Meet the Team
Our team consists of coaches, consultants and University faculty members, and is committed to enhancing performance. We have partners and associates worldwide. We also offer Skype coaching and coach supervision services. Please click on any profile to find out more.
Dr Sally Vanson
Executive Chair, Coach, Consultant
She brings grounded, commercial insight into all her work and her pragmatic style ensures early translation into business environments and ensures transformational results. Client assignments include various parts of the European Commission, The London Stock Exchange, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Astra Zeneca, Glaxo, Johnson & Johnson, HMRC, Bevan Brittan LLP, Harlequin, Mills & Boon, Kenyan Institute of Human Resource Management, Dubai Chamber of Commerce, Kuwait Ministry of Education, Blackburn with Darwen Council, various NHS Trusts, and Avon and Somerset Police.
Sally has enjoyed a broad career spanning the hospitality and retail industries, management consulting and automotive, having worked for Hanson PLC and Mazda Cars. Having completed her Doctorate and with a Masters degree in Organisational Development, she is also a Chartered Member of the IPD, has a Post Graduate Diploma in Strategic Direction and is a Master Trainer of NLP, Professional Certified Coach, Coach Mentor and Supervisor and an mBIT certified coach. She is the author of three books and designed and now directs the first NLP based Masters degree in the world. Sally speaks regularly at international conferences and is also a Visiting Fellow at Kingston University and University of Derby Corporate. Sally is qualified in numerous psychometric questionnaires including SHL OPQ, MBTI, EQi, iWAM and Extended DISC.
His unique approach enables organisations to maximise their productivity and performance. Current client assignments include GSK, Bevan Brittan LLP, Universities of Warwick and Bristol, and the IEE.
Allan has followed an international career, living and working in Texas for five years and latterly as a Director of Lucas. He has a PhD from London University, is a Chartered Engineer and holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Applied Coaching Skills, is a Professional Certified Coach with ICF, a coach supervisor and an mBIT certified coach. Allan’s clients include The Body Shop, New Look, Black&Decker, NatMags, Linkage International, Johnson & Johnson, Outward Bound Professional, Bourton Consulting Group, Second Sight and NatCen.
Dr Allan Parker
Director of Coaching
She is effective in working deeply with clients, offering them space and structure to achieve their goals and unleash their potential as well as managing change effectively, so that both individual and organisation benefit from directly building roadmaps to excellence. Her clients include CEOs, Directors, management teams and customer service and sales employees in Italy, Europe, Asia and North America. She works fluently in English and Italian.
Flaminia comes from a diverse early background in as PR, sales, employee in an insurance company, actress, teacher and event organiser. Since she started working in the organizational development sector she has been developing significant skills as presenter and change facilitator and trainer, as well as directing her attention and focus to coaching and mentoring. Throughout the last 20 years she has been intensely committed to her personal and professional development specializing in the different tools and techniques of modern psychology and neuroscience applied to personal and professional development. She has intensive experience in NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) and counselling, holding trainer qualifications in both disciplines and in mBraining.
Since 1999 she has solely worked as business and executive coach and facilitator in the corporate sector, funding the first coaching company in Italy – U2COACH – and working with individuals and teams to help express their full potential and put vision into action. She is a skilled facilitator, recognised for her ability to maintain empathy and inspire people in their development process, building their confidence and influencing skills. Flaminia runs the coveted ICF ACTP professional coach training certification courses and assessments.
Philip seeks to encourage and facilitate useful behavioural change: realising potential for individuals, their teams and the wider organisation. He finds that successful personal and professional development is founded on having the right conversations with the right people at the right time - conversations aligned with desired strategic outcomes. Outcomes underpinned by sound internal and external relationships that generate effective leadership in competitive and creative work environments.
Personal Philosophy: Most motivated by realising potential for individuals and teams - with integrity (wholeness), everything belongs – context and desired outcome are key. ‘Busyness is an all-round killer!’ Grow the common ground and celebrate our differences.
Philip initially joined HSBC and worked in the London, Paris and Singapore offices. On returning to London, he moved into the commercial property services working with leading London Property Asset Managers, national Blue-Chip companies within the retail, financial, commercial, Higher Education and public sectors at local and national levels. He has 10 years’ experience coaching in professional with technical experts in transition who are now responsible for growing the business, its capacity and capability. He works face-to-face and virtually in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Seeing beyond the ‘now’ to the potential in people, teams and organisations signifies the essence of his approach. This involves coming alongside Senior Professionals and their teams to help develop sustained internal capability and strategic thinking. Life is rarely black and white - more shades of grey - and the ability to think with clarity through the grey and harness the best of ourselves and others is central to achieving success.
