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Keith Straughan

Executive and Business Coach



Executive and Business Coach


Keith Straughan

United Kingdom


Following a successful executive career in both education and business, Keith is now focused on a portfolio of business and consulting roles leveraging technical and business innovation with entrepreneurial approaches.

A highly experienced senior leader, Keith's academic background spans both world-leading universities, non-traditional university models and further education. He has an extensive teaching record at undergraduate and postgraduate levels including physics, electronic engineering, diagnostic imaging, biomedical systems and theology. His research interests have encompassed diagnostic imaging, digital healthcare, smart cities and education technology and he has led national and international projects. His research outputs include 128 publications and 6 patents. Keith currently holds Professorships in Design Engineering (London), Digital Healthcare (Vienna) and International Education (Kuala Lumpur).

Keith has spun-out five companies from his university work, founded three additional companies and served as a non-executive director of eight companies. His consulting roles have included: leading a large programme for the UK Department of Health to test the efficacy of clinical MRI systems; developing with local government a smart cities strategy and initiating a major development programme in Milton Keynes (UK); and, as National Innovation Policy Advisor, writing the first National Innovation Policy for the Government of Myanmar.

Keith is a sought-after executive coach and has supported senior leaders in education, government, Fortune 500, SMEs and start-ups. He has run his own consultancy company for over 30 years and regularly serves as an NED and business advisor.


European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) Accredited Senior Practitioner

Association for Coach Member (MAC)

Institute of Directors Member (MIoD)

Area Of Expertise

Executive and business coaching.
A particular interest in entrepreneurship and startups.
Strong academic background

Working Hours

Monday - Saturday: flexible hours


Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype, FaceTime, Google Meet/Hangouts, Telephone Call

Hourly Rate

From £75

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