Clare Segal is a co-director of =mc consulting.
Her key areas of expertise are communications and personal coaching for charity and NGO leaders. She has pioneered writing high impact fundraising cases using psychological insights for a number of leading charities in the environmental, child protection and healthcare areas. These cases have transformed the impact of charity communications for major donors. Among the charities she has helped are NSPCC, WWF, Save the Children, UNICEF International and the Alzheimer’s Society.
She co-authored Breakthrough Thinking for Non-Profit Organisations with Bernard Ross which won the Terry McAdam Award for Best Non Profit Book in the USA 2004 – the only time Europeans have won this award. Also with Bernard Ross she has co-authored a number of books most recently The Strategy Workout, part of the prestigious Business Gym Series published by Pearson, 2016.
Prior to setting up =mc she was an award-winning video producer and director winning ‘Best Community Video’ award twice in the UK for multi-media work on sexism and volunteering.
Janie van Hool understands both speaking and listening profoundly. She began her career as a professional actor, training at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art before embarking on 12 years of work in the theatre, in TV, as a voiceover artist and conference presenter.
She went on to gain an MA in Voice and then an MSc in Performance Psychology. The combination of her academic research together with her experience as a performer has given her a unique perspective on how to articulate messages with confidence and skill, and informed her work as a coach, advisor and skills teacher to business leaders.
Over the last 20 years she has developed leaders in a wide range of organizations, from mining in Australia to investment banking in New York and everything in between. She has crafted tactics, strategies, frameworks and tools to enable leaders to inspire others through impact, influence, presentation, storytelling and connection. Her fascination with how people communicate has helped countless leaders make a difference to themselves personally, and to the people they lead.
More recently she has volunteered as a listener with Samaritans – a UK charity dedicated to listening to people in distress. This has helped her complete the circle of communication insights that have been her life’s work, by recognizing fully the incredible power of being heard.
Her first book – The Impact and Presence Pocketbook – was published in 2004.’
A qualified NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) Master Practitioner and Hypnotherapist, trainer, presenter, life coach, energy therapist and an EAM (Energy Alignment Method) founding Mentor, Karen Shaw has been passionate about coaching parents since she discovered the skills, tools and techniques she learnt that helped change her relationship with her three sons for the better. Sons with disabilities, physical and psychological, complex medical conditions and labels.
As a single parent since 2001 she has discovered many ways of creating a fulfilling, loving relationship with her children by putting together elements from Personal Development, NLP, Hypnotherapy, energy therapies, living a ‘heart-centred’ life and incorporating Eastern philosophies and spiritual practices.
She has appeared on national TV and radio and has spoken on stage at international conferences on parenting communication. She was nominated for a UK national Women Inspiring Women award.
“Marianne’s McDonald’s experience makes her one of the world’s most qualified experts on the practicalities of implementing systems and building high performing teams.”
Marianne Page is an award-winning leader and developer of high performing teams; inspiring successful small business owners to build the simple systems and high performing team that will free them from the day to day of their operation; giving them back the time to enjoy a fulfilling life, confident that their business is running as it should.
Marianne developed a number of high performing teams of her own during her 27-year career as a senior manager with McDonald’s, and developed over 14,000 managers and franchisees over an 8-year period as the company’s Training Manager.
For the past ten years, Marianne has worked closely with successful business owners who have over-complicated their life and their business, helping them to develop the systems and the structure that will make their operation consistent, and free them to work on their business rather than in it.
Marianne is the best selling author of Simple Logical Repeatable, The McFreedom Report, and Process to Profit – a book hailed as ‘better than The E Myth’.
Marianne’s mission is to give every business owner and manager the tools, and the mindset they need, to build a scaleable business with a highly engaged, high performing team to run it.
Richard Fox is a partner in The Learning Corporation, a pan European firm of leadership coaches, facilitators and business mentors. He is a PCC credentialed coach with the International Coach Federation, a Master NLP practitioner and a member of the International Association for Coaching.
He helped create The Learning Corporation after a successful period as a partner with KPMG, having played a leading role with them in setting up an office and developing a thriving client base.
As a leadership coach Richard helps leaders and managers create and sustain an environment in which people can express themselves, optimise their potential and do their best work.
He is an experienced business mentor, facilitator and coach with specialist skills in the key areas of developing people in line with strategy; collaborative working, talent development, building strategic alliances, partnerships and structured networks.
As a master facilitator, Richard works with organisations facilitating workshops on e.g. personal effectiveness, building networking capability, visioning, strategic thinking, managing change, leadership, coaching and mentoring, organisational learning, team working, creativity and innovation.
His previous book, Creating a Purposeful Life: How to reclaim your life, live more meaningfully and befriend time, was published by Infinite Ideas in June 2012.
