Phil Sampson is an expert strategist who has a deep understanding of Leadership, Organisational Culture, Incident Management and Cyber Security and how they influence organisational development and future success.
He joined the Royal Marines in 1978 having been brought up in Kenya. Phil had a diverse and interesting military career as a counter terrorism expert, he served in Whitehall during the 9/11 attacks and was later seconded to the Security Service where he was prominent in founding the strategically important UK Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre. Whilst there he was the author of the National Security threat levels before working with the US National Counter Terrorist Center. He later commanded the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines and Royal Marines Tyne.
Phil left the Royal Marines in 2009 to found Sampson Hall Ltd, an organisation that delivers success to modern organisations using lessons drawn from the military, Government and business.
Today his expertise delivers strategy, leadership, teamwork, cultural change and compliance work into private, third and public sector organisations. He is a dynamic and engaging speaker and facilitator and will lead any group to their chosen end state or desired outcome.
Phil believes that organisational development and transformation is achieved through the development of people and he utilises proven metrics and analysis such as i3 profiling, Mental Toughness, developed with Sir Clive Woodward, plus Sampson Hall’s Gordian Model to enhance and importantly evidence this. These tools help an organisation recognise and develop talent and opportunities that exist within it.
As a coach Phil has worked globally with senior leaders in developing their leadership style, personal branding and strategic understanding. He is a performance coach who focuses on delivering the desired outcomes through coaching and mentoring programmes.
Phil has a level 7 Certificate in Leadership and Management, is a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management (FInstLM) and a Member of the Association of Professional Coaches, Trainers and Consultants.
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Susanne has over 25 years’ experience working within the recruitment and employability sector, and as a Fellow of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation has subsequently established herself as a highly respected and accomplished recruiter, adviser and career/ outplacement coach.
Susanne has worked in successful partnership with many national and small to medium organisations, offering bespoke recruitment solutions and career / outplacement coaching to employers and individuals seeking work. Adding greater value, her contacts benefit from a variety of events hosted through her long-standing relationship with the Muckle LLP Employment Law Team.
Combined with her experience & achievements Susanne has a natural ability to work alongside individuals & businesses providing practical advice, encouragement & inspiration, effectively supporting a variety of talent management projects.
As a coach and adviser her aspiration is to help businesses recognise people as individuals, understand the value of assessments within the recruitment process & how to get the ‘right fit’ when identifying talent. A traditional one size fits all approach does not work!
Endorsed by her recent qualification CMI Level 5 Certificate in Management Coaching and Mentoring, she places great value and personal satisfaction in being able to help people become more self-aware; recognising the unique strengths and potential they have to offer, increasing self-belief, authenticity and focusing their own thoughts towards clarifying the way forward with confidence.Susanne set up her own company Brown’s Recruitment & Training Consultancy around 9 years ago and is one of the longest standing associates of i3. Working with the i3 assessment tools unifies her values of creating a strength-based culture; aspiring to help businesses and independent trainers/coaches/recruiters identify and deliver effective talent management solutions and grow through the success, happiness and fulfillment of people.
Susanne is i3’s lead Trainer and Account Manager delivering training, support and guidance across all the assessment outputs; i3 recruit; i3 profiling’ i3 dynamix; i3 career direction.
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Andrew Pearce is a Certified Trainer of NLP, UKCP Registered Psychotherapist with over 20 years experience and a Registered Clinical Supervisor. His experience includes supporting individuals and couples with a wide range of issues.
He also works as a personal and professional development coach often with senior managers & executives.
Andrew worked for M&S for 15 years in a range of HR roles in the UK and Irish Republic, latterly in the area of management development for the top 50 managers in the Northeast, often supporting managers through organisational change.
Prior to that he was a Commissioned Officer in the Royal Navy.
With his broad spectrum of professional expertise and understanding, he works in a wide variety of areas (including public & private sector), particularly facilitating change with individuals & groups.
He is actively involved in Mediation, Critical Incident support and Collaborative Family Law.
Areas of particular interest include; the impact of change, building resilience, conflict resolution and working to destigmatise mental health and minimise its impact.
