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Real change: leaving you stronger

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UK Civil Service

Mayvin is running a major Organisation Development (OD) capability programme across the UK Civil Service for HR Business Partners and Directors, as well as for other high potential HR professionals

People are now making a bigger difference by bringing an OD mindset and OD know-how to their work

“You provided a challenging and supportive learning environment in which you consistently helped me translate the theory into practice” – Programme Participant

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Blue Cross

Mayvin designed, developed and delivered a major leadership development programme for the charity’s top 100 leaders

The programme supported the organisation in learning to live its values more fully and made a significant positive difference to the way in which the organisation is led and managed

“Mayvin helped us work through some of the blocks we had to changing our culture to one that is more responsive and engaged” – Rachel Briggs, Director of People and Development

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Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Since 2011, Mayvin has provided support and supervision to the Trust’s Organisation Development Team

The team has become more impactful and put into action specific projects to benefit organisational performance

“Mayvin are skilled practitioners and teachers who work hard to understand our needs and help us uncover what will be most beneficial to our organisation, to our team and to us as individuals” – Hendrika Santer-Bream, Change Manager

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An international marketing and analytics company

Our Action Research programme helped this organisation challenge the status quo around gender equality. We engaged women with leadership potential in an action-led process of personal development, raising their profile and presenting the Executive Team with insights and data on the barriers and solutions to women progressing to the top.

The programme resulted in visible changes in the way people work and the company is continuing to create even more opportunities for everyone to take on senior roles and show leadership skills. Talented female leaders across the business are creating the culture change they want to see

Mayvin_UK Pharmaceuticals Company Case Study Leadership Development Programme

A UK-based Pharmaceuticals Company

Mayvin designed and delivered an innovative leadership programme with lasting impact. By bringing people from disparate providers together in a community of practice we actively encouraged cross-business working, helped people discover new skills and build confidence in learning and leadership.

Participants of the leadership programme became more connected with others, not just in the community of practice but also across the business.


Our people

Our consultants have years of experience of creating innovative, effective solutions to our clients’ challenges

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James Traeger


BA (Hons), PG Dip Psych, PhD

James is known for his wisdom, intuition and the depth of his knowledge. His sensitive and pragmatic approach, offering sound advice and thought provoking questions, enables people to master complex situations and find important truths that are out of sight

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Martin Saville


MA (Oxon), MBA

People trust Martin, they feel better about themselves and the world after spending time with him. The thing that enables this is the strong relationships he develops, with such integrity, care and trust, that last well beyond the confines of any piece of work

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Sarah Fraser


BA (Hons), MSc

Sarah’s clients value her for her keen insight, her strategic foresight, her wit and her ability to make useful connections, in relationships and thinking. She is inspired by working with individuals and teams to promote culture change and drive innovation

Tony Nicholls

Principal Consultant

BSc (Hons), MSc

Tony brings a strategic perspective, creating space for clients to understand their contexts and their ways of working in new ways. Clients value his calm, reflective and, on occasion, challenging presence.

Mayvin_Pip Rowson Operations Manager

Pip Rowson

Marketing and Client Relationship Manager

BA (Hons)

Pip is known for her calm, practical approach. Through her marketing and communications work with Mayvin she enjoys championing healthy organisations and is inspired by honest, meaningful human connection

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Rachael Geddes

Operations Manager

PA Executive Plus Diploma

Rachael brings an enthusiastic and friendly approach to the Mayvin team. An organiser by nature she thrives on helping and supporting the Mayvin team and clients.

Phil Mix

Holly Pattison

Administrator & Programme Coordinator

Foundation Diploma

Holly is proactive, has a strong drive for results and a tenacity to achieve above and beyond.

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Tony Fraser

Chair of Mayvin

Tony works to create a climate in which people want to know and apply their strengths. He is particularly interested in developing effective patterns of behaviour needed for outstanding leadership, both individual and collective

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Linda Holbeche

Advisory Board Member


An acknowledged thought leader, Linda’s areas of interest and practice include strategy, leadership and sustainable high performance, organisation development and design, HR development and aligning HR with business strategy

Phil Mix

Philip Mix

Advisory Board Member

Phil’s consultant development interests are in intervention strategies, group dynamics, and use of self. He is a strong advocate of ongoing supervision for OD practitioners.

