Our Team

Carole Gaskell

Carole

Founder & CEO

Inspirational speaker and best selling author transforming businesses and leaders.
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What amazing change would take place if your team delivered serious results, with minimum input from you? I believe that great leaders do not create followers – they create leaders. They create powerful teams that feel inspired and supported to achieve their full potential. But you have to learn the right tools and techniques to achieve this.

We must identify the power and influence of the self, before moving on to explore how we can ignite and expand the potential of others, and design the environments where your people and business can excel. By establishing a coaching culture throughout your business, the true potential within your people is liberated; they are encouraged to be all they can be, living and working at their personal best, with optimum peace of mind.


Andre Vermeulen

Dr André Vermeulen

International Neuroscience of Learning Expert

Founding member and CEO of Neuro-Link, a consultancy specialising in the neuroscience of workplace learning.
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Brain-based learning and development, which over years has evolved into the neuroscience of learning, has been his interest and passion for more than 25 years.

André has keynoted numerous international conferences and workshops on neuroscience related topics in countries, including USA, England, Mexico and China.

His brain profile assessments and learning solutions convert knowledge about the neuroscience of learning into practical business tools.

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Nikki Golabek

Head of Client Services & Official Birthday Fairy

Nikki and our dedicated client services team provide an end-to-end, complete project management service, acting as the key point of contact for clients, FPG facilitators and colleagues.
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The building and maintaining of deep, lasting relationships is at the heart of everything she does. As part of the FPG client account team, Nikki’s key responsibility is to support and deliver against any client requirement: co-ordinating one-to-one coaching programmes, managing logistical elements for workshops, creating materials for workshops, to name just a few.

Throughout an entire client partnership, Nikki and our client services team are the key links, liaising with clients pre-, during and, post- programmes to maintain the highest level of client service at all times, ensuring smooth transition from concept through to realisation and beyond.

As well as Nikki’s day to day role, she also relishes in being chief birthday organiser, spreading birthday merriment throughout the office.

Experience
Before joining the FPG team in 2007, Nikki was County Administrator for Berkshire Maestros, a Young Musicians Trust. Being a dedicated support function helping others to achieve their goals is a real passion for Nikki.

Alexis

Alexis

Client Services Administrator

Alexis is our office administrator maintaining the general order of the office as well as managing our Motivational Maps Account and supporting Client Services.
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She helps produce workshop materials, ensuring all client logistic requirements are met whilst keeping on top of all Motivational Maps requests, managing the day to day needs of the office and keeping the team on track – a busy role indeed!

Experience
Prior to joining Full Potential Group, Alexis worked in customer services and recruitment, finding a passion for HR she then proceeded to take a CIPD course achieving her level 3 CIPD certificate.

Carol Williams

Carol Williams

Leadership Development Director

Jo Hancock

Jo Hancock

Relationship Manager

Jo works with our clients, prospects and partners ensuring they are aware of the full range of services FPG offer.
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She plans and executes client meetings and events  that facilitate a wider understanding of the issues FPG are helping customers to address.

Experience
Jo has 28 years of sales, business development and partnering experience within the IT and Telecoms industry. Posts included Pitney Bowes – Sales, Computacenter – Professional Services, Microsoft Sales and Marketing Manager. Orange – Microsoft Partner Director. Whilst in these roles Jo worked with customers across all sectors driving services and product revenue both directly and through partners.

Sarah

Sarah

Marketing Manager

Sarah ensures the smooth running of our Digital Marketing Department, from the digital marketing for our events and webinars to all things social media.
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Sarah also manages our website ensuring blog posts, articles and videos are visible on the site.

Experience

Sarah has 14 years of digital media experience, most of which were media agency side in London, working on brands such as Intel, More Th>n, Virgin Atlantic and Lego. Sarah also worked as European Digital Media Manager at Carlsberg HQ in Denmark before returning to the UK where she freelanced for two years before joining us in April 2016.

Danielle

Alchemic Coach

As a coach, facilitator and speaker, Danielle is simply one of the most powerful, provocative, insightful and experienced available.
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For 12 years Danielle worked internationally with PepsiCo, serving senior executive roles within sales, operations, crisis management, strategic development and general management.

Since becoming a coach, facilitator and change consultant, Danielle has devoted her working life to helping businesses improve their systems, develop their leaders, implement new programmes and effect radical change. As a coach, Danielle’s gently challenging and passionate style inspires complete commitment to transform and augment new behaviours and practices.

Danielle’s specialisms are culture change, embedding enabling corporate cultures and leadership. Her passion is to help companies create and develop vibrant and inspirational leaders across all levels of the business – from team leaders to board members. And when major organisational transformations are being planned, implemented and reviewed, Danielle’s consultative and practical support is invaluable.

Experience
Danielle has worked with 4Delivery, AstraZeneca, BBH, Bovis Lend Lease, Figleaves.com, Hilton, ICI, L’Oreal, Medtronic, Nestle, NTL, Portman Building Society, RHM, Starbucks, Tesco, The Carphone Warehouse and United Utilities.

  • CoachU graduate
  • MBA – Henley Management College
  • Diploma in Business Performance Coaching
  • Member of International Coach Federation
  • Accredited Coach and Trainer for Advanced Coach Training and Evolutionary Leadership Programmes
  • Master Certified Coach

‘To help people and organisations become who they need to be to succeed, we first have to explore the bigger picture – the leadership perspective and future aspirations. I’m positive but provocative; I question the accepted status quo and ask people to think far beyond their existing reality and expectations to identify who they need to be to truly connect with their passion, and their profound, limitless potential.’