He has been interviewed on local & national radio and television on the subject of Life Balance and spoken at Oxford University & Newcastle MBA School about the impact of ambiguity & uncertainty on team dynamics and enabling resilience.
As a long-standing practitioner of the i3 assessment tool, his aim is to increase choice for individuals and teams who want the freedom to be authentically who they really are.
He lives & works at a smallholding on top of the North Pennines with his wife, 4 children and numerous animals beyond the back of beyond & just this side of chaos!
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Debbie is an experienced i3 coach, working with the tool since 2010.
Coming from a background in marketing and brand development before qualifying as an Executive Coach in 2009, Debbie chose to train in i3 because of the individuality of each profile. In combination with her work around strengths and her coaching programmes focussing on personal leadership, she uses i3 to get to the heart of her clients instincts and understand how these play out in their everyday interactions.
Debbie specialises in engagement, motivation and wellbeing at work. She has used the i3 profile with hundreds of clients and numerous teams to help develop greater self awareness and better working relationships.
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Dr David Cliff is Managing Director of Gedanken and an award winning business mentor!
But…behind the titles and positions is a man who thrives on using his decades of experience, including senior manager posts across the public and private sectors, to help to make a difference to the lives and careers of others.
David’s 30-plus years of experience in business and executive coaching, mediation, counselling, organisational support and individual personal development has seen many thousand hours of face to face practice with people from virtually every work and management discipline. His experience well-places him to coach leaders, entrepreneurs and professionals. He takes a particular interest in those facing strategic issues, including programmes of change or undergoing a significant personal transition. He was named Business Mentor of the Year in 2017 by the Entrepreneurs Forum
During his career, David has experienced working in legal services, insurance, health and social care, counselling, psychotherapy, and business support.
David became Managing Director of Wearside-based Gedanken in 2006. As well as this post, he is a previous vice chair in the north east for a three-year tenure and a board member with the dual ambassadorial brief of Mentoring and Business Crime reduction. He has also sat on a number of boards, including the chairmanship of a policy Home Office Policy Group. He is a Trust Board member of Durham University’s Josephine Butler College. He is a full member of the Association for Coaching and is accredited as a senior practitioner with BACP.
His career in health and social care has included management of services for the NHS and for Durham County Council. A lifelong learner, David has a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA), and a Professional Doctorate in Leadership Studies (DBA).
Away from the workplace, and sometimes within it, David is a supporter of a number of charities, as well as being passionate about issues such as promoting business growth, mental health, civil rights, arts and culture, animal welfare and social justice.
David is also an enthusiastic writer and regular contributor in Northern Insight, and on platforms such as HR Zone, the manufacturer and BQ He is a regular contributor to the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives Magazine (CILEX). Subject matter has included subjects as diverse as Leadership and organisational change, HS2, the future of the North-East economy, and the correlation between mental well-being, performance and technology. Courtesy and strong business ethics are vitally important values to David, evidenced in many of his written works.
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David Charlton supports executives and athletes to be the best version of themselves that they can be by improving their Mental Toughness and Resilience.
As an executive coach, and a HCPC Registered Sport and Exercise Psychologist he has a proven ability to combine vision and creativity to develop, implement and evaluate psychological skills training programmes for business leaders, managers or athletes. David is highly motivated to help you achieve results, quickly where he specialises in the following main areas:
- Preventing, managing and recovering from burnout
- Helping newly appointed managers to perform to their optimum
- Developing outstanding leadership skills
He has a comprehensive knowledge around the development of Mental Toughness, a plastic personality trait, which determines or limits people to deal effectively with change, challenges and stressors. In today’s fast paced and changing world this quality is becoming more and more valuable to individuals and organisations. As a licensed user for the psychometric tool, MTQ Plus David can provide quantifiable measurability at the start, middle and end of coaching programmes.
David couples this approach, where people can clearly see a return on investment (ROI) with innovative and “different” coaching sessions some of which are in outdoor environments, away from the workplace. Which can make the learning experience much more enjoyable and engaging, as it nurtures creativity, allowing people to relax and share more about their “real” selves.
He likes to keep things simple, helping you learn practical strategies combining personal insights along with cutting edge tools from elite professional sport, occupational psychology and neuroscience to create and sustain high levels of performance.
