Insights

Carole Gaskell

Carole Gaskell

Founder & CEO

Just imagine how dramatically different your life would be if you were free from the tactical running of your business.
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What amazing change would take place if your team delivered serious results, with minimum input from you? I believe that great leaders do not create followers – they create leaders. They create powerful teams that feel inspired and supported to achieve their full potential. But you have to learn the right tools and techniques to achieve this.

We must identify the power and influence of the self, before moving on to explore how we can ignite and expand the potential of others, and design the environments where your people and business can excel. By establishing a coaching culture throughout your business, the true potential within your people is liberated; they are encouraged to be all they can be, living and working at their personal best, with optimum peace of mind.


Jo Colville

Jo Colville

Executive Coach

With over 20 years experience of working in a blue-chip retail environment, Jo uses her business and professional knowledge coaching individuals and teams to success as they navigate fast changing business landscapes and demands.
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She is passionate about growth and development and her own career transition from a commercial role within fashion retailing to people development, brings understanding and pragmatism to her coaching.

Jo’s intuitive, people centred approach allows her to connect and build rapport, quickly getting to the heart of what’s going on, creating conversations that achieve significant shifts in perspective, behaviour and performance.

Believing that everyone has in side of them all they need allows Jo to tap into her clients’ own resourcefulness enabling them to find their own solutions to achieve their goals and aspirations.

‘I draw energy from the tension between what holds you back and what takes you forward, supporting you to discover the choices that will create positive change in what you do and how you do it. Using a practical yet strongly intuitive sense of what is needed, I will shine a light on what you may not see, to discover what really matters, helping you to harness this energy to conquer your biggest challenges and being true to yourself.’

Experience
Jo loves seeing people flourish and grow, and this has given her the energy to support over 200 colleagues through leadership transition programmes, resulting in successes around cultural change, peer to peer learning and individual development.

She has coached on immersive development programmes creating space for experienced leaders to challenge their thinking and raise self-awareness.

Her curiosity with the way teams work has added value through design and facilitation of tailored team sessions bringing individuals together around their purpose, creating motivation, alignment and results.

Being a natural relationship builder, Jo has brought together diverse groups with the purpose of getting to the source of challenge and conflict, initiating acknowledgment of mutual aims and forward momentum.

Training / Qualifications / Professional memberships

  • Advanced Diploma in Professional Coach-Mentoring – OCM
  • Insights Accredited Coach
  • Member – European Mentoring and Coaching Council

‘Wherever you go, there you are’
Jon Kabat-Zinn

Jacqueline Jardine

Jacqueline Jardine

Insights Licensed Practitioner

Jo Brocklehurst

Jo Brocklehurst

Insights Licensed Practitioner

Lara, Executive Coach

Lara Cullen

Executive Coach

Lara is an energetic, warm, positive and results driven Coach, Trainer, NLP Master Practitioner and Senior HR Professional who is driven by enabling people to achieve their goals and purpose.
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An experienced HR Director with a full generalist remit, she spent over a decade training, coaching, developing and leading others and holding several senior positions for high profile global brands like Head of HR for retailer Cath Kidston and HR Director for fashion brand Ben Sherman.

Experience
After graduating in International Business in 2003, she worked in a series of key HR roles from Graduate Trainee to HR Director, for well – loved global brands such as Ben Sherman, Cath Kidston and Molson Coors over periods of great transition. During this time, she led several strategic projects, supported organisations as they downsized, restructured and grew (nationally and globally) and used her insight and natural people and leadership skills to facilitate change and growth at organisational and personal levels.

Lara stepped out of the full time Corporate world and became a leadership team facilitator and coach and give her greater freedom and balance in life to travel and to focus on her passions.

Lara’s style is strong, warm, optimistic and pragmatic. She has powerful integrity, doing what’s right, not just what’s easy. All about the “why”, she holds the bigger picture for the individuals and for an organisation or team She is motivated by challenging people and teams to be the best version of themselves and uses her skills and knowledge, to fast track understanding within people and others giving them better results, more authentic leadership and improved relationships. She particularly enjoys supporting senior, middle managers and high potentials to become Leaders of the future.

In addition, Lara is a keen photographer, diver, adventurer and traveller and is passionate about music, creativity and living with purpose.
Lara has worked with Molson Coors, Brakes Group Ltd, Cath Kidston and Ben Sherman.

Training / Qualifications / Professional memberships

  • Accredited Member of Coaching Association
  • BA Hons (1st) Business and Languages
  • PgD Strategic HR Management (Commendation)
  • Chartered Member of CIPD
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resources Management, Nottingham Trent University (Distinction)
  • Accredited Workplace Mediator
  • Insights Discovery Practitioner
  • Certified in the use of Predictive Index (PI)
  • SHL & OPQ psychometrics
  • Master Practitioner NLP

‘As a facilitator and coach, I am pragmatic, supportive and challenging. My flexible approach helps individuals to explore their potential and truly understand the things that are getting in their way. Providing insight that gets to the heart of the matter, I inspire my clients to find a new perspective and support them to live their possibilities with confidence.’

