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Coaching Faculty

Boulden consists of thirty coaches plus support staff and we have a proven track record, established over many years, of delivering high value, high impact programmes.

We have consultants based in the UK, France, Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand and the USA. We can deliver programmes in English, French, Spanish, German, Czech and Swedish.

Our coaches are all highly trained and experienced professional people, specially selected for their subject knowledge expertise, personal integrity and commitment to customer service. Their skills base includes Master Practitioners of NLP, Certified Coaches and Chartered Psychologists.

 

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George Boulden:: George Boulden ::

George Boulden is a Certified Management Consultant, a Member of the Institute of Directors and a member of the International Foundation for Action Learning. As Managing Director of Boulden, George runs a company of thirty consultants, operating on a worldwide basis, that specialises in developing people’s soft skills.He has been a consultant since 1988 and is an expert in the design, delivery and integration of management, sales, and negotiation skills programmes. He is also a highly experienced Executive Coach specialising in assignments involving behaviour change, emotional intelligence, developing ‘presence’ and improved influencing strategies. In addition to being a qualified NLP Master practitioner he is well versed in accelerated learning techniques. George has designed and run initiatives for the London Business School, Orange, Motorola, Boots, Virgin Holidays, GE Capital, Lonza Biologics and Standard Chartered Bank and has extensive international experience having worked throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America.

Belgium - Czech Republic - France
Sweden - Switzerland - United Kingdom

Belgium

Marc Klainer:: Marc Klainer ::

Marc Klainer a un master en politique économique et sociale. Il a également une agrégation en sciences sociales ce qui lui permet d'exercer une charge d'enseignant en sciences sociales. Il a commencé sa carrière dans le secteur social avant de travailler durant 10 ans dans le secteur public. Pendant deux ans, il a eu des fonctions de management dans une association internationale dédiée à l'esprit d'entreprendre. Depuis 2000, il est consultant en ressources humaines dans le domaine des softs skills (formation, intervention et coaching).

Il est également maître-praticien en PNL et a un postbaccalauréat en médiation. Sa pratique de consultant s'appuie sur ces concepts, il est d'ailleurs spécialisé en médiation intra-entreprise (gestion de crise, difficultés relationnelles). Ses domaines d'expertise sont : la gestion des conflits, la conduite de réunion, la gestion du temps, les entretiens en milieu professionnel, dont l'évaluation. Depuis huit ans, il a développé une expérience tant dans le secteur public que privé. Actuellement, il se forme à l'énnéagramme et à l'analyse transactionnelle.

Czech Republic

Vaclav Lepicovsky:: Vaclav Lepicovsky ::

Vaclav Lepicovsky is a private psychologist, trainer and consultant in communication and managerial skills. He lives in Prague and is a teacher of psychology in Czech Technical University. He has run programmes for many Czech organisations including Alusuisse, Papirius, Axa Assistance,  Lear Corporation Prestice,  Severoceské doly Bílina, British Petrol, Peugeout CR, ŽS Brno, Autopal Nový Jicín and others.

Training: 1980-1984 Person centered approach (Carl Rogers consultancy approach), American Psychological Association, 1997-1999 Neuro-lingvistic programming, Centre Gordon France, Paris. 2000 leader Effectiveness training (Thomas Gordon´s method) Centre Gordon France, Paris, 2000 Management consultancy development programme - Phare, West midland Enterprise , Birmingham-Praha.

France

Florence Divet:: Florence Divet ::

Florence Divet est une personne dynamique, de plus de 15 ans d'expérience dans l'accompagnement d'individus et d'organisations à réaliser le meilleur de leurs compétences, et un palmarès de création et d'implémentation de stratégies innovantes, améliorant performance et profitabilité, au sein de petites et grandes équipes.

Florence, qui a un diplôme d'ingénieur et un Master of science en recherche opérationnelle, démarra sa carrière en tant que consultante en management en distribution et logistique, avant de s'orienter d'avantage sur la gestion du changement et la restructuration/transformation d'entreprises. Elle travaille actuellement en tant que coach professionel, formatrice et consultante en développement personnel et gestion d'entreprise.

Florence utilise ses connaissances en PNL (dont elle formatrice certifiée), et en méthodes d'apprentissage accéléré pour s'assurer de l'acquisition et du développement pratique de compétences chez ses clients. Certaines des organisations du secteur public ou privé avec lesquelles elle a travaille comprennent: British Telecom, Her Majesty Revenue & Customs, Colgate Palmolive, Gillette, Duracell, et Dilipack.

