Simon Kenwright - Agent of Change | Creative Director
Simon has spent the last 15 years supporting a broad range of organisations with their organisational development, communications and people engagement needs. Having worked both client side and as a consultant, he has a deep understanding of the sticking points to effective change…and how to mitigate them.
Simon co-founded Agents Of Change to help drive organisational success by putting people at the heart of our clients' strategy. By taking a strategic approach to business goals, he ensures the right blend of engagement, development and communication brings people together.
Whether it's consulting at board-level, running large-scale change programmes or working one-on-one, Simon brings a fresh approach, a dynamic intelligence and a warm sense of humour to whatever he does.
Management Development/Coaching: Goldman Sachs, Betfair, Turner Broadcasting, MTV Networks, Clore Leadership Foundation
NIKKI HINKSMAN - Agent of Change | Director of Learning
Nikki has always been an Agent of Change. Never being one to rest on her laurels, a life-long love of learning meant that a career in personal and professional development was probably inevitable.
Co-founding AOC is the culmination of a decade-and-a half’s experience in creating inspiring learning programmes that deliver lasting change. She's worked with charities, start-ups, corporates, graduates to CEOs.
There are some key principles that are at the heart of her approach:
- Creating a space for people to focus on how they do what they do
- Helping people make life and business more truthful
- Embracing the notion that we are all a work in progress
Nikki is energetic, focused, intuitive, pragmatic and fun, ensuring clients have a highly immersive experience that brings both clarity and motivation.
Client experience includes:
Values/Engagement: Barclays, Northern Trust, ITV, EE
Reputation Management: Coca-Cola,
Leadership Consulting: QinetiQ, CIPD, Amex
Management Development/Coaching: Sky, EE, British Gas, Credit Suisse, Axa Investment Management, This is Global, The Clore Leadership Foundation
LAURA DRURY - AGENT OF CHANGE
Laura is a qualified trainer, facilitator and coach with ten years experience working with a diverse range of people at various levels of seniority. She designs and delivers thought provoking and inspiring programmes in many areas of organisational development, specialising in communication, impact and influence, authenticity and more recently stress management.
She is intrigued by the way different people think and firmly believes that, as actions are driven by thoughts, when you pinpoint and address an individual’s thinking habits great changes can occur. She has no doubt that everyone is capable of far more than they anticipate.
With a performance background she has a broad range of tools to call upon and an infectious energy when working with clients. With strong intuition she adapts to each individual’s needs and encourages focus on possibility, imagination and creativity.
Client experience includes:
Throughout her career Laura has worked with a broad spectrum of organisations from Finance to Media and Education to Health care: EE, CIPD, Buckinghamshire Healthcare Trust, SSP, American Express, Centrica, Legal and General, Chartered Institute of Insurance, Suffolk Life, Bacardi, London School of Fashion, BSkyB, O2, Qinetiq, Northern Trust, Time Warner, AXA
JOHNNIE MOORE - Agent of Change | Coach
After graduating from Oxford in Philosophy and Politics, Johnnie first worked as political researcher to Lord Sainsbury and then went into advertising and marketing – first as a copywriter and then as a researcher/strategist.
Over time he became more interested in human beings and how they work together than in the branding and logos they produced. He trained in a variety of approaches to human relationships, including gestalt psychotherapy and improv theatre.
For the past 15 years he has worked as a facilitator in the UK and around the world, from Singapore to the Solomon Islands.
Client experience includes:
Innovation workshops for BBC and Channel 4
Open Space conferences for National Public Radio (Washington DC), Swinburne University (Australia), Oxford University, the AHRC and Welsh Assembly Government.
Management Think Tanks for National Public Radio (Philadelphia) and World Vision (Singapore)
Management Retreats for World Vision (Bangkok); the Commonwealth Secretariat (London), Amnesty International and the international OPEN Network (Cambridge)
ANNA LEMPRIERE - Agent of Change | Coach
Anna began working with people in the corporate world in 2005 bringing all the experience of her previous profession as an actor to help people communicate with confidence and authenticity.
A leader in her own right, she created and facilitates a thriving women’s group, inspiring entrepreneurial women in terms of creativity, health and business. She's also been teaching yoga and meditation for over 10 years.
Keen insight, intuition and kindness are at the heart of her coaching style. She has a a broad toolkit of disciplines - performance, psychology, philosophy, and resilience/stress management all of which she works with to design a pragmatic path of development for her clients, using a holistic approach to achieve strategic results.
Client experience includes:
Anna has worked with many clients in many capacities over the course of her career. Over the last ten years she's trained hundreds of people in communication, influencing & impact, most recently for Apple, British Gas, The Barbican, EE and Merrill Lynch
Preeta Cooley - Agent of Change | Coach
Preeta is a professional coach who works with talented business people and their teams, helping them achieve significant results. As well as coaching expertise, she brings to the relationship 30 years of senior commercial business leadership, a psychological perspective, and passion for encouraging and supporting others.
Beginning her career in commercial management, Preeta has a breadth of senior operational and board-level experience, including having P&L responsibility for £24 million within a multi-million PLC at the age of thirty. She also spent over a decade as an entrepreneur, during which time she established and sold a successful business start-up in an industry where she had no prior experience.
Having transformed a channel to market for a client, revenue through the channel grew from £6 million to £30 million in the following three years. All of her initiatives and leadership roles gave her immense experience, not only of what it takes to keep a business vibrant and profitable, but also of understanding and nurturing people to be their best selves in support of the enterprise. In recent years, Preeta has oriented her career to business, executive and leadership coaching.
Clients supported include:
Oracle Corporation, Cable & Wireless Communications, Santander, Premier Franell, CMS Cameron McKenna LLP - and many SME’s across industry sectors spanning technology, distribution, professional services and not-for-profit.
Corinna Powlesland - Agent of Change | Coach
A highly experienced Coach and Facilitator with a professional acting background. For the past 17 years Corinna has worked across most areas of Leadership Development and Communication, specialising in Influencing Skills, Social Intelligence, Difficult Conversations, Presentations and Public Speaking, Applied Improvisation and Personal Impact, working with individuals and groups across all sectors and levels of experience.
In addition, she is also a Coaching Associate with ‘Performance of a Lifetime’, New York, The Oasis School of Human Relations and CIPD London, having a particular passion for the use of drama process in the personal development of adults. Her style is bold, kind, spirited and immersive.
With over twenty years experience in the world of consultancy, facilitation coaching and training in the areas of leadership and change management, Hilary is certainly a force to be reckoned with.
Before becoming a consultant, Hilary worked for British Airways for 10 years in the field of Training and Leadership Development. She was responsible for designing and delivering a diverse range of training and leadership development programmes for senior managers in the business.
Hilary has worked with many blue-chip companies, including EE, William Hill, QinetiQ, Roche, and Covea Insurance, helping middle and senior managers and executive directors get the best from both themselves and their people.
Much of her work is focused at executive level. She helps people look at their vision, values and strategy and how to align those to achieve the most effective results and bring their brand to life.
Hilary has a BA Hons in European Studies, a Diploma in Management Studies, a Coaching Diploma and a Diploma in Sports Psychology. She is also a licensed practitioner of Bar-On Emotional Intelligence, EQ-I, MBTI and SDI and is an NLP Master Practitioner.