“Make yourself so happy that when others look at you, they become happy too”
Yogi Bhajan

Haydn Bratt

Haydn Bratt

Insights Licensed Practitioner

Liz Grant

Liz Grant

Insights Licensed Practitioner

Motivational Maps

Carole Gaskell

Carole Gaskell

Founder & CEO

Just imagine how dramatically different your life would be if you were free from the tactical running of your business.
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What amazing change would take place if your team delivered serious results, with minimum input from you? I believe that great leaders do not create followers – they create leaders. They create powerful teams that feel inspired and supported to achieve their full potential. But you have to learn the right tools and techniques to achieve this.

We must identify the power and influence of the self, before moving on to explore how we can ignite and expand the potential of others, and design the environments where your people and business can excel. By establishing a coaching culture throughout your business, the true potential within your people is liberated; they are encouraged to be all they can be, living and working at their personal best, with optimum peace of mind.


Sue Stockdale

Sue Stockdale

Senior Facilitator & Coach

Sue is a highly experienced coach and leadership development specialist working with senior executives globally to create sustainable high performance.
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Sue works 1:1 and facilitates teams, up to and including board level. As an elite sportswoman and polar adventurer, Sue brings a powerful combination of business acumen and psychological insight from her sporting and adventure background. Sue has first-hand experience of the pressures and demands required to achieve excellence in fast paced and challenging environments.

As an author, Sue has written several business books: Secrets of Successful Women Entrepreneurs; Kickstart your Motivation; the Growth Story; co-author of Cope with Change at Work and the Personality Workbook. Sue has been a visiting lecturer at University of Bath, Oxford Brookes University, and University of Surrey on subjects related to motivation, leadership, and change. Sue is also the first British woman to walk to the Magnetic North Pole and has participated in expeditions to Antarctica, Greenland, Kenya, Chile, and the Geographical North Pole.

Experience
Organisations with which Sue has worked include BT, Barclays, Birmingham City Council, ITV, Royal Mail, Rugby Football Union, W H Smith, Wrigleys, Natwest Merrill Lynch, and many others.

Training / Qualifications / Professional memberships

  • MBA in Entrepreneurship & Business Venturing
  • Professional Executive Coach
  • Diploma in Business and Life Coaching
  • Assessor and member of Features Team at Association for Coaching
  • Member of International Coach Federation
  • Masters – Quality Management & Improvement

“As a coach and facilitator I help CEO’s and leaders to achieve exceptional performance. My intuitive and engaging style helps me to build rapport with clients quickly. As a result, they feel comfortable to open up and reflect on behaviours that may be holding them back. People describe my style as confident, comprehensive, providing clarity results focused positive, adaptable, enjoyable and fun.”

Sally Henderson

Sally Henderson

Leadership & Team Facilitator

Accessing her two hats of Executive Mentor and Talent Director Sally is able to effect positive change on an individual, company and market level.
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With 20 years experience achieving change and transformation for businesses and individuals alike in the creative sector, Sally offers a proven instinct for tapping into emotions to remove the blocks, unlocking a person’s real desires and helping them shape up to be the best they can be.

Partnering at C-Suite level, Sally enjoys delivering results that are commercially effective whilst also developing the cultural health of an organisation. A proven, honest and honed intuition enables Sally to quickly see what has to be done working with the heart of the matter to deliver high return-on-investment for all involved.

Whether engaged as a Talent Director or Executive Mentor, clients enjoy Sally’s ability to practically navigate complexity creating well designed and motivating solutions.

Recognising her contribution to the branding industry, Sally was invited to be on the expert register at the Design Business Association in 2013.

Experience
Sally has worked in a variety of industries and markets from fast-paced recruitment and executive search, successfully building her own coaching based Executive Search Practice, through to creating long term organisational change within the Public Sector.

She has worked with a number of clients including Wolff Olins, Brand Union, Bartle Bogle Hegarty, Imagination, Mind Gym, Design Council, Mr President, Dragon Rouge and the NHS.

Having listened to literally thousands of people share their hopes, fears and dreams about “work” Sally is proven at helping people have confidence, passion and focus to create “success” according to their unique values and needs.

With a fast-paced energy and her co-creative style, Sally ensures people take the action needed to grow and develop effectively.

Training / Qualifications / Professional memberships

  • CTI Co-Active Fast-Track Course
  • NLP Master Practioner
  • B.A Hons International Business Studies 2:1

‘I mentor leaders and organisations wanting to reach their true potential. I believe in co-creating solutions and like delivering results quickly. Known for straight talking, refreshing insight and effective guidance, working with me delivers two powerful results:

People feel good about what they are doing at work so perform to a higher level
People are committed to achieving more at work as they have clear strategies, tools and techniques to move forward confidently

I am skilled at building trusted relationships with people at all levels, with a sweet spot for senior level engagements, I ensure that a commercial results-focused approach is applied all coaching, development and talent strategy work delivered.’