Sweden

Eva Hyllstam:: Eva Hyllstam ::

Eva Hyllstam is an experienced leadership trainer, specialised in communication, influencing and change. Eva is author of: Det bor en hjälte i dig, så kommer du vidare när du har fastnat, and co-author to JA boken 2012. She started her first company at 21 years of age and her second at 25, which is today Sweden's biggest office hotel. With the help of a lot of insight from owning a company, leading and hadling personel plus working as a consultant since 1998, she has a broad base of practical experience to stand on. Eva is an experienced coach, an NLP Master Practitioner and NLP Master Trainer. She is also certified for a number of psychometric tools including: GRID, FIRO-B, Profilor, SDI, Myers-Briggs. She has worked with both SME's as well as multinationals, including: BDO, Grant Thornton, SCA, Swedish Match, Astra Zeneca and Volvo.

Switzerland

Claudia Knüsel:: Claudia Knüsel ::

Claudia Knüsel is based in Zurich and has over twenty years experience as an HR professional. She has a degree in Organizational Development and is a Certified Coach. Before working in the consultancy business Claudia held a number of global HR positions in the banking, reinsurance and IT sectors. Claudia is very experienced and knowledgeable in international HR management and now specialises in coaching senior executives and leadership teams to enhance professional efficiency. Claudia is fluent in German, English, French and Italian.

Donna Hemsley:: Donna Kay Hemsley ::

Donna Kay Hemsley is both a certified Master Coach and an NLP Master Practitioner. She is also an experienced business communication trainer, qualified presentation trainer and expert facilitator. She has a German business degree as well as 'hands-on' experience in banking, key account management, marketing and sales with a number of blue chip international companies. Fluent in English and German she has worked with, among others, UNICEF in the facilitation of international teams, with OSRAM & UniCredit Group as a coach and soft skills trainer (especially for communication and sales skills) and with DHL in the areas of cross border management and creative problem solving. Currently based in Switzerland, she has lived and/or worked in New Zealand, Germany, Spain, Italy, Armenia and the Czech Republic.

Thomas Ruppli:: Thomas E. Ruppli ::

Thomas is a highly experienced Executive Coach and an expert in performance management, process optimisation and innovation. Fluent in German, English and Italian he began his working life as a Mechanical Engineer before moving into leadership positions. With a strong 'results focus' and the ability to cope well with pressure he has been the head of an International IT team implementing ERP systems. He has also acted as a senior advisor to major corporations for more than 20 years. Following assignment to the University of Applied Science, Basel, he was Professor of Logistics and Management and Director of an MBA programme. Thomas is outstanding at coaching and supporting senior team members as they work to deliver business-critical projects on time and on budget.

 

UK

Martin Brooks:: Martin Brooks ::

Martin Brooks began his career in Sales after graduating in Business and Finance. He won "Sales Consultant of the year" in his first company less than two years later. Before working as a consultant he was very successful first as a sales person and then in sales management in both B2C and then negotiating deals in B2B industries. Martin now uses his in-depth knowledge of sales and negotiation to deliver highly successful training programmes. As a Master practitioner of NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) he is committed to the idea that training can only be judged successful when trainees actively apply the information imparted and given his NLP Coaching Certification is especially expert in mentoring others to utilise the material taught back in the work place. Martin has run programmes for such organisations the London Business School, HSBC, Norwich Union, Cancer Research, Vodafone and Cisco.

Tom Forster:: Tom Forster ::

Tom Forster offers 'one to one' coaching to senior executives and business leaders. He also deals with the HR consultancy and strategy aspects of BMC programmes. He began his working life in Science where he gained a PhD before switching to Human Resources, where his first role was with Perkin Elmer before moving to Amersham (now GE Healthcare) then SKF (now Glaxo Smith Kline.) He then went on to hold senior HR roles in Citibank, GE Insurance, Liberty Re and QBE. Tom is a seasoned HR professional who has successfully tackled the needs of businesses undergoing change and restructuring. An experienced coach Tom is also a member of the Institute of Personal Development and the IOD, he has also sat on employment tribunals.

Andrew Jones:: Andrew Jones ::

Andrew Jones is a highly skilled facilitator and he is particularly well known for developing bespoke events for groups and teams. These events can include team development, team 'repair work' and assisting teams to address their strategic issues (including management of change.) His expertise encompasses many areas of Leadership, Management, Talent Management and Professional Development. Andrew is a qualified coach, has an MSc in Change Agency and is a member of the Association of Career Professionals (ACP). An experienced consultant, his work has taken him throughout the UK, to several European countries and also to the USA, Middle East, Singapore, China and Japan. He has carried out assignments for many blue chip organisations including: Disney, Deutsche Bank, Shell, BP, Barclays Bank, Novartis, AXA, BAE Systems, and the MOD.