The level of self-awareness and awareness of what motivates others in an organisations can be measured by the quality of their internal and external relationships working on these in context often lies at the heart of generating effective behavioural.
Philip has developed a diverse client base in UK and overseas – commercial and not for profit/adding value. He is a mentor and coach to a number of talented artists and coaches young people starting out as well as more mature clients needing career review and preparation for interview. He is an authorised Mentor and Coach in the Church of England, Diocese of Canterbury. Philip is a qualified organisational coach supervisor and offers coach supervision on an individual and group basis.
Philip J H Crocker
Director of Client Relationships
Lead coach for young professionals
She graduated with a BA in Business Studies from Sheffield Hallam University, is currently completing a PG Cert. in Applied Coaching, is an ANLP Certified NLP Practitioner, holds an ICF Professional Coaching Skills qualification and is trained in the Extended DISC behavioural psychometric. She has received glowing reports from her work at The Bank of England and in the retail sector and is available to coach private clients in the South Yorkshire area. In her spare time Lucy travels extensively, particularly enjoys music festivals and is keen to evolve her career in the world of corporate HR.
Whilst at the BBC her work including Breakfast Time, Breakfast with Frost, World News and Newsround, and Directed live channels, including the international World News and BBC Prime, and the UKTV channels, Nessa ‘downsized’ moving to Cheltenham. Initially, she worked in a tennis club while buying property in Montenegro with a view to developing luxury apartments (yet to happen!), and latterly, for an international organisational development company, before moving to Bradford on Avon and setting up her own Virtual PAing business. She has now joined TPS, assisting the team with the day to day running of the company.
PA to Executive Chair and Directors
Ma Cecilie Steenland
This enables her to inspire practical solutions for transforming personal and business performance.
She works with clients as diverse as legal and financial services, hospitality, prisons, retail and professional services, the private and public sector.
Some of her clients confirm:
“Everything that I put forward was taken at face value. Cecilie is a great listener and gives good answers. Her style was just very inspirational.”
“By thinking differently to how I normally do, I came to realize that I wanted to hold a workshop for my department.”
“I was being asked questions in a way that helped me to think differently, that I would not necessarily have managed by myself. This was very helpful and ensured good progress in the work.”
“My experience was that the work was very targeted and concrete. It was a red thread throughout the work we did. This made me feel that I got to follow up on the things which I decided to work with on with the coaching.”
Cecilie is people oriented and believes in their power to make changes. She is respectful in her work with clients and their opinions and beliefs, and uses their engagement to create new insights.
As well as developing and structuring groups and teams, processing personal development, coaching and mentoring. She has
in-depth knowledge within the field of coaching and facilitating. Hanna has been a coach for group executive management since 1993. Hanna has developed and delivered several internal leadership programs including coaching. Together with NTNU Gjøvik (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) she has developed and delivered a Leadership program. Hanna developed the Leadership Training Program for Lillehammer 1994 Olympics and she trained the internal trainers who delivered the program.
Hanna has worked as a consultant, facilitator and coach with non-profit organisations, Governmental ministries, Finance, Pharmaceutical, Technology, Healthcare, Industry, Media and Real Estate development and management.
During the last 25 years, Hanna´s focus in business has been working on both the organizational and personal axis for furthering the strategic and operational goals of her customers. This means an extensive experience with change management. Hanna has in-depth knowledge within the field of coaching and facilitating, and has coached some of the group executive managers for Lillehammer 1994 Olympics and Salt Lake 2002 Olympics and has coached executive managers and trainers responsible for large events.
Hanna is working with sustainable changes through processing visions and strategic goals to meet the environment and customer expectations and needs. Together with management, she is working with leadership development and teambuilding, using coaching, facilitating, mentoring and personal analysis. Hanna is also facilitating groups and pairs from conflicts to resources.
In 2012 Hanna became a global partner with TPS, based in England.
|Hanna is based in Oslo, Norway and offers coaching via Skype as well as face-to-face sessions.
She lives with her husband in Oslo and has two grown up children and four grandchildren. Hanna studies Holistic Pilates.
Partner; Norway, Accredited Coach Programmes
Director of NLP Programmes
Jeremy trains on NLP courses ranging from short business courses to the NLP trainer’s training. His courses are recognised by the ANLP and the Association for Coaching. Given his background as a former Finance Director, Corporate Treasurer and Management Consultant, a significant amount of his coaching and training practice has been in the business world. His corporate clients have included Barclays Bank plc, Bedfordshire Police, British Telecommunications plc, BucksSport, Cardiff University, Halifax Bank of Scotland plc, Lloyds Pharmacy, Reuters plc, Sony BMG, SportsCoachUK, T-Mobile, Vodafone plc, West Midlands Strategic Health Authority to name but a few.
