Real Success | Real Impact


Richard and Naomi are both Trainers, Speakers and Executive coaches with the John Maxwell Team.

Richard has been a leader in the non-profit arena for over 20 years, and has built and led teams, empowering and helping people to accomplish goals that they didn’t think were possible through his unique gift of activation in training and coaching skills.

Naomi brings a rich mix of business management and co-leadership in non-profits, which includes more than two decades of counselling, mentoring and leading individuals and teams.

Together, these two bring over 40 years of experience to the table and are inspirational speakers, trainers and coaches, passionate about adding value each person they encounter, with particular strengths in creating fun and safe spaces in which people can flourish and grow.

Meet Our Founders

Richard and Naomi have been married for 32 years and enjoy family gatherings with their three grown up children, two of which are married, and 3 grandsons. Their children were 16, 5 and 2 and half years old when they made the big move from their home in South Africa to pursue their dreams in the UK more than 20 years ago. They still miss the smell of African earth and the sunshine!


Richard Shaw

Independent Certified Coach, Teacher and Speaker with The John Maxwell Team

Richard loves getting out for a run and can often be found in the woods with Marley, his adopted Australian German Shepherd dog. His other passions include sailing, reading and a great cup of coffee.


Naomi Shaw

Independent Certified Coach, Teacher and Speaker with The John Maxwell Team

Naomi is inspired by nature and wide open spaces. She is never without music and a stack of books on the go to feed her insatiable hunger for knowledge and personal growth. They both love to unwind with a glass of wine and good movie when they get the chance.