Who Are We?
I work as a business and change partner to forward thinking businesses. I devise innovative, strategic, people and culture solutions that address business challenges, always putting the human at the centre.
I have 25 years of experience in the media sector working with global agencies and media owners at board level. The first part of my career elevated me to Media Director at PHD, with overall responsibility for key clients such as Sainsbury’s and Gillette. I then discovered my big passion for helping people be the best they can be in the work they do and creating cultures that drive this. I ran my own consultancy for 10 years working with a team for a wide range of clients such as ITV, Viacom, Arcadia and Dentsu Aegis. I am now personally sought after for my thinking and experience in building and transforming cultures and have worked in-house and as a consultant for brands such as Sainsbury’s, The Financial Ombudsman and The Evening Standard.
- BA (hons) degree
- Business Coaching: BCF, ILM accredited
- Emergenetics Coach
- NLP Practitioner
- AC (Association for Coaching) accredited and member
- ILM accredited
I work with individuals and teams who seek to shift mindset and become more conscious within their careers and organisations. My aim is to influence leaders to become more aware of human responsibilities, encouraging a mindset of valuing people before profit.
My corporate experience started in the media industry where I worked at a senior management level for The Guardian, The Express and The Mail on Sunday. In addition to overseeing advertising budgets, my role included the responsibility of training and developing sales teams. In 2009 I left corporate life and began to work as a people development consultant with David. This involved writing and facilitating bespoke development programmes for clients to include Channel 4, MTV, Sony Music, Qualcomm, MGOMD, Maxus (Group M) and The Evening Standard. I am now involved in working with forward thinking leadership teams who want to grow ethically and instil positive human values that make their companies thrive.
- MSc in Psychology
- Practitioners Diploma in Executive Coaching
- ICF (International Coaching Federation) accredited and Member
It’s time for a corporate revolution. We believe we have a responsibility to look beyond profit and seek to better our corporate and entrepreneurial propositions for the sake of humanity! In the post digital revolution era we need to look deep inside at who, how and what we lead, as robots replace humans in utility.
Blogs & Articles
Have a look at some of the wonderful things people say about us.
Mr & Mrs Smith
Having Vanessa and David host regular drop-in sessions in the office for our team has created a safe, confidential space for them to explore and discuss ideas both professionally and personally. I've seen first-hand the effects of this on the wellbeing of our team and just how much they value this. The support of Vanessa and David has helped us really demonstrate how important our people are, and that our business will only thrive if we support and help them grow.
Tamara Lohan, Founder and COO, Mr & Mrs Smith
"David's session was engaging, entertaining and informative. He tailored it to an audience that was both Deaf and hearing and allowed all to fully engage with the session in an inclusive way. A really entertaining presentation style and a perfect inclusion in our company away day. Thank you."
Kenny Toal, Director, ITV SignPost
"Vanessa and her team were excellent, extremely professional and knowledgeable. The workshop created positive learning about each other and it was a great start to our annual strategy day. As the Director of the business, I received nothing but positive feedback about the workshop and my team have asked for another session with Vanessa at mid year."
Teresa Timberlake, Director