FPG Team

We are a people focused business and we pride ourselves on the quality and expertise of our team. Our team is the secret to our success.  Meet the people who make it all happen. 

Carole Gaskell

Carole Gaskell

Founder & CEO

Inspirational speaker and best selling author transforming businesses and leaders.

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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.

Dr André Vermeulen

Dr André Vermeulen

International Neuroscience of Learning Expert

Founding member and CEO of Neuro-Link, a consultancy specialising in the neuroscience of workplace learning.

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Brain-based learning and development, which over years has evolved into the neuroscience of learning, has been his interest and passion for more than 25 years.

André has keynoted numerous international conferences and workshops on neuroscience related topics in countries, including USA, England, Mexico and China.

His brain profile assessments and learning solutions convert knowledge about the neuroscience of learning into practical business tools.

Pauline Gibson

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.

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.’

Trevor Cousins

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.

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.’

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 began coaching in 2003 following the sale of the Strategic Market Research agency of which she was a shareholder and director for 20 years. During this time she operated as a consultant working at board level with blue chip companies both in the UK and internationally – her clients included Barclays Bank, Homebase, Nationwide Building Society, Royal & Sun Alliance, Scottish Power, Thames Water and Virgin Trains.

Sue’s decision to become a coach and facilitator in 2003 was fuelled by her passion for leadership and supporting others in realising their full potential. She enables leaders, teams and organisations to create a culture and style of leadership that is visionary, agile, collaborative and transformational so that they can thrive in the ever-changing business climate. Sue works as an executive and team coach, an agile leadership and enterprise coach, a values-based organisational transformation consultant and is also a regular speaker.

Sue specialises in working with leaders and teams, particularly at senior and board level, helping them to connect to their purpose and explore new ways of being that bring their potential into reality, firmly linked to business outputs and results. 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, lead change and transition into new roles. She is also a specialist in leadership awareness techniques. Her book Stop Doing Start Leading, How to Shift from Doing the Work Yourself to Becoming a Great Leader outlines the 6 keys to becoming a great leader. It became an Amazon number one best seller in 2016. She has also contributed to Peter Hawkins’ book on Leadership Team Coaching in Practice and collaborated on a book with Myles Downey about Enabling Genius. And in 2018 has co-authored another book “The Zone of Connection”. Sue has also worked with a range of organisations on enabling leaders and teams to align strategic objectives with personal motivations, strengths and values to maximise their collective effectiveness and impact. Her clients include, Astra Zeneca, DAC Beachcroft , DSM, FremantleMedia, JTI, Harvest Housing Group, Manchester Airport Group, Mott Macdonald, Muller Wiseman Odeon/UCI, NHS, Tesco, TNT, Hermes Airports and Yorkshire Leaders.

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)
  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC) Accreditation
  • Member of International Coach Federation
  • Accredited in CTT Barrett Values Assessments, Baron EQi, DISC, Emergenetics
  • Certified Agile Leader (CAL1) with the Scrum Alliance
  • ICAgile – Agility in the Enterprise
  • ICAgile – Coaching Agile Transformations
  • Motivational Map Licensed Practitioner
  • NeuroLink Accredited Practitioner
  • Certified in on-line facilitation and team coaching
  • Insights Discovery®
  • Clarity4D
  • Hogan Personality Assessments (HPI, HDS, MVPI)
  • BA Hons French and Spanish (fluent)

“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

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.

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

Jo McCarthy

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.

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

Paul Hawkins

Paul Hawkins

Leadership & Team Facilitator

Paul is passionate about supporting individuals and teams to find clarity, purpose and inspiration in their working and personal lives, thus maximising their potential.

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Paul is a consultant, coach and experienced facilitator at FPG. Prior to joining, he was an internal consultant at a leading global retailer responsible for the leadership and general management development of the top talent across the group. He started his career in leadership on the frontlines as a Store Manager in two blue-chip retailers.Paul’s coaching experience is with middle manager and Director level. His facilitation work ranges from Graduate to Main Board.

He carefully manages his time between work and family life and is the proud father of a little boy and girl.

Paul is a specialist in leadership development, coaching, change management and working with senior teams. Paul has worked designing and delivering a range of programmes across a number of industries including FMCG, Retail, Financial Services and Manufacturing.

