MEET THE CHANGE MAKERS
We are The Change Makers: the core T– team and a network of pioneering psychologists, neuroscientists, technologists, facilitators, coaches and disruptors, together creating a deep well of collective knowledge, skills and expertise.

The change makers

Ian Forshew (he/him)
Founding partner
Expertise
Coach, leadership expert, facilitator, innovation guide. Lean startup expert.
Experience
18-years experience as an entrepreneur, business operator and as founder CEO / COO / board member. Interim C-level and Growth Advisor roles for VC funded businesses. Founded and successfully exited two companies.
Current Clients
Facebook, Deliveroo, Unilever, Pact Coffee, Jaguar Land Rover (Inmotion), Trevor (Techstars), One Third Stories, Bacardi, Healx, Yousician, Redkite, BCB Group.
Others Say
“Ian led the C-level through the restructure and refocusing of the business, which brought the company to a profitable position whilst maintaining growth. His coaching approach helped instil a focus and fearlessness in our leadership team, helping us achieve what sometimes felt impossible."
Carlo Risi (he/him)
Partner and Chief Customer Officer
Expertise
Leadership, future thinking, strategy execution, decision-making, team coach, facilitation
Experience
Senior commercial and Director level consulting roles. 14 years management consulting and leadership development; partnering with CxO and HRD stakeholders to build the alignment, mindsets and skill sets of their people organisations across the globe. Formerly VP Strategy at a tech-led L&D scale-up and leadership team to a £26m, 80 person consulting office. MBA & MA Organisation Analysis, Warwick Business School
Current Clients
Bacardi, Baringa, BCB Group, Boots, Busuu, Graphcore, Healx, Ordnance Survey, The Guardian, Unilever Science & Technology, Natixis, Cavu
We Love
Carlo's stakeholder engagement and his ability to rapidly understand client business, organisation and people contexts.
Emma Rapoport (she/her)
Partner at T– and Executive Leadership Coach
Expertise
Facilitation, Leadership development, Coaching
Experience
Over 10 years experience coaching leadership at Google plus startup & fast growth founders. More than a decade at Google leading manager & leadership development globally. Now a people development consultant working at c-level with fast-growth companies
Current Clients
Pipedrive, Outsystems, The Guardian
Others Say
Emma combines emotional intelligence and coaching skills with business savvy. I hope to continue having a professional coaching relationship with Emma for many years.
We Love
That Emma brings technical expertise from senior roles at Google, along with a natural clarity and authenticity.
Fiona Barron (she/her)
Leadership Development Director
Expertise
MSC Clinical Psychology, Gallup Strengths Based Coach, Gender equity, positive psychology and mindset, measuring change, leadership transformation
Experience
12 years experience as a business owner and entrepreneur. Held global positions in DEI, Leadership Development and Organisational transformation.
Current Clients
Soho House, Cartier, Unilever, Ordnance Survey, Pipedrive, Colas Rail, Not on the High Street
Others Say
One cannot help but notice Fiona's remarkable passion for her work which is both evident and infectious. She has the remarkable skill of bringing individuals on board, even those who initially seem resistant.
Odharnait Ansbro (she/her)
People Development Expert
Expertise
Coaching, Design Thinking, Entrepreneurship, Facilitation, Innovation, Leadership development
Experience
Design, facilitation and evaluation of people development programmes and initiatives; consulting and strategy development. Custom solutions for individual teams to large-scale training and evaluation initiatives. 9+ years experience working with NGOs, corporations and governments to design, develop and deliver learning solutions in leadership development. 3+ years at Google, 4 years consulting with MIT, USAID, the Lebanese Ministry of Education, UNICEF, several digital media start up.
We Love
How people-centric Odharnait is, and how she combines that with strong combination of data and design process thinking.
Jeff Turner (he/him)
Director, TFormation
Expertise
Coaching, Leadership development, performance management processes and implementation
Experience
Former International L&D Director at Facebook with 30+ years experience in leadership development. Specialities focus on performance management processes and implementation, L&D, building and scaling culture. Qualified coach since 2013, extensive experience at coaching at all levels, previous board member of ICF Ireland. Founder Tformation, Talent manager O2. MSC Performance Management, ACC, MBTI, EQi 2.0 Strength Finder 2.0, Situational leadership, Standout Advantage, The Energy Project, Crucial Conversations
Others Say
“Jeff is able to deliver amazing results when working with both individuals and teams. I always bring him in to work with us and would have no hesitation recommending him to others”. CEO Global communications organisation.
