Our Approach

We create business growth by unleashing the talent within your organisation. We’re passionate about the potential of people and the transformational impact of leadership in driving exponential performance and return on investment.

Established in 1998 we’ve partnered with over 1,000 organisations, growing their talent, building confidence and capability, shifting mindsets, behaviours and beliefs and skilling over 300,000 people to realise more of their potential.

We can deliver direct into your organisation with experiential, leading-edge facilitation, coaching, mentoring and blended on-line learning OR help you build your own internal capability with train-the-trainer for long-term sustainability.


Our purpose is to inspire ambitious organisations, individuals and teams to realise their full potential.

We partner with businesses who believe people are their greatest asset and want to optimise their capability, competence and confidence for real growth.

With over 20 years of experience, we blend solid business pragmatism with profound transformational change. Clients enjoy a ‘catalytic’ partnership with us, where we get under the skin of a business and its people. We’re brave enough to challenge, courageous enough to ask the tough questions and bold enough to go where others fear to tread. ‘Inspiring’ is the most consistent feedback we receive.

We live our values: Inspiring, Fresh, Commercial, Authentic, Purposeful, Catalytic and Collaborative.

The Team

Carole Gaskell

Carole, Founder and CEO,

‘Just imagine how dramatically different your life would be if…

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CB, Operations Director,

CB ensures the needs of our clients and…

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Nikki, Senior Client Services Manager,

Nikki and our dedicated client services team provide…

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Thelma, CRM Manager,

Thelma is our in-house CRM Manager…

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Dilley, Finance Manager,

Dilley keeps the wheels of finance turning within FPG…

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Alexis, Client Services Administrator,

Alexis is our office administrator maintaining…

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Sarah, Marketing Manager,

Sarah ensures the smooth running of our…

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Amanda Street

Amanda, Executive Coach,

“My approach to coaching centres on helping my clients…

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Carol Williams

Carol W, Leadership Development Director,

Jo Hancock

Jo H, Relationship Manager,

Jo works with our clients, prospects and partners…..

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

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.

Sheila Robbie

Sheila Robbie, Relationship Manager,

Sheila is part of our Business Development Team and…

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Sheila is part of our Business Development Team and will be one of your first contacts when considering working with FPG. 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.

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.

Danielle, Alchemic Coach,

‘To help people and organisations become who…

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‘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.’

As a coach, facilitator and speaker, Danielle is simply one of the most powerful, provocative, insightful and experienced available. 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.

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

David A., Executive Coach & Poet,

‘As a coach, I bring many years of senior leadership and…

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‘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.’

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 coaching style is client-centred and pragmatic. Where appropriate, the programme will include mentoring as well as coaching. 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.

David 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

David S., Executive Coach,

‘I am passionate about working with individuals who…

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‘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.’

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. 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.

David 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. David 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

Gabriella, Innovation Coach,

“As a coach, I aim to enhance leaders’ repertoires to…

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“As a coach, I aim to enhance leaders’ repertoires to adapt and connect across cultures without losing their sense of self. They become stronger influencers and communicators and savvier at deciphering cultural norms and leveraging cultural diversity. They develop their capacity to be more strategic and visionary and they address leadership behaviours that negatively impact their performance.”

Gabriella is a seasoned international executive coach and a best-selling author. A former Marketing Director with an 18 year career spanning across the globe, Gabriella 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.

Gabriella 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.

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

Gary, Insights & Team Facilitator,

‘I seek to use coaching and development techniques to…

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‘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’.

Gary is a Chartered Management Accountant with 10 years’ practical experience in management accounting and auditing. 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.

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
Jo Barker

Joanna B., Inclusion Director,

Joanna’s background lies in corporate sales within…

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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.


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.

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

Kate, Leadership & Team Coach,

‘My passion in life is enabling people – professionally and…

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‘My passion in life is enabling people – professionally and personally to unlock their power and potential. To help them live fully as the leaders and individuals they were born to be. I gently but stubbornly unlock the truth; drilling down beyond the superficial and limiting perceptions that encumber progress and achievement to get to the deep truth where, once identified, real, long- lasting change for the individual, team and business, starts to occur. My combination of support and challenge provides a safe but catalytic environment for clients to feel comfortable with their vulnerabilities yet inspired and motivated to achieve their personal and professional dreams.’


Kate’s coaching and facilitation style is highly supportive, collaborative and warm yet challenging, sharp and provocative. Known for calling people to action and account, Kate 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.


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

Linda Marsh

Linda, Executive Coach,

‘I approach my coaching with warmth, humour and integrity…

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‘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.’

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, she creates a safe yet challenging environment for her clients to enable positive personal and organisational change that delivers bottom line results. 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.

  • 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

Martin, Executive Coach,

“Coaching is all about encouraging positive change to…

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“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.”

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. He is passionate about aligning personal performance to business strategy and operating plans; creating ‘vision with legs’. 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.

  • 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

Pauline, Leadership & Coaching Director,

‘As a coach and facilitator I am pragmatic, supportive and…

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‘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.’

As an experienced Board Director Pauline specialises in organisational design, strategic leadership development and culture change. 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.

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.

