLP Practitioner and Master Practitioner; Identity Compass Profile Training; Six Sigma Green Belt; Facilitation Training via GE’s University; LEAN Process training via GEU; Diploma in Business Coaching; Diploma in Personal Coaching; Clean Language Methods and more.

2016 – Present
University of Coventry
– PhD in Neuroscience and Behavioural Sciences:
“A Look at the differences in thinking styles of Post-Graduate research students to understand if there is a common theme in their Thinking Preferences.”

University of Coventry – Masters by Research in Occupational Psychology
“A Look at the differences in thinking styles of Post-Graduate research students to understand if there is a common theme in their Thinking Preferences.”

Open University: BSc (Hons) Psychology and Human Behaviour

University of Hertfordshire: BA (Hons) Business Studies and Psychology of the Workforce


2012 – Present: Coventry University London
MBA High Flyers Programme – created and instigated the programme.

Gables Consultancy Ltd: Developing Leaders and Teams. Four Leaders Programme and more.
Developing the Thinking Quotient™ profile system.
Working with a number of clients, including the University of Coventry (London), Spaldings (UK) Ltd, NHS Nottingham, HSBC, NHS Lincoln, SME Startups and more…

2000 – 2005
General Electric; Service Delivery Manager

In organisations, it is important to surround yourself with people who compliment you, not just who imitate your thinking, as opposites are often more useful in decision-making. Someone who looks for details when you are unable to is a complimentary style. Two “big picture” people would not work well in an accounts team! Also, It’s always useful to have a Devil’s Advocate, but one who is intelligent in their objections and not a hindrance to growth.