Amanda Rose – Coach
She has a proven track record as a coach and mentor, drawing on over 15 years experience across private and not-for-profit sectors. Amanda enables individuals to explore their potential and achieve satisfaction in their personal and working lives with an intuitive, passionate and supportively challenging style. She has a talent for connecting with people and motivating them through listening, empathy and a genuine interest in their stories. Amanda has successfully worked with middle and senior executives from a broad range of backgrounds and industries including consulting, finance, PR, law, education, HR, media and enterprise. She is involved with a variety of charitable causes in the UK and overseas.
Brian Carr - Coach
Brian is a certified and experienced coach specialising in the areas of life purpose, career direction, and healthy lifestyle. His motto is “Do what you were designed for” and works with clients, assisting them in the identification of their gifts and talents in order to put these to work in their life and career. A skilled listener, his coaching style is supportive, intuitive, and pragmatic. He is currently Chief Executive of Birmingham Voluntary Service Council, and writes regularly for Careershifters; the Coaching Academy Blog; the Guardian’s Voluntary Sector Network; Paleo Diet News; and his own blog, Your Primal Life.
Caroline Humphries - Coach
She is an experienced coach and NLP practitioner, having equipped hundreds of clients to realise their full career potential. Her focus is on supporting clients in the exploration and discovery of the work environments that excite them and where they can be their best. Caroline specialises in coaching clients who are in challenging and stressful situations generating positive, long lasting results. An excellent listener, she goes to the heart of an issue combining this with an intuitive and pragmatic approach. Caroline is a regular contributor to New Ways, a project that supports women and children in Turkana, Northern Kenya.
Cham Kaur-Mann - Consultant
Rev Cham Kaur-Mann is the first and, at present, only Asian woman minister within the Baptist Union of Great Britain. She is senior pastor of The Regeneration Centre, an innovative local church plant in Birmingham and Chair of The Nehemiah Foundation, a national initiative aimed at the regeneration of hard pressed communities. The Foundation recently became a national partner in the Near Neighbours Programme, an initiative put forward in collaboration with the Church of England and supported by the Government's Department for Communities and Local Government. Cham is author of ‘Images of Jesus’ and ‘Are there traditional "women's ministries"?’ Her mission is to encourage and promote those exercising leadership roles within the church and wider society.
Gail Lineham – Consultant
She has guided a wide range of corporate, private and not for profit businesses to achieve transformational and sustainable change that leads to enhanced performance for both the individual and the organisation. Her expertise in training design, facilitation, coaching and mentoring is always aligned to the business’ future vision. Gail has a special interest in developing the coaching capability of leaders because she knows it generates real conversations that enables personal responsibility and accountability. As an accredited member of the Association for Coaching, she leads a team of volunteers who provide inspiring and thought provoking speaker events. Gail developed Being Your Best, a mentoring programme for girls aged 14-16 years old, which she leads as a volunteer.
Grace Owen - Director
During the past 15 years she has equipped thousands of leaders to develop their skills and prepared them to take the next step in their career. An executive coach on open leadership and EMBA programmes at London Business School, her clients are senior- board level leaders, from all sectors. Grace is a thought-provoking speaker, mentor and author of The Career Itch – 4 Steps for Taking Control of What You Do Next. Her media contributions include BBC, The Bookseller, Fresh Business Thinking, The Guardian, Metro, Pride magazine, Reconnect Africa, Red magazine, Stylist magazine and The Times. She is a passionate volunteer for charities large and small in the UK and Ghana, West Africa.
Jenni Williams - Coach
Jenni is an accredited European NLP Coach. Her specialist area is redundancy coaching, which she says ‘‘gives you the opportunity to step back and focus on your unique abilities, talents, skills, interests and passions’’, this she knows from personal experience. Believing that redundancy can be a catalyst for positive change she equips clients to redirect their working lives and future. Jenni is passionate about seeing leaders and organisations unleash their potential, a Human Resources Consultant, conflict solutions practitioner she speaks fluent French. Her media contributions include Changing Career Magazine and The Voice, Britain’s best black newspaper. She is involved in numerous charitable activities in the UK.
Kate Coleman - Consultant
Rev Dr Kate Coleman is Chair of the Evangelical Alliance Council, former president of the Baptist Union of Great Britain (2006/7), an associate pastor and director of 'Next Leadership'. A popular preacher, teacher, speaker and lecturer, she is a strategic advisor who creates scenarios to enable leaders to better understand and adapt to future possibilities for themselves, their organisation and communities. With 25 years pastoral and leadership experience, she has gained a reputation as a visionary and an inspiration to many. Kate mentors and supports leaders locally, nationally and internationally. Her network extends across all sectors and church denominations. She is author of the highly acclaimed and popular book ‘7 Deadly Sins of Women in Leadership’. Her media contributions include the mainstream press, radio and TV.
Marianne O Connor - Coach
She is an accredited coach with The Institute of Leadership and Management. Originally an actor, Marianne specialises in actor coaching, using business simulations to highlight and explore behavioural impact. Her personal impact coaching sessions focus on enabling the client to access their authentic personal presence, emphasising physical awareness and vocal confidence. A creative, intuitive and performance driven coach, clients say she has the talent to engage others whilst creating a supportive yet challenging environment to increase clarity.
Mark Anderson - Coach
He is an international career coach, NVQ assessor in Advice and Guidance and qualified as a Careers Adviser in 2001. Mark is passionate about providing advice and guidance to young adults who say ‘I really don’t know what to do’ and those in their early twenties and thirties who are looking for purpose and fulfilment in their work. Recently, he coached a group of youth workers in Serbia and helped to design an online career programme in the USA. His mission is to see people find joy and satisfaction, becoming their best and utilising their unique talents.
Sue Gouldman - Consultant
Following highly successful careers as a senior manager in recruitment, sales, teaching and training, Sue has worked in the field of outplacement and career management since 1992. Since this time she has coached and trained numerous individuals from all disciplines and at all levels from hundreds of organisations. Sue is an accredited Business Performance Coach and in addition to coaching, loves to facilitate workshops for those in career transition, whether it is for new employment, self employment or retirement. A qualified/registered practitioner of Myers Briggs Psychometric Assessments (MBTI) she is also a qualified assessor of the Quintax Personality Questionnaire (certified by the British Psychological Society).
Susan Moore - Consultant
She spent 20 years as a PA working at director level for leading financial institutions in London and abroad. During this time she has managed teams, led projects, organised events while liaising with clients and the media. Susan founded Moore VA in 2006 and is winner of the National Virtual Assistant of the Year 2008. Today she manages a diverse portfolio of clients with her team of associate Virtual Assistants and helps clients raise their profile through speaking and writing. Susan has been involved with the charity RAFT (Restoration of Appearance and Function Trust) for a number of years.
Victoria McMillan - Consultant
She works with organisations during times of change, applying strategic thinking skills and strong business acumen to leave a legacy of increased confidence and competence. Her portfolio includes empowering people whilst outsourcing a finance department to India for a global bank, simplifying a complex manufacturing HR transformation across the America’s and equipping strategy partners at a top 4 Professional Services firm. Victoria has a track record of meeting and exceeding clients expectations while bringing fun and a pragmatic approach. She combines a rare intuition with deep understanding of people and a firm grasp of processes. In 2011 she spent one month designing and delivering educational activities for a children’s charity based in Uganda.