Beryl Lyndley:: Beryl Lyndley ::

Beryl Lyndley is one of only a handful of Master Trainers of NLP working in the UK, as such she is an expert in communications skills, coaching and negotiation training. In addition she has a masters degree in Organisational Studies and has co-authored the best selling book 'NLP in 21 days'. During her career Beryl has held the post of Training Director of the faculty of counselling at Leeds University and has run the training department of a major UK charity. She has also lectured for the Nuffield Centre and the Bradford Management Centre. She has been a consultant for the past twenty years.

Sarah Maggs:: Sarah Maggs ::

Sarah Maggs started her career with the Ford Motor Company where she held a number of roles encompassing employee relations, recruitment and organisation development. She has twenty years experience in Human Resources and has held senior positions in the manufacturing and telecommunications sectors. Sarah was Group Head of Talent Management for Orange where she successfully implemented a talent programme across thirteen countries for the top two hundred senior executives. In addition she has designed and implemented assessment centres, performance management systems, succession planning processes and change management programmes. Sarah holds an MSc in Occupational Psychology and is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist. In addition she is a qualified career counsellor and executive coach.

Alison Matthias:: Alison Matthias ::

Alison Matthias has over 12 years experience in new business roles. She began her career arranging new business meetings for consultants and training professionals. She then went to work in Australia where she recruited, developed and trained in-house phone based new business teams for Australian finance companies. Upon returning to the UK Alison has been involved in arranging sponsorship deals for an international conferencing organisation, new business and training for a city based training organisation and most recently developing specific coaching and training techniques for professionals in telephone based new business positions. A highly experienced and knowledgeable trainer Alison is the lead consultant on Boulden telephone based sales courses.

Denise Parker:: Denise Parker ::

Denise Parker is a certified trainer of NLP and a member of the IOD. Before entering into consultancy Denise lead a successful career in blue chip organisations for 14 years. She is driven by her mission to inspire people to be their best and has a passion for helping people fulfil their true potential and transform the impact they have in life and in business. Assignments include many 1:1 coaching clients and a range of projects with large corporations, small businesses and entrepreneurs. She has run programmes for AXA, Allied Dunbar, Institute of Management, Sainsbury's, Shell Chemicals and Central Government.

Ali Plowright:: Ali Plowright ::

Ali Plowright is an NLP trainer, a qualified psychotherapist and a certified coach. She works as a consultant, trainer and coach specialising in the area of change and management development. Ali enjoys the challenge of managing difficult situations within teams, Boards and individuals. She started her career in the Human Resources function and has held two Board level positions as an HR Director. Ali has also contributed to the Coaching programme at Derby University, carried out assignments in industry and works extensively in the NHS where she has wide ranging experience of coaching clinical and medical directors. With over ten years consulting experience Ali has worked with the British Association of Medical Managers, Toyota, Areva, The Youth Hostel Association and Local Government.

Andrew Weston:: Andrew Weston ::

Andrew Weston is an experienced business psychologist and consultant. His early career involved work with Natwest Bank in small business and corporate lending, with skills and experience gained in business consulting, investment analysis and working with organisations to achieve sustainable growth. He has worked for a number of Blue Chip companies with responsibility for the design and delivery of leadership development, performance management and other organisational development initiatives. In addition to his UK work Andrew has undertaken assignments in South-East Asia and the USA and has run major programmes for LloydsTSB Group, AXA plc, the BBC and the Department for Work and Pensions. Andrew has a Masters in Occupational Psychology, a Postgraduate Certificate in Education and is a founder member of the British Psychological Society Special Group in Coaching. Level A and B+ trained, he has access to a large selection of psychometric tools that are used to help individuals look at their strengths, weaknesses, motivations, values.

Andrew Whiteley:: Andrew Whiteley ::

Andrew Whiteley read Economics at Leeds University before embarking on a successful career as an Army officer where in addition to leadership and management, he specialised in logistics, serving in the UK, Germany and the Balkans. After leaving the Army, Andrew became an interim manager and has had assignments covering retail management, marketing and logistics. Andrew specialises in leadership and management development training and is a certified NLP Practitioner.

