Gemma joined TiA full-time in 2013 following a 10 year career in the Water Industry, where she entered the profession as a scientist and process engineer and concluded with regional responsibility for sector operations. As well as having valuable line management and budget responsibility Gemma designed and implemented employee engagement projects for her division. Gemma’s background in science and engineering means that she has first hand practical experience of operations, which is reflected in her pragmatic approach to leadership and people development.
She is experienced in process and project management, with particular expertise in the design and implementation of quality standards and employee engagement projects.Gemma’s current assignments are in the design and delivery of leadership and personal impact workshops for the Capital Markets division of Credit Suisse. Design and delivery of an induction and teambuilding event for the prestigious Sloan Programme, working for London Business School. She is responsible for establishing TiA as an Approved Centre for providing Level 5 Leadership & Management programmes for the Institute of L&M as well as the delivery of ILM Level 5 programmes for a facilities management client.Gemma’s qualifications include a certified practitioner of MBTI Step 1 (OPP); PGC Management, Exeter University; University Degree in Biotechnology and Masters in Bio-reactor Systems
Prior to life at TiA, Juliet followed a career in Event Management, where she was responsible for event delivery and account management, covering all aspects of operation and logistics.
Having graduated with a BA Hons French Studies Degree, Juliet became Event Director at Reed and Mackay, delivering a portfolio of international corporate events, conferences and incentive programmes for pharmaceutical, law and finance companies, handling contracts from conception to completion.
Since establishing TiA in 1989, Chris has worked at board level with many of our public and private sector clients, where he has a direct involvement in service delivery as well as fulfilling the role of Managing Director with responsibility for quality and client relations.
Chris’ areas of expertise are in Organisational Development (leading cultural change, embedding values and behaviours): Experiential Learning (management and leadership development; teambuilding; project management). Board Support (top team development, executive coaching).
Katie joined TiA's Truro office at the beginning of 2010 and deals with all aspects of course preparation, including having regular contact with clients, delegates and venues. She is also largely responsible for travel and venue selection.
Her varied background experiences also include setting up a property finding business and working as a tutor of English at Adult Education level.
Gillie works closely with the client to understand the values and behaviours which reflect the organisational culture. From this point, powerful scripts and scenarios can be developed, and actors are briefed in the language and behaviours that accurately represent the organisation.
Forum theatre and skills workshops enable individuals to practice interpersonal skills that result in more effective interactions, in a safe and challenging environment.
Gillie has a background in voice and human communication, and continues to lecture and present in this field. She brings this expertise to designing and delivering bespoke workshops and masterclasses in presentation and personal impact masterclasses. She also offers individual leadership and voice coaching where requested.
Gillie’s recent work has included Zurich Insurance, Rolls Royce, Swiss Re, Kuehne & Nagel, Altium Capital, NHS Team Leaders & Clinical Educators.
In addition to being an experienced consultant and facilitator Philip is also an actor and uses theatre, storytelling and role play as a tool for experiential learning and development. With TiA he has designed, developed and delivered theatre-based training courses to Rolls Royce, Sainsbury’s, Highways Agency, NHS England, London Business School and Wrigleys.
Philip is part of our core delivery team currently working worldwide on the Leadership and Talent programmes with Zurich Insurance; Kuehne+Nagel - Global Talent and Management Awareness programmes; Credit Suisse - Teambuilding and Personal Impact sessions; designing and leading our ongoing Team Development & Leadership Awareness work with Stagecoach UK, North America & Europe.
Within TiA, Rachel heads up many of the executive coaching assignments and senior management team development workshops, where she uses her experience in the business and counselling arenas to bridge the personal and organisational challenges faced when implementing change.
Rachel is a member of the IPD, EMCC and the British Association of Counselling at Work, and has presented research papers at an International Mentoring Conference.
A strong commercial background, with 20 years in both corporate and partnership structures. Iain began his career in retail operations, ultimately running a flagship store in London’s West End.
In 1999, Iain took a decision to move business sector to work for one of the top three global real estate consultancies (Cushman & Wakefield), as Director of Learning & Development for EMEA Region, where he gained substantial experience working with the board, senior partners and high potentials, in a multi-cultural international environment.
Iain has first hand practical experience of leading teams and a deep interest, respect and awareness of what motivates people. His expertise includes development and delivery of global leadership and team programmes, working primarily with board members, senior managers and high potentials.
