Jill Maidment

Jill Maidment is the Founder and Director of Natural Talent Bristol and South Wales. She is a highly respected, sought-after and effective  International Executive Business Coach and Mentor, Career and Transition Coach, and British Psychological Society qualified Assessor.  Jill has been working closely with global leaders, HR teams and individuals for 17 years to provide Career and Transition Coaching and Resilience Coaching.  She delivers a holistic and practical approach to assist individuals in coping with Change, Uncertainty, Stress and key life events, enabling individuals to refocus on key priorities and goals, as well as building their Resilience. 

Jill has worked for one of the world’s largest Counselling Consultancies, introducing Employee Assistance Programmes, Occupational Health and sickness absence tools, in order to address key issues, such as Stress, work and relationship problems, Change, bullying and harassment, diversity, drug and alcohol use, and work/life balance.  She assisted Counsellors and managers dealing with the aftermath of an air crash, rail crash and bombings.  Jill continues to provide pro-bono Coaching to retired servicemen, some frontline public sector staff and retiring/retired Rugby players, who are struggling to adjust to Change, uncertainty and a new life.

Jill provides highly effective Executive Coaching and Mentoring to high-profile C-suite executives, VPs and senior managers in some of the world’s largest global organizations, as well as working with partners in professional firms and senior managers in large public sector organizations and SMEs.  She has a strong and proven reputation for effectively delivering 360 Feedback to global executives and administering and feeding back results from a wide range of global talent assessments.

Jill works in partnership with her clients as a confidential trusted business advisor to literally transform their lives and enable them to work 'on' the business, rather than 'in' it.  She provides executives with the most up to date proven tools and techniques in order to deliver the vision, improve leadership judgement, engage and empower their teams, align their workforce with the strategy and key organizational objectives, manage high workloads and Stress, and develop Resilience.

Jill affects real and lasting behavioral and culture change as a result of her successful challenging and motivational approach to Executive Coaching and Mentoring, Career and Transition Coaching, Resilience Coaching, Businesss CoachingLeadership Development and Management Training.   She creates measurable high-quality results in sustainable behavioral and organizational change to create significant improvement in individual, team and business performance, as executives work on real life business scenarios with SMART objectives to improve key leadership and management competencies. ROI is often in excess of 7,000%. Jill has real credibility and gravitas at Board and executive level, having been trained in High Performance Leadership and Strategy for Growth at Stanford Graduate School of Business and having worked for 3 of the world’s top providers of people and organizational performance improvement.

She has over 15 years extensive experience in high profile senior roles within sales and marketing, client relationship management, training and consultancy, with global companies including the BBC, Air France, KLM, SHL, the Lego Group and therefore understands the issues faced by leaders and managers.

Qualifications and Training

  • Diploma in Coaching; British Psychological Society: Levels 1 and 2 (Psychometric Testing and Personality Profiling)
  • Trained by Stanford Graduate School of Business in Strategy for Growth and High Performance Leadership
  • BA Joint Honours Degree in French and German with Management
  • Trained by SHL in Occupational Personality Profiling and Testing, Job Analysis and Competency Design, Talent Assessment and Development Strategy, Management Development, 360 Feedback, Executive Coaching, and Competency/Situational Based Interviewing
  • Trained by CLG in Executive Coaching, 360 Feedback, and Advanced Behavioral Science
  • Trained by Hogrefe in Personality Profiling and Diversity
  • Trained by Handfield Jones Inc (Co-author of ‘The War for Talent’) in Leadership Talent Review and 360 Feedback

Previous clients have included:

American Express, Avon Fire and Rescue, Barclays Bank, Bristol and West, British Aerospace, Carlson Wagonlit, Cheltenham and Gloucester, Diageo, Exel plc, First Great Western, Hogg Robinson, Honda, Imperial Tobacco, Hammersmith Hospitals, Lloyds TSB, MOD, National Air Traffic Services, Nationwide, Orange, Railtrack, Salisbury Hospital, Smiths Aerospace, The Unite Group, Ticketmaster, Thomas Cook, Wessex Water, WH Smith.

‘There are many people who profess to be Coaches.  And then there’s Jill Maidment of Natural Talent, who is properly trained and qualified and a very experienced professional Executive Business Coach and Mentor - of real calibre.  I achieved more in one hour working with Jill than in around 20 hours with a previous so-called Coach!  Jill is a shrewd problem solver and strategic thinker, who fully understands and addresses the key challenges of   modern-day leadership.’  CFO, Technology

‘I wanted to thank you for your support and development of the 360 program; while I’ve delivered and been on the receiving end of 360s in the past, the quality of coaching offered has been exceptional.  Really helpful already.  I have been impressed and grateful for the advice and guidance given by Jill as outcomes of the 360.  It’s really good to see that this is far from a tick box exercise but should make tangible differences to behaviours and performance. I am most impressed and grateful.’  Head of HR

Success Stories

Working with global brands, Natural Talent addresses key behavioural and business issues, creates high performance, and measurable results, whist delivering excellent ROI.

Client Testimonials

‘As an Executive Coach and Mentor Jill Maidment hasn’t just got the T-shirt, she designed it! She is an astute problem solver and highly motivational. From talking through EBITDA, Brexit and the global economy, to analyzing the impact of your body language and leadership style, Jill has a highly effective toolkit to assist you and your senior team to become much more productive.’

CEO, Global Manufacturing

‘Jill Maidment’s Coaching style is so much more effective than my previous Coach; she immediately cuts through any noise to identify the key issues and trends; her consultative approach to developing the priority areas is highly practical and full of clarity, enhanced by some real pearls of wisdom.’

Head of HR, UK