Caroline Wynn:: Caroline Wynn ::

Caroline Wynn has extensive experience of designing and implementing creative development solutions to maximise business performance. She began her career as a graduate trainee with Ford Motor Co thrown in at the deep end on the engine line in Dagenham! She has since worked for several global organisations, particularly within the financial services sector. She is an experienced coach and facilitator working at individual and team level to increase capability and performance and realise potential. Caroline has a particular interest in the design and implementation of talent and leadership solutions which deliver a real return on investment. Caroline has a degree in politics, a diploma in management and an MBA. She is also licensed to utilise a range of psychometric tools including MBTi, OPQ, Insights and 16PF.

 

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Hong Kong - Singapore - Thailand - Travelling Coaches

Hong Kong

Justin Bridge:: Justin Bridge ::

Justin Bridge is a New Zealander who is based in Hong Kong and has twenty years experience in management, management consultancy and executive coaching. He has worked in more than a dozen industries in over twenty-five countries and specialises in working with dynamic leaders who are ‘on the rise’ within their organisations. Justin has a broad cross cultural awareness and been an executive coach to CEO's based in the UK, Russia, Bulgaria, Dubai, Singapore and Shanghai. He is experienced in creating in-house leadership development programmes and has delivered many in-house training programmes on the subject of leading organisational change. He has an MBA from the Cranfield School of Management and is a certified MBTI and EQI practitioner.

Liz Luya:: Liz Luya ::

Liz Luya has over twenty years corporate experience in both Europe and Asia, latterly as Regional HR Director with The Economist Group in Asia Pacific. Liz has worked in senior management teams for many years, delivering HR solutions that not only have a direct impact on the bottom line, but also on the improvement of staff morale and organizational communications. She is an experienced and qualified coach (ICF accredited). She has a real passion for working with individuals and businesses to meet goals and deliver better results whether business or personal.
Liz has run successful assignments with clients in financial services, education, media and SME business owners in various industries and she has been living in Hong Kong for the last twelve years.

Steve Tait:: Steve Tait ::

Steve Tait is a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF), a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers, a Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors and a Governor of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. Steve began his career in Commercial Banking in Canada before moving first to the UK and then to Hong Kong, where he held roles in both line banking and HR before becoming HSBC's Senior Executive, Group Human Resources for Asia Pacific. An experienced consultant Steve specialises in executive coaching with particular emphasis on senior people who are working in private banking, commercial banking and the finance sector.

Singapore

Jane Grafton:: Jane Grafton ::

Jane Grafton is Certified Leadership Coach. Based in Singapore she specialises in developing: resilience to change, problem solving skills; openness to diversity, conflict management and strategic thinking. Her career has taken her from being a major in the British Army to senior HR advisor in the John Lewis Partnership in UK, Training & Development Consultant and Coach in Asia Pacific, USA and Europe. Leadership Coaching has been a consistent part of Jane's career. She holds Certificates in Coaching from Georgetown University - USA and Results Coaching - Singapore. She has an MBA, is a member of the International Coaching Federation and is MBTI, FIRO-B & TMS accredited. Jane has coached professionals from Citibank, UK Police, FedEx, Philips and a wide variety of small companies.

Thailand

Linda Ambrose:: Linda Ambrose ::

Linda Ambrose (who as been based in Bangkok since 2003) is a highly experienced consultant with thirty-five years working insight into Pharmaceutical QA & Manufacturing Operations (Europe, Asia, and USA) in public & private sectors. She has a proven track record in operational improvement and organisational development. Linda is a specialist in organisational, team and personal development as well as being an experienced trainer and coach in both regulated and non-regulated environments. She has an MBA, post graduate qualifications in psychology, and is a Certified Master Practitioner and Trainer of NLP. Furthermore she is visiting lecturer in MSc Advanced Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Manchester, UK.

Travelling Coaches

Travelling Coaches: based in the UK but travelling to Asia on a regular basis, George Boulden and Andrew Jones are available for coaching assignments with senior business leaders.

Andrew Jones:: Andrew Jones ::

Andrew Jones is a highly skilled facilitator and he is particularly well known for developing bespoke events for groups and teams. These events can include team development, team 'repair work' and assisting teams to address their strategic issues (including management of change.) His expertise encompasses many areas of Leadership, Management, Talent Management and Professional Development. Andrew is a qualified coach, has an MSc in Change Agency and is a member of the Association of Career Professionals (ACP). An experienced consultant, his work has taken him throughout the UK, to several European countries and also to the USA, Middle East, Singapore, China and Japan. He has carried out assignments for many blue chip organisations including: Disney, Deutsche Bank, Shell, BP, Barclays Bank, Novartis, AXA, BAE Systems, and the MOD.

