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Meet Our Extended Team

We are proud to say that every one of our interventions has the direct involvement of at least one of our Founding Partners Maggie and Peter.

Additionally, we draw upon the expertise of several other highly skilled and experienced team members depending on the specific needs of each situation.

Whilst coming from a variety of backgrounds and roles in different sectors, everyone on our team shares the same desire to nurture and release the potential of those we work with.

Please see below for short profiles of our team members.


Sarah Lawson - our Project Manager


Sarah started her career working as a Production Co-ordinator within Hart Wilcox Experiential Marketing who design, construct, project manage and provide technical support for conferences, exhibitions and special events. Sarah’s role included project management of a series of International Roadshows and a variety of one-off events. She later moved into the Education sector to work within Administration and Finance which included the managing of the budget and all HR aspects within her Department.

In her spare time Sarah enjoys running and swimming and is currently in training to compete in a Triathlon to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital and The British Heart Foundation.


Beth Parsons

Beth’s early career included an extended period in the automotive industry followed by several years within Further Education, where she progressed to become Group Director of HR and Organisation Development within a multi-strand provider.

A highly experienced coach and facilitator, Beth is skilled at assessing new situations quickly and impartially, and then moving swiftly into practical action and delivery. She particularly relishes bringing people together and then working alongside them as they get ‘stuck in’ to real workplace challenges.

In doing so, she is able to draw upon more than 20 years of practical experience in a wide variety of HR roles, spanning Business Operations, Organisation Design and Development, Employee Relations, Training, Change Management and Policy and Planning.

Amongst her formal qualifications, she is a chartered fellow of the CIPD and is fully certified to use the MBTI profiling tool.


Cheryl Wall


Cheryl previously worked in the social care sector for over thirty years as a social worker, programme and project manager, educator and workforce development manager. She has extensive experience of group facilitation, individual coaching and action learning.

Her diverse experience of strategic-level work includes a number of years within a government taskforce promoting work-based learning, and more recently at Skills for Care working on the development and implementation of national policy regarding the social care workforce.

Cheryl’s career has involved working with senior and middle managers in public and voluntary social care and health organisations and universities across the country. She is particularly committed to action learning as a means of individual and collective learning for service improvement and has an ILM certification in action learning facilitation.

She is a registered social worker, has an Advanced Award in Social Work Education and Training from the University of Warwick and a Post Graduate Certificate in Strategic Workforce Planning from Thames Valley University/NHS Projects.


Jacqui Crompton

Jacqui’s 17 years experience as a leader and consultant in the pharmaceutical / healthcare industry provides a strong foundation for her coaching work. During industry assignments she delivered solutions targeted at accelerating strategic change, aligning business and talent strategy and enhancing leadership capability.

Jacqui launched her Executive Coaching and Consulting practice in Munich in 2009 and co-founded Courvello in 2014. By examining the CORE © - Courage, Openness, Resilience and Energy, She connects head and heart to engage the whole person.

As an Ashridge accredited executive coach, she combines her coaching expertise with her industry experience, to challenge leaders to develop in their working world. Clients that work with Jacqui value her ability to build trust and create a safe environment.

Jacqui has an MSc in Executive Coaching, a Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies and an MA in English.


Jay Williams

Jay has more than twenty years of specific experience and expertise in learning and development roles, specialising in learning strategy, leadership, talent development, coaching and change management. He enjoys bringing a pragmatic and solutions-focussed approach to his work, and has a passion for development work that achieves lasting change and impact for individuals and organisations alike.

He has designed and supported the delivery of several large-scale organisation development and culture change interventions, as well as overseeing the creation and implementation of training portfolios in both technical and professional development arenas. 

He has extensive experience of partnership working, having played a key role in a collaborative venture between a previous employer and a blue-chip UK university, being invited to be a key-note speaker on the subject at the 2016 CIPD Conference.

Amongst his array of diverse qualifications, Jay holds Qualified Teacher Status as well as being ISEB (Information systems Examination Board) qualified in Project Management.