Introducing our award-winning team of experts…
Everyone here is passionate about the impact that people and culture have on business performance.
We possess a unique mix of industry expertise in HR, organisational psychology, communications, leadership, customer service, stakeholder engagement, branding and creative, which means we stand out from the crowd.
We are friendly, astute and innovative with a good mix of grit, flexibility, and fun. We’re definitely not shy and reserved! We won’t do things we don’t believe in, or that we don’t think will have the right impact.
Jo Geraghty – Director
Formerly Head of HR for Goldman Sachs France and Switzerland and with 16 years’ experience working in change management for various investment banks across the globe, Jo Geraghty brings a wealth of practitioner experience to change projects.
With a global reputation as an expert in building high performance cultures, Jo specialises in working with CEOs and leadership teams of global organisations operating in large, complex and regulated environments; helping to deliver sustainable performance improvements through successful organisational culture change. Jo is also a speaker on high-performance leadership and organisational culture and a regular guest lecturer at several of the UK’s leading business schools.
A qualified Executive Coach, Jo is motivated by seeing leaders excel in their careers. She has a Diploma in Coaching from The Coaching Academy and is a Master Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming and an accredited MiRo Practitioner. She was recognised in the 2017 Smith & Williamson Power 100 Index for her work to boost productivity through positive company culture.
Jo is a sports enthusiast and actively participates in cycling, running and skiing whilst also enjoying theatre, reading and travel.
Derek Bishop – Director
Formerly a customer service leader within financial services, Derek Bishop has over twenty years’ experience of leading people and delivering business results in high volume and complex environments.
As an expert on culture change, leadership development and customer experience he is considered one of the leading thinkers on creating high-performance cultures, enabling the turnaround of under-performing businesses and shaping new start-ups for corporates. He is also a keynote speaker covering topics such as leadership excellence, high performing teams, organisational culture, creating alignment throughout the end to end service delivery chain, customer service excellence and leveraging the value of outsourcing.
As well as being an author and speaker Derek works with leadership teams of global organisations, helping to deliver sustainable performance improvements through successful organisational culture change. Thanks to his unique skill set, experience and thought leadership perspectives, Derek is also a trusted advisor to several CEOs and senior teams around the world.
Derek has a passion for waterskiing as well as enjoying kayaking, cycling, skiing and worldwide travel.
Alana Slater – Executive Assistant
Alana has over seven years EA experience, working in a variety of industries globally from London, to Dubai, to New Zealand. Dedicated and approachable, Alana works collaboratively with individuals to ensure a smooth and efficient running of business, always on hand to provide effective executive support.
A psychology graduate, Alana has a strong interest in human behaviour and interaction, making Culture Consultancy the perfect place for her to be. A determined learner, Alana is always eager to enhance her skills, completing a certificate in Integrative Health Coaching during her time living in Dubai.
Outside of work, Alana’s passions lie in fitness and food. An obsession with group fitness and HIIT workouts keeps her active and a love for food keeps her full.
Janine Dierks – Head of Operations
Janine has a background in both Project Management and Business Analysis, and brings both of those skills and experiences together to deliver high quality transformation to organisations. A senior consultant, Janine has a proven track record in identifying, developing, planning and resourcing the delivery of business change to deliver business benefit.
Janine has significant hands on experience of implementing Process Change (BPR) to ensure Business Readiness and Operational Excellence across locations/organisations and has strong process mapping, reporting, numerical and data analysis skills. Highly efficient and productive, Janine has excellent stakeholder engagement and communication skills ensuring shared understanding and enabling buy-in and sign off.
Tim Power – Head of Engagement and Social Value
Tim is originally from Australia and has been working as a business support professional in London’s financial services for the past 16 years. He has worked across various sectors including Banking (Goldman Sachs and Bank of America), Fintech and Insurance.
Throughout his career, he has supported senior executives, managed administration support teams and has been involved in multiple employee engagement initiatives. Tim is dedicated to ensuring that teams work collaboratively in a positive and engaging environment.
A keen traveller, Tim has travelled extensively and is always keen to explore somewhere new. He loves a game of tennis and spending time at the gym.
Lydia Paris – Head of Client Programmes
Lydia is an expert in helping organisations deliver positive change for both themselves and society.
She has a wealth of experience working with multinational corporations, government, trusts and charities – delivering strategy, organisational development and collaborations expertise to help improve the way their services impact society. She has applied these skills across sectors, from health and social care to sustainability and social impact.
She specialises in the design and delivery of highly effective and productive collaborations, recognising the power of bringing people together to solve problems, create high performing teams and maximise organisational impact. Having worked in several start-up environments, Lydia is experienced in how to build a thriving consultancy business, creating robust processes, business opportunities and products from the ground up. She values people and relationships, understanding that they lie at the heart of any successful organisation.
