About me

Ian Mercer
Accredited Executive Coach
MSc, MA (Cantab), MCIPD, PGCE, CEng, MIET

I am a Sussex-based Executive Coach working with managers in SMEs, and I believe that Executive Coaching is a very powerful tool that should be available to anyone in an organisation.


(SMEs - Small to Medium sized Enterprises)

I have held senior management roles in a wide range of industries which provides a solid foundation for my coaching of people in similar roles.


I have a Masters in organisational development, and a further qualification in executive coaching and leadership and have been coaching for over 10 years.


I have a wealth of knowledge in group dynamics and personal behaviours that helps me to understand and explore organisations, teams and individuals.

Many years ago, I found myself being drawn towards helping people learn - about the world around them, but also about themselves. This desire to help has influenced my career choices and remains my primary motivator.

This has been supported by my life experiences as a husband, step-father and, most recently, grandfather. All of which has helped me to appreciate the value of humility and fairness and develop an increasing ability to accept change and ambiguity. I believe this provides me with a solid foundation from which to help others.

A wealth of experience...

  • Electronic design
  • Software design
  • Sec school teacher (science and IT)
  • Adult education
  • Corporate learning and development
  • Systems analyst
  • User interface design
  • Innovative learning technologies
  • Senior manager
  • Accredited Executive Coach
  • Mentor for BAME aspiring leaders
  • Coach supervisor
  • HR generalist
  • Strategic business advisor
  • Project Manager
  • Financial services compliance
  • Group facilitator
  • Bereavement help point volunteer
  • Death cafe facilitator
  • and steam locomotive restoration!
  • Large organisations
  • Microbusinesses
  • Self-employed


  • Commercial
  • Public sector
  • Voluntary


  • Engineering
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Financial services
  • Charities


  • Executive Coaching and Leadership Mentoring (ILM level 7)
  • MSc in People and Organisational Development (Roffey Park)
  • Degree in Engineering (King's College, Cambridge)
  • PGCE (Science, secondary school)
  • A-levels (Physics, Chemistry, Maths)
Association for Coaching
Institution of Engineering and Technology
Chartered Engineer
Association of Professional Compliance Consultants
MGAA Supplier
Gatwick Diamond Business
Print | Sitemap
© 2024 Merceric Limited