About

About us

Andrew Porter – Director

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Contact: 07958 615258

Andrew is a business coach with a provocative and inspiring approach to achieving performance. Passionate about values based leadership and how it can transform individuals and organisations, Andrew blends the latest thinking in personal and organisational development with the pragmatism of an extensive commercial career.  His personal values and beliefs enable him to challenge our current thinking on how we lead and run organisations and develop strategies that achieve sustainable individual and organisational results.

Andrew is highly networked and is able to support clients by brokering powerful connections. Operating effectively across diverse sectors, with deep and wide-ranging sector expertise, he addresses the challenge of achieving personal visions whilst delivering outstanding business performance.

 


 

Jan Davis – Director

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Contact: 07734 318653

Jan is a highly versatile business coach; her approach and natural style create opportunities for individuals and teams to reflect, dig deep and establish the key developmental outcomes that drive performance. She is a catalyst for behavioural and organisational change and how values based leadership ‘being true to you’ can produce outstanding results. Jan’s values and integrity combined with her corporate background ensures for a balanced on-going focus on the organisational context.

25 years of business start-ups, organisational change, coaching and facilitation give her the breadth and depth of expertise to deliver results. Her experience of working with leaders, teams and organisations from all sectors is helping address the current challenges of being an authentic leader within a volatile marketplace.

 


 

David Richardson – Partner

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Contact: 07795 661550

David is a highly respected coach and facilitator, providing bespoke solutions to the challenges of organisational change and development. His 20 years’ experience of leadership development, coaching and career development offer a depth of expertise to design and deliver effective, sustainable leadership solutions.

David operates across all sectors with a particular depth of understanding of SME’s and the current challenges they face managing uncertainty whilst sustaining growth. With an emphasis on linking personal development with the attributes for commercial success, David’s additional skill lies in the application of a wide range of psychometric assessments.

 


 

Sam Jaffa – Partner

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Contact: 07966 558903

A former BBC foreign correspondent, Sam is a consummate communicator with a wealth of experience advising organisations on communications and stakeholder engagement. He has held numerous high profile roles through the private and public sector including the Home Office, the Department of Transport, the Serious Fraud Office and the NHS.

Sam leads on proactive stakeholder engagement, crisis management communications and positive messaging surrounding change or merger activity. He is passionate about developing cultures of engagement in organisations; building channels that promote active communication and participation. Sam has a particular ability to capture and articulate the underlying positive themes that permeate organisations but are rarely communicated.

 


 

Katie Webb – Partner

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Katie brings a strategic and pragmatic approach to achieving sustainability in values driven organisations. With the ability to ‘read’ both the organisation and the senior team, she is able to identify the key drivers and dynamics that will ensure on-going success. Katie brings a balance of structure and innovation to such aspects as income diversification, board governance and team facilitation.

An outstanding researcher, who underpins her solutions with sound data collation and has the ability to integrate multiple perspectives into a compelling vision for the future. Katie’s appreciation of cultural diversity and passion for ethical leadership together with her business acumen has enabled her to build a network of high profile clients across the UK.

 


 

Linda Thorpe – Partner

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Contact: 07951 026215

Linda is a highly credentialed, commercially astute HR professional with over 15 years senior HR experience on an international stage. She operates at the highest level within corporate, private equity/VC and public sectors shaping and managing delivery of local and global HR strategies. In particular Linda has significant experience within APAC, EMEA and the Americas regions.

Linda brings a powerful blend of people management, business relationships and visionary leadership skills to the team. She has a breadth and depth of expertise across the spectrum of HR including organisational development, business and HR transformation, restructuring and change programmes. Utilising a consultative approach at all levels to develop and implement best practise, Linda provides pragmatic solutions to complex organisational development issues.

 


 

Ian Hobson – Partner

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Contact: 07753 651476

Ian is a business leader with a 20-year track record of delivering sustainable performance in high risk, highly competitive businesses. Personally credible through leading multi-million pound organisations, Ian’s ability to challenge current practices and the ‘way things are done around here’ brings honest and open conversations on the real barriers to success. Working at all levels, he develops mutual respect and trust to provide a good shared understanding of an organisation’s current state of health and those critical areas for improvement.

Ian’s ability to challenge these norms creates an enabling culture that encourages and rewards growth, releasing latent talent and a joint commitment to deliver through owning shared meaningful values and commitments. Ian brings energy and passion, delivering change, improvement and sustainable business performance by ensuring an organisation’s capability is aligned with its ambition.

 


 

Richard Barnston – Associate

Contact: 07711 477998

Richard is an experienced facilitator, coach and mentor with natural ability to engage audiences of any size. He demonstrates a passion for and belief in the development of others. He is an outstanding role model, and a natural trainer: a formula that enables clients across a wide experience spectrum to progress professionally in terms of knowledge, understanding, and skill.

With 30 years’ experience of thriving in demanding operational environments, Richard is an expert in identifying issues relating to interpersonal communication, providing strategies, and practical guidance to individuals and groups enabling them to maximise their true personal and business potential.

 


 

Jez Spencer – Associate

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Contact: 07769 332421

Driven by a passion and commitment to improving the lives of disadvantaged people derived from solid experience of working with the most marginalised and vulnerable in our communities; Jez is a highly skilled communicator, trainer and facilitator. He has successfully operated at the highest level in policy making, mentoring senior managers and delivering consistent practice in the management of risk.

With over 30 years of working in the suicide prevention field, Jez is a consultant and trainer in suicide pre and post-vention and draws on the strengths of those he works with to shape their own responses to difficult situations. Working with staff to develop their confidence and competencies in managing challenging behaviour, Jez’s experience enables him to integrate theory and skills into an effective training format.