Lydia is also a yoga instructor and a mentor for young people. She loves moving, whether it’s yoga, running, walking, or working out. She has a passion for science, art and psychology – enjoying books, exhibitions or conversations on these topics.
James Bacon – Senior Marketing Partner
James has 20 years’ experience in marketing & sales, working at large companies like Google & Emap Advertising (Now Bauer Media), through to startups like Oneday & Passion, and everything in between.
His experience working in fast growth businesses has given him a solid understanding of how to scale effectively, being versatile, balancing performance marketing with the development of owned and earned content. Creative and commercial, James is a strong believer in the power of brand and storytelling to build credibility & drive sales.
James is also an independent musician and producer, you can have a listen/watch at www.jamesbtunes.com
Toby Benning-Batstone – Intern
Toby has previous experience in the experiential marketing industry, working with big clients in an account management role, and aims to bring this experience to deliver great work for clients of Culture Consultancy.
A passion for both business and psychology led Toby to carry out a postgraduate degree in Occupational Psychology. This enthusiasm has resulted in a desire to develop workplace cultures that deliver both fulfilling employee environments and improved business performance.
As a keen football and fitness enthusiast, Toby enjoys spending time in the gym and watching his favourite team, Arsenal… unless they lose.
Braxton Baker-Bates – Intern
Braxton is fascinated in leadership, psychology and developing culture. At his core he loves getting to know people and helping them to achieve their potential.
A Sport and Exercise Psychology undergraduate and postgraduate of British Psychology Accredited degrees, Braxton has been thoroughly taught in the psychological underpinnings for motivating people, understanding how to deal with different team dynamics and developing psychological workshops from external experience. Additionally, for his MSc dissertation he remotely conducted a two-month intervention using a new leadership program which was based on decades of research on enhancing group togetherness. This involved him facilitating the team to create their values, vision and then help them monitor this throughout. The research is being looked at for journal publication.
Braxton is a sports fanatic and has a strong heart for homelessness. His favourite sports are tennis and football. He loves watching the beautiful game as a big Manchester United fan.
Nicola Cardwell – Consultant
Nicola is an organisational development consultant specialising in Leadership, Culture Change, and Inclusion, with 20+ years of consulting experience. She is skilled at helping clients to clarify their strategic objectives and co-designing impactful development interventions, systems, and processes to bring them to life. She does this with robust empathy, seeking to build commitment and capability for all involved in the change process.
Nicola has significant experience working within large complex organisations including professional services, FS, Technology, FMCG, Engineering and Public Health sectors. Nicola has a reputation for challenging and supporting senior and future leaders, being commercially astute and focused on making a tangible difference. Nicola has lived and worked in the Middle East and has held several global roles throughout her career.
From 2014 to 2018 Nicola led PwC UK’s Inclusive Leadership cultural and behavioural change agenda. This involved building the Inclusive Leadership Strategy and Capability of senior business leaders and their teams. Nicola also led the design and execution of critical interventions to support PwC UK’s published gender and ethnicity talent targets.
Nicola holds a Masters in Leading and Facilitating Transformative Change, is an AoEC Accredited Professional Executive Coach and Systemic Team coach and is a Member of the CIPD.
Nicola is a trustee for New Leaf Support, a charity supporting victims of domestic abuse. Outside of work she can be found transporting children to various sporting and social events, walking the dog, and playing cricket.
Nigel Watson – Consultant
Nigel is an advisor, trouble-shooter, coach & facilitator: focusing upon creating a step-change in people’s performance; helping to build greater capacity & resilience within the organisation.
A key enabler & facilitator to programmes of leadership, transformational change & culture, he has worked with many of world’s largest and most effective organisations including: Augusta Westland, BP, BAE Systems, Police, HP, KPMG, Nationwide, Serco & Vodafone. Nigel has also been involved in creating a joint civilian leadership school at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, & working with the England 2003 Rugby World Cup Winning Squad, developing a shift in behaviours & performance.
Originally from the Cumbria, Nigel lives with his wife and three children in rural N. Wiltshire. His passion for ‘off-piste’ travel & exploration led him to co-found the Global Children’s Trust, supporting disadvantaged children across the globe. His love of sailing also came to the fore when he joined the team responsible for training the skippers/crew of the BT Global Challenge Yacht Races.
Sam Monteath – Consultant
Sam has worked in employer marketing for over 16 years and has tackled over 100 projects across all sectors. His passion is in helping employers improve employee engagement, organisational culture and employer brand, using a research-based approach. This involves a mix of qualitative and quantitative research including: interviews, surveys, focus groups, shadowing, and evaluation.
Sam has worked extensively with Asda as their research partner on an award-winning project to define their employer brand as well as leading the research to strengthen the Asda culture. He has also worked with a global retail bank who had previously run a major culture-change initiative but they needed to establish if there was a case for further change/investment. Sam lead this research and incorporating best practice from elsewhere, formed overall themes of the enablers and inhibitors in their culture and made recommendations to address the latter.
