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Romaine Millington
Director and Founder, NEXUS People Solutions

Romaine Millington - NEXUS People Solutions

Romaine specialises in individual, team and leadership development, focusing largely on behaviour and the impact of that behaviour. She is particularly interested in the ‘psychological contract’ and all of her work is based on the underpinning principle of “valuing differences, bridging gaps”.

 

With over 25 years’ experience in the field of Human Resources, Romaine has developed a wide range of people-development skills. She has spent much of the last 30 years living and working in a multi-cultural environment, including several years in France, Italy, UK and USA.

 

Romaine’s honest and transparent style enables her to quickly develop a rapport with clients and facilitates an open and real exchange from a very early stage. She has a positive approach, encouraging individuals to capitalise on their strengths as well as working on their development needs. She considers that authenticity (‘being oneself’) and having fun are essential ingredients to a successful working environment.

In an extra-professional capacity, Romaine has considerable experience in the field of counselling – including general counselling, relationship counselling, understanding eating disorders and working with the sexually abused.

Expertise

Design and delivery of Assessment Experiences – both Individual Assessments and Assessment Centres; Individual Coaching; Team Coaching; Soft Skills Training (Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotional Intelligence, Managing Conflict…); Workshop Facilitation (MBTI®, Personal Development Planning…).

Languages

English, French, Italian

Qualifications

MA – Human Resource Management (Nottingham, UK)
Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (UK)
Executive Coaching Masterclass (Linkage International - Brussels)
Coaching “Expertise et Perfectionnement” programme at HEC-CRC, Paris
Certified Practitioner: NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) (John Seymour)
Advanced training in Transactional Analysis
Certified Coach PCM: Process Communication Europe (Certified by John Parr)
Certified Practitioner in:
• MBTI® (Myers Briggs Type Indicator),
• Bar-On EQ-I® (Emotional Intelligence indicator),
• SDI® (Strength Deployment Inventory)
• DISC Psychometric Testing (Personal Profile Analysis, Thomas International)

Alison Stubbs

Alison StubbsAlison has been designing and delivering leadership development programmes in large organisations across the financial, transport, engineering, medical technology and retail sectors since 1988. Whilst working with Grandmet, Thorn EMI and House of Fraser, where she had accountability for corporate learning and development strategy, has particularly given her the experience and motivation to support leaders and organisations through times of significant organisational change.


Her wide range of professional skills has enabled her to support individuals and organisations through development and transition. These include the design and delivery of a range of solutions to develop specific leadership behaviours including coaching, innovative workshops, mentoring and individually tailored development activities in the retail environment.

 

Alison has introduced and implemented a 360 feedback programme for a large team of European IT managers in the transport sector as well as developing a competency framework to support succession and reward in the service sector.

Alison’s strong service and commercial orientation stems from her early career in sales and operational management and this fuels her desire to ensure all her activities are well grounded and provide demonstrable business results.

When coaching, her warmth and empathy quickly secures the trust and confidence of her clients. She balances this with insightful questions and challenges to increase self-awareness, explore new opportunities and inspire action.

Expertise

Extensive change management and organisation development experience; specialist in designing and delivering leadership development workshops and executive one-to-one and team coaching; identifying and growing high potential managers. Highly skilled in providing 360 feedback and facilitating strategic reviews and team build programmes.

Qualifications

Advanced Diploma in Coaching and Mentoring (merit)
BPS (British Psychological Society) accreditation at Levels A and B in psychometric testing
Accredited user of OPQ (Occupational Personality Questionnaire), MBTI® (Myers Briggs Type Indicator), Profiler, Hay Group ECI (Emotional Competency Inventory) 360 and Strengthscope
Certified Practitioner NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming)

Clare White

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Clare WhiteClare has many years’ experience in executive and management consulting and is skilled in individual assessment and development. She has contributed to a number of team development initiatives and successfully coached a number of high-potential managers, achieving effective behaviour change.


Clare has designed a management development centre for a large pan European transport company, which included the design of competency based simulations, constructing evaluation guides in relation to the organisation competency framework.

 

She has been involved as a Lead Coach / Facilitator on numerous managerial and executive level development centres, including competency based interviewing, providing immediate feedback and on-going coaching.

Clare has provided consultancy services to several large HR Consulting firms. Projects include working as Lead Coach on senior executive development centres for several global clients; delivery of training programme on Influencing Skills, for mobile telecommunications company; design and delivery of training programme on “people skills” for a credit card company; delivery of 360° feedbacks to a manufacturing company and design of a coaching framework for use by a beverages company.

