HUMAN RELATIONS - Key Persons


Andy Falconer

Job Titles:
  • Community Associate

Benita Treanor

Job Titles:
  • Associate
Leadership consultant, facilitator, coach and supervisor, she offers a ‘whole hearted' approach to connecting people to their passion, values and purpose

Björn Larsson

Job Titles:
  • Associate
Björn Larsson is CEO of The ForeSight Group, founded in 1979 in Washington DC.

Carol Newmarch

Job Titles:
  • Coach
  • Community Associate
Carol is an artist and designer-maker, working in a variety of media, and specialising in ceramics. She is an ‘engaged practitioner' meaning she works creatively with people in their communities to encourage creative exploration, personal and social development, informal learning and community capacity building. With a life-long commitment to working with communities, Carol often brings together other artists and creative practitioners to co-facilitate community engagement, workshops, courses, events and practitioner training. She is a qualified and broadly experienced youth and community worker, having worked for many years as a senior practitioner, manager and trainer for local authority and third sector organisations. Carol is an accredited coach and Action Learning Facilitator offering individual coaching for creative lives and business, using Relational Dynamics, GROW method, creative exploration and mindfulness techniques. She offers group coaching and Action Learning for community groups and organisations and SMEs. She is a Fellow of the School for Social Entrepreneurs. Dividing her time between the UK and Italy, Carol is based in Middlesbrough, where she is currently developing a Heritage Craft and Arts Centre. With the support of Oasis Foundation she will be developing a business plan for this centre over the summer of 2019.

Carole-Ann Jones

Job Titles:
  • Associate
Carole-Ann Jones had an extensive career in a variety of Human Resource and people development roles within Unilever, giving her a broad understanding of group dynamics. Her approach to work is based on building strong relationships with people in order to understand the context in which they operate and what motivates them. She supports individuals along their journey exploring together their purpose in life and their route to achieving their goals and ambitions. Having worked in both cross-functional and intercultural teams on major transformational projects, she has a broad understanding of group dynamics. Following a career break to raise her family she has embarked upon a career in one-to-one development and holds an MSc in Coaching and Mentoring at Sheffield Hallam University. Her dissertation explored the transformational impact of a Whole Person Learning approach to coaching and mentoring in an organisational setting. Carole-Ann has been with Oasis since 2011. She is a co-facilitator on the Real Leaders programme and the Coaching and Mentoring with Head, Heart and Soul programme. Brings her extensive experience in people development to leadership facilitation and one-to-one development

Catherine Howell

Job Titles:
  • Community Associate
Catherine's passion is building communities that are resilient to environmental impacts, particularly climate change, and social injustice.

Charles Greenwood

Job Titles:
  • Associate
Charles Greenwood has 25 years' senior management experience with a background in manufacturing, retail and consultancy. Most recently, he has undertaken one-to-one development and project work with a diverse range of organisations from social housing (Housing Hartlepool, Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust) to major commercial enterprises (Homebase, Bettys & Taylors Group). Highly-experienced leadership and one-to-one developer working with teams, project groups and organisations

Charlotte Ellerby

Job Titles:
  • Centre and Programmes Administrator
Charlotte is the welcoming face for visitors to the Oasis Centre and on most days will be the voice you first hear when you call. She brings warmth and enthusiasm, and a commitment to helping those who contact Oasis to have the best possible experience of our learning and development environment. Charlotte joined Oasis in 2013 as Centre Administrator and since then has extended her role to included programme and event coordination, procurement and IT administration. As well as establishing more efficient and effective administrative systems she was a key player in ensuring the smooth running of our facilities during significant refurbishment and building alterations in 2016. Charlotte studied Art, Photography and Psychology before working in the hospitality industry. Charlotte continues her keen interest in design and IT and has been able to apply these skills in both helping to establish small start-up initiatives and her work at Oasis. Prior to joining Oasis her work as an administrator in Environmental Hygiene provided a good grounding in organisation, administration and small team dynamics.

