Coach Profile

Derek Appau

Career Coach

Derek is a fully qualified (ICF ACC, Strengthscope accredited) personal and career development coach. He works with marketing professionals, entrepreneurs, aspiring and experienced business leaders, addressing work performance, career transition, relationships and well-being.

Derek’s specialism is in one to one coaching for high potential, high performing, ‘rising stars’. He is also very passionate about improving the under-representation of minority (BAME) talent at senior leadership levels and works closely with organisations who value diverse, inclusive and forward thinking cultures.

With over 9 years in media, marketing and digital advertising, Derek leverages valuable insights and hands on experience in his coaching services and group workshops.


  • High Potential Talent
  • Career Change
  • Performance
  • Career Advancement

Clients From

  • LinkedIn
  • Apple
  • Maxus
  • WaveMaker
  • Creative England
  • IRIS
  • Santander


  • International Coach Federation ACC (Associate Certified Coach)
  • Strengthscope Accredited & Consultant
  • Accredit Emotional Capital Report (ECR) Coach


  • Thai Boxing & Mixed Martial Arts
  • Music
  • Psychology



“I approached SEVEN Career Coaching as I wasn't sure where I wanted to go in my career. Derek helped me gain clarity over what I really want for myself and then helped me get there. He helped me learn a lot about myself and challenged my way of thinking to gain new insights. One year and two promotions later I now feel as though I'm in the best company possible to learn the skills I need to be successful. I'm now in a position at work where I completely love what I do and feel I'm having a positive impact on the world and the people around me.”

Patrick Payment Support Lead, Bulb


“Working with Derek and SEVEN not only did I unearth a lot of dark truths, but it really pushed me to my limits and to the best version of myself. It makes you ask a lot of questions about yourself and understand your WHY! I’ve gone from leaving a career and moving to a new city to finding my vocation in life. I’m now a yacht broker and living the life I’ve always wanted. It has been an amazing experience personally and money well spent. I couldn’t be happier.”

Oliver Yacht Broker


“Thanks to Seven I have kept moving forward when everything in my life was holding me back. I can safely say that this was the best decision I had taken in while and definitely recommend Seven.”

Ilyas MSc Finance and Private Equity at LSE


“Over the course of a few weeks my confidence and clarity grew significantly culminating in a plan that we executed together. I look back on this now and can say, without reservation, represents huge value for money!”

Bruce Executive Director, GFC Media Group