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Case studies

Real change: leaving you stronger

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UK Civil Service: Organisation Development and Design Capability Building

Since 2013, Mayvin has been running a major Organisation Development and Design (OD&D) capability programme across the UK Civil Service. Demand for the programme is high, with delegates representing a wide cross-section of departments, agencies, roles and specialisms.

Alumni report being able to make an immediate difference in their roles by bringing an OD&D mindset and know-how to their work.

“The right balance between theory and practical, useful materials that I can adapt and use again, excellent support from knowledgeable tutors – who challenged me (in such a nice way) to look at situations differently and develop new skills.” – Programme participant

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Blue Cross: Leadership Development and Culture Change

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: Organisation Development team

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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Leadership Development for a non-ministerial Scottish Government department

Mayvin helped a non-ministerial department of the Scottish Government create a culture and leadership style that will enable the organisation to respond to rapid change, embrace digital transformation and move successfully into its future.

“The highest quality programme I’ve been on in my career.”

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Women in Leadership with 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

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Leadership Development with 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.

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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.

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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.

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Pip Rowson

Marketing Manager

Pip develops and implements Mayvin’s marketing and business development strategies. A creative thinker, her key skills are in content editing and research. She is known for her warm, empathic approach to building new business relationships.

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Debbie Hannan

Programme Coordinator

Debbie has a methodical and thoughtful approach to her work with Mayvin. A friendly and helpful communicator, Debbie thrives on working as a team to provide integral support to both the Mayvin team and clients.

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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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Alison Vickers


BA (Hons)

In all her work with clients. Alison brings a distinctive mix of research, creativity, empathy and challenge to ensure that there is real and meaningful impact.

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.

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Carol Daniels

Associate Consultant

BSc, DMS, MSc, PhD

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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Clare Joghee

Associate Consultant

Much of Clare’s work focuses on strengthening relationships and team dynamics in senior teams, whilst addressing strategy development, organisation congruence, and managing lasting and sustainable change.

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Don Gunther

Associate Consultant

MBA, BSc, CertCoach

Don’s insight and engaging style has enabled learning and application to real world business outcomes. He has created solutions which allow leaders and teams to gain insight and awareness of core strengths, challenges and potential areas of development

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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

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Kiran Chitta

Associate Consultant

MA (Oxon), MSc, DPsych, CPsychol, AFBPsS

Kiran is known for his grasp of the bigger picture, his insight and ability to help clients ‘cross the river by feeling the stones’. Kiran helps people deal with complexity and move forward together, even as they face seemingly intractable issues.

Liz Finney

Associate Consultant

MA (Cantab)

Liz is known for her ability with people, her sharp wit, warmth, insight and academic rigour. She quickly establishes rapport with clients and is effective in encouraging real and productive debate and reflection.

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Liz Goold

Associate Consultant

Liz is highly experienced with exceptional communication and leadership skills and a strong track record in leading personal and team transformational change programmes.

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Noel E K Tan

Associate Consultant

CPF, MEd (RM), MSc (Strategic Studies), MEdMan

Noel is a process facilitator, dialogue practitioner, leadership coach and workshop curator. His best work is in melding organisational systems with the human spirit by transforming the way leaders inspire cultures of collaboration amidst disruptive change.

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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 them to 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

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Philippa Morris

Associate Consultant

MA, MSc, BA (Hons)

Philippa’s experience of senior roles and her training as an organisational change consultant means that her approach is leading edge, empathetic and grounded in the real world of work.

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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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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.

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Steve Hearsum

Associate Consultant


Steve supports and challenges clients to find their edge and stretch when what they are after is more than simply ‘better sameness’.

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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

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Stuart Wigham

Associate Consultant


Stuart’s personal and professional life philosophy is that every individual holds value and contributes to the world. People enjoy working and spending time with Stuart because of this core belief and Stuart seeks to help and support others in their change journey.

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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