Meet the Team
We are proud of our people; talented, experienced, qualified and compassionate
Prior to consulting, Karen worked in-house for global organisations including; British Aerospace, Coats Viyella and Diageo, performing a variety of senior HR and management development roles. Consulting since 2003, her client list includes Aldi, AMEX, Clear Channel, Credit Suisse First Boston Bank, Diageo, Greene King, Kingfisher, KPMG, Marks & Spencer, Ramboll UK, Sony Music, second tier suppliers such as Sigma Aerospace and numerous public sector organisations.
Karen has an MSc in Executive Coaching from Ashridge Business School, an MBA from Durham University, a BA (Hons) in Business Studies, is an accredited coach from Ashridge, a fellow member of the CIPD, is an Ashridge accredited Supervisor of Executive Coaches and OD practitioners and has a post graduate diploma in OD, Advanced Executive Coaching and a certificate in Relational Organisational Gestalt. She is also a member of the British Psychological Society, qualified in numerous psychometric profiling tools, and has trained for two years at Masters level in transactional analysis (psychotherapy).
When not working, Karen is happiest doing yoga, sailing, creating special times with family and friends, or planning her next travelling trip.
Moreover, Philip has learnt how commercial success can be achieved whilst living a life balanced with time for family and personal passions.
In his coaching work, Philip loves to engage in building trusting relationships that help others to develop and achieve success. In an atmosphere of safety and confidentiality, specific goals are created and regularly reviewed to ensure desired outcomes are met.
Prior to becoming an executive coach, Philip had over 10 years of experience at C suite level working on behalf of private equity for multinational high tech in USA including Silicon Valley, followed by 15 years of founding , developing and successfully exiting his own Fintech business in the UK.
Philip has been coaching at senior management level since 2015 with a range of clients from Accenture, Diocese of Westminster, CNN , Capital Risk Partners as well as Start-ups ventures including Parallel AI later acquired by FaceBook.
Sally’s style is always focused on what the clients needs in order to achieve their goals – she can be challenging when needed, but always with the client’s best interests at heart. She is highly business focused and strategic in her approach to all assignments, ensuring the business strategy provides the context for all development, whether individual or team. Clients appreciate her style which is high energy, challenging, supportive, insightful and pragmatic.
Sally brings passion, deep expertise and insight to enable her clients to flourish, to achieve significant growth and business success.
His coaching approach is relational, person centric and insightful. Andy is proud to work in a way that is both supportive and challenging so as at to facilitate impactful outcomes for his clients and their organisations. He is a robust and courageous coach and mentor who is willing to challenge and call out observations so as to maximise outcomes for his clients.
Since 1998 Andy has established himself as a well-regarded and skilled executive coach and leadership development consultant whom has worked with over 15,000 leaders in some 36 countries. He has over 12,500 hours of logged individual and group coaching in a variety of organisations in the private, public and voluntary sector.
He has conducted Coaching assignments in the UK and across the globe, including associated activities in all 5 continents. Andy supports several pro bono coaching communities which includes the United Nations, Schools and a charity which helps young people struggling to transition out of care into independent living.
Moorad is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment, a Fellow of the London Institute of Banking and Finance, a Fellow of the Global Association of Risk Professionals, a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and a Freeman of The Worshipful Company of International Bankers. He is the author of The Principles of Banking (John Wiley & Sons 2012).
Moorad was born in Bangladesh and lives in Surrey, England. He is married with two children, and whenever his steadily declining fitness levels allow he turns out for Newdigate FC, currently in West Sussex League Division3!
Clients value Sarah’s honesty, empathy and integrity. Her warm and engaging style means she is adept at bringing even the most uncomfortable truth to light in a supportive and non-confrontational way. Sarah is also very commercial and understands what drives businesses – invaluable as a coach.
Sarah has coached both established senior leaders in global and market based roles and also senior technical experts (including data science, analysis, data architecture, software development) and emerging leaders, who want to make the successful transition from expert to leader. Sarah has coached extensively within the data science, technology, marketing, retail and media sectors.
