We go big for the little things
As a team, we are obsessed with drawing the line between the pursuit of big ambitions and the everyday working reality of people on the frontline.
We understand that it’s not big words and long speeches that make the biggest difference. It’s little, everyday actions of people across the organisation that fire the engines of progress and change. When we convert a client to our point of view, we proudly see the sense of individual empowerment transform their teams from the ground up.
It is the accumulation of thousands of little victories over 20 years that enables us to deliver extraordinary results for our clients.
20 years of practice
everyday actions has been shaped by our 20+ years experience of providing behavioural insights, leadership and coaching practice to leading organisations.
Diverse skill sets
We are a team of behavioural scientists, professional coaches, technologists and business experts. It’s this breadth of diverse expertise that makes us unique.
All our experts have extensive leadership experience and considerable business, coaching and psychology-based training and qualifications.
Jeremy is the CEO of Black Isle Group. He is the former Chief People Officer at the global HR, technology and services innovator Ceridian, where he worked for 15 years. He also worked as the Chief Commercial Officer and Managing Director of SD Worx, UK and Ireland. He began his professional career at BUPA. Jeremy is an executive coach and leadership mentor with an executive education at Henley Business School.
With over 25 years experience spanning across and range of industries and sectors in sales leadership, mentoring and quota carrying roles, 14 of which have been in the HR and SaaS Space, Sarah is a true sales professional. She has worked with a considerable number of sales teams to devise and successfully execute Sales Strategies and Sales Leadership programs to propel growth.
Chief Technology Officer
Matthew brings 35 years experience in designing, developing and implementing technology solutions. Over that time, he has built and lead several software engineering teams which has built class leading and award winning solutions and apps.
Over the past 18 years he has been at the forefront of analytics and AI within the Human Resource space and recognised as one of the top 30 influencers in the space
Chartered Occupational Psychologist
Sarah is an experienced Chartered Occupational Psychologist who has a track record of maximising performance at the highest level in Olympic sport and business. Sarah ispassionate about delivering interventions that make a real difference to performance and wellbeing.
Sarah works with global organisations to create high performing team cultures, improve employee engagement and wellbeing and getting the right people into the team. Sarah was also part of Team GB as a performance psychologist at London and Rio Olympic games.
Saira works with organisations to build individual and workforce agility – leading and adapting to the now whilst looking ahead and keeping people at the heart of strategy. She helps individuals to identify behavioural factors affecting their performance in relation to the organisation’s strategy and operational requirements.
Saira offers in-depth experience in the areas of executive coaching, leadership development, talent management and assessment for selection and development.
Atholl is the Chairman of Black Isle Group. He is also Chair of Scottish Salmon; Chair of UK Coaching; and a non-executive director of a cinema business. He was a senior executive with the BBC for many years. Atholl is an Insead Executive Coach. He is the author of “Leaders in Lockdown” and an occasional columnist in The Times and City AM. He has studied leadership at Harvard and Cranfield.
Malgosia is an experienced project manager who leads on large-scale, bespoke client projects. She ensures that these projects are delivered on time and within budget, acting as the interface between the client, key stakeholders, third parties and the work that Black Isle delivers.
Founder and Advisor
Tim has been coaching and advising multinational corporates at board level for 18 years. He was an officer in the British Army for 12 years, before founding Black Isle Group in London in 1998. As CEO of Black Isle Group, Tim brought together established international offices over three continents to grow a leading global brand in the field of executive communication coaching, and the London business to become one of the most respected leadership consultancies in Europe.
Lead Software Engineer
Jack has developed software and lead development teams for 14 years. In that time, he has developed a range of software for several industries including healthcare, reporting/analytics, finance and freight.
Doug ran the UK, Ireland and Mauritius arm of the global HR, technology and services innovator Ceridian for more than a decade, until it was sold to SD Worx in 2016. He is a former Managing Director of lastminute.com and a former MD of Budget Rent-a-Car. Doug is currently a partner in Prime Advantage Capital, the business advisory and corporate finance specialist. He advises a range of SMEs primarily in the HR, technology and services sector. Doug is a Chartered Accountant and a board advisor to Black Isle Group.
As Graphic Designer, Amanda is responsible for managing Black Isle’s brand, creating imagery, collateral and social media. She supports BIG’s project managers, coaches and directors with any graphic, print or digital marketing materials they require.
Portfolio Financial Director
Mitali provides Finance Director Services to a wide range of SME’s on a Part time basis. Responsibilities include Board Advisory, Funding, Investor Relations, Commercial Strategy including Pricing, R&D Tax Credit, Share Schemes, Budgeting and Reporting P&L, BS and CF and Managing Accountants/Bookkeepers.
Clients include customers in the following industries Consumer Goods, SaaS Tech, Leadership and Development, MarTech, Cyber Security and Charity Sector.
Tom is Account Director at Black Isle Group. His 13-year experience as a leadership development coach and facilitator has led him to run, design and deliver programmes across sectors and around the world, working with teams and individuals from middle management up to CEO level.
Harriet is a highly skilled and experienced coach, having worked with large international businesses in London for over 10 years. Her particular speciality and area of interest is personal impact, where she excels in showing people how to increase trust and emotional buy-in through a mix of psychological and practical learning tools.