Chris Oxnard

Job Titles:
  • Associate
Coach and one-to-one executive developer with senior clinical and management background

Chris Taylor

Job Titles:
  • Associate
Chris has been with Oasis since 2007 and currently leads our work on social and environmental change. He is passionate about building our contribution to a more just and sustainable world. Having spent the last decade learning the art of intensive group processes and deep personal transformation, he has developed a unique approach to supporting change. This involves working with individuals and organisations to find purpose, create energy, and release potential. Chris brings this intuitive and impactful approach to his work with groups and to one-to-one coaching. People describe his work as "transformative", "seeing beyond the surface and pressing all the right buttons", even "subtle shamanism". In the UK Chris has worked with business on sustainability, helped develop capacity in a wide range of voluntary organisations and has mentored current and future leaders. He also designs and facilitates programmes for social and environmental activists including recent work supporting the campaign work of Extinction Rebellion. More regionally he supported a community project in Middlesborough to bring about positive social change through community living in deprived areas. Internationally he has mentored young change-makers in management education and held workshops in China, Europe and the US. Chris is married with three adult children. He is a music-lover, has been learning tai chi for nearly twenty years and is honing his skills as a performance poet. He and his wife recently moved to Herefordshire to live in community in order to get closer to the land that provides for us. Leading on social and environmental change through group processes and personal transformation Chris works with business on sustainability, helps develop capacity in voluntary organisations and mentors current and future leaders. He designs and facilitates programmes for social and environmental activists. Internationally he has mentored young change-makers in management education. Chris is an Oasis Associate. He is passionate about social and environmental change, and building our contribution to a more just and sustainable world.

Claire Maxwell

Job Titles:
  • Associate Director
  • Consultant
Claire Maxwell specialises in designing, developing and facilitating creative, collaborative and Whole Person approaches to organisational development. Claire Maxwell has worked as a consultant nationally and internationally for nearly 20 years. In 2005 she became Oasis's first Associate Director, before joining the Directors' Group in 2011. She returned to the role of Associate Director in 2017. She specialises in designing, developing and facilitating creative, collaborative and Whole Person approaches to organisational development, particularly in relation to integrating or re-configuring diverse teams, services and systems. She is highly sought after as a coach and regularly works at Board level. After an initial foray into the world of theatre and films, Claire worked as a film publicist for an internationally renowned animation company in London and was a founder member of a fringe theatre group. Despite valuing the creative world, Claire's desire to engage in something more socially challenging led her to work at management level in social care, qualifying as a social worker specialising in child protection. Her extensive career in the public sector fostered and encouraged a deeply held interest in and respect for the process of change and the impact imposed change can have on people and organisations. She studied at Master's level, achieving a degree with Distinction. Claire is also a qualified Lecturer and a guest speaker nationally and internationally. Her work now focuses on creating greater freedom and choice in decision making; encouraging deeper levels of relationship with the self and other to help confront increasing contradiction and complexity. This combination of the academic, the pragmatic and the developmental is most at play in Claire's relationship with the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative (GRLI). Claire was the first Chair of the Council of Partners Guardian Group and is now Chair of the Board of the GRLI. She has designed and facilitated innovative and pioneering Globally Responsible Practice workshops in Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility. These workshops, which are delivered internationally, create space for the accumulation of greater knowledge but also place an emphasis on developing the heart and mindset necessary for making a difference in the world. Claire has maintained a significant involvement with the theatre and spheres of creativity. She is interested in integrating creativity with collaborative approaches and has studied Socio Drama and Action Methods and was a founder member of Play Back Theatre Group. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Designs and facilitates creative, collaborative and Whole Person approaches to organisational development

