WHO WE ARE​

We help SMEs target and eliminate barriers to growth

Having successfully run and grown businesses ourselves, we understand your challenges.  Driven by a desire to help you succeed, we believe in using our knowledge and experience to help you realise your potential.

Working in partnership with us, you’ll have the resources, skills and confidence needed to take your business to the next level, no matter what challenges are thrown your way.

Sarah

Co-founder &
Director

An enthusiastic, energetic and positive leader who has spent the last 20 years helping SMEs attract and secure the right talent, whilst building her own successful company.

An expert in the art of recruitment and the process that needs to sit around it, Sarah has worked with companies of all sizes and across most industries.

Sarah is uniquely placed to understand the challenges you face in terms of attracting and securing talent, and offer the pragmatic advice and expertise that you need.

David

Co-founder &
Director

A highly experienced career coach, mentor, executive recruiter and development specialist, David will bring a fresh perspective to your business. He’ll help you understand how attracting, recruiting, retaining and developing the best people will transform your business and make it easier to achieve your goals.

When it comes to matching you to the right consultants, David’s years of experience will ensure the perfect fit.

Matt

Coaching, Transformation & Change

Matt is a passionate and creative business mentor and coach, highly experienced in initiating and leading business transformation and change. He has specific experience in building high performing teams that have delivered both effective organisational change and digital (IT) change. He has experience across Europe, Scandinavia and the Americas and has also lived and worked in the Asia Pacific region. 

He has led and grown numerous consulting teams – first in the ‘delivery of complex transformational change’ and secondly in ‘strategic change and organisational transformation’. He is extremely experienced in both working alongside and in challenging c-suite leaders.

Outside of work, Matt is a trustee of a charity that designs and manufactures 3D printed limb devices for children and adults who are missing limbs and is also an author and illustrator of twelve children’s books having created “Chops”, the world’s first limb different children’s book character.

Clare

Coaching, HR & Organisational Design

Clare has over 20 years’ experience within a People and Business discipline. As an HR and Change practitioner she fully understands the challenges and opportunities faced by business leaders within a complex and continually changing external operating environment. Clare has extensive experience working across a wide breadth of industries and sectors.

As a qualified ILM Level 7 Executive Coach and Mentor, Clare has coached in excess of 100 clients through the process of career and personal change transition. Clare’s approach is to provide a positive and engaging environment where individuals and businesses are able to explore where they are now, where they want to be in the future and to develop the path to achieve their goals.

David

Employer Branding
specialist

With over 20 years’ experience in employer marketing, David has enviable experience of shaping employer brand strategies for many SME’s, well-known blue-chip companies including Asda, LV=, The Telegraph, Autoglass and AXA and a number of government offices and local authorities.

He’s also led some of the most respected employer marketing agencies to financial growth, winning a host of creative awards along the way.

David is a regular blogger and speaker on all things Employer Brand. When he’s not doing that, you can usually find him halfway up a Welsh mountain on his bike.

Dolly

Team & Leadership
Coaching

Dolly is a highly experienced coach, speaker and team developer with contagious enthusiasm.  She has coached individuals and teams at all levels for the past 13 years and is a positive, strategic leader and natural communicator with the drive to make things happen. She has a wide range of experience in coaching, speaking and training across a broad range of industries including the technology, retail, media and charity sectors.

Outside of work, Dolly loves playing with her kids, is a keen sportswoman and is often helping with local community projects.

Kate

Coaching, Culture Change & HR

 Kate works with organisations who value their people and supports them in stripping back unnecessary red tape.  She has over 20 years experience as an HR Professional, working for the likes of Heinz, Boston Tea Party and ASK Italian. Using her extensive experience of transformational culture change and combining it with the latest knowledge and research, Kate helps organisations dramatically improve the world of work.

Through coaching, Kate’s empathy and intuitive curiosity enables individuals to identify what is holding them back and supports them to build their confidence so they can achieve their goals. Outside of work, you’ll find Kate with family and friends, thoroughly enjoying all things Devon – whether it be in the water, woods or pub.

Clare

Consultant & Coach, Inclusive Culture

Clare helps teams and organisations grow and prosper by helping them achieve a more inclusive culture. Her mission is to help businesses better reflect and connect with the society they serve. She is a consultant and coach with a particular interest in helping women into leadership inspired by being co-chair of Omnicom UK’s Omniwomen initiative.