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Andrew Manterfield

Associate Consultant

Andrew has an innate belief in people and their desire and ability to achieve more. With an inspiring style and an ability to communicate simply, both one to one and to an audience, Andrew uses his experience to help people and organisations flourish

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Anne Painter

Associate Consultant

Anne’s style is client-focused, highly professional, engaging, open, knowledgeable and insightful with the right balance of support and challenge. Her focus is on leadership development, interpersonal effectiveness and high performance team building

Phil Mix

Carol Daniels

Associate Consultant


Carol specialises in helping senior managers to lead organisational change through developing effective behaviours and relationships. She is highly experienced in 1:1 and team coaching and the facilitation of senior management groups at critical decision points

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Cathy Korn

Associate Consultant

MA(Oxon), MAC, MBPsS

Cathy’s style is to work supportively but also to be challenging in the relationships with her clients, to offer honest feedback and to challenge the status quo; to facilitate learning beyond the superficial; and to seek ways forward to produce real and lasting change

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Dan Burningham

Associate Consultant

MA (Oxon) MBA BACP Cert Coaching

Dan is passionate about the need to develop leadership and cultural change to support more open organisations and integrative healthcare. Much of his work focuses on the interfaces between organisations along health pathways

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David Rosenbauer

Associate Consultant

David’s capacity to listen and pick up on what is not said – but nonetheless present – allows his clients to have breakthroughs in dealing with challenges in how they communicate and approach situations

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Geoff Roberts

Associate Consultant


Previous clients have described Geoff as knowledgeable, challenging (in a helpful way!), generous, straight-talking and passionate. Describing himself as a catalyst, Geoff succeeds by helping people hear and be heard, opening new possibilities and then supporting people through the sometimes stormy waters of change.

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Helena Clayton

Associate Consultant


Helena’s approach is rooted in academic depth and rigour which she balances with a deeply practical way of working always seeking to ask ‘so what?’ and to make learning useful. She balances support with challenge and is known for her compassion and her clarity

Phil Mix

Liz Finney

Associate Consultant

MA (Cantab)

Liz brings a combination of outstanding interpersonal skills and academic rigour to her work. She quickly establishes rapport with participants and is effective in encouraging real and productive debate and reflection.

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Patricia Van Overstraeten

Associate Consultant


Patricia is able to understand deeply a client’s challenges and needs and to open up a conversation that helps her clients see their own behaviour and patterns. What can remain how it is and what needs to be changed? Patricia helps people to find a way forward, plan together and create change.

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Pete Hamill

Associate Consultant

MSc, BSc (Hons), CertCoun, Master Somatic Coach (MSC)

Pete is interested in leadership and personal development, including the role conflict plays in organisations and society. He is passionate about supporting leaders to deliver change in organisations, and maximise potential

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Peter Lawrence

Associate Consultant

Peter has a passion for building partnerships with people around a shared purpose. He is able to make the theory of change relevant and meaningful within the operational environment

Mayvin_Pia Struck Associate Consultant

Pia Struck

Associate Consultant

Pia is focused on developing and leading Change Projects, supporting groups and people in their development process and developing company strategies. She believes that this works best through a combination of strategy, structure and culture change

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Richard Hale

Associate Consultant

BA (Hons), DMgt, MA

Richard is known for his ability to pose challenging questions to support learning. He is a specialist in action learning based organisation development and the creator of the higher education accredited Action Learning Question methodology

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Sharon Brockway

Associate Consultant

BA (Hons), MSc, MBPsS

As a coach and facilitator Sharon is known for quickly establishing rapport and working in an informal yet insightful manner to achieve the best outcomes. She has a warm yet challenging style, creating a trusting environment in which robust feedback can be given

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Satu Kreula

Associate Consultant


Satu is attracted to challenges that require bridging a gap and bringing people together across a variety of divides, including ones within themselves. She helps people improve their ability to work productively and lead effectively on a global scale

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Seema Arora

Associate Consultant


Seema’s strengths lie in her ability to quickly form and develop relationships and becoming a trusted advisor. She is a skilled facilitator who loves helping clients unpick their knotty challenges and find renewed excitement in achieving business objectives

Mayvin_Steve Tarpey Associate Consultant

Steve Tarpey

Associate Consultant


In addition to his formal training, it is Steve’s ability to draw upon many years’ experience as a practising manager and leader in a variety of settings that makes his approach so effective. Put simply, one of Steve’s core skills is bringing together diverse groups of people with a wide variety of views and backgrounds and helping them to work together effectively

Mayvin_Sue Belgrave Associate Consultant

Sue Belgrave

Associate Consultant

BA (Hons), DipFRCD

Creating the environment in which voices can be heard (with the wisdom of hindsight!) is central to Sue’s work. Sue has run more than 100 large group interventions across all business sectors. She specialises in participative ways of working

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Teresa Edmondson

Associate Consultant

M.Ed., LPC

Teresa has a unique ability to help leaders “see” and address unproductive patterns of interaction, and then facilitate their transition to a more effective interpersonal style. Her strengths include keen insight and sensitivity into interpersonal and inter-group dynamics