Coaches & Consultants
Our coaches and consultants are individuals who have succeeded in their own fields and come from a variety of industry and sector backgrounds, with a diversity of disciplines including marketing, human resources and retailing as well as a range of professional occupations. Clients rely upon them for sound business like advice, understanding, motivation and independent counselling through periods of opportunity and despondency alike.
We carefully select the coach/consultant for each assignment, matching skills, experience and personality to the individual or group we are supporting.
Our team members are located throughout the UK, enabling us to deliver nationally but with local knowledge. We have the resources to staff major ‘on site’ programmes and work on a ‘one-to-one’ basis where we will meet and work with clients at a suitable local venue.
He works with Directors and Senior Management from Commerce and Financial Services as well as Partners in Professional Services firms. He has considerable expertise in shaping peoples careers, identifying and promoting their unique brand as well as coaching them in personal development and performance management issues. Antony’s style is one of coaching/mentoring, challenging when necessary, and acting as a sounding board to senior executives as they manage the opportunities and challenges that are open to them, ensuring successful outcomes and enrichment in the process.
Her current focus is on her key specialisms of Executive Coaching and Management Development. In addition to providing 1:1 coaching solutions in Performance Coaching and Outplacement, as a qualified trainer, she offers workshops in job search, and training for Managers in practical, easy-to-master Coaching techniques.
A lifelong involvement in helping ‘fellow humans’ has produced a spectrum of services which cover personal coaching, counselling, career development and career transition. Without exaggeration it can be stated that he has assisted hundreds of individuals on his journey to date.
Though much of his activity is at ‘board/director level’ he takes great pleasure in working across a full spectrum of career paths. Chet offers an in-depth understanding of the sensitivities around diversity which he has acquired over the years by dealing with people from a vast array of backgrounds. This has included both the private and the public sector.
He has provided support to individuals ranging from Board level Executives to operational and support staff in disciplines spanning Logistics, IT, Sales, Marketing, Finance, Supply Chain and Procurement, Project and Programme Management, Compliance and Audit.
Prior to her coaching career, Clare spent 16 years working in the corporate sector as a senior public relations and employee relations consultant. In this role, she helped business leaders define their ethos and objectives in order to communicate more authentically with key stakeholders. In 2011, Clare formalised her considerable experience in personal development by specialising in executive coaching.
Clare’s coaching clients have come from a range of organisations in the private and public sectors including: Southern Railway, the National Health Service, as well as the publishing, retail and personal finance sectors.
His USP is his intuitive ability to quickly break down complex data from individuals and reframe that information into statements that engage recipients and markedly increase employees’ likelihood of securing networking meetings and interviews.
David is co-author of two Kogan Page books, ‘Everything You Ever Needed to Know about Training’ and ‘Transforming Training’, a suite of interactive-CD Human Resources materials for Gee Publishing (Factfinder) and an article for the CIPD (Theatre in Training).
She has been responsible for managing business relationships at a senior level in 14 countries in the Asia Pacific Region, and was acknowledged for playing a pivotal role in implementing changes that improved market and client ratings on service and performance from third to top rated.
Gareth’s extensive sector expertise covers financial services, utilities, fmcg, healthcare, and service outsourcing, in both B2B and B2C markets in the private and public sectors. He has project managed strategic business re-engineering, silo busting and business model turnarounds.
Industries he has worked with include; Manufacturing, Engineering, Insurance, Technology, Telecommunications, Food, Automotive, Pharmaceutical, Travel, Oil & Gas, Chemical and Electronics.
Her industry experience has been gained in pharmaceuticals, airlines, oil, brewing, insurance, IT, City investment companies, publishing, tobacco, housing associations, borough councils, retail, the professions – medical, legal & accountancy.
His early career in HR started with managerial roles in G D Searle, where he subsequently became HR Director. He subsequently moved to Monsanto plc, at the time employing 1600 people in the UK as Head of HR Shared Services, and was later appointed HR Director for UK and Scandinavia. At the time of Monsanto’s acquisition by Pharmacia John made significant contributions to the integration of the workforce before leaving to take up his current consultancy role.
John is a pragmatic interpreter of UK Employment Legislation with a strong track record in blending disparate teams and organisations. He is innovative in designing flexible benefits for organisations and was the first to do so within the pharmaceutical industry. He is credited with being highly effective in resolving internal disputes at Grievance/Dismissal stages and a sensitive investigator in disciplinary enquiries.