William Buist – Consultant
William has a reputation for taking an innovative view of business that harnesses opportunity. Through coaching, mentoring and consulting he enables business owners and directors to unlock sustainable profits and deliver future successes.
His background in the insurance sector has enabled him to hone his strategy and planning skills. This in turn led him to develop his Journey to Collaboration approach – a process that defines how business collaboration develops and through which business leaders can reduce the costs of coordination in their businesses and unlock additional sustainable profits.
William is committed to lifelong learning and continues to develop his own skills and experience as he helps businesses to develop theirs. Focus, clarity and perspective are just some of the attributes which clients praise William for bringing to their business.
Emma Haslam – Consultant
With over 20 years industry experience, Emma works with global leaderships teams with ambitious growth plans who seek cultural alignment / change following acquisition or new direction.
Starting out at SIEMENS in strategy & business development, Emma then spent 12 years in senior leadership positions within Volkswagen AG (Germany, Spain, UK) at AUDI, SEAT and Bentley. Emma was responsible for creating & deploying the Bentley 2018 & 2025 strategy, transformation programme and culture change programme that won acclaim In the European Industrial Excellence award 2015. Emma also leads coaching & leadership development programmes within Banking and Aerospace sectors.
Clients often say how Emma’s strengths lie in bringing people together into cohesive teams whilst tackling deep rooted cultural challenges and providing good balance of strategic thinking and pragmatism (with some quick wins).
Giles O’Halloran – Consultant
Giles is a specialist HR consultant, coach, speaker and columnist.
He started his HR career with IBM and worked in the fields of recruitment, employee relations and business partnering. Giles designs and facilitates people strategy and HR transformation programmes, advises organisations on effective resourcing techniques, HR operating models and HR technology, and has delivered proven supportive outplacement services during sensitive restructures.
He has unique experience working in highly sensitive environments such as security, defence, government, and policing, as well as technology, recruitment, financial services, professional services and retail sectors. He’s worked across Europe, Africa and the Middle East, often with multinational and multicultural teams and over the last year has been working with the BTP, CNC and other police forces.
He’s a renowned columnist with a leading Defence & Security career transition publication and has written over 150 articles, blogs, and posts on employment, HR and the changing nature of work. He has since worked in other senior HR roles across Europe, advised at Board level, and implemented both strategic and operational HR business solutions.
Cris Beswick – Consultant
Originally trained as a product & industrial designer, Cris spent over a decade as a successful entrepreneur & CEO building an award-winning design group. After structuring a full exit 2008 he is now recognised globally as a thought leader on innovation leadership and creating innovative organisations.
Because of his own business background Cris knows exactly what it’s like to wear the CEO’s shoes putting him in an excellent position to work with and advise senior leaders of global organisations on strategic approaches to differentiation and innovation. As such Cris has coached, advised and delivered keynotes to some of the worlds most successful companies on how to become exceptional by building future oriented innovation strategies, leadership approaches and organisational cultures.
Cris has also delivered executive education programmes on innovation for leading UK and international business schools such as Henley Business School, Cranfield University’s Centre for Competitive Creative Design and Synergy Business School in Dubai to name but a few.
Cris enjoys good food & fine wine and is passionate about worldwide travel with his wife Nikki and their two girls Roma and Mila.
Lottie Skuthe-Cook – Consultant
Lottie is a Personal Certified Coach whose passion lies in seeing her clients unlock their potential and grow. With over 20 years of experience as a coach, facilitator and trainer she provides an environment full of energy, warmth, and challenge in equal measure, which in turn enables her client’s performance to excel.
She lives by her three core values – trust, honesty, and respect – and as a result, she works best with clients who share them. Lottie will invest whatever it takes to get to know her clients and their business to find the right balance for the working relationship, ensuring the greatest return on investment.
She is known by her clients for her ability to be both challenging and encouraging in appropriate measure and ensure a focus on the agreed outcomes in a safe and trusted environment.
Drawing on almost 20 years’ experience with large multi-national organisations, Lottie has held director roles responsible for quality and standards, business development, sales and operations prior to becoming a coach and consultant in 2001.
A Swedish national, Lottie is fluent in both English and German.
Anthony Manning – Consultant
Anthony is an experienced team leadership coach and facilitator with an MA in Management Studies and an MSc in Training and Development. Anthony has gathered extensive experience as a senior HR Business Partner, Head of Learning and Development, Executive Coach and OD Consultant in two of the Big Four accounting firms.
He supports leaders and their teams with culture-winning communication, managing and leading through change and working with conflict and difficult conversations.
As an enthusiastic and lifelong learner, he is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and completed his postgraduate coaching qualification at Henley Business School, and recently completed a Counselling and Psychotherapy diploma.
Anthony is a session musician, qualified sports coach and has reached the grade of Tae Kwon Do Grandmaster.
