Meet the Team

Introducing our Directors & Associate Consultants

Our team consists of experienced and qualified professionals. All practitioners in their own right, they are subject matter experts in leadership development, coaching and OD consultancy.

Paul Beal

Paul Beal

Managing Director

Paul founded the business in 2008 and his role is to lead, develop and manage our business. Previously, as Executive Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development within the NHS, Paul held a variety of Board level positions working on transformational change across the country.

Paul’s passion is empowering individuals to meet their full potential both professionally and personally. Paul works with senior leaders to enhance their performance, build insight, and develop self-awareness of their leadership style and influence on teams which enhances organisational culture.

Paul is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and holds qualifications in leadership development, coaching, mediation, SDI tool and is a Strengthscope Master Practitioner. Paul is a member of European mentoring and coaching council (EMCC).

John

John Monahan

Director

John is an experienced development professional with a background in Organisational Development, Leadership Development and Human Resources. With experience spanning multiple sectors, John has held senior roles in NHS provider organisations and has worked at regional and national level as a Deputy Director at the NHS Leadership Academy.

John brings a depth of experience and understanding to our Organisational Development and Leadership Development practice; and has a passion for working with clients to enable insight and growth.

John is a chartered member of the CIPD and holds a Master’s Degree in HRM, he is an accredited Executive Coach, an accredited MBTI practitioner, a Strengthscope Master and a member of the EMCC.

Ruth

Ruth Wood

Associate
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Jodie

Jodie Wrout

Associate
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Fee Collings

Associate
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Maggie Hellier Woods

Maggie Hellier Woods

Associate
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Fiona Byrne

Fiona Byrne

Associate
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Julia

Julia Petherbridge

Associate
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Heidi Johnson Paul

Heidi Johnson Paul

Associate
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Joanne

Joanne Wright

Associate
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Ruth

Ruth Wood

Associate

Ruth Wood is a qualified coach, an experienced leader and a member of the International Coaching Federation. With 20 years’ experience of leading and managing in central government, Ruth has a passion for empowering leaders to get the best from themselves and their teams and focuses on coaching executives and leaders in the health, education and social service sectors.

Ruth has an M.A. in Politics, an M.Phil. in Development Economics and a Diploma in Performance Coaching (ICF accredited). She is also accredited in Strengthscope and DISC profiling. 

Jodie

Jodie Wrout

Associate

Jodie is a certified life, career and emotional wellbeing coach, specialising in helping individuals achieve the life that they want at home and at work. With more than 20 years corporate experience leading and developing large teams she has a solid understanding of the challenges and opportunities of working within organisations.

Jodie holds qualifications in Personal Coaching, NLP and Wellbeing Coaching, she is a member of the ICF.

Fee Collings

Associate

Fee has 25 years experience working in learning and development with organisations, teams and individuals in the public sector. Fee is a highly skilled facilitator and organisational development practitioner, working with individuals and groups at middle and senior management levels.

Fee is a chartered member of the CIPD, a qualified Myers Briggs Type Indicator and DISC practitioner. She has a Diploma in Counselling Skills, Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Coaching, and is an Associate member of the Association for Coaching.

Maggie Hellier Woods

Maggie Hellier Woods

Associate

Maggie is a coach and organisation and leadership development facilitator, with more than 30 years’ experience of working in the public sector. Thriving on helping people and teams at all levels to explore and discover their unique talents, Maggie uses innovative evidence-based techniques and a strengths-based approach.

Maggie uses her personal experience, skills and knowledge supported by Master’s level qualifications to work in partnership with clients to develop and deliver bespoke interventions.

Fiona Byrne

Fiona Byrne

Associate

Fiona is an experienced business psychologist and leadership coach, with more than 20 years experience of partnering with NHS organisations to support individuals, teams, and organisations through challenging circumstances and large-scale organisational change. As a coach, she has collaborated with individual leaders at all levels, from Board to front line staff.

Fiona holds both primary and post graduate degrees in psychology and is a qualified coach, and is a member of the BPS, ABP and the EMCC.

Julia

Julia Petherbridge

Associate

Julia is an innovative, values-driven, Organisation Development practitioner with more than 30 years clinical and leadership experience. Known for her high-impact interventions and her ability to challenge the status quo, her energetic style helps people to gain insight into their own beliefs and behaviours.

Julia is an accredited OD Practitioner and Advanced Transformational Coach, Team Coach and holds qualifications in MBTI Step1&11, Action Learning facilitation and 360 feedback profiling.

Heidi Johnson Paul

Heidi Johnson Paul

Associate

With more than 25 years of experience and success in senior leadership positions, Heidi employs her positive demeanour to support senior leaders and managers, teams and individuals in areas such as induction; team-building; managing challenging people; workplace culture; capacity building; stress management; life balance; imposter syndrome; confidence building; career development; and change management.

Heidi has a Masters Degree in International Leadership, is a qualified coach and delivers workplace coaching skills training.

Joanne

Joanne Wright

Associate

Joanne is an experienced coach, mediator, facilitator and organisational development specialist. She has a a calm, positive approach which helps clients see through complex challenges, enabling them to feel confident with the decisions or direction they need to take. Joanne specialises in conflict and stress using therapeutic coaching techniques.

She is a registered member of the Association for Coaching, the BACP, and is an ACAS trained mediator.