He is a lay member of the Employment Tribunal and currently County Commander for St John Ambulance in Buckinghamshire.
Prior to that, Julie gained experience in a specific reward role for a major outsourcer as well as senior roles in retail banking. Julie focuses on the full employee life cycle and is able to advise on all aspects to both employer and employee alike. She has also gained experience in coaching individuals in the not for profit sector, focusing on developing individuals to take on new challenges and push boundaries.
He has had responsibility for the development and establishment of Advisory Centres and Resource Centres on employer sites, has invaluable experience of interviewing, coaching and counselling of employees and redundant workers and assisting them into new career paths. He assists organisations that are going through restructure and change who want positive support for their people at what can be a daunting time. He has conducted assessment centres and psychometric feedback and has experience of working both in the public and private sectors.
She has worked with clients in outplacement, pre-retirement, change programmes and training, such as Toyota Europe, Barclays Africa and UK, Ghana Bank, Mid Sussex District Council, HMRC, HSBC, Shire, and Metropolitan Police.
In her work Nicola emphasises the importance of employee wellness, helping to build resilience and to manage periods of stress in a world of work now increasingly characterised by change and uncertainty. Her approach draws on established psychological theory and practice and is focused on problem solving; dealing with both the practicalities of change and any unhelpful ways of thinking, feeling and behaving in working toward sustainable solutions.
Her current focus is on her key specialisms of Personal transformation and Business Coaching and Management Development. She mainly provides 1:1 and group coaching solutions in Public Speaking, Development Coaching, Lifestyle Coaching, Coaching maternity returners and Coaching for retirement. She provides coaching in-person as well as virtually on Skype and Face Time.
He has project managed change programmes, regularly facilitating pre-retirement and job search workshops to develop individual’s skills and qualities including self-awareness, CVs, self-marketing and interviews preparation, as well as individual diagnostics and career transition coaching. As a professional career transition/performance coach he has developed a proven track record of delivering informative inclusive workshops and effective empathetic individual support.
“My mission is simply to support individuals in career transition, enabling them to take a fresh look at their working life and move forward positively into new roles.”
Her strong understanding of the psychological approaches to coaching in the workplace, drawn from an earlier post grad diploma, has continued to underpin her practice. Believing that individuals throughout their working life need a champion, especially in times of major upheaval, the person-centred coaching style she adopts placing importance on forging mutually beneficial networks, building trusted relationships and injecting creativity has facilitated successful outcomes for her clients; her passion for helping individuals to release their potential always very much to the fore.
Sally’s approach centres on the needs of the individual and by using her previous experience she is able to quickly build rapport and credibility with a wide range of people. Her extensive knowledge has supported organisations to develop the strategic objectives of the business.
Her early background was as an HR professional with a training responsibility. Additionally she has experience of the sales environment having managed significant accounts for a major consultancy.
With responsibility for Sales and Marketing in the UK and Europe, her extensive experience includes leadership roles in the recruitment, career management, outsourcing and, latterly, the talent and HR consulting sectors. She has worked with clients across the full range of industry sectors, from business and professional services, technology and media & communications, to FMCG and the public sector. She is an established and credible leader, able to influence and inspire others to achieve personal and business goals and make a difference.
Previously, Steve held commercial roles in Career Management, Business Management with BT and The Press Association, and in 23 years with the BBC, International Business Management and Sales & Marketing, regularly travelling to the Middle and Far East, the USA and Japan. He began as a BBC World Service Radio Studio Manager, in daily contact with 37 different nationalities of broadcasters.”
She provides engaging, practical and down-to-earth coaching covering all aspects of career transition.
A qualified HR Professional she previously held people management and development roles in global IT services as well as in specialist manufacturing where she thrived on management development, change management and ensuring positive employee relations.
Sue is a thinking partner and supports teams/individuals to define vision and create objectives, ownership, commitment, build trust and take authentic, strategic, focused action. Through brain-friendly learning, with fun, curiosity, lightness and high perceptive intuition she asks probing questions few dare to ask.
Susan has worked with men and women from “coal face” to boardroom using humour, her own wide experience and a common sense approach to motivate and encourage individuals to fulfil their potential. Using well developed interpersonal and communication skills, she has inspired clients, repeatedly demonstrating the ability to mentor, develop, empower and stimulate, helping individuals to achieve successful transition to new and progressive careers. For the past 10 years her skills have been used to set up and deliver remote outplacement programmes dealing with clients via telephone, email and Skype, delivering a successful high quality career guidance service.