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It's all in the Spiral
Meet the Team:
Joshua Chandler - BSc (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy / MBACP Organisational Gestalt Practitioner
Joshua joined Choose to Grow© in January 2016 to support our employee engagement concept. Joshua’s experience spans from his studies at Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute where he qualified as a Gestalt Therapist, before setting up private practice as a counsellor.
Today Joshua works for various organisations within health and educational sectors, providing counselling and facilitation for both young people and adults. His values motivate him to enable others to identify with their potential to grow, change and develop their quality of life and the relationships they engage with. He holds the view that all his learners are autonomous, self-determining individuals with the power to create opportunities and make a positive impact in the world of work.
Joshua specialises in Conflict and Anger Management delivering training to inspire groups and individuals to express themselves more effectively, enhance their confidence, and find fulfilment within their personal and professional life.
Miranda Jenkins - CIPD, Management Mentor, Trainer & Coach
Driven by her belief that we can achieve our goals and ambitions if we are supported in the right way, Miranda has been designing and delivering powerful learning programmes for 15 years. Her professionalism, commitment to client satisfaction and talent for people development always delivers programmes that make an impact. She is results oriented, an effective communicator & designs programmes that deliver the required outcomes.
As a Management Mentor, Miranda has boosted the management skill sets of ambitious professionals for nearly two decades. Miranda has always loved working with ambitious people who know they are capable of more in their working lives. When she is not busy with her own clients or delivering for Choose to Grow©, she also facilitates business events, speaks at conferences, and organises exhibitions. She also runs a Business Skills Studio where she delivers webinars and video tutorials, all aimed at sharpening skill sets, growing confidence, and accelerating performance at work.
Miranda’s coaching style is heavily influenced by the latest findings from neuroscience, which clearly show the importance of tuning into your own multiple brain intelligences to make decisions and to successfully navigate through challenges at work. With greater awareness and heightened levels of understanding, Miranda’s clients see clearer pathways ahead, grow new levels of self-confidence, and feel aligned in their thoughts and actions.
Miranda maintains Associate CIPD Membership, is on the Gloucester CIPD branch committee and runs the CIPD Learning & Development Special Interest group.
Donna Breed - BSc (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy / MBACP Emotional Well-being Consultant
Donna is the newest member of our team and is an experienced Humanistic and Integrative Counsellor. Prior to her counselling and psychotherapy work, she studied law and spent many years working in a corporate environment where she developed her engaging facilitation skills.ﾠ Donna has worked with young people and adults across various charitable organisations and in 2012 launched Horizon Counselling®.
Along with running her own business, Donna is also an Area Co-ordinator for a major Children’s Charity where she supports children and young people to reach their true potential. Her extensive knowledge of working within the third sector has made her an exciting new member of the Choose to Grow© team. As Emotional Wellbeing Consultant, Donna will focus her energy on supporting our clients to enhance their emotional resilience so they can focus on their challenges, acquire new skills and handle stressful situations with ease when managing and dealing with change.
Clare Coxshall - MSc, BSc (Hons), MCIPD, Organisational Development & Talent Management Consultant.
Clare has a blend of experience working across both private and public sectors in a wide range of industries, including Transport, Education, Housing, Defence, Retail and Telecommunications. Clare has over 10 years senior HR experience, having begun her career in generalist HR before specialising in organisational development.
Clare’s holistic experience, encompassing general HR, Talent, Organisational Development and Learning & Development allows her to create and develop solutions for all HR related challenges.
Clare’s passion lies in developing people. She brings enormous energy and inspiration that will drive her clients strategy and will deliver the results they want. Clare has been described as having infectious energy, which is due to her genuine belief in, and total commitment to, what she does. As an experienced facilitator Clare has an engaging approach and is adept at creating environments that drive high performance.
In addition she maintains Chartered Membership of the CIPD, and appears on the British Psychological Society Register for Qualified Psychometric Test Users. Highly committed to furthering her knowledge Clare has a wide range of other qualifications/accreditations including workplace mediation, coaching, action learning, 360-degree feedback facilitation, and is a 'Insights' Practitioner.
Sue Manser - MSc, LEOP, CIPD, Strategic Leadership Development Trainer, Facilitator & Coach
Sue is a creative Trainer, Facilitator and Leadership Coach who is able to inspire, motivate and challenge others both individually and collectively to improve their performance and potential.
Sue brings over thirty years experience from the healthcare sector from various clinical, leadership and educational roles. Her most recent role was as an Associate Director of Learning and Development in a large NHS Trust where she led a successful team of Learning and Development, Leadership and Organisational Development specialists for eight years.
Working as a freelance training consultant since 2013, Sue has facilitated coaching, team development and bespoke learning opportunities for a range of organisations as well as leading regional and national learning and development projects.
Sue has a ILM level 7 Certificate in Executive Leadership Coaching and is a MBTI practitioner.
Sally Watton - BA (Hons), AMIPD, CIPD, Trainer & Facilitator
Sally is a dynamic leadership and management development trainer with the enthusiasm and motivation to support learners in achieving their goals. She is dedicated to making a difference through fair and objective assessment and delivering innovative facilitated sessions.
Sally began her career as a Corporate Consultant and Senior Manager within a number of financial service organisations, designing and delivering training programmes across a wide range of subjects, from time management and customer service, to senior team development, and encompassing the complete training cycle. Today she specialises in leadership and team behaviour and delivers her material in a variety of forums, including the delivery of Leadership Development Programmes for middle managers across 5 major London hospitals. Sally has worked extensively within the public sector with County, Unitary and District Councils, NHS Trusts and further education colleges. She has also continued to work within the private sector across a variety of industries including healthcare, manufacturing, utilities and automotive. Across all sectors, she has designed and delivered bespoke projects together with some that are NVQ assessed, accredited or qualification based. Sally is also a qualified MBTI practitioner, an ILM Internal Verifier and CMI.