Blaire Palmer is one of the UK’s leading creative thinking partners and executive coaches for business leaders.
For a decade she was a top news producer for the BBC’s flagship Radio 4 news programme “Today” and the classic daily magazine “Woman’s Hour”.
Blaire specialises in two aspect of business development – creativity in business and leadership.
Ideas are the lifeblood of any business and fresh-thinking is what differentiates leading organisations from those that lag behind. At Poisson Rouge Blaire facilitates company off-sites, coaches internal change agents and trains leaders in advanced creative problem solving skills to help their companies become innovative from the inside.
Most recently, Blaire has assisted in the design and development of Poisson Rouge’s newest team intervention – a creative thinking challenge with a unique creativity audit by which companies and teams can establish their own creative score and assess their creative needs.
Blaire’s style is bubbly, powerful and focussed and her vibrancy, enthusiasm, creativity and commitment to the client getting added value are completely infectious.
Like many of the Poisson Rouge team, Blaire challenges delegates the minute she walks in the building and her irreverence, sense of humour and ability to deal with things on a human level make her a valued member of the team.
Blaire is a graduate in Law from Warwick University and was one of the first Professional Certified Coaches in the UK, accredited by the International Coach Federation.
Blaire also writes and speaks about personal and professional growth. She is the regular professional coach on BBC Radio 2’s Jeremy Vine show speaking on subjects related to communication, work and careers.
Her first book on creativity in business is due for publication in May 2007 and she is working on her second. She also writes a monthly column for Healthy magazine. She spends her spare time renovating her house and following the fortunes of her favourite football club, Arsenal.