Carol Wilson FILM FAC FPSA, CEO
James Wright MA(Hons) MSc, Head of Training
Tracey Woodcock, Operations Manager
logistics and enquiries. Always efficient and happy to help, Tracey is a key player in keeping our show on the road.
Michelle Drapeau, Project Manager
Sir John Whitmore, founding partner in Performance Coach Training Ltd
Sir John Whitmore was Executive Chairman of Performance Consultants International Limited. He believed in sharing the best leadership, social responsibility and other people skills among different countries and cultures for a sustainable future for all. A pioneer in the development of performance coaching, rated as the Number One Business Coach by the Independent Newspaper and as having had the most impact on the coaching profession by the UK Association of Coaching, John wrote five books on sports, leadership, and coaching, of which Coaching for Performance is the best known having sold 300,000 copies in 17 languages. John was instrumental in contributing to and approving to our foundation coaching skills courses.
David Brown, founding partner in Performance Coach Training Ltd
Previously adviser to Prudential Bach Securities Ltd, Macquarie Bank Limited and Hill Samuel Australia Limited, David Brown is Chief Executive Officer of Performance Consultants International Limited. David has contributed to the development of Performance Coach Training and Culture at Work substantially both creatively and in terms of business structure.
Wendy Oliver BA(Hons), Coach, Trainer and Coach Supervisor
Wendy Oliver is a highly qualified executive coach, coach supervisor, facilitator and leadership trainer who works at senior manager and CEO level. Since 1994, Wendy has supported teams, executives and organisations to achieve and excel in their aims through supporting and developing their people potential. Prior to that she gained her strong commercial approach working in senior sales management roles in the pharmaceutical and IT arenas; this experience supports her intuitive, inspiring and results oriented style.
Wendy is a Master Executive Accredited Coach and Assessor at the Association for Coaching and holds membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD). She has delivered training and facilitation for us for the last 7 years.
In addition, Wendy is passionate about the success of young people and works on a voluntary basis with the charity Youth at Risk, coaching 15 year old underachieving boys.
Dr Clara Seeger, multi-lingual coach and trainer
Previously an investment banker in equities sales at UBS, Clara has worked as a coach and trainer since 2002, specialising in neuro-leadership. She is the author of Investing in Meaning – An Alternative Approach to Leveraging your Portfolio and numerous articles about coaching and neuroscience within the financial sector. Clara is fluent and can deliver in Greek, German and English and regularly delivers coaching and training programmes for us.
Allard de Jong, multi-lingual coach and trainer
Fluent in English, Spanish, French and Dutch, Allard has more than ten years experience as a coach, trainer and leadership development consultant. Previously he worked as a corporate manager in marketing and consulting, covering a wide range of industries throughout Europe, North and South America and Asia. Allard delivers programmes for us all over the world including South America and Africa.
Completely blind since the age of 18, Lynn once thought she would rather die than lose her sight. Yet she has discovered the transformational qualities of darkness, with the imaginative and visualising opportunities it affords, and now creates workshops to help others explore its power. Lynn delivers communication and leadership training sessions which take place in totally dark spaces, where the group creatively solve problems and, being right out of their comfort zones, learn how adaptable they are. Lynn specialises in working with people in the creative industries and is an Equalities/Diversity Trainer providing creative interactive training to many organisations including Tate Modern, Ambassador Theatre Group & Ikon Gallery. She is the instigator of Experiences in the Dark creative exhibitions and business workshops that give participants a different approach to life/problem solving. Lynn contributed a chapter to the Association for Coaching book ‘Diversity in Coaching’
Darren Robson, philanthropist
Darren is a senior leadership consultant and founded the Ministry of Entrepreneurship, a charity aimed at beating the poverty mindset among disadvantaged young people, and for which we provide coach training courses to develop their life skills.
Paul Tabley, sports and performance coach
Based in Melbourne Australia, Paul Tabley is a personal, sports and transformational coach. His work focuses on combining life coaching skills with sports coaching, helping people to improve their game on the golf course, tennis court and in the arena of life in general. Paul achieved top 5 ranking as an international Real Tennis player.
Jeffrey Wotherspoon specialises in crime prevention and the rehabilitation of offenders whom he enables to use their strengths in order to gain a greater sense of self-awareness and purpose, and to achieve their personal and professional goals.
Jeffrey has a background in youth work and has supported some of London’s most challenging young people between the ages of 14-25 at the Kids Company, where he was a part of their High Risk Outreach Team. He excelled in his role there and was a face on their ‘SEETHECHILD’ Campaign https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omo7_MSdVVo
Jeffrey also has experience working with the Newham Youth Offending Service and volunteering as a Mentor for Trailblazers at HMP/YOI Isis. Currently he works with SparkInside where he facilitates workshops and provides one-to-one coaching sessions for young people in custody between the ages 18-25 years old, and supports high-risk adult offenders in an ‘Approved Premises’ for up to six months whilst they are on license.
Jeffrey is an ILM Endorsed Executive Performance Coach and Accredited High Risk Conflict Resolution Specialist. He is currently licensed by Crisis Prevention Institute as a Management of Actual and Potential Aggression (MAPA) practitioner.
In addition, Jeffrey is an experienced trainer who has worked in the private, public and voluntary sectors. He has trained staff and service users in a variety of programmes such as Coaching Skills, Conflict Resolution (Mediation) and niche projects which he developed on request.
One of Jeffrey’s proudest achievements was training six senior Governors who each run a prison in Kenya on a three day ‘Introduction to Coaching Skills Course’, via the Ministry of Entrepreneurship (MOE) and the African Prison Project (APP). The governors came to England for a two-month secondment programme, and upon leaving they made a list of the things they would put in place as a result of the training they received whilst in England; at the top of their list was coaching skills.