MAYVIN - Key Persons
Alison brings a distinctive mix of research, creativity, empathy and challenge to ensure that there is real and meaningful impact.
- International Talent Development and Learning Consultant
Anne is an international talent development and learning consultant with over twenty years of experience. She was a senior consultant for five years with Roffey Park Institute, where her role involved designing and delivering programmes for middle to executive management levels in private and public sector organisations often including executive coaching.
Anne has delivered several leadership development programmes for middle to senior managers for a range of organisations globally such as Bank of England, DEFRA, Ministry of Justice, DWF Law, First Title Insurance, Expedia, Toyota, Mazda, AB Volvo, Old Mutual plc, State Street, RBC Dexia, Bausch & Lomb, Smiths Group, BP, Experian and Pfizer. She has coached a number of senior managers and executives one-on-one.
Anne worked independently and was involved in delivering several leadership and change management programmes as well as large-scale customer service excellence initiatives for organisations such as Alliance & Leicester (now Santander) BT and mobile telecoms. Before this she worked for American Express Europe and had senior roles in management and leadership development culminating in her appointment to Director of European Operations Training.
Anne also has the appropriate qualifications to administer psychometric testing, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, TMS and Firo Elements. She is also a qualified learning set advisor, coach and highly experienced in working with 360 degree feedback instruments. Anne has extensive international experience having worked in North America, Europe, the Middle East, UAE, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Mexico City.
Anne's style is client-focused, highly professional, engaging, open, knowledgeable and insightful with the right balance of support and challenge. Her focus is on leadership development, interpersonal effectiveness and high-performance team building.
Carol specialises in helping senior managers to lead organisational change through developing effective behaviours and relationships.
Caroline is passionate about helping leaders be the best they can be, in order to deliver for their stakeholders, their organisation, their people and for their own personal growth.
Carolyn is passionate about developing the adaptive capacity of people and systems to learn and thrive. She is known for her leadership, relationship-based approach and strategic and creative thinking. Carolyn brings both a mindset and set of methodologies from complexity science to her work.
Cathy Korn has over 25 years of experience of working as a coach, facilitator, mediator and developer in organisations. She has designed and delivered a wealth of leadership, management, organisational development and executive coaching programmes tailored to meet the individual requirements of the public, private or not-for-profit sector client and has worked with many senior teams and Boards.
A key focus for her is in building the leadership capability of her clients. Highly skilled in developing and empowering individuals, facilitating organisational change and resolving conflict between groups and individuals, she has a strong sense of personal integrity contributing to a model of true partnership working with clients and colleagues.
Cathy has led numerous leadership, management and organisational development initiatives including: helping a major Human Rights organisation to move towards a culture of performance management and management accountability; facilitating 50 senior HR professionals to develop as an effective team to lead major change within a central government department; facilitating conversations across a pharmaceutical company to identify new values for the organisation; supporting Ambassadors in preparing for their leadership roles in country; developing middle managers to develop their management skills and step into leadership in a leading university; developing the senior team to deliver significant change in a housing association.
Cathy read Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford, and has trained at the Metanoia Institute and the Academy of Executive Coaching, specialising in Gestalt as a model for working with individuals and groups. She is a member of the Association for Coaching and a Principal Member of the Association of Business Psychologists, a member of the Occupational Psychology Division of the British Psychological Society, and is an Accredited Workplace and Commercial Mediator (SPC 2007).
Cathy's style is to work supportively but also to be challenging in the relationships with her clients, to offer honest feedback and to challenge the status quo; to facilitate learning beyond the superficial; and to seek ways forward to produce real and lasting change.
Charlotte spent over a decade in luxury hotel event management. Her capability, affability, and adventurous spirit offered her many opportunities for travel. Before joining Mayvin, she was the Project Coordinator at ViRTUS, a Leadership Development company based in Vancouver. Prior to that she was the Senior Event Manager at Dubai's illustrious Ritz-Carlton.
Outside of work you can usually find her curating music playlists, reading and creating special memories with her family and friends. Charlotte is a proud cat mom to Mithril.