George Boulden:: George Boulden ::

George Boulden is a Certified Management Consultant, a Member of the Institute of Directors and a member of the International Foundation for Action Learning. As Managing Director of Boulden, George runs a company of thirty consultants, operating on a worldwide basis, that specialises in developing people’s soft skills.He has been a consultant since 1988 and is an expert in the design, delivery and integration of management, sales, and negotiation skills programmes. He is also a highly experienced Executive Coach specialising in assignments involving behaviour change, emotional intelligence, developing ‘presence’ and improved influencing strategies. In addition to being a qualified NLP Master practitioner he is well versed in accelerated learning techniques. George has designed and run initiatives for the London Business School, Orange, Motorola, Boots, Virgin Holidays, GE Capital, Lonza Biologics and Standard Chartered Bank and has extensive international experience having worked throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America.


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USA and Latin America

Mexico

Ricardo Neri:: Ricardo Neri ::

Ricardo Neri has an MBA and is a highly experienced Management Consultant and Executive Coach. He began his career in Mexico and has also worked in the USA and Spain, where he held senior sales and marketing roles. Fluent in Spanish and English he has over two decades of experience in Commercial Director roles and over sixteen years experience in FMCG environments, including spells with Unilever and Xignux Group. He is highly skilled in leading culture change initiatives, six sigma projects and integration programmes. An expert in developing sales teams and improving sales performance, he is also adept at re-engineering distribution channels and managing the supply chain.

USA

Kristen Farris:: Kirsten Farris ::

Kirsten Farris began her successful career in sales as a Sales Representative over twenty years ago. Working her way up through the ranks, she held positions of Sales Manager, Branch Manager and Sales Vice-President selling B2B in the Fortune 1000 market before becoming a consultant in 2001. Using her in-depth knowledge of the sales and sales management process, along with being a Certified Coach, Master Practitioner and Trainer of NLP, she helps her clients with Sales and Management Challenges and has delivered successful programs to Staples, GE Capital, and several start up companies. She is also the Author of "Selling States", which is a strategic sales process for selling in the competitive Fortune 1000 market.

Froylan Puente:: Froylan Puente ::

Froylan Puente is an experienced business leader, a Certified Quality Black Belt and a qualified Trainer. He is an exceptional Coach and can facilitate high impact strategy sessions and insightful training workshops. Born in Mexico, Froylan studied Actuarial Mathematics finishing in the top five of his class, before having a distinguished career with first GE and AXA in their reinsurance operations, and then as co-founder and President of RADIX Risk Management. Based in Miami Florida he has an in depth knowledge of the US, Latin American and Caribbean markets and has run projects on a global basis. Also with his experience as Adjunct professor at the National University of Mexico and teaching insurance, Froylan is a dynamic management consultant who is highly knowledgeable in both the technical aspects of insurance as well as marketing strategy and client management relationship tactics.

Pat Vitale:: Pat Vitale ::

Pat Vitale is a Business Consultant and Trainer. Pat started her career as the Coordinator of Family Services before moving into Management and Administration of Addictions Programs in New York City. She has been a consultant since 1996 and has designed, delivered and lead a broad range of leadership, coaching, systems and organizational development, management, and motivational skills programmes. Pat has been in private practice as a coach since 1985 working to develop and enhance professional and personal performance for professionals, executives and teams. Amongst her many achievements Pat co-founded and developed the first 400 hour hands on, State Licensed and University accredited Coaching program in the United States. In addition to being a qualified NLP Master practitioner and Trainer of Hypnosis she is well versed in accelerated learning techniques.


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Senior Executive Coaches

David Anderson:: David Anderson ::

Nationality: British
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

Professional Profile

David is an experienced executive coach and consultant who has spent the bulk of his career working as an HR professional in the hi-tech sector, primarily working for Motorola; in the last ten years he has had senior/board positions in the railway, construction and dotcom industry sectors. He has extensive M & A and start-up experience as well as taking responsibility for the direction of large established countries entities, such as 6,000 people factories. As Senior VP HR/Property with MCI WorldCom during the dotcom boom he worked in business generating $50bn sales with 120,000 employees dealing with all the talent, performance and leadership issues that involved. He has lived and worked in Europe, USA and Asia and is comfortable dealing with diverse teams and cross-cultural issues.

