Mike Still has over 35 years of experience in the risk management and insurance industry serving a broad range of clients by size and business sector. Mike cares passionately about making a difference to people, businesses and communities and has been a long time supporter of The Princes Trust and Business in the Community (BITC). Mike is a board advisor, business consultant, non executive director and experienced executive coach.
He said he is inspired by his Mum, Dad, time with the Scouts, also by his Bank Manager who worked with his Youth club. Two of his inspiring role models are: President De Clerk and Nelson Mandela. All had empathy and understanding to lead and coach and see other’s perspectives. He highlights the importance of resilience and his 35 years varied experience – unlike some this is not 1 year repeated 35 times but a Lifelong learning journey.
His insights on learning from mistakes – “with my passion I push myself and others too hard, running too fast and I can be seen as unreasonable.
Top Tip: Use the 3 perspectives – view if from yourself, the other and an independent 3rd party. Stop, challenge your thinking & choose your actions.
He was previously Chairman of BITC, Scotland which is a business-led charity where members work together to tackle a wide range of issues that are essential to a sustainable and responsible future. As part of this Mike was Chairman of the Business Emergency Resilience Group (BERG), a leadership group of BITC, which is an initiative established by HRH The Prince of Wales to help businesses and communities across the UK become more resilient, supporting them to prepare, respond better and recover faster from crisis. Members across business, government bodies and charities, collaborate and take action to help tackle some of the key issues facing society. Mike was appointed the prestigious role of HRH The Prince of Wales Ambassador for Responsible Business in Scotland from June 2015 to 2017.
In addition he has provided leadership and support as chairman of YPO Scotland (2013/2016 & 2018/2020) to support better leaders through learning and ideas exchange and chairs the annual business school for members utilising world class resources including LBS and Harvard to support life long learning.
Mike has enabled many organisations he supports to flourish. Using his professional skills, extensive networks and personal commitment, he engages
A trusted advisor, friend and a passionate coach and mentor, Mike inspires people and their organisations to be their best.