Charlotte loves to travel and she backpacked to 10 countries within five months. She is looking forward to settling into her new home in Hove and is excited to travel to places in Europe and the UK.
Charlotte instantly builds rapport and connection, relates well to others and communicates effectively.
Chris was a visiting tutor in leadership development at the National School of Government until it closed and is an Associate of The Roffey Park Institute and The IMD (Institute of Management Development). He has experience of working at all levels in the private sector and extensive experience of the public sector having worked with nearly all the major Government Departments and several Local Authorities in London.
Outside of the UK, Chris has delivered leadership development programmes in over 30 countries in Europe, Africa, North and South America, The Middle East and Asia. Chris is accredited to administer Myers Briggs, Firo-B, Talent Q Dimensions, the Strength Deployment Inventory and the Margerison-McCann, Team Management Systems and Types of Work Index.
Chris has over 20 years of experience in delivering management and leadership development programmes to the public and private sectors. He has a particular interest in diversity and new models of leadership.
Much of Clare's work focuses on strengthening relationships and team dynamics in senior teams, whilst addressing strategy development, organisation congruence, and managing lasting and sustainable change.
Clare is an organisational change consultant, a leadership development specialist and an executive coach, with twenty years' experience in the Civil Service and wider public sector. Clare's areas of interest include developing executive teams and creating cultural change with a broad range of client tailored interventions, encouraging communication and connection through the organisation.
Debbie has a methodical and thoughtful approach to her work with Mayvin. A friendly and helpful communicator, Debbie thrives on working as a team to provide integral support to both the Mayvin team and clients.
Debbie Hannan has a background in Quality and Environmental compliance and project management, working in aviation and civil engineering. During this time, she honed her skills in meticulous planning, organisation, client management and keeping calm under pressure!
More recently, Debbie worked for an international property consultancy supporting a team of 12. All of Debbie's previous roles have had a strong client focus and this is something which Debbie excels at providing.
When she isn't working, Debbie is a volunteer for a Brighton based charity which helps adults with Autism and Aspergers Syndrome - something close to Debbie's heart as both of her sons are on the Autistic spectrum. She also loves to read and generally has at least two books on the go at any given time. Walks on the beach with her husband, children and blue whippet, Bertie, is her favourite thing to do!
- Social Worker
- Development Consultant and Executive Coach
Dorothee is an experienced Organisation Development Consultant and Executive Coach with many years of experience of supporting individuals, teams and organisations through major change.
Dorothee has worked as a coach and consultant with a cross-section of organisations from a wide variety of sectors including the NHS, public sector, retail, automotive, finance sector and manufacturing and large infrastructure projects. She is passionate about enabling people in organisations to have better relationships with each other and therefore create happier, healthier and efficient work environments.
Dorothee is a trained social worker and systemic psychotherapist and holds a Master in Organisational Change from Ashridge Business School. She is qualified in a number of psychometric instruments and is an accredited coach with Ashridge Business School.
- Client Focused Administrator
- Support Administrator
Hannah is a methodical and client focused administrator, her key strengths lie in communication and her skills in organisation and finance enable her to work effectively as part of the operations team at Mayvin supporting the consultants and clients.
Her approach is rooted in academic depth and rigour which she balances with a deeply practical way of working always seeking to ask ‘so what? and to make learning useful. She balances support with challenge and is known for her compassion and clarity.
- Associate Editor of the Action Research
- Leadership and Organisational Development Specialist
James Traeger is a leadership and organisational development specialist with extensive practical and teaching experience.
In 2010, James co-founded Mayvin with Martin Saville. James specialises in providing coaching, facilitation and supervisory support in a mindset informed by OD, action research and diversity. His clients are usually senior leaders and internal change people in large, often global, concerns such as the governments of the UK and Singapore, in the pharmaceutical and financial sectors and in the NHS.
