Meet the Co-Creation Team

Working In Partnership To Deliver Results
Dave Harrison

Dave Harrison

Managing Director

I am the Managing Director of Co-Creation with over 20 years of business experience working with organisations. Building strong relationships is really important to me and my natural approach is to be collaborative. I aim to add real value to the people and organisations that I work with.

I believe that by focusing on strengths that this will drive individual, team and organisational performance. I possess an MBA from Henley Business School and I am a qualified coach.

I enjoy running and I have run the London Marathon. I am also a father of triplet girls, which keeps me on my toes, but they also make me smile every day.

Nicola Baseley

Nicola Baseley

Consultant and Coach

 I have spent over 30 years in HR, learning and development and consulting roles having worked for Marks and Spencer, PricewaterhouseCoopers, DTZ and Shop Direct prior to setting up my own business in 2014.

I draw on my experience gained within these organisations to offer a highly pragmatic yet commercial approach when working with clients. I am passionate about individuals, teams and organisations realising their potential. I have lived and continue (occasionally) to work in Asia, a part of the world I love.

My coaching and consulting styles are described as focused,pragmatic, challenging and supportive, with a clear link to delivering business priorities. I am a qualified coach and accredited atPractitioner level with the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC).

In my spare time, I enjoy reading, fine wine and food, travel and spend most of my time outdoors on the golf course.

Martin Bennett

Coach and Consultant

I have over 20 years of business experience working with organisations. I believe that many things are possible with the right guidance, and it is important to me that I create strong connections to enable my clients to fulfil their potential. Positive psychology is key to enabling individual organisational growth.

I am a qualified coach, and possess an MSc in Human Resource Management.

I have travelled extensively, and also run a number of half marathons and a marathon. I am also the father of two young girls, who provide me with ongoing inspiration.

Heather Bryan

Heather Bryan

Consultant

Heather is an independent Civil and Commercial Mediator with a background in public sector services. Having initially gained Practitioner accreditation in 2009, Heather has continued to build on her professional portfolio leading to accreditation in Civil and Commercial Mediation and Workplace Mediation in 2016. Heather is passionate about working with people, her calm and supportive style offers individuals and businesses alike, a positive approach to dispute resolution.

Furthermore, Heather has a depth of experience in managing workplace conflict, disciplinary investigations and grievances. Her background and experience bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her work in areas of Workplace and Employment disputes.

Heather is an experienced communicator, who can easily build rapport with her clients whilst guiding them through the process of mediation. Her style is one of facilitation and encouragement with the skills to reality test, leading clients to a workable agreement.

With a keen interest in fell walking, gardening and horse riding, the great outdoors offers a valuable distraction to the busy working week.

Jo Clare

Jo Clare

Coach and Consultant

I have over 20 years’ experience in senior and strategic organisational development, change management and HR engagements, primarily within the Aviation and Travel sector.   I am a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, and an Executive Coach (ILM 7).

I work with organisations to support the development and delivery of the people strategy, ensuring alignment to business objectives, developing culture and delivering development solutions that add value, achieves impact and improve business performance. With a strong interest in authentic, strengths based leadership and positive psychology, I work collaboratively to engage people and teams to achieve their full potential.

Apart from developing people, I love developing houses, having completed a recent renovation of an arts and crafts house.  My other great passion is skiing and I love to be in the mountains to recharge and be inspired,

James Clegg

James Clegg

Consultant and Coach

I have over 20 years’ experience working in learning and organisation development roles, fulfilling my aim of helping individuals, teams and organisations to be the best they can be. I’m committed to my core values of making a difference and I truly believe that everyone can maximise their learning if they allow themselves to do so.   

My specific areas of expertise and interest are Leadership development, managing change and harnessing diversity to create high performance. My desire to help more people to communicate better with others through an increased understanding of diversity is at the heart of my keen interest in psychometrics.  Perhaps the world would be a much better place if they taught MBTI to every child in every school on the planet!       

I love to travel (despite my fear of flying!) and I’m fascinated by learning about new places and cultures. My dream job (other than the one I’m lucky enough to be in) would be a travel reporter – getting paid to travel the world. I also like to keep fit by going to the gym and of course spending time with my family and friends.    

