Sophie would like to introduce you to a few of her highly skilled and experienced associates.

Paul Hargreaves

Paul is an engaging, energetic and creative trainer, facilitator, coach and actor. He has over 25 years’ experience in Learning and Development. He has worked in rail, social housing, insurance, charities and health. He has an outstanding track record in designing and delivering interactive, emotionally engaging and highly impactful behavioural change programmes. Paul has ILM Level 5 in Coaching and is an Associate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Sophie and Paul have worked together for over 15 years, on a wide range of highly successful assignments, including a number within the NHS.

Glen Hill

Glen trained as an actor at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and has over 12 years experience working with a number of health care organisations developing clinical communication strategies using role play and simulation. He is an associate actor at University of Birmingham Medical School assisting in the teaching and assessment of clinical communication skills at both undergraduate and post graduate level and is also an associate actor on both National NHS advanced communication courses ( NHS CONNECTED) and the CYP Advanced communication skills training programme developing the communication skills, competence and confidence of senior health care professionals. Glen is also regularly supports communication skill programmes with the West Midlands Newborn Network, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Salford Royal, University Hospital’s Nottingham, Birmingham Children’s Hospital and The Walton Centre Liverpool. More recently Glen has been working with clinical leads in organ donation exploring complex conversations around death and organ donation.

Andrew Norris

Andrew’s specific expertise is in people and communication. His early training as an actor equipped him with the knowledge, skills, psychological curiosity and insight to work as a trainer and coach with managers and leaders on both a cerebral and emotional level. Among a plethora of delivery styles, Andrew specifically uses behavioural psychological theory with ‘live’ skills practice and feedback to enable learners to understand the subtleties of their own and others’ communication styles. He has been working as a consultant for 20 years in a wide range of organisations and he is particularly proud of his work with NFUM where he worked as part of a facilitation team winning the Gold Brandon Hall Group Excellence award for learning and development.
Andrew is degree educated and holds a foundation certificate in Transactional Analysis (TA101) and a CPD Diploma in coaching and mentoring. Sophie and Andrew have worked together on a number of projects over the past 15 years.

Bea Devlin

Bea is a coach, mentor and facilitator with over 20 years experience. Her career spans the public, private and social enterprise/charity sectors, both in the UK and internationally, with particular emphasis on health, community development, the arts, finance and philanthropy. Collaborations with leaders, boards and senior teams have delivered excellent results for diverse organisations; from established multinationals and foundations to fledgling social enterprises. Focused on both results and process, Bea is driven by passion for the positive changes individuals, teams and organisations make through developing their insight, skills and confidence. She is regularly commended for her inclusive and pragmatic approach to supporting vision to reality.

Rina Mahony

Rina is a highly skilled educator with over thirty years’ experience in the training room as a professional role player for development workshops and assessment centres. She is passionate about utilising her skills and experience as a professional actress to benefit and develop others in the teaching arena. She understands the importance of offering contextualised, evidence-based feedback that is delivered in a constructive manner to best enable the growth of those in the training environment. Since 1991, she has been an associate with numerous leading drama-based learning and development training companies, in the UK and internationally, where she has provided role play, facilitation and more latterly 1:1 development coaching. She has a Level 5 Coaching Diploma.Rina has worked extensively as a coach and facilitator with the NHS, including the Leadership Academy and The University of Birmingham on their Referred Students Programme and their Referred Doctor Programme. This involves working with healthcare professionals at all levels, including Senior Consultants, exploring day to day issues arising from a need for improved communication skills. As a role player, she has been part of Advanced Communication Skills (Connected) courses for more than eight years. In addition, Rina coaches senior managers from PWC, global senior leaders at IBM and senior NHS clinicians.

Amanda Fisk

Amanda is a highly skilled and experienced coach. She has 30 years’ experience working in the public sector and NHS including over 15 years at Executive and Board level. As an ILM Level 7 qualified Coach and Mentor, Amanda enjoys coaching one to one with clinicians and managers at all levels of their career journey, helping clients to identify strengths and skills and to apply them to personal and organisational goals. Amanda often works with individuals on issues of confidence, self-esteem and resilience including those returning to the workplace after a period of absence and those experiencing workplace displacement, for example; through bullying and harassment or redundancy. Amanda’s interest in mental health and wellbeing is a theme of her overall coaching approach.

Gordon Gillies

Gordon has more than 25 years learning and development experience, working with individuals and teams enabling behaviour change. Gordon’s motivational and influential style has been highly commended by his many clients. His main focus area is in executive coaching and leadership development. He has successfully delivered development solutions in both the private and public sectors, across a diverse range of industries including luxury hospitality, rail, utilities, call centres, banking and finance, media, advertising, communications and entertainment . Clients include RBS, HBOS, Virgin Management, Virgin Limited Edition, Sky and Ralph Lauren. Gordon has a CIPD Certificate in Training and Development, a Diploma in Life Coaching and a Diploma in NLP. He is also qualified in a wide range of psychometric tools including MBTI, DiSC, TTi Insights and EQ Profiling.

Gilly Dowthwaite Wells

Gilly is an exceptional executive coach, psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer with over nine years’ experience. She is open and friendly with an infectious enthusiasm. Gilly has built an impressive track record coaching leaders, directors and high potential senior executives in a wide variety of sectors including health, engineering and energy. Gilly has the ILM Level 7 in Coaching and Mentoring and the Advanced Certificate in Executive Coaching. She designs and delivers bespoke training courses in stress management, mental health and personal resilience. Gilly and Sophie have known each other for a number of years. Gilly is a highly respected and valued member of the associate coaching and training team.

Nigel Davis

Nigel is a skilled and personable leader with 35 years’ experience as a practitioner leading and developing people. He is enthusiastic about development with a palpable energy and passion for improvement. Nigel has coached at Executive level and delivered and facilitated training on a wide range of topics including leadership and customer engagement. Nigel has enjoyed a successful career working for an International Banking Group, fulfilling a number of Senior Executive roles across Retail and Commercial Banking. He has international experience, working in the US, Hong Kong and Canada. He has driven change programmes in a wide range of organisations. Nigel has mentored and coached individuals both internally and externally, senior and peer colleagues. He has used his experience in facilitating Graduate Development & Customer Engagement programmes. He has engaged on external, cross corporate initiatives including coaching for the 30% Club (Marks & Spencer Executive) on Gender Development & Career Development of LGBT colleagues (Deloites.) He has also worked with HM Treasury developing an SME qualification for business growth.

Gill Brett

Gill is a conscientious and well organised Executive Assistant/PA with extensive senior-level experience within the public and private sectors. She has had a varied career, working for a variety of organisations ranging from an investment bank to a City of London Lord Mayor’s office. Gill has fifteen years of experience working within the health sector, both for the NHS and independent providers. She has held roles in acute, community, primary care/general practice and CCGs. Among Gill’s strengths are her inter-personal skills and her experience of dealing with a wide variety of people, including the Press, Members of Parliament and the general public.