Distinctive Capabilities

Coaching and mentoring

David is an extremely effective coach and mentor who has supported numerous senior colleagues and clients in a variety of businesses and cultural contexts.

Negotiation Strategies

David is highly experienced in commercial and union negotiations. For example, he negotiated Motorola’s first ever labour contract in China and was a key member of the CEO team for the strategic creation of plans for major investment in India.

Organisational Development

Extensive experience in major culture and change programmes through a variety of OD Interventions.

 

George Boulden:: George Boulden ::

Nationality: British
Location: London, England

Professional Profile

George Boulden is a Certified Coach, Certifed Management Consultant, a Member of the Institute of Directors and a Member of the International Foundation for Action Learning. As Managing Director of Boulden George runs a company of thirty consultants, operating on a worldwide basis, that specialises in developing people’s soft skills. He has been a consultant since 1988 and is an expert in the design, delivery and integration of management, sales, and negotiation skills programmes. He is also a highly experienced Executive Coach specialising in assignments involving behaviour change, emotional intelligence, developing ‘presence’ and improved influencing strategies. In addition to being a qualified NLP Master practitioner he is well versed in accelerated learning techniques. George has designed and run initiatives for the London Business School, Orange, Motorola, Boots, Virgin Holidays, GE Capital, Lonza Biologics and Standard Chartered Bank and has extensive international experience having worked throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America.

Distinctive Capabilities

Executive Coaching and Team Facilitation skills

Using a variety of problem solving tools, Neuro Linguistic Programming concepts (NLP), coaching models and accelerated learning techniques to work with individual clients and executive teams on personal development, team development and communication issues.

Designing and managing learning projects:

Working with clients to identify how key business problems can be address (in whole or in part) by bespoke training and then designing and implementing high impact programmes.

Initiating ‘Action Learning’ programmes:

Advising clients on which of the five classic formats of Action Learning to adopt in order to develop the talent within the business, and giving guidance on problem selection and developing terms of reference.

 

Lisa Burnage:: Lisa D Burnage ::

Nationality: British & Singaporean Permanent Resident
Location: Singapore

Professional Profile

Lisa Burnage is an experienced executive coach, facilitator and trainer. She is inspired and energised by like-minded people who share a belief and spirit of working together for the common good. During her twenty-year business career Lisa firstly gained experience in various HR leadership roles in the hi-tech industry in Europe and the US. Since 1998 she has focused on leadership development, coaching, teamwork development and communications skills for MNC clients in the energy, financial, FMCG field as well as NGO’s such as the UN’s IAEA. Lisa is a member of the International Coaching Federation, as well as a qualified ICF accredited coach. In addition, Lisa is a certified MBTI™, DISC™ and CTT™ (Cultural Transformation Tools) practitioner. She is fluent in German with conversational French.

Distinctive Capabilities

Executive Coaching / Communications

As a self-confessed “pedantic semantic” Lisa believes that by changing our words, we change our world. Many leaders often struggle to find the right words or “positive packaging” that inspires and motivates their people to action. When coaching her clients, Lisa helps them to create a positive platform for communication focusing on “saying what you want” in both the spoken and written word to achieve personal and professional growth and development.

Facilitation skills

Using a blend of appreciative inquiry, positive psychology, neuroscience and values-based leadership to work with client teams on developing livable strategy, team development and communication solutions.

Designing and managing learning projects

Working with clients to identify how key business challenges can be addressed by bespoke coaching or OD interventions and then designing and implementing high-impact programmes.

 

Kirsten Farris:: Kirsten Farris ::

Professional Profile

Nationality: American
Location: Atlanta, USA

Kirsten Farris began her successful career in sales as a Sales Representative over twenty years ago. Working her way up through the ranks, she held positions of Sales Manager, Branch Manager and Sales Vice President selling B2B in the Fortune 1000 market before becoming a consultant in 2002. Using her in-depth knowledge of sales and sales management process, along with being a Certified Coach, Master Practitioner and Trainer of NLP, she helps her clients with Sales and Management challenges and has delivered successful programs to Staples, GE Capital, and several start up companies. She is also the Author of "Selling States", which is a strategic sales process for selling in the competitive Fortune 1000 market.

Distinctive Capabilities

Executive Coaching

As an Executive Coach, Kirsten works ‘one on one’ with business leaders to assist them in reaching their potential. Areas of focus typically include: Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Aligning Personal and Corporate Values, Establishing Priorities and Goal Setting, and helping Executives move beyond self–imposed limitations.

