All of our consultants are skilled trainers with extensive experience in designing and delivering leadership, people development and management programmes at all levels. They have, between them, a broad range of industry experience, which includes working extensively within the Financial Services arena and with culturally diverse audiences within mature and emerging markets.
Individually, each facilitator/trainer has a long and deep experience of organisational and individual development. They have all worked as consultants and have also held senior corporate roles in organisations so understand the pressures and challenges of delivering complex change and large scale development programmes.
They work with a high level of energy and integrity and are able to bring both perspective and pragmatism to even the most complex of situations.
Below is a short introduction to some of our experts.
Brian is a highly experienced trainer and coach with a wealth of practical experience and theoretical knowledge of leadership and management development issues. His training style is extremely participative, and he draws on real work and management issues as much as possible in order to achieve the best results.
Whilst working in Management Development for LloydsTSB UK Retail Banking, he created the multi-media programme ‘Coaching for Results’. The programme was rolled out to all managers in the bank.Â It was subsequently purchased by XEBEC who distributed it as an e-learning package worldwide.
Brian has created and delivered leadership, management courses and coaching to senior and middle managementÂ banking and financial services clients in: USA, Ireland, UK, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, France, Germany, Italy, Greece, Austria, Switzerland, Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Jordan, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Oman, S Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan.
He has also run certificate programmes in Coaching for HR professional studying for CIPD qualifications in the Middle East.
Helga has been consulting on the theme of maximising human development within business for over 14 years. A proficient interpersonal skills trainer, coach, facilitator and change consultant she works with a range of industries within the public and private sectors in many industry sectors including retail, banking, distribution, telecommunications, technology, aerospace and energy. Her specialism is improving the strategic and operational effectiveness of teams to implement and sustain change. Confident working with directors, or first line leaders or team members she has a proven track record in raising the profile and capability of teams to deliver effective business results.
She has trained and coached clients in China, India, Ghana, Kuwait, New Zealand and US. Her clients are as wide-ranging as Bloomberg, Vodafone, Ebay, Audi, John Lewis, Nationwide, M & G, Xyratex, Disney, Vector Aerospace, CNN, Barclays, ARM and local housing associations.
Helga’s 24 year leadership career started as the Head of Department within a UK wide Recruitment Company. She then secured a Managing Director position in a United Nations supported charity in E. Africa. Upon returning to England she worked with the Unipart Group of Companies as an Organisational Change Consultant before becoming a key partner in an OD Consultancy.
Helga has a MSc Business Management degree from Surrey University and a MSc Business Management Sciences from the University of Manchester. She is a NLP Practitioner and holds a NLP for Coaches Accreditation; Certificate in Training; Counselling Theory and Practice. She is also accredited in the Strengths Deployment Inventory Profiling Model.
Tim is a specialist in coaching and training people in business management, people management and project management skills at operational levels.
He has lectured at Canterbury Christchurch College University Business School and has recently completed an advanced Diploma in Coaching and Mentoring. Tim has worked with many companies including BNP Paribas, Standard bank, Axa Investment, Chanel, Smiths Detection, NSK Bearings, Express Newspapers, Reed Publishing, Habitat, Carphone Warehouse and MenCap.
- Individual Management Coaching for a number of Operational Managers in both Government and private enterprises
- Project management and negotiation training and coaching in large multinational bank
- Coaching a director of a recruitment company
- Strategic coaching for the CEO of a telecoms company
- Director coaching for a multinational electronics distributorship
- Management Development programme for middle managers of a Royal Society
- Leadership programme for a large multinational
Tim’s focus for coaching assignments involves looking at the business environment the person faces, uncovering and understanding what is at the core of the situation and then helping the coachee develop goals, strategies and tactics to help resolve the situation. Tim’s business background and commercial instincts, combined with a robust coaching style, lend themselves to an informal approach that delivers hard edged results.
Tim’s focus for management development work involves looking at the managers
buying into the value of management activity or just tolerating it or do they focus on
technical outputs only? Understanding the drive for managers to perform management
tasks is critical to success.
Linda is a Trainer, Executive Coach, Coach-Therapist and OD Consultant with 20+ years’ experience in the corporate arena. She has studied and undergone training in the neuroscience of coaching, organizational systems, group psychodynamics, and stress management.
She has worked across a range of sectors including broadcast media, print & online publishing, IT, gaming, law, banking, investments, insurance, retail, hotel & leisure, healthcare and the charity sector and has trained culturally mixed and geographically dispersed workforces (including from Western and Eastern Europe, Asia and the Middle East, USA, Africa, and the Far East).
Rob has always been fascinated with human performance particularly in the context of business and organisational effectiveness. He sees his role as a coach and facilitator to explore the relationships that individuals have with themselves and other stakeholders and help clients find practical ways to improve their and their team’s performance.
His work is a split between a coaching based practice and facilitating programmes across a broad range of industry sectors: Financial Services, Retail, FMCG, Leisure, Sport, and Property.
His memberships, qualifications, awards, achievements and supervision include;
- BSc in Sports Studies and Psychology.
- Currently studying MSc in Executive Coaching as part of CPD.
- Qualified in MBTI, TMSDI, Belbin, SDI, L360 and AQR MT48 psychometrics.
- NLP Master Practitioner and coach qualified.
- Currently has supervision sessions monthly with a qualified coach supervisor.
- British Triathlon Level 3 coach and part of the British Triathlon Coach Mentor facilitation team.
Ian has a strong and successful track record in business, having previously worked for some major blue-chip organisations in a variety of senior sales and management positions.
Ian has a wealth of experience and works as a consultant analysing, designing and delivering bespoke training programmes for graduates, middle and senior management, in a diversity of market sectors. He has particular expertise in the financial markets and leading firms in the professional services. His subject focus is on:
- Sales and Marketing
- Client Relationship Management
- Negotiating Skills
- Successful Communication Skills
- Consultative Selling Skills
- Pitching for Business / Advanced Presentation Skills
- Business Development Skills
Ian has a wealth of experience having delivered circa an 18 week programme of 2 days sales events for the Fixed Income markets team of an International Bank. The training was for all sales staff in European Offices. Also Ian has delivered a number of 2 days sales events for Asset Managers in 12 centres internationally.
His clients in the Financial Markets include:
Aegon Asset Management, Allianz Dresdner Asset Management, Black Rock International, Britannic Asset Management, Cofunds, Commercial International Bank, Commerzbank, Credit Suisse, EFG Hermes,F&C Asset Management,Goldman Sachs, Gartmore Investment Management,HSBC Asset Management, Investec, Kleinwort Benson, Lazard Asset Management, LeggMason, M&G Investments, New Star Asset Management, Odey Asset Management, Royal London AssetManagement, Morning Star, Schroders, Scottish Widows, Soc Generale, Standard Bank, Standard Life, Veritas Asset Management, Wachovia Bank.