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Matt Lanfear, PhD is a sparring-partner to executives leading major business transformation and change management initiatives. He helps leaders of organizations operating in volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) business environments to increase leadership effectiveness and build high-performing teams through executive coaching.

Matt brings perspectives from diverse leadership experience across multiple industries. His clients are typically international executives within multinational companies with a mandate for driving change within their organization, as well as entrepreneurs leading rapidly-scaling companies.

Accelerating Leadership Growth

Coaching for entrepreneurs and executives to increase leadership effectiveness using the acclaimed Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching approach.

Building High-Performing Teams

Team coaching to support executives and entrepreneurs in building effective and coherent teams when rapidly-scaling your organisation.

Developing Mental Toughness

Coaching for individuals and groups to help increase performance, positive behaviour, wellbeing and aspirations through developing their mindset.

Professional Experience

As a finance professional with over 25 years of experience in financial and management roles in international organizations, Matt has deep insights into how leadership decisions are translated into tangible results that impact the operational, financial and leadership performance of an organization.

As an Executive Coach, Matt focuses on accelerating leadership growth for individual executives and management teams in organizations undergoing massive change: either innovation-driven, high-growth entrepreneurial organizations, or multinational companies undertaking major business transformation and change management programs. Such organizational change includes: transitioning to Agile ways of working; business expansion through mergers and acquisitions (M&A); restructuring and company turnaround; and offshoring and outsourcing operations.

Matt coaches entrepreneurs and executives operating in volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) business environments to increase individual and organizational performance, resilience and wellbeing through developing mental toughness.

Originally from the U.K., Matt has lived and worked in Switzerland since the mid-1990’s. Matt has held management roles in a leading “Big 4” Professional Services firm in London and Zürich, and Swiss-based multinational companies in the Technology, Agribusiness and Financial Services industries. His coaching clients typically hold senior positions within the Financial Services industry and technology-driven organizations.


An experienced international executive coach, Matt has certifications and accreditations from recognized global executive coaching organizations, including:

  • Certified Global Leadership and Team Coach by Global Coach Group
  • Certified Coach by Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching
  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC) by the International Coach Federation (ICF)
  • Systemic Team Coaching® Certificate by the Academy of Executive Coaching, Switzerland
  • Mental Toughness Questionnaire (MTQ) Licensed User by AQR International, U.K.
  • Solution-Focused Coaching in Organizations (ICF Accredited Coach Training Program) by SolutionsAcademy, Germany

How We Communicate

Executive Coaching, either face-to-face in-person, or virtually via ZOOM.

Some clients prefer face-to-face coaching. However, many find that remote coaching from the comfort and privacy of their office or home to be extremely convenient and as effective as face-to-face coaching.

Trusted, Professional, Confidential

As a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), I adhere to their leading professional and ethical standards for coaching. Details of the ICF Code of Ethics are available here.

Contact me

Book your complimentary 30-minute online Discovery Call via ZOOM to explore how executive coaching can support you in your leadership growth.

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