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When life at the top becomes too lonely…


When you’re unsure of the loyalties of those around you…
When a complex situation is unfolding too quickly…
When you are negotiating a political minefield…
When your own sense of confidence and security is challenged…



Working as a confidant to leaders and other people of power, I provide senior executive, business and leadership ‘counsel’, with a psychodynamic focus, helping you to exceed your own tough expectations by seeing situations, organisations, yourself and others, differently. I have been working behind the scenes like this for over a decade – you will find details of my qualifications, experience and testimonials by following the tabs to the left.

My articles reflect various aspects of my work. Use the menu to select particular themes.

If you feel I might be able to help you, please call, use skype, or email.
Graham Wilson


My latest articles

  • What is this thing called “Critical Analysis”? In the last decade or so, most undergraduate courses, especially at the newer universities, have included a stream of activity known as “personal development”.  Secondary schools and Further Education colleges have been including this for slightly longer.  The content of the programmes varies considerably; the less adventurous will concentrate on the practical aspects of career ...
  • Pay It Forward – How job hunters can make a difference THIS ARTICLE WAS ORIGINALLY POSTED ON THE EXECUTIVE-POST.INFO ON 30TH JANUARY 2012 If you’ve not already seen it, then do buy or hire a copy of “Pay it Forward” on DVD and watch it. It’s based on a novel by Catherine Ryan Hyde of the same name. Wikipedia explains the “pay it forward” concept as one of: “asking ...
  • The 15 commonest mistakes in CVs THIS ARTICLE ORIGINALLY APPEARED IN MY EXECUTIVE-POST BLOG ON 10th AUGUST 2010 A little research for a project has led me to find out, from a number of people using CVs, what their key bug-bears are with those they receive. These are primarily recruiters or employers. There was some remarkable consistency among their answers. This note ...
  • Job hunting – the single most effective thing to do For over a decade, I have been helping senior executives to find a new job.  A couple of years ago, I wrote a short book to help them in the process – it’s called the “Senior Executive’s Emergency Job Hunt” and I’ll explain where you can get a copy at the end of this article. ...
  • “I’ve been out of work for so long – I’ve just not been that lucky” This is a very familiar plea.  Sadly, a lot of the people who come to me have been trying for quite a while to find a new role, haven’t succeeded, and now their spouse is beginning to lose patience. A couple of years ago, I was interviewed for a job myself.  It was an academic role ...