Prior to coaching, Sarah worked for 18 years as a senior executive at leading global data science company, dunnhumby. At dunnhumby, Sarah successfully consulted at board level on strategic and operational change projects in both central and market-based roles and built and managed Global, UK and US commercial, data, analysis and media teams. Sarah also lived and worked in the US for 5 years whilst at dunnhumby. Her key clients were a major international retailer (and their manufacturing clients) headquartered in the UK and a major US grocery retailer.
Sarah has an MSc in Executive Coaching (Distinction) from Ashridge Business School, a BA (Hons) in Geography from Oxford University, is an accredited coach from Ashridge Business School and is a trained Minds At Work Immunity to Change facilitator.
When not working Sarah enjoys spending time with her two sons, taking long walks either in the New Forest or along the Dorset coastline with her Vizsla Alfie and travelling with friends or exploring by herself.
Mindsets have shifted…
She is a qualified executive coach with an Advanced Diploma from the Academy of Executive Coaching and a Mental Health First Aider.
Employing a practical approach (based on the actor’s expertise in physicality, voice and language) Samantha has enabled professionals from a wide range of sectors to develop in such areas as influencing skills, diversity, managing conflict, interview skills, building rapport, effective questioning, managing poor performance, presentation skills and delivering feedback.
Samantha specialises in leadership and interpersonal communication and has worked with an extensive range of clients across public and private sectors in both the UK and abroad. Her approach is focused on identifying and achieving feasible outcomes that can be realistically executed in a corporate environment. The interventions used are a hybrid of psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioural and somatic thinking underpinned by the humorous, supportive atmosphere she brings to her work.
A very useful programme and a highly engaging facilitator!
As a well-being scientist at Cambridge, Nick is co-director of the newly created Well-being Institute, where he endeavours to understand how each of us can make profound progress in our everyday lives; psychologically, physically, and socially.
Nick is also a TV and radio presenter, practicing psychotherapist, ‘Dr FeelGood’ for The Times, and a published author.
Since 2006 Andrew has held a portfolio of Chairmanships and Non-Executive Directorships across commercial, public and charity sectors including GHD, Fortnum & Mason and Myton Hospice.
Currently, he is the Chairman of Ramsdens Holdings Plc., UHCW NHS Trust, Mayday Trust and the Coventry Cathedral Council; and is deputy chair of the Board of Governors at Coventry University.
Possessing the key skills and experience you’d expect from a successful senior executive and Chair, Andrew also has the advantage of having been on boards in a variety of ownership structures: Private Equity, Plc., AIM, Family owned, Foreign owned (USA), Co-operative, Charity and NHS.
Not only was Kate the youngest International General Manager at Diageo, she was also the first female. It was in this role that she developed an interest in the psychology of the working environment. Post her corporate career, Kate trained formally in psychology and is currently completing doctoral research in applied neuroscience in organisations. Kate has now been coaching senior leaders for over 21 years.
Kate focuses on the power of modern neuroscience for releasing latent brain potential at work, specialising in applied neuroscience. She was invited to join the panel of 50 coaches worldwide as a founder member of the World Wide Association of Business Coaches. Kate is an accredited member of the Association of Professional Executive Coaches and Supervisors and is the lead author of the book; “All the brains in the business: the engendered brain in the 21st Century organisation” (Palgrave Macmillan). She has also published numerous articles on coaching and book chapters on coaching supervision and team coaching.
Kate’s clients include AXA insurance, Pfizer, Morgan Stanley, Lloyds Bank, Smith & Nephew, IKEA, Ernst & Young, Deutsche Bank, Disney, Diageo, EDF Energy, John Lewis, Waitrose, Accenture, amongst many others.