Expertise

Coaching skills for mid and senior managers; Feedback assessments – 16PF, MBTI®, and Watson-Glaser; 360° Interpretation and facilitation; Feedback and interviewing skills for HR managers; Performance Management workshops.

Qualifications

MSc - Occupational Psychology (University of Hull)
BSc - Psychology 2i
Thesis: Investigating the effect of music on mood
Post-graduate Consulting Skills module for MSc Programme
MBTI® Practitioner (Myers Briggs Type Indicator)

Danny Freedman

Danny FreedmanBuilding on over 15 years’ experience in international corporate training & development, HR business partnering and marketing, in conjunction with a “Co-active” coaching certification and In-company coaching experience, Danny aims to support and develop senior managers individually and within teams to achieve their full potential.


Danny spent 8 years of his early career in Nortel Networks (Matra), a global telecoms provider, in various International HR & Marketing roles based in UK, France and Germany, coaching on various international graduate and senior manager assessment centres. He subsequently spent 3 years as European Training Director for Parker/Waterman pens, implementing a performance culture and reinforcing leadership expertise. Most recently, he spent 4 years as Global Training Director for energy giant, Areva, designing, implementing and facilitating various management and profession training programmes. He regularly supported senior managers through individual coaching sessions and as part of international development centres aimed at high potential managers. He now trains and consults in various multinational organisations on issues of leadership and competency development.

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Expertise

Organisational Development, Cultural Change, HR harmonisation during mergers and acquisitions, Developing Leadership Skills
Training Programme design and facilitation of Management and Functional Development Programmes
Global deployment of Leadership competencies linked to 360° feedback, coaching, e-learning
“Situational Leadership”, Performance Management, Intercultural Awareness, MBTI Personality Profiles, Team roles, Career Development, Matrix management, Change management,

Qualifications

MBA IAE Aix en Provence, France, Specialisation: Leading Change
BA (Honours) in European Business Administration, Middlesex University, UK
CESEM - Reims Management School, France
European Bachelors Degree in Psychotherapy, Sigmund Freud University, Paris
CTI Co-active Coaching Certified
MBTI Qualified
Situational Leadership Qualified

Edith Dupont

Edith DupontA senior trainer and coach, Edith supports managers and leaders in the development of their skills, in the management of complex professional situations, as well as in career transition phases. She offers them reading grids and simple tools to help them better understand their difficulties and how to address them. Her frame of reference is made of Transactional analysis inputs, as well as of Wil Schutz’s researches. She also largely relies on the systemic approach as well as on Coach & Team concepts.

 

Her clients particularly appreciate her energy and good mood, the clarity of her contributions, the climate of simplicity and looseness of their exchanges, as well as her empathic listening which allows them to feel accepted and understood, and supports them in their development.

 

Edith also accompanies managers and leaders in the constitution and development of their teams, to optimise their cohesion and functioning. Finally, she delivers 360° feedback sessions and intervenes as Lead Coach in the realisation of Assessment Centers, accompanying then her clients in the definition and implementation of their individual development plan, in conjunction with their boss and their HR interlocutor.
For 11 years Edith was a Senior Consultant at Personnel Decisions International in France, delivering assessment, training and coaching services throughout Europe.

Languages

English and French (Native language)

Qualifications

PhD in Organization Management - University of Lille, FRANCE
Licentiate of Institute of Personnel & Development, London
“Coach and Team” coaching certification, by V. Lenhardt - TransformancePro
Trained in Transactional Analysis - Atorg
Certified MBTI practitioner Level II (Myers Briggs Type Indicator)
Certified by PDI to deliver 360° feedback

Gwen Booth

Edith DupontGwen Booth has a passion for working with individuals and organisations who are in transition, collaboratively helping them to improve performance and achieve organisational and cultural change. With over 15 years’ experience working on major transformation projects, Gwen is able to draw on this practical experience to support and enhance her consultancy and coaching work.

 

In addition to change management consultancy and coaching, Gwen has experience developing competency and behaviour frameworks; developing and managing leadership and management strategy; outplacement and career development support; developing the manager as coach workshops and workplace mediation.

 

Expertise

Gwen’s coaching style is pragmatic, collaborative and yet challenging. She helps her clients achieve success by making a tangible difference to the way they currently think and work in order to maximise their potential.