Programme design

Using principles from adult learning, performance improvement and NLP, Kirsten offers advice and guidance on the design, delivery and management of training programmes as well as conducting ‘Train the Trainer’ classes to ensure the success of training initiatives.

 

Dorothy Forbes:: Dorothy Forbes ::

Nationality: British
Location: Zurich, Switzerland

Professional Profile

Dorothy Forbes is a highly motivated professional with over twenty years of consulting and management experience. Dorothy spent the first ten years of her career in strategic management consulting, with a specific focus on the financial services industry. Between 2001 and 2008 Dorothy held a number of executive positions at GE Frankona Re / Swiss Re, including Marketing and Communications Leader for Europe and Asia; Strategy Leader for Continental Europe and Speciality Products, Global Account Management Leader and Director, Client Markets Community Development. In 2008 she returned to consulting, with a specific focus on executive coaching, facilitation, and training. She has designed and run initiatives for Swiss Re, Credit Suisse, Glacier Group, Swisslinx and the Amcor Group, and has extensive international experience, having worked throughout Europe, Asia and the USA. Dorothy’s key strengths include strong personal credibility, an ability to engender confidence and trust across all organisational levels and exceptionally strong communication skills.

Distinctive Capabilities

Coaching Managers and Leaders

Coaching senior executives to achieve a mutually identified set of goals to improve professional performance and personal satisfaction and to increase their organisational effectiveness and impact.

Facilitation, strategy and communications

Supporting senior leaders and their teams on a broad range of strategy, team development and communication issues.

Designing and delivering a range of tailored development programmes

Working with clients to develop functional competency models, analyse employee skills gaps and design tailored development programmes based on a mix of in-house and externally provided programmes.

 

Dr Tom Forster:: Dr Tom Forster ::

Nationality: British
Location: London, England

Professional Profile

Tom Forster offers 'one to one' coaching to senior executives and business leaders. He also deals with the HR consultancy and strategy aspects of Boulden programmes. He began his working life in Science where he gained a PhD before switching to Human Resources. His first role was with Perkin Elmer before moving to Amersham (now GE Healthcare) then SKF (now Glaxo Smith Kline.) He then went on to hold senior HR roles in Citibank, GE Insurance, Liberty Re and QBE. Tom is a seasoned HR professional who has successfully tackled the needs of businesses undergoing change and restructuring. A highly experienced coach, Tom is also a member of the Institute of Personal Development and the IOD, he has also sat on employment tribunals.

Distinctive Capabilities

Executive Mentoring and Coaching

Coaching senior staff based in the Finance Sector (including UK, Japanese and Swiss owned companies.) Assignments have covered a wide range of roles, including CEOs, Actuaries, Investment Managers, Directors of Underwriting and Business heads.

Consultative skills

Working with and advising companies on how to use HR strategies to achieve their market penetration and a good return on capital.

Career transition projects

Design and delivery of career transition products that include defining cultural fit, establishing change readiness and providing mentoring support.

 

Donna Kay Hemsley:: Donna Kay Hemsley ::

Nationality: New Zealander
Location: Zürich, Switzerland

Professional Profile

Donna Kay Hemsley is both a certified Master Coach and an NLP Master Practitioner. She is also an experienced business communication trainer, qualified presentation trainer and expert facilitator. She has a German business degree as well as 'hands-on' experience in banking, key account management, marketing and sales with a number of blue chip international companies. Fluent in English and German she has worked with, among others, UNICEF in the facilitation of international teams, with OSRAM & UniCredit Group as a coach and soft skills trainer (especially for communication and sales skills) and with DHL in the areas of cross-border management and creative problem solving. Currently based in Switzerland, she has lived and/or worked in New Zealand, Germany, Spain, Italy, Armenia and the Czech Republic.

Distinctive Capabilities

Communication Coaching

Working with individuals or teams to address communication issues within their working environment and finding sustainable solutions to optimise performance and personal satisfaction. Behavioural Coaching techniques and the latest management related findings in neuro-science are just two of the various areas that Donna draws on with her experience.

Designing and running development projects

Designing client-centred training and coaching using whole brain (accelerated) learning and Neuro Linguistic Programming concepts.

Organisational Change

Supporting clients through organisational change, for example, merging of teams, overseas assignments and career transition. Donna’s extensive international and personal experience is the foundation for her work with individuals and organisations in preparing and dealing with change.