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”
Milton Berle

Pauline Gibson

Leadership & Coaching Director

As an experienced Board Director Pauline specialises in organisational design, strategic leadership development and culture change.
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Pauline has spearheaded significant culture change programmes and, as a former HR Director is skilled in dealing with mergers and acquisitions, developing a high performing leadership cadre and driving high levels of employee engagement.
Experience
Pauline’s experience of undertaking culture change programmes has included designing and implementing effective change management programmes using cryptonomics, change methodology and leading edge behavioural approaches; her specialism in delivering change has become one of her passions as an executive facilitator and coach.

Pauline has worked with board and executive teams across a range of industries and disciplines. Organisations which have benefitted from Pauline’s expertise and insight as a coach and facilitator include BPP, Britannia Building Society, Clyde Materials Handling, Enterprise plc, Mouchel, Royal Mail, Tesco, United Utilities and Warburtons.

Training / Qualifications / Professional memberships

  • MBA Business Studies
  • Post Grad Cert business coach
  • Fellow to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
  • Accredited Myers Briggs practitioner
  • Qualified Insights & Bar-On-EQi assessor
  • Member of the National Council of Psychotherapists

‘As a coach and facilitator I am pragmatic, supportive and challenging. My flexible approach helps individuals to explore their potential and truly understand their challenges and the things that are getting in their way.’

Kate Woodward

Kate Woodward

Leadership & Team Coach

Kate’s coaching and facilitation style is highly supportive, collaborative and warm yet challenging, sharp and provocative.
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Known for calling people to action and account, she demands an honesty and awareness that awakens and ignites peoples’ belief in themselves and their abilities – the result: inspired, energised and high-performing individuals. Kate started her career in marketing and recruitment, where she gained extensive commercial experience working for British Airways and marketing recruitment specialists, Ball and Hoolahan. She then spent 15 years working as a coach for both corporate clients and individuals.

For the last 7 years she has lived overseas, in Sweden, Poland and Paris where she has gained a cultural perspective that has added another dimension to her coaching. Kate has 3 children and is an instructor of Ashtanga yoga and can use the combination of yoga and coaching to bring about extraordinary results for her clients.

Experience
Kate is passionate about realising human potential. She specialises in group facilitation and regularly delivers programmes such as coaching skills for managers and leaders, full potential leadership programmes and team building activities. Her expertise in conflict resolution and raising self-awareness combine to tackle and challenge people at the deepest level, inspiring and motivating leaders and groups to work differently, and more effectively in order to achieve their goals.

Latterly, through examining her own strength, authenticity and passions she has moved more towards individual coaching as this is where she feels she is at her most powerful. Kate’s USP is undoubtedly her ability to draw upon her very broad range of skills, work & life experience to design unique programmes to suit individual needs.

“Kate Woodward is uniquely gifted, highly evolved and makes the coaching process fun, yet works at a deep and fast level. Her intuitive abilities and her trust & confidence in using them in the sessions adds a dimension that is invaluable”

Kate’s empathetic yet challenging approach has achieved compelling results for both her individual and corporate clients, including Barclays, Burberry, B&Q, Deptford Green High School, DLKW, ICI, M & G Investments, Premier Foods, Royal Mail, Scottish Water, Tesco, The Carphone Warehouse, United Utilities and VW Group.

Training / Qualifications / Professional Memberships

  • Insights Discovery Accredited Coach
  • Occupational Testing Qualified
  • Occupational Personality Questionnaire 32 Qualified
  • CoachU Graduate
  • Introduction to Counselling
  • Asttanga Yoga Instructor

‘We see the world not as it is but as we are.’
Stephen Covey

Tara

Tara Zutshi

Inclusion Director

An experienced senior executive, Tara devoted her career to developing individuals and leading highly successful sales teams.
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She always measured her success on the results of her people and how they achieved them. Working in the fast paced consumer goods industries she understands the challenges of the business world and brings this knowledge and expertise to her coaching and workshops.

Tara began to train as a Coach in 2005 and began working with individuals and teams to develop their potential. Tara has been researching and developing programmes to help organisations become more gender balanced.

She likes to keep fit and healthy and she regularly runs, does Yoga and Pilates, she is a member of a book club, loves to cook for her family and skis in the winter.

Tara specialises in creating gender balanced organisations through working with the senior teams to encourage inclusive leadership styles, sponsorship programmes, leadership development and coaching programmes to support female leaders on their journeys. Tara uses Lencioni, TCI Team diagnostic, Thomas Kilman, DiSC, Appreciative Inquiry and positive psychology to design and facilitate engaging and transformational workshops and programmes.