Zoe Cohen

Zoe Cohen

Coach

As a former board director of a £1billion organisation I understand the realities of life as a senior leader. I hold both the Ashridge MSc in Executive Coaching and Ashridge Post Graduate Certificate in Advanced Coach and OD Supervision.

I believe in aspiring to be our best adult selves – in the moment, every moment –and challenging ourselves to step up to what we know we are capable of and live the professional and work life we and others deserve. I also believe that leading and managing others is a privilege and inspirational, authentic leadership with integrity really matters.

In my 18 years senior leadership and management experience in large complex organisations, I always aspired and challenged myself to put this into practice. Now, as an Ashridge accredited executive coach, I bring my values and experience to benefit individuals’ and teams’ performance through reaching new awareness, to achieve greater levels of trust, openness, clarity, mutual challenge, motivation and resilience. I encourage the conversations that need to happen in organisations. My style is highly empathic, yet challenging, tailored to the needs of every client.

Other passions include my family, sustainability, gender equality and our allotment!

Gary Cookson

Gary Cookson

Consultant and Coach

I am a CIPD Chartered Fellow, a Fellow of the Learning and Performance Institute, a qualified coach and member of the Association for Coaching, a Personal Trainer accredited by the REP, a teacher, a qualified workplace mediator, a qualified H&S professional, a distance learning tutor, and more besides.

Career-wise, before launching my own business, I was Associate HR Director at the DBS, and HR Director at Trafford College. Prior to that I did HR/OD integration work at a new housing group, and before that was Head of HR & OD at Golden Gates Housing Trust for 11 years. I also have experience of working in a call centre, a national charity and an international pharmaceuticals company.  Prior to working in HR I qualified as a secondary school teacher (and taught History).  I have managed and delivered CIPD programmes for many years and have delivered face to face and distance learning qualifications for a range of providers and awarding bodies.  I am a sought after conference speaker and a regular contributor to HR media articles.

Outside work, I am a keen sportsman – regularly competing in triathlons but also having led and managed some representative sports teams. I am a father to three (almost four) lovely children, and husband of a long-suffering wife. It’s for them that I do everything I do.

David Coombes

David Coombes

Consultant

I am an Associate Consultant for Co-Creation with 35+ years’ experience gained from successful careers in the military and the project management profession. One of my goals in life is to share my knowledge to help enable people deliver positive change.

I strongly believe in all leaders or managers having a coaching role and I am an APM Registered Project Professional, a Registered Corporate Coach and a certified StrengthscopeLeader™ Practitioner.

I enjoy walking and have taken part in several long-distance charity events including the Brecon Beacons 10 Peaks Challenge. My favourite walk is the Wainwright Coast to Coast route from St Bees, Cumbria to Robin Hood’s Bay, North Yorkshire.

Helen Crossland

Helen Crossland

Coach

Helen has worked for over 30 years in the People and Coaching arena at all levels and across many industries. Helen was a Global HR Director in the Financial services sector prior to setting up her own Coaching and HR consultancy in 2005. Helen currently facilitates major programmes for The Civil Service, Retail, Defence and Telecoms industry.

Through all of this Helen has developed a passion for helping people to be the best they can be.  Helen uses a strengths based approach and focusses on Leadership, Change, Coaching and Wellbeing and creates a safe environment for people to explore, challenge and move forward in an authentic and meaningful way to them.

Helen is a Level 7 Executive and Career Coach as well as being qualified in the Therapeutic use of Mindfulness for Coaching and a Strengthscope practitioner.

Helen is also trained as a Mental Health First Aider and a Counsellor.

Naomi Dake

Naomi Dake

Coach / Consultant

I am a Coach and Consultant at Co-Creation, with 20 years’ experience in delivering effective people strategy, development and change.  

Helping people to be the best they can be is really important to me. My natural approach is to collaborate with people and build strong relationships. I believe people will engage with something, no matter how difficult, if they understand it, why it is happening and what it means to them and can be involved in some way. I also believe that if you focus on strengths and opportunities, you will always achieve more as an individual, team and organisation.

I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management and I am a qualified Life Coach and MBTI Practitioner.