David S.

Executive Coach

David is a highly experienced leader, manager, mentor and coach having spent over 25 years working with blue chip organisations at senior levels within the Financial Services and Consulting sectors.
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David has worked with HSBC, PWC, UBS and latterly Deutsche Bank where he was a Managing Director and Group CIO for Europe. David has extensive hands on experience in leading senior teams in line, project and staff roles. His international and multi-cultural experience covers all continents and includes both short term assignments and longer term expatriate roles.

He was an active coach and mentor throughout his banking career, helping people at all levels from graduate entry to middle and senior management in developing and achieving their goals and aspirations.

David now specialises in career and executive coaching ranging from career transitions for executives moving into new roles, to working with individuals who wish to transform their performance in leadership management roles.

Experience
He has worked with clients from a wide range of sectors – Accenture, Allen & Overy, Cap Gemini, Deutsche Bank, DSGI, Goldman Sachs, GSK, Merrill Lynch, Orange, Pfizer, Royal Mail and Vodafone.

  • BSc. Banking & Finance
  • Associate of Chartered Institute of Bankers
  • Associate of Chartered Institute of Securities & Investments
  • Accredited Personal Performance Coach
  • NLP Practitioner (ANLP)
  • Quintax Personality Profiling

‘I am passionate about working with individuals who want to make a step change in their personal performance or transform their careers. My style is tailored to each individual’s needs, but always grounded in the empathy derived from a background in senior leadership roles and the ‘hands on’ management of diverse, complex line, staff and change roles.’

Gabriella

Innovation Coach

Gabriella is a seasoned international executive coach and a best-selling author.
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A former Marketing Director with an 18 year career spanning across the globe, She had responsibility for group strategy, branding, product management, marketing communications and research working in partnership with cross-cultural teams.

Originating from New Zealand, Gabriella speaks fluent Spanish and has a working knowledge of French, Japanese and Portuguese. She recently had her first book published – ‘Gulp! The seven day crash course to master fear and break through any challenge’ – and is the author of two career development audio books.

She has been instrumental in developing and delivering highly successful cross-cultural leadership and coaching skills programmes. In addition to frequently providing expert comment to the national and international media, Gabriella is a popular seminar presenter and speaker, engaging with the Chartered Institute of Personal Development, International Coach Federation and Association of Business Psychologists.

Experience
Gabriella has worked with AstraZeneca, Black & Decker, Foster Wheeler, Hitachi Europe, HJ Heinz, Javelin Group, Leaseplan, Manpower, Mouchel, Panasonic, Portman Building Society, Rolls-Royce, Royal Mail, Tesco and United Utilities.

  • Member of Women in Banking and Finance
  • Graduate of Coaches Training Institute
  • Member if International Coach Federation
  • Member of Association for Coaching
  • Trained with The Bigger Game Leadership Academy, San Francisco
  • Further training with Oxford Leadership Academy
  • Accredited to deliver Insights Discovery Personality Profiling
  • Accredited Belbin Team Roles Specialist
  • Coaching Across Cultures Practitioner
  • Stanford Unviersity Certificate in Innovation & Entreprenuership

Jo Barker

Jo McCarthy

Inclusion Director

Joanna is an expert on gender balance and women at work and regularly blogs and talks on issues faced by companies as they seek to attract and retain a diverse workforce.
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Joanna’s background lies in corporate sales within the magazine industry, she was identified by ‘Media Weeks’ 30 under 30 as one to watch, she then went on to work as a Commercial Publisher on market leading global brands including Elle, New Woman, Red and Heat Magazine. She has extensive experience of account management across a diverse range of industries and as a sales director she led award winning teams through major internal restructuring, re-launching of existing brands and the launch of new brands.

Joanna then retrained and ran a successful coaching company for 6 years, before focusing on Inclusion and Diversity, and working with companies to retain and promote female talent.

Experience
Companies with which Joanna has worked with include Capital Group, Unilever, Oxfam, Harvest Digital, Redwood Publishing and Xerox.

Training/ Qualifications/ Professional memberships

  • Certified Professional Co-active Coach
  • Graduate of the Coaches Training Institute Leadership Programme
  • Authorised Facilitator of the Leadership Diagnostic Circle Diagnostic Assessment
  • Currently undertaking study in Transactional Analysis and Organisational and Related Systems Coaching
  • Advanced Coaching Diploma with the Academy of Executive Coaching Association

 

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.”
Marianne Williamson

Linda Marsh

Linda Marsh

Executive Coach

Linda creates a safe yet challenging environment for her clients to enable positive personal and organisational change that delivers bottom line results.
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Linda’s extensive commercial experience provides an invaluable source of expertise for her clients. She has held senior sales and marketing management positions and non-executive director roles in the IT sector. Having worked across Europe, Linda has a deep understanding of the senior leadership challenges prevalent in fast changing, multi-cultural environments and emerging markets.

With over 10 years’ experience of coaching, Linda is highly skilled at engaging with clients at all levels. Her areas of expertise include Leadership & Management Coaching, on boarding into new roles and maximising performance, Organisational Change, Performance Management, self-awareness through psychometrics and career transition and development.

Organisations with which Linda has worked with include Boehringer Ingelheim, Sanofi, RBS, Bankgessellschaft Berlin, Centrica, Microsoft, TIBCO Software Ltd, BP, Daimler AG and Wycombe District Council.

