Leadership Trainers Experience and Qualifications

As a stress management and leadership training provider we can benefit your organisation because of the quality and breadth of experience of our trainers. We are based in Brighton, Sussex, Birmingham and London UK and in the USA and The Netherlands.

Mark Walsh - Founder & Director (Brighton)

btn_profile_bluetxt_80x15.gifMark Walsh has dedicated his adult life to studying the "embodied" approach to being a leadership trainer.

His experience and qualifications include:Mark Walsh

  • Bsc (Hons) Psychology (Leeds University)
  • Extensive training and facilitation experience with large and small organisations in the UK and abroad, e.g. Unilever (London/ Switzerland), The UK House of Lords, Virgin Atlantic (Sussex), Harrow Primary Care Trust (NHS London), The Institute of Development Studies (University of Sussex, Brighton), The Natural History Museum (London), Emerging Capital Partners (US/ Africa) and Liberty Global (international telecoms blue-chip).
  • Three years organising projects, training and conferences for the international organisation Aiki Extensions Inc. This included leadership training, stress management and conflict resolution work in the Middle East alongside the UN, in the slums of Brazil and with an HIV awareness charity in East Africa
  • Residential training in Somatics (the study of the conscious body) and Embodied Leadership at Strozzi Institute, California, with Wendy Palmer and with Being In Movement founder Paul Linden in Ohio, USA
  • 16 years of aikido training and teaching on five continents and an internationally recognised black belt
  • Experience of training in numerous other physical systems such as yoga, tai chi, Feldenkrais, flamenco, Uzazu, tango, contact improvisation, jiu-jitsu, MMA and Five Rhythms
  • Training in integral theory (Ken Wilber et al)
  • Four years in the outdoor education industry, training climbing, abseiling, team building, orienteering, fencing, archery, snowboarding, trampolining and leadership
  • Seven years Non-Violent Communication training, including residential training and study with NVC founder Marshall Rosenberg, and pioneering work with "Embodied NVC" in areas of conflict
  • Training in the linguistic coaching system of Fernando Flores
  • Coach training with several organisations - most recently graduating from Newfield Network's "Theory and Practice of Ontological Coaching"
  • Numerous training courses on meditation and mindfulness
  • First aid training courses, most recently with the British Red Cross
  • Writes Google #2 ranked management training blog, hosts #1 training Youtube Channel and is one of the most "followed" trainers on Twitter worldwide (30,000+ followers)
  • Based in Brighton, East Sussex, UK

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- Stress & Management Trainer (Brighton)

  • Over 12 years experience facilitating groups, coaching individuals and designing and running trainings, much of that including an embodied approach to the work
  • Has worked with embodiment and leadership with groups across private, public, and third sector and with participants from every continent. Recent clients include: Hewlett Packard, HSBC, The Met Police, LexisNexis, The Academy for Chief Executives, The Global Leaders Academy, Roffey Park
  • Associate work with a range of consultancies world-wide including specialisms in embodiment, compassion, conscious business, and sustainability
  • BA (Hons) Theatre Arts (Acting) from one of the UK’s top drama schools
  • Over 10 years in theatre including physical theatre, dance and movement,       voice work, and mask, and later teaching theatre to Diploma level
  • 3rd Dan Black Belt in Kodo Ryu Karate, and qualified instructor
  • Over 16 years training in various martial arts including Karate, Tai Chi, Capoeira, Iaido, and Medieval weaponry
  • Trained in various forms of chi gung
  • Founder of the "Somatic Presence" system of training in embodied awareness
  • Training and in the process of certifying in Uzazu Embodied Change Facilitation
  • First and currently only person in the UK Certified as a Samurai Game® facilitator
  • Qualified Hawaiian Temple Style massage practitioner
  • 13 years training in Five Rhythms® movement practice
  • Over five years training in Shamanic Healing, and training and ordination as an Interfaith Minister and spiritual counsellor bringing a deep exploration of the dialogue between body, spirit, and nature
  • Over 17 years exploring meditation including dynamic, standing, and walking meditation
  • Author of 3 books on personal and spiritual development


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- Time Management Trainer (Brighton/London)

  • Founder of Think Productive - specialists in personal productivity and time management
  • Recent clients include British Airways, the Cabinet Office, Barclays & University College London
  • Social entrepreneur - founder of Fruitful Consulting (consultancy and training to the charity sector at rates they can afford), co-founder of Intervol (charity sending students on overseas summer volunteering projects)
  • Adviser to the previous and current Governments on youth policy
  • Former Chief Executive of Student Volunteering England
  • Trustee of the charities Centrepoint, READ International and Choir With No Name
  • Fellow of the RSA, Musician, Aston Villa season ticket holder
  • Based in Brighton, East Sussex


