I'm a qualified HR professional and a chartered member of the IPD, with a passion for facilitation, consulting, coaching and mentoring. Now my children are reasonably self-sufficient I practise yoga, play netball and enjoy taking my dog for walks along the beach.

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I'm an award-winning speaker and subject-matter expert on ‘millennials' and how to create inter-generational harmony in the workplace. My clients say I'm intensely human, practical, empathic and hard-hitting in my support and development of ambitious, smart, corporate professionals and leaders headed for the top. 


I travel and write a LOT - both for fun and business (generally  the same thing for me).




I specialise in sales capability, body language and customer service excellence. I'm a fluent speaker of "customer language" and have the ability to see all things through their eyes. 


Travel is a huge part of my life and I'm lucky to travel worldwide for work. I'm the one always out exploring when in new locations. In the UK I can be found walking, riding horses, shooting clays or practising yoga.




I'm a multi-faceted Wise Older Woman, WOW, with 4 decades of working with leadership personally and supporting leadership talent and growth. As an experienced coach, mentor and organisational consultant, I am passionate about growth, innovation and bringing balance and wellbeing to individuals and systems.


A natural collaborator I bring that extra creative eye and strategic perspective to shadow consulting and coaching work.

In my ’spare’ time I enjoy being a mother of 6 adults, a grandmother, being in nature, exploring my own creative practice and learning.




I have over 15 years' experience working with professional and financial services organisations.


I've delivered executive development, leadership & management programmes, succession planning and career development frameworks. All with an emphasis on aligning people development with strategic and commercial imperatives.


Central to my coaching style is the power of relationships, resilience and authenticity. I take a whole person approach and focus on helping individuals increase their professional impact by building on their strengths and the opportunities available to them.


I have a pragmatic and outcome focused approach and specialise in leadership, confidence, career and resilience.




I've worked with early in careers talent (trainees, graduates, interns, apprentices – you name it!) all the way to Executive teams getting to know each other post-merger. What all Talent has in common is the need to grow confidently in a sustainable and fulfilling manner. I love watching individuals grow into their potential and helping organisations align talent to their strategy.


My true passion is coaching. I use an approach that helps individuals use curiosity to uncover patterns that have kept them stuck. With self-compassion, individuals can find their starting point and begin growing towards their version of success.


I have my MA in Industrial/Organisational Psychology and further certifications in Hogan, EQ 2.0, DiSC, Transactional Analysis, Coaching (ATD and ICF in progress) as well as Triathlon England. I love learning and hope my natural curiosity about what makes us human enriches not only who I get to connect with but also who I am. I have two young daughters, a supportive partner, three road bikes and an ice cream maker that is in constant use.




I have 15 years’ experience working in financial services. I love helping to create better workplace cultures – through equality and diversity, through process improvement, through facilitation and empowering staff to understand how they can make a difference.

In my spare time, I volunteer as a governor for a local primary school, where I take responsibility for equality and diversity.

My previous hobby as a stand-up comedian is now in the past (owing to huge popular demand), but I do still enjoy making people laugh when I get the chance.

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Creative Consultant

I’m an ACCA qualified Accountant, Systems Auditor and Risk Manager turned Nutrition & Lifestyle Practitioner who is somehow the key provider of animated graphics. Out of a combination of numerous career experiences I’ve evolved to provide an eclectic mix of business support skills, creativity and “Jack of All Trades” back up. I also support the team with expert advice on how to optimise cake and coffee intake for maximum wellbeing benefit.



Operations Consultant

I support Gooding & Wood in a variety of ways with the accounting and finance.

When I'm not in ‘work’ mode I'm found outside chasing my three young adventurers, playing football and enjoying nature.



Marketing Consultant

I'm an extra pair of expert marketing hands to help keep the Gooding & Wood brand true to its roots.

With over 15 years experience and 2 little girls I fit work around 'Mum' life. In my 'spare' time I enjoy tasting gin and running (not at the same time!) 



Virtual Assistant

I set up my award-winning home based Virtual Assistant business in 2017 and support clients like Max & Kate all across the UK with their admin, sales and marketing tasks. With over two decades of corporate PA experience, I’m a fanatical planner, do-er, problem solver and a bit of a tech whizz.


When I’m not busy in the business I’m either running around with my daughter, out walking the dog, away in my campervan or spreading kindness in the world.  We could all spread some more kindness don’t you think?



Virtual Assistant

I have been a successful Virtual Assistant for four years and before that I clocked up nearly two decades of experience in the retail management and property sectors.  I love to plan and organise anything and everything and thrive on helping people with their admin! 


I am a chocolate-loving Yorkshire girl who is kept on my toes by two energetic girls, and I have a growing ambition to travel and read more.

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The fuel

We're crucial to keeping the G&W team going and find that we're regularly called on as a reward or a pick-me-up.