Kate also coaches globally on a wide range of general and tailor-made executive programmes at the INSEAD Global Leadership Centre. Kate works with international business leaders at INSEAD in Singapore, Abu Dhabi and joint programmes with Wharton and Tsinghua University in Beijing.
His military career included appointments working on the Directing Staff at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, (teaching leadership, planning and tactics) and the MOD, (where he worked on policy issues relating to operational commitments and crisis management.)
He completed his military career as a member of the Directing Staff at the Army Staff College teaching planning and decision-making processes including responsibility for rewriting the Army’s tactical decision making process and helping redesign the leadership development program for high potential officers.
Dan has a particular focus on leading and developing high performance teams, decision-making processes and the effective execution of plans in complex environments, to which he brings both a wealth of personal experience and an academic background in history, international relations and strategy. He has an easy-going approach that concentrates on issues of trust, communication and buy-in.
He is married with 2 young boys and when not playing Lego or refereeing fights his outside interests include fell running, rock climbing, skiing and reading.
Gwen uses participative approaches to bring the right people together to have powerful conversations which deliver sustainable change. Clients value the way Gwen works alongside them to co-create these transformation journeys, making a clear link from strategy to operational delivery.
Her background encompasses over 15 years working in sales and operational roles for global retailers, including Body Shop International and Sears, followed by 10 years of consulting across the private, public and third sector. Recent clients include Pfizer, Royal Mail, Centre for Excellence in Leadership, and the Department for Education.
She holds an MBA specialising in Leadership and Change, an MSc in Organisational Change and is currently studying for a Professional Doctorate in Organisational Consulting. She is also a member of the CIPD.
When not influencing leaders, Gwen enjoys skippering a yacht with the wind behind her and the sun on her face.
Simon has spent 15 years as a Negotiation Skills trainer and coach working with an impressive blue-chip client list. He is a Visiting Lecturer at Imperial College, University of London and is the author of ‘The Leader’s Guide to Negotiation’, published by The Financial Times.
His clients include the British Army, the Daily Telegraph, Panasonic, ExxonMobil, Nike, West Midlands Police Force, Unison and many others.
In a previous career as management consultant he led a major HR outsourcing project for BP and designed the derivatives trading system used by the majority of asset management firms in the City.
He started his career at Capgemini and, as hobbies, he has performed as both trapeze artist and as stand-up comedian. Though not at the same time.
Prior to working as an independent coach, Amanda worked with top teams as a Senior HR Business Partner for Ernst & Young as well as the commercial property, travel, publishing and recruitment sectors. As a Fellow of the CIPD, she maintains her strategic perspective as a member of the Senior HR Practitioners Group, part of the local CIPD branch. Her HR career has given her a unique perspective: she understands what organisations need from their leaders and senior people, as well as what it takes for an individual to be successful in their career and organization Amanda is an approved coach for the Civil Service Learning programme. She has also coached many GP’s via NHS England and has worked for professional services firms.
In many organisations the subtext of conversation is money: Phil helps people develop the skills to provide financial contribution, through understanding the effect of decisions on financial positions. He combines an extensive knowledge of finance with a range of people centred skills to enable improved business. Described by clients as “the only trainer who makes finance interesting”, and “dynamic, fun and human”, Phil provides the experience and technical knowledge together with the ability to apply it in real situations, and for a range of audiences.
Phil has delivered training and mentoring in 25 countries across Europe and the Middle East, with clients in at least 150 organisations, including 8 insurance companies, 7 banks, 5 energy services companies, plus hotels, automotive companies, retailers, agriculture, charities and public sector organisations.
In previous years Phil had an extensive career in banking, which he left in 2000 and, as he says, “looked what happened to banking since then…”
With over 10 years experience Darren combines a scientific approach to health and well-being with a bespoke process tailored to each client to create long-lasting behaviour change and tangible improvements to all areas of life.
Darren is a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science from Birmingham University, a post graduate qualification in Strength and Conditioning as well as numerous certifications in Nutrition, Fitness and Coaching.