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- Leadership Trainer (London)


  • Founder of Aurora Consulting
  • Recent clients include Eurostar, Argos, Metropolitan Police, DTZ, Zurich Insurance, Carbon Trust, GB Airways
  • A breadth of management training and commercial experience spanning public and private sectors, including extensive work managing change and in leadership coaching
  • Over 10 years experience of facilitating a Leadership in Management programme
  • Accredited coach with Strathclyde University
  • MBA from Sussex University
  • Qualified to use a variety of psychometric tools
  • Master NLP practitioner and Somatic Coach (Strozzi Institute)
  • Member and accredited coach with the International Coaching Federation
  • Based in London and Buckinghamshire, UK

Charlie Birch – Trainer, Facilitator and                                                                       Occupational Health Consultant (Colorado USA)

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  • CEO and Founder of Being Human Ally Inc. - providing burnout prevention and recovery training and consulting services to organizations who demonstrated a commitment to workforce wellness and conscious corporate culture.
  • Vice President of Climate & Culture Connection - providing self leadership and human potential training to educational professionals.
  • Member of the Advisory and Development Board of WeThink360°.
  • Communication Skills, Stress Management, Efficiency, Productivity, Solutions Based Thinking, Team Building, Intentional Corporate Culture Creation, Wellness, Work/Life Balance, Human Potential, Personal Development, Self Leadership.
  • Certified Embodiment Facilitation Trainer - Integration Training.
  • Master level study in Body Psychology at Naropa University.
  • BA in Dance Choreography from Goucher College.
  • BA in Psychology of Human Services from Goucher College.
  • Certified Diversity Professional, Diversity Training University International.
  • Certified in Life Space Crisis Intervention.
  • Certified in Response Abilities Pathways.
  • Works nationally and internationally
  • Based in Colorado, USA. 

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  • 22 years experience in learning and development for clients including, Vodafone, Marks and Spencers, Legal & General, Lloyds Banking, Greater Manchester Police, MTV, Galaxy Radio, The Foreign Offiee.
  • Founder partner of Future Vision Training Ltd (Brighton). Providing practical, experiential and memorable learning for organisational change, growth and performance.
  • Facilitation experience in Europe, Asia and America
  • Certified Embodiment Trainer (Integration Training)
  • Continuing a 10-year study in embodied consciousness – Including mindfulness and meditative practises.
  • Graduated a 3-year mentoring programme with Richard Moss in embodied consciousness
  • Trained therapist in CFT (Compassion Focused Therapy) and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)
  • NLP Master Practitioner
  • Combines playfulness and seriousness to turn what appears to be limited into limitless

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(International Associate, The Netherlands)

  • MSc in Biology (Wageningen University), specialised in neurobiology
  • 10+ years professional skills (presentation, negotiation, team communication) trainer at Wageningen University. Currently teaching the courses: Integral Leadership for Sustainability, Intuitive Intelligence and Consultancy Skills. Multiple times nominee Teacher of the Year award.
  • 5+ years freelance communication skills trainer and authenticity with effectiveness coach. Worked for Intuition Company, Dutch Authority for Financial Markets, Erasmus University Hospital, Deltion College, Heineken, Berenschot, School of Synnervation, Dutch Governmental Agency Agentschap NL
  • 3+ years founder and co-director of Experience Integral - Cultivating Leadership for Sustainability with courses, community and consultancy
  • Accredited Leadership Embodiment and Conscious Embodiment teacher (Wendy Palmer Teacher Training - Embodiment International)
  • Accredited coach (Foundation level by European Mentoring and Coaching Council - EMCC)
  • Leadership Embodiment and Intuitive Intelligence expert
  • Founder of WIPE! - Working with Integral Professional Effectiveness using intuitive intelligence, conscious embodiment and life-hacking tools
  • Experience: improvisation theater, energy reading, Aikido, Argentine Tango, Mindfulness, theory and application of integral approach (Ken Wilber, Barrett Brown, Peter Merry), facilitation & Art of Hosting
  • Based in Arnhem, the Netherlands. Travels Northern Europe and the UK teaching Leadership Embodiment and Integral Leadership for Sustainability.


