Meet our leadership and communication experts

John Miers

Chairman, ASIA

Throughout a varied and challenging career in the Royal Navy, in which he rose to submarine command, John developed an incredible understanding of human communication.

John's approach disagrees with the conventional presentation and personal impact wisdom. He builds on the uniqueness of personality helping people perform at their natural best.

Tim Richardson


Tim is widely regarded in the industry as a communications expert with a leader’s perspective.

His advice embraces practical skills coaching that increases self-awareness, builds emotional intelligence and develops both CEO/Board level leadership and influencing capability.

Sarah Sweetman

Director & Executive Coach, EMEA

Sarah is a qualified business psychologist, whose focus is on helping to create the conditions for leadership success and growth in an ever more complex, changing business environment.

She brings a highly pragmatic, commercially focused, robust and insightful approach to coaching.

Case Everaert

Managing Director, ASIA

Before joining Black Isle, Case was Vice President of Global Trading at Mizuho Capital Markets. Having enjoyed a successful career in banking, Case decided to follow one of his passions – public speaking.

Case is an individual whose optimistic approach to life instils enthusiasm in everyone he works with, regardless of borders or culture.

Barry Kuntz

Managing Director, NA

Barry has held senior executive positions in sales, service, marketing and public affairs, and is also certified as an executive coach.

Known as a motivator, team builder, collaborator and coach, Barry is passionate and talented at helping individuals, teams and organizations achieve their best.

Tom Blower

Director & Executive Coach, EMEA

Tom is an MSc qualified leadership specialist with expertise as a communications coach and international leadership facilitator.

He has designed and created fully equipped leadership faculties and organisational structures for global leadership and management training all around the world.

Richard Mayson

Director & Executive Coach, EMEA

Richard helps individuals and teams think more from a listener’s perspective so that they can communicate and influence with much more clarity, brevity and impact.

He is an expert in non-verbal communication, helping individuals present themselves with greater emotional engagement and purpose.

Simon Mariner

Senior Consultant, AUSTRALIA

Simon is a specialist in Leadership Communication and Professional Negotiation skills. He has represented major banks and corporations as a guest presenter, financial markets expert and commentator.

Simon's initial career focus was the financial markets, working in an advisory role which demanded extensive sales, management and leadership skills.

Harriet Heneghan

Director & Executive Coach, EMEA

Harriet’s expertise is in helping leaders and professionals to achieve their full potential in the area of personal communication and influencing skills.

Her speciality is personal impact. Here, she excels in showing how to increase trust and emotional buy-in through a mixture of psychological and practical learning.

Andrew Moore

Executive Coach, EMEA

Andy’s core expertise is in coaching and training individuals and groups to help them to become more compelling and impactful when they speak.

As a former Regional Manager and Head of Recruitment and Learning within the banking sector, he has experience of successfully leading large teams in the financial sector.

Colin Murray

Executive Coach, EMEA

Colin is passionate about using coaching tools to transform both individual and team potential into performance.

He is committed to helping senior leaders to enhance their capabilities by developing awareness of how their behavioural patterns and communication can impact performance across an organisation.

Anne Chatroux

Executive Coach, EMEA

Anne is a leadership specialist with expertise in executive communication and developing female leaders.

She is recognised for her ability to quickly discern what holds people and their businesses back and to get to the heart of the matter to produce results.

Nick Clark

Executive Coach, EMEA

Nick has over two decades experience helping organisations improve business performance. A highly experienced psychologist, leadership consultant and executive coach who specialises in developing commercially relevant and integrated talent management solutions.

He has worked with both public and private sector clients at all levels to enhance personal performance and professional effectiveness.

May Bleeker-Phelan

Executive Coach, EMEA

With more than 12 years’ experience, 9 of these in private practice, May is an assessment and development specialist with a focus on talent management.

Her psychometry expertise is supported by project coordination, social research and group facilitation and an Honours degree in Psychology.

Angus Jacobs

Executive Coach, EMEA

Angus has experience of designing and facilitating leadership programmes and supporting C-suite executives in their personal development, business strategy, growth and impact.

He uses his breadth of expert learning knowledge and varied industry experience to bring both creativity and pragmatism to our programmes.

Anita Rolls

Executive Coach, EMEA

Anita specialises in working with high potential managers and leaders, providing them with the support they need to get to the next level in their professional lives.

She has experience of setting up coaching programmes internally, managing a Global Coaching Faculty as part of the Executive Development offering.

Naomi Thomas

Executive Coach, EMEA

An experienced Executive and Leadership Team coach, Naomi brings 30 years international experience to her coaching and consulting. Working with leaders and leadership teams in transition, she supports them to create a foundation for success.

Fluent in French, Spanish and Italian, Naomi has spent a large part of her career working and living in continental Europe.

