What makes us tick

We believe in balance, energy and transformation. They pervade everything we do and drive how we approach helping organisations regain their flow.

Balance means a lot to us, so we bring no preconceptions. We’re always open-minded and we never falter in applying absolute rigour and objectivity. We form very close partnerships with our clients because achieving their objectives takes real harmony and unity of purpose. We thrive on bringing balance into our client’s organisations too. Balancing seemingly conflicting dynamics; strategy with culture, goals with engagement and values with actions.

What we do takes a lot of energy.  Deep cultural changes require high-impact solutions. And we support our clients where they most need it. For us, future-proofing organisations and imparting the ability to self-manage feels like we’re literally energising them again.

 

Then finally for us this all about transformation. It’s about meeting change head-on with change. Every day we’re developing attitudes, perceptions and behaviours. And we never stand still for long ourselves. It’s our duty to continually transform ourselves through up-skilling and keeping pace with the latest developments in leadership research and neuroscience.

The People Who Make the

Magic Happen

Balance

 EMMA 

CARROLL

FOUNDER & DIRECTOR OF Learning

Emma is the heartbeat and driving force of the organisation. Passionate about creating an engaged and resilient workforce, Emma has been designing and implementing Learning and Development solutions for a number of high-profile clients since the company’s launch in 2015. Emma specialises in the ability to transform organisational behaviour to anticipate, prepare for, respond and adapt to incremental change and sudden disruptions in order to survive and prosper. Her interventions are developed with a 'systematic mindset' – they create alignment with the organisations goals and activities in a planned way, with a view to bringing about a particular result that will improve the overall performance of the organisation. Her motivation comes from her insights, experience and research into corporate behaviours that link with neuroscience. Her mantra is that future business world leaders must learn how to adapt, optimise and sustain their wellbeing and that of their workforce in order to perform in the challenging environments they face. 

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WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

She gets business, she gets people, and she has the methodology to build resilient organisations for the future.

WHAT WE SAY

Whether it is working with a cross-section of senior staff, being creative with a specific team or coaching individuals, Emma brings energy, balance and transformation to any orgnanisational development arena.

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PHIL

CARROLL

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Phil is a dynamic and forward thinking executive. He is the founder of our GROW 360 feedback tool and ensures the safe and efficient operation of our Organisational Development Function by giving strategic direction and operational decision making that meets our statutory obligations. Whilst managing all aspects of the day to day business and assessing our continuous improvement, he also uses his housing expertise to support and guide housing associations through tricky service transformation. His unique approach is easy for leaders to adopt into their way of working and puts customers at the heart of the provision. Through his innovation we

have been able to blend the expertise of the team and provide our clients with projects that transform their people and their processes in tandem, which ultimately delivers on performance.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

He quickly understood the needs of our business and proved to be highly effective at engaging colleagues and partners into his project management practice.

WHAT WE SAY

Thanks for organising the chaos! Your high standards, accuracy, thoroughness, and a keen eye for inconsistencies really helps us as a strategic team!

LESLEY

POWLES

LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR

Lesley uses her extensive knowledge and previous experience in organising and planning training interventions at Choose to Grow using our systems, processes and procedures.

She is highly organised and customer focused. She has worked within a number of L&D/HR roles in an array of industries over the past 20 years. She is our L&D Coordinator and a support function for the Choose to Grow Team. Lesley will do her best to support all of our Clients to providing an excellent customer service experience.

MIRANDA

JENKINS

Learning & Development BUSINESS PARTNER

Miranda has been designing and delivering powerful learning programmes for over 20 years. She has been with us from the start and has shared her talent, professionalism

and commitment to the huge satisfaction of our clients.

She always delivers interventions that make an impact and her facilitation and coaching style is heavily influenced by the latest findings from neuroscience, which means she is able to help our learners tap into their multiple brain intelligences to reach their full potential. With greater awareness and heightened levels of understanding our clients see clearer pathways ahead, grow new levels of self-confidence, and feel aligned in their thoughts and actions.

AMY

REYNOLDS

LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT BUSINESS PARTNER

As an experienced coach and facilitator, Amy helps our clients teams and individuals

understand what makes them tick and how to maximise their potential.

As a former Chief Operating Officer in the financial services industry, Amy understands the importance of engaged and effective teams.

 

Her particular strength is facilitating

thought provoking discussions using her intuition and accreditation in the Insights

Discovery Methodology.

Sally

watton

LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT BUSINESS partner

Sally is a well established, passionate and supportive member of our delivery team. She is very engaging and steers people to be the best that they can be through her coaching, facilitation and providing experiential learning activities.