His clients have included senior figures within National Grid, Amex, G4S, E&Y, ICAP, KPMG, Poundland, Wolesley Group, Carphone Warehouse, Barclays, Virgin Group and The NEC Group as well as many founders and CEOs of successful SMEs
When not working Darren is kept busy with his two young daughters and is at his happiest by, or preferably in, the sea in North Cornwall.
Lynne is a highly accomplished and inspirational leader within the education sector for which she was awarded the CBE for services to education. She is also a cabinet adviser on public sector leadership.
Lynne is currently CEO of the 157 Group of FE colleges, and was the chief executive of the Centre for Excellence in Leadership from 2004 to 2008.
Marta works with individuals, teams and functions improving their overall performance using coaching, training, facilitation and her extensive human resource and organisation development knowledge.
With degrees in Executive Coaching, Employment Relations and HRM, Marta is an accredited executive coach through the EMCC. Her background also includes general management positions working across Europe and her recent clients include BP, Alstom, and Lloyds TSB.
When Marta isn’t working, you are likely to find her surrounded by natural landscapes and observing the miracles of nature.
Tim is a family mediator, and well versed in managing dispute resolution while navigating often highly charged and emotional circumstances. He is also involved in advocacy training for aspiring and newly qualified barristers.
His training and experience allows him an objective, logical and analytical approach to all areas of his work, while at the same keeping a sympathetic and empathetic approach and not losing sight of the human touch.
When not working, Tim enjoys listening to music in the sun, preferably with his dog by his side.
In executive life, Tim has undertaken a series of roles at board level as Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer. Tim is an ILM Level 7 Executive coach and mentor providing coaching to CEOs and other board level directors both in the UK and internationally.
Most importantly, as an experienced business leader and current board director, Tim brings a wealth of knowledge and directly relevant insight and capability to bear in his sessions, enabling busy Executives to have ready access to someone who has stood in their shoes and intimately understands their challenges.
Graham applies a solution-focused approach and brings a positive and creative mindset to the challenge of leadership development. He likes to observe what leaders and teams really do when they interact. His approach is very practical and he has used a range of experiences – everything from using the outdoors, through business simulations to real work challenges – to help understand the performance gaps in teams but also give them a positive experience to build from. He believes the ability to hold effective and honest conversations is essential in high performing teams and works to develop that skill in leaders and teams. He believes it is critical to hold a mirror up to his clients and role model the behaviours expected in the team.
For the last two years, Graham has led the Talent Circle Management Programme at Volkswagen Financial Services. This Leadership development programme has had a major impact on the participants increasing their self-awareness and giving them the skills to succeed at the next level. This has resulted in promotion for 30% of the cohort within a year of the end of the programme. For the past 5 years, Graham has led the Leadership Plus Module for the full time MBA at Warwick Business School; this is a highly practical development course that aims to develop emotionally intelligent systems leaders. Warwick Business School’s Full-Time MBA Programme has now been ranked number one in the world for sustainability and advancing environmental, social and economic goals. In 2018 it was also rated the best MBA Programme in the UK by The Economist.
Graham’s other clients include: Barclays Wealth Management (Suisse), Linklaters, RBS, THB, Thomson Reuters, Diageo, CDL, Goodridge, the FCA, Research Now, Cirrus, Leaseplan, Aldi and Three.
In Tammy’s coaching work, she brings together her experience as an organisational consultant and as a psychologist. She is interested in how individuals bring their unique history, strengths and talents to their role, and in the reciprocal influences that flow between individual, team and organisational systems, impacting their personal experience and their performance at work. Tammy enjoys helping clients to learn and change by helping them grow their individual capabilities; making sense of group dynamics and the systemic context within which they operate; and developing their capacity to generate new ways to think about and tackle work challenges.
Tammy has worked as a coach since 2001 with individuals and small groups in a variety of organisations, including; public, not for profit sectors, a range of corporations in finance, insurance, logistics and energy.