PJ Stevens – Consultant
PJ is an all-round culture change consultant who has spent 18 years on a mission to help build better businesses.
Working with business leaders using industry-leading change management methodologies to deliver outstanding business outcomes, he is our expert in purposeful change. He does this by harvesting the talent and knowledge that exists in people and teams , but too often lays dormant in businesses – in order to elevate thinking and behaviours to deliver change and value creation in our eco-systems.
PJ is a purpose-led Transformational Change Management Consultant, and a highly experienced Facilitator, Coach and Confidant to Executives, Leaders and Entrepreneurs.
PJ has proudly worked for clients such as Rolls Royce, MBDA, Westons Cider, Bunzl, Eskom, Givenchy, BMW, QAPCO (Qatar), Lloyds Banking Group, DMG World Media, Centrica, EDF Energy, Nabarro, Clifford Chance, RBS, Shell, HSBC, the Royal Voluntary Service, CTBF charity, Zeneus, GSK and Shire Pharmaceuticals, and some private and sporting clients including Premier footballers, Olympic medallists and European Golfers.
PJ releases more value from every organisation’s greatest asset – their people – and translates that into purposeful change and value in the business, at the individual, team and organisational level.
Colin Middlemiss – Consultant
With 20 years of experience, Colin helps to deliver successful, transformational change within clients’ businesses through effective Communications and Engagement Strategies and expertly executed plans. He has worked with small businesses right up to large-scale ones such as Morrisons, BAE Systems and NPower, supporting their business objectives by running day to day teams, supporting change, and building engagement throughout an organisation.
Colin’s experience includes leading and managing successful communications and engagement teams, developing compelling corporate narratives that engages and inspires colleagues, designing digital-first communications and engagement strategies, emergency and crisis communications and the delivery of expertly managed and engaging events.
Ravi Khanna – Consultant
Ravi is an experienced organisational development consultant, specialising in culture change, employee engagement, leadership development, diversity and inclusion and wellbeing. An accredited coach, facilitator and mentor, Ravi started his career in customer experience management before transitioning into people advisory consulting in 2009.
Focussed on creating cultures that help align people with strategy and cultivating the behaviours that enable the achievement of organisational goals, Ravi has designed and delivered behavioural change interventions for businesses operating across EMEA, APAC and the Americas.With a background in psychology, psychotherapy and meditation, Ravi is fascinated by the human mind and challenges individuals and teams to unlock their potential by transforming outdated beliefs and adopting new mindsets that underpin positive change.
Hugo Clarke – Consultant
Hugo brings a unique breadth of experience as a leader and mentor with over 30 years working across military, government, commercial and non-profit sectors. Within the military, he served in diverse leadership roles in the First Gulf War, Iraq, Afghanistan and Northern Ireland. He also worked with the HALO Trust, a mine clearance charity, leading teams in Angola and Afghanistan in the pre-Taliban era.
Since leaving the army in 2013 he developed and ran community cohesion projects in diverse cultural and social groupings across the UK and led the UK office for the Risk Advisory Group’s government services and risk practise. He has considerable experience delivering leadership and risk culture programmes for governments, large commercial organisations across a multitude of sectors, and start-ups within the UK and globally.
Hugo is passionate about risk culture and cultural identity. He works with the British Institute for Studies in Iraq on a project he originated to open a museum in Basrah, Southern Iraq. He has lectured widely on the relationship between social cohesion and cultural identity.
Andrew Deller – Consultant
Andrew is a highly qualified, experienced ‘development’ consultant who works with individuals, Leaders and teams to enable them to operate at their best.
Andrew is CIPD qualified with a background in Financial Services and significant experience of developing leadership capability in Africa and the Middle East. As a leader in business for 16 years, Andrew has a range of experience spanning HR business partnering and operations, leadership development and organisational change and has worked with organisations large and small. He demonstrates flexibility and adaptability in building relationships with individuals at all levels, in order to drive personal development and changes in behaviour. Andrew is design, execution and results focussed and operates to the highest standards of integrity.
Andrew’s leadership development experience includes work with Leaders and Intact teams across the financial and professional services industries, pharmaceutical, technology, manufacturing and media. Clients include: Tetrapak; National Commercial Bank, KSA; EY; Barclays; Vodafone; AstraZeneca; Sharp Electronics; BMW; Bank Muscat International; CISCO; Acino Pharma; Accenture; BBC; Lloyds Banking Group; Smith & Nephew; Standard Chartered. Andrew lived in Riyadh for 18 months whilst working for Tadawul, Saudi Stock Exchange which has led to a range of leadership development projects with clients in the Middle East.
Andrew works with Leaders at all levels within organisations to develop their awareness, mindset and capabilities so they may know how to lead their teams with vision, energy, imagination and attention.