Corinna Powlesland

Job Titles:
  • Associate
Corinna brings to Oasis 15 years' experience of working internationally as a speech/voice and presentation coach, with individuals and groups. Corinna utilises physical actor skills (presence/voice technique/breathing) with eastern traditions (yoga/mindfulness) in an approach which is nurturing, creative and truly holistic. This can be experienced at Oasis through our unique and innovative Speak To Be Heard programme which she leads alongside Glyn Fussell. She currently is a Designer and Coach/Facilitator with The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), a professional association for human resource management professionals, focusing on The Art of Presenting and The Art of Influencing. Since 2000 she has worked as a freelance coach for Idology - a London-based communications consultancy specialising in personal impact and presentations - and spent six years working at The Foreign and Commonwealth Office as a Presentations and Personal Impact Coach. Among her clients she also includes GCHQ, HMGCC, Chanel, Channel 4, UK Sport, CGGVeritas, FTI Consulting, Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, Warner Brothers, Universal Music and The Clore Fellowship. In addition to this, Corinna has been working as a professional actor and singer on stage and screen for over 25 years. She has regularly performed in leading roles on the West End stage, as well as the country's leading repertory theatres including West Yorkshire Playhouse (Sweeney Todd/The Crucible) and The Royal Exchange (The Revenger's Tragedy/Sweeney Todd). Most recently she has completed filming London Road for the National Theatre and Cuba films. She has also sung as a soloist at Ronnie Scott's in London, Don't Tell Mama's in New York and for the BBC - Songs from the Shows and Loose Ends. I am delighted to be leading this exciting and innovative programme at Oasis with my colleague and old friend Glyn Fussell. My experiences as a professional actor and singer help inform the work I do as a voice and presentation coach - and often help people overcome many of the challenges they face speaking with authority in their own lives and workplaces.

Emily Treadgold

Job Titles:
  • Community Associate
Emily is a Sound Healing practitioner in training, and uses a holistic approach in all of her work.

Fiona Rockett-Taylor

A finance and business consultant with over 20 years' experience in Management and Financial Accounting, Fiona is CIMA qualified and has experience of future visioning, strategic planning, business engagement and system implementation.

GLYN DAVID DOUGLAS FUSSELL

Job Titles:
  • CONSULTANT
  • Director

Glyn Fussell

Job Titles:
  • Co - Director
  • Co - Director of the Oasis School
  • Learning and Development Consultant and One - to - One Developer
Glyn Fussell is a highly experienced learning and development consultant and one-to-one developer with a track record of delivering innovative leadership development across a diverse range of sectors. As a coach, facilitator and trainer, Glyn has enabled individuals, groups and organisations to achieve extraordinary results. With a philosophy that places self-awareness and authenticity at the centre of truly effective leadership, Glyn works to ensure that clients' values are central to the work he does with them. His approach is to catalyse real change in behaviour, encourage visionary thinking and the alignment of personal, corporate and societal goals in a way that benefits all. Glyn has worked with a very wide range of individuals, teams and organisations. In his high profile work with an international leadership development organisation, Glyn was privileged to work with some of the UK's most influential and high profile leaders. His experience has led to a uniquely informed view of the leadership challenges faced by decision makers and the agility necessary for success. Glyn has offered leadership development at the highest levels within a very diverse cross section of organisations - ranging from Central Government to a number of market leaders and FTSE 100 companies from the private sector. He was lead consultant for the award winning Responsible Leadership Programme with PricewaterhouseCoopers and The Full Circle Programme with KPMG - both programmes merging experiential learning and dialogue with a real engagement with difference. With a creative edge developed from his background in performing arts, his approach empowers people to be confident and impactful in their leadership, to embrace change and be courageous in their choices. Glyn became a Co-Director of the Oasis School of Human Relations in 2016. He is a co-facilitator of our leadership programmes, including the Real Leaders programme and Speak to be Heard. Leadership and development consultant and coach enabling individuals, groups and organisations to achieve extraordinary results