Qualifications

Gwen initially qualified as a Chartered Company Secretary.
She has been trained in a variety of coaching tools and techniques, including, the ILM
> Diploma in Leadership Mentoring and Executive
Coaching (Nottingham Trent University)
Diploma in Performance Coaching (Business)
Licenced NLP Business Practitioner
British Psychological Society
Registered Occupational Test User - Ability and Personality (formerly Level A &
B) - specialising in Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
15FQ+; EQI; McQuaig and Index 360 (suite of 360 degree appraisal tools)

Helen Emmanuel

Helen EmmanuelSince moving to France in 1990, Helen has worked primarily in the areas of development, training, assessment and recruitment. She has designed and delivered training in performance management and related management skills, talent development, personal effectiveness and competency based interviewing. She has also facilitated action learning based leadership development programmes. She has regularly been involved in assessment and development centres, often followed by individual coaching follow-up sessions, together with 360 feedback sessions. She has considerable experience of working on international projects, not only because she is able to deliver services in both French and English and has a good understanding of cultural issues, but also because she is appreciated by clients for her openness, good humour and perceptiveness.

 

A certified practitioner of both MBTI and Golden and a trained coach, Helen enjoys working with both groups and individuals to facilitate new insight and understanding and encourage positive behavioural change for increased impact and effectiveness.

 

Helen had an operational personnel management role with Marks and Spencer in the UK, followed by a human resources function within the BBC World Service in London. During her time in France, she has participated in various human resources related projects, including a long collaboration with Sanofi concerning development centres for High Potentials in the context of their talent management programme.

Helen has worked with a number of international, or European, organisations across different industries and regularly conducts training or development sessions in a multi-cultural context.

Expertise

Management Development, Training, MBTI® workshops, Individual coaching, Team building, 360° Feedback, Assessment, Selection

Languages

English, French (bi-lingual)

Qualifications

MA Joint Honours – French & Russian (University of St Andrews, Scotland)
Certified Practitioner, MBTI® Step I (Myers Briggs Type Indicator)
MBTI and Individual Coaching
Certified Practitioner, Golden
Formation Coach, LKB School of Coaching
Team Management Systems

Johanna Grosgurin

Johanna GrosgurinJohanna specializes in helping leaders develop. Her own business experience from 1991, including 5+ years as a Senior Consultant at Personnel Decisions International (PDI) in Geneva, has given her a solid understanding of how leaders develop and the kind of challenges they face.


She has worked mainly with multinational companies, but also with some of their smaller units/teams. Her own international background helps her to understand, to adapt and to modify her approach according to the situation and the person. Johanna employs no single tool or method but uses an individual’s own challenges and daily issues as a working ground for their personal development.

 

During her coaching career Johanna has coached Executives and delivered assessment and development services for mid-level and executive managers across the European Region, and managed global leadership programs, working with international companies in the high-tech, pharmaceutical, scientific, manufacturing and service industries.

Expertise

Coaching at all levels of management: executives, middle managers, newly appointed managers, team development and coaching in teams/groups; designing and facilitating leadership development programs; delivering individual and team workshops.

Languages

Finnish, English, French

Qualifications

MSc, International Business Helsinki School of Economics, Finland
Post-graduate diploma in European Business Law, University of Southern Paris, France
2-year coaching specialization using the MBTI® and Voice Dialogue, Osiris, France
Professional Certified Coach (PCC) by the International Coaching Federation

Certified Practitioner in MBTI® (Myers Briggs Type Indicator) Step 1 and 2
Certified for 360° feedback, using Profilor® or other tools
Voice Dialogue techniques
Member of the International Coach Federation

Paul Williams

Paul WilliamsPaul has wide-ranging experience of both leadership training and people development. Since the early 1970s he has worked with individuals and groups across the public, private and voluntary sectors.

 

He also has a wealth of hands-on management experience himself, having held a variety of leadership positions, including two at Board level.

 

As a qualified Assessor, Paul has monitored the progress of hundreds of managers in their job situations, in Development Centres (including international ones) and those attempting to obtain formal management qualifications (NVQs).

Although working mainly in the UK, Paul has been involved in training situations in a number of European countries, the USA, Canada and Nigeria.

Paul has been an independent consultant since 2002 allowing him to channel his own expertise and experience to train & coach people in a wide range of organisational contexts. His main focus is in developing people who are new to management through workshops and one-to-one coaching, and helping build them into effective teams using a variety of profiling and assessment tools to complement his delivery of people solutions.

