Jake is a full-time IDG consultant who specialises in design and delivery of multi-modular business and individual performance improvement programmes, offsite events at Sandhurst and graduate development programmes.
He joined IDG in 2010 and has worked across a broad range of clients and industries, including: International Financial Institutions around the world, The Oil and Gas industry in the Middle East, Engineering and Construction, Fire and Rescue Services, Sports teams, and a range of Professional Services in the UK.
Jake is a serving commissioned Officer in the Army Reserve, and has served in Afghanistan in 2012. Prior to joining IDG, he was a professional mountaineer, adventurer and public speaker, having broken a number of records around the world (including in 2005 becoming the youngest Briton to climb Mt Everest, and the youngest man in the world to complete the 7 Summits). In 2018 Jake became only the 10th Briton ever to successfully climb K2. Jake uses his experience of being part of, and leading high performing teams in extreme circumstances to motivate and inspire his clients.
He is a qualified Strengths Deployment Inventory practitioner. In 2018, in recognition for his mountaineering exploits and services to inspiring others about the great outdoors, Jake was made a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.
Clients appreciate Jake’s openness and honesty when it comes to giving individual and team feedback, and his enthusiasm and passion for bringing development alive and making it relevant.