Mark is a director of Healthskills, and his primary focus is in outcome-based facilitation, development of high-performing teams and leaders, and coaching individuals to tap into some of their unlimited potential. Clients describe his style as dynamic and enthusiastic, driven by a belief that personal development should be fun and that individuals can achieve much more in a highly interactive, goal-focused environment.
He has enjoyed over twenty years working with healthcare professionals; initially in business management and leadership development within the pharmaceutical industry, and since 2000, working directly with individuals in the NHS at all levels, with clinicians, managers and multi-disciplinary teams.
Mark uses many tools in his work with clients: he is a diploma-qualified coach, trained in step I and II of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator and an approved facilitator of both the Aston Team Performance Inventory and the NHS Leadership Qualities Framework.
Ian has worked at board level for over 20 years as an operating and main board director, as a non-executive director and as a consultant, coach and mentor. He has worked across a wide range of business sectors for blue chip organisations, and the Public Sector. Today he continues to be hold several directorships.
Pragmatic and hands-on, Ian coaches managers and directors to cope with change in both developing and turnaround situations. He has a track record of achieving results in tough challenging environments. His approach has been welcomed in both Public and Private sector assignments where he also utilises intensive coaching techniques with top teams.
Ian is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) of the International Coach Federation and an Associate of the Association for Coaching. He is also a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and The Institute of Directors.
Bob specialises in personal, team and organisational development, He has a strong understanding of the context in which development takes place, especially inter-agency settings and health policy and practice. After working with British Gas, the NHS, a university and an employee-owned consultancy, Bob is now using his experience to deliver innovative leadership programmes and support to a variety of clients.
Bob is passionate about giving space to leaders to reflect and understand their leadership and organisational dilemmas. He uses action learning, coaching and conversational approaches to make this happen. He is also researching issues around how leaders cope with demanding roles – the techniques they use, the priorities they set and the balance that they achieve. He has also contributed to international leadership programmes – working in Bulgaria, Spain and Belgium.
Bob has an interest in mutuals and social enterprises He sat on the OPM ESOT (Employee Share Ownership Trust) as an elected trustee for 4 years. He is working on the impact employee ownership has on organisations and the different demands it places on leaders.
Bob is Chairman of Somerstown Community Association – a small charity run by and for local people who live in the Somerstown Ward in Camden, London
With a career in the NHS spanning over 20 years, Dawn served 4 years at Board level both as CEO and Director. Managing Director of her own Interim Management and Consultancy Company for 8 years, Dawn has provided senior consultancy expertise to Healthcare Boards and Executive Teams. Now a qualified Executive and Business Coach, Dawn works with a range of executive managers and clinicians to explore a fresh perspective on career, life, relationship and personal development issues.
Dawn has a track record of building successful teams and is a natural motivator. With key skills in strategic change management, relationship management, and team facilitation, Dawn is able to bring a positive energy into coaching to enable each client to see their own true potential.
Working as an interim or external consultant has enabled Dawn to offer fresh insight to individuals and teams in organisations who are going through change or transition. Dawn observes “In difficult economic times people need to take time out to appraise how changes will have an impact on their lives. Coaching is such a worthwhile experience for those who take that time for themselves”.
Dawn’s coaching style is naturally empathetic although not afraid to challenge thinking. Asking difficult questions is part of the coaching process and this often results in new discoveries for many clients.
Outside of work Dawn is a passionate Rugby Union fan, regularly seen on the Twickenham terraces. She follows her local rugby union side at Huddersfield and has been an active club member for 11 years. Married to Dentist Gavin and with 3 children at University she loves cooking for big family gatherings when everyone comes home at term time. She keeps fit by walking on the west Yorkshire moors with the dogs.
Melanie is a business psychologist and coach, with extensive experience working in the learning and development profession both in-house and as an external consultant. Previously, she has worked as a subject-matter expert and organisational development consultant with Deloitte, KPMG, Morgan Cole LLP and other partnership organisations implementing national policy reforms. She regularly works with law firms, SMEs as well as public service organisations such as the NHS.
Originally trained as a clinician, she moved into learning and development after recognising the breadth of opportunity to support individuals to maximise their potential. During this period she has established a track record as someone who is passionate about people development whilst adopting a pragmatic, action-orientated approach to support individuals to maximise their potential. She adopts a flexible, open and creative approach, yet retains a clear focus on organisational outcomes and strategic alignment.
With a background in organisational psychology, she uses her knowledge and understanding of psychology and evidence-based practice to inform her work and support individuals to understand the dynamics of human behaviour and change. She has a specialist interest in leadership development, team dynamics and change management, and has worked with professionals within a range of industries including medicine, media, legal, engineering and financial services.
Driven by evidence and results, Melanie has previously conducted a market-leading research study exploring the influence of employee Psychological Capital, which is how individuals can maximise their potential and thrive. She has since developed an innovative programme to apply this evidence-based research to the complexities of the workplace.
Mike is an experienced, organisation consultant, with 10 years in UK Healthcare followed by 15 years in a major UK retail company with an annual turnover in excess of £11 billion and employees of 95,000. Mike is now in his 6th Year as an independent Organisational Consultant.
Mike specialises in Organisation Development solutions, both in the UK and in Europe. He is experienced at designing and delivering major programmes including change, leadership, coaching and team development; Mike is also a highly experienced Executive & Personal Coach.
Mike lives with his family in the North West of England, travelling extensively for work. He is an accomplished pilot and participates in outdoor activities for both recreation and work