Stuart Haden

Stuart Haden

Stuart is a learning and development specialist with 21 years experience and particular expertise in teams, leadership and coaching.

He discovered his passion for developing people when managing an outdoor activity centre in Wales for 8 years – facilitating outdoor management and leadership programmes with clients from all sectors.

He places authenticity at the heart of his work and recognises that initiatives should be based on sound research that can lead to innovation.

After 2 years working overseas Stuart has spent the last 11 years based in London, working in broadcasting with QVC The Shopping Channel and retail with J Sainsbury and Selfridges & Co, where he held various Management Development roles.

In 2005 Stuart founded Storm Beach Learning & Development Ltd, based in London and South Wales.

In 2006 he graduated from London South Bank University with an MSc in Human Resources & Development. Stuart specialised in management development, consulting and chose the already familiar topic of coaching for his dissertation, entitled ‘What is the Impact of Developing Internal Coaches?’

Specialist areas

Energy – everything that exists is energy vibrating at different frequencies. Thus we are all connected to each other through this energy flow; life’s purpose, vitality, authenticity, impact, resilience and spread of energy over time.

Authentic leadership – in this relatively recent arena programmes explore how individuals become attuned with their core values and develop fundamental individuality.

Team development – unique sessions that provide a choice of content for participants, thus placing the ownership for learning with the participants.

Coaching development – embedding a coaching culture by developing strategy, process, evaluation and behavioural change. 1:1 coaching and programmes that are aimed at managers developing as coaches and mentors within the organisation.


Completed Foundation Course in Performance Coaching, delivered by Cedar June 2009, AC recognised.

Licensed to deliver MBTI and Energy Diamond tools.

Experienced Open Space Technology, World Cafe and NVC facilitator.

Sample clients Allied Irish Bank, Bishop Fleming Chartered Accountants, Business in the Community, Carebase, Freemantle Media, Hypo Public Finance Bank, Lloyds Group, Public Service Management Wales, The Lawn Tennis Association, National Trust & NHS Wandsworth.

Personal Stuart has represented Wales in hockey and has played rugby and tennis up to county level. Nowadays his sporting passions revolve around mountaineering and ultra marathons. Stuart enjoys a busy family life, reading and travel.