David is a member of the British Psychological Society and is also actively involved with Sport Tynedale’s committee.
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Kate is a people and organisational development specialist with over fourteen years’ experience of working with both individuals and teams across all sectors and a variety of industries to develop leadership, affect change and positively enhance organisational cultures.
A skilled and intuitive executive coach and business advisor, Kate creates safe spaces quickly, guiding people to engage and participate in the conversations that really matter, empowering and motivating teams to take action towards the attainment of collective goals and ambitions.
Kate completed her professional qualifications, including an MBA and a Post Graduate Certificate in Post Compulsory Education and Training, at Northumbria University’s highly regarded Newcastle Business School. She is a full and active member of the UK’s leading professional body for coaches, the Association for Coaching and is currently working towards her professional coaching accreditation.
Kate’s approach is always to listen first, explore the world of her client then design and deliver a bespoke highly targeted response to achieve the required impact and outcomes. She most enjoys holding tensions and creating perspective shifts to produce breakthroughs leading to transformational change and enhanced performance. Clients report that these bespoke interventions continue to have sustained impact over time.
Kate is most passionate about enabling people and organisations to achieve their true potential. Using i3 as a tool, she offers integrated project solutions and coaching in line with organisational needs, empowering businesses to achieve success and growth through their people.
Kate is the Founder and Managing Director of Mosaic Partners Ltd, a specialist People and Organisational Development Agency, based in Newcastle upon Tyne.
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Barbara offers over 30 years of industry-based experience in various Management, Coaching & Consultancy roles in the UK & Overseas which include the Emergency Services, MoD (Tri Service) as a Coach and Outplacement Placement specialist, Manufacturing, Engineering, Customer Service Industries and Further / Higher Education.
Barbara is qualified to master’s degree level in Business Management and is adept at identifying team and organisational development needs along with designing bespoke training for employers, business professionals and aspiring managers. Her approach is to first to listen, to ensure a full understanding of the customers needs then, offering customised solutions that will have a tangible and positive impact.
Barbara’s business knowledge & specialist skills set includes: i3 profiling, team dynamics, coaching/developing new & existing managers, strategic project management, facilitation, bespoke course design including CMI Management along with organisational growth/business development, career transition/coaching (outplacement), psychometrics (various tools), coaching, mentoring (new business), train the trainer, equality & diversity and conflict management.
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Beverly has over 25 years’ experience working nationally and locally across many large and small industries, with significant experience in not for profit, criminal justice, education, and marketing sectors as an organisation development and design specialist. A research project into the impact of organisation culture on mental health and well-being led by Beverly underpins her work as a specialist with a passion for organisation culture, behaviour and design. She works with businesses to help them to understand their culture and behaviours, and to engage staff through clear vision, values and behaviours. Using i3 as a consultant and facilitator, she works with teams to simplify understanding of team dynamics and behaviours to reduce conflict moving forward to collaborative working.
Beverly is Co-founder of LaunchPad Associates which specialises in people and business development.
Working with businesses key areas of work include: building trust within teams, collaborative working programmes, self-awareness programmes, confidence building, organisation design, developing behavioural competencies and behavioural recruitment, together with wellbeing audits and strategy. Beverly loves working with organisations during significant change or critical stages of team development. She has managed many TUPE transfers and the impact of growth, downsizing and rebuilding.
Beverly provides career direction coaching as early intervention for individuals facing burnout in the workplace, and those at a crossroads in their career. She also works with universities to support employability programmes for students and young people.
She qualified in 1997 with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) – MA HRM at Sunderland University, and trained in coaching via Institute of Leadership and Management and The Coaching Academy, and Neuro-Linguistic-Programming (NLP). Her professional bodies are the CIPD and The Association for NLP.
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Having spent many years in senior leadership roles and then as a Coach, Christina truly understands how to effectively and sustainably help people to help themselves and equip them with the tools they need to progress; leading to major culture shifts, improvements and positive change. Christina works successfully with individuals, teams and organisations to bring about this change through utilising her amassed experience and the many skills and tools she has to pull on, including i3 Profiling, Team Dynamics and Career Direction.
Christina is a qualified and highly experienced leadership and self-development coach, an Executive Team Coach, a Licensed Practitioner of NLP, a creative skilled facilitator, Prince2 Project Manager and expert in organisational development and managing change.
