Carrie is an executive coach, leadership facilitator and HR consultant. Her extensive experience spans over 20 years where she has worked closely with a number of leadership teams across a diverse range of industry sectors in Europe, North America and Australasia. Her approach is both creative and pragmatic, with a strong focus on results. She is used to working on challenging projects, not only managing various stakeholders, but also using her mix of intuition, enthusiasm and experience to drive significant change.
Clients tell her she can engage people with new concepts, win over cynics, and encourage others to face tough challenges.
She is warm and engaging and her ability to build relationships with her clients and her team is exceptional. She trained as an executive coach at Ashridge Business School, is a Fellow of the CIPD and tutors for them on their open programmes. She is qualified in a wide range of assessment and profiling tools and also has a diploma in personal impact coaching.
Recent clients include Selfridges, CIPD, Specialized Bikes, YMCA, Allianz Global, Wolters Kluwer, Arup, Truesearch, Gerald Eve, Opus 2 International.Karen
Karen is a highly experienced and engaging learning and development expert who has worked over the past 20 years with an impressive list of clients and global audiences across a diverse range of sectors. Her areas of specialism include leadership development, executive coaching, impact & influence and performance management. Karen particularly enjoys working with young talent and regularly facilitates employability masterclasses for apprentices, under graduates and post graduates,
An important part of her work involves building strong working relationships with her clients, making them the centre of everything she proposes in order to bring about lasting transformational change. Karen believes if people feel good about themselves, they do their very best work, a theme which she weaves through all of her programmes.
Clients tell Karen she is an energetic, innovative and stimulating deliverer, helping learners to embed their knowledge and focus on how they can make their learning a reality outside of the event. Karen has a BA honours degree in Linguistics and Human Communication; she holds the CIPD Certificate in Training and Development, is a qualified NLP practitioner and an ICF approved coach.
Recent clients have included University Of Essex, Arup, Debenhams, FMP Global, Opus2 International, Burberry, Miller Insurance, GLA as well as a number of entrepreneurial SME’s.Callum
Facilitator and Coach
Callum is a highly experienced facilitator, coach and designer of executive behavioural change through experiential and reflective learning. He brings passion, commitment and belief to everything he does.
Over the past 20 years, Callum has established an extensive track record of working with middle, senior and C-suite leaders from large, multinational corporations and also senior management level within various British Government Offices. He brings a dynamic mindset and skillset from his 10-year career in corporate finance with Nat West Group along with his background in performing arts. He is an acknowledged expert in the fields of personal impact, presentation, influencing and negotiation skills.
Callum has worked on numerous cognitive and behavioural transformation projects for senior leaders, using an action-learning cyclical approach of planning, experiencing, reflecting and transforming. By facilitating the development of attitudes, behaviours and communication, he helps evolve cultural, strategic and operational thinking, feeling and action.
Recent clients have included: Miller Insurance, John Laing, Selfridges, English Cricket Board, YMCA, Specialized, Joelson Law, Arup and HCP.
Dedicated to his own professional and personal growth, Callum is currently studying for the MSc in Coaching and Behaviour Change at the prestigious Henley Business School.Samantha
Facilitator and Coach
Samantha is a professional actor, writer, highly experienced facilitator and executive coach with over 10 years’ experience in delivering courses which specialise in behavioural change. Employing a practical approach (based on the actor’s expertise in physicality, voice and language) she enables professionals from a wide range of sectors to develop in such areas as influencing skills, diversity, managing conflict, building rapport, interview skills, effective questioning, managing poor performance, presentation skills and delivering feedback.
She specialises in leadership and interpersonal communication, with specific focus on identifying and achieving feasible outcomes that can be realistically executed in a corporate environment. She uses a hybrid of psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioural and somatic thinking underpinned by the humorous, supportive atmosphere she brings to her work.
Working as a stand-up comedian in an often brutally honest world, Samantha has learned the importance of presence, authenticity, simplicity and creative story-telling; skills that can be honed and used within a business environment.
Samantha has worked with an extensive range of clients across public and private sectors in both the UK and Internationally; clients include City of London Girls’ School (Leadership Programme), Airbus, KPMG, Debenhams, Alix Partners, British Humanist Association.