She has various strengths when it comes to working with our clients, but she particularly excels in building a quick rapport with delegates as her approach is practical, focussed and engaging. Known for her conflict management expertise and her menopause in the workplace practice, Sally works with the majority of our clients on a daily basis to build resilience at work.

RUTH

WOOTTON

LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT BUSINESS PARTNER

Ruth is an accomplished facilitator & coach.  Her track record of delivering realistic and workable solutions to overcome business challenges includes streamlining processes, improving customer service and delivering leadership expertise.

Her passion lies in career coaching, talent management, developing and implementing innovative people strategies as well as driving employee engagement to meet future business goals and aspirations.

DAVE

CONSTANT

LIVE SKILLS
FACILITATOR

Dave transforms our learner’s communication and relationship skills through ‘Real Play’. He supports the delivery of our development programmes by linking up the theory and practice in a systematic way.

His learning-by-doing approach engages learners allowing them to explore and test different approaches in a safe yet challenging real-life environment.  His specialty is his ability to deliver valuable first-person feedback, directly raising their awareness of their interpersonal impact.

LIZ

GAIT

LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT BUSINESS partner

Liz joined us in the summer with a purpose. We were looking to expand our team of Insights Discovery Practitioners and she really dazzled us with her expertise. Her ability to energise and enthuse others so that they can realise their potential and capacity for personal growth and learning is second to none.

Her specialisms fit in with our vision and strategy as her mission is to deliver Transformational Leadership, Personal Development and Human Resources by using the art of positive communication. With an eye for helping organsiations future proof, she encourages our clients to work things out for themselves.

We know that with her belief this year we will support many of our clients to develop

behaviours that make for efficient and productive teams.

MIKE

SMALL

LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT BUSINESS PARTNER

Mike has over 30 years experience as a professional coach and facilitator. He has a varied portfolio from coaching aspiring young professional footballers to achieve their career goals to delivering sales training and coaching in the Pharmaceutical Industry.

His passion and his strength lie in supporting people to identify and realise their life goals, enabling them to become the best version of themselves, and boosting personal resilience. His rounded approach to Learning & Development is delivered through his Insights Discovery & NLP practice where he educates teams & leaders in effective working practices.

Mike is an experienced mindfulness practitioner and delivers organisational resilience through our innovative behaviour change programmes.

DEBORAH

MORGAN LEWIS

LIVE SKILLS FACILITATOR

Deb offers our clients a unique learning experience using ‘Real Play.’ Her ability to interpret different strengths ensures that learners come away from her session motivated for the next work challenge.  Deb specialises in workplace conflict resolution as she knows how this can undermine performance and productivity. 

 

Her ability to say what everyone else is thinking with ease ensures she gives a vibrant and effective learning experience.  Her bespoke drama-based training transforms workplace relationships & gives Leaders the confidence to build better relationships when back in the workplace.

SIMON 

MERRELL

LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT BUSINESS PARTNER

Simon shares with us his extensive experience in coaching, learning and organisational development, change leadership and talent management that spans over 20 years in a wide

array of industries.

 

We are lucky his areas of emphasis include helping organisations achieve successful change by identifying and developing talent and capability, coaching leaders and managers, facilitating collaboration, developing career pathways and improving performance.

 

Over the past 6 months Simon has been settling into the team and innovating a

team trust solution to add to our portfolio of development opportunities.

NINA 

LOVATT

LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT BUSINESS PARTNER

Nina is an experienced coach and facilitator known  for creating high impact, collaborative and motivational learning and coaching interventions. Passionate about ‘life long learning’ she is at her best when she is able to be the spark that ignites change for an individual, a team or an organisation.  

 

Nina is experienced at using the Insights Discovery and Clarity 4D models to support individuals, leaders and teams improve their effectiveness.  She is the co-author of the Round Peg Best Self Journal and uses the Round Peg Best Self philosophy in her work as a Coach. 

ANGELINA 

RIZZA

LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT BUSINESS PARTNER

Angelina is an experienced coach by making the intangible “tangible” -providing practical and pragmatic approaches to creating and embedding “real” change in behaviours and attitudes in Senior Leaders and their teams.

Abundant creative energy, warmth, and flexibility to engage fully with the leadership and workforce at all levels, enabling “brave conversations” around organisational and behavioural change, driving impactful results in collaboration, trust and productivity. A strength - based approach to support and coaching, showcase her ability to listen to understand the people she works with, building trust to uncover what is “really going on” under a teams surface and revealing choice and agility in behaviours.

With three decades of building high performing Teams across sector and industry her work  focuses on what matters for successful change- your people.

Utilising Insights Discovery and NLP as a foundation to her programmes exploring team and intra team effectiveness creating Leaders who develop their people to ensure ongoing talent and capability required for sustained high performance in our millennial age.