Prior to launching Mayvin, James had a brief but prize-winning stint in theatre production, worked his way up to be a general manager in a commercial photo agency, and was invited to be a senior consultant at Roffey Park for four years. Between 1995 and 2006 he had a consulting business with clients including Barclaycard, the Metropolitan Police Service, Surrey County Council, Thus and the University of Cambridge.
He created the Navigator Men's Development Programme and won acclaim for his work on the Metropolitan Police's ‘gender agenda', an area of specialism that became the focus of his doctoral research at the University of Bath, which he completed in 2009. As a result of this he was invited to be a research fellow at Hult Ashridge Executive Education, where he is also a faculty member of the doctorate in organisational change.
James is collaborating on a number of research projects with Dr Rob Warwick, Reader in Management and Organisational Learning at the University of Chichester. James and Rob are recognised on the HR Most Influential Thinkers list 2019. Their book, Organisation Development: A Bold Explorer's Guide, was published in 2018. The book challenges the received building blocks of organisation development, putting the curious reflexive individual at the heart of their own development. James and Rob are now working together to explore practice-based learning: how to learn close to the grain of the work at times of discontinuous change. As part of this they are delving deeper into ‘artful knowing'; exploring how taking an imaginative creative approach to work can help people to meet organisational challenges.
James lives in Surrey, where he is an active member of his faith community and father of two teenage children. He enjoys running and will play five-a-side football until his knees give out. He is also a member of a thriving local book group. He looks forward to his retirement activities of making model aeroplanes and flying gliders, both of which he has started early.
James is associate editor of the Action Research journal and is editing a special edition on artfulness in the organisational playground
James is known for his wisdom, intuition and the depth of his knowledge. His sensitive and pragmatic approach, offering sound advice and thought provoking questions, enables people to master complex situations and find important truths that are out of sight.
Liz is known for her ability with people, her sharp wit, warmth, insight, and academic rigour. She quickly establishes rapport with clients and is effective in encouraging real and productive debate and reflection.
Liz is highly experienced with exceptional communication and leadership skills and a strong track record in leading personal and team transformational change programmes.
People trust Martin, they feel better about themselves and the world after spending time with him. The thing that enables this is the strong relationships he develops, with such integrity, care and trust, that last well beyond the confines of any piece of work.
Martin Saville has particular expertise in helping organisations to lead and navigate complex change. A former Director of Strategic Planning and Operations at London Business School, his experience ranges from leadership development, Organisation Development (OD), and values and culture to team dynamics, change and personal effectiveness. As a consultant, he seeks simultaneously to help people be more human at work, and to support organisations to be more effective, impactful and successful.
He has consulted to organisations in the public, private and third sectors, as well as to family owned businesses. He is passionate about making a demonstrable difference and leaving his client organisations stronger. Current and recent clients include the UK Civil Service, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, NHS England, Napp Pharmaceuticals, Sodexo, a global investment bank and NSPCC. Martin is also on the faculty of the NHS Leadership Academy.
Martin is a regular conference speaker on OD and is the co-editor of A Field Guide to Organisation Development, published in April 2014 by Gower. He has a degree in Classics from Oxford University and an MBA from London Business School, as well as a Foundation Certificate in Psychotherapy and Counselling from Regent's College. He is certified as a Somatic Coach. Martin is also an Honorary Visiting Professor at the business school of London Metropolitan University and serves on the Board of OD Network Europe.
Martin's early career was spent in opera management. He maintains his connection to that world as Deputy Chairman of British Youth Opera and lives in Brighton with his wife and son.
Paul's coaching style is person-centred. He designs coaching programmes that are tailored to the individual's needs, working on how we create our experiences through words and language.
Pete Hamill is a consultant, facilitator and coach with an international background in leadership and organisational development.
Following a spell working in not-for-profit organisations, he started a dotcom during the dotcom boom, and closed it down during the bust. His subsequent years have been spent in consultancy, initially in strategy, and for the last 14 years, in leadership and organisational development. His clients have included BP, Barclays, the Boston Consulting Group, KPMG, HSBC, NHS, Equality & Human Rights Commission, the Institute of Cancer Research, University of Reading and Virgin Atlantic.