Samantha is also a qualified executive coach with an Advanced Diploma from the Academy of Executive Coaching and a Mental Health First Aider.Jessica
Facilitator and Coach
Jessica is a highly experienced training facilitator, specialising in experiential learning around communication skills. Fully bilingual French-English from birth, Jessica started her career in an international property development firm in Paris, and spent much of her spare time running a successful bilingual theatre company.
Following post-graduate acting training, she later specialised in corporate training using theatre skills and more recently qualified as an Advanced Executive Coach with the Academy of Executive Coaching. Her areas of expertise include impact and presence, performance management, leadership, and presentation skills.
Over the years she has helped develop the communication skills of employees in companies such as Allianz AGCS, L’Oréal, Pitney Bowes France, Ipsen pharmaceuticals, Novarlis, FMP Global, IGD and the University of Essex.Syrus
Syrus is a facilitator with over ten years’ experience. His areas of expertise include; Challenging Conversations, Diversity and Inclusion, Inclusive Leadership, Personal Impact, Presentation Skills and Unconscious Bias. Before becoming a facilitator he spent many years working as a role-play actor delivering scripted and bespoke role-play briefs as well as forum theatre.
He is an energetic and warm facilitator who has worked on a one-on-one basis and with small and large groups. He loves helping people develop and present their authentic self and believes that this individual behavioural shifting always leads to deeper cultural change within an organisation.
Syrus has worked with organisations across the UK and internationally. He has experience with many sectors, including Engineering, Finance, Government, Health, Higher Education, Insurance, Military, Pharmaceutical, Publishing, Retail and Tech.
He has BA Hons from RADA and is the founder of the UK’S only One-Day Corporate Role-Play Masterclass for Actors.Debbie
Debbie is an actor with over 30 years’ experience in theatre and television. For the last 10 years, she has worked extensively in the corporate training arena as an actor/facilitator.
Debbie has used her skills as an actress and her behavioural expertise, coupled with her business acumen on a wide range of projects, from workshops to conference arenas. She enjoys both scripted and improvisational situations and giving detailed, constructive feedback to bring about positive behavioural change.
She has worked with a variety of clients from public sector to blue chip companies, including John Laing, Opus2 International and Miller Insurance and always embraces the challenges that each new project brings.Robert
Robert is a high performing facilitator and consultant with extensive experience working in the world of organisational learning and development. He delivers workshops which specialise in bringing about behavioural change through a keen focus on using practice to expand the attitudinal, vocal, physical and linguistic choices available to individuals. He works with a wide body of participant audiences including apprentices, graduates and middle, senior and C-suite leaders.
Robert specialises in supporting organisations and people across the globe to develop in the areas of wellbeing, personal impact, influencing, storytelling, presentations & conflict management. He creates learning environments that feel fresh, fun and emotionally safe so participants can maximise learning and immediately apply skills back in the workplace.
He has worked with an extensive range of clients across public and private sectors in the UK and internationally including tech, government departments, VFX and creative content studios, finance, insurance, automobile, aerospace, underground travel and higher education.
Key clients have included Moneysupermarket Group, Camden Town Brewery, Marriott Hotel Group, Institute of Internal Auditors, International Hotel Group and the NHS.Guy
Facilitator and Coach
Guy’s first career was in software engineering; he holds an MSc in computing and worked in IT in Australia before taking the leap to train as an actor. His professional debut was on the iconic Australian soap Neighbours. After returning to the UK, he spent over a decade working in theatre, television and radio.
Since 2004, Guy has been working in the organisational L&D setting as a coach and trainer in interpersonal communication. He supports and develops business people all over the world using his unique blend of expertise and skills in coaching psychology and performing arts. He has delivered courses, master-classes and corporate events with audiences ranging from graduate management trainees to CEOs, across a broad range of sectors including financial services, advisory, education and government. He specialisms include leadership development, personal impact, and presentation.
Guy loves the learning environment and is himself committed to life-long learning: he has studied interpersonal communication at the University of London, qualified as an executive coach, is NLP certified, holds a postgraduate diploma in psychology, and is a member of the British Psychological Society. Clients have included BAe Systems, Barclays, BT, Cambridge University, Deutsche Bank, Ernst & Young, HSBC, Pfizer, Unilever, Zurich, the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.Rajneet
Facilitator and Coach
Rajneet is a highly skilled facilitator with extensive experience working in Corporate Learning and Development. She has worked extensively in experiential communications as well as behavioural skills and regularly facilitates groups and one to one sessions in a practical, concise and immediate way, taking into account specific needs to support effective communication.