DaoWen Chang (she/her)
Innovation and Agile Coach, Why Innovation
Expertise
Coaching, Design Thinking, Facilitation, Innovation, Leadership development
Experience
Design Thinking and Service Design guest lecturer of ICB (Institute for China Business) of HK University.
Current Clients
Unilever, Li&Fung, Bosch, BSH, Coke Cola, Wacker, Home Credit, Haier, 3M, Lenovo, Nokia
Others Say
Approaching innovation in the organisation to be “Step by Step” looks simple, but the collection of small drops makes an ocean. Ms. Daowen had real good organisation work experience in the past in various research fields, hence it’s like a cake walk for her conducting Innovation workshops for organisations.
Sarah Verstraete Auteri (she/her)
Leadership Development Director
Expertise
Team development, Leadership Development, Coaching, Facilitation
Experience
With over two decades of experience spanning more than 25 countries, Sarah most recently worked in-house at Meta, partnering with high-priority, global teams to provide data-driven, organisational and leadership development solutions.
Current Clients
Cavu, loveholidays
Others Say
Sarah has coached in some of the most challenging team dynamics and specialises in rebuilding trust, psychological safety and inclusion for teams operating in complex geo-political environments.
We Love
Sarah brings deep care to each of her clients and coachees. She builds trust quickly by listening deeply and being curious, using challenging questions and championing observations.
Flick Bottard (she/her)
Operations Director
Expertise
Operations, people, start-ups, client management, event management
Experience
15+ years of experience in start-ups, events and agencies. Flick's most recent position was Co-Founder and Operations Director of Seed, a global youth marketing agency. Flick is accustomed to the scrappy, fast-paced start-up environment, focussing on all things operations and finance.
Others Say
Flick is an incredible team member and balances thoroughness and logical thinking with a kind and caring attitude. Building a trusting and positive environment for her team to thrive.
Phil Dorman (he/him)
Founder, Consultant and Coach
Expertise
Culture change, Design Thinking, Facilitation, Innovation, Leadership development
Experience
Executive and life coach, organisational change, leadership development, corporate innovation culture and capability building. Phil specialises in helping innovation leaders and teams build the personal and collective mindset and capabilities they need to succeed. 20 years as an entrepreneur, consultant and coach. Spent 12 years at ?What If!, working with corporate clients to build innovation cultures and capabilities that deliver growth.
Current Clients
Unilever, Roche, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, IKEA, IHG, Pernod Ricard, Google. 
Others Say
“Phil played a critical role in helping us build the culture that underpinned a gearshift in our performance. His energy and enthusiasm gave us the boost we needed, while his clear, calm questioning channelled that into focused action and impact.” (Country MD)
Andy Bird (he/him)
Executive Coach and Mentor
Expertise
Coaching, Innovation, Leadership development, Purpose
Experience
Senior Strategic Marketing roles at Unilever, followed by co-founding Brand Learning (now Accenture), a leading global capability development consultancy. MSc Coaching and Behaviour Change, Henley Business School
Others Say
His broad perspective and gentle interrogation style enabled me to crystallise issues and solutions. I have reflected that when working with him, I often had some of my best ideas and, importantly, the conviction to see them through.
We Love
Andy’s blend of commercial, leadership and coaching experience.
Melanie Jones (she/her)
Operations Manager
Expertise
Operations, motivating teams, organisation, client management, creative design
Experience
Hailing from the hospitality industry, Melanie is an experienced restauranteur, with a flair for languages and a deep interest for innovation programmes. Melanie specialises in forecasting and utilisation tools at T–, whilst also managing a number of projects across different time zones.
Current Clients
Azimo, Bacardi, Boots, Colt Technology Services, Graphcore, Inthallo, Unilever, Yousician, loveholidays, Secret Escapes, Inn Collection
Others Say
Melanie is a joy to work with, constantly pushing us to understand out purpose and approaching her work with a logical and calm perspective wirth an eye for detail that won't miss a thing. She's an Ops extraordinaire!
Natalie Gillbanks
Operations Manager
Expertise
Operations, client management, onboarding, recruitment, people experience
Experience
6 years operations and sales experience, working in different industries including events and recruitment. Natalie loves collaborating with others and managing a variety of complex projects.