 

Thomas Ruppli:: Thomas E. Ruppli ::

Nationality: Swiss
Location: Basel, Switzerland

Professional Profile

Thomas is a highly experienced Executive Coach and an expert in performance management, process optimisation and innovation. Fluent in German, English and Italian he began his working life as a Mechanical Engineer before moving into leadership positions. With a strong ‘results focus’ and the ability to cope well with pressure he has been the head of an International IT team implementing ERP systems. He has also acted as a senior advisor to major corporations for more than 20 years. Following assignment to the University of Applied Science, Basel, he was Professor of Logistics and Management and Director of an MBA programme. While at Basel University he was the CEO of the Swiss Government’s ‘Enterprise Innovation and Support’ Unit. Thomas is outstanding at coaching and supporting senior team members as they work to deliver business-critical projects on time and on budget. As an independent consultant he analyses industrial companies and advises the management, improving the performance successfully.

Distinctive Capabilities

Executive Coaching

Working closely with Senior Executives to help them deliver on key performance targets and successfully implement key business initiatives.

Developing practical solutions for logistics challenges

Collaborating with clients to identify the key needs of the organisation in respect of their logistical challenges, and providing project management and coaching support to help them deliver dramatic performance improvements.

Implementing Performance Improvement Programme

Supporting clients within international industrial sectors, service based organisations and National Governments to deliver performance improvement, based on the results of a unique organisation analysis tool, using workflow reorganisation, process innovation coaching and knowledge transfer coaching.

 

Jeremy Stunt:: Jeremy Stunt ::

Nationality: British
Location: Hong Kong

Professional Profile

Jeremy Stunt is an executive coach and training facilitator. Jeremy combines a unique blend of ontological coaching and neuroscience with over twenty years of personal leadership experience in demanding settings in the banking, finance and professional services sectors. In 2009, after a career in banking in London and then Asia, he became a full time consultant delivering a broad range of leadership and management skills programmes and undertaking Executive Coaching for clients. He has coached and/or facilitated training to senior executives in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, UAE and Saudi Arabia from a range of organisations including Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Herbert Smith, HSBC, Macquarie, Royal Bank of Scotland, Societe Generale, Standard Chartered and Unilever.

Distinctive Capabilities

Coaching managers and leaders

Jeremy coaches senior executives to help generate transformational change and improve performance and productivity, particularly in settings characterised by accelerating change and uncertainty. He has a strong interest in helping people achieve greater personal authenticity and is an experienced career transition coach.

Designing and delivering a range of tailored development programmes

Jeremy is an experienced facilitator of training programmes for personal effectiveness, advanced communication skills, leadership, managing people and coaching skills. He has also delivered talks on the application of neuroscience in leadership at regional conferences in Hong Kong, Singapore and Macau.

Stress management and staying cool under pressure

Jeremy delivers both coaching and training assignments using emotional regulation techniques grounded in social cognitive neuroscience.

 

Heidi Walker:: Heidi Walker ::

Nationality: US citizen with British & Chinese residency permits
Location: Carolina, USA

Professional Profile

Heidi Walker is a certified Coach and NLP Practitioner and is the owner of The Difference Life Coaching Ltd. Heidi is currently based in Carolina, USA. Prior to embarking on a coaching career, she was based in London and held Human Resources Director roles in the Financial Services industry at Swiss Re and GE Insurance Solutions. Heidi has extensive experience of working with senior leadership teams during strategic operational change and thrives in dynamic, high-performance environments. Key strength areas include professional and personal coaching, developing high performing teams, strategic business partnering, talent management and succession planning, change management, accountability and proven results orientation.

Distinctive Capabilities

Coaching skills

Partnering with clients to identify both individual and organisational roadblocks to success and delivering sustainable solutions for long-term performance optimisation. Skilled at using both neuro-science based coaching techniques and Neuro Linguistic Programming concepts (NLP) to achieve positive and lasting change for individuals and organisations.

Global Organisational Change

As a senior Human Resources professional, Heidi oversaw and was involved in numerous organisational and regional strategic change programmes. She has a breadth of experience working in global, matrix organisations and understanding of the cross-functional complexities involved. Specifically she is skilled at supporting senior leaders and teams during times of organisational change.

Lean Six Sigma

While at GE Heidi was trained in this rigorous, data driven, results orientated approach to continuous improvement at both the team and organisational level.

 


Contact

Further information is available by contacting Boulden at:
email: coaching@boulden.net
Tel UK: 0844 394 8877   Tel international: +44 1788 475 877

 

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  • Having a presence in a number of geographical locations


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