Steve Marples

Client Services Director

The Wise Owl

I work to build strong and trusting relationships that enable me to help people to be the best they can be.

What My Colleagues Say About Me...

  • A wise owl with lots of experience
  • A great partner, teacher and leader
  • Brings all his heart to everything he does. A true authentic human connection with others
  • Patient and considered, always like to be in his company
  • Always there for all of us, with a smile


I love meeting new people, seeing them realise their potential, potential they probably never thought they had.  I love to learn, everyday you can learn something new, from someone or from a situation.

I am just as comfortable with the shop floor as I am with senior executives and enjoy coaching people at all levels.  I have been leading change and transformation as a consultant for more than 30 years and also put all this experience into action in a senior executive role in the oil & gas industry.  My main experience has been across many areas of manufacturing, also oil & gas, mining and construction.   I founded and eventually sold my own business  that focused on safety culture transformation (largely in the Oil & Gas industry).  Safety is something I am particularly passionate about and I believe that everyone should be able to go home safe to their loved ones.

I love working with people and helping them to be the best they can be.  I see the good in people and enjoy working at all levels of an organisation to help create a shift.   I am a very open person and I believe that people find me authentic and empathetic and easy to talk to.  I am a big believer in bringing care and humanity into the workplace and it is at the heart of the style that I bring.   It certainly wasn’t the case in my early experiences in manufacturing and consultancy.  I bring a real passion for what I do and I hope a sense of fun too.  I build open and trusting relationships that enable me to have the difficult conversations that can be needed to bring about transformation.

What I’m really good at:

  • Executive coaching
  • Leading change
  • Safety culture transformation
Hobbies and interests...

Sports Fanatic

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