I enjoy travelling and exploring new places and I love animals, photography and nothing more than going for lovely food and walks in the countryside (which always seems to end up at a pub!)

Caroline Dakin

Coach

Great leaders deliver outstanding results. Yet businesses often promote people into influential roles due to their technical skills and not their ability to lead and manage people. Then, without receiving the training these managers need, businesses wonder why things go wrong.

I believe that when delivered well, coaching and training is a brilliant tool to unlock the potential in all of us. My positive and goal focused approach means that results are achieved quickly, and my knowledge of behaviour change means that I ensure my clients know how to make changes stick. My aim is to help as many people as possible become the best versions of themselves.

As a self-confessed resilience geek, I inspire your people to develop their resilience and thrive. Through sessions that are innovative and that will capture employees’ interest, they make a lasting impact, help prevent stress in the first place and keep staff healthy, engaged and performing.

I have over 12 years’ experience in large corporate organisations, both nationally and internationally. After spending much of my career working in busy and varied people development roles for both the financial services industry and a national property company, I now specialise in resilience and delivering proven leadership programmes that help businesses improve performance, engagement, wellbeing and achieving long lasting behaviour change.

I have coached individuals at all levels of an organisation, I have current clients who are at Executive and Middle Manager levels but I’m also equally at ease coaching non-manager levels.

Recently I have worked in many differing sectors including; Manufacturing, Financial Services, Digital Marketing and Creative, Education, Property and Construction, Retail and Local Government.

I’m a mum to two young children who keep me busy. I enjoy walking in the countryside, Yoga and I’m a huge fan of podcasts.

Sharon De Mascia

Sharon De Mascia

Consultant

I am the Director of Cognoscenti Business Psychologists Ltd and a chartered occupational psychologist, registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.I aman expert in Wellbeing, Leadership, Change Management and Executive Coaching. I commenced my career with the NHS, working in the clinical field and have over 25 years’ experience of delivering organizational initiatives across all sectors e.g. Aviva, BBC, the Vita Group, NHS, ATL etc.

I am a published author (http://bit.ly/2lwfVEW) with a new book out later this year. I am a supervisor for the global MBA at Alliance Manchester Business School (AMBS). I also provide training on behalf of the CIPD (Chartered Institute of People and Development) and am an Executive Coach for the Alliance Manchester Business School/Manchester Metropolitan University Business School leadership programmes. I teach Leadership Psychology at the University of Reykjavik and am the co-convener of the British Psychological Society (BPS), ‘Psychology of Health and Wellbeing at work’ group.

My hobby is learning Spanish and I take every opportunity to practice whenever I can. I am also a dog lover and have a lovely rescue staffie called Marley.

Lynn Dowding

Lynn Dowding

Consultant and Coach

I am an experienced People Development Consultant, Business and Well-being Coach with Co-Creation. I have a 25-year track record of delivering effective and practical people solutions for a number of organisations, including Thames Water, Tata Consultancy Services, CGI, and Sony.

My work is all about people. Helping others unlock their potential, so they can be the best that they can be, is at the heart of what I do. I enjoy making new connections, deepening existing relationships and finding out what makes people tick.

I am a professional coach and love working with people to help them focus on their natural strengths and facilitate the achievement of their personal and professional goals.

I have a passion for health and well-being and over the years I have trained in several therapies which dovetail with my other interests of competitive Ballroom and Latin American Dancing and Nordic Walking.

Steph Durbin-Wood

Steph Durbin-Wood

Coach and Consultant

I have over 25 years of leadership experience, working in organisations at many senior positions and responsible for a wide variety of functions during that time.

Since becoming an independent Coach in 2016, my areas of expertise and interest are in Executive, Leadership and Business Coaching, Transition Coaching, Business Development, Boardroom Behaviours, and Leadership Development.

I work collaboratively with my clients to increase capability & confidence, adding measurable value at both an individual and organisational level. I am strengths based in my approach, and I work with clients within the value set of: seek to understand, work hard, stay positive, be creative, be self-responsible, and be bold.

My coaching and consulting styles are described as structured, tough-talking, honest & open, high support, high empathy, high challenge and high trust. Blended with innovative & strategic business thinking.

