Our people are all practitioners of many years' standing who have learned for themselves how to work effectively and efficiently in times of change, challenge and diminishing resources.


Ian Mitchell and Siân Lumsden:

Siân has spent a career developing executive and emerging leaders in both public and private sectors whilst Ian has worked at executive level in the financial sector for over 30 years. Together we have developed a suite of systemic interventions focused on delivering measurable improvement in organisational effectiveness.


Ian Mitchell MA, PGCert Coach Supervision  FLIM | Executive & Team Coach, Transition Partner, Coach Supervisor and Coach Trainer

Ian holds both a MA in ‘Coaching Leaders through Transition and Change’ (from which has evolved our Team Effectiveness coaching model and diagnostic tools) and a PG Certificate in Coach Supervision from the University of Chester; and is both a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management and Association of Coaching (AC) accredited coach.

Formerly Managing Director at Deloitte Pensions, Dublin, Ian has wide experience of leading teams in an organisational setting, combining this with his coaching and mentoring expertise to bring a systemic focus to his work.


Siân Lumsden PGCert Business and Personal Coaching | Executive & Team Coach, Coaching Culture Consultant and Coach Trainer

Siân holds a PG Certificate in Business, Personal and Executive Coaching from the University of Chester and is a Qualified Team Coach (Barefoot Coaching).

Creator of our Connectivity Individual and Team Coaching tool, Siân has over 20 years’ experience in coaching within organisations, helping individuals and teams to perform to their maximum capability within their working environment and to help those around them to perform to theirs. Her work is underpinned by a deep understanding of how human personality can affect workplace behaviour.



Lead Tutors: Organisational Coaching and Mentoring Award

We’re incredibly proud of the fact that (clockwise) Claire Davey, John Perry, John Blakey and Simon Western are the lead tutors on our ILM Level 7 Diploma in Executive Coaching and Mentoring programme.  They are amongst the leading academics and practitioners working within the field of coaching and mentoring, and each of them presents a different, yet complementary, day of insight, inspiration, and mentoring to those of us who are privileged to be in the room.

You can find out more about them, their work – and indeed the programme itself – by clicking here

For more information about enrolling on this programme please contact andrew@eighty20focus.com



Eighty20 Focus team

As a firm we have learned to locate ourselves firmly within the boundaries of our core values, and our talented people are committed to sharing those values and to engaging with us in supporting our clients’ senior leaders and their teams.

Drawn from a wide range of professional backgrounds we are all trained and experienced executive and team coaches; skilled in achieving the correct blend of support and challenge and in stimulating truthful conversations.

Conversations that raise effectiveness.

We have all benefitted from coaching ourselves, and still do. We know from our own experience that it works.