Gillian Mason – Consultant
Gillian is all about culture, leadership and behaviours that drive best self and authentic performance. She brings 25+ years of experience in people-centred roles and left the corporate world as a Head of Organisational Development in a regional Utility. She is a highly experienced facilitator bringing realism, enthusiasm and energy; an impactful presenter with great presence, and honesty and has great use of storytelling.
She is known for being a credible and trusted coach and strategic thinker as well as a powerful planner and commercially minded troubleshooter. She will bring confidence to and structure around your strategy and change whilst having the flexibility and positivity to make any subject matter interesting and enjoyable. She is an accredited coach with a range of personality and preference diagnostic tools for individuals, teams or organisations
Having developed and implemented people strategy in organisations – the reality and challenge of culture shift are not lost on Gillian who will bring a realistic and refreshing approach.
Gillian has worked with and across a number of sectors including Education, Utilities, Media, Sales, Customer Service, Health care, Emergency services and Insurance and helps organisations thrive and leaders grow, make career and life decisions and transition to their next big thing.
Out of work, there is nothing Gillian likes better than being outdoors, in the woods or on the beach with her family and Wilf and Fred (her 2 dogs) or being in the kitchen cooking up a feast.
Jo Houchin – Consultant
Jo is a Learning and Development professional with over 20 years’ experience in developing people, teams and organisations. Working across public, private, utility and HE sectors with a wide range of people including, academics, surveyors, engineers, managers, and leaders of all levels.
Having extensive experience across a variety of sectors, Jo has built a depth of understanding of different cultures and the organisational challenges faced by them. Her passion is helping people become more aware of how they can help themselves and providing them with the tools and motivation to achieve real performance improvements.
Jo is a Level 7 qualified coach with a Post Graduate Diploma in Coaching Psychology. This gives her a diverse and pragmatic coaching tool kit to suit a broad range of coaching needs and preferences. Her approach is both reflective and challenging, drawing on her psychological training to identify unhelpful patterns of behaviour, and unravel barriers to personal and organisational change. Those who work with Jo can expect to learn much about themselves and the impact they have at work in an exploratory, non-judgmental environment.
Beyond coaching, Jo is an experienced facilitator and leadership development specialist. In organisations she takes a systemic approach, developing individuals, teams and the organisational context to bring about change.
Rachel Perkins – Consultant
Rachel is a certified business psychologist and trained coach, with over 20 years of experience in the Financial Services sector. She has worked in recruitment, learning, talent management, culture change and leadership development, with the common thread of enabling individuals, teams and organisations become more effective. Whilst working at NatWest bank, Rachel led a successful programme of work to deliver large scale, culture change via leaders and managers across the global business. It was this programme that clarified her passion for this work.
Rachel has a keen interest in what makes people tick and how to create organisations where people can thrive. With a strong eye for rigour and detail and a natural curiosity about people and their perspective, Rachel designs and facilitates impactful interventions which give people the opportunity to move forward with greater confidence and commitment. Rachel loves working with individuals and groups to explore the changes they want to make, what might be standing in their way and the solutions they are willing to try, to make the desired change.
Recognising that building great cultures can be hard, with no easy ‘fixes’, Rachel combines an informed, supportive approach with gentle challenge and curiosity to design impactful interventions which help organisations move forward with greater confidence and commitment. Rachel is known for having an eye for the detail of an intervention, and a desire to combine academic evidence with the practical reality organisations face, to bring rigour to any programme she works on. Rachel is a trained coach and business psychologist, with an MSc in Organisational Psychology.
Mel Rees – Consultant
A customer experience and employee engagement specialist, Mel has vast experience in devising data driven, strategic programmes to help organisations prioritise their customer experience. Mel is passionate about equipping, engaging and empowering employees to do the right thing for their customers.
Mel has experience in leading the delivery of successful, insight led, customer experience and employee engagement programmes across a number of sectors including financial services and utilities and more recently as Customer Experience Director for First Group.
At First Group, Mel led the design and delivery of a transformational customer experience strategy including immersive employee training and the launch of a real time, customer and employee satisfaction measurement programme, all underpinned by a comprehensive internal communications plan. The programme delivered great results because it was rooted in real life experience of both customers and employees which meant the plan was pragmatic and credible and as such, had great buy in at all levels of the organization.
Open and insightful, Mel builds trust and engagement quickly which allows her to deliver results at pace.
Carolyn Quainton – Consultant
An experienced customer experience consultant, Carolyn is passionate about driving customer and employee engagement.
Carolyn’s background is in the design of bespoke training content. She has created innovative, behaviour-changing training programmes for numerous leading organisations, including Post Office, First Group, Zurich, Costa, Barratt Homes and DIRECTV. All of these programmes have had one thing in common: to engage employees to deliver a better experience to the customer.
As a consultant, Carolyn has supported organisations with multiple aspects of CX, including: voice of the customer/employee programmes; customer and employee journey mapping; CX governance and strategy; driving a culture of customer centricity; customer value propositions; “Brand in Action” behavioural blueprints; “low effort” customer experiences and many more.
