Portrait by  Christian Banfield

Portrait by Christian Banfield

Nick Simmonds is an experienced coach and trainer having been coaching since 2002. With an entrepreneurial background, starting his first business at the age of 18, he knows first hand how important it is to invest in personal development and get all members of the team working together. His coaching learning has been with The Coaches Training InstituteShirlaws Business Coaching and Clean Language Coaching leading to an ILM Level 5 Business Coaching and Mentoring Qualification. He has trained and coached groups and individuals from many top organisations including: the Civil Service, Post Office, Barclays Bank, HSBC, Bayer, Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and Tesco. He is a member of the International Coach Federation and adheres to the ICF Code of Ethics

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Sula Bruce is a dynamic facilitator and coach, passionate about growing human potential, building partnerships and developing confidence while increasing effectiveness and productivity. 

As a coach and facilitator, Sula partners with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximise their personal and professional potential.  Sula’s coaching is client-led. She works alongside clients as a team to identify steps to make life as fulfilling as possible, examining communication and the impact of beliefs and attitudes, covering specific personal and professional challenges, defining long term goals or changing the way they handle specific situations or relationships.

Sula’s background is in events and project management with a focus on bringing about gender equality and ending violence against women, humanitarian relief, development, sustainability and climate change. She is currently a Facilitator for She Leads Change, on the panel of coaches for Publicis Media and was previously Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer at UN Women National Committee UK, and events Director of The Aid & International Development Forum and Climate Action. She has worked with a wide range of teams in a variety of places and spaces from conference centres in the USA, Brazil and South Africa to the UN headquarters in Kenya and the snowy mountains of the Alps.  


Caitlin Walker MPhil is the developer of Systemic Modelling™ and author of From Contempt to Curiosity, which details many of the innovative and transformational projects she's led. Caitlin practices in a variety of contexts. Clients include Delta7, Jeyes, Pharmacia, South Yorkshire Police Service, Bexley Care Trust, New Information Paradigms, Work Directions UK, Crime Concern, BT, Police National Search Centre, Celerent Consultancy, Carbon Partners, Ealing LEA, and Working Links. Liverpool John Moores University, Brent in2 Work. She has trained a number of in-house trainers to carry on and develop the work without creating dependency on her expertise. She is available to facilitate on suitably 'interesting' (her word!) projects that fit into her busy schedule. 


Ian Fidler is an experienced trainer combining IT skills with soft skills such as communication, teamwork, customer service and personal development. Ian believes passionately in empowering individuals, whether that is in using the most appropriate software or managing with integrity. He inspires his delegates on a path of continual learning as well as supporting others to understand more. His recent clients include: ITV, TFL, The Cabinet Office, John Lewis and Ocado.