Experience
Companies with which Tara has worked with include Royal Mail, Interserve PLC, BBC and BBC Worldwide, Home office, Intertust CH, IMD Lausaune, Glatfelter GMBH, Heineken UK Ltd, Blue Arrow, State Bank of India, Ipplogipal and HomeServe.

Training / Qualifications / Professional memberships

  • Certified Professional Co-active Coach
  • Graduate of the Coaches Training Institute Leadership Programme
  • Authorised Facilitator of the TCI Team Diagnostic Assessment
  • Certified TKI Faciltator
  • Transcending Stress Facilitator with Satnamvidya Yoga School

“I am an empathetic and pragmatic coach and facilitator, I support my clients to overcome their challenges and I love to witness them creating new possibilities as they step into their potential and connect with their authentic selves.”

Pavla Pavlikova

Pavla Pavlikova, Czech Republic

Professional Certified Coach

Jo Brocklehurst

Jo Brocklehurst

 

Jo Barker

Jo McCarthy

Inclusion Director

Joanna is an expert on gender balance and women at work and regularly blogs and talks on issues faced by companies as they seek to attract and retain a diverse workforce.
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Joanna’s background lies in corporate sales within the magazine industry, she was identified by ‘Media Weeks’ 30 under 30 as one to watch, she then went on to work as a Commercial Publisher on market leading global brands including Elle, New Woman, Red and Heat Magazine. She has extensive experience of account management across a diverse range of industries and as a sales director she led award winning teams through major internal restructuring, re-launching of existing brands and the launch of new brands.

Joanna then retrained and ran a successful coaching company for 6 years, before focusing on Inclusion and Diversity, and working with companies to retain and promote female talent.

Experience
Companies with which Joanna has worked with include Capital Group, Unilever, Oxfam, Harvest Digital, Redwood Publishing and Xerox.

Training/ Qualifications/ Professional memberships

  • Certified Professional Co-active Coach
  • Graduate of the Coaches Training Institute Leadership Programme
  • Authorised Facilitator of the Leadership Diagnostic Circle Diagnostic Assessment
  • Currently undertaking study in Transactional Analysis and Organisational and Related Systems Coaching
  • Advanced Coaching Diploma with the Academy of Executive Coaching Association

 

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.”
Marianne Williamson

Trevor

Trevor Cousins

Leadership Facilitator & Coach

Since training as a coach in 2002, Trevor has worked as an executive coach and workshop leader with executives and teams from a wide range of organisations in the private, public and voluntary sectors.
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His style of coaching is empowering, calming, highly intuitive, respectful, wise and always positive.

Experience
Following an MA in European Management at Cranfield School of Management, Trevor’s pre-coaching career focused on marketing and communications. He worked for more than a decade in the advertising industry with responsibility for leading client accounts.

Organisations with which Trevor has worked with include Nationwide Building Society, NHS Manchester, Vodafone, National Trust, University of Sussex and Alzheimer’s Society.

  • BA Hons in Modern Languages (French and German)
  • MA in European Management, Cranfield University School of Management
  • Chartered Institute of Marketing – Diploma
  • Institute of Direct Marketing – Diploma (with Distinction)
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
  • ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC)
  • Certified Professional Co-active Coach (CPCC)
  • Licensed Firework Career Coach
  • Member of the International Coach Federation
  • Licensed Team Coaching Diagnostic facilitator
  • Organisational & Relationship Systems Coach training

‘For me, developing people is about creating the clarity and confidence to act differently. We tend to be at our most confident and clear when we are playing to our strengths and acting on our natural preferences. So, when I’m working with organisations and their people, my focus is on empowering coaches and workshop participants to align their natural self with the task at hand.’

Carol Williams

Carol Williams

Leadership Development Director

Sue Coyne

Sue Coyne

Leadership Director

Sue specialises in working with leaders and teams, particularly at senior and board level.
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Sue spent 20 years as a shareholder and director at a Strategic Market Research agency. During this time she operated as a consultant working at board level with blue chip companies both in the UK and internationally.

Sue is fuelled by her passion for supporting leaders, teams and organisations to create a different style of leadership that is collective, visionary, collaborative and transformational so that organisations can survive and thrive in the ever-changing business climate. Areas in which she has significant experience include enabling leaders and teams to build increased trust and rapport, define their values and purpose, develop their authenticity and presence, manage conflict and help leaders transition into new roles.

Experience
Organisations which Sue has worked with include Addleshaw Goddard, Astra Zeneca, DSM, Harvest Housing Group, Manchester Airport Group, Odeon/UCI, NHS and TNT.