Monica Prabhu

Executive Coach, EMEA

With a solid background in communications and public speaking, Monica conducts interactive and engaging programs across a diverse range of industries. She covers topics such as business effectiveness, executive presence, high performing teams, leadership development, diversity and inclusion and leading across cultures.

Dorothea Tsoflias

Executive Coach, EMEA

Dorothea is an Executive Coach with substantial experience in a range of Organisational sectors.

She has been a visiting tutor at Cranfield University on the 'Managing Personal Effectiveness' module of the MBA programme using the Centaur Model.

Mark Spatz

Executive Coach, AUSTRALIA

Mark is an Organisational Psychologist and Senior Resources professional with particular interests in talent management, including the full span of attracting, recruiting, on-boarding, developing and retaining key executives.

He consults as a professional negotiator, enables senior executives with their career pursuits, supports management teams through transformational initiatives and provides clarity of organisational purpose.

Ann Booth-Clibborn

Executive Coach, EMEA

Ann helps businesses to build the right story, grab an audience and inspire a response. As a BBC TV producer, she developed and launched several successful shows that were watched by millions of viewers.

Ann's unique methodology unlocks the simple but powerful secrets of stories that everyone can use.

Emma Canter

Executive Coach, EMEA

Emma is an inspiring coach with significant leadership experience. During her corporate HR career, she helped to develop engaged teams enabling the delivery of increased business performance.

Emma is driven by helping leadership teams build trusting relationships.

Andy Cole

Executive Coach, EMEA

Andy is a business psychologist and HR professional who has led learning, development and talent management strategies. He covers executive coaching, corporate education, experiential leadership development and HR consulting.

He is a skilled practitioner with a range of psychometric assessments, including Hogan Assessment.

Carolyn Fletcher AM

Senior Consultant, AUSTRALIA

Carolyn brings a wealth of experience that inspires board members and executives to successfully face the challenges, issues and opportunities in spoken communication, leadership and presentation skills.

She is a Member of the Order of Australia and was awarded an AM for significant services to the community.

Daniëlle Stegeman

Senior Consultant, ASIA

Daniëlle Stegeman is a psychologist and coach that Black Isle Group is proud to partner with.

1 day offline is a unique coaching concept that inspires both individuals and teams on a personal and professional level. It is designed to help people take a step back, recharge their batteries and set priorities.

Justin Harkiewicz

Senior Consultant, ASIA

Justin is a seasoned senior executive with over two decades of international experience in Asia, managing start-ups as well as growing existing companies.

A fluent Mandarin speaker, Justin feels very comfortable with all levels of Chinese society.

John Phillips

Senior Consultant, NA

John works with leadership teams to set strategic direction, build cohesive teams and communicate this effectively within their organizations.

He is a passionate believer in bringing out the best in people and is known for his ability to help leaders to develop teams that achieve superior results.

Damir Andre

Senior Consultant, NA

Damir has over twenty-five years of experience working as a director, producer, actor, writer, dramaturg and teacher. His work has taken him across Canada to the U.S. and Europe.

He has worked in a multitude of disciplines, including television, film, theatre and radio, where communications skills are always paramount.

Diane Vallée

Senior Consultant, NA

Diane’s career started as Private and Social Secretary for the President of the Canadian Senate at the office of the Right Honorable Jean Chrétien when he was Minister of Justice.

She has acquired vast experience in public relations, communications and administration in several fields, including politics, private industry and non-profit organizations.

Malgosia Odell

Project Manager, EMEA

A key member of our Client Services team, Malgosia is an experienced Project Manager who leads on large scale client projects.

She ensures that these projects are delivered on time and acts as a seamless interface between the client, stakeholders, third parties and the work that Black Isle delivers.

Heidi Head

Head of Client Services, EMEA

Heidi looks after most things Black Isle, from the day to day running of the office including Accounts; alongside managing and being part of a team of Project Managers.

Heidi works closely with the CEO and Directors of Black Isle to ensure smooth processes and efficiency’s across the group.

Keith Fowler

Head of Sales & Marketing, EMEA

Keith curates the latest thinking and advice from leadership development experts.

His focal point is on how to help senior leaders use innovation to inspire growth, empower change, execute strategy and coach success.

Amanda Knight

Marketing Assistant, EMEA

Amanda has a creative and design background. At Black Isle, she coordinates and implements marketing communication projects that cover marketing, supporting Black Isle events, design and CRM.

Callum MacRobert

Senior Consultant (Development), ASIA

Callum brings extensive learning and development experience, to Black Isle, from the private educational sector.

He has been involved in management consultancy and has aided in the restructuring and organisational development of several Hong Kong based SME's.

Thomas Wright

Project Administrator, EMEA

Thomas is the Executive Assistant for two of the directors ensuring they are in the right place at the right time.

He project manages a variety of our client’s requirement, ensuring that our clients receive the best possible service. Client satisfaction is a high priority for Thomas and he strives for perfection to achieve this.