Heather Barker

Job Titles:
  • Associate
Heather started her working life in the oil industry, and then established her own successful broking company. This gave her an invaluable insight into corporate life - the ingredients for success as well as areas that cause stress and can be personally challenging, the challenges faced by anyone setting up their own company, and the importance of communications and team working. As the nature of the oil industry changed, Heather looked for other challenges and worked as an interim manager and "trouble shooter", with companies and organisations offering services from the transport of humanitarian aid in East Africa to childcare in Swindon and inner-city regeneration in London. Her current focus is consultancy work within the private, public and voluntary sectors. An experienced consultant and developer focusing on the need for change and its impact

Helen Green

Job Titles:
  • Associate
Helen Green's passion is to encourage, challenge and guide individuals at transition points in their lives when they either want or need to explore a new direction in their career. She has over 20 years' experience in Human Resource Management in a variety of roles, mostly within the public sector. Her career has given her many opportunities to work with individuals to support their personal and professional development. As an HR manager and recruiter she often met candidates who had much to offer, but sadly let themselves down during a recruitment process. As a result many missed out on opportunities where they could have excelled. Even people with impressive work histories may struggle to value or even recognise what they have to offer. Redundancy or major changes at work can leave individuals feeling insecure and lacking in confidence. I see my role is to support the individual during this difficult period, suggesting ways of making progress and developing more confidence. Helen is qualified to Level A and B in psychometric testing with a particular interest in the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). She has found the MBTI a useful tool in helping people understand their personality preferences, their ways of communicating and their decision-making processes. It also enables teams to make constructive use of their differences. Helen's connection with Oasis goes back to 1999. She completed an Advanced Certificate in Human Relations in 2000 and an Advanced Diploma in Facilitator Styles in 2001. She was part of the Whole Person Learning co-operative inquiry. As a keen photographer she has been delighted that her work has been hung in two exhibitions at the Oasis Centre. Guiding and challenging people at transition points as they explore new directions in their careers

Holly Roberts

Job Titles:
  • Projects, Contracts and Finance Administrator
Holly Joined Oasis in the spring of 2019 as Maternity cover for our Finance Administrator role, since then she has been employed full time, with her role developing into overseeing projects and new contracts. Holly oversees projects, contracts and holds budgets for parts of finance.

Isabela Souza

Job Titles:
  • Associate
Experienced facilitator in Whole Person approaches with an inter-disciplinary background in sustainability and climate change

Jane Bytheway

Job Titles:
  • Associate
  • Personal Development Coach
Jane Bytheway is a highly skilled personal development coach and facilitator, whose clients value her contribution in two core areas: as a One-to-One Developer and empowering transitioning teams in growing / changing organisations in order to improve individual, team and business performance. Her approach focuses on developing deeper levels of connection to and understanding of both self and other, leading to increased confidence and resilience in individuals, and increased collaboration and effectiveness in teams. Coach and facilitator increasing confidence, resilience and effectiveness in others