Personable, empathetic and outgoing, Carolyn is quick to build strong relationships with the clients she works with. She has a knack of quickly getting to grips with an organisation – its people, its customers and its challenges. And she has a talent for absorbing a vast amount of complex content and simplifying it for the target audience. Carolyn has worked extensively with front-line customer-facing employees, striving to understand the barriers that prevent the delivery of great customer service.
Carolyn’s other passion is film production. She’s an advocate of sharing real human stories (from customers and employees) on film to drive engagement. An experienced film producer, Carolyn creates engaging and emotive films to complement training programmes and support internal comms strategies.
Kerry Freeman – Culture Change Consultant
Kerry has 21 years financial services experience and is the former Head of Culture for NatWest Group where she took the Bank from 4th Quartile to 1st Quartile performance in the annual Banking Standards Board independent assessment of culture.
Kerry left NatWest Group to pursue her passion for culture, engagement and EVP, working with organisations in Forestry, Fintech, Legal, Energy and Education sector. She’s a specialist at reforming cultural practices, increasing employee engagement and creating award-winning EVPs that have demonstrable impact. Kerry has an enthusiasm for behavioural science and building psychological safety in workplaces and is passionate about making behaviour change practical and embedded.
She is an experienced and accredited facilitator and coach (face to face and online) with over 15 years experience of designing and running workshops, development courses and events for groups sizes from 5 to 300, from junior to c-suite level.
Sallyann Weston-Scales – Consultant
Sallyann has over 18 years experience of leadership coaching and culture change, supporting global brands to create more inclusive cultures, and develop and retain their key talent. She has worked in a wide range of sectors from advertising and media, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, professional and financial services.
Sallyann is an expert in culture change, making it stick, and helping organisations to translate their values into behaviours which are clearly understood and embraced by their people.
She designs and delivers leadership development, inclusive leadership and women’s leadership programmes, incorporating 1-2-1 coaching to provide participants with the opportunity to focus on their perceived barriers. Sallyann is passionate about enabling leaders to discover and follow their true purpose and provide them with the tools to support their people to succeed. As a coach, she blends traditional coaching skills with her experience as a Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Master Practitioner and knowledge of Emotional Intelligence.
She was a Managing Director and Executive Coach at a leading D&I consultancy for nearly eight years, prior to that she was a Management Consultant with EY experienced in culture change and change management.
She has an MBA from Henley Business School and started her career as a commercial solicitor. Outside of work she enjoys running, yoga and managing a small property business.
Paul Longshaw – Consultant
Paul has a 20-year track record of driving employee engagement, business performance, change and personal & organisational capability.
He’s worked with big names in corporate, public, and charity sectors including Camelot, John Lewis, E.Midlands Electricity, Santander, JTI, Orange, Oxfam and the Prince’s Trust.
Paul spent 14 years at BP in a variety of roles, but notably, as part of the Corporate Affairs leadership team, setting up and managing BP’s Global Social Investment approach. During this period, he developed and communicated strategy & policy, designed group measurement and reporting requirements to track delivery, encouraged & implemented a change in behaviour and business practice across the BP group and embedded stakeholder engagement and social impact assessment processes with business units around the world.
When not working with clients, he’s happy spending time on the tennis court pretending to still be 25, in the garden realising he’s not, paddle-boarding, swimming and walking the dog. He’s served as a Magistrate since 2005 and held various charity board positions. Currently, he volunteers as a mentor & coach to unemployed young people and works for a charity supporting people with mental health difficulties and those who have been long-term unemployed.
Ed Beard – Consultant
Ed has 15 years experience as an integrated marketing strategist, with an MSc in Organisational psychology. Ed helps businesses adapt and thrive to bring about positive change. He’s great at creating shared purpose to engage and motivate workforces and teams, galvanising organisations and leaders to take a more human-centric approach to fundamentally change the way they operate.
He’s worked in some of the most renowned Digital and Advertising agencies, working for the likes of Expedia, COS, SAB Miller, The AA, Dominos, E.On, Asda, Barclays Wealth, HSBC, AstraZeneca, and Lloyds TSB.
Ed’s led and grown strategy teams, developed individuals to achieve their full potential, and set the cultures within agencies so teams across disciplines could thrive.
He then went on to work for Grace & Co, Digitas, LBj, Kitcatt Nohr, and the BBC. In 2020 he founded Liminal Store bringing together his marketing and organisational psychology expertise.
Victoria Garratt – Consultant
Victoria’s career to date has been focused predominantly on people development and communication where she has been fortunate enough to gain many years of experience working across the public, private and charitable sectors as a leader, coach, project manager and in learning & development.
In addition to her employed experience, she has worked for many years as a consultant, designing and delivering bespoke solutions in support of organisations that require upskilling of staff, leadership development, behavioural change and other professional development solutions.
