Coach / Speaker

Eric Francis Manu

Eric has spoken at major events, including The FIFA Conference in London and The UK China Trade Expo, The UK-China Youth Federation Conference, as well as at The House of Commons. He is a member of the Council of Advisors for the FIFA Ethics and Regulations Watch (FERW), working as an independent advisor to FIFA.

He has hosted various live events, as a keynote speaker and highly sought-after motivational speaker, drawing on his personal and business experience. From a humble beginning in Ghana, arriving in the UK as an illegal immigrant, he went on to graduate, and has worked for some of the biggest UK investment and private banks.

He regular participates as a featured panellist and facilitator, working with conference organizers and speakers to coordinate flow, timing, and content at various events.

For his contribution to the UK hospitality and creative industry, in 2018 he was nominated for, and won, the UK/China award for Entrepreneur of the Year and the Commonwealth Hospitality Award.

Eric has utilised his combined skills to establish the British Protocol Academy, training clients of all ages and backgrounds in British etiquette and cultural enhancement. He is currently studying at the University of Cambridge for the Professional Coaching Course and is a Member of The Association for Coaching ® (AC). Eric is available for small or large events, including seminars and workshops as well as facilitating with written content to help attract different types of audience.

Coaching is tailored to individual goals, abilities, and interests. After developing a plan together, clients independently make decisions to implement change.

The way I work

I assist clients to help them discover more effective and powerful ways to lead.

With my personal experience of culture change between Ghana and the UK, I am familiar with the leadership dynamics of cultural fluidity, often fluctuating between global and local standards.

I enjoy working with clients in culturally diverse environments or who are in transition, challenging them to reach their potential. Often, this requires identifying opportunities for development using current skills and resources.

I like to bring warmth and practicality to sessions, with a questioning approach. Results can be transformative.


The format of coaching sessions is determined by the client’s agenda and needs: 6 x 2-hour sessions, 4-6 weeks apart or one-to-one meetings, 30-60 minutes in length, by phone, video, or in person. Clients have the option of their manager being present for a three-way meeting at the outset and on completion of coaching.


I have many years’ experience in the UK financial services sector, working for HSBC Private Bank, Janus Henderson, Hermes Federated Asset Management, Director of EM Brokerage Group, supporting concierge and consulting companies through culture change, M&A joint venture launch and market entry in China.

Training & Qualifications

University of Cambridge; BA in Computer Science, University of Middlesex; Investment Management Certificate (IMC), CFA; The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI), Investment Operations Certificate (IOC).

Why Use Me

My objective is to help achieve goals, increase income, whilst enjoying a healthy work/life balance by managing time better.

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