Training / Qualifications / Professional memberships

  • Diploma in Advanced Executive Coaching (Academy of Executive Coaching 2008)
  • Gestalt Coaching Certificate 2009
  • Diploma in Systemic Team Coaching 2010 (Academy of Executive Coaching & Bath Consultancy Group
  • Member of International Coach Federation
  • Accredited in CTT Barrett Values Assessments, Baron EQi, DISC, Emergenetics
  • BA Hons French and Spanish (fluent)
  • Fellow od Market Research Society
  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC) Accreditation

“I cannot thank Sue enough for how she has helped me to recognise and enhance the leadership skills I already had but was under-utilising. Sue is an incredibly skilled coach who is the ultimate professional, whilst also creating an environment which allows you to really open up and root cause what is holding you back from realising your own potential. I would highly recommend Sue for anyone who is seeking fresh perspective on themselves as a leader.” Catherine Harris, People Manager, Tesco

Linda Marsh

Linda Marsh

Executive Coach

Linda creates a safe yet challenging environment for her clients to enable positive personal and organisational change that delivers bottom line results.
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Linda’s extensive commercial experience provides an invaluable source of expertise for her clients. She has held senior sales and marketing management positions and non-executive director roles in the IT sector. Having worked across Europe, Linda has a deep understanding of the senior leadership challenges prevalent in fast changing, multi-cultural environments and emerging markets.

With over 10 years’ experience of coaching, Linda is highly skilled at engaging with clients at all levels. Her areas of expertise include Leadership & Management Coaching, on boarding into new roles and maximising performance, Organisational Change, Performance Management, self-awareness through psychometrics and career transition and development.

Organisations with which Linda has worked with include Boehringer Ingelheim, Sanofi, RBS, Bankgessellschaft Berlin, Centrica, Microsoft, TIBCO Software Ltd, BP, Daimler AG and Wycombe District Council.

Training / Qualifications / Professional memberships

  • Associate Certified Coach – International Coach Federation
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Career Counselling and Consultancy – University of London
  • Member of International Coach Federation
  • BA (Hons) European Business Studies
  • Level A Occupational Testing and Level B Personality Assessment – British Psychological Society
  • Certifications in Emotional Intelligence – BarOn EQ-I TM profile, 16PF Manchester Personality Questionnaire, NLP Practitioner

‘I approach my coaching with warmth, humour and integrity, combining a structured but flexible approach. Clients say that I create a supportive yet challenging environment that motivates and inspires them to explore, gain new insights, and take the necessary actions to achieve results they didn’t think were possible.’

Tracy

Tracy Bertran

Leadership Facilitator & Coach

Tracy works with executives from middle management to Director level, supporting them to go beyond their expectations, push their boundaries and make lasting significant change.
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Tracy’s niche is in career coaching, transitional coaching and talent management. She actively challenges and supports people to make the tough, yet essential decisions required to transform personal performance, capability and potential.

Experience
Tracy spent over 12 years in recruitment covering a wide range of roles in Executive Search through to Specialist Marketing Recruitment before becoming an executive coach and facilitator. Tracy helped build a successful recruitment business from scratch and subsequently spent five years as Managing Consultant of the business, establishing its leading position in the market and working with FTSE 100 companies across FMCG, retail and manufacturing markets.

Organisations which Tracy has worked with include Alliance Boots, Ann Summers Ltd, Fortis UK, Leeds University Business School, Man Investments and Tesco.

Training / Qualifications / Professional memberships

  • Member of the International Coach Federation (ICF)
  • Licensed Firework Career Coach
  • Accredited Co-Active Coach ACTP, Coaches Training Institute
  • BA (Hons) Marketing & Spanish

‘My reputation is built on being a pragmatic and positive coach. My purpose is to get individuals energised, focused and driven towards a particular goal – which means you can expect me to have high expectations of anyone I work with. I’m drawn towards people who want to make the most of their talents and natural abilities and really go for high performance with even greater levels of sustainability, consistency and enjoyment.’

Kaye Carter

Kaye Carter, USA

 

Kim Morgan

Kim Morgan

 

Neuro-Agility

Carole Gaskell

Carole Gaskell

Founder & CEO

Just imagine how dramatically different your life would be if you were free from the tactical running of your business.
click to read more
What amazing change would take place if your team delivered serious results, with minimum input from you? I believe that great leaders do not create followers – they create leaders. They create powerful teams that feel inspired and supported to achieve their full potential. But you have to learn the right tools and techniques to achieve this.

We must identify the power and influence of the self, before moving on to explore how we can ignite and expand the potential of others, and design the environments where your people and business can excel. By establishing a coaching culture throughout your business, the true potential within your people is liberated; they are encouraged to be all they can be, living and working at their personal best, with optimum peace of mind.


Sue Coyne

Sue Coyne

Leadership Director

Sue specialises in working with leaders and teams, particularly at senior and board level.
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Sue spent 20 years as a shareholder and director at a Strategic Market Research agency. During this time she operated as a consultant working at board level with blue chip companies both in the UK and internationally.

