Dr Neslyn Watson-Druée CBE, author, high performance executive coach, and business psychologist has been honoured three times by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
She has received an MBE for Nursing Leadership, CBE for Health Service Innovation and Leadership, and Her Majesty’s Queen Elizabeth II Medal for Health Service Innovation and Leadership. She is also the recipient of the Millennium Nurse Award for outstanding contribution to Nursing Leadership. In addition, Dr Neslyn received the Windrush Award for Nursing Innovation, and the Millennium Nurse – Special Recognition Award from the Secretary of State for Health for her outstanding contribution to nursing in the UK.
She holds fellowships of the Royal Collage of Nursing (UK) and City and Guilds London Institute. She is also Doctor of the University of Birmingham, City University, and Bradford University.
Her passion is to empower executives to master their leadership skills and leave a legacy for others to follow. Dr Neslyn has a track record of supporting executives in transforming the ordinary to the extraordinary, and changing the impossible to the possible as a matter of course. The title of one of her books is ‘The Beacon Technique: Leadership from Impossible to Possible’.
She developed a mentoring programme for BBC network radio, training the executives in how to be effective mentors. In addition, she designed a career development programme for the London Enterprise Agency and received a National Training Award from the Government Office.
Dr Watson-Druée has over 27 years’ experience on various boards including 10 years as Chairman of a NHS Commissioning Organisation, overseeing a budget of £500M.
Highly rated as professional speaker, executive coach and leadership development consultant, she speaks on Global Leadership issues (diversity, inclusion and creating a culture of change); Living with Purpose and Passion (reinventing yourself); Improving Employee Potential, and Leaving a Legacy.
With 12 books to her name, Dr Neslyn is an international journalist and has written extensively on the subject of leadership for the Phoenix Newspaper (8 million readers online), for Sovereign Magazine, and the Voice Newspaper, and has been interviewed onBBC Radio.