Current Clients
BCB Group, Busuu, Unilever, The Guardian, Sainsbury's, Redkite, Ordnance Survey, Healx, Procurement Leaders, Graphcore, Pipedrive, Colas Rail, Not on the High Street
Others Say
Natalie is a first class communicator always holding our clients best interests at heart. With a flair for turning the boring into extraordinary, no task is too much for her to accomplish. The best part, she greets every task with a smile.
Lillie van den Berg (she/her)
Account Executive
Expertise
Business development, L&D and relationship building
Experience
Lillie has over five years sales experience in industries spanning FMCG, professional development and social care. Following a brief stint as an account exec in ad-land she dove head first into the start-up world where she's enjoyed rolling up her sleeves and supporting cross-departmental teams. Having worked at both The School of Life for Business and Learnerbly Lillie is well versed in all things L&D from both a soft and hard skills perspective. She's also a trainee psychotherapist so watch out for some soul searching questions!
We Love
Her punctuality... But in all seriousness, Lillie is a wonderful team member who brings and extra sparkle to the team!
Erica Macharia (she/her)
Sales Development Representative
Expertise
Business development and relationship building
Experience
As a former degree apprentice, Erica brings a wealth of experience in customer service, hospitality and more recently in finance within the startup EdTech sector at Multiverse. Maintaining her passion for learning and development, Erica supports the Growth team through outbound outreach, event support and building relationships with pre-existing clients.
We Love
Erica's fearless approach and willingness to jump in at the deep end!
Marina Lumley (she/her)
Leadership Team Coach
Expertise
C-suite leadership, team coaching, organisational culture, advanced facilitation.
Experience
With a corporate background as a board director of a communications agency in 2005, Marina has been delivering coaching and leadership development since 2013. Her purpose is to bring courage, curiosity and experimentation to individuals, teams, and organisations, transforming themselves and their organisations to unlock greater business performance, employee satisfaction and discretionary energy. Marina does this through leadership and team coaching, culture change consulting, and leadership development. She holds an MSc in Coaching & behavioural change (distinction), and PCC Coach Accreditation with the ICF. Marina is accredited across a range of psychometrics, culture diagnostics, is Dare to Lead Trained and is also an APMG Change Management Practitioner.
Current Clients
BBC Studios, Suzuki, Chanel, G&W, MSQ, BT, Bupa. Previous Clients include British Cycling, Saatchi & Saatchi, Babcock, Royal Mail, Direct Line
We Love
Marina’s energy and ability to build trust at senior levels, whilst opening the door to courageous conversations and a growth-mindset.
Ashana Crichton (she/her)
Executive Coach and DEI Practitioner
Expertise
Certified Master Executive Coach, DEI Consultancy and Facilitation, Coach Training, Leadership Development, Strengths-based Leadership (Values In Action), Inclusion coaching.
Experience
Over 15 years in UK and US creative Advertising agencies, operating as global client lead. Founder of Arc Growth (since 2016) offering Executive Coaching, DEI Consultancy, and Leadership Development. 3 years teaching Executive Coaching at Henley Business School.
Current Clients
Cross sector clients including but not limited to Finance, Management Consultancy, Marketing, Music & Entertainment, Public, Tech & Third sectors. Both Coaching and DEI projects span UK, Europe, MEA, & US markets.
Others Say
Ashana’s clients have described her as skilled, personable, confrontative, and transformational.
Piers Freke-Evans (he/him)
Growth Coach and Founder, InnovationFreke
Expertise
Coaching, Future of work, Innovation, Leadership development
Experience
As a coaching psychologist, I support people to transform from good to great through increased self-awareness, conscious choice and real world experimentation. I believe that leadership is not a skill or a style but an argument with tradition and a bold act of care for others. I love to work with people in transition to create more meaning and happiness at work and beyond. I try to take humour seriously, not myself. 20 years helping humans and teams to increase their relevance. Founder InnovationFreke, CPO Dynamo MortgageTech from launch to exit, International Leader with HSBC
Current Clients
Unilever Science & Technology, Visa, Blenheim Chalcot, M&S, NationalGrid, Justgiving, Hermes, Bank of Ireland, Experian, Inthallo, Baringa
Tash Koster-Thomas (she/her)
Facilitator and consultant
Expertise
Diversity, equity and inclusion, LGBTQ+ awareness, gender equity, inclusive culture support
Experience
Supported 100+ organisations across all sectors, both public and private.