Jennifer Potter

Job Titles:
  • Associate
  • Coach
  • Consultant
Jennifer Potter is a highly experienced coach, consultant, mentor and wellness expert, with a track record of delivering exceptional results both in house and as a consultant. Jennifer is an inspiring, experienced and accomplished organisational and leadership development practitioner. Her work enables individuals and organisations to see and commit to the bigger picture, as well as gain clarity on both the blocks and the dots that need to be given attention and perhaps joined. She is skilled at asking the right questions and challenging assumptions for the greater good. Before establishing herself as a successful independent consultant, Jennifer worked as a senior leader in a FTSE 100 company for more than 15 years. Her work spans across business planning, marketing strategy, employee engagement, cultural change and internal communication. Jennifer has a strong empathy for the demands of running organisations in today's challenging environment and the importance of people and team dynamics in that success. She thrives on taking teams on a journey to high performance. Jennifer works with individuals and senior teams, to enable both their development and impact as leaders, as well as the strategic direction of the organisation. She believes that a strong clarity of vision and purpose, as well as a willingness to explore individual questions and issues, together with relationships with others, is as crucial for team performance as is a willingness to acknowledge what needs to change. She has worked as a consultant with organisations of all sizes, from start ups and charities like The Watermill Theatre to large corporates such as ASDA, BT and Sainsbury's as well as working with medium sized digital and creative agencies. In addition to her development and coaching work, she is jointly responsible for holding and running the Resilience and Wellbeing Network at Oasis. A members network that comes together to share best practice and future thinking about what it takes to create places to work where employees can reach their full potential without burning out. Jennifer hold an awareness of how everything is connected and applies a whole person approach to her work with people. She has a deep empathy for the different stages of life and how systems can be as much of a challenge as the people within them. As well as holding two degrees (one in Business Strategy and Marketing and the other in Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture), and two diplomas, she is NLP qualified, DiSC certified and a seasoned Action Learning Facilitator. Jennifer is an experienced consultant with a sharp mind and a big heart. She brings theory, experience and a passion for continuous learning both of herself and within the dynamic of her clients. She is author of Stronger, Braver, Wiser which was published in 2018, is an ambassador for IDAS charity and also works collaboratively with the not for profit On Road Media, and holds a monthly peer group to support the wellbeing of poverty activists. Highly experienced coach, consultant, and wellness expert offering an integrated approach to wellbeing at work

Julie Barnes

Job Titles:
  • Associate
Julie Barnes works with Oasis as a facilitator, organisational consultant, personal counsellor/supervisor and coach/one-to-one developer using person-centred and whole person principles and Appreciative Inquiry. She has 30 years' experience of working in the public sector and independently with individuals and organisations. Graduating in social sciences, Julie has worked in social care research, inspection and policy development for adults and children's services in local and national government in England and Wales. As an independent consultant, she has contributed to research, inspection (HMICA), evaluation, policy development and change management facilitation for local and national government departments, academic research teams and other UK organisations. She has offered individual counselling and coaching since 1996 and has a private practice in Nottingham. Julie has been working with Appreciative Inquiry, a dynamic, relational approach to learning and change, since 2002, having trained in the UK and USA, practised widely in different contexts and written about its application in counselling, supervision, research and social care improvement. She is currently exploring the connections between AI and Whole Person Learning. Working with person-centred and whole person principles and Appreciative Inquiry, Julie offers her passion for working with individuals and organisations who want to learn, develop and unlock their potential. She encourages people to work in the ways that best suit them, being creative and innovative, self-managing within a supportive and accepting environment - achieving and sustaining their very best. She is particularly interested in collaborative approaches that invite people to learn from their experiences and build on their individual and corporate strengths to create flourishing lives and environments and exceptional outcomes. Working innovatively and creatively, Julie is committed to approaches which offer an equal voice to people who are often excluded from formal planning processes and has supported people with learning disabilities and people with dementia to participate in having their say and being heard within formal processes. She is fascinated by the impact of presence beyond words and healing and growth through rhythm, drumming, music, singing, mindfulness meditation and the creative use of images and other media. As a civil celebrant, she co-creates and conducts funeral and wedding ceremonies which reflect the beliefs and wishes of families. Facilitator, organisational consultant, supervisor and coach working from Whole Person and AI principles Zena Bernacca Associate Oasis Associate and former co-director working in the UK and Uganda