Furthermore, Victoria is a qualified coach with a Diploma in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and is accredited in the performance psychology tool PRINT®. She uses these skills to coach individuals and teams across a wide range of clients and at all levels in the promotion of self-awareness, and to stretch, inspire, and create real and lasting change.
Rebecca Tyrell – Consultant
Rebecca brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record operating across global, fast-paced and matrix businesses for some of the World’s leading brands within the Banking and FMCG sectors.
Empathic and tenacious with the ability to motivate and connect geographically and culturally diverse teams, she has worked extensively with Senior Executives to reshape Organisations, drive strategic priorities, and deliver Leadership/Executive and Talent Development, Organisation-wide Learning, and Culture and Organisation Transformation.
Having qualified through Henley Business School, she brings curiosity, clarity and pragmatism to her coaching practice.
Rebecca’s passion for self-development has recently led to her completing a Post Graduate Diploma in Law. At any point in time, you are likely to find her enrolled in a course or undertaking further education!
Sammy Burt – Consultant
Sammy’s winding journey through hospitality, project management, marketing, brand and culture has one thread in common – the support of people to be happy and thrive. And in 2012 when Sammy began to move from brand into culture change she found her sweet spot.
Sammy prides herself on truly listening to people, digging a little deeper; as well as knowing how to be heard by them, how to meet them where they are, gently, with empathy. When working with individuals or groups she is mindful to create enough stretch that people develop and shift their mindsets and behaviours, without loosing them in technical explanations or models – it’s an important balance.
Sammy has worked across many sectors, organisational sizes, ownership models and geography – she loves variety, and feels there is always something to learn in one place that will be useful to another. This work has included global food manufacturers aligning around purpose, international medical device manufacturers understanding and improving their cultures, global tech companies developing more inclusive cultures through their leaders, engineering and transport companies developing their leaders and capacities for teaming.
Sammy has worked with executives and warehouse managers, boards and hands on engineers. Sammy particularly enjoys working with those at the coal face – leaders and colleagues that are in the thick of it and need any developmental approach to be uniquely grounded in their realities and easy to practise and apply to their everyday challenges.
Zoe Burns-Shore – Consultant
Coming from a Chief Customer Officer role in a major UK utility business, Zoe is passionate about culture, people focused transformation and communication strategies that drive thriving environments and improved business performance.
With an early career in brand and communication agencies, Zoe worked across multiple sectors from Financial Services and Charities to Hospitality and Education, with experience in copywriting, internal and external communications strategies, building confident brands and user experience design. From there, Zoe went on to spend five years at First Direct, leading brand, internal culture and digital transformation. Constantly re-enforcing the connection between people and customer experience and driving First Direct to be number one in the industry for service.
Zoe brings a unique blend of brand and communications, organisational design and operational experience, with a deep understanding of the crucial inter-dependencies between them.
Zoe helps organisations understand how developing a strong internal culture ultimately delivers commercial outcomes. Her particular areas of interest are brand and communications strategy, cultural development and customer experience. She brings and authentic leadership style, creativity, problem solving and an ability to make the complex simple. Along with an easy working style that fosters collaborative, fun and successful working relationships.
Natalie Saunders – Consultant
Natalie Saunders is a naturally curious and empathetic “people person” who’s committed to enabling organisations to be better places for people to work.
Her work-related passions are strategy, culture, people experience and equality, diversity and inclusion – and the synergies between those crucial enablers of organisational performance.
Natalie has been an HRD in a large, complex organisation and understands the opportunities, and challenges, that come with the role. She’s worked with employers ranging from scaling start-up to global household names, in sectors including financial services, professional services, higher education, food and drink and manufacturing.
Natalie started her career as an employment lawyer and finds that her legal background still comes in very useful following her move into HR some years ago.
She’s also founded her own business (twice) and truly identify with the highs and lows, and demands and pressures, that come with founding and growing a business.
Natalie is married with two children and two dogs. She love zip wires, roller coasters and singing (her 2022 highlight was recording an album with her choir).
Vicki Sitch – Consultant
Vicki is a senior manager with strong experience leading both public and private sector transformation and strategy development projects.
Diverse experience across small and large organisations has enabled Vicki to gain wide subject matter knowledge as well as proven skills in team leadership, programme management, strategic direction and stakeholder interaction.
Vicki is particularly interested and experienced in people change including strategic planning and strategy communication, cultural change, capability uplift, organisational design and restructuring. She is well placed to provide advice, mentoring and coaching to those delivering complex organisational change. Vicki is comfortable at any stage of the change process from diagnostic, through design and into implementation and embedding.
When not turning her attention to people change projects, Vicki runs her own glamping business on the beautiful Isle of Wight, is an active member of her local community including raising funds for local charities and takes a keen interest in all things mental health for both young people and adults.