As a facilitator, Rajneet’s specialisms include bespoke skills practise, coaching, forum theatre, scripted scenarios and providing in the moment evidence based feedback. She is particularly effective in equipping participants with useful tools which enhance their performance and support them in dealing with difficult situations or conversations in the workplace.
Rajneet has worked extensively in the areas of, Transactional Analysis, unconscious bias in decision making, awareness training including disabilities & cultural differences and rapport building and her areas of focus include Interview Skills, Managing Change/Conflict in the workplace, Customer Service, Equality & Diversity.
Facilitating learning with varying levels of seniority from frontline staff to managerial level, Rajneet works across many sectors including Retail, Banking & Finance, Consultancy, Law, Healthcare, Hospitality, Science & Pharmaceuticals, Telecommunications, Media, and in the Public Sector.
Rajneet holds a CIPD Certificate in Advanced Facilitation Skills.Jonathan
Jonathan has worked extensively over the last twenty years as a Facilitator, Coach, Actor and Writer. His corporate experience ranges from bespoke practice sessions with senior executives at major financial institutions to facilitating forum theatres with engineers at nuclear power stations and everything in between. He is a big believer in affording people the opportunity to practise their skills and experience different communication methods in a safe but challenging environment, utilising feedback, influencing, negotiation and coaching models to assist their learning.
His areas of expertise include: Influencing Skills, Performance Management, Coaching, Assertiveness, Interview Skills, Leadership Development, Appraisal Skills, Personal Impact and Challenging Conversations. As well as facilitating workshops Jonathon is often involved in the creation of the practical elements of programme design and the writing of the interactive briefs and scripts.
Recent work has included facilitating a series of Managing Remotely workshops with a city law firm, facilitating a Global programme with a Leading Sportswear company across 12 countries in three months, facilitating a series of coaching workshops with UK Sport across such Olympic disciplines as Sailing, Judo, Tennis, Swimming and Table Tennis and working on a series of Influencing workshops for Salesforce in Hyderabad. Other recent work includes an ongoing Diversity and Inclusion program for a Global Energy Provider, and a series of Influencing workshops for Clyde & Co in London and Chicago.
Jonathon has also worked with a number of Business schools including, Said Business School and Warwick Business School. Other recent clients include: Vodafone, Astra Zeneca, Nationwide, Barclays, HSBC, BG Group, Environment Agency, Network Rail, Park Plaza Hotels, Skanska, Slaughter & May.Abigail
Facilitator and Coach
Abigail is a highly experienced facilitator, role player and writer. After studying Drama and Film at university she began working as an actor in both theatre and television before moving into the field of behavioural change, where for the past seventeen years she has successfully helped others to achieve their personal goals. Alongside her corporate projects Abigail still regularly works as a voice over artist, specialising in documentary narration.
Her particular area of expertise lies in helping participants to immerse themselves in the learning process by practising their skills in the moment. A continual focus for Abigail is client liaison, extensive research and the creation of scripts and scenarios which are company and work specific. She is particularly skilled in working in such areas as customer service, performance management, leadership and management, challenging conversations and personal impact whether on an individual or group basis.
Abigail has facilitated theatre based training for many UK and International clients, in a variety of both public and private sectors: global insurance, high street retailers, aviation, rail and underground transportation.
Abigail is also a qualified coach with an Advanced Diploma from the Academy of Executive Coaching.Deni
Facilitator and Coach
Deni is a highly experienced and engaging facilitator who has worked across a broad spectrum of human communication and behavioural areas, including team building, professional boundaries, change management, leadership, assertiveness and presentation skills. Diversity & Inclusion are woven into all the work that she does. Deni’s strengths are in working with organisations to create real change by enabling them to have conversations about diversity, inclusion and unconscious bias. By creating a safe and supportive environment, groups are able to have those sometimes uncomfortable conversations that lead to personal and organisational actions and change.