Chris Brown - Trainer and consultant specialising in suicide prevention, mental health and wellbeing (Brighton)

  • Suicide alertness and intervention skills
  • Mental health awareness
  • Mental wellbeing in the workplace
  • Mental health and recovery
  • Stress management
  • Bespoke course design
  • BA Hons Applied Psychology
  • Founder and Director of Communications and Engagement at Grassroots Suicide Prevention
  • 20 years’ experience working in the community and voluntary sector, including providing frontline services to vulnerable groups, training delivery and developing the UK’s first suicide prevention app
  • 10 years’ experience in small charity leadership
  • Group facilitation including vulnerable adults
  • Outdoor adventure leadership experience working with disadvantaged children and young people


Steve Bustin - Media, Communications and Presentations Trainer

  • Former BBC News Broadcast journalist, now award-winning print journalist for national newspapers and magazines, writing about news and current affairs, the arts and gardening.
  • Ran his own successful PR business for 10 years.
  • Visiting lecturer in presentations for University of Brighton Business School.
  • Regular speaker at conferences and events on media and communications issues including events at Excel, Olympia and the National Exhibition Centre.
  • Winner of the London Professional Speaking Association ‘Speaker Factor’ competition 2013.
  • Sector specialisms include the health/medical/aesthetics sector and the waste management & recycling sector.
  • Training clients include Spire Hospitals, The Guardian, MTV, Grace Eyre Foundation, Girls Not Brides, The WEA, Stonewall, The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, University of Brighton.

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- Stress Management Trainer (Brighton)

  • Founder and director of Bright Ideas Training Ltd. teaching health psychology and stress management to doctors, dentists and other professionals working in busy environments
  • First-hand experience of the joys and challenges of setting up and running a small business
  • Ten years experience helping people feel better and improve their lives with cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy
  • Twelve years experience designing and delivering training people from businessmen to NHS GPs and dentists
  • Worked as teacher in Japan and as a translator in World Bank, Minsk
  • Degree in Russian and French (MA Cantab.)
  • Based in Brighton, UK
  • Skilful communicator of simple, memorable ways to make change that sticks


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- Leadership Trainer and Executive Coach (Brighton)

  • Past Executive Director at Goldman Sachs and created their ground-breaking, in-house leadership development programme
  • Works with clients across the globe on leadership development programmes, 1-1 coaching and conference speaking and facilitation
  • Clients worked with include Invesco Perpetual, Deutsche Bank, Endress and Hauser, NHS, Royal Mail, Morgan Stanley
  • Has worked on many large leadership programmes, both design and delivery, at different levels in the organisation up to and including board level
  • Is also a qualified Executive Coach (AoEC) and enjoys being able to move from working with groups to the more intimate 1-1 approach
  • At one time, trained as an opera singer, but decided against a career in singing but has many years of stage and voice experience that he uses when working with clients on executive presence, public speaking and presentation skills


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and Leadership Trainer (London)

  • Experienced researcher and workshop facilitator
  • Ecopsychologist: Working with the natural environment to catalyse change
  • Leading embodied cognition researcher: Published in ten books and journals; presentations at numerous international conferences
  • Editor of Embodiment Resources
  • NLP trained to Practitioner level
  • Certified Core Energy Management Trainer
  • Personal development training includes Being in Movement (Paul Linden), conflict resolution, emotional intelligence and wilderness awareness



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  • Trainer, coach and facilitator specialising in mindfulness approaches to all aspects of personal development
  • B.Sc. (Hons) (Sussex)
  • Practising and Teaching Buddhist mindfulness meditation for over 30 years.
  • Extensive trainings and influences from: Coactive Coaching (with CTI), Non-Violent Communication (CNVC), N.L.P., Enneagrams (with Excellence for All), Rogerian Counseling (with BACP), Moderator Training
  • Clients included: Guardian Assurance, Scottish Enterprise, Manchester City Council, Astra Zeneca, North West Community Services, NHS Surrey, Whiteline Ltd.

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Management Trainer (London/Berkshire)

  • Independent Consultant, Coach & Mentor -"The Corporate Hippy", a powerful combination of corporate head and a hippy heart
  • Fifteen years of combining business consulting expertise with yoga philosophy, and a passionate belief that people are what make the difference in business.
  • Delivers high-performance programmes in small, medium and large-sized organisations
  • Ability to bridge strategic thinking and operational execution with emotional intelligence..
  • Manages change and transformation programmes, culture creation, executive coaching and performance management programmes.
  • Extensive cross-functional business experience across multiple sectors, together with high spiritual and emotional intelligence delivers results, while having fun along the way.
  • Based in Reading, Berkshire, UK

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Trainer / Mediator (Brighton)