I am a qualified Coach and accredited to ACC level with the International Coach Federation.

When I’m not working my main pleasures are clay pigeon shooting, fine food & wine, watching (or attending!) Rugby & Formula One, and of course spending time with my ever-expanding family.

Beverley Grant

Beverley Grant

Coach

I have considerable experience of coaching clients from a diverse range of sectors. Prior to this I spent 17 years in HR Management increasingly specialising in the people implications of major business change projects. This developed into an interest in managing careers through change and in enabling individuals to enhance their ability to excel at work they enjoy.

My approach is strengths based and encouraging. I aim to find the right balance of support and challenge to maximise personal development.

I believe in the value of lifelong learning and continue to develop my own skills and knowledge. I have been an accredited coach with the International Coach Federation since 2007 and attained my PCC (Professional Certified Coach) in 2011. I am a Coach mentor and supervisor. I’m also qualified to use a number of psychometric tools including Strengthscope.

 

Both my husband and I have experienced significant health issues so health and well-being are a priority. I enjoy training at the gym, walking and exploring new places. I also have a keen interest in nutrition and good food.

Jayne Harrison

Jayne Harrison

Coach

Prior to setting as a self-employed full time coach, I directed large scale coaching and leadership development programmes for a variety of FTSE 250 organisations.  I now specialise in supporting NHS as a member of the Leadership Academy Faculty, as well as providing coaching to the commercial and third sectors for high potential and transitioning leaders.

I have an eclectic interest in personal development and my academic achievements reflect this: MSc/Dip/Cert Merit in coaching and mentoring, Action Learning Set Facilitation (ILM 7), C-IQ Enhanced Coach (Conversational Intelligence), and qualified to deliver a range of psychometrics including Strengthscope and NHS 360. I’m a laughter yoga facilitator, which is great for wellbeing and stress release.  My clients tell me they value my sales and marketing background, as well as my creative coaching approach; I’m often seen carrying a pink box of creative tools to help inspire different perspectives and exploration for my clients. 

In my spare time I write about and work with later stage women leaders who are exploring menopause transition.  I am lucky in that I live in a wonderful cottage in the beautiful Peak District and enjoy lots of walking with my two furry best friends (and my husband of course).

Robin Hills

Robin Hills

Consultant

I have over 35 years of business experience working with organisations. I specialise in training, coaching and personal development focused around emotional intelligence, positive psychology and neuroscience. I focus on supporting personality and behaviour in business by encouraging people to take responsibility and to get involved in a range of practical, yet fun, training activities that aid and encourage learning on a one-to-one or group basis.

I have conducted research into resilience through coaching at the individual and team level and have developed a unique coaching toolbox – Images of Resilience. Through this work, I have spoken at conferences and summits across the world.

I am the author of two Authority Guides – The Authority Guide to Emotional Resilience in Business and The Authority Guide to Behaviour in Business.

Louise Johnson

Louise Johnson

Consultant

I have over 20 years’ experience in change management and organisational development engagements within the public and private sectors, working with senior management teams and within complex and highly regulated organisations. With a keen eye for detail, alongside a focus on quality assurance I ensure all areas of client engagements are brought to a successful conclusion for all parties.

I have also worked within an educational institution with responsibility for setting up a curriculum area and commercial business. This created two additional revenue streams for the organisation and successfully achieved high levels of attainment and acknowledgement of innovative teaching practices.

In my spare time I do as much travel as possible with a particular love of South East Asia where I have worked and travelled extensively.

Joanna Kendall

Joanna Kendall

Consultant and Coach

I have over 25 years experience as a qualified learning and development professional and a personal coach and mentor. I am passionate about challenging, encouraging and inspiring people to think consciously about their behaviour and its impact. I design and deliver with the end in mind, whether that outcome is improving leadership skills, driving the business growth strategy, making a cultural shift happen, improving employee engagement or building on the excellent customer service provided.  I love to inspire and engage people with the objective of building on their strengths.