Deni’s recent work includes:
Diversity & Inclusion; MIND, Southwark Social Services, for Social Workers & Medical Practitioners; B6 Sixth Form College, London, for all faculty staff; Respect, for officers in the Prison Service.
Unconscious Bias training: Make (Architects) Talon (Media) Teva (Pharmaceuticals) Create the Space (Design) The Economist Group (Publishing) Institute of Osteopathy (Health)
As well as a degree in Drama and Sociology, Deni also holds qualifications in Counselling Skills & Counselling Theory and Coaching for PerformanceWendy
Senior HR Consultant
Wendy is a highly skilled and commercial HR consultant with extensive experience partnering with senior leadership teams at operational and strategic level in multi-site FMCG, global and on-line start-up businesses. A highly respected HRD in Tesco PLC, she managed multiple HR teams to design and implement people strategies to deliver business results.
Wendy led the Group Resourcing strategy partnering with the Executive Board where she owned the Capability Resource Pool to deliver key business projects. Significantly, Wendy also established the infrastructure, Values, OD and people policies to enable the leadership team to build the UK’s leading grocery home shopping site. Integral to this she was responsible for scaling this start up business, resourcing and developing a new operational team from 20 to 160 people.
With a solution focused pragmatic approach, she brings expertise in gaining employee engagement at all levels, with a flair for establishing trust and buy-in. She has specialist expertise which includes Talent, Performance Management, Resourcing, L&D, Leadership Coaching, HR policies, OD and Employee Relations.
Wendy has a well-earned reputation for her ability to support, advise and coach business leaders and teams who face difficult and complex challenges, combining a ‘can do’, agile approach with a high degree of professionalism.
Wendy is CIPD qualified and has benefited from extensive Business and Leadership training. Her operational HR experience ranges across corporate functions, Retail, Distribution and has demonstrated her effectiveness both in highly structured global organisations and in business startups.Karen
Senior HR Consultant
Karen is a highly skilled and experienced HR consultant who successfully mixes commercial insight with HR professionalism to drive and deliver strategic business plans. She has supported senior business leaders and managers over the past 20 years in areas such as, talent planning, engagement, training & development, recruitment, remuneration and organisational restructuring.
Key strengths include Karen’s ability to quickly build strong working relationships with clients and key stakeholders. As a result of her strong listening and organisational skills, Karen is able to deliver a range of interventions to fit current business needs. These include team development, organisational change, recruitment/assessment centres, career coaching, succession planning, engagement and operational support.
Karen’s operational HR experience has been gained across a number of sectors including Transport, Leisure, FMCG and the Media, working closely with clients across the Sales, Finance, Marketing and Legal functions.
A member of the CIPD, Karen is also trained and qualified in MBTI and holds Level A & B Saville & Holdsworth Psychometric testing certificatesMorgan
Facilitator and Coach
Trained as an actor and singer, Morgan has been specialising in behavioural change training for the past twelve years. He has delivered a wide range of training workshops from forum theatre, group workshops and one to one coaching.
He has worked on a huge variety of programmes from impact in presentation courses, diversity, interview skills, public speaking, managing poor performance and conflict management.
Key clients have included Debenhams, Miller Insurance, John Laing, FMP Global, BNP Paribas, Allianz, BG Balfour, IGD and the University of Essex.
Morgan has a degree in history and is a qualified executive coach from the Academy of Executive Coaches.Kate
Presentation and Impact Expert
Kate has worked extensively as an actor, presenter and business facilitator.
With fourteen years’ experience as a professional role-player, she has an in-depth knowledge of the corporate sector; working with high profile leaders in major businesses across a variety of different sectors, in communications, leadership, diversity, change management, emotional intelligence, political engagement, impact and influencing and presentation skills.
Kate has worked for leading businesses both internationally and in the UK; she is also experienced in working with financial organisations and government. She enjoys working one to one, in forum theatre and in facilitated groups.
Kate also works as a presenter of award and trade shows, conferences and corporate launches and has appeared in many corporate videos and training films.Natalie
Facilitator and Coach
Natalie is a highly skilled facilitator and coach and has extensive experience in the field of experiential learning. Her areas of speciality include delivering team building and icebreaker sessions which help to encourage imagination and creativity, focusing on creating a more collaborative environment, strengthening professional relationships and improving productivity.
