Becky Falkingham

Becky’s combination of experience in Marketing, Strategy Consulting and Executive Search gives her a deep understanding of what makes Executives successful and fulfilled in their careers. When combined with her natural inquisitiveness, ability to focus on the important issues and her strategic understanding, it gives her the perfect blend of skills and experience for Coaching Top Executives.

“Becky is a very supportive and perceptive coach who quickly grabs the key issues and provides excellent, rapid and workable solutions.

Her strong people skills make her a delight to work with.”

Group Financial Controller,
FTSE 10

Coaching Experience

Becky first started Coaching Chief Executives and their direct reports over 10 years ago and qualified in Coaching at that time.

She has worked in a broad range of industries including, Oil and Gas, Media, Retail, Consumer, Airlines, Retail Banking, Utilities and Business Services and is comfortable moving between sectors and organisations. Her Coaching clients have included Group HR, Group Finance, Retail Directors, Marketing and Strategy Directors as well as CEOs. She also has deep experience working with Private Equity backed CEOs and their top teams across a range of industries.

Working at the highest level within FTSE Boards and Executive committees she understands the issues, decisions and dilemmas facing her clients and with laser accuracy will focus on the most fundamental issues and critical questions.

Becky’s clients value her positive energy, straight talking, challenging yet warm and supportive style.

Commercial Experience

Becky has over 25 years’ business experience, an early career in Retail buying and Consumer Goods, brand marketing followed by Strategy Consulting with The Boston Consulting Group where she worked closely with a broad range of Global companies at Board level on their biggest strategic issues.

Prior to joining Alexander, Becky has been a top Head Hunter, firstly with Spencer Stuart where she led the Internet Practice across Europe and then as a Partner of the highly regarded JCA Group where she led the Board Practice. She has worked with many of the top FTSE Boards to hire Chairmen and Non-Executives and has a good understanding of how Boards operate, their dynamics and the keys to making a successful Board thrive.

Qualifications and Development

  • Accredited coach by EMCC (European Mentoring and Coaching Council)
  • Graduate of Tavistock Executive Coaching Programme
  • Chartered Institute of Marketing
  • First Class Hons Business Studies, University of Northumbria
  • Fellow of the Institute of Coaching at Harvard Medical School
“I never cease to be amazed by the power of listening, nudging and challenging… the satisfaction when someone finds their own solution to a problem they’ve been struggling with is awe inspiring”

Keith Krasny

Francesca Lanza Tans

  • ″No wonder so many top leaders worldwide seek his counsel.″ Chairman, Peak Inc
  • ″He is a highly effective coach and is able to help me work through critical and sensitive issues.″ Senior Partner & MD, The Boston Consulting Group
  • ″Probably the best event ever, a masterclass.″ Meyler Campbell ‘Fishbowl’ Attendee
  • ″Alexander has been an enormous support to me in developing our leadership capabilities.″ Chief Executive, Railway Children
  • ″He has an unflappable common sense, practical business experience and thoughtful insight.″ Chairman, PZ Cussons PLC
  • ″You have made a huge difference to my landing at GSK this year.″ President Consumer Healthcare Worldwide, GSK
  • ″A great foundation from which we can set goals for achieving our dreams with enthusiasm.″ MD, GoodBrand & Co
  • ″I would highly recommend him as a coach to others in leadership roles.″ Senior Partner & MD, The Boston Consulting Group
  • ″You have played a vital role in helping us on our journey towards becoming a truly world-class organisation.″ President RDQ, Jacobs Douwe Egberts
  • ″Highly supportive coaching, advice and challenge – very focused on my specific needs.″ CEO, South West Trains
  • ″I have rediscovered my confidence and have taken on challenges that I wouldn’t have thought I could deliver on.″ IT DIrector, Muller UK
  • ″I’m excited about the big ideas we identified for each of us.″ MD, GoodBrand & Co
  • ″He combines a wealth of practical business experience with a deep insight into human behaviour.″ Chairman, Performance Consultants International
  • ″He is very skilled at asking questions so that I examine all possible options.″ CEO, The Post Office
  • ″We were able to work through some tough issues in an extremely challenging business environment.″ CEO, Muller UK
  • ″He has helped inspire and motivate me and my team to a level I would once not have believed possible.″ HR Director, Whitbread Restaurants
  • ″No wonder so many top leaders worldwide seek his counsel.″ Chairman, Peak Inc
  • ″He is a highly effective coach and is able to help me work through critical and sensitive issues.″ Senior Partner & MD, The Boston Consulting Group
  • ″Probably the best event ever, a masterclass.″ Meyler Campbell ‘Fishbowl’ Attendee
  • ″Alexander has been an enormous support to me in developing our leadership capabilities.″ Chief Executive, Railway Children
  • ″He has an unflappable common sense, practical business experience and thoughtful insight.″ Chairman, PZ Cussons PLC
  • ″You have made a huge difference to my landing at GSK this year.″ President Consumer Healthcare Worldwide, GSK
  • ″A great foundation from which we can set goals for achieving our dreams with enthusiasm.″ MD, GoodBrand & Co
  • ″I would highly recommend him as a coach to others in leadership roles.″ Senior Partner & MD, The Boston Consulting Group
  • ″You have played a vital role in helping us on our journey towards becoming a truly world-class organisation.″ President RDQ, Jacobs Douwe Egberts
  • ″Highly supportive coaching, advice and challenge – very focused on my specific needs.″ CEO, South West Trains
  • ″I have rediscovered my confidence and have taken on challenges that I wouldn’t have thought I could deliver on.″ IT DIrector, Muller UK
  • ″I’m excited about the big ideas we identified for each of us.″ MD, GoodBrand & Co
  • ″He combines a wealth of practical business experience with a deep insight into human behaviour.″ Chairman, Performance Consultants International
  • ″He is very skilled at asking questions so that I examine all possible options.″ CEO, The Post Office
  • ″We were able to work through some tough issues in an extremely challenging business environment.″ CEO, Muller UK
  • ″He has helped inspire and motivate me and my team to a level I would once not have believed possible.″ HR Director, Whitbread Restaurants