Darren Lawrence


Areas of expertise:

Over the course of my career I have developed a wide variety of transferable skills and expertise working with a range of partners, from voluntary sports clubs, to research agencies, Governing Bodies, coaches and elite sports performers.

Whether you are looking to develop yourself, your team, or drive forward the success of your organisation, I am available to provide you with a range of business services. A number of these are outlined briefly below.

I believe that everyone can benefit from a powerful coaching session! I am a qualified professional personal performance (life) coach  and coaching a number of individuals with positive results. Based on the GROW model, my coaching sessions will help you to achieve your objectives through a structured conversation, typically held over 4-6 x 1 hourly sessions. 

From developing a strategy and vision to implementing it through manageable processes and milestones, my experience ranges from supporting County Sports Partnerships in all aspects of their delivery, and providing business support to a network of 50 County Football Associations. Where do you want your business to be? Please contact me to discuss your business needs.

With experience of managing and implementing small and larger scale qualitative and quantitative research projects – I can undertake research, analyse and make sense of the outcomes from your existing research. I can also help you to put a process in place to ensure that your research is actionable and leads to informed decision making, which benefits your business and your customers.

An essential function for any project or business is to regularly collect data and monitoring information on your programme and project delivery, and then make sense of it to report progress internally and externally. Do you have access to the right data? Do you have the most effective measures and KPIs in place? Can you report them effectively? I can help! Please contact me to discuss your requirements.

I have been working with organisations to write sports development plans and funding applications for many years – ranging from small voluntary clubs to Football League Trusts. I am available to help clubs, facilities, voluntary organisations and Governing Bodies in preparing and writing comprehensive sports development plans and funding applications. These plans will help you bridge the gap between where you are now, and where you aspire to be.

When you need a report written quickly, are unsure on the appropriate format, or perhaps you have so much information you can’t see the wood for the trees! I can help you to shape, structure and write engaging reports for a range of audiences, as well as provide a comprehensive proof reading service to give the document a sense check, identify any ‘typos’, and ensure that your document flows for maximum impact. 

Select the service that interest you:

or contact me for more information:

Call 07703 359673 – or – write to me to discuss your specific needs in more detail.