With a warm, engaging style Natalie has helped clients in developing their confidence, communication skills, vocal awareness, public speaking, personal impact and gravitas. As an experienced coach, she works with leaders to explore key relationships within the workplace supporting them in building high performing teams.
Natalie has worked across a wide range of sectors including Communications, Media, IT, Healthcare, Consultancy, Education and Local Government.
Natalie has a BA (Hons) in Theatre (Acting) from Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama and is also trained in the Meisner Technique. After graduation she spent time living and working in South Africa, where she worked as a facilitator on several corporate and educational projects across the country. She is also an experienced voiceover artist.Claire
Claire has worked extensively in experiential communications and behavioural skills training for the past 16 years. She has facilitated courses from graduate to senior leadership, working with individuals to enable practical exploration of their specific challenges. She creates a warm, supportive, relaxed environment to heighten self awareness, enhance existing skills and encourages participants to remain authentic.
She is very experienced in Forum Theatre, Role-Play, Bespoke Skills Practice, Scripted Scenarios, Feedback and Coaching. She has worked in the public and private sector on a wide range of programmes including: Leadership Skills, Diversity and Inclusion, Performance Management, Managing Conflict, Customer Service, Recruitment and Selection, Personal Impact, Presentation Skills, Negotiating and Influencing.
Claire has worked internationally for many clients. Her diverse range of clients have included: Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, KPMG, Deloitte, Pfizer, Arup, FMP Global, IPCC, Southern Housing Group, Vodafone, Birmingham City Council, and the United Nations.
Outside of her corporate work , Claire is a volunteer member of Scene and Heard – a unique mentoring project that partners the inner-city children of Somers Town, London with theatre professionals.Gemma
Facilitator and Coach
Gemma is a highly experienced Facilitator and Coach with an impressive track record of enabling people to achieve significant and sustained developmental transformation. Her areas of specialism include; behavioural change, team management, communication, early careers development, leadership development and coaching.
With a creative focus always at the centre of her work, Gemma’s warm and empathetic style enables others to build their confidence and feel safe to try out new ways of behaving, managing and leading. She brings her own personal management experience, enthusiasm, knowledge and humour to every learning event and is renowned for “making a difference,” helping participants to navigate their development pathway by inspiring and supporting them to face complex challenges.
Gemma has extensive experience of working with a range of organisations in many different sectors such as education, catering, NHS, charities and global infrastructure development. Recent clients include Rock Rail Holdings, East London Business Alliance, Action for Carers and training 6th formers in self-awareness and personal impact at both City of London Freemen’s School and Reed’s School.
She holds a Certificate in Management Studies from Kingston University and has previously trained and worked as an “Investors in People” Assessor. More recently Gemma has completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Business and Personal Coaching.Laura
Social Media Guru
Laura began her career by working for a content marketing agency with notable global clients. Here she regularly produced short-form social media content, as well as regularly creating and commissioning graphics and blogs. Laura also ran and led paid social media campaigns for events in London, Dubai and Brussels.
Laura can instinctively pick up on a client’s tone of voice and create written and visual content that perfectly aligns with their messaging and intentions. She always keeps the audience in mind and tailors the content to their best interest
Alongside her work at Change Gear, Laura works for Wycombe Mind as an Administrator and has begun training to become a counsellor. She has always been passionate about the importance of mental health awareness and is grateful that she is able to put her skills to use to help others.Alison
Facilitator and Coach
Alison is a highly experienced facilitator and executive coach as well as designer of executive communications courses, specialising in experiential learning.
She is an established communications expert in the field of vocal and physical presence, personal impact, storytelling, presentation, difficult conversations, negotiating and influencing; applying experiential and blended learning techniques to subjects such as customer service, performance management, leadership development and change programmes.
Alison’s style is warm and engaging. She enjoys challenging deeper insights from her clients and encouraging robust conversations whether on an individual level or in larger groups. Powerfully perceptive in her feedback, clients quickly see measurable improvements in the confidence and the quality of their business relationships, career development and wellbeing.
She strongly believes that through the careful facilitation of an interactive and reflective learning process, clients discover greater options and resources which aid the quality of their decision making and business actions.