Current Clients
Kew Gardens, Culture Coventry, Norwich City Football Club, SkyScanner
Others Say
What really sets Tash apart from other trainers is her ability to recognise the expertise in the room and speak to the relevant levels of experience, so that all feel included and able to meaningfully contribute; Tash is just as inquisitive about resources or examples of good practice as the learners in the room, taking every opportunity to expand her own knowledge and making it a true learning experience for all involved. Additionally, Tash understands and recognises the value in respectful challenge to drive meaningful debate and positive outcome, all whilst maintaining a level of psychological safety which enables honest participation.
Jude Guaitamacchi (they/them)
Founder & Director of Trans Solidarity Alliance
Expertise
Public speaker, educator, trans+ awareness trainer, campaigner and the Founder & Director of national advocacy network, the Trans+ Solidarity Alliance.
Experience
Named as one of PinkNews’ top 21 activists globally in 2023, Jude is a leader in trans rights campaigning making history chairing the first all-trans panel briefing in UK Parliament. As a highly sought after speaker and trainer, they have worked in schools and businesses around the country for over 10 years, specialising in LGBTQIA+ awareness and inclusion. They deliver trans+ awareness training all over the world. As an internationally signed model, Jude has represented global brands. Award winning Campaigner - won campaigner of the year 2024 at the Bank of London Rainbow Honours!
Current Clients
They are delivering ongoing training to the Soho House Group and their clients include, Deloitte, Sony, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS), Expedia Group, W Hotels & Michael Kors.
Others Say
Trailblazing non-binary representation, in 2020 Vogue Italia quoted them as “paving the way for non-binary representation in the world of fashion is one of Jude’s many noble goals” after their biggest achievement saw them as the first non-binary face of Harrods for their H Beauty campaign where Jude’s tagline was 'My Beauty is Being Myself’.
Ben Foulkes (he/him)
Leadership Development Director
Expertise
Leadership, facilitator, innovation and strategy consulting
Experience
Ben is a business psychologist and strategist specialising in leadership and culture. He has worked for a decade as a leadership consultant, researcher and facilitator, most recently as Managing Director of Futureproofing at Hoxby, and as Client Lead at Imagine and on the faculty at The School of Life. He is passionate about helping organisations and individuals find their purpose and empowering people to thrive in the future of work.
Current Clients
Boots, Depop, Sainsbury's Bank, Secret Escapes, Unilever, Yousician
We Love
Ben has fantastic experience across innovation, people development, organisations of the future and purpose. He is a great human, and really a strong T-minus culture and values fit.
Kate van Akin (she/her)
People Development Expert
Expertise
ICF-accredited integral coach, certified in the Leadership Circle Profile, Myers Briggs, and Hogan. Trained in systemic work and constellations, complexity theory, adaptive leadership, team coaching, energy work, and qi gong. J.D. from Harvard Law School, with a focus on negotiation and mediation.
Experience
15 years of experience as a leadership coach and facilitator. Previously spent ten years at McKinsey & Company as a Senior Expert, partnering with clients on all aspects of leading organisational change. Led McKinsey’s research in transformation success factors and hosted the Change Leaders Forum, a two-day training for change leaders in organisations (~10 trainings per year).
Adrian Goodall
Executive Coach and Facilitator
Expertise
Coaching, Facilitation, Leadership development
Experience
Extensive qualifications, 10 years professional coaching. 25 years as VC, company founder, Goldman Sachs Executive Director, FTSE 250 Strategy Director, London Business School coach.
Others Say
I now have much more informed thoughts on how I do what I do, what I’ve got that I can use. Do I limit myself? Not any more. A huge step up from 6 months ago.
We Love
Adrian’s Range of commercial experience.
Esi Hardy (she/her)
Founder, Owner and Managing Director
Expertise
Trainer, disability inclusion expert, public speaker, podcaster and writer.
Experience
Esi is the Founder, Owner and Managing Director of Celebrating Disability. Celebrating Disability is a user-led organisation (ULO). The business provides tailored, tangible support for workplaces to develop their disability-inclusive culture. Esi believes that organisations of all structures and sizes have an opportunity to create inclusive cultures that enable disabled employees and customers to feel included and valued. By delivering training sessions, talks and consulting with organisations, this goal is made realistic. As part of her work to advocate and champion equality for disabled people, Esi is a keynote speaker. Speaking at conferences and away days on the subject of disability inclusion and equality in every cornerstone of life.