Her experience includes coaching senior managers and C-suite executives in both face-to-face sessions and remote coaching. She also coaches boards, senior teams and cross-functional leaders working jointly. Tammy has helped individual leaders to step up to new roles and responsibilities; to enhance their effectiveness in role; and to navigate complex change. She has also coached top teams, helping them to form; to better align around their values and purpose; and to build and repair trust.
He started out in the finance world in 1973 becoming Chief Executive of Nelson Hurst & Marsh Limited. He grew the business by 60% per annum compound growth over 10 years and in 1986 it was sold to Citigroup for £52 million.
A subsequent spiritual awakening led to the completion of a degree in theology and philosophy, a master’s degree in psychology, and a series of intensive spiritual training programmes. Andrew combined these years of inner enquiry with his business experience and established a thriving and pioneering clinical practice in London, working with individuals and businesses to create exponential change.
In 1993, he returned to the business world to establish Andrew Wallas & Marsh Ltd. He wanted to apply everything he had learnt and experienced to create a business with a spiritual ethos. When the business was sold for £28 million, every employee was a shareholder and benefited from the value creation.
At this point Andrew realised that there was an opportunity to weave the two threads of his life together into a transformative set of principles for work and life, and so he developed a radical new approach to business called Business Alchemy. He wrote a book, created an online programme, and began to introduce Business Alchemy to the corporate world.
In 2017, he was asked to undertake a management buy-out of an FCA Regulated financial services company in the City of London. He raised £3.8m to purchase the company and took the opportunity to apply the principles of Business Alchemy on an in-depth, day-to-day basis. A shift in culture occurred surprisingly quickly and in 2020 the company, of which Andrew is currently Chairman, was given an external valuation of £22 million.
Alongside this, Andrew delivers one to one coaching, group workshops or training programmes to senior board directors. He is not afraid to point out uncomfortable truths and uses a combination of rational thought, heartfelt wisdom and gut instinct alongside a range of techniques, kinaesthetic, physical and existential to help clients release the obstacles that are standing in their way and to get to the true heart of their intentions.
A relational coach, Jan’s specialism is working with people in transition, managing change, increasing confidence, building resilience and managing professional relationships across the Board, within the team and with colleagues.
Prior to becoming an executive coach and coach supervisor, Jan enjoyed an extensive career in the NHS. Her coaching experience embraces her history of working in senior (Board) positions in the public sector. Jan held positions nationally working in the Department of Health, regionally (Strategic Health Authority working across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire) and in Primary (community) and Secondary Care (hospitals). Jan’s experience as an executive board member in the NHS has proven beneficial to coaching and supervising aspirant and recently established executive team members. Clients range from senior managers to those with executive board or global divisional responsibilities.
As well expertise and experience, Jan brings warmth and humour to her work.
As well as 15 years of experience working and consulting in senior management positions in FTSE100 companies and small businesses, Will is also a professional actor. This combination of commercial and creative experience enables him to bring a real-world understanding of business and a practical understanding of behaviour, emotion and communication to his work. Recent clients include John Laing, Dairy Crest, Allianz Global, Disney, PwC, Greene King, Transport for London, and the Prudential
He is also currently undertaking an Msc in Coaching and Behavioural Change, and is a qualified NLP practitioner.
When not developing and inspiring people, Will is happiest with a motorbike, a dirt track, a pack of sandwiches, and the promise of sunshine!
While the issues covered in her work vary, the common theme is always around helping individuals understand themselves and others better, in order to reach their own potential and maximise their team or company’s achievements. Her style is professional and thorough with a good eye for detail, which works well in both her assessment and training work.
Kate’s background lies with Marks & Spencer and Bausch & Lomb where she performed a variety of European management roles. And her extensive client list includes Diageo and Kraft foods.
She has a BSc (Hons) in Psychology, an MSc in Occupational and Organisational Psychology, and is a member of the Association of Business Psychologists, Association for Coaching, and CIPD.
