About Us

Malcolm Taylor, Director

malcolm1Prior to establishing Your Excellency Limited, Malcolm Taylor had over 20 years of international business experience, the majority of which was in the hi-tech sector. He held a variety of senior positions within finance and operations in the UK, Europe, USA and Asia.

Malcolm has a reputation for developing empowered organisations allowing a culture of continuous improvement through shared leadership, coaching and mentoring. Your Excellency works with a broad range of organisations, businesses and individuals in the private and public sector. In addition to coaching and leadership development programmes, Malcolm facilitates strategy meetings, team building events and objective setting exercises.

Malcolm brings passion, energy and insight allowing those he works with to gain greater awareness, effectivity and efficiency throughout their businesses and their lives as a whole. Malcolm is a qualified Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and a Master Coach. He has also gained specialist NLP Practitioner status for sports personnel, the latter reflecting his lifelong passion for sports where he has participated and/or coached rugby, cricket and golf.

Lindsay Taylor, Director

LindsayLindsay is best known for her fun, experiential training sessions.  She is passionate about sharing skills and learning with clients across the world in a down-to-earth, jargon-free manner ensuring the learning can be instantly applied to benefit you. Lindsay is a member of The Association for Coaching and supports continuing professional development.

Lindsay’s particular passion is for raising the kudos of the PA and Administrative Professional.  She spent 10 years as a PA/EA in organisations in the UK and USA including Transamerica Corporation the innovative financial services and products provider.  Lindsay’s PA responsibilities have been at CEO level and have included international conference and event organisation and leading large teams of administrative/secretarial staff.   She understands the diverse skill sets required of an excellent PA and the day to day challenges that are inevitably faced.

When Lindsay retrained as a Coach and Trainer, gaining practitioner status in Neuro Linguistic Programming, (NLP),  she realised the huge benefit of these skills to PAs in improving and maintaining a great working relationship – with themselves, their manager and the teams they support.

Lindsay is the proud author of “A-Z Pearls of Wisdom for Executive PAs” which is receiving high acclaim from the business and PA community as a beneficial and essential resource in today’s demanding business environment.  She writes regular articles and features for administrative magazines and online resources including Executive Secretary Magazine and Desk Demon UK and regularly speaks at conferences and events for PAs and administrators.

Lorraine Groves, Wellness Associate

Lorraine Groves, Wellness Associate
Lorraine is Your Excellency’s Wellness Associate and a Psychotherapist and Clinical Hypnotherapist.  Lorraine is passionate about helping people live healthy, happy lives.  She believes that we all have the ability to cultivate the skills we need to support our wellbeing. Lorraine is a champion for work-life balance, and living a fulfilled meaningful life.  She draws from positive psychology, mindfulness and NLP to facilitate and empower people to achieve their goals and live a life driven by the things that they value.

Having previously run her own business consultancy, Lorraine understands the stresses and strains that daily working life brings.  This enables her to engage authentically and congruently with others.  She shares tools, techniques and skills in interactive and fun sessions that help individuals and teams manage and improve wellbeing.

Annie Page, Associate Trainer

Annie PageAnnie is a former PA with 15 years’ experience working at Director level in a range of industries and businesses. In 2004 Annie set up her own training and coaching organisation, Essentii.

She is delighted to be an Associate Trainer with Your Excellency Ltd sharing her wealth of knowledge and expertise and specialises in delivering the “Produce Minutes of Meetings” and “Principles of Writing for Business” Units of the IQ/IAM Level 3 Award in Professional PA and Administration Skills.

Sarah Kallend, Associate Trainer

Sarah KallendSarah is a performance coach and trainer at Illuminow Learning. She shares a rich mix of behavioural sciences, NLP, classic coaching and business mentoring with individuals and teams. Having worked in senior commercial media roles, Sarah brings pragmatic, outcome orientated energy to her work.

Sarah draws on her extensive experience on leading product launches, rebrands and commercial seminar events to deliver the “Principles of Business Event Management” and “Introduction to Marketing for Administrative Managers” Units of the IQ/IAM Level 3 Award in Professional PA and Administrative Skills.

Jackie McGuire, Associate Trainer

Jackie McGuireJackie is an independent HR Consultant with in-depth experience operating at senior levels within global businesses in the not-for-profit and commercial sectors. Jackie’s HR experience includes generalist Business Partnering roles as well as specialist HR roles covering L&D, ER, HR Policy & Contracts and Employee Engagement. Her experience has included the design and implementation of professional HR career pathways, competency frameworks and the training programmes associated with these.

Jackie draws on her extensive experience and knowledge to deliver the “Principles of Human Resources for Administrative Managers” Unit of the IQ/IAM Level 3 Award in Professional PA and Administrative Skills.