Training / Qualifications / Professional memberships

  • Associate Certified Coach – International Coach Federation
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Career Counselling and Consultancy – University of London
  • Member of International Coach Federation
  • BA (Hons) European Business Studies
  • Level A Occupational Testing and Level B Personality Assessment – British Psychological Society
  • Certifications in Emotional Intelligence – BarOn EQ-I TM profile, 16PF Manchester Personality Questionnaire, NLP Practitioner

‘I approach my coaching with warmth, humour and integrity, combining a structured but flexible approach. Clients say that I create a supportive yet challenging environment that motivates and inspires them to explore, gain new insights, and take the necessary actions to achieve results they didn’t think were possible.’

Pauline Gibson

Leadership & Coaching Director

As an experienced Board Director Pauline specialises in organisational design, strategic leadership development and culture change.
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Pauline has spearheaded significant culture change programmes and, as a former HR Director is skilled in dealing with mergers and acquisitions, developing a high performing leadership cadre and driving high levels of employee engagement.
Experience
Pauline’s experience of undertaking culture change programmes has included designing and implementing effective change management programmes using cryptonomics, change methodology and leading edge behavioural approaches; her specialism in delivering change has become one of her passions as an executive facilitator and coach.

Pauline has worked with board and executive teams across a range of industries and disciplines. Organisations which have benefitted from Pauline’s expertise and insight as a coach and facilitator include BPP, Britannia Building Society, Clyde Materials Handling, Enterprise plc, Mouchel, Royal Mail, Tesco, United Utilities and Warburtons.

Training / Qualifications / Professional memberships

  • MBA Business Studies
  • Post Grad Cert business coach
  • Fellow to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
  • Accredited Myers Briggs practitioner
  • Qualified Insights & Bar-On-EQi assessor
  • Member of the National Council of Psychotherapists

‘As a coach and facilitator I am pragmatic, supportive and challenging. My flexible approach helps individuals to explore their potential and truly understand their challenges and the things that are getting in their way.’

Sue Coyne

Sue Coyne

Leadership Director

Sue specialises in working with leaders and teams, particularly at senior and board level.
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Sue spent 20 years as a shareholder and director at a Strategic Market Research agency. During this time she operated as a consultant working at board level with blue chip companies both in the UK and internationally.

Sue is fuelled by her passion for supporting leaders, teams and organisations to create a different style of leadership that is collective, visionary, collaborative and transformational so that organisations can survive and thrive in the ever-changing business climate. Areas in which she has significant experience include enabling leaders and teams to build increased trust and rapport, define their values and purpose, develop their authenticity and presence, manage conflict and help leaders transition into new roles.

Experience
Organisations which Sue has worked with include Addleshaw Goddard, Astra Zeneca, DSM, Harvest Housing Group, Manchester Airport Group, Odeon/UCI, NHS and TNT.

Training / Qualifications / Professional memberships

  • Diploma in Advanced Executive Coaching (Academy of Executive Coaching 2008)
  • Gestalt Coaching Certificate 2009
  • Diploma in Systemic Team Coaching 2010 (Academy of Executive Coaching & Bath Consultancy Group
  • Member of International Coach Federation
  • Accredited in CTT Barrett Values Assessments, Baron EQi, DISC, Emergenetics
  • BA Hons French and Spanish (fluent)
  • Fellow od Market Research Society
  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC) Accreditation

“I cannot thank Sue enough for how she has helped me to recognise and enhance the leadership skills I already had but was under-utilising. Sue is an incredibly skilled coach who is the ultimate professional, whilst also creating an environment which allows you to really open up and root cause what is holding you back from realising your own potential. I would highly recommend Sue for anyone who is seeking fresh perspective on themselves as a leader.” Catherine Harris, People Manager, Tesco

Tara

Tara Zutshi

Inclusion Director

An experienced senior executive, Tara devoted her career to developing individuals and leading highly successful sales teams.
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She always measured her success on the results of her people and how they achieved them. Working in the fast paced consumer goods industries she understands the challenges of the business world and brings this knowledge and expertise to her coaching and workshops.

Tara began to train as a Coach in 2005 and began working with individuals and teams to develop their potential. Tara has been researching and developing programmes to help organisations become more gender balanced.

She likes to keep fit and healthy and she regularly runs, does Yoga and Pilates, she is a member of a book club, loves to cook for her family and skis in the winter.

Tara specialises in creating gender balanced organisations through working with the senior teams to encourage inclusive leadership styles, sponsorship programmes, leadership development and coaching programmes to support female leaders on their journeys. Tara uses Lencioni, TCI Team diagnostic, Thomas Kilman, DiSC, Appreciative Inquiry and positive psychology to design and facilitate engaging and transformational workshops and programmes.

Experience
Companies with which Tara has worked with include Royal Mail, Interserve PLC, BBC and BBC Worldwide, Home office, Intertust CH, IMD Lausaune, Glatfelter GMBH, Heineken UK Ltd, Blue Arrow, State Bank of India, Ipplogipal and HomeServe.

Training / Qualifications / Professional memberships

  • Certified Professional Co-active Coach
  • Graduate of the Coaches Training Institute Leadership Programme
  • Authorised Facilitator of the TCI Team Diagnostic Assessment
  • Certified TKI Faciltator
  • Transcending Stress Facilitator with Satnamvidya Yoga School

“I am an empathetic and pragmatic coach and facilitator, I support my clients to overcome their challenges and I love to witness them creating new possibilities as they step into their potential and connect with their authentic selves.”