When she’s not delivering excellence in her work, Kate is happiest making sourdough bread, pottering in her garden or rowing on the Gloucester canal.
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Ali has over 25 years’ experience in the engineering industry, most recently as an HR Director within a FTSE 100 global organisation. where she initiated significant change through restructuring, downsizing, and mergers, process and technological developments. In doing this she has acquired a good understanding of the key levers for organisational effectiveness and in particular what can be done to minimise the adverse impact of change on individual, team and business performance. It is this practical operational experience blended with strong coaching skills that allows Ali to quickly assimilate the organisational contexts that individuals operate within and so build productive coaching relationships, which deliver performance benefits to both the individual and their organisation.
The change management content… will have a big impact…
Debbie’s style is highly engaging, warm and supportive. Her wealth of experience ensures she offers fully integrated people solutions. She shines best when working with those who face substantial challenges, and through sharing her knowledge and learning she helps them to experience real change and difference.
Debbie has experience of working in Europe, the USA and Sri Lanka, and her lengthy client list includes BAE Systems, Airbus, the NHS, Lancashire Police, Trelleborg, Great Places, RSA, ABTA and UNICEF.
She holds a BSc in English and History and is an accredited executive coach and member of the World Association of Business Coaches. Debbie has also worked closely with the Lancaster University Leadership Centre where she is an honorary teaching fellow.
When she’s not busy working, Debbie is happiest juggling her teenage children and walking her dog by the sea.
With around 15 years of experience – predominantly in the private sector, and more recently in the public sector – she has worked in the UK and internationally. Private sector clients include luxury and mid-market retailers, and communication, insurance, legal, manufacturing, travel and cruise line organisations. Public sector clients include fire and rescue services, registered social landlords, rail and port transport organisations, libraries, and forensic science providers. Katherine is passionate about supporting organisations through significant transformation where change readiness and continued engagement are vital.
Katherine is a fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and tutor for the Institute of Leadership and Management. She is an accredited coach with the European Mentoring and Coaching Council and qualified to provide Emotional Intelligence 360 Feedback and Strength Deployment Inventory profiling. She also speaks French.
When Katherine isn’t coaching and developing leadership capability, she loves to spend time with friends and family and walking her dog.
Rhaya has extensive experience within a variety of roles including naturopathic director at Blackmores UK, co-writer and formulater at the Bachelor of Science for Nutrition Therapy at the University of Westminster, and is a senior lecturer in health sciences teaching anatomy, clinical skills, nutrition, bio-chemistry and complementary therapies.
Helen’s coaching spans a broad range of topics, ultimately meeting her senior client where they are at. She is particularly interested in supporting senior leaders through times of personal and professional transition. She enjoys working on a one to one basis, helping individuals to reflect on their careers, and supporting them to break through to new options and possibilities. The objectives underlying Helen’s work are to raise individuals’ awareness, to face into issues and to explore together what choices exist.
As a relational coach, Helen uses a variety of theories to inform her coaching, including the Gestalt principles and transactional theory. She employs a broad set of techniques and has extensive knowledge and experience in high performing organisations.
Helen particularly enjoys working with those who are in or have had challenging careers and is a passionate advocate for working parents.
Helen’s impact as an executive coach is underpinned and enriched by her considerable executive experience in Retail and Retail Banking.
She started her career as a graduate with Sainsburys, was recruited into Tesco as a director its largest growth phase; led the transformation of the Barclays Retail Bank estate as a Managing Director during its recovery from the Financial Crisis; and was a member of the Barclays UK Diversity and Inclusion Board.
Oliver’s senior roles have included: Operations Officer for the Helmand Task Force; Commanding Officer (Chief Executive) of a large Commando Group, to include delivering unprecedented outcomes in Afghanistan; personal adviser to Defence Ministers; a Colonel instructing leadership at the UK’s Defence Academy; Chief Executive Officer of The Challenge, a large, commercial, social enterprise; and a non-executive board member of the Business Services Association.