Current Clients
Bureau Veritas, Disney, Billion Dollar Boy
We Love
Esi's passion and energy is unmatched! Her ability to break down sensitive and difficult subject matters into easy to understand content is her superpower.
Inmaculada Adarves-Yorno (she/her)
Facilitator & Researcher
Expertise
Authentic Leadership, well-being, resilience, identity and mindfulness. Speaker, facilitator, researcher and personal coach.
Experience
Over 20 years of researching, teaching and facilitating in various contexts: Exeter University (MBAs, DAs, UGs), private SMEs, multinationals and large government institutions in the UK, Europe and Africa. 5-year experience as an HR manager and management advisor. She is interested in true personal transformation and systemic change.
Current Clients
NHS, RAF, Secret Escapes, Kenyan Prison Services, Exeter University
Others Say
Inma’s sessions are very powerful. She combines evidence-based teaching with a unique mix of deep questions and provocations. After working with her, we feel inspired and ready to make a difference.
Sean Miller (he/him)
Learning and Organisational Development Specialist
Expertise
Coaching, Culture change, Facilitation, Leadership development, Organisational development
Experience
Over 20 years experience honed in senior learning and organisational development roles in numerous sectors including media, financial services and retail. PCC International Coaching Federation, MCIPD, MA Human Resources
Others Say
“I’m so impressed with the surefooted way with which Sean navigates the intersection of personal and professional space with his clients and colleagues. His ability to know where and how to push in just the right ways is the key to his success in uncovering and unlocking true change with individuals and organisation. I’ve worked with him as he’s extracted a vision and compiled a behaviour framework from a huge group of global stakeholders, and I’ve watched him deftly facilitate a series of personal growth workshops with a small diverse cohort. During each of these pieces of work. I’ve observed that Sean blends his deep foundational knowledge of (and passion for) organisational change management and professional growth with high personal standards of excellence- this results in a solutions-oriented but approachable way of working which is hard to find.” (VP Global Head of Hub Services)
We Love
His blend of commercial, leadership and academic experience plus his flair for creativity
Amy DeMarco (she/her)
Instructional Specialist and E-learning Designer
Expertise
Amy's expertise encompasses developing comprehensive e-learning modules using tools like Articulate Storyline and Rise 360, ensuring engaging and impactful learning outcomes.
Experience
Amy DeMarco is a seasoned instructional designer and e-learning expert specialising in creating dynamic educational experiences that leverage cutting-edge technologies and pedagogical strategies. Her extensive career includes roles such as Director of Instructional Design and Emerging Technologies at Aquila Education and a Senior Achievement Manager and Instructional Specialist.
Others Say
Amy's work is characterised by a strategic approach to instructional design, focusing on immersive learning experiences that incorporate interactive elements and multimedia. Amy is adept at leading projects from conception through to execution, ensuring content accuracy and educational effectiveness. Her commitment to innovation in learning and development is evident in her leadership in adopting new technologies and methodologies, aiming to keep her team and projects at the forefront of the digital education landscape.
Ellie Yell (she/her)
Coach & Facilitator
Expertise
MSc Occupational Psychology. Power MBA. Certified coach. Qualified in a range of psychometric tools including Hogan's, OPQ, Leadership styles and Organisational Climate and emotional intelligence tools including ESCI. Highly experienced Behavioural Event interviewer. Particular expertise in Early Talent (attraction > hiring> development > retention) and sits on the apprenticeship steering committee for UCAS in the UK.
Experience
15+ years working across talent, leadership and assessment. Experienced in competency model, leadership, talent and assessment design and delivery. Ed-tech entrepreneur and global SLT leader in an Ed-tech Unicorn through a period of hyper growth. Passionate about education, future skills and developing future talent.
Current Clients
Natixis
Others Say
"Ellie has an unmatched speed of thought, intuition for getting to the heart of the matter and tenacity to make great things happen. She is a catalyst for progress and positive change and inspires others to make strides forward. I can honestly say that I have never met anyone quite like Ellie. She is the brightest, most optimistic and bravest person; her sense of purpose sets the world alight."
Carmen Lok (she/her)
Leadership Facilitator
Expertise
Innovation, Leadership development, Facilitation
Experience
9+ years of consulting experience serving FTSE 100 and private equity owned blue-chip clients across a broad range of consulting projects focusing on innovation, transformation, supply chain and process improvement. Worked in Europe, North America, China and APAC markets, tailoring global initiatives to local markets needs.