Organisations with which Paul has worked include: Tesco, Asda, Tui Travel, Arriva, Dunnhumby, Biogen Inc, HCA Healthcare UK, Legal & General, Heathrow, HSBC, Ipsos MORI, LOROL, Onestop, Yum! (KFC and Pizza Hut), GSK, Sociomantic, HighSpeed1 and Association for Qualitative Research (AQR)

He has worked extensively in the UK, US, Europe and Asia.

Training / Qualifications / Professional memberships

  • Graduate of New Ventures West Integral Coaching Professional Coaching Course (PCC) ICF-accredited
  • Accredited Myers Briggs Practitioner
  • Strengthscope Practitioner

‘When I work with people I bring support, challenge and compassion. I look for the best in individuals, remind them of their strengths and help them fulfil their potential in whatever it is they want to achieve. I love what I do and it shows. This is more than just about work, it’s about how you live your life and how you show up in every relationship, in every interaction.’

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
Mary Oliver

Carol Williams

Carol Williams

Leadership Development Consultant and Executive Coach

As a Director, Leadership Development & Senior Talent Management within a large global financial institution Carol has worked with senior level executives and high potential talent across the whole spectrum of identifying and developing leaders.

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She is known as a results-oriented professional with a proven track record of delivering key talent solutions aligned to business direction and priorities, an experienced executive coach and facilitator, skilled at working with the C suite, and a trusted advisor to the senior team. She has a collaborative and professional workstyle, and is driven to develop individuals and facilitate diverse, forward thinking, and purposeful teams.

Before specialising in executive and talent management Carol held various business roles within Midland Bank, HSBC and Royal Bank of Canada. She was an internal management consultant, Director Client Services and Client Relationship Management, as well as Head of Sales and Relationship Management for overseas financial institutions. This has given Carol extensive business experience, an understanding of corporate challenges and opportunities, and what it takes to be a leader in complex and ever changing organisations.

Organisations with which Carol has worked in include: HSBC, Royal Bank of Canada, BSI, Natixis, Home Office, Tesco, and various NHS Trusts. She has worked extensively in the UK, and has held various global roles working with individuals and teams across 15 countries across North America, Asia Pacific and Europe.

Training / Qualifications / Professional memberships

  • University of Lancaster: Master of Arts (Education)
  • University College Cardiff: Bachelor of Arts Joint Honours (English and Education)
  • ICF accreditation: Associate Coach
  • Hogan Certified for Hogan reports and assessments
  • Member of International Coach Federation
  • MBTI: Accredited Practitioner
  • Motivational Map Licensed Practitioner
  • Clarity4D Business Partner
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.

More about Michaela

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.

David Adams

David Adams

Executive Coach & Poet

David brings many years of senior leadership and management experience to help individuals and organisations improve performance through a focus on their professional and personal goals. 

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David qualified as a Chartered Accountant and became Chief Executive of the leading provincial group, Henry Cooke, Lumsden and later, transferred to London to run private clients for Capel-Cure Myers. He has chaired several businesses ranging from commercial property to recruitment, publishing and retail. He is also non-executive director of several companies.

David’s areas of specialisation include: Business Results, Interpersonal Skills, Leadership, Communication and Team Building, Group Coaching, Strategy, Time Management, Decision-making and Creativity-driving Innovation.

He has worked with Apple, AXA Investments, Arts Council England, Eli Lily, Lloyds Bank, Schlumberger, Victoria & Albert Museum, Greene King, Mercer, Price Waterhouse Coopers, TEC/Vistage International, The Crown Estate, WPP Mindshare and a multitude of large and small SMEs. David has worked internationally in the USA, Israel, Australia, France and Eastern Europe and is used to dealing with a multiplicity of cross-cultural issues.

  • A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
  • Accredited Member of Association for Coaching
  • A Fellow of Association for Coaching
  • A Fellow of the Securities and Investment Institute

‘As a coach, I bring many years of senior leadership and management experience to help individuals and organisations improve performance through a focus on their professional and personal goals. Desired changes in the achievement of outstanding results are often based on personal development, which in turn has a marked effect on the bottom line.’

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.’

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

Louise Southam

Louise Southam

Executive Coach

Louise has an innate ability to create a safe environment for her clients to explore and learn whether at a personal level or within group facilitation.

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She is a warm and encouraging coach and facilitator and has created a reputation for her powerful delivery of team programmes and one-to-one transformative coaching sessions at a senior management level.

As an NLP trainer, her coaching sessions are challenging and encouraging and ultimately move clients from old behaviours to new and sustainable ones which impacts the business as a whole.