  • Masters Degree in Peace and Conflict Studies (University of Sydney)
  • Internationally accredited mediator (Regents College School of Psychotherapy and Counselling - London)
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
  • Co-founder of coaching and training organisation Mason-LaPorte Conflict Transformation
  • Intensive training in Nonviolent Communication in the USA with NVC Founder Marshall Rosenberg.
  • Ten years in community, mental health and acute parts of the UK National Health Service as a trainer, coach and management consultant
  • Three years with The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) as an organisational development specialist
  • More than three years as an independent training and development consultant. Corporate training clients included Lambeth Mencap, Equant, Infocorp Ltd, R Griggs Group Ltd, Computer 2000, Kingsway College
  • Extensive experience of relationship and peacebuilding outside the UK particularly in Sri Lanka among tsunami-affected communities and non-profit organisations.
  • Based in Brighton, East Sussex, UK

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Leadership Trainer (Birmingham)

  • Founder and principal of Coaching International
  • Degree in law
  • Extensive experience in Human Resources, coaching and leadership training with a number of nationally and internationally known corporate groups
  • Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and licensed marriage and family therapist (US qualified currently practicing in Birmingham)
  • Certified Master Somatic Coach and Associate - Strozzi Institute
  • Richard Strozzi-Heckler, Ph.D.'s 2003 book "Being Human at Work" includes her chapter "The Power of Somatics in Sobriety"
  • Author -"Unwinding the Trauma / Addiction Bind: Engaging the body, mind and spirit in healing trauma and addiction"
  • Based in Birmingham, West Midlands, UK


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- Management Trainer and Coach (Brighton)

  • Skilled in analysis and presentation, in writing or in person, of complex information
  • Programmes cover leadership, teamworking, recruitment and selection, mentoring and coaching, assertiveness, motivation, training and development, communication and influencing skills, appraisals and performance management, time management, meetings, business writing and presentations
  • 11 years training experience on top of 13 years management experience in international B2B publishing
  • Considerable experience of training in the Middle East (Dubai,Oman and Bahrain). He has also worked in Bulgaria, the USA, Singapore, Sweden and France as well as across the UK.
  • Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) with a Certificate in Training Practise
  • Certified with the BPS as Competent in Occupational Testing to Level A and B (16PF5 and MBTI).
  • Registered with Saville Consulting to buy and use Wave, OPP to buy and use the 16PF5 and MBTI, Hogrefe to buy and use the Leadership Judgement Indicator and Implicitly, and with ASE to buy and use ability measures and other personality questionnaires
  • Other passions include improv, playing in a Greek and building guitars
  • Based in Brighton, East Sussex


Maud Raber - Resilient leadership coach and facilitator (International Associate - France & Europe)

  • Master in Public Administration (MPA), Sciences Po, Paris
  • Certified Leadership Embodiment Coach and Instructor, Wendy Palmer, USA
  • Practitioner of the Being in Movement somatic education, Paul Linden, USA
  • Certified Embodied Facilitator, The Embodied Facilitator Course, UK
  • Practitioner of Focusing (body-centered listening), Levels I & II, BeLux Focusing Center
  • Certified Vertical Development & Global Leadership Profile Coach, Pr. William Torbert, USA
  • Certified evidence-based developmental coach (adult cognitive, social-emotional and psychological development), Pr. Otto Laske, USA
  • Certified systemic representations facilitator (organizational, managerial, socio-political, family and intra-personal constellations), R. v. Leoprechting & L. Jacobsson, Pro-Action Learning, Austria & Belgium
  • Practitioner of Systemics, Transactional analysis, Neuro-linguistic Programming, NonViolent Communication (NVC) and mindfulness
  • Facilitates in French, English and German fluently
  • Recent client references : Axa, AxaTech, BNP Paribas, L'Oréal, Casio, SFR, Vallourec, SNCF, RFF, CNP Assurances, EY Alumni, Havas Worldwide, Ipsen, Léo Pharma, Webedia, French Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC, Ministry for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy), Terrafemina, SNCF au Féminin, The Collaborative Enterprise, University of Happiness at Work

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and Communication Trainer (Yorkshire)

  • Founder of Training Reality - specialists practical, business-focused experiential training
  • Over 10 years big business experience, ranging from Mergers & Acquisitions in the City through to FMCG account management, manufacturing and finance
  • Close to 10 years experience in training, facilitation and consultancy, primarily with blue chip organisations and rapidly growing new businesses
  • Qualified in Myers Briggs and NLP
  • Firm believer in the need for deep level behavioural change to make training results sustainable
  • Private sector clients include Procter & Gamble, Nestle, Wal*Mart, R&R Ice Cream, The Co-Operative
  • Public sector clients include Greater Manchester Probation Trust, Leeds Metropolitan University, the NAAFI, North Yorkshire Police
  • School governor, father of three, lover of the great outdoors
  • Based in North Yorkshire but works nationally/internationally