I think it is important to build trusting relationships that last. I listen, really listen and I’m curious, compassionate, creative and energetic in my approach. I enjoy asking great questions to challenge others’ thinking to help them to stretch their minds. I’m warm and caring in nature and I seek first to understand what the need is then work in partnership to reach an agreed solution. I have a strong work ethic and an inner drive to deliver high standards that leave a lasting impression.

My passion alongside work is spending time with my family, travelling, golfing and spending time on the riverbank watching my children rowing. I love new and different experiences and try to create special times and memories for everyone along the way.

Rachael Lewis

Rachael Lewis

Coach

I am an experienced leadership and team coach with over 20 years of experience of working with senior people in organisations across a wide range of sectors. I am passionate about getting the best out of people at work and I am at my best when I am able to support you to reach your goals. 

I am chartered and registered Business Psychologist able to bring evidence based and proven approaches to enhance your organisation’s performance.  I like to create a safe and supportive space for growth and I can also be challenging.  I will stretch you to think about how you can make best use of your strengths and how to “let go” of things you have been holding you back, so that you can step into your leadership role more fully. 

I like to take an active part in charitable work and currently hold a senior NED role with a Board of Trustees for a Charity. When I am not at work, I am walking my cheeky Cockapoo, Barney and spending valuable time with my husband, and fast growing teenagers.

Amanda Longden

Amanda Longden

Consultant

Following a successful operational and HR career in the SME sector, I set up my business as an HR Consultant in 2009, with a desire to make a positive difference to small businesses.

It’s important to me that I am able to build relationships with my clients and understand the challenges they are facing so that I can offer HR solutions that are tailored specifically to their needs; targeting the problems and supporting growth.

I am a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development and an HR Generalist.

I am a keen Nordic walker and hiker and love nothing more than being outdoors, walking in the hills, whatever the weather!

Liz Needham

Liz Needham

Coach and Consultant

I am passionate about partnering with individuals, teams and organisations who want to make changes that improve their performance. This might be to deliver a challenging goal, a change or to address a problem. I have worked in people and organisational development for over 10 years delivering leadership development, performance improvement, skills assessment and development and organisational change programmes in global settings. 

Working in partnership with you, I will develop solutions that work in your context and help you to engage with stakeholders. I supports those I work with to develop new skills and ways of working which can be used again and again. 

I love being outdoors and enjoy trying out new recipes on my friends. I swim regularly which helps to clear my mind and keep me fit.

Dan Masters

Consultant

I am a learning and development professional who has supported individuals, teams and organisations to evolve and improve results for over 13 years. My background is a blend of consultancy, management responsibility and specialist technical roles within financial services.

My passion is for the soft skills which I believe help us all to be confident, happy and more productive at work. I run a consultancy business which enables individuals, teams and organisations of all sizes to perform at their best, with clients both in the UK and overseas.

Away from work, I enjoy travel, skiing and golf. Recently I have become a little obsessed with making pizza from scratch using our new pizza oven. Work continues on the perfect pizza dough and Dan’s Secret SauceTM.

Kerry McKevitt

Kerry McKevitt

Consultant and Coach

I have over 25 years of experience of working in organisations leading Human Resources and Organisational Development functions. A Fellow of the CIPD I have held Board level positions in both the public and private sectors with experience of working in Local Government, Criminal Justice, Health, Manufacturing, Creative and Regulatory sectors. I have worked with SME and large organisations in both the private and public sectors and I am experienced in working with individuals across a wide range of specialisms and at all organisational levels.

I am a qualified coach and mentor and I love working in partnership with organisations to ensure that interventions, whatever their type, will result in positive outcomes. I bring professionalism and credibility coupled with an open and empathetic approach and the ability to build strong relationships at all organisational levels.

 

Outside work I recharge my batteries by losing myself in gardening and family activities. 

Ian Nicklin

Ian Nicklin

Coach

I have been in business for over 25 years and focusing on business and personal development coaching for the last 12 years. Having coached over 300 businesses in the last 12 years, my focus is with individuals, both in personal development as well as Leadership and Management.

I am passionate about working with individuals to uncover their true potential and shine. My role is like that of a personal trainer at the gym ensuring I add the most value to the individuals and businesses I work with.