Current Clients
L'Oreal, Citibank, Sanofi, Unilever, BP, Nestle
We Love
Carmen's logical and clear explanation of theory and breaking those down into easy to apply methods
Phil Corke (he/him)
Leadership Development Director
Expertise
Purposeful Leadership, Innovation, Resilience, Agility, Experimentation, Mentoring, Executive Facilitation
Experience
Phil has spent the last 20 years creating and delivering innovation capability and mindset and behaviour change programmes around the world. He has been an innovation mentor and coach to the Board of John Lewis Partnership, GSK Pharmaceuticals and Orkla Conglomerate. His passion for developing people has led him to design global capability programmes for organisations across 6 continents and reaching over 100,000 people.
Current Clients
Boots, Procurement Leaders, Unilever, Ordnance Survey, Yousician, Secret Escapes
Nicola Skorko (she/her)
Leadership Development Lead
Expertise
ICF accredited executive leadership coach, team coaching, creative facilitator and neuroscience expert.
Experience
A purposeful leader with a successful 16 year career in telco and tech, leading multi million pounds launches for household names. Now a professional ICF accredited coach, world leading expert in supporting women leaders, leading them to reach their dream career whilst making a difference to others. Working with board level women, future talent, allies to close the gender pay gap and create more inclusive cultures.
Current Clients
Sainsbury's Bank
Others Say
"You’re like Heineken, you reach the parts other coaches don’t .. if Heineken made coaches it would be you!"
Martine De Weirdt (she/her)
Founder and Coach, Horseway
Expertise
Coaching for senior management, team cohesion, innovation, strategy.
Experience
30 years at senior management level in the financial industry. Roles ranged from standardisation to HR, Corporate Communication, CSR, Innovation. Qualified coach since 2014. BAO Elan vital coaching certification, Certified Process Communication Trainer and coach, TTI Insights certified trainer and coach, Innovative Horizons Equine Coaching Specialist.
Others Say
High-energy, dynamic, spontaneous. Challenging when needed. Gives people permission to be who they are.
Amanda Parker (she/her)
Founder and Transformational Coach, The Courage Factory
Expertise
Coaching, Facilitation, Leadership development
Experience
With nearly 15 years of experience in Coaching, Leadership Development, and Project Management, Amanda helps leaders uncover their true essence, and create new awareness, mindsets, and practices to transform their business and life. She has worked with entrepreneurs, hyper-growth tech startups, conventional businesses, and UN organisations to empower senior leaders to do the deep inner work necessary to master their self-awareness and become heart-centered. With an Executive MBA from IE Business School, Amanda began her journey in the leadership development space from her background in wildlife conservation and organisational development with WWF.
Current Clients
BCB Group, Graphcore
Kate Ainscough (she/her)
Innovation Coach and Founder, Freestyle Innovation Ltd
Expertise
Design Thinking, Entrepreneurship, Facilitation, Innovation
Experience
Founding and leading customer-led innovation team teams for E.ON UK and Jaguar Land Rover, using rapid experimentation to deliver new revenue streams. Spent a year at the International Institute of Product & Service Innovation working with SMEs and start ups. Three years ago founded Freestyle Innovation for those who want to innovate but don’t know how, consulting to corporates such as British Gas and also partnering with agencies such as The OMTM.
We Love
Interested in doing new stuff and learning, rather than just talking about it.
Mhairi McEwan (she/her)
Independent Board Advisor
Expertise
Customer Centricity, Leadership development
Experience
International Marketing, Sales and Consultancy roles with Unilever, PepsiCo and Diageo before co-founding Brand Learning, a specialist marketing capability consultancy in 2000. Led the business as Co-CEO, then as Group CEO then President, supporting multinational clients, with offices in London, New York and Singapore, before selling the business to Accenture in 2017. Headed up the global Marketing Consultancy in Accenture (Customer Insight & Growth), now part of Accenture Interactive. Board Trustee for the Leverhulme Trust. Co-author of ‘The Growth Drivers’ – The Definitive Guide to Transforming Marketing Capabilities (Wiley). Former Chair and Member of council of The Marketing Group of Great Britain, a Fellow of the Marketing Society, Member of the British Psychological Society, and Association of British Psychologists. Winner of ‘Best Leader’ and ‘Best Company’ The Sunday Times Best Companies Award, together with Andy Bird, Co-founder, Brand Learning.
