We believe our people are our greatest asset. Work with us and they could be yours, too. That’s because we’ve come from a diverse range of backgrounds but share a common belief – we only succeed if we help your people and business do the same. To us that means leveraging our coaching, training and development capabilities to empower your people and your organisation to excel, to empower your people and organisation to reach their full potential.
Since the inception of Bespoke in 2001, I have been living my own personal dream of working with people and organisations to support their performance and development.
My perfect working day is spent creating, writing or delivering learning programmes that delight our customers and move them closer to their personal and professional goals - with the occasional award thrown in for good measure. I am incredibly proud of our team here at Bespoke. They share my passion and their talent, expertise, humour and commitment are all second to none. They are the driving force for the outstanding partnerships we forge with our customers. My perfect relaxing day features family, jazz guitar, wildlife photography, swimming and beekeeping.
Throughout my career in the pharmaceutical industry and more recently as a business owner, I have had the pleasure of working with some truly inspiring people and hugely successful organisations.
The practical insights gained from these experiences have proved invaluable in helping me develop the qualities required to succeed in business, and in coaching, training and development. Successful business behaviours are transferable. Therefore, in my role as a learning and development consultant and business coach, I gain enormous satisfaction from helping others to realise their potential. Whether that be an individual aspiring to move into management or an organisation looking to transform the performance of their people. I am co-author of the book The PCG Team Builder: Creating and Maintaining Effective Team Working.
I’ve been coaching since I started working in sales in 1996. That’s when I realised that I got more of a buzz helping other people achieve their sales goals than I did achieving my own.
Then as now, I love helping people to find their own unique ways of leading and managing themselves and their teams. It’s amazing what people discover when they turn off the autopilot for a moment and remind themselves why they moved into a leadership position in the first place. Outside of work I coach a National League basketball team and follow Liverpool FC.
People have always fascinated me. I’m constantly interested in why we do what we do, how we must live our lives forward but how our past experiences impact the path we forge into the future.
I know that most people work to better themselves, to contribute to their life, family and work. And my passion is to help people find and realise their potential by encouraging authentic growth. I have been with Bespoke since 2012 and I am now achieving and relishing my own working ambition. That is, to deliver interactive leadership and coaching programmes that are research-based, performance-enhancing and, above all, enjoyable so that participants can meet and overcome the many challenges corporate life can bring. For some of my spare time, I enjoy reading fiction and walking our dogs. My wife and three children consume the rest of it!
I’m really excited by, and passionate about, the difference that great learning and development can make to businesses.
Whether it’s reminding busy managers of the importance of giving regular feedback, or launching a new selling framework, I’ve gained a huge sense of achievement from seeing these differences over the last 15 years working as a learning and development business partner. I work with our customers to ensure that they get the same sense of achievement, knowing that the time and money they’ve invested is making a demonstrable difference to their stakeholders and their business. Even when I take time out, I love to be active - my husband says I can’t sit still - and you’ll find me outside at every opportunity running, skiing or scuba diving.