Trevor

Trevor Cousins

Leadership Facilitator & Coach

Since training as a coach in 2002, Trevor has worked as an executive coach and workshop leader with executives and teams from a wide range of organisations in the private, public and voluntary sectors.
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His style of coaching is empowering, calming, highly intuitive, respectful, wise and always positive.

Experience
Following an MA in European Management at Cranfield School of Management, Trevor’s pre-coaching career focused on marketing and communications. He worked for more than a decade in the advertising industry with responsibility for leading client accounts.

Organisations with which Trevor has worked with include Nationwide Building Society, NHS Manchester, Vodafone, National Trust, University of Sussex and Alzheimer’s Society.

  • BA Hons in Modern Languages (French and German)
  • MA in European Management, Cranfield University School of Management
  • Chartered Institute of Marketing – Diploma
  • Institute of Direct Marketing – Diploma (with Distinction)
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
  • ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC)
  • Certified Professional Co-active Coach (CPCC)
  • Licensed Firework Career Coach
  • Member of the International Coach Federation
  • Licensed Team Coaching Diagnostic facilitator
  • Organisational & Relationship Systems Coach training

‘For me, developing people is about creating the clarity and confidence to act differently. We tend to be at our most confident and clear when we are playing to our strengths and acting on our natural preferences. So, when I’m working with organisations and their people, my focus is on empowering coaches and workshop participants to align their natural self with the task at hand.’

Guy Longshaw

Guy Longshaw

Leadership Facilitator & Coach

Guy has a particular interest in wellbeing, resilience and managing stress and uses Firstbeat heart rate variability (HRV) monitoring and reporting to inform performance improvement advice to leaders and managers.
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Guy is an executive coach, facilitator and mediator. He combines lightness of spirit with compassion, empathy and a determination to make things better, make a difference and lead with integrity. He has helped a variety of clients across a range of sectors including charities, city councils, UK Police Forces, marketing agencies and retailers.


Paul Hawkins

Paul Hawkins

Leadership & Team Facilitator

Paul is passionate about supporting individuals and teams to find clarity, purpose and inspiration in their working and personal lives, thus maximising their potential.
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Paul is a consultant, coach and experienced facilitator at FPG. Prior to joining, he was an internal consultant at a leading global retailer responsible for the leadership and general management development of the top talent across the group. He started his career in leadership on the frontlines as a Store Manager in two blue-chip retailers.Paul’s coaching experience is with middle manager and Director level. His facilitation work ranges from Graduate to Main Board.

He carefully manages his time between work and family life and is the proud father of a little boy and girl.

Experience
Paul is a specialist in leadership development, coaching, change management and working with senior teams. Paul has worked designing and delivering a range of programmes across a number of industries including FMCG, Retail, Financial Services and Manufacturing.

Organisations with which Paul has worked include: Tesco, Asda, Tui Travel, Arriva, Dunnhumby, Biogen Inc, HCA Healthcare UK, Legal & General, Heathrow, HSBC, Ipsos MORI, LOROL, Onestop, Yum! (KFC and Pizza Hut), GSK, Sociomantic, HighSpeed1 and Association for Qualitative Research (AQR)

He has worked extensively in the UK, US, Europe and Asia.

Training / Qualifications / Professional memberships

  • Graduate of New Ventures West Integral Coaching Professional Coaching Course (PCC) ICF-accredited
  • Accredited Myers Briggs Practitioner
  • Strengthscope Practitioner

‘When I work with people I bring support, challenge and compassion. I look for the best in individuals, remind them of their strengths and help them fulfil their potential in whatever it is they want to achieve. I love what I do and it shows. This is more than just about work, it’s about how you live your life and how you show up in every relationship, in every interaction.’

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
Mary Oliver

Lara, Executive Coach

Lara Cullen

Executive Coach

Lara is an energetic, warm, positive and results driven Coach, Trainer, NLP Master Practitioner and Senior HR Professional who is driven by enabling people to achieve their goals and purpose.
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An experienced HR Director with a full generalist remit, she spent over a decade training, coaching, developing and leading others and holding several senior positions for high profile global brands like Head of HR for retailer Cath Kidston and HR Director for fashion brand Ben Sherman.

Experience
After graduating in International Business in 2003, she worked in a series of key HR roles from Graduate Trainee to HR Director, for well – loved global brands such as Ben Sherman, Cath Kidston and Molson Coors over periods of great transition. During this time, she led several strategic projects, supported organisations as they downsized, restructured and grew (nationally and globally) and used her insight and natural people and leadership skills to facilitate change and growth at organisational and personal levels.

Lara stepped out of the full time Corporate world and became a leadership team facilitator and coach and give her greater freedom and balance in life to travel and to focus on her passions.

Lara’s style is strong, warm, optimistic and pragmatic. She has powerful integrity, doing what’s right, not just what’s easy. All about the “why”, she holds the bigger picture for the individuals and for an organisation or team She is motivated by challenging people and teams to be the best version of themselves and uses her skills and knowledge, to fast track understanding within people and others giving them better results, more authentic leadership and improved relationships. She particularly enjoys supporting senior, middle managers and high potentials to become Leaders of the future.

