…helping you make the impossible, possible

I work with individuals, teams and across organisations or communities to help you deliver impossible results. Over the last 25 years this has included working with large corporations, entrepreneurs, sports professionals and charities, as well as large-scale projects such as the 2012 Olympics. I am a Non-Executive Director of EMMY and BAFTA-winning visual effects company Jellyfish Pictures, and a writer and speaker on issues ranging from leadership, to flexible thinking and the dynamics of conversation. I write a blog for Psychology Today and my books are 'Blamestorming' (2014) and 'Workstorming' (2016). Do also visit www.conversationexpert.com


Work has included the following:

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"I have been reflecting on our time together and we achieved everything I could have hoped for. Thank you very much for your partnership."

Mark Taylor
Global Head of HR


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‘Blamestorming: Why Conversations Go Wrong and How to Fix Them’  was published in September 2014 by Watkins. The book is aimed at anyone who is seeking to improve the way they interact with others.

Blamestorming draws on my personal experience of being a parent, partner and colleague, as well as my professional background of working with many thousands of people to develop their communication skills, both in public programmes and within organisations. The premise of the book is that we spend much of our life engaged in conversation with others and that we all have vast room for improvement.

Blamestorming won the 2015 COVR award for Best Self-Help book (COVR is the trade association for the Mind/Body/Spirit industry in the USA), and was a finalist for the Small Business Book Awards. By the end of 2016, it will be available in five languages.

To buy it, please click on the Amazon button on the top right of this site.

Here’s what people say about it:

‘Powerful conversations are essential to world class performance. Blamestorming will show you how.’
Amy Williams – Olympic gold medallist

‘Blamestorming offers a truly fascinating insight into the complex world of conversation.’
Martin Davies – bestselling author of The Conjuror’s Bird

‘Rob understands the dynamics of conversation inside out.  He has vast experience and mastery in this field. The world will be better for him sharing it.’
Hugh Brasher – Race Director, The London Marathon

‘Blamestorming reveals how the way we think influences the way we communicate. This is cutting-edge psychology packaged in the most accessible way. Anyone who is serious about improving their communication skills will find it practical and relevant.’
Rob Archer – The Career Psychologist

‘Effective conversations are important to me in managing and leading at work, and in enjoying my family and friends. Blamestorming is a highly stimulating and valuable guide through the art of how to converse successfully.’
Matt Stringer – Commercial Director, Mothercare

‘Rob’s book will teach you how to hear what’s really being said and say what you really mean to say. It will help you to increase your self-confidence and to put your relationships on a firmer and more positive footing. Rob’s guidance would be important in any day and age, but in today’s world we need his book more than ever. As texts, emails and other forms of ‘silent’ communication crowd out the opportunity to practice the art of face-to-face conversation, we need the help of a skilled communicator more than ever. I recommend Rob’s book to anyone who wants to communicate more effectively.’
Linda Blair – clinical psychologist, columnist, broadcaster and author of  The Happy Child (2008), Straight Talking (2009), Birth Order (2011) and The Key to Calm (2014)

‘As the CEO of 55,000 staff, I have valued Rob’s partnership at defining moments in our history. He knows how to have meaningful conversations that move life instead of talking about life. In Blamestoming, he will show you how.’
Julian Roberts – CEO of Old Mutual Group

‘In professional sport, as in every domain of life, conversation plays a crucial role in performance. In this book, Rob demonstrates simple, practical ways to revolutionize your conversational life.’
Matt Perry – England’s most-capped rugby full-back

‘Rob knows how to have meaningful conversations that allow people to be honest with themselves and authentic with others. I can’t think of a better person to write a book like this!’
Paula Vennells – Managing Director, Post Office Ltd

‘In Blamestorming, Rob shares a wealth of experience and makes the art, science and skills of conversation accessible to everyone. Rob can be for conversation what Martin Lewis is for saving money – the UK’s expert. Nobody occupies this space in the public consciousness today.’
Gordon Gourlay – MD of First Rate Exchange Services (the UK’s leading provider of foreign exchange)


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