I have quite a quirky style, wears my heart on my sleeve and care passionately about the people I work with. I work with people to make lasting change that not just impacts upon them in the work place, but also in life. Too many people in life settle for mediocrity. Focus on what is important, make that commitment and strive to be the best version of yourself that you can be.

I enjoy playing keyboards, travelling to as many places as I can, cycling and the gym. I was very lucky recently to cycle over 750 miles around Laos and Cambodia raising over £100,000 for the charity LendWithCare who help entrepreneurs in developing worlds to take control of their future.

Adrian Powell

Adrian Powell

Consultant

I am an experienced learning professional with considerable breadth of experience in leading organisational change, developing leadership capability and supporting individual development. I also have experience of the facilitation of successful cultural change programmes, large organisational development work and the development of many graduate and talent programmes.

I am an established coach who has supported both individuals and teams to achieve their personal goals, with particular experience working with senior leaders and executive teams.  Said to be “inspirational” and “life changing” by my clients.

Away from work, I am married to Sallie and we have busy lives with, five children, two dogs and goldfish called Wiggle. I am also the man some people love to hate – a qualified Football Referee!

Michelle Pratt

Michelle Pratt

Coach and Consultant

I am a learning and development consultant and coach with over 14 years experience of working with businesses in a broad range of industries and sectors to enhance the confidence and capability of their people.

Creating trust and demonstrating a genuine interest in people is important to me. I believe the most powerful results happen when we can positively affect people on a personal level as well as a professional one. I always feel honoured when businesses trust me with their challenges and aspirations and it’s real a privilege to support their people and be part of their transformation.

I love sports and being outdoors. When I’m not working I spend my time hiking and exploring in Freda, my Campervan.

Kim Reeves

Kim Reeves

Consultant

I have a broad range of skills and experience gained from 20+ years corporate employment and 7 years as a self-employed business consultant. My skills range from generalist HR guidance, complex investigations, equality & diversity, learning & development, HR training delivery, team leader & manager coaching, employee mediation, positive performance management and specialist knowledge of the apprenticeship levy.

I am driven and passionate to support businesses and individuals to reach their maximum potential.

In my spare time I like to spend time with my family, including my two teenage children who keep me very busy! I also love to cook.

André Ribeiro

André Ribeiro

Coach

I am an Executive Coach with 20 years of business experience working with organisations. I work in partnership with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. My approach is based on presence, mindset, client centric and where each interaction counts. Clients describe my coaching style as deep, clear, real and pragmatic.

I have a degree in Business Administration and a Cert an MBA from Henley Business School and I am a qualified coach. I’m a Master Certified Coach (MCC) by the International Coaching Federation.

I enjoy fitness and dance and am a proud father of a boy and a girl.

Angela Ryrie

Angela Ryrie

Coach and Consultant

I have over 25 years of experience of working in organisations in the people development arena in both line and consulting roles. My areas of expertise and interest are in Leadership and Career Coaching, Coaching Supervision and Leadership/Management Development.

I am collaborative in style and develop individuals and teams to perform at their best through harnessing their strengths. My real passion is in supporting others to create new behavioural habits that serve them well for the future. I am a qualified Coach, Coach Supervisor and development consultant.

I love to travel the globe with my husband and can often be found on a plane reading up on our next adventure. I enjoy pilates and walking to keep fit.

Charlotte Speak

Charlotte Speak

Coach and Consultant

I’ve worked in a variety of commercially driven HR roles for the last 12 years, largely in Talent Management and Learning and Development.  My drive for helping others be at their best is grounded in a passion for strengths-based coaching, which coupled with my creative approach helps my clients to unlock new ways of thinking.  I love to see people connect with what energises them and help them figure out how to do more of what they love.

I enjoy being curious and any opportunities to bring greater depth to my knowledge are grabbed with both hands. I’m a champion of asking powerful questions and I always operate with the belief that clients have the answers, they just need support in finding them. As a firm believer that having quality thinking time will get you where you need to be, I value reflection and thinking time.

I live in Leeds with my husband and two young children who do a fantastic job of keeping us on our toes and show us life through a fresh pair of inquisitive eyes, every day.  I love to travel, work my way through a growing reading list and take any opportunity to make memories with my family.