Christina has worked across the public, private and non-profit sectors supporting individual, team and organisational change, as well as providing support around strategic planning, risk management, and culture.
Christina is also the Co-chair of a dynamic charity providing support to people with Learning Disabilities and a non-Exec director of a housing provider and Community Interest Company.
Christina has a sensitive, highly intuitive and down to earth approach and a unique ability to work alongside clients to help them understand, formulate and achieve their goals.
To get in touch with Christina, please use the contact form here.
Sandra began her career in the Veterinary arena in 1982 where she quickly realised she had a keen interest in developing people. This led her to take up a lecturing role at Bicton College of Agriculture where she was quickly promoted to becoming the first female Head of Department. During this role Sandra underwent an RSA qualification in Counselling Skills in order to better support young people in her pastoral care.
In 2013 Sandra joined her husband Phil and became a Director in Sampson Hall, an organisation that focusses on individual and organisational development. An accredited i3 profiler and a Coach and Mentor she works with senior executives and teams, leads on Women in Business programmes and is also an expert on Data Protection and the new GDPR regulations.
Sandra is also a Director of Sampson Hall’s sister company, Motiv-8sw. This organisation runs programmes that help the more vulnerable, disengaged and disenfranchised members of our society, who are struggling to fulfil their potential. Their programmes utilise coach and mentoring techniques to improve confidence, self-esteem, leadership and communication skills, giving every participant a tool kit that will empower and lead them back into employment or further training.
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Charlotte is an organisational development professional with 19 years’ experience working teams and individuals across the UK and Internationally enabling behavioural and organisational change. She has actively built experience in the private, public and 3rd sectors, gathering a wealth of experience, learning, insight and best practice from a range of people and organisations.
Charlotte is passionate about creating psychologically safe environments where people have the opportunity to be themselves and be celebrated for that, think independently and freely, challenge themselves from a point of unblinkered honesty and build the confidence and self-belief to thrive. Charlotte works from the basis that people are not broken, their true and authentic self is more amazing than they realise and that in the right conditions where they feel safe, valued and challenged they can find a way to unleash and maximise their potential.
Charlotte is a qualified coach and facilitator and her favourite projects are where she is able to work with leaders individually and as a team. Witnessing individuals grow and flourish feeds her soul, being able to combine that with the team filling it’s potential, strengthening their organisation and creating a ripple effective of positive impact on their people, customers and beyond is something she feels truly privileged to be a part of.
i3 is tool Charlotte has been using for 2 years, for supporting recruitment projects, on-boarding and development of teams and individuals. Having come across a range of profiling tools in her career Charlotte sees the benefit of the insight they can generate. However, she has always felt the reports had not always captured truly who she is. After completing the i3 profile Charlotte immediately felt someone had been able to articulate the essence of who she is, her preferences and how this influences her behaviour and decision making. This fresh, clear and congruent insight helped Charlotte accelerate her personal growth and she now uses it to the same great effect with her clients.
Charlotte is the Operations and Innovation Director at Mosaic Partners Ltd, a specialist People and Organisational Development Agency, based in Newcastle upon Tyne.
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Ready2Assist has provided a professional business support service since 2012, covering a diverse range of disciplines, including website design, social media support, email marketing, and administration. Their client base is equally as broad ranging, and includes coaches who provide career guidance, mentoring, leadership and management development, business development, and personal life coaching.
Lynn was introduced to i3 via one of her clients, and decided to embark on the i3 REAL Coach training course to give her the skills to support clients with the report writing element of their projects. She now provides a tailored service to suit all business needs, covering everything from single profiles and small batches, to large groups of reports, allowing a fast turnaround and support with meeting project deadlines.
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Working within industryfor over 30 years Anth saw numerous failed attempts at cultural change, employee engagement andquality initiatives.
As an ex-team leader and measurement scientist for ICI, he understands all too well, the amount of money that companies have wasted in “motivation and team building”.
He’s seen the damage caused when another top-downinitiative flounders on the sharp rocks of everyday life in the organisationand is committed to helping companies form mutually rewarding alliances throughout the organisation. Cultures where diversity is championed, individuals feel valued and the business thrives.