In addition, Lara is a keen photographer, diver, adventurer and traveller and is passionate about music, creativity and living with purpose.
Lara has worked with Molson Coors, Brakes Group Ltd, Cath Kidston and Ben Sherman.

Training / Qualifications / Professional memberships

  • Accredited Member of Coaching Association
  • BA Hons (1st) Business and Languages
  • PgD Strategic HR Management (Commendation)
  • Chartered Member of CIPD
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resources Management, Nottingham Trent University (Distinction)
  • Accredited Workplace Mediator
  • Insights Discovery Practitioner
  • Certified in the use of Predictive Index (PI)
  • SHL & OPQ psychometrics
  • Master Practitioner NLP

‘As a facilitator and coach, I am pragmatic, supportive and challenging. My flexible approach helps individuals to explore their potential and truly understand the things that are getting in their way. Providing insight that gets to the heart of the matter, I inspire my clients to find a new perspective and support them to live their possibilities with confidence.’

“Make yourself so happy that when others look at you, they become happy too”
Yogi Bhajan

Nikki Owen

Nikki Owen

International Charisma Expert

Thought-leader, award winning speaker, bestselling author and personal breakthrough coach.
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Her unique and ground-breaking ideas on high performance and authenticity are challenging and inspirational. Nikki has worked with over 2,000 people on a one-to-one basis refining her unique approach and thousands more through her work as a keynote speaker on charisma and personal transformation.

CB, Operations Director

CB

Operations Director

CB ensures the requirements of our clients and extended team are exceeded.
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She provides a remarkably seamless transition for new clients from the business development team into the hands of client services. She also acts as a key point of contact for all queries before, during and after the programmes. Above all, CB ensures the customer is King!

Experience
CB’s previous roles were in events; most recently spending 12 years as an event manager in the pharmaceutical industry, prior to which she worked as a freelance event manager. Her roles have always incorporated marketing – as well as organisational – responsibilities.

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Milly

Client Services Partner

Milly works in the Client Services team providing day to day support for FPG clients and facilitators.
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She is here to help with the end to end project management; whether it’s formatting presentation and workbooks; co-ordinating diaries and travel, or administering the online psychometrics profiles, Milly will ensure customers both internal and external receive first class service.

Experience
Prior to joining the FPG team in 2017, Milly was a Client Services Team Leader for Thomas International, a psychometric assessment company. Milly loves working within fast-paced, client centric environments where she can deliver the highest level of satisfaction to customers, coaches and associates.

Thelma, CRM Manager

Thelma

CRM Manager

Thelma is our in-house CRM Manager. With 14 years working at Intel/McAfee International, she brings a wealth of experience to make sure we keep our database current, relevant and legal.
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Experience
Prior to joining Full Potential Group, Thelma held several positions in Zambia, South Africa and the last 14 years at McAfee (now Intel). Her most recent position there was as the Global CRM Trainer for internal users and partners.

Dilley

Dilley

Finance Manager

Dilley keeps the wheels of finance turning within FPG.
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With over 15 years service with FPG there is nothing she hasn’t come across, so is able to deal with questions and queries with speed and efficiency. Her aim is to keep both the internal and external clients happy with all things number related.

Sheila Robbie

Sheila Robbie

Relationship Manager

Sheila is part of our Business Development Team and will be one of your first contacts when considering working with FPG.
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She will meet with you to understand your needs and talk you through the wide range of services we offer. In partnership with you and our consultants she will help build a bespoke programme to address your key business goals and challenges.

Experience
With 15 years experience in the corporate training world, Sheila has worked with clients in many sectors to understand their business drivers and create solutions which deliver measurable business benefits. Sheila has an excellent knowledge of behavioural and culture change programmes and understands how people development is a critical part of an organisation achieving its strategic goals. Some organisations Sheila has worked with include Virgin Holidays, Superdrug, Peabody Trust, Prudential and Mitsubishi.

Jo Colville

Jo Colville

Executive Coach

With over 20 years experience of working in a blue-chip retail environment, Jo uses her business and professional knowledge coaching individuals and teams to success as they navigate fast changing business landscapes and demands.
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She is passionate about growth and development and her own career transition from a commercial role within fashion retailing to people development, brings understanding and pragmatism to her coaching.

Jo’s intuitive, people centred approach allows her to connect and build rapport, quickly getting to the heart of what’s going on, creating conversations that achieve significant shifts in perspective, behaviour and performance.

Believing that everyone has in side of them all they need allows Jo to tap into her clients’ own resourcefulness enabling them to find their own solutions to achieve their goals and aspirations.

‘I draw energy from the tension between what holds you back and what takes you forward, supporting you to discover the choices that will create positive change in what you do and how you do it. Using a practical yet strongly intuitive sense of what is needed, I will shine a light on what you may not see, to discover what really matters, helping you to harness this energy to conquer your biggest challenges and being true to yourself.’

Experience
Jo loves seeing people flourish and grow, and this has given her the energy to support over 200 colleagues through leadership transition programmes, resulting in successes around cultural change, peer to peer learning and individual development.

She has coached on immersive development programmes creating space for experienced leaders to challenge their thinking and raise self-awareness.

Her curiosity with the way teams work has added value through design and facilitation of tailored team sessions bringing individuals together around their purpose, creating motivation, alignment and results.

Being a natural relationship builder, Jo has brought together diverse groups with the purpose of getting to the source of challenge and conflict, initiating acknowledgment of mutual aims and forward momentum.