Current work includes the design and delivery of ILM Level 5 Management Development programme for US facilities management company (EMCOR). The delivery of an award winning talent programme for Sainisburys. The delivery of a talent programme for Credit Suisse. Coaching the President and Board of UK trade body - Women in Property.
Iain’s qualifications include: BSc (Hons) Zoology, Durham University; MBA Cass Business School, City University, London; MBTI and FIRO B practitioner.
Jani’s focus and skill set covers include critical decision making; living your values; stress management; resolving conflict; leading with conviction; outperforming expectations; personal communication and impact.
Jani is currently working with the CEO of a national charity (net worth £75m) to develop strategy and build a cohesive Board and Executive. He is also coaching the Managing Director of a £10m private healthcare firm to build her executive team to deliver against stretch targets. He is coaching Commanding Officers of the Royal Navy’s Maritime Reserve Units to deliver against HMG’s performance targets.Jani is also designing and delivering leadership development programmes for numerous UK businesses, including; Clydesdale Yorkshire Bank; NHS Trusts; Willmott Dixon Construction; Team GB
Jani’s qualifications include BSc and MA; Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management; Level 7 qualification in Executive Coaching and Leadership Mentoring; MBTI practitioner.
His work in training and development stretches back more than 20 years. He has a flexible skillset, from coaching, to facilitation to business role-play and forum theatre, under the umbrella of our valued partners ActorFactor. Comfortable working one to one, or on the international conference stage, his mix of abilities have provided a strong fit for demanding contexts. He continues to work internationally with TiA with their senior clients.
Richard’s focus and skill set covers personal communication and impact, resilience in demanding contexts, business simulations, theatre based- learning and role-play for both development and assessment.
He is currently working with leadership teams in the premium automative sector to build employee engagement. Designing and delivering bespoke coaching and group facilitation workshops for these teams to meet specific needs.
He has also designed and delivered a programme for the philanthropy team of a Russell Group University to build personal impact and resilience. As well as working with numerous TiA clients with a focus on soft leadership skills and personal impact.
Richards qualifications include a PhD Exon, his research has focused on the efficacy of work-based experiential learning methods for Leadership development; MA 1st Class, BA Hons 1st Class; Accredited by The Higher Education Academy.
Polly has coached at board level and at national level on personal communication skills and impact. She is theatre director, directing over 15 plays nationally over past 16 years and works with individuals on confidence building.
Polly works under the umbrella of our valued partners ActorFactor, and is involved in forum theatre, and is also lead practitioner in various skills set workshops, as well as a voice coach.
Polly’s skillset includes a sound knowledge of drama and education in theatre, managing projects and working to deadlines. She has a sound knowledge of funding applications and as a freelance producer manages staff and budgets, negotiating and organizing workshops. She has excellent communication skills, establishing an immediate rapport with a wide range of clients. She has most recently worked internationally for TiA with Zurich Insurance as well as on many other UK based programmes.
Polly has a BA (Hons) Drama and Education at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
Maria is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese and is currently working with TiA leading the delivery of Zurich’s Leadership Discovery programme in LATAM.
Maria has worked extensively in Latin America facilitating courses on topics such as Service Excellence, Rewards & Recognition, Coaching in the Moment, Effective Communication, Conflict Management and Teamwork.
Through her own consulting firm Maria offers services such as cross-cultural training, global team management, diversity and inclusion, and leadership business acumen.
Currently Maria is implementing a diversity and inclusion initiative for Casa Herradura in Mexico. She is also involved in the design and delivery of service excellence training, delivered to 1,000 employees at Nokia Siemens Networks and more recently leadership development for Nokia in Latin America.She also works with a number of clients in the intercultural arena, including Banco Santander, Philips and Diageo.
Maria is a certified practitioner of DISC, SDI and COI; Graduate and member of Global Coaches Network; University Degree in International Relations; Masters in Management and Organizational Development.
Thomas has in depth sector knowledge in Manufacturing, Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Information Technology and Financial Services. As a generalist working at Board level, Thomas advises top management and provides cost-effective solutions for building up HR organisations. He has experience in large M&A projects and has been in charge of post-merger integration and other organisational or cultural change projects.
Working as an Associate with TiA since 2012, Thomas's primary geographical scope is: France, Germany and Switzerland. He is fluent in French, German and English.
Over this period he has developed particular experience in personal development and career counselling. Geoff has been working with TiA for the past ten years, during which time he has been closely involved in most management development initiatives, with particular responsibility for the design and delivery of our graduate development programmes.