Sue is fuelled by her passion for supporting leaders, teams and organisations to create a different style of leadership that is collective, visionary, collaborative and transformational so that organisations can survive and thrive in the ever-changing business climate. Areas in which she has significant experience include enabling leaders and teams to build increased trust and rapport, define their values and purpose, develop their authenticity and presence, manage conflict and help leaders transition into new roles.

Experience
Organisations which Sue has worked with include Addleshaw Goddard, Astra Zeneca, DSM, Harvest Housing Group, Manchester Airport Group, Odeon/UCI, NHS and TNT.

Training / Qualifications / Professional memberships

  • Diploma in Advanced Executive Coaching (Academy of Executive Coaching 2008)
  • Gestalt Coaching Certificate 2009
  • Diploma in Systemic Team Coaching 2010 (Academy of Executive Coaching & Bath Consultancy Group
  • Member of International Coach Federation
  • Accredited in CTT Barrett Values Assessments, Baron EQi, DISC, Emergenetics
  • BA Hons French and Spanish (fluent)
  • Fellow od Market Research Society
  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC) Accreditation

“I cannot thank Sue enough for how she has helped me to recognise and enhance the leadership skills I already had but was under-utilising. Sue is an incredibly skilled coach who is the ultimate professional, whilst also creating an environment which allows you to really open up and root cause what is holding you back from realising your own potential. I would highly recommend Sue for anyone who is seeking fresh perspective on themselves as a leader.” Catherine Harris, People Manager, Tesco

Jo Barker

Jo McCarthy

Inclusion Director

Joanna is an expert on gender balance and women at work and regularly blogs and talks on issues faced by companies as they seek to attract and retain a diverse workforce.
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Joanna’s background lies in corporate sales within the magazine industry, she was identified by ‘Media Weeks’ 30 under 30 as one to watch, she then went on to work as a Commercial Publisher on market leading global brands including Elle, New Woman, Red and Heat Magazine. She has extensive experience of account management across a diverse range of industries and as a sales director she led award winning teams through major internal restructuring, re-launching of existing brands and the launch of new brands.

Joanna then retrained and ran a successful coaching company for 6 years, before focusing on Inclusion and Diversity, and working with companies to retain and promote female talent.

Experience
Companies with which Joanna has worked with include Capital Group, Unilever, Oxfam, Harvest Digital, Redwood Publishing and Xerox.

Training/ Qualifications/ Professional memberships

  • Certified Professional Co-active Coach
  • Graduate of the Coaches Training Institute Leadership Programme
  • Authorised Facilitator of the Leadership Diagnostic Circle Diagnostic Assessment
  • Currently undertaking study in Transactional Analysis and Organisational and Related Systems Coaching
  • Advanced Coaching Diploma with the Academy of Executive Coaching Association

 

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.”
Marianne Williamson

Carol Williams

Carol Williams

Leadership Development Director

Michaela Henshaw

Michaela Henshaw

Leadership Facilitator & Coach

Michaela is an experienced and values led Executive Coach, Facilitator, Mentor, and Consultant, coupled with a unique blend of extensive operational HR, Finance and Transformation experience gained in multinational companies of size and scale.
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She has over 15 years coaching, facilitation (leadership development and team development), and mentoring experience alongside 25 years of corporate operational experience – 11 years of this at Director level, with accountability for £1bn+ budgets and 12,000 colleagues worldwide

Areas of Specialism

  • Effective Transformational Change
  • Resilience
  • Leadership and Management Development
  • Career Management
  • Women in Leadership
  • High Performing Teams
  • Finance for Non-Financial Managers

Michaela has worked with a diverse portfolio of clients – from board level to graduates, both UK and international, and private sector, regulatory bodies, charities and private individuals.

She always works with clients to deliver a service that is bespoke and fits with their culture, values and strategy for both the business and the colleagues.

Charisma

Carole Gaskell

Carole Gaskell

Founder & CEO

Just imagine how dramatically different your life would be if you were free from the tactical running of your business.
click to read more
What amazing change would take place if your team delivered serious results, with minimum input from you? I believe that great leaders do not create followers – they create leaders. They create powerful teams that feel inspired and supported to achieve their full potential. But you have to learn the right tools and techniques to achieve this.

We must identify the power and influence of the self, before moving on to explore how we can ignite and expand the potential of others, and design the environments where your people and business can excel. By establishing a coaching culture throughout your business, the true potential within your people is liberated; they are encouraged to be all they can be, living and working at their personal best, with optimum peace of mind.


Linda Marsh

Linda Marsh

Executive Coach

Linda creates a safe yet challenging environment for her clients to enable positive personal and organisational change that delivers bottom line results.
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Linda’s extensive commercial experience provides an invaluable source of expertise for her clients. She has held senior sales and marketing management positions and non-executive director roles in the IT sector. Having worked across Europe, Linda has a deep understanding of the senior leadership challenges prevalent in fast changing, multi-cultural environments and emerging markets.