Training / Qualifications / Professional memberships

  • Advanced Diploma in Professional Coach-Mentoring – OCM
  • Insights Accredited Coach
  • Member – European Mentoring and Coaching Council

‘Wherever you go, there you are’
Jon Kabat-Zinn

David Adams

David A.

Executive Coach & Poet

David’s coaching style is client-centred and pragmatic. Where appropriate, the programme will include mentoring as well as coaching.
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David qualified as a Chartered Accountant and became Chief Executive of the leading provincial group, Henry Cooke, Lumsden and later, transferred to London to run private clients for Capel-Cure Myers. He has chaired several businesses ranging from commercial property to recruitment, publishing and retail. He is also non-executive director of several companies.

David’s areas of specialisation include: Business Results, Interpersonal Skills, Leadership, Communication and Team Building, Group Coaching, Strategy, Time Management, Decision-making and Creativity-driving Innovation.

Experience
He has worked with Apple, AXA Investments, Arts Council England, Eli Lily, Lloyds Bank, Schlumberger, Victoria & Albert Museum, Greene King, Mercer, Price Waterhouse Coopers, TEC/Vistage International, The Crown Estate, WPP Mindshare and a multitude of large and small SMEs. David has worked internationally in the USA, Israel, Australia, France and Eastern Europe and is used to dealing with a multiplicity of cross-cultural issues.

  • A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
  • Accredited Member of Association for Coaching
  • A Fellow of Association for Coaching
  • A Fellow of the Securities and Investment Institute

‘As a coach, I bring many years of senior leadership and management experience to help individuals and organisations improve performance through a focus on their professional and personal goals. Desired changes in the achievement of outstanding results are often based on personal development, which in turn has a marked effect on the bottom line.’

Amanda Street

Amanda Street

Executive Coach

Amanda’s passion lies in seeing companies improve their business performance through focussing on individuals, and teams to be their best.
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Amanda has over 25 years experience in sales, marketing and HR functions, both in country and EMEA HQ, in operational and strategic leadership roles. During this time, Amanda has led international strategic (marketing and HR) and tactical (sales) teams, driven company wide initiatives such as talent management and executive development, and implemented company wide post acquisition change programs (Compaq merger).

Amanda has coached and facilitated at Board level in the UK and Europe. During Amanda’s 15 year tenure with HP she lived and worked in the UK, France and Switzerland.

Specialities:

  • Business development
  • Change leadership
  • Executive coaching and team facilitation
  • Organisational design and effectiveness
  • Sales leadership
  • Marketing vision
  • Program implementation
  • Talent development
  • Cultural change
  • Building win-win relationships at all levels.

“My approach to coaching centres on helping my clients access their full potential by developing strategies to overcome internal and external barriers, and actions to get to the results that will really make a difference. I have a strong and varied business background, which, coupled with a passion for ROI means I am able achieve great results with my clients.”


Gary

Insights & Team Facilitator

Gary is a Chartered Management Accountant with 10 years’ practical experience in management accounting and auditing.
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His early career saw him move through a variety of roles at West Midland Gas, CEGB and British Gas before taking the leap into consultancy at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Gary became an independent business coach and training consultant in 1998. With over 15 years’ experience of designing a wide range of learning solutions at many different levels (from administrative staff through to board-level executives), Gary has an extremely adaptable and flexible coaching style, he is highly experienced in using Insights Discovery, as the basis for delivering effective personal and team development programmes. Gary is known for working effectively in a variety of environments, including overseas assignments in Turkey, France, South Africa, Trinidad and the USA.

Experience
Gary has worked with a range of organisations including Alliance & Leicester Bank, Birmingham City Council, Enotria Winecellars, the London Borough of Lambeth, Mercer, Premier Inns, Smith and Nephew and The Rank Organisation.

  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (ACMA)
  • Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
  • BSc (Hons) Environmental Science
  • Licensed Practitioner of Insights Discovery

‘I seek to use coaching and development techniques to improve both personal and team effectiveness. I leverage my analytical skills and eye for detail to enable me to help others to see their own way forward more clearly. I am calm, open and honest, with a personal style that enables me to quickly build the trust and confidence of my clients, and to integrate quickly into any organisational culture to release the potential of its people. I pride myself on an approach that is professional, pragmatic and realistic – and produces real results’.

Kate WoodwardKate Woodward

Leadership & Team Coach

Kate’s coaching and facilitation style is highly supportive, collaborative and warm yet challenging, sharp and provocative.
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Known for calling people to action and account, she demands an honesty and awareness that awakens and ignites peoples’ belief in themselves and their abilities – the result: inspired, energised and high-performing individuals. Kate started her career in marketing and recruitment, where she gained extensive commercial experience working for British Airways and marketing recruitment specialists, Ball and Hoolahan. She then spent 15 years working as a coach for both corporate clients and individuals.

For the last 7 years she has lived overseas, in Sweden, Poland and Paris where she has gained a cultural perspective that has added another dimension to her coaching. Kate has 3 children and is an instructor of Ashtanga yoga and can use the combination of yoga and coaching to bring about extraordinary results for her clients.

Experience
Kate is passionate about realising human potential. She specialises in group facilitation and regularly delivers programmes such as coaching skills for managers and leaders, full potential leadership programmes and team building activities. Her expertise in conflict resolution and raising self-awareness combine to tackle and challenge people at the deepest level, inspiring and motivating leaders and groups to work differently, and more effectively in order to achieve their goals.