If you would like to see Oliver’s leadership in action you can watch him here https://youtu.be/ZBuSJw3J7xE
Lindsey held HR Director and senior talent and leadership development roles in a range of multi-nationals, prior to embarking upon her consultancy career. Her leadership development work encompasses both individual and team level learning, and large-scale interventions. She played a central role in the development and execution of the renowned Diageo Leadership Performance Programme for 1300+ leaders worldwide and led Experian’s first global learning intervention from concept through to its delivery in 11 languages across 50 countries. Recent client work includes developing a transformational leadership programme for the top 150 leaders of a Swiss corporation.
Lindsey has an MSc in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology from the University of East London and a BA (Hons) from the University of York. She is a member of the CIPD and the Association for Coaching and is qualified in a range of psychometric tools. She is currently preparing her recent research, “Flourishing in the face of fear”, for publication in a leading medical journal. This study focuses on enhancing resilience and positive coping, in the parents of children with life-threatening food allergies.
When not working, Lindsey is at her happiest out running with friends in the Cotswolds, baking (and eating!) cakes with her daughter, or enjoying a fine Tuscan wine with her husband.
He has over 10 years’ experience in supporting C-suite leaders and management teams to transform their organisations into highly efficient and effective companies and get them structured in ways that will help them become more adaptable and responsive to their customers’ needs and transform their culture and working practices to become more Agile.
Steve has worked with organisations including BT, EE, Vodafone, HM Revenue & Customs, William Hill, and The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to help them transform their working practices, effectiveness and efficiencies through Agile coaching at all levels.
His areas of expertise include product development, Agile leadership, business change consulting and transformational change.
Most recently, Neil was appointed Chair of the East West Rail Co Board and Non-Executive Director for the LCR Property Board.
Neil is also a Non-Executive Director for the Houses of Parliament Restoration and Renewal Programme Delivery Authority Board and Chair of the Defence Infrastructure Organisation Board for the Ministry of Defence.
Neil holds a number of public sector and Chair positions including Chair for Cake Box Holdings plc and Energy Savings Trust.
As independent Formal Council member at the University of Warwick, Neil Chairs the Warwick Business School Board and is a Governor of the Board with Nuffield Health.
Previously, Neil was Group Property Director of J Sainsbury and before that served for 28 years with Tesco, where he was Stores Board Director, responsible for property and operations for the UK business.
He has experience in IPO and Capital raise with FTSE and AIM listed companies.
Neil was awarded an MBE for his work in relation to Energy Efficiency & Sustainability and an MBA from Stirling University which he studied part time whilst starting his career at Tesco.
Clients come to Hannah for coaching on presentation and personal impact, media training, crisis communications, business public speaking, financial presentations, script-writing, commercial influencing and industrial relations messaging. The breadth of her experience means she can adapt to her clients’ needs and offer support using trademarked tools and techniques that deliver both immediate and long-term impact. She specialises in one-to-one coaching up to CEO level and is highly valued for her discretion, diligence and careful respect for brand reputations.
As a main anchor at Sky News, CNBC Europe and Meridian Broadcasting, Hannah presented breaking news and conducted live interviews. Hannah’s freelance career saw her at Capital Radio, Sky News, TV-am, GMTV, Thames News, TVS and BBC Newsroom South East. Hannah has also worked at Two Counties Radio, BBC Radio Bedfordshire, LBC and IRN before her first job as a news presenter at BSB.
Hannah takes her responsibility to her clients very seriously and works hard to deliver ‘best in class’ services. Her clients include senior teams and spokespeople up to CEO level at John Lewis, Tesco, Whitbread, Ocado, Nestle, Centrica, Unilever, Müller, Travis Perkins, The Department for International Trade, United Nations Ops and many others across financial, sport, retail and political spheres.