But, “words are wind” and most people in organisationsare cynical of “another initiative”. Therefore, when he takes on a project, he is committed to helping you deliver measurablebehaviouralchange.
As a result, when you choose to work with Anth, the first thing you’ll notice is how curious he is, he really wants to understand both the specifics of the problem you’re trying to solveand how specifically you’ll measure the success of any project.
Anth’s been coaching professionally since 2004 and has coached people from around the world. He’s a CTI trained coactive coach, a certified NLP Trainer Master Practitioner and accredited i3 REAL coach. But typically, he believes the only real measure of the success of his work is when clients and businesses achieve or exceed their agreed, measurable objectives.
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Alice is an IPD qualified trainer, working with organisations at all levels to help them realise the potential of their people. As an Associate of i3, Alice loves the simple, practical and accessible framework it provides for coaching and developing individuals and teams.
Having started her career in the competitive world of recruitment and sales, Alice then spent a few years teaching in Japan, learning some valuable lessons in behavioural differences and perspectives along the way.
On her return to the UK, she set up the training department for a fast growing international recruitment company, where she was responsible for the design and delivery of all training. This generated a “flagship” accolade for her company across the group and the recruitment industry and inspired her to offer her programmes out to the external market.
Since 2009 she has worked independently, as Lighthouse People Development, across many sectors, including sales, recruitment, public sector, education, and not for profit. All sharing a common goal of focussing on people and their performance.
During this time, she held a 2 year permanent post as People Director for Granite Search and Selection (specialist construction recruiters) where she implemented i3 throughout the company, embedding it into the internal recruitment process and into the organisation’s CPD programme. She also used i3 to assist key clients on Executive Search Assignments.
Her broad experience, both as client and consultant, enables her to add a fresh perspective to common challenges faced by leaders and their teams. She helps people to capture those “light bulb” moments, and to translate them into practice back in the workplace.
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Pat started her career in science which resulted in a career working in global B2B manufacturing organisations.
Having held management positions in R&D, Production, Business Development and Marketing in her 25-year experience, she has had the privilege of experiencing the business challenges from multiple angles.
Ultimately, the glue that drives business success is delivering value to customers which is achieved through motivated and committed individuals operating in a team environment.
Pat experienced first-hand the challenges of participating-in and leading teams both on-site and globally in dynamic and uncertain market situations.
After experiencing for herself the value of being Coached, Pat trained with The Coaching Academy, and added Coaching to her consultancy and facilitation business, Connect Performance Ltd.
Pat is especially keen on helping individuals and teams to navigate new paths especially during Company growth initiatives, restructuring and diversification challenges to gain clarity, confidence and ownership and speed up results.
Pat uses i3 REAL Coaching for its visual simplicity and as it delivers a powerful foundation to ignite discussion around self-awareness and is a framework for collaborative team interactions.
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Jo is an accomplished HR and Recruitment Specialist with over 20 years’ experience in the industry. She has gained extensive commercial experience within fast moving environments including an Awarding Organisation, Telecommunications, Financial Services and IT Outsourcing industries in the UK. She also spent 3 years in Australia as an Account Manager recruiting for the NSW Government.
An award-winning businesswoman, Jo became self-employed in 2013 after following her ambition to make HR Practical, Simple and Human for businesses.
Jo is now the proud Co-founder of LaunchPad Associates which specialises in people and business development support services including:
- Operational HR Support
- Organisation Development
- Business Mentoring
- Outplacement and Career Planning
- i3 Profiling and i3 Career Direction
Jo has worked with a number of schools and colleges to deliver Employability sessions and has been an Associate Employability Lecturer for the University of Sunderland for 5 years. She is passionate about helping young people to get the best start in employment, by providing career direction coaching and support.
Jo has a BA (Hons) in Human Resource Management and IT, from the University of Sunderland and went on to study her Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resources at the University of Northumbria. Jo has an enhanced DBS Check and is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
Jo’s passion to support the local business community is also emphasised in her role as owner of the coworking company Colleagues on Tap, which aims to combat the isolation of being a lone worker for small business owners, freelancers and homeworkers.
To get in touch with Jo, please use the contact form here.