Alison has worked internationally in the public and private sector with C suite, middle and senior management in sectors such as, retail and entertainment, media, information technology, professional services, healthcare, aviation, automotive and manufacturing, amongst many others. She was awarded an advanced diploma in Executive Coaching in 2012 with the internationally recognised Academy of Executive Coaching.Philippa
HR Consultant and Facilitator
‘Philippa is a senior HR consultant with years of experience specialising in supporting companies with their HR requirements including reviewing and writing HR documentation such as policies and procedures; running independent investigations for grievance, discipline, capability, mediation, and dealing with long-term sick issues. Her professionalism, attention to detail, and analytical approach ensure that she fully understands and challenges the client objectives to enable buy-in from any key stakeholders and ensures fair and lawful practice to allow the organisation to achieve its aims
She also develops and delivers learning and development programmes such as team building; recruitment, selection and retention; performance management, and handling HR issues in the workplace.
Philippa is a Fellow of the CIPD and a published author. She has written for the CIPD, WoltersKluwer, and Management Pocketbooks. She sat as a Trustee for the NSPCC for 9 years and remain a Pension Trustee’.Cath
Facilitator and Coach
Cath is a development consultant, facilitator and business coach with over 20 years experience working collaboratively with clients. Specialisms include coaching, mentoring, leadership development, building self awareness & positive impact, influencing and gaining trust; essentially, helping clients develop core interpersonal skills and confidence.
She works with groups and with individuals, in workshops and in one to one coaching relationships. She also specialises in action learning set facilitation, involving peer coaching and working on real issues in real time.
She trained as a Neuro-Linguistic Programming practitioner, has a High Performance Coaching accreditation and is an MBTI practitioner for Step I and II. Her warm, engaging approach allows for robust, challenging conversations and insightful feedback, with real and tangible improvements for clients.
In her career, Cath has worked with blue chip companies, high profile charities and multi-national banks. She currently works with Cancer Research UK, PwC, Barclays, RBS, The Prince’s Trust and CISCO.Jessica
Jessica trained at RADA. In the 14 years since graduating she has worked in theatre and television as an actor and documentary and radio voice over artist. She has gained a broad experience working on a variety of digital recording media products including providing voices for computer games, animations and corporate videos.
In addition she has worked extensively as a vocal coach and language teacher and trained business executives from all over the world on how to manage their voice in the workplace in order to achieve identified work goals. She focusses on projection, vocal placement, control and the interpretation of differing phraseology. Her expertise lies in placing emphasis on how language and voice can define a person, which in business can be critical in contractual negotiations; the art of public speaking; the impact of first impressions; the importance of body language and interview technique.
Training numerous clients from overseas she specialises in how to bridge cultural differences and problems of miscommunication.
She employs an energetic but relaxed and warm approach, her ethos being that mindful coaching can lead to life changing results, realised both for the individual and those they interact with.
Jessica has spent time living and working in France and Greece and is fluent in French.Karen
Executive Coach and Senior Team Facilitator
Karen is a highly successful consultant and Executive Coach with a 20-year track record of enabling senior clients to develop exceptional leadership. She works across many different industries in the UK and Europe. Previous to that she worked in the multi-national pharmaceutical industry in various roles, including sales, line management, training and development and HR, culminating her corporate career as a European HR Director.
Her strengths lie in the ability to coach and facilitate those leading and inspiring their teams facing complex challenges in times of change through executive coaching, senior team development and facilitation, leadership development and strategic business support. She is highly experienced in working with senior leaders in industry using an emotional intelligence framework; listening, supporting and challenging them to deliver sustained development. Whilst she works at all levels, the majority of her time is spent in supporting Senior Executives, Boards and CEOs.
Karen has held senior positions with high profile multi-national pharmaceutical companies including GSK and Novartis. She has coached leaders & facilitated senior teams for many returning clients across a variety of industries including Selfridges, Richemont, Pfizer, UCB, Specialized Cycles, GSK, GW Pharma, MSD, BAT, Rainbowwave, Place Rouge and Iqvia/Quintiles
A member of the CIPD, the Association for Coaching, the Trusted Coach Directory & the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC UK.) Karen is accredited in MBTI, HBDI, ECI, Resilience to Change, is an NLP Master Practitioner. She is also a qualified Registered Nurse and is the Vice-Chair of Governors for a Buckinghamshire Grammar School.