Andy is a business psychologist and human resources professional who has led learning, development and talent management strategies in the private and public sector. His practice covers executive coaching, corporate education, experiential leadership development and HR consulting.
Based in India, Haritha is a leadership and transformation coach with 16 year’s experience in HR leadership roles and as a coach and facilitator. Her forte is working with leaders and leadership teams individually and in groups to significantly enhance their effectiveness.
Rina brings with her 20 years of experience working with individuals and organizations to improve effectiveness, enhance fulfilment, and create sustainable change and results.
Rina has consulted with various organisations across industry sectors and has extensive experience working with senior leadership teams and executives in Europe, North America and Asia. Industries she has experience working with include banking & finance, pharmaceutical, consumer goods, technology, engineering, industrial & manufacturing, government, advertising & media.
Andy’s core expertise is in helping people become more compelling when they lead, communicate and innovate. He brings structure and drive to how we do things, is provocative and bold, and builds trust quickly. His broad experience uniquely positions him to work with clients on leadership, culture change and relationship management projects.
Susan has over 20 years’ experience working with middle managers and senior leaders to enhance their personal and professional effectiveness through self-awareness, emotional intelligence and resilience. She is passionate about enabling individuals and teams to create healthy, effective and successful places to work.
James focuses his expertise on helping leaders and teams work out what they’re really after and what they need to do to get there. He provides facilitation, consultancy and coaching services. James is part of the executive education faculty of Nottingham University Business School.
Ravi has a flair for developing leadership at personal, team and organisational levels. He enables senior leaders to perform more effectively as individuals, and as a community of peers, in order to deliver greater results through their people.
His ability to nurture self-awareness and develop leadership skill, coupled with 20 years’ operational management experience, underpins his value as a leadership facilitator, coach and advisor to C-suite directors and senior managers around the world
Based in New York, Rachel offers targeted, in-depth, personalised coaching designed to help individuals and businesses. She delivers key business skills such as communication, relationship and performance management and personal effectiveness.
Shona takes a refreshingly straightforward approach to individual, team and executive development through her natural ability to build and maintain honest relationships, and a genuine passion to help individuals be the best they can be. Her core expertise is in nurturing talent and harnessing the power of people to drive company performance.
Ann helps businesses build the right story, grab an audience and inspire a response. She’s an acknowledged expert in her field, and has spent the past 20 years helping leadership teams both within and outside the media sector create and craft compelling messages that speak to their chosen audience in an authentic voice.
Nick is a highly-experienced business psychologist, leadership consultant and executive coach, with over two decades’ experience. He helps organisations improve business performance by identifying the potential and developing the abilities of individuals and teams. His experience spans many aspects of talent management, including selection, developing leadership capability, and high-potential identification and development.
Jane is an accomplished HR professional, with a passion for identifying and developing talent across multinational, matrixed organisations. She combines her HR and change expertise to work with executive teams, delivering radical agendas that ensure people plans are fit for purpose. Jane has developed a range of talent strategies, leadership development programmes and employee value propositions. She loves helping executive teams to create their ‘picture of success’, and develop plans to achieve it by playing to their strengths.
With over 12 years’ consulting experience in organisational change and leadership development, Clare has a wealth of experience working with global companies to strengthen leadership capability and build diverse, high-performing teams. She has worked across a range of sectors, with extensive experience in banking, professional services, pharmaceuticals and media.
Trevor has over 30 years’ international experience as a leadership coach and organisational development consultant. His consulting approach is strongly business-focused, taking into account wider organisational implications, with an emphasis on achieving significant performance improvements.
Karen is passionate about coaching leaders to develop self-awareness, build confidence and resilience, and create motivational and inspiring work environments. Using operational and client service experience she helps organisations to identify current leadership strengths and future needs to achieve strategic plans. Karen has over 30 years’ experience in senior leadership, consultancy and coaching across a number of industries including financial services, FMCG and education.
Siân is delighted to have joined Black Isle in 2019. She is a highly experienced presentation, webcast, media and crisis-communication coach helping others exude confidence in the spotlight whether they’re presenting on stage, on camera or online.
Colin is an MSc-level executive coach and a specialist in management and leadership. He devises and delivers bespoke development programmes that support and challenge individuals and teams towards their best performance. He coaches and facilitates in the UK and internationally, across the financial services, retail and healthcare sectors.
An experienced executive and leadership team coach, Naomi brings 30 years of international experience to her executive coaching assignments. Fluent in French, Spanish and Italian, Naomi has held executive roles, managed teams and coached in international businesses across Europe. Typically, she works with leaders and leadership teams in strategic and operational transition, and personal career or role change.
Based in the US, Joanne has a wealth of experience working with organisations at the business, team and individual level to develop leaders, grow capability and enhance organisational performance.
Dorothea has substantial experience across a range of sectors, and has been a visiting tutor on the Cranfield University MBA programme, using the Centaur Model for the ‘Managing Personal Effectiveness’ module. She has worked as a consultant in developing people for more than 20 years, and as an executive coach for the past 18 of those.