Kathryn Winterburn

Job Titles:
  • Associate
Kathryn is an inspiring and accomplished organisation and leadership development consultant. Her work helps people see the context of their systems from different perspectives. She is skilled at challenging norms and behaviours, generating new possibilities for lasting change. She possess a rare mix of international, public and private sector experience gained over 30 years, including 16 years in highly complex and fluid NHS environments. She works with individuals, teams, boards and other diverse groups supporting their development and learning with a range of approaches. Kathryn is a strong advocate of experiential learning and reflexive practice. She has designed and delivered a broad range of leadership programmes including clinical leadership development, board development and aspiring director programmes. She has successfully established communities of practice and learning networks that provide places of learning, inquiry, peer support and reflection. When working one-to-one, her coaching style is challenging but empathetic, working holistically with clients to create ideas and craft new ways of thinking, seeing and being. Using penetrating questions as well as a range of creative methods, working with Kathryn is a rich client-centred and supportive experience. Before establishing herself as an independent consultant, Kathryn worked in a senior leadership position as head of the NHS Yorkshire and the Humber Leadership Academy, a regional resource for the provision of leadership development and organisation development for senior leaders within health and social care across the substantial geography. Prior to this, Kathryn held a range of OD & HR positions in the NHS, at both regional and local levels. Kathryn's early career began at British Telecom where she worked as an HR specialist on a major process re-engineering project delivering service change. Her work in the USA included operational management in the publishing industry and HR roles within chemical and manufacturing environments. Kathryn is a seasoned professional with a deep understanding of the dynamics of organisations and systems. Her consultancy practice is built on a strong theoretical base and academic research, grounded in the real work of people in organisations. At the centre of her work is the power of reflexive practice and learning, situated in the challenges of today's complex world. She holds a Master's Degree in Management Learning and Leadership from Lancaster University. Her academic interests continue and she has published articles in the field of leadership development and action learning. She is a co-associate editor of the international Journal of Action Learning Research and Practice, a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and ODN Europe. She is also a Trustee of Forget Me Not, a West Yorkshire-based children's hospice. Outside of work she enjoys photography, wide-open spaces, poetry, art and theatre.

Lise Ribeiro

Job Titles:
  • Head of Whole Person Working Initiatives
Shaping strategy and holding relationships with clients and commissioners of employee support and the Resilience and Wellbeing Network

Liz Goold

Job Titles:
  • Associate
  • Coach
  • Consultant
Liz Goold is an experienced organisation consultant, facilitator and coach with over 28 years' experience working in the field of organisation development, learning and change within the voluntary and public sectors and with donor agencies and Foundations - in the UK, Europe, Africa and Asia. She specialises in accompanying individuals, teams, Boards and organisations through change and transition; facilitating strategic thinking and systems change; leadership team development; and innovative and experiential learning programmes in leadership and organisational change, including with the National College, Ashridge Business School and Public Health England. She is an accredited and experienced executive coach, workplace mediator, leadership team coach and MBTI practitioner, as well as facilitator of Action Learning Sets. She is also experienced in running large group processes using World Café, Appreciative Inquiry and Open Space. Liz brings a complexity and systemic approach to her work, which enables her to keep the wider picture in mind, whilst paying attention to what is happening in the ‘here and now'. This may include surfacing unhelpful patterns of behaviour and mindsets, as well as cultivating what works. She is particularly interested in working across boundaries, be they organisational, sector, cultural, professional, geographical - helping to build connections and work with difference and power relationships. She enjoys using her strong inquiry, relational and facilitation skills to help create the conditions and humanising spaces for different kinds of conversation that support positive and sustainable shifts in thinking and practice, in support of purpose and positive change in the lives of communities and citizens. She has a background in international development, human rights and sustainability and was co-Director of a Masters-level development programme for leaders of civil society foundations in Central and Eastern Europe. She has also served as a trustee of an international NGO for over 13 years. Liz has worked as a coach and mentor for chief executives, senior leaders and change practitioners across housing, local government, NHS and international NGOs and Foundations, working with some for several years. Experienced organisation consultant, systems enabler, leadership team and executive coach

MARION RAGALIAUSKAS - Secretary

Job Titles:
  • Company Secretary
  • DIRECTOR
  • Co - Director / Consultant With a Grounded Approach, Making Her an Ideal Sounding Board and Partner for Change
Consultant with a grounded approach, making her an ideal sounding board and partner for change

