I have a passion for stimulating people to learn and develop, individually and in groups. I am experienced at working with people in many organisations from University Vice Chancellors to professional owner-managers, from solicitors to people who watch paint dry for a living (honestly!) and from sailing instructors to kitchen staff, and many others.
I have 28 years’ experience working as an independent consultant with international finance and fmcg companies, universities, building societies, police, health service, manufacturing companies, professional partnerships, charities and not-for-profit organisations…
I am proud that a programme I co-designed and co-facilitate with Newcastle University (Unpacking Your Chair – a programme for new Professors) has won the Times Higher Education Award for the outstanding contribution to Leadership Development (2012).
I am also currently writing a book: Freeing People to Perform: How changing their stories can transform people. It looks at how unconscious narratives can affect our behaviour, and what to do about that, in the context of organisational life.
My special areas of interest include: Executive coaching, team development, the design and delivery of customised training events and processes, conflict resolution, using story (and the re-writing of it) as a tool for change, and a sense of humour!