Latterly, through examining her own strength, authenticity and passions she has moved more towards individual coaching as this is where she feels she is at her most powerful. Kate’s USP is undoubtedly her ability to draw upon her very broad range of skills, work & life experience to design unique programmes to suit individual needs.

“Kate Woodward is uniquely gifted, highly evolved and makes the coaching process fun, yet works at a deep and fast level. Her intuitive abilities and her trust & confidence in using them in the sessions adds a dimension that is invaluable”

Kate’s empathetic yet challenging approach has achieved compelling results for both her individual and corporate clients, including Barclays, Burberry, B&Q, Deptford Green High School, DLKW, ICI, M & G Investments, Premier Foods, Royal Mail, Scottish Water, Tesco, The Carphone Warehouse, United Utilities and VW Group.

Training / Qualifications / Professional Memberships

  • Insights Discovery Accredited Coach
  • Occupational Testing Qualified
  • Occupational Personality Questionnaire 32 Qualified
  • CoachU Graduate
  • Introduction to Counselling
  • Asttanga Yoga Instructor

 

‘We see the world not as it is but as we are.’
Stephen Covey

Martin

Martin

Executive Coach

Martin is passionate about aligning personal performance to business strategy and operating plans; creating ‘vision with legs’.
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Martin is passionate about Leadership Coaching and Development and works with his clients to build and deliver clear plans to improve their own personal impact and wider business results. Martin has a wealth of personal Director-level experience of leading, developing, motivating and coaching high-performing teams and individuals to exceed their goals.

Martin specialises in leadership coaching and facilitation with senior executives and their teams. His purpose is to enthuse people with a ‘can do’, solutions-focused approach to improving performance. As a coach, Martin’s style is supportive, challenging, enabling and pragmatic.

Martin works across a wide range of sectors with an extensive range of clients, including Associated British Foods, Boehringer-Ingelheim, BUPA, Coutts, JLP, Legal and General, Microsoft, RBS, Sony, Tesco, Virgin Media, Waitrose and Wrigleys.

Training / Qualifications / Professional memberships

  • Professional Certified Coach (ICF)
  • Certified NLP Practitioner
  • Diploma in Coaching and Diploma in Advanced Coaching
  • Diploma in Management Studies
  • Certified Solutions Focus Coach
  • Memberships of International Coaching Federation and International Executive Development Group

“Coaching is all about encouraging positive change to deliver a clear purpose or outcome. This happens when someone does something differently, or looks at something in a new and different way. This enables them to improve and even transform their results. My personal mission is to enthuse, enable and support organisations and their people to succeed.”

Sarah

Sarah

Coach

Sarah supports organisations in breaking down the complex world of the 4 generations operating in today’s workplace using an inside-out approach.
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Sarah left the police force over 11 years ago and since then has researched and worked with the younger generation for over 19 years, she partners with organisations worldwide focusing on how to connect and engage with ’20-something’ employees. She offers insights into how each generation thinks and feels, how this transcends into their external world of choices, attitudes, habits and decision-making styles and ultimately how this impacts in a work environment.

Sarah’s understanding of the values and motivations of younger generations supports organisations in the development of strategies and solutions to attract exceptional young talent and ensure such individuals are retained. From her time in the police force Sarah brings with her extensive experience in conflict management, which combined with her coaching knowledge, has proved invaluable when formulating the practices and procedures that organisations need to work effectively across all generations and stimulate productive inter-generational working environments.

Sarah regularly appears in the media and is a bestselling author in her own right, she is passionate about helping organisations understand intergenerational working.

Sarah’s clients include ITV, Paramount Pictures, MTV, Ogilvy Group, Barclays Bank, Citibank, UBS, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse and has made television appearances in Australia, USA, Norway and Poland.

Training / Qualifications / Professional memberships

  • Degree in Hotel & Catering Management
  • Former Secretary of the International Coach Federation UK
  • Graduate of the PAC Academy
  • Former Faculty/Mentor Coach for Parent as Coach Academy
  • Certified Teleclass Leader
  • Coach U trained Coach

Sue Stockdale

Sue Stockdale

Senior Facilitator & Coach

Sue is a highly experienced coach and leadership development specialist working with senior executives globally to create sustainable high performance.
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Sue works 1:1 and facilitates teams, up to and including board level. As an elite sportswoman and polar adventurer, Sue brings a powerful combination of business acumen and psychological insight from her sporting and adventure background. Sue has first-hand experience of the pressures and demands required to achieve excellence in fast paced and challenging environments.

As an author, Sue has written several business books: Secrets of Successful Women Entrepreneurs; Kickstart your Motivation; the Growth Story; co-author of Cope with Change at Work and the Personality Workbook. Sue has been a visiting lecturer at University of Bath, Oxford Brookes University, and University of Surrey on subjects related to motivation, leadership, and change. Sue is also the first British woman to walk to the Magnetic North Pole and has participated in expeditions to Antarctica, Greenland, Kenya, Chile, and the Geographical North Pole.

Experience
Organisations with which Sue has worked include BT, Barclays, Birmingham City Council, ITV, Royal Mail, Rugby Football Union, W H Smith, Wrigleys, Natwest Merrill Lynch, and many others.