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  • Extensive training and coaching experience with government projects and organisations in the UK and abroad,  eg European Union (DG23 economic development), UK Foreign Office (Know How Fund), UNICEF, WWF
  • Training coordinator with L&R, Europes largest management training company in travel and leisure
  • Experience in West Africa, Asia, Madagascar and Europe
  • Mediator (high speed conflict resolution)
  • Large group decision facilitator & trainer (dynamic self-governance, sociocracy, PLA)
  • Thirteen years Nonviolent Communication training, including residential training and study with NVC founder Marshall Rosenberg, and pioneering work with SMS text and Facebook
  • Experienced interpreter, Skyoe coach and health adviser 
  • Qualified teacher of English as a foreign langauge - very easy to understand for non-natives
  • Created largest empathic communication group on Facebook
  • Speaks English, Slovak, French
  • Based in Bristol, UK

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- Team Building and Arts Trainer (Brighton)

  • BA (hons) in Related Arts (Chichester University)
  • Working in corporate sector since 1997
  • Associate facilitator at Henley Business School 1997- date
  • Post Grad from the Laban Centre for Movement and Dance
  • Professional musician since 1990
  • Studied traditional dance and music in Senegal (1992)
  • Member of West African dance company (95-98)
  • Leads drumming and team building workshops
  • Currently involved in CSR/Community Engagement projects
  • Based in Brighton, East Sussex, UK

Lars van Tuin (The Netherlands) - Leadership Coach


  • Career as executive and personal coach since 2002, working with leaders of private and public organisations in Europe, North America and Asia on team alignment, increasing organisational effectiveness and personal development, both one on one and on team level.
  • Focus is on supporting leaders in organisations to connect business success with personal change, to create strong leadership in an environment of trust, meaning and corporate responsibility that supports lasting change.
  • Corporate career in sales management, business development and mergers and acquisitions.
  • Integral coaching approach built on the foundations of extensive corporate background, strong philosophical grounding and the ontological coaching method integrating language, body and emotion.
  • Focus on increasing awareness and creating a context for individuals and teams to recognise, explore and play with new possibilities for meaningful action.
  • Credentials used are: PCC, professional certified coach with ICF, Newfield Network Certified Ontological coach, Insights Discovery Licensed Practitioner 2005.
  • Business Schools attended are IMD, Lausanne, 2000-2001 and Ashridge college, Strategy and Finance, 1999
  • Cum laude in Political Sciences, 1992, University of Amsterdam. Thesis on political philosophy
  • Student of Sogyal Ripoche with Rigpa school for Tibetan Buddhism
  • Married to Laura and father of Sophie.
  • Lives in Warns, a small village in Fryslan, The Netherlands
  • Current doing PhD research on the impact of physical health and psychological well-being on sustainable performance.

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  • Professional qualifications include Certified Master Somatic Coach by the Strozzi Institute
  • And Master Certified Coach (MCC) International Coach Federation
  • Twenty-Five years of experience in the field of adult education
  • Experience of working with mid-size to Fortune 500 companies on vision, mission, strategic planning, team building, sales, marketing, goal setting, effective meetings, communication, coaching and long term behavioral change
  • Designed executive coaching programs for top-level executives
  • BA History Emory University




Mark Freeman

Mark Freeman – Trainer, Facilitator and Executive Coach, (Bristol)

  • Founder One Point Training – designing and delivering high impact training sessions, coaching and facilitating learning and change.
  • Clients include: BMW Ltd, Halifax,  AIT, Selfridges,  London Underground/Metronet, PCT Health Authorities (W Berkshire, Surrey, South Devon) BAX Global, The Princes Trust
  • Co developed and delivered camera coaching programme for major client’s national sales team
  • Communication Skills, Sales, Customer Service, Motivation, Team Building, Management Development, Conflict Resolution.
  • Extensive knowledge of Welfare to Work sector, designing and delivering training to both staff and clients facing extensive barriers to progress.
  • Certified Embodiment Facilitation Trainer - Integration Training
  • Advanced Executive Coaching Certificate – Human Technics
  • Master Practitioner of NLP – ITS London
  • 5th Dan Aikido Instructor
  • Works nationally and internationally
  • Based in Bristol and Hampshire

Agi Szelestey - Chief Administrator and PA to Mark Walsh


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