Tony has run his own Management Development Practice since 1990 and consults across a wide variety of industries. He specialises in motivation and behaviour change within individuals and organisations and focuses on understanding the subtleties of attitudinal patterns, beliefs and the underlying thought processes that drive human behaviour, especially under pressure.
Tony's approach is domain independent, enabling him to work across a broad range of organisations within both the private and public sectors, from automotive, education, government, IT, health-care, finance, manufacturing, catering and land management. With over 30,000 hours of one-to-one experience behind him, Tony is able to hugely impact on people's ability to perform and the way they live their lives. Having, as he says, made more mistakes than most, he uses anecdotal evidence to support the psychological models that help to create a subtle shift with his clients.
In addition to his involvement in industry, Tony has worked with a clinic in the UK as the only non-therapist helping premiership footballers and international sports people to overcome addictions such as gambling, drugs and alcoholism. Tony speaks at national and international conferences on motivation and team building and is a regular contributor on LBC radio.
On a voluntary level, Tony has been involved with the young enterprise scheme in London at both mainstream and special needs schools, working on the board as well as teaching pupils communication skills. Tony has mentored pupils excluded from mainstream education at a local Pupil Referral Unit and also presents regularly to the Head Boy and Head Girl Conference held annually at Wellington College.
Shelley has been a partner in ACT consultants since 1995. Initially trained as an Ergonomist at Loughborough University, Shelley consulted across a range of industry sectors including telecoms, the military, air traffic control and european funded collaborative research projects.
In her role as human factors consultant Shelley worked primarily with large scale complex systems ensuring that all aspects of the system - from environmental factors, through workstation design to the user interface - enhanced the user's experience and performance rather than detracted from it. In essence, her work focused on improving performance through the manipulation of factors external to the user - an "outside in" approach.
Since joining ACT Shelley has been able to change her focus to an "inside out approach"; more specifically how we can use our own internal resources - that is our thought processes and learned patterns of behaviour - to help us perform better in the working environment.
Shelley is currently developing our on-line virtual learning environments tailored to specific industry sectors. In ensuring that we deliver high quality, interactive, enjoyable and easy to use learning experiences, Shelley has come come full circle and is able to utilise her user interface design skills once more.
Kristina began her career in Human Resources (HR) with a passion for serving perople and fostering their growth and potential. She moved into the growing field of HR systems, driven by the desire to reduce administration and help business leaders become more effective at managing their staff.
Originally from New Zealand, she embarked on a personal journey of self-discovery and in 2006, trained with Brandon Bays, 'The Journey', becoming one of their worldwide Journey Practitioners. Her training reinforced her desire to make a difference and her passion is to transform the business environment by helping individuals remove blocks and uncover the depth of their potential.
Kritina is committed to her own self-development and brings a fresh perspective and intuitive approach to coaching.
Nigel has over 20 years success in helping businesses to get the maximum return from their information technology. With a particular focus in the areas of CRM and Business Intelligence, Nigel's experience has been gained from both the supplier and customer perspectives in companies from new business start-ups to multi-nationals. He has achieved great success in roles such as Head of Data Warehousing for a major financial services organisation, Managing Director of an innovative consulting organisation and CRM Practice Director for a systems integrator.
Having gained post-graduate qualifications in Management Studies and Direct Marketing, Nigel appreciates the need for ongoing personal and professional development. As a manager and mentor, he derives enormous satisfaction from developing those closer to the start of their careers - from interpersonal skills through to detailed analytical techniques. With his extensive project management expertise he is ideally positioned to coach managers in the essential organisational skills required to meet and exceed objectives.
Tim is a content producer and communications specialist. His career spans 15 years bringing stories to life across a range of media for global brands such as GSK, Pfizer, J&J, Umbro and Martini. He has also worked extensively on public sector projects with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, DFID, the UN and NAFDAC in Nigeria.
Having been brought up in Latin America and the Netherlands he is a skilled linguist. He has a degree in Spanish Literature from the University of St. Andrews and an MA in Video Production from Bournemouth University.
Tim is fascinated by the psychology of communication and the brain’s capacity for improvement
Early in his career, Patrick was a Charge Nurse in a London A&E Department. Over the past 25 years he has worked in general management roles in both Acute Hospitals and Mental Health Trusts and was a Director on the Board of a Health Authority and Primary Care Trusts (PCTs).
He now works as an independent management consultant, specialising in innovation, change management and changing relationships.
Patrick holds an MBA, an MSc in Leadership and a BA in Business Studies. He has undertaken academic tours to Holland, France and the US to study the health and social care systems of these countries.
Patrick is passionate about developing the individual skills of the workforce whether it is in the private or public sector, as this is the key to improved effectiveness and efficiency of all organisations. He believes that a successful and vibrant public sector is necessary for an efficient and effective commercial sector within all economies. The leadership skills required for achieving efficiency and effectiveness in both are very similar, although the motivations and incentives may be perceived as being different.