Jeremy is also a former semi-professional goalkeeper, and since 2005 he has developed an NLP sports coaching practice, and worked with Premier League football and rugby clubs, international athletes and high-profile sports organisations. He runs NLP-related sports certification courses, including an NLP Sports Practitioner. He is researching motivational strategies used by football coaches when coaching premier league goalkeepers.
Using a unique new understanding of ‘functional neuroplasticity’ – the brain’s ability to change and rewire itself – Dr Concorde has created the means for rapidly developing the ‘ultimate 21C mindedness’ in individuals. This includes the fluid, systematic, complex, non-linear thinking required for people to succeed in today’s turbulent, rapidly-changing business contexts.
She is a stimulating and thought-provoking catalyst of organisational change, working with executive boards to profoundly interrogate and re-evaluate business strategy and organisational resource leverage in light of challenging contextual conditions.
Alex lectures on BSc and MSc courses and is a popular keynote speaker both in the US and the UK. In 2006 she was selected to represent the Royal Society of Medicine at a landmark event at Buckingham Palace for British Innovators in Science.
Dr Alex Concorde
Director of Research and Development
Lead Consultant on Educational Applications
She began her career as a teacher working in the UK and the Middle East before moving into management roles and eventually the world of corporate training and coaching.
As a trainer Julia works across a variety of sectors most recently in the renewable energy field where she has been carrying out behavioural change coaching and performance improvement coaching with middle and senior managers as well as providing training courses for managers to develop their coaching skills as part of their management portfolio.
Julia has trained managers and practitioners across all organisational levels. Her training and facilitation experience ranges from the design and delivery of training and self-assessment to the facilitation of the further professional development. She has worked with governing bodies and senior management teams on strategic planning and supports Master Trainers in the quality development of their programmes.
Building on her education experiences, her involvement in quality improvement initiatives includes process improvement and team development projects together with work with key partners to facilitate post course evaluation. Julia’s research into learning practices at Masters level is being developed as part of a PhD programme.
Julia tutors on the Performance Solution MA in Coaching and the Professional Coaching Skills Certificate. She attends regular coach supervision and is about to submit her portfolio for upgrading her Coach Accreditation through the International Coach Federation.
Grace offers a strong combination of capabilities in workplace research, analysis, and design of organisational development solutions. Grace is qualified in the delivery of various psychometrics, is an NLP Trainer, a certified coach and qualified as a Coach Supervisor on the first ever Coach Supervision Diploma to be run in Perth. Her current research is focused on the role of emotion in Coaching.
As a consultant, Grace brings insight into the value of the alignment of individual and organisational needs, as well as the power of leadership and good management systems for enabling organisational outcomes.
As a coach, Grace brings a focus on clear outcomes and an ability to facilitate a person in their choice to be more flexible in patterns of behaviour and emotion.
Outside of work, Grace enjoys the creative arts and is a Board member of the Community Arts Association of WA.
Partner, TPS programmes in Perth, Australia
Partner, TPS programmes in Ireland
Throughout his career, he has worked at all levels of the supply chain from direct sales, all the way up to procurement and data management. This gives him a unique skill set and a very practical perspective in the supply chain processes and management.
Denis has a variety of professional qualifications which include Practitioner and Master Practitioner in NLP, Diploma in Executive & Life Coaching, Special award (Master Degree level) in Emotional Intelligence, FETAC Train the Trainer Certification and Extended DISC & iWAM Trainer & Test Assessor. He is an mBIT certified coach and has a Masters degree in Coaching and NLP.
Denis is a firm believer in professional development. He is very interested in Non-verbal Communication and has delivered unique programmes in communication-based around the area of NVC. He is driven to developing ways to link hard business processes with the cognitive skills required to run them.
He also believes in the academic needs of the Coaching and NLP fields and is a vocal advocate for the formal training and accreditation of professional coaches.
Wilbert’s unbridled enthusiasm for people, their opportunities and the way people create their realities combined with his ability to not just work with the individual but with the whole system, has enabled him to work with individuals and groups and transform their way of being. Wilbert has worked with Top Fortune 500 businesses. His light-heartedness combined with his pragmatic and spellbinding approach have reached more than 10,000 people from all over the world through training and coaching in NLP, Leadership Programmes and Coaching Programmes. He is a Master Trainer of NLP, a Professional Certified Coach, an mBIT Certified Trainer and is currently researching into emotionally intelligent leadership traits. Wilbert is very passionate about human potential and possibilities, and is fuelled by the conviction that every person has a right and an obligation to use their full potential; he values integrity, flexibility and authenticity and demonstrates commitment in all his endeavours.
Wilbert has created the Dynamic Creation Foundation that supports projects in Africa, Cameroon and Australia that have their roots in education.
Partner, TPS programmes in The Netherlands