Steve Walden

Steve Walden

United Kingdom


  • Project Management and Risk Management
  • Training sessions in team development, relationship management, leadership and project management
  • Business improvement and change management
  • Facilitating large group interventions and the design and roll-out of inspirational learning events 


Since commencing professional life as an engineering apprentice, Steve's career has been spent primarily within major oil and gas projects in the UK, Netherlands and Canada.  During this time he gained significant project management, continuous performance improvement, risk management and strategic relationship management experience.  Steve is an experienced facilitator with a proven track record of designing and implementing bespoke interventions and structured training and development programmes.

Previous Career Experience

  • Project Manager Change and Transformation - UK Engineering and Project Management company
  • Project Manager for engineering projects, including £110 million offshore compression modules
  • Business Improvement Manager for Oil and Gas Projects in the Netherlands and Canada
  • Corporate Development Manager responsible for developing learning and development solutions - UK Engineering and Project Management company

Some Recent Assignments

  • Design and development of in-house Global Business Services organisation, including change management, stakeholder engagement and communication activities
  • Developed methodology and supporting tools for effective global strategic account management
  • Managed, developed and delivered global project delivery and key customer processes including training and development programmes and approaches in support of organisational and cultural change
  • Developed, delivered and provided bespoke facilitation and coaching support

Education and Training

  • HND General Engineering - Guildford Technical College
  • BSc Mechanical Engineering - Kingston University
  • Chartered Engineer, Member Institution of Mechanical Engineers
  • Diploma in Performance Coaching and Certificate in Life Coaching - Newcastle College
  • Myers Briggs Type Indicator licenced practitioner
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt - Shell

"My first Coverdale experience was working as an in-house coach, which gave me the skills, tools and confidence to embrace change and continuously step outside of my comfort zone to seek new opportunities.  It also provided me with the opportunity to support and coach individuals embarking on a similar journey to take ownership for their development and to support different teams in delivering extraordinary results.  This journey continues to be exhilarating, extremely challenging and highly rewarding!  I am fiercely proud of my family and their achievements and my main interests outside of work, include walking, cycling, gardening, music, philately and writing poetry and children's books."