Clients Louise works with include: Merlin Entertainments plc, Ford Motors, Booking.com, Arthur J. Gallagher, Waitrose, Liverpool Victoria, Beyer, CaspianOne, and Hall & Woodhouse.

Training / Qualifications / Professional memberships

  • Accredited Partner of Clarity4D personality profile
  • Accredited Partner Motivational Maps
  • Accredited Partner The Charisma Connection
  • Certified NLP Trainer
  • Accredited Partner Social Styles
  • Diploma Executive and Personal Coaching, The Coaching Academy
  • Certified DISC accreditation
  • Level 1 Pranic Healing
Robert Isaac

Robert Isaac

Executive Coach

Robert has 25 years experience designing and delivering people development programmes, including emotional intelligence, unconscious bias/diversity and inclusion, and customer experience training

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Robert held senior level positions in large London based housing businesses, with responsibility for Learning and Development and Organisational Development. Now an independent consultant, Robert works across public, private and voluntary sectors.

Award-winning projects

Four-time winner of national Customer Service Training Network Awards (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013), including ‘Training Programme of the Year’ (not-for-profit); ‘Training Programme of the Year: Overall’ (2013 – for Culture Day: Changing Directions in Care).

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.’

Amanda Street

Amanda Street

Executive Coach

Amanda’s passion lies in seeing companies improve their business performance through focussing on individuals, and teams to be their best.

More about Amanda

Amanda has over 25 years experience in sales, marketing and HR functions, both in country and EMEA HQ, in operational and strategic leadership roles. During this time, Amanda has led international strategic (marketing and HR) and tactical (sales) teams, driven company wide initiatives such as talent management and executive development, and implemented company wide post acquisition change programs (Compaq merger).

Amanda has coached and facilitated at Board level in the UK and Europe. During Amanda’s 15 year tenure with HP she lived and worked in the UK, France and Switzerland.


  • Business development
  • Change leadership
  • Executive coaching and team facilitation
  • Organisational design and effectiveness
  • Sales leadership
  • Marketing vision
  • Program implementation
  • Talent development
  • Cultural change
  • Building win-win relationships at all levels.

“My approach to coaching centres on helping my clients access their full potential by developing strategies to overcome internal and external barriers, and actions to get to the results that will really make a difference. I have a strong and varied business background, which, coupled with a passion for ROI means I am able achieve great results with my clients.”


Tara Zutshi

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.

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.”

Martin Longdon

Martin Longdon

Executive Coach

For many years, both as a business leader and a coach, Martin’s personal mission has been ‘to enthuse, enable and support organisations and their people to succeed’

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Martin is passionate about Leadership Coaching and Development and works with his clients to build and deliver clear plans to improve their own personal impact and wider business results. Martin has a wealth of personal Director-level experience of leading, developing, motivating and coaching high-performing teams and individuals to exceed their goals.

Martin specialises in leadership coaching and facilitation with senior executives and their teams. His purpose is to enthuse people with a ‘can do’, solutions-focused approach to improving performance. As a coach, Martin’s style is supportive, challenging, enabling and pragmatic.

Martin works across a wide range of sectors with an extensive range of clients, including Associated British Foods, Boehringer-Ingelheim, BUPA, Coutts, JLP, Legal and General, Microsoft, RBS, Sony, Tesco, Virgin Media, Waitrose and Wrigleys.

Training / Qualifications / Professional memberships

  • Professional Certified Coach (ICF)
  • Certified NLP Practitioner
  • Diploma in Coaching and Diploma in Advanced Coaching
  • Diploma in Management Studies
  • Certified Solutions Focus Coach
  • Memberships of International Coaching Federation and International Executive Development Group

“Coaching is all about encouraging positive change to deliver a clear purpose or outcome. This happens when someone does something differently, or looks at something in a new and different way. This enables them to improve and even transform their results. My personal mission is to enthuse, enable and support organisations and their people to succeed.”

Jo Brocklehurst

Jo Brocklehurst

As an experienced leader and HR practitioner, Jo is pragmatic and commercially focused. She believes in finding simple solutions for businesses and individuals. 

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Jo is an experienced HR Leader with experience of working in both multi-nationals and smaller start up organisations. Jo works at all levels including at Board level helping to transfer strategic and operational needs into simple people practices and plans. Jo held many senior HR roles at Tesco Head Office and Molson Coors UK for 15 years before becoming an HR consultant in 2016.

