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Brian Langston QPM LLb(Hons) MBA FCMI MIOD

Executive Director of Chardonbois Consultancy Ltd

Brian served with Thames Valley for 30 years and rose to the rank of Assistant Chief Constable responsible for Operations including responsibility for tactical firearms, Royalty protection and Emergency Planning. He pioneered a partnership approach to managing community tension in the wake of 9/11 and other high-profile counter-terrorism operations.

He has been an active champion for diversity throughout his service and is an active mentor and ILM Level 7 qualified executive coach. He holds an honours law degree and an MBA from the University of Reading. He is an alumnus of the Windsor Leadership Trust and graduate of the Strategic Command Course.

He was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal in the 2008 Birthday Honours List for distinguished service to Policing. In 2010 he retired from the police as the most senior BME officer in the service. He was the joint Director of the Footdown School of Coaching & Mentoring in Bath, before setting up his own consultancy specialising in senior leadership development and executive coaching.

He now trains executive teams in the public, private and charity sectors delivering high energy events and personal development courses aimed at maximising individual and team performance and improving customer service.

Brian is a sought-after motivational speaker on the subject of leadership, diversity and change management and has worked in Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.

Brian is a qualified practitioner of Jungian Psychometric colour profiling and utilises this powerful tool to achieve peak performance from individual and teams, improve workplace relationships and leverage improved business results.

Brian is based in Herault in the South of France and can be reached at or via 0044 (0) 7518 518 111


 Kul Mahay LLb(Hons) 

Ignite Your Inner Potential Ltd


Kul served for 32 years in the UK police service, of which two thirds were spent at leadership level. In his life as a police leader he has overseen complex and varied departments and commanded critical and major operational scenarios. He achieved the rank of Temp. Chief Superintendent.


He has been coaching leaders for over 20 years and now works with a global client base of business owners and senior leaders, using his unique style to help them to not only further their leadership potential but to feel more fulfilled, despite the challenges of their roles.


Using his deep knowledge of Emotional Intelligence, Kul has worked with police forces, universities, fire services and the oil industry in UK, UAE, Qatar, India and Ukraine to help develop empowered cultures. His passion for leadership is evident in everything that he does. His personal coaching client base has spanned the globe.


He is the founder the fastest growing inner leadership events in the UK, IGNITE YOUR INNER POTENTIAL™, which is held annually and has grown to 350 attendees in just two years with an attendance growth rate of 50% a year.

Kul is also the author of the popular book, ‘Smash the Habit,’ which draws on his experience of overcoming long-held habits. He believes that physical habits are just symptoms of mind habits. He now coaches, speaks and trains on the art of leadership internationally.


 Kul can be reached on +44 7773 324 924 or via social media on:

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