With over 10 years’ experience of coaching, Linda is highly skilled at engaging with clients at all levels. Her areas of expertise include Leadership & Management Coaching, on boarding into new roles and maximising performance, Organisational Change, Performance Management, self-awareness through psychometrics and career transition and development.

Organisations with which Linda has worked with include Boehringer Ingelheim, Sanofi, RBS, Bankgessellschaft Berlin, Centrica, Microsoft, TIBCO Software Ltd, BP, Daimler AG and Wycombe District Council.

Training / Qualifications / Professional memberships

  • Associate Certified Coach – International Coach Federation
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Career Counselling and Consultancy – University of London
  • Member of International Coach Federation
  • BA (Hons) European Business Studies
  • Level A Occupational Testing and Level B Personality Assessment – British Psychological Society
  • Certifications in Emotional Intelligence – BarOn EQ-I TM profile, 16PF Manchester Personality Questionnaire, NLP Practitioner

‘I approach my coaching with warmth, humour and integrity, combining a structured but flexible approach. Clients say that I create a supportive yet challenging environment that motivates and inspires them to explore, gain new insights, and take the necessary actions to achieve results they didn’t think were possible.’

Tara

Tara Zutshi

Inclusion Director

An experienced senior executive, Tara devoted her career to developing individuals and leading highly successful sales teams.
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She always measured her success on the results of her people and how they achieved them. Working in the fast paced consumer goods industries she understands the challenges of the business world and brings this knowledge and expertise to her coaching and workshops.

Tara began to train as a Coach in 2005 and began working with individuals and teams to develop their potential. Tara has been researching and developing programmes to help organisations become more gender balanced.

She likes to keep fit and healthy and she regularly runs, does Yoga and Pilates, she is a member of a book club, loves to cook for her family and skis in the winter.

Tara specialises in creating gender balanced organisations through working with the senior teams to encourage inclusive leadership styles, sponsorship programmes, leadership development and coaching programmes to support female leaders on their journeys. Tara uses Lencioni, TCI Team diagnostic, Thomas Kilman, DiSC, Appreciative Inquiry and positive psychology to design and facilitate engaging and transformational workshops and programmes.

Experience
Companies with which Tara has worked with include Royal Mail, Interserve PLC, BBC and BBC Worldwide, Home office, Intertust CH, IMD Lausaune, Glatfelter GMBH, Heineken UK Ltd, Blue Arrow, State Bank of India, Ipplogipal and HomeServe.

Training / Qualifications / Professional memberships

  • Certified Professional Co-active Coach
  • Graduate of the Coaches Training Institute Leadership Programme
  • Authorised Facilitator of the TCI Team Diagnostic Assessment
  • Certified TKI Faciltator
  • Transcending Stress Facilitator with Satnamvidya Yoga School

“I am an empathetic and pragmatic coach and facilitator, I support my clients to overcome their challenges and I love to witness them creating new possibilities as they step into their potential and connect with their authentic selves.”

Louise Southam

Louise Southam

Charisma Coach

Kate Woodward

Kate Woodward

Leadership & Team Coach

Kate’s coaching and facilitation style is highly supportive, collaborative and warm yet challenging, sharp and provocative.
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Known for calling people to action and account, she demands an honesty and awareness that awakens and ignites peoples’ belief in themselves and their abilities – the result: inspired, energised and high-performing individuals. Kate started her career in marketing and recruitment, where she gained extensive commercial experience working for British Airways and marketing recruitment specialists, Ball and Hoolahan. She then spent 15 years working as a coach for both corporate clients and individuals.

For the last 7 years she has lived overseas, in Sweden, Poland and Paris where she has gained a cultural perspective that has added another dimension to her coaching. Kate has 3 children and is an instructor of Ashtanga yoga and can use the combination of yoga and coaching to bring about extraordinary results for her clients.

Experience
Kate is passionate about realising human potential. She specialises in group facilitation and regularly delivers programmes such as coaching skills for managers and leaders, full potential leadership programmes and team building activities. Her expertise in conflict resolution and raising self-awareness combine to tackle and challenge people at the deepest level, inspiring and motivating leaders and groups to work differently, and more effectively in order to achieve their goals.

Latterly, through examining her own strength, authenticity and passions she has moved more towards individual coaching as this is where she feels she is at her most powerful. Kate’s USP is undoubtedly her ability to draw upon her very broad range of skills, work & life experience to design unique programmes to suit individual needs.

“Kate Woodward is uniquely gifted, highly evolved and makes the coaching process fun, yet works at a deep and fast level. Her intuitive abilities and her trust & confidence in using them in the sessions adds a dimension that is invaluable”

Kate’s empathetic yet challenging approach has achieved compelling results for both her individual and corporate clients, including Barclays, Burberry, B&Q, Deptford Green High School, DLKW, ICI, M & G Investments, Premier Foods, Royal Mail, Scottish Water, Tesco, The Carphone Warehouse, United Utilities and VW Group.

