Hilary Wilson

Hilary Wilson

Hilary Wilson International Keynote Speaker | Executive Coach | Trainer | Mentor

Hilary is the principal consultant of Wilson Associates Limited, the UK based leadership development consultancy she founded in 1989. During this time Hilary has worked with over 65 FTSE 100 companies, designed and delivered 900+ bespoke career development programmes and facilitated over 10,000 hours of coaching.

Over the last 30 years, through observation, interaction and research of 50,000 executives across a vast range of organisations both in the UK and internationally, Hilary has identified the top critical success factors. She uses this to create workforces who really know how to lead themselves and others. This creates individual career sustainability and huge wins organisationally.

Specialties: Any Company who has an interest in increasing employee engagement and breaking through barriers to outstanding & sustainable performance in the virtual world.
"It has been a pleasure to work with Hilary from several different aspects. On a personal/professional basis, she has coached me in the past as I evaluated making a career transition and managing that transition for personal, family and professional success. It was invaluable and allowed me to ensure that the trade-offs one inevitably makes had long term, recurring value. On a public stage, I have seen Hilary deliver crisp, targeted, impactful presentations to group ranging from 20-70 people on multiple occasions. She manages the audience as few can and always leaves us with thoughtful incentives to move forward."
Cynthia Cauley
Partner Development Director for ServiceNow at Accenture
"Hilary delivered coaching sessions for us and designed and facilitated a resilience programme for a group of High Performing Directors. Hilary's ability to relate to the Directors and provide support to their individual, complex and varying needs is impressive. The delegate feedback for both was tangible, measurable and impactful. Such a calming demeanour that packs a punch in results."

Donna (Ore) Verdi
Development Programme Director at Barclays
"I have known Hilary for many years and also interviewed her as an exceptional guest twice on my Business Elevation radio show on Voice America. Hilary has enormous wisdom, heart and integrity. She is a highly intuitive senior executive coach whose work appeals to those in the highest organisational positions. She is one of those rare people in your network that you would recommend to others in a heartbeat. If you are looking for an exceptional coach and communicator who deeply cares , knows her craft but it is not afraid to also 'tell you it as it is' then talk to Hilary."

Chris Cooper
Business Engagement and Elevation Specialist, Coach, Speaker, Broadcaster and Published Author


Hilary is the listening speaker. Her keynote speeches and seminars are based on what people want, and need, to gain the edge in business.
She provides a mix of learning, inspiration and motivation mixed with humour.
Every talk comes with the guarantee of “no death by PowerPoint”.
Hilary invests the time needed to understand the issues and language of the client so every keynote is totally bespoke.
Some of the topics available as a keynote speech or seminar are… Charisma – Apply within …Leadership from the inside out…The Art of Being Brilliant…The Little Black Book – the unedited version…


Hilary finds the time, aside from her busy training, coaching and speaking work, to write. To her credit she has a range of articles in a wide variety of publications.
However, her biggest writing achievement to date is the publication in October 2007 of her book entitled “The Little Black Book of Career Success”.
The eBook is currently available in the store and the paper book will be added soon.
If you would like the hard-copy version of the book now (£9.99 + £2 PandP) please email bookorders@hilarywilson.net


In times of massive change and workplace competition executive coaching/mentoring is widely recognised as a highly effective business tool for reaching and maintaining excellent results with individuals and teams.

People who hire a coach are already successful and want to build on their success.

This is the age of the self-managed career, coaching will help you become a master at it.

What is coaching? It’s a confidential relationship which works to an agenda with set goals and measurements of success. It’s the coach’s job to offer support, encouragement and challenge. It’s a partnership that creates high levels of success and fulfilment.

What is mentoring? Mentoring is a process whereby the mentor has a particular expertise and proven track record of success in their area of expertise.The role of the mentor is to share their skills, knowledge and wisdom in a way that supports, challenges and encourages their mentee.

The benefits of combining both: Hilary moves between coaching and mentoring in her sessions so the client will get to their goals quickly, easily and with a lasting and positive impact.
Though each individual is unique, common issues include:
Communication issues
Leadership challenges
Understanding and motivating others
Conflict resolution
Career Progression
Coping with the amount and speed of change
Achieving and maintaining life/work balance

Clients report a wide range of results ranging from easily achieving major business goals to subtle yet powerful inner shifts…
Increasing results in motivating and inspiring others.
Resolving conflicts and understanding othersImproving strategic decision-making
Developing and enhancing charisma
Feeling more purposeful, motivated and confident
Successfully developing their careers
Achieving and maintaining better life balance
Easily handling people and situations which seemed very tough.


Developing consistently high performing people is critical to business success. An effective and cost effective way of doing this is through a training programme. Hilary has a superb track record in designing and delivering training courses which really do change attitude and behaviour.

Topics include:
Business Presentation Skills
Charisma – Apply within
Leadership from the inside out
Managing the successful career transition
NLP at work
The 21st Century Leader
The Art of Being Brilliant
The Little Black Book – the unedited version
The power of persuading and influencing
Train the trainer
Programmes are available as one and two day events

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