Edward Lamont is Co-founder and Senior Partner of Next Action Associates. His professional background is in executive coaching and training, and he has over 20 years of experience in the areas of leadership, productivity, and motivation. He began his coaching career in outplacement and life/work design, and also has experience in training facilitators, delivering presentation skills master classes, and enhancing performance in individuals and organizations through application of the principles of cognitive psychology.
Prior to moving into consulting, he worked for seven years in commodities, and during that time set up a successful gasoline components broking business for an international brokerage firm based in London.
Edward brings a strong sensitivity to the business needs of his clients from previous work as a commodities broker, and as the manager of a highly successful new products development team for a fast growing information services company. Having lived and worked in five cultures, he brings a flexible, multi-lingual approach to his work with global organizations. He graduated as a student of distinction with a degree in foreign languages (German and French), and did post-graduate work in physical theatre in Paris.
Over the last several years, Edward has worked for Siemens, KPMG, Capital One, Halliburton, and ABN Amro, where he has worked at board level on a variety of change initiatives. Other clients have included Cisco Systems, Barclays Bank, British Telecom, KLM Airlines, Marks & Spencer, Axa Insurance, and The Children’s Society.
Edward is certified by the David Allen Company as a coach and trainer in Getting Things Done (GTD), the leading approach to productivity enhancement for individuals and teams.
Edward is also a certified MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) trainer, qualified to professionally administer and interpret the MBTI assessment.
Edward has been an occasional contributor of features to the Financial Times and other newspapers, is an avid swimmer, occasional surfer and reads extensively both in his field and on human development.