Training / Qualifications / Professional memberships

  • MBA in Entrepreneurship & Business Venturing
  • Professional Executive Coach
  • Diploma in Business and Life Coaching
  • Assessor and member of Features Team at Association for Coaching
  • Member of International Coach Federation
  • Masters – Quality Management & Improvement

“As a coach and facilitator I help CEO’s and leaders to achieve exceptional performance. My intuitive and engaging style helps me to build rapport with clients quickly. As a result, they feel comfortable to open up and reflect on behaviours that may be holding them back. People describe my style as confident, comprehensive, providing clarity results focused positive, adaptable, enjoyable and fun.”

Tracy

Tracy Bertran

Leadership Facilitator & Coach

Tracy works with executives from middle management to Director level, supporting them to go beyond their expectations, push their boundaries and make lasting significant change.
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Tracy’s niche is in career coaching, transitional coaching and talent management. She actively challenges and supports people to make the tough, yet essential decisions required to transform personal performance, capability and potential.

Experience
Tracy spent over 12 years in recruitment covering a wide range of roles in Executive Search through to Specialist Marketing Recruitment before becoming an executive coach and facilitator. Tracy helped build a successful recruitment business from scratch and subsequently spent five years as Managing Consultant of the business, establishing its leading position in the market and working with FTSE 100 companies across FMCG, retail and manufacturing markets.

Organisations which Tracy has worked with include Alliance Boots, Ann Summers Ltd, Fortis UK, Leeds University Business School, Man Investments and Tesco.

Training / Qualifications / Professional memberships

  • Member of the International Coach Federation (ICF)
  • Licensed Firework Career Coach
  • Accredited Co-Active Coach ACTP, Coaches Training Institute
  • BA (Hons) Marketing & Spanish

‘My reputation is built on being a pragmatic and positive coach. My purpose is to get individuals energised, focused and driven towards a particular goal – which means you can expect me to have high expectations of anyone I work with. I’m drawn towards people who want to make the most of their talents and natural abilities and really go for high performance with even greater levels of sustainability, consistency and enjoyment.’

Maxine Dolan

Maxine Dolan

Organisational Change Director

Maxine is particularly skilled at coaching and supporting the executive level through periods of turbulent change.
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A former Global Director of Talent and leadership, Maxine has developed and delivered learning strategies for over half a million people.

From first-hand experience she deeply understands the need to re-invent the approach to leadership and behaviour to drive through cultural change to get to the desired business shift. Maxine has been involved in cultural change initiatives in UK retail and the Police Force.


Michaela Henshaw

Michaela Henshaw

Leadership Facilitator & Coach

Michaela is an experienced and values led Executive Coach, Facilitator, Mentor, and Consultant, coupled with a unique blend of extensive operational HR, Finance and Transformation experience gained in multinational companies of size and scale.
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She has over 15 years coaching, facilitation (leadership development and team development), and mentoring experience alongside 25 years of corporate operational experience – 11 years of this at Director level, with accountability for £1bn+ budgets and 12,000 colleagues worldwide

Areas of Specialism

  • Effective Transformational Change
  • Resilience
  • Leadership and Management Development
  • Career Management
  • Women in Leadership
  • High Performing Teams
  • Finance for Non-Financial Managers

Michaela has worked with a diverse portfolio of clients – from board level to graduates, both UK and international, and private sector, regulatory bodies, charities and private individuals.

She always works with clients to deliver a service that is bespoke and fits with their culture, values and strategy for both the business and the colleagues.

Sally Henderson

Sally Henderson

Leadership & Team Facilitator

Accessing her two hats of Executive Mentor and Talent Director Sally is able to effect positive change on an individual, company and market level.
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With 20 years experience achieving change and transformation for businesses and individuals alike in the creative sector, Sally offers a proven instinct for tapping into emotions to remove the blocks, unlocking a person’s real desires and helping them shape up to be the best they can be.

Partnering at C-Suite level, Sally enjoys delivering results that are commercially effective whilst also developing the cultural health of an organisation. A proven, honest and honed intuition enables Sally to quickly see what has to be done working with the heart of the matter to deliver high return-on-investment for all involved.

Whether engaged as a Talent Director or Executive Mentor, clients enjoy Sally’s ability to practically navigate complexity creating well designed and motivating solutions.

Recognising her contribution to the branding industry, Sally was invited to be on the expert register at the Design Business Association in 2013.

Experience
Sally has worked in a variety of industries and markets from fast-paced recruitment and executive search, successfully building her own coaching based Executive Search Practice, through to creating long term organisational change within the Public Sector.

She has worked with a number of clients including Wolff Olins, Brand Union, Bartle Bogle Hegarty, Imagination, Mind Gym, Design Council, Mr President, Dragon Rouge and the NHS.

Having listened to literally thousands of people share their hopes, fears and dreams about “work” Sally is proven at helping people have confidence, passion and focus to create “success” according to their unique values and needs.

With a fast-paced energy and her co-creative style, Sally ensures people take the action needed to grow and develop effectively.

Training / Qualifications / Professional memberships

  • CTI Co-Active Fast-Track Course
  • NLP Master Practioner
  • B.A Hons International Business Studies 2:1

‘I mentor leaders and organisations wanting to reach their true potential. I believe in co-creating solutions and like delivering results quickly. Known for straight talking, refreshing insight and effective guidance, working with me delivers two powerful results:

People feel good about what they are doing at work so perform to a higher level
People are committed to achieving more at work as they have clear strategies, tools and techniques to move forward confidently

I am skilled at building trusted relationships with people at all levels, with a sweet spot for senior level engagements, I ensure that a commercial results-focused approach is applied all coaching, development and talent strategy work delivered.’

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”
Milton Berle