From 2006 to 2011 he was a senior consultant with Roffey Park Institute, and continues to work on the faculty for their MSc in People & Organisational Development and their Post-Graduate Certificate in Coaching.
Pete is the only executive coach in Europe to have completed an intensive four-month training internship with Dr. Richard Strozzi-Heckler at the Strozzi Institute for Embodied Leadership. He has been certified as a Master Somatic Leadership Coach and has completed a Certificate in Humanistic Counselling with the Gestalt Centre in London. He has also completed an MSc in Change Agent Skills & Strategies at the University of Surrey, where his dissertation focused on conflict in teams. In addition Pete is licensed to deliver Barry Oshry's Organisation Workshop and is certified to use the FIRO-B, Change Style Indicator, the Global Leadership Profile and SDI psychometric instruments.
Pete practises the martial art of Aikido, reads across a wide range of topics, and enjoys travelling on adventures to various parts of the world. He has published articles in a range of publications, including The Times, HR Magazine, People Management, The Retailer, and Charities Management, and has written a book entitled Embodied Leadership, which was published in June 2013 by Kogan Page.
Pete is interested in leadership and personal development, including the role conflict plays in organisations and society. He is passionate about supporting leaders to deliver change in organisations, and maximise potential
Peter has a passion for building partnerships with people around a shared purpose. He is able to make the theory of change relevant and meaningful within the operational environment
- Development Consultant and Executive Coach
Philippa is an experienced change and organisation development consultant and executive coach. Over the last 25 years she has worked with leaders and teams in all kinds of organisations, helping them think and act differently, and develop the understanding and skills needed to be more effective as individuals, within teams, and as part of the broader system.
Philippa's experience of senior roles and her training as an organisational change consultant means that her approach is leading edge, empathetic and grounded in the real world of work.
Pip Rowson manages Mayvin's networking and thought leadership events. These regular events provide an opportunity for Mayvin's community of Organisation Development and HR practitioners to meet and make connections.
Pip also develops and edits content for Mayvin's mailings, website and social media. In 2016, she managed the redesign and launch of Mayvin's website and brand.
In addition, Pip edits the Mayvin blog. She was the content coordinator for Mayvin's collaborative research report about women's leadership in international NGOs and Restorative HR toolkit.
Pip has several years' experience coordinating Mayvin's large scale multi-strand programmes as well as smaller workshops, coaching and events. As Mayvin's client manager, she worked with John Lewis Partnership, NSPCC and Guys and St Thomas's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. She also coordinated Mayvin's accredited programmes for the UK Civil Service and Surrey County Council.
Pip has a first-class degree in English Literature from the University of Sussex. In addition to her role at Mayvin, she works as a freelance content writer, copy-editor and proofreader.
She is an advocate of arts, culture and learning. Her previous roles include working for Arts Council England as well as at Charleston, a museum and literature festival. More recently, Pip was co-director of House of Cultural Curiosity CIC. She co-produced events for the British Science Festival, Hastings Youth Council and the Women's Vote Centenary Grant Fund.
Pip lives in St Leonards-on-Sea with her partner Lee. Together they run Micro Library Books, creating miniature artists books and exhibiting work at UK and international events. In 2017 - 2018, these included Bergen Artists Book Fair; East London Comic Arts Festival and Bristol Artists Book Event.
She is a charity supporter and has run half marathons in aid of the charities Mind, Alzheimer's Society and Frank Water. Pip also loves the countryside and is a member of Sussex Wildlife Trust and the National Trust.
Pip develops and implements Mayvin's marketing and business development strategies. A creative thinker, her key skills are in content editing and research. She is known for her warm, empathic approach to building new business relationships.
Rachael brings an enthusiastic and friendly approach to the Mayvin team. An organiser by nature, she thrives on helping and supporting the Mayvin team and clients.
Rachael Geddes spent over ten years in the health and fitness industry managing the membership team in a well-known busy London health club before moving to Cape Town where she became the office manager for a leading real estate agency.