Mark Drewell

Job Titles:
  • Leader
  • Global Programmes Advisory Group
Mark Drewell is a thought leader and practitioner at the interface between business and society. He is a Senior Partner at the ForeSight Group and is the former CEO of the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative, a UN-founded international partnership of companies and business schools taking action to develop the next generation of globally responsible leaders. He is also Chairman of the Swedish-based World's Children's Prize for the Rights of the Child Foundation. He is a past board member of San Francisco-headquartered, 14,000-member International Association of Business Communicators; senior associate of the University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership; Deputy Chairman of the Advisory Board of the University of South Africa's Centre for Corporate Citizenship and Chairman of Africa's largest indigenous environmental NGO, the Endangered Wildlife Trust. Born in the UK and educated at Oxford University (Politics, Philosophy and Economics), Mark's business career began in 1984 in mining finance in the City of London. He moved to South Africa in 1989 and joined international diversified industrial company Barloworld Limited. Starting out in the steel and ferrochrome business, where he was deeply involved with South Africa's political transition, he then moved to cement business PPC, and then for a decade headed Corporate Affairs, Investor Relations and Group Marketing. He has business interests in property, a distillery and an asset management company, lives in Devon and is married with four children.

Mary Godfrey

Job Titles:
  • Associate
  • Designer, Curator
Mary is a coach and mentor with experience in creativity, leadership, organisational change and cultural development. Mary is a coach and mentor with experience in creativity, leadership, organisational change and cultural development. Originally trained as a textile designer, in 1985 she joined the iconic Bettys & Taylors Group, a values-led, family-owned food and beverage company in Yorkshire, bringing her creative mind to a diverse range of leadership roles spanning product development, design, interior architecture, marketing, communications, and change management. When the company appointed the Oasis School of Human Relations as their partner for organisational development, she became the lead director for organisational, people and cultural development, responsible for developing and embedding whole person learning approaches across the whole business. She has played a key role in leadership development including new approaches to distributed leadership, learning and development, and collaborative and peer-based working. As their Chair she was instrumental in founding and establishing the company's pioneering Collaborative CEO leadership model and she has in-depth experience of developing and sustaining ways of working that allows business, Board and shareholders to build effective and aligned relationships, and enable people throughout the organisation to be self-managing and work together better. Mary is on the board of the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative and is a founding member of the GRLI ‘Guardian Group' which advises and holds the Board to account for living its values in practice. She is the current Chair of the Oasis Foundation which supports those engaged in social change and social justice through applied whole person learning approaches. Through this wealth of experience Mary has a deep understanding of the kind of issues and challenges that individuals face in their working relationships and when trying to achieve a better work-life balance. In her coaching practice she has a natural and empathetic coaching style and is able to build relationships of trust and openness with her clients. Deep listening is at the heart of her practice and she brings a quality of questioning, insight and intuition that facilitates change and learning. Mary believes whole heartedly in people's ability to find their own solutions, make choices that are right for them and their context, and learn how to be more resilient and achieve their aims. Designer, curator, facilitator and business woman. Currently Director of Change and Performance, and previously Chair of the Collaborative CEO, for Bettys and Taylors Group, Mary has been an organisational partner of Oasis for ten years, and a member of the Oasis Foundation since 2016. She has experience of responsible leadership, communications and governance.

Mary Millar

Job Titles:
  • Associate
Collaborating on creative change, transition and development for individuals, teams and organisations

Michelle Hynes

Job Titles:
  • Finance Officer
Michelle provides support with day-to-day finance at Oasis - including invoicing, wages and banking. She has over 15 years' experience supporting small businesses with their accounts and finance. Michelle has previously worked for TSB bank before moving onto Bookkeeping for small businesses. In this time she has gained her AAT Bookkeeping & Accounting Qualifications level 1 2 & 3. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, which includes her two sons, a daughter and a grand-daughter. She enjoys her role at Oasis and the challenges of managing the day-to-day finances.