  • 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
Sally Tanski

Sally Tanski, Leadership Development Facilitator & Coach,

I’m passionate about helping people be their best……

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‘I’m passionate about helping people be their best, enjoy fulfilling and motivated lives and achieve their true potential. I believe in the power that leaders have to enable people, and my approach to developing leaders is geared towards helping them do that. I have a growth mindset and believe in focusing on strengths to help people create lasting change and improve their performance and capability. I bring an enthusiastic, empathetic and participative style to the way I work with people. Listening, providing honest and challenging feedback with care and compassion, and creating the time and space for people to consider new options are key to the way I work.’


Sally is an experienced Learning and Development professional with a successful career in both the private and public sector. She has worked in senior roles within a range of organisations and has led her own consultancy business since 2001. Her work means she has a pragmatic understanding of the issues leaders and their teams face, and she brings this “real world’ approach into the work she does. A proud stepmum of 2, Sally is a keen cyclist and runner and a qualified Run Leader, which means she can support other runners in her local running club. She enjoys seeing how the skills she uses at work can help her and others in her sporting hobbies.

Sally specialises in one to one coaching, the design and delivery of leadership development events, facilitation of team events at all levels and in leading OD change projects. She has expertise in leading teams and developing and inspiring the people in them to achieve shared goals. This experience has enabled her as a coach to help other leaders focus on developing and motivating their team members. 


Sally has strong relationship building and influencing skills coupled with a track record of delivery and achievement through her career. She brings commercial awareness and the ability to understand individual and organisational drivers with an empathetic style that helps her build effective working relationships with a range of stakeholders. She’s comfortable working with leaders at all levels and is particularly experienced at senior manager and director level. Sally’s clients include Nationwide Building Society, Staffordshire County Council, Eon, AXA Wealth.

“Sally asks great questions, provides intelligence and expert insight into behavioural change and team development. She continues to be a great sounding board for ideas, passionate about great leadership, creative thinking and encourages a growth mindset always”     Director, Financial Services 

Training / Qualifications / Professional memberships

  • Qualified user of the Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation (FIRO-B
  • Qualified user of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Step I and II
  • Qualified user of the Strengths Deployment Inventory (SDI)
  • Associate Member of the CIPD
  • Certified Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic programming (NLP)
  • CIPD Post Graduate Diploma in Training Management with Distinction
  • CIPD Certificate in Training and Development

Nancy Kline “The quality of your attention determines the quality of other people’s thinking”

Sarah, Title, Specialism

‘As a coach, I aim to support organisations to…

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‘As a coach, I aim to support organisations to improve their inter-generational working. Many leaders struggle to understand Generation Y and are failing to effectively motivate and capitalise on the unique skills and qualities they can bring to an organisation’.

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. Sarah supports organisations in breaking down the complex world of the 4 generations operating in today’s workplace using an inside-out approach. 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.

  • 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 C., Leadership Director,

‘I am passionate about realising the potential…

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‘I am passionate about realising the potential of individuals and teams and about creating organisational environments which make this possible. My intention is to walk alongside my clients with total commitment to supporting and challenging them as they learn and grow through the next phase of their development, whether as a team or as an individual. At the end of the day, all of this is to enable them to be the best they can be and so be as effective as possible in their work and in their lives.’

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 specialises in working with leaders and teams, particularly at senior and board level. She 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.

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

  • 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

Sue S., Senior Facilitator & Coach,

“As a coach and facilitator I help CEO’s and leaders to achieve…

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“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.”

Sue is a highly experienced coach and leadership development specialist working with senior executives globally to create sustainable high performance. 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.

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.

  • 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

Tara, Inclusion Director,

“I am an empathetic and pragmatic coach…

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“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.”

An experienced senior executive Tara devoted her career to developing individuals and leading highly successful sales teams. 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.

Tara 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.

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.

  • 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

Tracy, Leadership Facilitator & Coach,

‘My reputation is built on being a pragmatic and…

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‘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.’

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.

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

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

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

Trevor, Leadership Facilitator & Coach,

‘For me, developing people is about creating…

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‘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.’

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.

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.

His style of coaching is empowering, calming, highly intuitive, respectful, wise and always positive.

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
Maxine Dolan

Maxine, Organisational Change Director,

A former Global Director of Talent and leadership…

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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. She is particularly skilled at coaching and supporting the executive level through periods of turbulent change.

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.

Guy Longshaw

Guy, Leadership Facilitator & Coach,

Guy is an executive coach, facilitator and mediator…

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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. 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. He has helped a variety of clients across a range of sectors including charities, city councils, UK Police Forces, marketing agencies and retailers.

Michaela, Leadership Facilitator & Coach,

Michaela is an experienced and values led Executive Coach…

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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.

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.

Paul, Leadership & Team Facilitator,

‘When I work with people I bring support, challenge and…

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‘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.’


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.

Paul is passionate about supporting individuals and teams to find clarity, purpose and inspiration in their working and personal lives, thus maximising their potential. He carefully manages his time between work and family life and is the proud father of a little boy and girl.


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

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

Sally, Leadership & Team Facilitator,

‘I mentor leaders and organisations wanting to…

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‘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.’


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.


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.

Accessing her two hats of Executive Mentor and Talent Director Sally is able to effect positive change on an individual, company and market level.

Training / Qualifications / Professional memberships

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

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

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