Working in customer focused, busy and often demanding environments she has developed key strengths in being able to listen to what the client needs and develop and implement systems to give support to enable the team to succeed.
Rachael still maintains an active interest in health and fitness and has a general love of the outdoors. She is a keen runner and sometimes cyclist, balancing family life with work.
Rachel Rann is an organisational consultant with over 10 years of experience developing individuals, teams and organisations.
Rachel often uses action research principles when working with her clients, supporting them to work through iterative cycles of reflection, action, evaluation and modification. Her ultimate aim is to support clients to think through challenges for themselves and find the resources to take action and make changes.
She has extensive experience in running leadership programmes, action learning and coaching across many sectors and industries. During her time at a Leadership and Management Institute, Rachel qualified in a wide range of psychometrics and development tools and uses these where appropriate to support her clients. Prior to her work in development, Rachel held a management role in the fundraising directorate of a UK cancer charity.
Rachel is currently studying for a Masters in ‘Consulting to Organisations from a Psychodynamic and Systemic approach' at the Tavistock and Portman. She has a BA in Zoology from Cambridge University and has carried out research projects around the world including documenting the use of natural medicines in Kerala, India and studying biodiversity in Australia. Rachel is also a qualified ski instructor and has a strong interest in what factors contribute to high performance in sport.
Rachel's approach involves paying attention to the human dynamics, organisational structures and wider contextual factors that support or impede organisational performance.
Richard is a mentor, coach and academic supervisor at doctoral level with international business schools focused on action research. Has worked with major donor funded projects to support public service transformation in Africa, Jamaica and Samoa. Doctoral research into mentoring and the learning organisation. Author of several personal development books including Impact & Influence and the associated development programmes.
Richard is known for his ability to pose challenging questions to support learning. He is a specialist in action learning based organisation development and the creator of the higher education accredited Action Learning Question methodology
Sarah Fraser focuses her practice on the design and delivery of high impact OD programmes across a broad range of not-for-profit organisations and commercial clients, enabling change in complex environments. She has become a trusted advisor and developed leadership programmes with a number of leading commercial and not-for-profit organisations including Glaxosmithkline, Network Rail, RBS, Oxfam GB and Plan International.
Sarah developed her practice through the Masters in Organisational Change at Ashridge Business School and is an accredited action learning facilitator, which supports ten years' experience of working with managers and leaders through facilitation, coaching and action learning to help people to bring about change, both in themselves, their relationships and their organisation.
Some highlights have included action research into creating a culture of innovation through diversity, facilitating a co-operative inquiry into leadership and gender diversity in NGOs, and the design and delivery of international NGO leadership programmes. Her close working relationships with clients enables flexibility of ideas and an emergent process, with the ability to influence key stakeholders and build a vision of what is possible.
Within this breadth, Sarah's projects tend to fall into a few key areas, leadership and culture change for managers and leaders, facilitation of action learning based change, and the design and delivery of strategy development processes. She also has a specific interest in gender diversity and women's leadership, designing innovative approach to tackling issues across different sectors. Working with individuals at all levels from emerging managers, through to Board and senior management teams, her focus is always on finding approaches that people can immediately bring into practice.
Sarah lives and works between London and Rome, fitting in as much yoga, sailing and coffee drinking as possible! She also continues to perform with amateur orchestras as a violinist, and is trying to learn to speak Italian.
Sarah's clients value her for her keen insight, her strategic foresight, her wit and her ability to make useful connections, in relationships and thinking. She is inspired by working with individuals and teams to promote culture change and drive innovation.
Satu's professional training includes an M.Sc. Organisational Behavior and Intercultural Communication from Helsinki School of Economics (HSE). She is a graduate of Coach University, Strozzi Institute, Newfield Ontological Learning Programme, Career Counselling Skills (CCS) and Firework Career Coaching Programme. She is also an Accredited MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Inventory) Steps I and II, and IDI (Intercultural Development Inventory) administrator. She was swarded designation of Associate Certified Coach (ACC) by the International Coach Federation (ICF) and is a Member of SIETAR (Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research) and AC (Association for Coaching).
