Alexandra began her career in change consulting in the City of London before moving to Ashridge Business School where she built the successful sustainability consulting practice. She developed the Talik model through her action research based doctorate focused on engagement with sustainability.
Natural habitat: Dog-walking in local woods or singing and dancing at open mic evenings.
Ann’s real passion and expertise is in creating environments for challenge, experimentation, reflection and learning and then translating this into daily organisational life. Leaders of organizations, which have been stuck in repeating cycles of so-called transformation, come to Ann, when they want to discover a way to genuinely make a shift in their culture and ways of working. She develops novel leadership development and culture change processes, which break the mould.
She believes deeply in the power of connected groups in organizations and is a skilled (if somewhat challenging) group facilitator.
She is dedicated to building internal coaching or OD capacity within organisations – she has led accredited programmes for internal coaches and change consultants She is a member of faculty on the highly respected Ashridge Masters in Executive Coaching.
Natural habitat: with her shoes off.
Specialising in presentational confidence building, Larry helps people to communicate with free, self-assured voices and unfettered physicality.
Larry spent 16 years “in the trenches” of the theatre and education sectors – facilitation the hard way! - and has capitalised on his acting, teaching and artistic experience to bring a unique perspective to Presentation Coaching, Facilitating and Graphic Facilitation.
He works at Executive and Board level in international business, non-profits and foundations, creating Graphics, facilitating at all levels, coaching groups and individuals to develop presentational skill and equipping speakers for the professional conference circuit.
Larry holds Postgraduate qualifications in Teaching and Acting. He has a mellifluous voice and a ready smile.
Natural Habitat: On Stage. On Screen. On it
He is hard to beat at helping executives maintain rigour whilst engaging in the complex social dynamics of any significant personal or organisational development. His analytical skills from McKinsey & Company and Accenture support the relational approaches he developed at Ashridge Business School. Serving Ambassadors, Directors, Partners and Senior Civil Servants, he is often a ‘consultant to the consultants.’
His work is grounded in experience of Founding CXO roles at charities including Teach First. His perspective is enriched by recent years at Taoist kung fu schools in China, Buddhist temples in SE Asia and teaching on international MBA and MPP programmes.
Natural habitats: sitting down as a meditator or standing up as a comedian.
Known for her straightforward, honest and empathic approach, whether coaching senior leaders, creating strategy or rolling up her sleeves to help a campaign over the line, Emma is in her element when she’s inspiring positive change.
With a background in marketing and PR, Emma has more than 20 year’s experience in the profession, nine of which within a top FTSE 100 company where she created and oversaw the delivery of the multinational’s sustainability communication strategy.
Natural habitat: Happiest in wellies, either walking the dogs in the woods or working in the garden.
Sian began her career in the financial services sector and has since worked with organizations from a variety of sectors including telecoms, FMCG, entertainment, insurance and technology. Her current focus is on helping organizations and leaders rise to the challenge of leading for a sustainable world.
Natural habitat: Watching big waves on a beach or enjoying the social life of the local community-owned pub.
Clients include Marks and Spencer, L’Oreal, White Stuff, The London Fire Brigade, The UK Home Office, Imperial College, Hackney Borough and Brighton & Hove City Councils as well as many international cultural organisations. He ran the Victoria & Albert Museum’s Innovative Leadership programme for 8 years, creating a unique profit-making masters level development programme and creative sandbox for new organisation and leadership thinking.
He is a qualified workplace mediator and assessor of vocational and apprenticeship qualifications.
A former governor of two inner city primary schools, he is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Bill founded the Ashridge MSc in Organisation Consulting and Doctorate in Organisational Change, plus the Coaching for Organisation Consultants programme. He is a Visiting Professor at Middlesex University. He has a particularly deep knowledge of Complexity Theory and its application in OD. He specialises in coaching and facilitating Executive Boards and supervising coaches and OD consultants. He has used dialogic OD practices to address gender imbalance at Board level and has facilitated cultural change in local authorities. His clients appreciate his ability to be frank and courageous yet reflective and humble in expressing his keen insights. He enjoys working with OD practitioners to help them find their unique voice, express diverse views and minimise power differentials, address cultural norms and develop comfort with working in ambiguity.
Before her consulting career began, she led sustainability activity at a FTSE100 real estate company for five years, developing everything from Board-level strategy to grassroots activity. Previously, she spent 12 years working across brand strategy, marketing and communications in real estate, publishing, engineering, health & beauty, human resources, and not-for-profit sectors. She has academic qualifications in both disciplines.
Natural habitat: in the water
She is consulting supervisor for Ashridge’s coaching team and is faculty on Ashridge’s Coaching for Organisation Consultants and Masters in Executive Coaching programmes. She also Module Leader on the Ashridge PGDip in Advanced Coaching and Organisation Development Supervision.
For fifteen years, Charlotte was on leadership team at Metanoia Institute and is still visiting faculty as Primary Tutor of MSc Humanistic Psychotherapy.
She has published more than ten books, including Transactional Analysis – A Relational Perspective with Helena Hargaden (Routledge 2002), awarded the Eric Berne Memorial Award in 2007.
She works face to face in the 'here and now' to help clients understand themselves and their patterns, helping them to find creative ways of resolving their problems and crises.
A leader and business focused consulting professional with a track record of achieving sustained improvements in leadership impact, he brings a rich, international and diverse perspective, drawing on experience working in many geographies and sectors, particularly Energy, Technology, Pharma, Financial Services and Multilateral Development.
He works to create a safe and supportive environment which allows for limiting beliefs and assumptions to be challenged and revised, making space for behaviours that align with desired outcomes.
Stuart holds a master’s degree in Organisational Consulting from Ashridge and is now a student on the Tavistock and Portman foundation programme in Systemic Psychotherapy and as part of his study, volunteers time to help families in crisis. He and his wife have four children between them and he divides his time between London and the west coast of Scotland.
Natural habitat: on, in or under water...
Vicky’s work focuses on ‘Better Business’: Innovation in how organisations work and how they attract and manage talent and business practices for values-based sustained high performance cultures, using Responsive Working approaches and a blend of method, mindset and enabling environment.
Her visiting lectures include Personal Sustainability and Authentic Leadership at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge – Programme for Sustainability Leadership.
Vicky’s recent work has included C-Suite client engagements with RBS, Capita/O2, PepsiCo, scale-up DoctorCareAnywhere.
Natural habitat: Walking up Welsh hills, dragging her children/husband/friends
Natural habitat: lost in the woods, up to her knees in mud and surrounded by dogs
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Among the others roles David supervises on the Oxford Brookes coaching MA and speaks about the role of technology as a force for personal and organisational change. He is one of the founders of ProReal and continues to influence its design and application.
He is a member of the Stakeholder Group of a national project, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, to map the impact of mindfulness across society. He outlines his thinking, spinning out from Oxford, in Chapter 10, Making Mindfulness Accessible and Meaningful in Mindfulness in the Workplace, Margaret Chapman-Clarke Ed, Kogan Page, 2016. With a MSc in Fisheries Biology, his previous work included political, partnership and community functions in managing the commons––fisheries and waste.
Natural Habitat: Sitting round a fire, cooking a sea bass caught on a lure from the shore