Training / Qualifications / Professional Memberships

  • Insights Discovery Accredited Coach
  • Occupational Testing Qualified
  • Occupational Personality Questionnaire 32 Qualified
  • CoachU Graduate
  • Introduction to Counselling
  • Asttanga Yoga Instructor

‘We see the world not as it is but as we are.’
Stephen Covey

Sue Coyne

Sue Coyne

Leadership Director

Sue specialises in working with leaders and teams, particularly at senior and board level.
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Sue spent 20 years as a shareholder and director at a Strategic Market Research agency. During this time she operated as a consultant working at board level with blue chip companies both in the UK and internationally.

Sue is fuelled by her passion for supporting leaders, teams and organisations to create a different style of leadership that is collective, visionary, collaborative and transformational so that organisations can survive and thrive in the ever-changing business climate. Areas in which she has significant experience include enabling leaders and teams to build increased trust and rapport, define their values and purpose, develop their authenticity and presence, manage conflict and help leaders transition into new roles.

Experience
Organisations which Sue has worked with include Addleshaw Goddard, Astra Zeneca, DSM, Harvest Housing Group, Manchester Airport Group, Odeon/UCI, NHS and TNT.

Training / Qualifications / Professional memberships

  • Diploma in Advanced Executive Coaching (Academy of Executive Coaching 2008)
  • Gestalt Coaching Certificate 2009
  • Diploma in Systemic Team Coaching 2010 (Academy of Executive Coaching & Bath Consultancy Group
  • Member of International Coach Federation
  • Accredited in CTT Barrett Values Assessments, Baron EQi, DISC, Emergenetics
  • BA Hons French and Spanish (fluent)
  • Fellow od Market Research Society
  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC) Accreditation

“I cannot thank Sue enough for how she has helped me to recognise and enhance the leadership skills I already had but was under-utilising. Sue is an incredibly skilled coach who is the ultimate professional, whilst also creating an environment which allows you to really open up and root cause what is holding you back from realising your own potential. I would highly recommend Sue for anyone who is seeking fresh perspective on themselves as a leader.” Catherine Harris, People Manager, Tesco

Lara, Executive Coach

Lara Cullen

Executive Coach

Lara is an energetic, warm, positive and results driven Coach, Trainer, NLP Master Practitioner and Senior HR Professional who is driven by enabling people to achieve their goals and purpose.
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An experienced HR Director with a full generalist remit, she spent over a decade training, coaching, developing and leading others and holding several senior positions for high profile global brands like Head of HR for retailer Cath Kidston and HR Director for fashion brand Ben Sherman.

Experience
After graduating in International Business in 2003, she worked in a series of key HR roles from Graduate Trainee to HR Director, for well – loved global brands such as Ben Sherman, Cath Kidston and Molson Coors over periods of great transition. During this time, she led several strategic projects, supported organisations as they downsized, restructured and grew (nationally and globally) and used her insight and natural people and leadership skills to facilitate change and growth at organisational and personal levels.

Lara stepped out of the full time Corporate world and became a leadership team facilitator and coach and give her greater freedom and balance in life to travel and to focus on her passions.

Lara’s style is strong, warm, optimistic and pragmatic. She has powerful integrity, doing what’s right, not just what’s easy. All about the “why”, she holds the bigger picture for the individuals and for an organisation or team She is motivated by challenging people and teams to be the best version of themselves and uses her skills and knowledge, to fast track understanding within people and others giving them better results, more authentic leadership and improved relationships. She particularly enjoys supporting senior, middle managers and high potentials to become Leaders of the future.

In addition, Lara is a keen photographer, diver, adventurer and traveller and is passionate about music, creativity and living with purpose.
Lara has worked with Molson Coors, Brakes Group Ltd, Cath Kidston and Ben Sherman.

Training / Qualifications / Professional memberships

  • Accredited Member of Coaching Association
  • BA Hons (1st) Business and Languages
  • PgD Strategic HR Management (Commendation)
  • Chartered Member of CIPD
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resources Management, Nottingham Trent University (Distinction)
  • Accredited Workplace Mediator
  • Insights Discovery Practitioner
  • Certified in the use of Predictive Index (PI)
  • SHL & OPQ psychometrics
  • Master Practitioner NLP

‘As a facilitator and coach, I am pragmatic, supportive and challenging. My flexible approach helps individuals to explore their potential and truly understand the things that are getting in their way. Providing insight that gets to the heart of the matter, I inspire my clients to find a new perspective and support them to live their possibilities with confidence.’

“Make yourself so happy that when others look at you, they become happy too”
Yogi Bhajan

Mel Sherwood

Mel Sherwood

Charisma Coach