Carol Hipkiss Spencer
Carol has worked alongside CEOs, directors and senior Managers across many senior and national roles for over 30 years. Working in the public, private and not for profit organisations, she has become a successful and confident leader. Holding roles such as Head of Industrial Relations, Head of Learning & Development and HR Director, have resulted in a depth and breadth of HR expertise at both generalist and specialist levels. With a strong track record of successfully managing industrial disputes in a large, complex, and often volatile unionised environment, she has also specialised in individual and group development. A Post-Graduate and Fellow of the CIPD, Carol is accredited in mediation, executive coaching, and is a practitioner of MBTI. Carol has also successfully completed an Executive Leadership Development Programme on Strategic Leadership at Oxford Said Business School.
Through these experiences she has developed a deep understanding of how powerful coaching can be to allow individuals to positively navigate their way through complex work and relationship issues to create a positive working environment and develop the skills needed to work collaboratively with others.
Founded on values of integrity, authenticity, commitment, compassion, and courage, and based in Central London, Rosie is currently coaching successful leaders around the world. Her coaching frees leaders from internal conflict and empowers them to take simple steps to change habitual behaviours, thus creating new and lasting impact on those individuals as well as their organisations as they become more effective at what they do, and how they do it.
In her coaching, Rosie draws on her experience as a remarkably successful and highly skilled Mediator, facilitating the resolution of conflict in seemingly intractable disputes with individuals in organisations, supporting them to find their own solutions, bringing lasting resolution. She also draws on her professional background in transformative performance in senior leadership in London state schools, over two decades. Rosie specialises in working with people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). This usually means that more time is allocated to any coaching process in order to make ‘reasonable adjustments.’
Agile Coaching, one of the approaches Rosie employs, is a pragmatic business approach to coaching individuals or teams, which is underpinned by an in-depth psychological approach, depending on the person and the context. Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, and relational coaching methodology form the basis of this, which involves raising awareness to stimulate change. The power of coaching has enabled them to develop their skills and change attitudes and behaviours, and as the gap has closed between their potential and their current state, internal conflict has been untangled, creating a field of possibilities going forward.
Recent and ongoing clients have included team coaching for one of the Royal Colleges in London, and individual coaching assignments with a senior Cardiologist, an ambassador, a senior partner at a Global Organisation and the COO of a UK charity.
Liz is an experienced organisation development consultant, leadership coach and team facilitator. She works alongside CEOs, directors, and senior managers to find solutions to complex work dilemmas.
Having begun her career managing a hospital in Pakistan, Liz has worked in senior operational management in the European travel industry, and as the Head of Organisation Development in the international aid sector.
Through these experiences she has developed a deep understanding of what it takes to work in complex environments to create positive workplace cultures, build cohesive teams and develop the skills needed to work collaboratively with others.
In her spare time Liz loves walking in the Lake District and is the Chair of Governors at a local secondary school.
Kev brings values of cooperation and cross-cultural communication to his craft. A qualified coach with a L5 Mentoring and Executive Coaching qualification, Kev also has over 25 years’ investigative experience in two UK police forces. As a nationally accredited senior detective, he accrued extensive knowledge of specialist police areas, including counter terrorism, professional standards, economic crime, safeguarding and frontline policing.
A collaborative, intuitive and plausible relationship builder, Kev excels at joint working: he negotiates effectively, understands the perspective of others, and easily finds points of engagement.
In his spare time, Kev plays seven-a-side football and is a Cadet Forces Adult Volunteer.
James has over 25 years of successfully turning around and building businesses. He believes this has only been achieved through coaching and developing people within the teams. Coaching has been an ever-present foundation of the work culture he builds as a manager. James sees coaching managers to their own success pathway as a thrilling aspect of his work that he never tires of, and he sees watching confidence grow and lightbulb moments illuminate this pathway is an absolute joy.
James feels that coaching can provide a confidential space for a gradual awakening of inner strengths and ideas, as well as a space where you hear what you need to hear, not what friends and family think you want to hear. It is part of his business life that really provides him with as many learning and eureka moments as his client’s experience. James sees coaching as such a satisfying and rewarding past-time – they say if you love what you do, it is not a job!
James is a member of the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) and recently completed his ILM Level 5 Certificate in Organisational Coaching and Mentoring. James is also a member of the Association of British Mentors (ABM) and an Associate Member of the CIPD.
Andy has effectively coached many people in their careers over the last five years, assisting a cross-section of society at different stages in their careers. Experienced as an employment law consultant and practitioner with over nineteen years,’ Andy has experience undertaking and problem solving in the complex and ever-changing area of UK employment matters, predominantly in employee relations.
Andy is also an effective and engaging trainer, he uses a blend of strong public speaking skills with group and individual participation to ensure a positive learning experience that maximises outcomes and interest in the subject, ranging from the application of workplace policies and procedures to managing redundancies.
With over 17 years of experience, Andi Hargreaves is a veteran of coaching. So much so that there is little area in the public sector that Andi has not worked within, from the NHS to the Civil Service and the House of Commons.
Andi has excellent coaching and facilitation skills demonstrated at Board, team and individual levels working with internal and external coachees from many organisations including Save the Children, NHS Leaders during COVID-19, Judge Business School in Cambridge, Kings College as well as commercial organisations.
Outside of work Andi is a Trustee for Time 4 Young Carers, which aims to support young people with caring responsibilities to have quality time out be a young person, interacting with others. Andi is also an Appropriate Adult for young people and vulnerable adults in police custody.
For time out, Andi loves walking – with the exception of hills which she loathes despite climbing Kilimanjaro to celebrate a friend’s birthday, travelling – she once used her surname to claim she was a footballer’s mother to escape Sierra Leone, and watching sunsets with her family.
As a practitioner, Adé adopts a holistic approach to all aspects of his practice, this involves working with individuals, teams, and organisations to give voice to unspoken words and behaviours, with a view to them leaning into emotional discomfort, have conscious courageous conversations and co-create psychologically brave spaces. He is well versed in developing relationships and putting clients at ease, allowing them to enter a vulnerable space that facilitates self-awareness, empathy and transformation.
Adé has been a certified coach since 2010 and has worked with a range of individuals across different sectors, and organisational levels. He is passionate about exploring the individual’s inner landscape to see how that plays out in day-to-day interactions. He is also keen on helping clients identify any limiting beliefs or negative patterns that gets in the way of the best version of themselves and cultivate the necessary habits for consistent emotional hygiene.
Adé is a Certified Daring Way™ and Dare to Lead™️ Facilitator, programmes based on the research of Dr Brené Brown which explore topics such as vulnerability, courage, shame, empathy and worthiness. He has a Certificate in Coaching Skills and is a member of the International Coaching Federation, he is also a Chartered Member of the CIPD.