NICHOLAS JOHN ELLERBY

Job Titles:
  • DIRECTOR

Nick Ellerby

Job Titles:
  • Co - Director
  • Consultant
  • Founding Member
  • Co - Founder and Co - Director of the Oasis School of Human
Nick Ellerby is a trusted confidant to leaders, mentors, leading organisations, senior teams and change agents. He brings a background in psychology, leadership, multidimensional culture change, human relations practice and depth facilitation. His experience of being a supportive, catalytic and challenging consultant, facilitator and one-to-one developer spans over thirty years. He thrives on helping people and organisations develop their potential and capacity for change. Nick has proven ability in designing and implementing significant culture change processes, developing key teams to face uncertainty and work collaboratively, navigating the complexity and unpredictability involved in achieving whole organisational development. He brings an incisive capacity to work beneath the obvious whilst demonstrating a deep understanding of people, relationships and organisations. He works in public, commercial, family business, third sector and hybrid organisations, with experience of working globally. He is co-facilitator on longer-term programmes including the Global Innovation Collaboratory and Whole Person Facilitating as well as enjoying shorter intensives such as Skills for Change. Nick takes a lead role in developing inquiries into questions aligned with social change, responsible leadership and innovation. He is co-founder of the Oasis School of Human Relations, creating a radical peer-based organisation pioneering Whole Person Learning in the UK and globally. Nick is a member of: Institute of Family Business Advisory Council (UK) Kin&Co Advisory Board (London) Resilience and Wellbeing Network Advisory Group (Yorkshire) Windsor Castle Leadership Dialogue Custodian Group The Foresight global task force (Stockholm) He also serves as: Trustee of the Oasis Foundation Senior Advisor to the UNGC/EFMD Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative (which Nick is a founding member of) enabling 70 institutions and international businesses world-wide including New School, INSEAD, Bettys and Taylors Group, London Business School, Aviva, Daimler and Petrobras Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufacturing and Science. He is author of The Seven Stage Model, Peering into the Future, Working Relationships for the 21 st Century: A Guide to Authentic Collaboration, and Discovering the Temperaments and co-author of 7 Principles to Shape the Workplace of Tomorrow. Co-founder and co-director of the Oasis School of Human Relations. Nick is a consultant, facilitator and one-to-one developer over 30 years with experience in public, commercial, family business, third sector and hybrid organisations, as well as global work.

Nita Shah-Evans

Job Titles:
  • Associate

Pam Winter

Job Titles:
  • Associate
Developing people's creative potential through one-to-one development and facilitation

Paul Davies

Job Titles:
  • Associate
Supporting change in organisations using consultancy, action research and inquiry

Pippa Farrington

Job Titles:
  • Client Services Co - Ordinator

Rick Trask

Job Titles:
  • Associate
International coach, facilitator and adviser supporting personal and organisational development Background in international business and third sector leadership. A mentor and consultant for over ten years, Rick works as a lead associate with Oasis. He has experience of charitable funding, pragmatic approaches, natural systems thinking and project management. He is engaged with questions relating to trust, whole person learning and its application in practice.

Sam Anderson

Job Titles:
  • Associate
  • Associate Director and Founder of Multi - Award - Winning Charity the Junction, Member of PEERWorks Group

Sarah Bryson

Job Titles:
  • Associate
An experienced one-to-one developer with 20 years' experience leading people and teams

Su Hemming - CCO

Job Titles:
  • Head of Communications

Susan Ralphs

Job Titles:
  • Associate
A mentor and a coach with 25 years' experience in leadership roles in the third and social business sectors

Thea Mortimer

Job Titles:
  • Financial Administrator

Tim Morgan

Job Titles:
  • Finance Advisory Group

Valerie Monti

Job Titles:
  • Associate
Experienced facilitator, mentor and coach using sociodrama and creative action methods

Zena Bernacca

Job Titles:
  • Associate
  • Associate and Former Co - Director