Current Clients
Extensive experience with over 120 multinationals including Unilever, PepsiCo, Tesco, Shell, Hewlett Packard and Diageo.
We Love
Mhairi’s Commercial, Client and People expertise and experience of the broad business spectrum from start-up to global multinational organisations.
Doug Talbot (he/him)
Founding Partner, The Adjacent
Expertise
Culture change, Future of work, Innovation, Leadership development, Organisation Dynamics, Organisational Design, systems thinking
Experience
15+ years’ experience leading transformations for agility and innovation at Bank of New Zealand, New Zealand MetService and Ministry of Social Development. Editor and author on Culture and Methods including agility and leadership for InfoQ.com and track host at the international QCon conferences. Head of Organisational Effectiveness at Ocado Technology, leading culture, leadership, agile and technology transformation as it tripled in size and became an international player in SaaS and innovation for large scale retail. 
Others Say
“Doug's impact upon the organisational culture and leadership of Ocado Technology has been transformational. Doug has been pivotal in evolving and building a culture of quality, innovation and resilience. A guru of Lean, Agile and Systems Thinking, Doug has a phenomenal breadth and depth of knowledge and practical experience that he shares passionately and effectively. As an organisation, I believe that we will see the benefits of Doug's influence for many years to come. Personally, I can think of very few people who have played a greater part in shaping my thinking as a leader” (Engineering Director of Ecommerce at Ocado Technology)
We Love
His passion for creating awesome innovative workplaces where people are motivated and inspired.
Liz Cox (she/her)
Executive Coach
Expertise
Coaching, Facilitation, Leadership development
Experience
8 years as coach and advisor to boards, senior executives, and leaders within various organisations and industries. Alumnus of Henley Business School, Liz specialises in leadership development, strategic planning & organisational structure. Started in advertising at Saatchi & Saatchi before co-founding and ultimately exiting a leading research firm.
Others Say
I value and trust Liz more than anyone else I have worked with in my business career.
We Love
That Liz is a commercial business operator
Mark McCoy (he/him)
Partner, The Adjacent
Expertise
Innovation, Leadership development, Organisation Dynamics, Organisational Design, systems thinking
Experience
Mark has led innovation, strategy and execution, and change transformation initiatives in his work with startups, scale-ups, Fortune 500s, and on multi-stakeholder systems-change initiatives.
We Love
Mark's passion for understanding and working with complexity
Sam Aspinall (she/her)
Coach and Facilitator
Expertise
Visionary people solutions, relationship management and transformative personal development. ICF accredited coach and workshop facilitator extraordinaire.
Experience
25+ years experience in commercial leadership and people development, including Board roles as CCO at The Mind Gym and CEO of Touchpress. Entrepreneur offering coaching and mentoring to high-growth B2B and B2C businesses. MBA with Distinction from Warwick Business School, and Diploma in Professional Acting from Drama Studio London.
Others Say
“Sam is incredible. She is commercially savvy and strategic, operationally on point and has an EQ that allows her to quickly understand motivation, strengths and areas for development.”
We Love
Sam's focus on transformative development for individuals, teams and their organisations.
Colin Knight (he/him)
Founder and Professional Coach More Than You Think Ltd
Expertise
Coaching, Facilitation, Leadership development, Strategy
Experience
+20 years coaching experience, Advance Diploma. Sales Director Mars Group, People &Organisation Director Mars Group.
Others Say
Over the past 9 months of coaching Colin has helped me to accelerate my development from manager to leader exponentially!
We Love
Strong challenge and support as coach combined with mentorship from deep commercial experience of scaleup leadership and enterprise.
Rebecca Sweetman (she/her)
Executive Coach
Expertise
Leadership development, Purpose, Strategy
Experience
Becca enables CEOs and Executive teams to realise their potential. Combining her experience in executive coaching, strategy at McKinsey and operational leadership in startups (Kano, MOO, Babylon Health) she is uniquely positioned to provide both high level support and get into the practical details of what it takes to succeed. Becca works mostly with impact driven companies, particularly in healthcare, as an Executive & Team Coach, Advisor or NED.