Underpinning his work is a belief in the uniqueness and potential of each person, and he seeks to develop their distinctive mix of talents, skills & experience, increasing their own personal learning & job satisfaction, whilst maximising their contribution to their organisation.

Expertise

One-to-one executive coaching and small group facilitation / team building; Leadership workshops, seminar and Development Centre training environments; Personality Profiling, competency profiling / needs analysis; Mediation & facilitation in difficult HR situations; Design & installation of in-house project management systems.

Qualifications

BSc in Chemistry
Dip Ind (Diploma in Industry)
Qualified NVQ (National Vocational Qualifications) TDLB (Training and Development Lead Body) Assessor (Units D32, D33 & D36) and Internal Verifier (Unit D34)
Licensed Practitioner with Insights® (personality profiling)
Trained user of MBTI® (Myers Briggs Type Indicator) and 360º feedback

Sue Barnett

Sue BarnettSue is an experienced, dynamic HR Executive with excellent business acumen achieved over 15 years at board level and international experience in blue-chip manufacturing and technical environments.

 

Since 1987 Sue has worked internationally and in the UK, both in the private and public sectors, holding strategic global HR roles.

 

During her time in corporate life Sue has won several business awards for leading change and ‘Success through People’.

Expertise

High performance and life style coaching and mentoring; individual and team business coaching; team building; people development strategies; working with individuals and teams globally; developing people strategies in line with the needs of the business. She has international experience of Talent Management, Succession Planning and Senior Performance Management.

Qualifications

Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (UK)
Thomas International Practitioner (personality, behavioural, aptitude and ability testing tools)
Hay Job Evaluation Practitioner
Institute of Directors Diploma in Company Directorship
Business Champion for EMDA (East Midlands Development Association)

Ulrich Waidner

Ulrich Waidner

Ulrich works mainly with the senior management of global organisations to drive performance. Since the early 90’s he has worked with clients from a variety of companies, as a senior consultant and talent advantage solutions manager in areas of assessment and development centres.


He has a wide range of experience working with global clients specialising in performance management, personal development using insight and practical skill building in training and coaching processes and is skilled in systemic thinking and behavioural therapy.

 

During his professional career he trained a senior executive of a worldwide telecommunications organisation who was looking for further credence within the organisation using strategies to support personal development and also implemented the necessary smooth approach to restructure the whole sales force. He managed the coaching of a turnaround situation of a very large retail company and also took the managers of one of the biggest media companies worldwide through development programmes.

Ulrich is known for his professional, competent and optimistic approach focusing on the talent life cycle of attracting, hiring, developing and the placing of talent.

Expertise

Executive Coaching, the personal growth of top executives in global companies. Assessment and Development Centres, facilitation processes, team building, management training, systematic counselling and management along the entire Talent Life Cycle.

Qualifications

Diploma Psychology University of Trier
Certified Supervisor/Coach BDP (German Psychological Association)

Caroline Taylor

Caroline Taylor

Caroline is a Leadership Development Consultant and Executive Coach who focuses on enabling both individuals and teams to maximise their potential and their effectiveness in order to deliver business results.

 

An experienced coach to senior leaders and managers in the UK, mainland Europe and Asia since 1997, she was previously an HR Director with a global Fortune 100 organisation. Her former career spans 25 years in private sector organisations across the engineering, retail, leisure, hotel and catering industries. Initially in General Management, she went on to lead teams in HR, Organisation Development and Leadership Development environments and has held European and Global Director level positions.

 

Caroline works with the client to create programmes that support the business strategy and culture of the organisation. Her coaching style is pragmatic, resourceful and outcomes focused. She balances strong support with an ability to challenge in order to move individuals forward and make tangible progress.

Expertise

Design and delivery of Leadership Development programmes to multi-cultural audiences
Supporting organisations to develop internal coaching capability
Transition and change management coaching for individuals and teams
Executive coaching in areas of personal effectiveness and leadership capability
Design and management of development centres for high potential executives
Facilitation of Strategic Planning days, team effectiveness workshops
Design and facilitation of 360 degree feedback.

Qualifications

MA in Coaching & Mentoring Practice
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development

British Psychological Society accredited level A & level B user: MBTI® (Myers Briggs Type Indicator), EQ-I profile tool, IAP (Intercultural Awareness Profile), Strengthscope (Strengths based development tool), HDS (Hogan Development Survey)
Licensed facilitator of PDI 360° feedback
Author of “Get Ready for Coaching” (2006) & “Get Ready to be a Mentor” (2013)

 

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