Louise Startin

Louise Startin

Coach

I started working as a freelance development coach in 2012 after working for 17 years in the commercial sector across both private and public organisations. My roles have been quite diverse in many ways but all have a common thread – developing relationships and seeking positive outcomes.

I started in fashion distribution on the supply chain side working with both suppliers and clients, before moving onto customer engagement within the NHS, then finally working in stakeholder & account management with suppliers and clients. I tend to work collaboratively and enjoy making a difference in all the roles I undertake.

I enjoy the chance to get out into the fresh air walking as much as I can, often listening to a podcast and enjoying the sense of liberty that walking offers. I enjoy eating and baking cakes and I’m often still reading through the Sunday papers on a Wednesday!

Rebecca Stevens

Rebecca Stevens

Consultant

I am an Occupational Psychologist with 16 years’ experience of working for organisations in the recruitment and assessment development arena. This has included designing, implementing and evaluating recruitment and development strategies and tools within public and private sector.

I am registered with the Health Care Professions Council and a Chartered Psychologist registered with the British Psychological Society, and qualified in coaching with the Centre for Coaching.

I am passionate about applying psychology to elevate businesses and individuals’ engagement and performance. In the last ten years my interest in positive psychology has strongly influenced my approach to recruitment, development and coaching.

I enjoy reading and run a very active long-standing book club – I’m always on the look-out for new suggestions especially first novels from new authors. I also enjoy playing music – both the ukulele and the piano – albeit for just for fun.

Keith Stopforth

Keith Stopforth

Coach and Consultant

I have worked in the Consulting Field since 2012 operating in a variety of sectors including Retail, Financial Services, Construction, Hospitality, Healthcare and Further Education. I deliver a range of interventions in all areas with a main focus on Leadership and Team Development – helping people and teams to “Be the Best Version of Themselves”

I work closely with clients to understand their specific challenges and the culture of their business. This enables me to tailor interventions and quickly establish credibility with individuals and teams.

I set out to create learning which helps people to perform at their best-using their strengths.

My clients describe me as Practical, Engaging and Calm.

I live in the North West of England and enjoy Walking, Cycling and Musical Theatre in my spare time.

Peter Storr

Peter Storr

Consultant

Peter is a Chartered Psychologist with over 30 years of organisational experience. He has led teams, both large and small, in the private and public sectors and has many years’ experience as a management development specialist. Much of this experience has been as an external management consultant in addition to being an Occupational Psychology consultant at the BBC.

Most recently he was Head of Organisation Development at a London-based Russell Group university, introducing, designing and delivering three levels of management development programmes, setting up an internal coaching bank and training hundreds of managers in coaching skills. He takes a “positive psychology” approach to his coaching, focusing on key strengths that enable excellent performance to happen. He is the author of three related books.

Kath Thomas

Kath Thomas

Consultant and Coach

I’m passionate about developing clear strategic direction that organisations are inspired to deliver, helping solve problems to deliver results and improving the performance of individuals and teams to contribute to the overall success of a business.

I like to engage with organisations to understand their ambition, work with them to uncover strategy and put in place suitable action plans. I thrive on supporting individuals and teams and will help them to recognise and face up to their reality; not only to uncover purpose but to be absolutely certain of the steps to move individuals towards an ambitious and inspiring future.

I’ve been successfully coaching triathletes for many years; with particular focus on their swimming technique (I’m a successful open water swimmer having ventured across Windermere, Coniston and Buttermere) – for many this element is their nemesis. Helping them overcome their fears and seeing them grow and develop has been a real privilege. The open water experience provides superb parallels for individuals and organisations;

  • The direction is impossible to pick out – how do you get from start to finish efficiently?
  • The environment is unpredictable and changes constantly – what are your options?
  • The overall goal needs support – are your team inspired to help you deliver the vision?

I’ve taken this experience and my passion for developing others and brought it successfully into the business environment. With an ethos of self-belief and fulfilling potential, my non-judgemental approach provides an environment of trust and growth where individuals and teams can flourish.

I’m renowned for pushing people just the right amount to go beyond what they believe their limits to be and achieve that bit more than they first thought possible.

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