The Work Horizons team
When we first started Work Horizons we were looking for a way to help a couple of friends and family members: one who wanted to return to work, but felt her options were very limited after a career break looking after children; the other who had risen through the ranks at work but felt increasingly dissatisfied with the working environment.
Very quickly interest grew and we realised that there were many, many more people who would benefit from the same kind of career advice and support, but were not in a position to hire a career coach. Over many months we looked at similar services, researched online solutions and started to plan, to design and to write the content that is now the Work Horizons service. You can read more about our service or continue to meet the team…
Founders and Directors
Rob is a coach and business mentor. He worked for many years in personnel, ultimately heading the HR department at a major engineering firm. He was also responsible for the award-winning young people training programme at MG Rover.
Ralph is a business adviser to start-ups and small businesses, as well being a qualified Chartered Accountant with board level experience. Typically he works with motivated individuals who want to start up, grow their businesses, make more money and realise their dreams.
Philip is a Chartered Marketer and technology specialist. He is a director of Work Horizons and is responsible for the website and marketing. He is particularly interested in developing customer-led strategy for innovative startups.
Harry is a highly experienced, senior HR executive who has served on the boards of major UK organisations. His expertise includes HR strategy, organisation restructuring and talent management.
June is a qualified and experienced HR professional and a Certified Professional Coach. She has worked at senior level in corporate HR and is passionate about leadership development. Her natural, authentic coaching style helps individuals at all levels to achieve their potential.
Claire Jenkins is a specialist in interview technique. She coaches individuals and groups to prepare for job and university interviews by helping individuals to unlock their confidence, secure an impact and then practise what they will say.
Melaney is a Chartered HR Director, behaviour expert and profiler with 20 years’ experience in leadership, management and team development internationally and in the UK.
Diane is a qualified Executive Coach and Mentor with over 25 years organisational experience including reporting directly to board members. She has coached and mentored senior leaders and their teams in a variety of sectors.
Jackie Handy is director of Runway Global. She supports individuals around the world, equipping them with the tools to accelerate their personal and professional performance.
Dr Naomi Irvine specialises in helping individuals to find their voice in complex organisations, focusing on gender empowerment, courageous conversations, personal effectiveness, leadership development, coaching and mentoring.
Lyn Calver is Managing Director of LC Education & Training. She has spent over fourteen years in the education sector working with individuals and businesses to improve confidence, knowledge and skills. She is also a qualified lecturer.
Susan has 20 years' HR experience working in large organisations and running her own HR consultancy. She's worked with many people through many reorganisations to help identify 'what next' for them.
Amanda is a highly experienced coach and facilitator with expertise in developing leaders, working with clients to effect behavioural change and developing careers.
Susanne is an organisation development and change management consultant. She helps clients to improve performance and retain and develop talented individuals through development programmes and performance management processes.
Natalie has a track record of turning around failing performance and establishing high performing teams and leaders at all level. She is passionate about working with people to fulfil their potential.
Nicole is a senior HR Leader who is motivated by making a genuine difference through the strategic development and delivery of a clear people agenda. She has a passion for organisational development, coaching and improving team delivery.
Jenny works with organisations in the not-for-profit sector to support recruitment, engagement and retention of skilled and talented individuals and build workplaces that help everyone to be their best.
Karen is a highly experienced, intuitive recruitment professional and Fellow of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals. She offers assistance with end-to-end recruitment, including assistance at final interviews.
Jenny is an HR professional who works in partnership with senior leaders and other stakeholders to deliver professional customer focused solutions, which support the identification and management of people agendas.
Kathryn is a career specialist with over 15 years’ experience in Human Resources. She is passionate about helping people find their dream career.
Mandy helps people to manage themselves and others better. She is a qualified NLP and positive impact coach and provides a ‘one-stop-shop' approach in HR, coaching and training.
Laura is a people and talent development specialist with multi sector international experience. She often combines psychometrics, mediation, NLP, hypnotherapy and coaching to get the best for her clients.
Anji Marychurch is an experienced talent development consultant, executive career coach and mentor. She supports professionals and senior level managers handling career and personal change.
Debbie is an experienced coach and learning and development specialist. She loves the transformational power of profiling and feedback tools such as DISC, Discovery Insights and BELBIN.
Sally is a highly experienced human resources professional, focused on SMEs and charities. She uses NLP to support individuals and teams to create momentum and reach their potential.
Mike Thorne works with business leaders and managers to enable them to flourish, especially during times of change. A chartered engineer, Mike successfully made the transition into senior commercial and regulatory roles and draws on his experience to help his clients identify and achieve their own goals.
Mel believes that the health of an organisation is only as good as the wellbeing of its employees. Using a recognised assessment process, Mel designs bespoke programmes that add sustainability to performance. Mel is a certified professional coach (University of Warwick) with 15+ years of working in SMEs and global corporations.
Martine is a highly experienced HR professional. Having developed a broad corporate HR career, she now provides outsourced HR support primarily to SME businesses across a variety of business sectors. She is passionate about helping businesses grow through optimising their people and improving productivity.
Linda is a qualified and experienced personal development coach, mentor and careers adviser who has worked in the career development sector for over 25 years and supports individuals of all ages and experience levels, from students to executives, and from a wide variety of sectors, to find the roles best suited to them and even more importantly, to be happy in those chosen roles.
An experienced recruitment professional with demonstrable track record of identifying and selecting talented professionals for local, national and international clients. Passionate about providing excellent levels of service to candidates and clients.
Debra has 30 years experience in human resources working as a senior HR practitioner, providing guidance and leadership to senior executives and managers.
Victoria is an experienced HR Consultant dealing with contentious and non-contentious issues. Her team covers all aspects of employment law and the human resources function.
Malcolm is a health coach who specialises in helping professionals overwhelmed by a lack of time and energy to take control of their health, providing tools and structure to make lifelong improvements without giving up the food, drink and activities they love.
Paul is an independent training professional, with a proven track record in the design and implementation of innovative L&D interventions. His knowledge and experience has been gained over 25 years as both an employee and a freelance trainer.
Work Horizons Limited is registered in England, number 10497646 at 18 Crosbie Road, Birmingham, B17 9BE. VAT registration GB-323 5008 42.