GO M.A.D THINKING - Key Persons
Andy is the developer of the Go M.A.D.® Thinking System, author of over 10 books, international conference speaker, change management facilitator for 300+ organisations in over 40 countries. He is responsible for inspiring and developing the Go M.A.D.® team to have Light Bulb Moments, researching how people think, writing practical development books and designing transformational change and improvement programmes.
Whilst he has a MSc in Human Resource Development, at heart Andy is a pragmatist that cares passionately about people continuously improving at work and helping others to Go Make A Difference. His 17 minute TEDx talk The Art of Making A Difference shares his story and our core methodology.
Andy is Managing Consultant of Westofcenter Ltd, a consulting firm that supports ambitious companies in achieving high performance business outcomes. The approach is rooted in more than 30-years of business development, marketing, agency, and client management experience.
Prior to setting up Westofcenter, Andy was Chief Development Officer for Hotwire, one of the world's leading technology communications firms. In this role, he was responsible for the agency's growth from £4.8m turnover to more than £35m and was part of the leadership team that acquired and then integrated US based Eastwick Communications into the business to create a right sized challenger agency that has consistently outperformed the established multi-national networks.
- Creative Design Lead & Head of DoGoodery
Chris creates great video content for our digital programmes and client case studies. His responsibilities include filming, editing, and storing our increasingly large video and audio library as well as researching and developing exciting new digital avenues for our Kaination and Thinking for Good brands.
Chris is a brilliant presenter and regular public speaker for global audiences of up to 20,000 people. Through his active involvement in Rotaract he was one of the youngest recipients of the prestigious Paul Harris Award given by the International Rotary Foundation.
In his "Head of DoGoodery" role within Go M.A.D.®, Chris is our global ambassador for Thinking for Good and keeps us on track towards our 2028 humanitarian vision.
- International Management Consultant
- Non - Exec Chairman
Clive is an international management consultant with a reputation as a visionary CEO within the Insurance industry where he originated the idea of the first trust based Pay-As-You-Drive policy in the world and set up Royal Insurance in Italy where he was General Manager and CEO from launch until the business was sold to Direct Line.
Clive has established and grown traditional and fintech businesses in UK, EMEA, Italy, Portugal, Bahrain, and Australia. His global strategic experience plus his ability to speak 8 languages adds incredible value to the Go M.A.D.® team and our international clients. Originally a client in 2000, he is a passionate advocate of everything we do having successfully applied the Go M.A.D.® Thinking methodology around the world for 20+ years.
As a multi-talented allrounder, outside of work, he is also an accomplished musician and creative artist.
- Operations Improvement & Special Projects Manager
- Thinking Engineer / Head of Consulting Services
David heads up our consulting team delivering our Goal Alignment Process (G.A.P.) and The Big Think collaboration projects. He works mainly with directors and senior leaders to design and deliver bespoke solutions to improve and accelerate organisational and system results through better thinking approaches.
David previously worked at the Institute of Directors as a tutor. He has over 15 years' experience working with boards and senior teams in various UK sectors to develop improved leadership and organisational development capability.
A keen long-distance walker, he also has a love of camping and anything badger related!
After 23 years of retail banking and quality improvement, Harriett joined Andy at Go M.A.D.® believing she would have a comfortable role as a Make It Happen Manager. This was not to be the case and, as the business grew, she now finds herself dealing with mainly financial, legal compliance and trademark/copyright issues. Fortunately, much of this can be dealt with remotely and so Harriett does enjoy travelling and playing bridge.
Helen has a background in NHS & HSE Ireland healthcare working as a Paramedic, Paramedic Tutor, Emergency department staff nurse and a Clinical Leader with a NHS 111 provider. She has a strong leadership background over many years and has been proactively engaged with external stakeholders within the NHS. She is passionate about making a difference and developing teams and organisations.
She is proud of how she has supported the growth and journey of her teams over the years and enjoys providing 1-to-1 coaching. This leads to more purposeful conversations and delivers transformations within both personal and work lives.
- Digital Product / Project Manager
Jade has a first-class degree in psychology and has combined her published research with the Go M.A.D.® Thinking methodology within our digital "Well-being" programme for which she is the lead presenter.
Jade leads the digital team and is the project manager for all the digital products and projects within the business.
With a love of acting, she occasionally gets asked about the Zombie B-movie she once starred in!
Kath is massively experienced having joined Go M.A.D.® as employee number two over 20 years ago. Unsurprisingly, she has worked with a wide range of public and private sector organisations designing and facilitating largescale leadership and change programmes.
Since joining our team in 2013, Mark has developed to become our lead trainer for our public 30-Day DASH and 90-Day Mastery Programmes in addition to working on bespoke programmes with clients. He also delivers our licenced train the trainer programmes for internal Master Coaches and facilitators.
His passion and energy for helping people learn the Go M.A.D. Thinking methodology is infectious and this transfers into his international volleyball coaching and other sports.
Outside of the Go M.A.D® team, Mark is a multi-sports host and commentator and worked at the 2012 & 2016 Olympics and Paralympics. He is also an audio description commentator for the blind and partially sighted and a massive Leicester City fan.
- Company Secretary
- Emergency Department Staff Nurse
- Thinking Engineer / Head of Digital Strategy
Vicky has been with Go M.A.D. Thinking since October 2014 and works part-time. She liaises with clients and the Thinking Engineers to ensure the smooth running and delivery of programmes. She works behind the scenes for the everyday running of the office and is a friendly face to greet clients on arrival at our HQ. And finally makes it happen!
Vicky is a Mum of three and enjoys running and achieved a sub three-hour marathon in 2021.
- Thinking Engineer / Head of Operations
Wayne has a great operational leadership background which has been invaluable during the Covid-19 pandemic. He works closely with licenced partners to optimise application of the Go M.A.D.® Thinking methodology and measure results. His client work is predominantly NHS focused where he has a passion for making a difference and supporting licenced ThinkOn Master Coaches to deliver our methodology internally.
Previously, Wayne was the senior employability and workforce lead, operationalising countrywide government initiatives aligned to Saudi Arabia's bold 2030 vision. Despite returning in 2018, he is still getting used to the cooler UK climate and only removes layers of clothing on the hottest of hot days.