Laurence S. Lyons, Ph.D.
Founding Director, The Metacorp Group
Laurence is the founding director of The Metacorp Group. He is an accomplished executive coach, consultant, public speaker, and author, as well as a leading authority on organizational transformation. His thirty years' experience includes senior line and staff management positions in organizations of all sizes.
Laurence provides consultancy in business strategy and organizational change & development to clients in all sectors. Laurence 's executive coaching and consulting career extends over fifteen years and includes many blue-chip and multinational clients, such as British Airways, Unilever, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, British Broadcasting Corporation, WH Smith, MediaOne, Bank of England, Oracle, Dresser Industries, EDS, and Deutsche Bank.
While leading consultant relations at Digital Equipment in the UK, Laurence has worked at partner level with all the major consultancies. Many of Laurence's personal coaching clients are to be found in Who's Who. He has chaired and presented at conferences on consulting and coaching at the Institute of Directors, the Confederation of British Industry, and the Strategic Planning Society. In the early 1990s, Laurence pioneered the "strategic cell development," an approach that rapidly accelerates the development of managers and leaders.
Laurence holds a Ph.D. in organizational analysis and an MSc in management from Brunel University. He is a member of several professional bodies and a member of associate faculty at Henley Management College, Oxfordshire, England, where he is Director of Research of the Future Work Forum. He is also a member of the Peter F. Drucker Thought Leaders’ Forum and a member of the International Advisory Committee of the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches WABC.
Laurence has appeared in such diverse publications as The Times, Computing, the LA Times, The Journal of the Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and Practical Training. He has appeared in British Airways Business Life magazine and has been interviewed on BBC National Radio 4.