Will enthuses delegates with his passion for the privilege of leadership and the power of teamwork. He is motivated by teams and believes in encouraging interdependence. Each year he tests his own leadership skills regularly through skippering different gruelling yacht races. Through his own practical experiences he is able to link effectively to the latest leadership thinking.
Will has a Navy background, followed by five years in the marine industry. His recent clients have included Royal Bank of Scotland, Kingfisher, and Bang & Olufsen.
When he’s not busy sailing, speaking or delivering leadership training, Will can be found outdoors enjoying some quality time with his family.
As a coach she is very interested in how what we think affects how we feel and hence our behaviour. She has a holistic approach and her coaching is underpinned both by her understanding of the impact of behaviour – the physical body, vocal skills, presence – and an understanding of the science and psychology of human behaviour.
Elizabeth has a particular interest in coaching women in business, including the future of work and women’s role within, exploring how men and women communicate at work and how we may be able to leverage the talents of both sexes. Her clients include Rolls Royce, Guinness, Barclays, Prudential, MOD, and the NHS.
Elizabeth has an Advanced Diploma in Executive Coaching, a PhD in Neuroscience, and a BSc in Physiology and Zoology. She is also a member of Equity, and the Physiological Society and a guest speaker at University Cambridge Judge Business School.
Out-of-hours you might find Elizabeth on a yoga retreat, preferably somewhere hot.
With an unwavering passion to support clients achieve results Rachel has honesty at her core and a straightforward, challenging, and creative style to her coaching. She specialises in career coaching, including career change, first leadership role support, positioning for leadership promotion and redundancy outplacement.
What you will gain from working with Rachel is an increased confidence in your skills and knowledge, knowing how to position them to meet your career ambitions; gaining the self awareness to enable you to develop a career in line with your passions, values and leadership tolerances and ensuring you are in a role that you love and is a positive part of your life.
Rachel also volunteers as a coach for the Marketing Academy, developing the marketing leaders of the future. Her time outside of work is spent open water swimming in any suitable lake or river she can find, doing yoga badly or with their adopted children.
Fiona balances support and challenge when working with clients. Her ability to listen and actively engage with clients ensures any solution feels owned by the individual. Her background in psychology and training in psychometric tools enables a deep understanding of individuals.
Fiona has a range of experience across HR, learning and development and coaching leaders and teams. Beginning her career as an HR generalist in FMCG, she moved to Diageo where she held a number of HR leadership roles. Following Diageo she has over 10 years experience as an Interim HR Leader, specialising in developing talent, organisation design and development and enabling change. Her clients include Goldman Sachs, HSBC, Telefonica, Fortnum & Mason, Clear Channel, WPP and Denstu Aegis. The common thread across all roles has been her ability to connect with stakeholders and a desire to enable individuals to perform at their best, both ultimately contributing to business performance. She thrives in new learning situations and reads around the subject of human behaviour to support her client work.
Fiona has also spent time coaching young people at the start of their careers, supporting their entry to the work environment.
Laura has taught in the UK, US and Denmark and has worked with clients including Relx Group, Smiths Group, GKN, QinetiQ, Iron Mountain, GlaxoSmithKline, GE Healthcare, Lundbeck, TokioMarineKiln, the English Institute of Sport and the International Boxing Association.
Laura started out as a Staff Reporter at The Times. Her brief included breaking news, investigations and colour pieces and she has reported from the US, Iraq, Egypt and Greece. She has also worked at a FTSE 100 company and a global PR agency. She has studied story theory for over 15 years and also consults on television scripts.
Sonia is former Head of People at Tonik Energy, with responsibility for managing and setting the People Strategy for the Group, scaling the business from 50 FTE to 220 (within two years).
She has spent much of her time working in the Private Sector and more recently Energy retail with scaling businesses.
Sonia is a pragmatic and commercial HR professional who sets her sights on collaborative business partnering, enhancing strategic operational performance to deliver value and growth that makes a difference. Sonia is passionate about People Engagement and harnessing the power of being human at work.