Rachel Bonkink is no ordinary yoga teacher. She holds a Masters Degree in Commercial Sciences and a long corporate career as an operational director. She has studied Traditional Chinese Medicine and has been a life coach for over 10 years.
She specializes in organizing and hosting the most amazing yoga retreats, from Costa Rica to Scotland, from France to Morocco, leading groups, teaching yoga and relaxation in stunning locations and inspiring people to embed the principles of yoga into their everyday lives.
From the very start of her own yoga journey, the philosophy of yoga resonated with her more than any individual asana, or posture. She has continued to read, study and train to deepen her knowledge of yoga and meditation.
Between retreats she lives in rural Morocco, where she can be found by the beach writing, studying and enjoying life, doing the things that she loves the most.
Rob Hatch brings a unique blend of knowledge and background in the field of Human Development with his experience as a successful business leader and executive coach.
His weekly newsletter is read by tens of thousands of individuals all over the world. His personal style and ability to incorporate the latest research, as well as stories and lessons from his daily life and others, serve as a dose of weekly wisdom and inspiration.
As a speaker, trainer, and coach, Rob works primarily with business leaders and teams, guiding them through critical transitions in their organization.
An experienced leader, from his foundational experience supporting Early Childhood professionals to his executive experience in organizations large and small, Rob also served as the executive director of a successful non-profit organization and was nominated to chair a critical legislative sub-committee, crafting legislation for children with Special Needs.
Rob lives in Maine with his award-winning photographer wife, Megin. They have four children and spend most of their time encouraging and supporting them as they pursue their passions.
Dr Ruth Murray-Webster is recognized as a leader of project-based organizational change and risk management performing roles as a practitioner, advisor, facilitator, researcher and author. For more than 30 years Ruth has practised and advanced change and risk management approaches, developing commercially astute strategy, centred around emerging risks and disruptive trends.
Ruth has experience in delivering change objectives in most sectors.
Prior to returning to her own company, Potentiality UK, in 2018, Ruth held appointments as Director, Change Portfolio and Group Head of Risk for a major port operator and Director, Risk in the Boardroom practice for KPMG LLP. Ruth researched organizational change from the perspective of the recipients of change for an Executive Doctorate at Cranfield School of Management between 2008 and 2012. She is an Associate Fellow at the University of Oxford: Saïd Business School and a Teaching Fellow at Warwick Business School.
Ruth’s interest in risk management arose from a passion to help organizations to take educated risks, not avoid them. She has co-authored four books on the human aspects of risk management and is a popular speaker at conferences and in webinars. She has also published papers in the areas of project complexity, organizational ambidexterity through projects and programmes and multi-paradigmatic perspectives on business transformation programmes. Ruth was Editor of the APM Body of Knowledge 7th edition and Lead Editor for the forthcoming (5th edition) of Managing Successful Programmes (MSP).
Ruth was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Association for Project Management in 2013 for her services to risk and change. The synergies between the two disciplines continue to drive Ruth’s thinking, writing and practice.
Eleanor Winton is an experienced consultant and recognized keynote speaker on Disruption, Foresight and Innovation. In over 16 years as a consultant, she has helped hundreds of organizations in almost every sector to identify disruptive trends and develop a plan to address those. Prior to setting up Foresightfully in 2017, Eleanor led KPMG LLP’s Future Institute in the UK.
Eleanor is experienced in working with Boards and Executive teams and has designed and led thousands of workshops focused on driving innovation and change. She is well known for her high energy and engaging style which inspires those she works with to engage with the art of the possible and to break silos to drive collaboration.
Her background in forensic investigations is key to her unique approach, which combines creativity with rigour and analytical thinking to ensure that innovation is closely aligned with organizational strategy and results.
She wrote the foreword for UKWA’s report Feeding London in 2030
Dr. Alise Cortez is a management consultant specializing in meaning and purpose, host of Working on Purpose radio, inspirational speaker, and author. She earned a PhD in Human Development, launching herself as a social scientist through her dissertation research investigating the relationship between meaning in work and identity, and later greatly expanded the inquiry to yield 15 Modes of Engagement. Dr. Cortez developed her expertise within the Human Capital / Organizational Excellence industry over the last 20 years and has helped develop and transform thousands of managers and executives in their leadership along the way.
Today as Chief Purpose Officer at Dr. Alise Cortez and Associates, she is focused on enabling organizations to lead from purpose and create cultures of meaning that inspire impassioned performance, meaningful engagement and fulfillment, while encouraging a devoted stay within the organization. She also helps companies Visioneer for a Purposeful Future by facilitating meaningful exchange among all stakeholders for a common, desired strategic future. For individuals, Dr. Cortez facilitates an online global community and various retreats to enable people hungry for a more meaningful and purposeful life to discover and create it for themselves.