Current Clients
Automata, Docly, Learnably, Zeelo, Smith & Sinclair, SODA and Zinc
Others Say
"Working with Becca has been a really positive experience! She is smart and a fantastic sounding board for thinking through problems and helping me commit to action. New to a Head of Operations role, I was looking for a coach/mentor who could help me solve problems and drive real business impact. Through a mixture of questioning as well as sharing her expertise when there were gaps in my knowledge/experience, Becca helped me develop the confidence to share my ideas and lead org-wide initiatives for change.”  (Head of Operations, Startup)
Luza Naranjo (she/her)
Leadership Coach
Expertise
Coaching, Facilitation, Innovation, Leadership development
Experience
+15 years leading change for cities, organisations, companies, and entrepreneurs in Latin America. Including the design, development and facilitation of Innovation Programs and Initiatives in connection with different multilateral institutions like the Inter-American Development Bank and countries such as the United States, Italy, France, and Spain. After an incredible time working in Business Innovation and earning a master’s degree in this field at the University of Barcelona, she discovered that her true passion is about People Innovation, which is why she is now completing a master’s degree in Human Talent Development in Chicago, US. Her motto: “To innovate in what we do; we must first innovate in who we are. Innovation starts from within, knowing yourself and your passion, so you can drive change in yourself and in your surroundings”.
Current Clients
Unilever
We Love
LuzA's enthusiasm and ability to adapt to the ever-changing client needs. LuzA is an amazing team player and her wealth of knowledge is appreciated by all during workshops.
Dorian Minors (he/him)
Psychology Supervisor
Expertise
Neuroscience of behaviour change, Human systems, Leadership and Community
Experience
Dorian is a neuroscientist and educator specialising in human systems change. He has worked for over a decade as a researcher, educator, and clinician, most recently at the University of Cambridge, Judge Business School, and SystemIQ. Prior to alighting in the UK, he spent six years in the Australian Defence Force as a Platoon Commander (Army) leading small team operations. His passion is using the sciences of mind to help individuals and organisations make meaningful changes to their patterns of thinking and behaving.
Current Clients
Sainsbury's
Divinia Knowles (she/her)
Leadership and Team Coach, Daijo
Expertise
Entrepreneurship, Leadership development, Scale Up/Start Up expert
Experience
Extensive coaching, mentoring and consulting with the startup / scale up community. Advanced Diploma in Coach Mentoring, from the OC, President, COO/CFO Mind Candy (from startup to £250m), Interim CEO, COO/CFO Pact Coffee, Founder, London COO group, Venture Partner at Local Globe.
Others Say
Divinia has a knack of setting people up for success, her approach got the best out of us as a leadership team. She understands the practical challenges of scaling a business and has an uncanny ability to draw the best ideas out of people and give them the confidence to commit to action.
We Love
Her high challenge, high support approach.
Deb Pellen (she/her)
Senior Innovation and Transformation Leader
Expertise
Facilitation, Innovation, Leadership development, Transformation
Gib Bulloch (he/him)
Founder, Craigberoch
Expertise
Culture change, Innovation, Leadership development, Purpose
Steve Walker (he/him)
Leadership and Brand Coach, Founder and Principle, Two Sides Leadership and Brand Transformation Ltd
Expertise
Coaching, Culture change, Leadership development, Strategy
Experience
Advanced Diploma in Coach Mentoring from the OCM, accredited at senior practitioner level by the EMCC. 5 years experience as a coach and mentor. 25+ years experience in senior commercial and global executive leadership roles for businesses including Ericsson, Sony Ericsson and Sony. Most recently the global Chief Marketing Officer for Sony’s mobile communications business.
Others Say
Steve has supported me as a coach and provided business advisory support to my two social enterprises. Coaching sessions with Steve have transformed the way I perceive myself and the role I can play in the world through my work.
Emma Brough (she/her)
Leadership & Talent Capability
Expertise
Leadership, innovation, facilitation of strategy design and deployment, coaching, learning and event design.
Experience
Senior People and Organisation Development roles in multinationals and high growth businesses. 10 years partnering with C- suite stakeholders to grow people capacity and capability in line with strategy. Experienced coach to business leaders. Post Grad Diploma in Executive Coaching, EMCC accredited as Senior Coach Practitioner.
Current Clients
OSTC, Howdens, Mars, GDI, Northern Trust, The Travel Corporation.
We Love
Emma’s warm and engaging approach to understanding people, the business’s they lead and her ability to see connections between their challenges and opportunities.
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