Clive - UK

Results-focused and inspiring are two words that are synonymous with Clive Steeper. He has had a successful international business career, in UK, USA and Asia, mainly developing new businesses and technologies. His passion for performance was borne out of an early career in motorsport, working as a Tyre Designer in F1 and as a Team Manager preparing a team for the Le Mans 24-hour endurance race.

As an executive coach with over twenty years of experience, he excels in working with Boards and leadership teams in high performance environments. Clive supports them to reach new levels of ambition, by encouraging leaders to innovate, take risks and go into the unknown with their teams.    

Having worked across multiple sectors, industries, geographies and cultures, Clive brings a broad understanding of the diverse issues and challenges that global businesses can face.  This, blended with business pragmatism and an ability to quickly assess, analyse and summarise large amounts of complex and detailed information, has earned him a positive reputation with CEO’s for having a coaching style that is stimulating and impactful.

Clive is also a team coach and facilitator, working with teams on areas such as strategic planning, change management and organisational dynamics. 

Operational Experience:

  • CEO of fast growth start up with multi $m revenues
  • MD of various international businesses – privately owned, PLCs and NASDAQ
  • Have led leadership and coaching consultancy since 1999
  • Conducted interim management roles – Divisional GM, Operations Manager and Project Manager
  • Held Board positions since 1987.


  • Chartered Engineer (IET)
  • Fellowship in Manufacturing Management (Cranfield University)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (University of Liverpool)
  • Post Grad Cert in Coaching Supervision (University of Chester)
  • NLP Practitioner
  • Accredited Professional Executive Coach (Association for Coaching).


  • Strategic Leadership
  • Critical Thinking and Analysis
  • Facilitator of executive teams
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Change Management
  • Transformational Behaviour
  • Supporting board and executive relationships
  • Psychology of teamwork
  • Executive and Leadership Team Coaching
  • Executive Coaching
  • Business Mentoring.


Boards of Director, Business Link, Clearlab, Experian, Greene King, Growth Accelerator, Hess, Lab21, Laing O’Rourke, Learning and Development Consultancy, Monster, Network Rail, Oxford Instruments, Petronas, Productiv, Retroscreen, STR Group, Technology start-ups, Touch Bionics, Whitbread.

Additional Expertise:

  • Lived and worked in USA, SE Asia
  • Author of 4 popular business books
  • Judge at UK Business Awards 2017
  • Global Coaching Leadership Award 2014
  • Certified user of assessment tools including Emotional Capital Report, Risk Type Compass and Mental Toughness.

The Learning Curve (TLC) Ltd

PO Box 658

+44 (0)845 313 3357