SIMON KENWRIGHT
AGENT OF CHANGE | CO-FOUNDER | CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Simon has spent the last 15 years supporting a broad range of organisations with their organisational development and communications 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 organisations become more successful by putting people at the heart of their strategy.

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.

Client experience includes:

Values/Engagement: Aldi, Credit Suisse  

Change/Reputation Management: Coca-Cola, Credit Suisse

Leadership Consulting: Aetna, Aldi, Coca-Cola

Management Development/Coaching: Goldman Sachs, Betfair, Turner Broadcasting, MTV Networks, Clore Leadership Foundation

 

NIKKI HINKSMAN
AGENT OF CHANGE | CO-FOUNDER | LEARNING DIRECTOR

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 practice:

  • Creating a space for people to focus onhow 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

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)