Jo’s experience has encompassed Recruitment, Retail, FMCG and Financial Services where she has worked with leaders and their executive teams to deliver their people plans. Jo has a proven track record in leading HR teams and designing and delivering effective people strategies. Jo’s areas of specialism include team development, line manager coaching and training as well as organisation design, talent management and organisational change. Jo believes in finding simple commercial solutions for businesses and in helping individuals and teams learn more about themselves to help them to be the best they can be.

Jo is a member of CIPD and has a Masters in Human Resource Management. She is also trained in profiling tools including Insights Discovery, Motivational Maps, Belbin and Myers Briggs Type Indicator.
She has 3 young children and in her spare time enjoys going to the gym, holidays in the sun and the snow as well as cycling and walking with her family.

Training / Qualifications / Professional memberships
• MA Human Resource Management • Accredited Myers Briggs practitioner
• Insights Discovery Practitioner • Motivational Maps practitioner
• Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

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.

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

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.

More about Sue

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.

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.”

Maxine Dolan

Maxine Dolan

Organisational Change Director

Maxine is particularly skilled at coaching and supporting the executive level through periods of turbulent change.

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A former Global Director of Talent and leadership, Maxine has developed and delivered learning strategies for over half a million people.

From first-hand experience she deeply understands the need to re-invent the approach to leadership and behaviour to drive through cultural change to get to the desired business shift. Maxine has been involved in cultural change initiatives in UK retail and the Police Force.

Nikki Hinnell

Nikki Hinnell

Head of Client Services & Official Birthday Fairy

Nikki is Head of Client Services. Her key responsibility is to support and deliver against any client requirement.

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The building and maintaining of deep, lasting relationships is at the heart of everything she does. As part of the FPG client account team, Nikki’s key responsibility is to support and deliver against any client requirement: co-ordinating one-to-one coaching programmes, managing logistical elements for workshops, creating materials for workshops, to name just a few.

Throughout an entire client partnership, Nikki and our client services team are the key links, liaising with clients pre-, during and, post- programmes to maintain the highest level of client service at all times, ensuring smooth transition from concept through to realisation and beyond.

As well as Nikki’s day to day role, she also relishes in being chief birthday organiser, spreading birthday merriment throughout the office.

Before joining the FPG team in 2007, Nikki was County Administrator for Berkshire Maestros, a Young Musicians Trust. Being a dedicated support function helping others to achieve their goals is a real passion for Nikki.

Ali Carter

Ali Carter

Team Assistant

Ali is our Team Assistant and administers our back-office systems as well as organising client programmes, virtual learning, workshops, webinars and events.

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Ali is hugely motivated by purposeful work. She is friendly, easy-going and enjoys making sure we all ‘dot the i’s and cross the t’s’. Aiming to be be meticulous and precise, Ali has a ‘can do’ attitude with an optimistic and resilient nature! Ali’s background is working in coaching, development, and training businesses, so she is extremely adept at helping people with a variety of requirements and at all levels. She supports many of our clients with their day-to-day needs, is brilliant at relationship and project management, keeps our CRM system up to date, helps out with client enquiries and business development, and also coordinates our team of Associates, Practitioners and Business Partners. Ali administers our back-office systems as well as organising client programmes, virtual learning, workshops, webinars and events.

Before joining FPG Ali worked for management consultancies specialising in Value Proposition and Executive Coaching. Ali undertook a Neuro-Linguistic Programming qualification to learn more about how people see and respond to one another, she loves learning and helping others.

Sarah Taylan

Sarah Taylan

Marketing Manager

Sarah ensures the smooth running of our Digital Marketing Department, from the digital marketing for our events and webinars to all things social media.

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Sarah also manages our website ensuring blog posts, articles and videos are visible on the site.

Sarah has 14 years of digital media experience, most of which were media agency side in London, working on brands such as Intel, More Th>n, Virgin Atlantic and Lego. Sarah also worked as European Digital Media Manager at Carlsberg HQ in Denmark before returning to the UK where she freelanced for two years before joining us in April 2016.

Dilley Warwick

Dilley Warwick

Finance Manager

Dilley keeps the wheels of finance turning within FPG.

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With over 15 years service with FPG there is nothing she hasn’t come across, so is able to deal with questions and queries with speed and efficiency. Her aim is to keep both the internal and external clients happy with all things number related.