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About Us

Who are we

All of our coaches hold Masters level qualifications in coaching and are credentialed, having transitioned from director/board level roles in various industries. This ensures that our coaches have credibility and relevance to our clients, and we coach with genuine understanding of day-to-day pressures within organisations. We are currently a team of 6 coaches.

Lisa Carver
Founder & Executive Coach

Lisa Carver is a leadership coach who supports people to excel at work, whilst they navigate change, turbulence and pressure. 

Lisa’s specialist areas are: 

  • Leadership.

  • Re-integration: Hybrid, Returners & Long term leave.

  • Mediation & Conflict.

  • Psychological Safety.

  • Supporting people to perform & thrive despite turbulence & challenge.

  • Strategy and hitting targets.

  • Impact, promotion and career development.

  • Supporting those juggling multiple responsibilities inside and outside of their workplace.

  • Developing confidence and assertiveness. 

  • Stress, well-being and resilience.

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Associates

We have a network of Associate Coaches who each have different specialities and backgrounds, we have all transitioned from director/board level roles in various industries. This ensures that our coaches have credibility and relevance to our clients, and we coach with genuine understanding of the day-to-day pressures within organisations.

Working with Associates ensures that our clients work with the most appropriate coach for the job and also mean that we can deliver at scale if required.  Full profiles available on commission. 

 
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Jennifer Dootson

Executive Leadership, BA and Msc (Hons) PgCert

Jennifer's experience in organisational psychology, HR, teaching and change management means that she is able to connect with individuals and organisations on multiple levels.

She is an award-winning conference speaker.  Evangelising about accelerating performance, strengths-based leadership, understanding influencers within organisations, and the role of leadership at all levels.

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Rachel Fowler

Executive Leadership Coach BA (Hons) PgCert

Rachel Fowler is an inspiring and energising executive coach who brings topics to life and accelerates development with experiential learning.  Rachel is a lifelong student of human emotion and behaviour, she helps executives listen more actively, coax new ways of thinking and communicate more effectively.  She delivers workshops globally, including leadership development for Accenture and Cisco.

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Mike Applegarth

Learning & Development Specialist, Chartered FCIPD

Mike is an experienced leadership development specialist.  He enables people to achieve strategic goals and desired change through structured workshops, coaching and blended learning.  He has a wealth of tools and learning from a diverse range of organisations, and a naturally inquisitive mind to get to the heart of key issues and workable solutions.  Mike is an author of five published works, including ‘Leading Empowerment: A Practical Guide to Change’ published by Elsevier.  He is an expert in leadership, strategy and change management. 

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Catherine de la Poer

Executive Leadership Coach BA (Hons) PgCert

Mike is an experienced leadership development specialist.  He enables people to achieve strategic goals and desired change through structured workshops, coaching and blended learning.  He has a wealth of tools and learning from a diverse range of organisations, and a naturally inquisitive mind to get to the heart of key issues and workable solutions.  Mike is an author of five published works, including ‘Leading Empowerment: A Practical Guide to Change’ published by Elsevier.  He is an expert in leadership, strategy and change management. 

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Maria Richardson

BSc (Hons) SCPHN; Dip HE (MW), RMN, RGN

Maria has 20 years of leadership experience from the public sector.  Maria holds true to her values of care, compassion, integrity and authenticity. Maria believes that psychological theories inform practice but people need time to think.

“In pressured environments we often struggle to keep people motivated and valued and the time to think is a precious commodity.”