Tony Llewellyn

Tony Llewellyn is a specialist in the behavioural forces that can be used to build amazing teams. He is a qualified chartered surveyor, and also has a Masters degree in Coaching and Behavioural Change. Tony primarily works as an advisor to teams working on major projects where collaboration is recognised as being critical to success.
Prior to starting out as a team specialist, Tony worked on both the client and the consultancy side of many major projects, including a senior management role in a substantial UK construction consultancy, and also as a director of a global engineering business.
His previous book, Performance Coaching for Complex Projects, was published in 2015, and he regularly contributes articles to various publications in the professional press.

Tony lectures frequently, both to students at two London Universities, as well as to individuals and groups undertaking professional development training.

Louise Wiles

Louise Wiles and Evelyn Simpson are the creators of the Thriving Abroad programmes, Relocation Ready and Thrive designed to support expatriates as they navigate the transition experience and create expat lives they love.

Louise and Evelyn’s expatriate experience totals over 40 years. They have relocated as employees, expat partners and parents. Using their experience as expats, coaches, personal development professionals and trainers their mission is to support and empower international assignees and their partners to proactively create lives abroad which align with corporate/organisational objectives.

Louise and Evelyn began working together in 2012 when they researched the experience of over 300 expat partners located around the world. The resulting “Career Choice and the Accompanying Partner Surrvey Report”, was nominated for an Expatriate Mobility Management Award (EMMA) in 2012 by the Forum for Expatriate Management. Their work has been published in the International HR Advisor, Expat Focus, Expatica, Expat Careers and on their own blog at They have presented on Global Mobility topics at conferences around the world.

Jane Kenyon

Jane Kenyon is a serial entrepreneur, speaker, coach, blogger, social leader, game changer and female champion. She is passionate about potential and raising the aspirations of the next generation and she does this via her social enterprise
Since 2007 she has been working exclusively with women via She is an inspirational speaker and resected writer in the personal development field.

Maria Hocking

Maria Hocking is a life coach, writer, inspirational speaker and motivational trainer. Known as the UK Life Changer, she regularly travels far and wide, enabling her clients to change their lives with her words. She has a huge knowledge within the fields of health, well-being and happiness and she walks her talk. Having been through challenging times herself, she uses her experiences and her learnings to help others.

Alison Jones

Alison Jones is founder of Practical Inspiration Publishing, helping businesses with something to say create superb books that are deeply integrated with their wider platform, and host of The Extraordinary Business Book Club.
A veteran of the publishing industry, she worked for 25 years with leading companies such as Chambers, Oxford University Press and Macmillan (she was Director of Innovation Strategy at Palgrave Macmillan until she left to set up a pioneering new partnership publishing model in 2014). She also provides executive coaching, consultancy and training services to publishers and regularly speaks and blogs on the publishing industry, is a board member of the board of the IPG and Head Judge of the Business Book Awards.
Her weekly podcast, the Extraordinary Business Book Club, is essential listening for writers and readers of extraordinary business books.

Philip Levinson

Philip Levinson has over 35 years of experience in the global real estate sector, including 5 years as CEO of 2 SGX listed companies. He is a mentor to CEOs, an occasional commentator on REITs and an Officer in the Royal Australian Naval Reserve.

Rose Cleaver-Emons

Ruth Cleaver-Emons is a Trainer of NLP, Hypnotherapy and Timeline Therapy and a Master coach, as well as running the Northwest Vibrant Networking region and working as an Independent Consultant with Arbonne.

Emily Hutchinson

Emily Hutchinson is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist, an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a registered Practitioner Psychologist. In 2004, she was featured as one of Britain’s 10 leading Occupational Psychologists by the Independent on Sunday.

Since 2006 she has had her own business and works in long-term partnerships with a number of technical organzsations, providing thought leadership and practical interventions. She was one of the early adopters of the Positive Psychology and strengths approach and has been applying that approach with organizations for many years. She was shortlisted as Champion of the Year for Women in Nuclear 2019, for founding the Corporate Women’s Coaching Club (based on a strengths approach).

Emily is an Associate Lecturer with the University of the West of England, and is working with Oxford Brookes University to support the development of an innovative and forward-looking undergraduate programme in the Business Psychology arena

She is also Associate Editor (books) for The Psychologist, the monthly magazine for Psychologists. She has had several book reviews and articles published.

Anne Taylor

Anne Taylor is the Director of DIRECTions Coaching Ltd. Armed with a degree in Business from Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada, she built an impressive career over 20 years with companies such as Procter & Gamble and Nestlé where she held positions of increasing responsibility in marketing, overall business management and business strategy development.

After leaving her Global Marketing role at Nestlé in Switzerland, she re-trained as an Executive Coach. Her clients included IMD business school where she developed and delivered the coaching component of corporate leadership programme. Later in the UK she established a successful practice with clients such as Nestlé, Lloyds of London, Deutsche Bank, L’Oréal and Ford among others.

She is an associate coach for London Business School and is certified through ICF to the level of PCC (Professional Certified Coach). She helps successful managers and MDs increase their leadership impact particularly around EQ, strategic thinking, and influencing.