What we do

We specialise in bringing you thought-provoking, research-based development that enables your people to have purposeful and inspiring conversations across every aspect of your business. Working in partnership with you, we create unique solutions designed to fit your culture and support your aspirations.

We help you have thought-provoking conversations that...

  • Energise teams
  • Imagine the future
  • Build trust
  • Tackle conflict
  • Develop talent
  • Win more business

Meet the team

Our core team of professionals share a passion for developing the kind of conversation skills that shift mindsets to inspire people and power performance in organisations.

  • David McDermott
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    David McDermott

    David McDermott

    Managing Director - David specialises in business development solutions and has worked with clients all over the world. He is an expert in competitive pitching, consultative sales and negotiating. David is also extremely passionate about music. In fact, he is a walking encyclopaedia of artists such as ‘Yes’ and ‘Frank Zappa’.

  • Nicola Maxwell
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    Nicola Maxwell

    Nicola Maxwell

    Director - Nicola specialises in the design and delivery of development solutions for managers and leaders across a wide range of organisations. Her expertise lies in partnering with clients to identify the right development solution; one that’s bespoke and tailored to their specific requirements. She delivers engaging events that help participants develop highly effective management and leadership skills. Living on the coast, she enjoys running or walking with her energetic cocker spaniel and being out on the water with her paddleboard.

  • Tina Korup
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    Tina Korup

    Tina Korup

    Principal Psychologist - As a business psychologist, Tina has vast experience coaching and assessing leadership at senior management level. She specialises in leadership ethics and sustainability, working with leaders who are interested in creating a lasting and positive legacy that goes beyond the obvious boundaries of local results and profitability. Tina also consults on talent management strategies for leadership pipeline development and is currently completing a PhD in leading through complexity. Tina is known to be slightly obsessive about Danish furniture and interior design.

  • Coretta Barry
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    Coretta Barry

    Coretta Barry

    Chartered Business Psychologist - Coretta is a chartered psycholgist working in the field of leadership assessment, talent and development. She has worked with an impressive range of organisations to design and successfully implement a range of bespoke assessment and development initiatives, team development projects, one-to-one executive coaching, leadership and management development programmes. She loves walking in the Scottish hills with her two naughty terriers.

  • Tania Watson
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    Tania Watson

    Tania Watson

    Senior Leadership Consultant - Tania is an executive coach and group facilitator, supporting business leaders and senior teams to accelerate personal and corporate performance. Taking an outcome-focused and incisive approach, Tania quickly gets to the heart of the matter and is skilful at finding the balance between challenging and supporting her clients to make the necessary changes both at a personal and professional level. Outside work, Tania loves to express her creativity through writing both lyrics and novels and through singing.

  • Annabel Graham
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    Annabel Graham

    Annabel Graham

    Leadership Consultant - Annabel has extensive experience working in senior management roles, within HR in employee relations, policy and strategy formation, employee engagement, L&D and OD. She is highly commercial with a strong customer focus and has worked with clients in retail, financial and professional services, healthcare and not for profit sectors. When not surrounded by flip charts in the training room, she can be found hiking, either in the Bedfordshire countryside with her dogs, or up a hill in the National Parks.

  • Ernesto Moreno
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    Ernesto Moreno

    Ernesto Moreno

    Management Consultant - Ernesto has accumulated more than 20 years of consulting experience in the areas of organisational development, change management and people development. His client experience covers public, private and non-profit organisations both in the UK and abroad and he is a specialist in leadership development and behavioural change. Ernesto is also an accomplished entrepreneur who has set up a number of successful businesses. Originally from Venezuela, Ernesto has been living in the UK since 2003. He is passionate about travelling and has visited more than 52 countries across all continents. When he isn't working or travelling, he is developing his own business ventures or playing with Benji, his Jack Russell puppy.

  • Mark Hayes
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    Mark Hayes

    Mark Hayes

    Business Development Consultant - Mark is an accomplished L&D professional and is particularly skilled in delivering sales and business development solutions. He has extensive international L&D project experience in Europe, the Middle-East, USA and the South Pacific. Mark was fortunate to be invited to join a crew to sail the Atlantic from Boston to Cowes via the Azores aboard Yellow Drama IV (RTYC).

  • Rebecca Stevens
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    Rebecca Stevens

    Rebecca Stevens

    Leadership Consultant - Rebecca has worked as a business psychologist, leadership coach and organisation development consultant for over 20 years.  She brings a systemic perspective to her work with individuals, teams and organisations.  Her approach is inquiry-based, combining both horizontal (skills and knowledge) and vertical (mindset) development, which equips individuals to more easily navigate and thrive in today’s complex, unpredictable and ambiguous world. Rebecca enjoys running, cycling and walking, and living on a smallholding in Devon.

The clients we work with