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Why us?

There are some great organisations and people out there and we appreciate you have a choice of solution providers. We hope you choose us! In making your selection you may want to ask them these questions.

  • Do they have a genuine passion about people, teams and their success?

  • Do they offer a bespoke approach - no 'cookie-cutter', off the shelf solutions?

  • Have they got experience of working in public, private and not for profit sectors?

  • Have they been leaders and managers themselves and thus have great respect for those with line management and organisational responsibilities?

  • Have they worked globally and appreciate the challenges and opportunities of cultural difference?

  • Do they have a framework to measure the impact of change at individual and organisational level?

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Joanne Holliday
Chartered FCIPD, PGCert, ACC
Iain Holliday
Bsc  MBA
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Jo brings a wealth of practical and professional experience to the table. Always pragmatic and straight talking, she will challenge your practices whilst respecting and celebrating the good work that you do. Jo brings an abundance of energy in all her work. Whether it is working alongside intact teams, developing an evaluation plan or facilitating first line manager development programmes, Jo’s enthusiasm and sense of fun are defining features of her style.


Jo worked for almost 20 years in both store and head office roles with Marks & Spencer before becoming freelance. She has since supported over 70 clients in a variety of different projects but all with the same goal of getting more fulfilment and happiness from work. 


Jo is a HR professional and qualified coach. She is a practitioner in MBTI, TRACOM Social Styles, NLP and is an accredited coach with the International Coaching Federation. Her experience in evaluating and measuring the impact of people based activity, brings an additional level of rigour to any intervention.


Jo’s glass is definitely always half full. She works from the belief that everyone wants to be the best they can be. They sometimes need a little help them get them there.

Iain has a strong commercial background, having worked for 20 years in both corporate and partnership structures. Iain was most recently Director of Learning & Development for Cushman & Wakefield EMEA Region, where he gained substantial experience working with senior teams and high potentials, in a multi-cultural international environment.

Iain's main areas of expertise include business development and facilitation of leadership and team building programmes, working primarily with high-performing teams.

In addition to an MBA, Iain is a qualified MBTI and FIRO B practitioner.

Iain maintains that life is not a rehearsal, sleep is boring and lifelong learning keeps you young! He is passionate about our planet, people and environmental issues.

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