As a consultant, she brings 15 years of experience as a Director in the creative insights sector in Omnicom and WPP. She is expert in the evolving narrative of visionary leadership and the policies and protocols needed to support the modern workforce.

Clare is an engaging workshop facilitator in-the-room and online. Whatever the topic, Clare believes in motivating teams to take ownership of the direction of change and to take personal responsibility.

She’s a mum of two teenage boys and a Hungarian Vizsla dog. She’s a yoga super-fan and goes to spin class to relive the vibes of 90’s clubbing.

Karina

Consultant & Coach, Inclusive Culture

Karina helps teams work better together to drive business performance and personal wellbeing. She is on a mission to build inclusive work practices to make everyone feel valued and included.

Karina has over 20 years experience in commercial leadership roles around the globe, where she spent her time building some of the world’s most loved and trusted consumer brands. She brings her global experiences of living, working and building businesses in a variety of cultures, alongside her personal perspective of being British, Polish, Russian, with a twist of Australian, to all that she does.

Outside of work, Karina has a long record of involvement in the community through board appointments and charities; from the Immigration Detention Estate, to Hospitals and Women’s Refuges. Having had her wings clipped through the lockdowns, she is dreaming of drinking Prosecco on the Italian Lakes!

Chris

Coaching & Change Management

Chris is a dynamic business change consultant and coach with a track record of delivering a broad range of complex change programmes and projects.  He has over 25-years’ practical experience across the public and private sectors and various industries: management consulting, defence, software development, healthcare, Home Office, mobile telecoms, automotive and engineering. 

Chris has worked at an executive and operational level and has significant experience of advising and coaching senior managers as well as personally delivering output. Educated to Masters Degree level in Business Management and Economics, he is a pragmatic employer of best-practice methodologies: MSP, ITIL, Lean and 6 Sigma.

Outside of work, Chris enjoys spending time with his young family and is a regular ultra marathon competitor having run events including the UTMB.

Monica

leadership development & coaching

Monica has a specialisation in leadership development and is also a highly experienced training facilitator.  Her career spans over 20 years in International and corporate HR across multiple continents and countries (UK, Australia, Malaysia, Switzerland, China and Hong Kong).  

Her own personal leadership experience led her to multiple senior positions across a number of global organisations and industries including professional services, finance, insurance and non-profit.

Now based in Hong Kong, Monica partners with local and international organisations and leaders across the globe supporting with them on their courageous journeys of personal and professional transformation and discovery. Her motivation comes from seeing her clients empowered and inspired to be the best and most authentic versions of themselves. In doing what she loves, she also lives and honours her own values and purpose of living and loving courageously.

Vikki

Wellbeing & happiness coach & consultant

Vikki is a Doctor of clinical psychology, happiness & wellbeing consultant, positive psychologist, international speaker, author, humanitarian, adventurer and believer in change for good. 

Vikki focuses on proactive and preventative strategies for forward thinking organisations, enabling them to create long lasting, successful cultures by putting the health of people first. Her client list includes education, healthcare, the armed forces, aviation, maritime security, law firms and management companies. Typically, she offers specialist consultation, inspirational speaking, 1:1 coaching, bespoke workshops and retreats. 

Bridging the gap between operational and corporate worlds, she designed and led a national wellbeing programme with Virgin, working alongside leaders and executives, embedding effective practices into company strategy and ethos, with sustained, outstanding results.  

Championing the Wellbeing Economy, Vikki promotes positive leadership and a movement towards a better world, by blending the wellbeing of people with wellbeing of the planet. She recently wrote a book about how to be authentically happy, which is in publication.  

She is usually found in the forest, sea or snow and doing what she can to create a happier world. 

Problem solvers

Helping you see the bigger picture

Forward thinking

Future-proofing your business

Collaborative

Working with you to find the right solutions

Integrity

Delivering exactly what you need, no more and no less

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What are we like?

Four reasons why you’ll enjoy working with us

Curious

Naturally inquisitive, analytical and challenging

Responsive

Tackling tasks with energy and passion

Down to earth

Honest, approachable and unpretentious

Professional

Astute, confident and know our stuff

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