top of page

Our Development 
Coaches 

Simon_edited.jpg

Director and Lead Coach, Trainer and Facilitator

SIMON GRAYSON

Simon is an outstanding Learning and Development professional with over 15 years' experience of delivering tailored interventions to develop winning mindsets and increase ability, enabling people to surpass targets. This was demonstrated when working as the Elite Performance Coach for West Indies Cricket, supporting the team to World Cup victory in 2012. He has worked with large multinational organisations as well as SMEs across different industries including technology, finance, telecommunications, retail, hotels and construction. Skilled at designing and presenting a portfolio of bespoke experiential training and coaching solutions and creating powerful interventions. 

Simon's dynamic approach to assisting leaders in navigating change and rising to ongoing challenges resulted in the creation of Winning Within; helping people to win within themselves, within teams and within organisations. 

Charles_image_edited_edited.jpg

Coaching Psychologist

CHARLES WHATOFF

Charles works with individuals, organisations and families to help address challenges, improve performance and achieve valued goals. Charles' career commenced with military service then subsequently as a management consultant in a leading European consulting firm. Charles holds a Diploma in Executive Coaching, studied Business and Organisational Psychology at masters level and is accredited with the British Psychological Society (BPS) to provide Level 2 personality and occupational psychometrics. He is also a member of the BPS Special Group for Coaching Psychology.

Charles specialises in positive psychology coaching which is a scientifically grounded approach to increase wellbeing and build resilience and resourcefulness. He brings this and his extensive leadership experience to quickly and accurately achieve results.

lindsay left for web.jpg

Hypnotherapist and Workplace Wellbeing Facilitator

LINDSAY HEATH

Lindsay is a professional hypnotherapist using a wide range of tools including NLP and psychoanalytical techniques to support leaders and managers to create lasting transformation. Lindsay tailors the tools she uses to each individual’s personality traits, life experience, beliefs and preferences. She helps managers to connect to their own wisdom, overcome challenges, find their focus and motivation, manage stress, break habits and instill positive beliefs and behaviours.

 

Having previously worked in management roles Lindsay also brings her experience of managing teams and departments and her understanding of the challenges of the corporate world. She also delivers stress management and 'managing the mind' workshops to corporate clients. This combination of skills and experience ensures Lindsay can enable managers to be the best version of themselves and ultimately deliver the best results at work.

Paul biog pic.JPG

Actor

PAUL GIDDINGS

Drawing on over 20 years of experience within the TV, Film and Theatre industry, Paul takes techniques from the stage and screen to help individuals develop a more confident and dynamic communication style within the workplace. As Director and Producer, Paul has worked for some of the leading broadcasters in the UK and US, developing and coaching teams and creating exciting and innovative content for multi-platform environments. As a professional actor he brings a unique perspective to coaching and development, using a new skill-set of acting techniques to help engage confidence and clear, effective communication.

Paul has a real passion for working with delegates in one to one developmental sessions and using real-play techniques to produce those 'lightbulb' moments. This has proven to be an invaluable experience for executives, especially for those who need to have a challenging conversation with a direct report, client or co-worker.

Wendy Garrett.png

Mental Health First Aid Instructor

WENDY GARRETT

In 2018 Wendy qualified as a Mental Health First Aid Instructor as she wanted to improve the knowledge and support network of her colleagues and peers as well as diminish the stigma around mental health.

 

She has worked within the education sector for the last eight years, training and supporting apprentices aged 16-18. Wendy went on to join a university student accommodation provider as a Learning and Development Advisor. This is where she implemented a Mental Health strategy and wellbeing campaign which highlighted the importance of Mental Health in the workplace.

Since then Wendy has continued her development in the field of mental health and works full-time running courses to enable more people to be qualified as Mental Health First Aiders.

Jessica Shields.jpg

Mental Health First Aid Instructor 

JESSICA SHIELDS

Jessica is a mindset coach, trainer and NLP Master Practitioner working with individuals to enable them to achieve success within both their professional and personal lives. Jessica’s coaching approach is influenced by solution-focused coaching, Neuro Linguistic Programming and mindfulness. These collective skills help to create a coaching experience that is inspiring and empowering for the coachee.

 

Jessica works as an associate coach for ‘Coaching Inside And Out’ which coaches in prisons and is a founder of ‘Clued Up Coaching’ which offers mental wellbeing coaching services for students and staff in secondary schools.

 

Jessica is also a Mental Health First Aid Instructor, accredited by MHFA England, delivering the 2-day MHFA course and the half day 'Mental Health Aware' course to support organisations in creating workplace cultures that are positive and comfortable around the subject of mental health.

Let's improve tomorrow right now - Get in touch 

bottom of page