Satu is attracted to challenges that require bridging a gap and bringing people together across a variety of divides, including ones within themselves. She helps people improve their ability to work productively and lead effectively on a global scale
Seema Arora is a highly versatile executive coach and organisation change consultant who is committed to increasing her clients' business performance. She combines academic rigour with creative and pragmatic problem solving to achieve successful organisation design, development and growth. She has a track record of achieving transformative organisational and operational change, and overcoming associated cultural challenges.
Seema's experience includes organisation design and restructure; culture and behaviour profiling; supplier-customer relationships; as well as leadership development and team dynamics. She has worked with Executive Boards, senior executives and cross-cultural teams. She focuses on achieving clear purpose and intent, and then identifies opportunities for efficient use of existing resources and for addressing barriers to growth and development.
Seema takes a highly collaborative and objective approach, offering senior operational management experience, people and team development insights, and extensive international exposure. She draws on her wealth of business experience to ensure that her work with people and teams is always aligned with the overall organisation context and strategy.
Seema has worked in the US, South Africa, Europe and Asia, as well as in the UK. Clients include Airbus, Aviva, Barclays, British Gas, UEFA, NHS, and UEFA. Prior to setting up CreDelta Ltd, Seema was Head of Strategic Operations at The Financial Times, and she has held a number of other senior operational management roles.
Seema's strengths lie in her ability to quickly form and develop relationships and becoming a trusted advisor. She is a skilled facilitator who loves helping clients unpick their knotty challenges and find renewed excitement in achieving business objectives.
Shelly has passion and courage to support organisations to enhance their Inclusion practice. She works at the individual, group and organisational level to understand the complex dynamics of diversity work.
Steve Hearsum supports and challenges clients to find their edge and stretch when what they are after is more than simply ‘better sameness'. His focus is on three main areas:
In addition to his formal training, it is Steve's ability to draw upon many years' experience as a practising manager and leader in a variety of settings that makes his approach so effective. Put simply, one of Steve's core skills is bringing together diverse groups of people with a wide variety of views and backgrounds and helping them to work together effectively
Creating the environment in which voices can be heard (with the wisdom of hindsight!) is central to Sue's work. Sue has run more than 100 large group interventions across all business sectors. She specialises in participative ways of working
Tony works to create a climate in which people want to know and apply their strengths. He is particularly interested in developing effective patterns of behaviour needed for outstanding leadership, both individual and collective.
Tony brings a strategic perspective, creating space for clients to understand their contexts and their ways of working in new ways. Clients value his calm, reflective and, on occasion, challenging presence.
Val relishes her role as a trusted advisor and thought partner for business leaders, providing strategic leadership in designing and delivering both small- and large-scale change initiatives, either on a local or global basis. Read More
- Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Personnel
Vee is innovative, entrepreneurial, insightful, focused and compassionate. She enjoys working with complexity and offers openness, flexibility, energy and integrity.
Vee Halliwell is an experienced practitioner in human resources, talent, change programmes and mergers & acquisitions. She started her career in retail, working for Harrods and on the Marks and Spencer graduate scheme and then went on to hold senior HR roles in Time Warner, Electronic Arts, Whitbread, and The Times Educational Supplement / Times Higher Education. She has extensive global experience having lived / worked in the USA, China and the Caribbean as well having had responsibilities within Europe and South Africa.
As a consultant, Vee has worked with organisations as diverse as The Princes Trust and The Ministry of Sound. She also runs a mindfulness training company which has trained over 2500 people in mindfulness-based approaches, introducing many more to mindfulness through work with organisations and schools, via public talks and online.
Vee is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Personnel and Development (FCIPD), Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce and an RYA Ocean Yachtmaster. She is also human systems dynamics practitioner and is undertaking the NTL Global Organisation Development Certificate.
Vee has a passion for volunteering and has been a trustee for The Princess Royal Hospital - Friends and a mentor for the Time Bank Refugee scheme. She lives in West Sussex and enjoys sharing dog walks and growing allotment produce with her family.