Vicki is a certified Mental Health First Aider.
Diane Turner – Consultant
Diane is a coach and leadership development professional with a background in consultancy and client relationship development. Her unique perspective has been formed after 20+ years of working directly with C-suite leaders in some of the country’s biggest organisations.
She works with leadership and account teams across a number of sectors to increase team cohesion and business success. Her work in client listening informs cultural change programmes and workshops, using employee and client voice to bring positive insights and actionable change.
Diane’s experience includes leading executive development, succession and transition programmes within Deloitte, and she ran the partner selection cycle for a number of years. Diane also coaches senior leaders, developing and running the sector-leading internal coach practice within the firm back in the 2010s.
Diane’s clients describe her as warm and supportive, without being afraid to challenge. A key focus of her client programmes is that they increase happiness at work – drawing on her clients’ strengths and identifying goals, to sketch out roadmaps towards them.
Jemma Cooke – Consultant
Jemma is a Culture Change Consultant and Leadership & Team Coach. Jemma is passionate about helping organisations to develop more purpose-driven, people-centric and future-ready cultures.
She has over 15 years of experience in coaching leaders and teams through strategic and cultural change across numerous industries internationally. She originally trained with two global management consultancies and her specialist areas include:
Her expertise is in designing and delivering bespoke leadership and team coaching programmes to spearhead, accelerate and embed positive cultural change. The result is more resilient, adaptive, collaborative and creative organisations – ready for now and for the future.
Ever fascinated by the people and cultural aspects of organisations, Jemma has two relevant Masters degrees and a Post Graduate Certificate in Coaching.
Outside of work, Jemma can be found walking in the hills, playing tennis and trying to tame her garden
Matthew Adam – Consultant
Matthew is an Associate Consultant with over 20 years of experience working with human systems and is passionate about helping teams and organisations realise their preferred futures and desired cultures.
Matthew started his career as a Systemic psychotherapist before working directly with teams and organisations to improve performances and address complex workplace dynamics. Matthew has worked with organisations in the public, independent and voluntary/charity sectors and has supported these teams and organisations to improve both performances and workplace relationships.
Matthew is the creator of a performance management framework called The 5 x 5 Model which is designed to address Patrick Lencioni’s 5 dysfunctions of a team quickly, easily and simply by embedding 5 essential team functions.
As well as helping organisations to work more effectively together, Matthew also provides leadership development coaching and training in The 5 x 5 Model.
David Liversage – Consultant
David works as a change partner to forward thinking businesses. He works with clients to create innovative, strategic, people and culture solutions that address business challenges, always putting the human at the centre.
David spent the first part of his career working at Director level for media agencies such as Omnicom, with overall responsibility for key clients such as Sainsbury’s and Gillette. While leading teams, he identified his true calling for creating more human-focused workplace cultures, where people can grow, thrive and do great work.
He has over 18 years, experience working in this space both with a range of clients and directing projects for Evening Standard, Dentsu Aegis and Mr and Mrs Smith Hotels to HRD, CEO/Board level. From wellbeing to culture audits to leadership development, he has a wide range of experience.
David is also a ILM accredited coach, mindfulness practitioner and Enneagram trained. He has a passion for theatre and performs with the London Gay Men’s Chorus, touring across the globe when he can.
Anna Spragg – Consultant
Anna is a Level 7 CIPD qualified Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) and Organisational Development (OD) Consultant. She has led a wide range of D&I and OD projects and is known for her strategic, pragmatic, and engaging approach.
Anna is passionate about all things D&I; specialising in this area 11 years ago at Imperial College London. There she led a pioneering project around trans and non-binary inclusion – the first of its kind in the sector and recognised for its innovation.
Anna went on to head up the D&I and OD team at Goldsmiths University and delivered their first sector-leading D&I strategy.
In addition to her love of D&I strategy development, Anna has skills in leadership development, training, public speaking, communication and engagement, and focused D&I/OD programmes.
Her sector experience includes, Financial Services, Higher Education, the NHS, Arts and Culture, Local Government, Tech, Housing Associations, and the charity sector.
In her spare time, Anna enjoys music, hiking, and hosting social events for the LGBTQ+ community in Brighton.
Juliet Daye- Consultant
Juliet has led talent, learning and inclusion departments in retail, leisure, and financial services, specialising in leadership and culture development.
Training as an Occupational Psychologist developed her fascination with leadership and human systems. She understands how we learn and change at work, how the unpredictable and complex nature of the world today is making new demands of us.
As a consultant she has worked with organisations across the FTSE 100, and published research into trust and collaboration with the University of Bath. This rich experience helps her bring perspective and insight to clients. Her belief is that there’s a better way to do business, a better way to ‘be’ in business, where people and communities thrive together – for profit and for a more positive impact in the world.
Juliet enjoys camping with friends, live music, swimming and has recently started singing in a community choir!