Hand-picked and trained to get to the heart of your people

Chosen for the wealth of their business experience

RTC coaches are all highly trained psychologists and business people. Coupled with their ILM professional coaching qualifications they have an almost forensic ability to get to the nub of an issue. Hardly surprising when you consider that every RTC coach is hand-picked and trained by Ros, a Clinical Psychologist, Business Professor at Strathclyde University and one of the top ten UK business coaches as rated by the Independent on Sunday.

Coaches & Mentors
Course Leaders
Northern Ireland
Caroline Donaldson
Caroline Donaldson

Caroline has over 20 years coaching experience, during which time she’s worked with over 200 UK companies across a range of sectors.

Recent clients include the First Group, NHS, KPMG, The British Heart Foundation, Oracle, the Scottish Government, DeBeers, Currie & Brown, Centrica, Aker Kvaerner, SEPA, Historic Scotland, Logica and Parsons Brinckerhoff. Caroline helps their teams hone and develop their leadership skills, and develop empowered and accountable cultures.

Caroline has extensive experience of working at senior levels and a keen interest in the behavioural aspects of executive and board development, focusing on the development of leadership and high performing cultures, whether working with individuals or leadership teams.

One client recently said of Caroline’s coaching;

"I always thought that executive coaching was a fashionable unnecessary sort of thing. How wrong I was!

Caroline was a delightfully shrewd lady who brought out my best attributes, made me see reason and helped me refocus my energies into a more positive and beneficial approach.

The end result is a finely tuned leader with a realistic sense of belief and more relaxed attitude into the bargain. She has helped me develop into a person more able to cope with the everyday stresses and strains associated with both my work and personal life."

Lindsay Ebner - Ros Taylor Company Leadership Coach
Lindsay Ebner
Lindsay Ebner

Lindsay draws on over 35 years’ senior management experience with some of the UK’s leading companies to deliver change leadership and management coaching across multinational private sector services and manufacturing organisations to local and national public services.

Lindsay’s appointments include:

  • Director, Coopers and Lybrand Europe
  • IS Director, Deloitte
  • Customer Services Manager, Bankers Trust
  • Management Consultant (SMEs), Arthur Young
  • Head of Management Services and Technologies, Bonar Group

Lindsay has also undertaken various senior interim management roles in which he has designed and/or directed major programmes of technology and communications service change in organisations including Home Office, Financial Services Authority, Scottish Water and Scottish Executive.

Lindsay has a successful track record in addressing complex business issues as well as implementing technology improvements. He brings his business results approach to programme management of technology services transformation to the coaching arena. A recent comment from a coaching sponsor was that “Lindsay is a great leadership coach and has the ‘added extras’ of affability and humour.”

A recent coaching client of Lindsay’s claimed that ’he was back to loving hisentire job not just half of it as he had regained his sanity’

Bob Clyde
Bob Clyde

Bob specialises in leadership development, drawing on over 30 years’ senior management experience to make his coaching relevant to business, and help his clients see and seize the opportunities they encounter.

From legal to retail, via broadcast media and marketing, Bob’s experience spans the spectrum, covering sectors as diverse as technology, FMCG, financial services and the automotive industry. He’s worked with major companies including BMW, IBM, Bank of Scotland and Diagio.

A former News Editor and Senior Producer and Arts Editor at STV, Bob also worked in corporate communications and as a consultant.

He brings extensive knowledge of the technology and financial sectors and has specialised in developing marketing and sales strategies for innovative technologies. In finance he worked as Managing Consultant for Barclay’s in-house multimedia communications roll out and with BOS on their “branch of the future” and Affinity Cards projects.

In the executive coaching space his ability to think “out of the box” means he brings a great deal of insightful experience to the coaching engagement. He is able to relate sympathetically and effectively with the development opportunities that lie before his clients. As one of them recently said:

"The reason I chose you as my coach is that you are a coach who has had a career in business - not a coach who has had a career in coaching".

John Ferguson Ros Taylor Company
John Ferguson
John Ferguson

With over 20 years in business, John’s leadership training experience is broad and deep and he has specialised in helping individuals and teams across a broad spectrum with particular emphasis at Board, Executive and high potential levels.

John has enjoyed working in a number of sectors including Legal, Oil and Gas, Financial Services, Public Sector, Telecoms and FMCG organizations.  He places particular emphasis on achieving tangible business performance outcomes relating to individuals or teams, enabling alignment and engagement to organisational goals and strategic intent and is recognised for his ‘commercial edge’. Some examples of his work include;

  • Supporting the executive leadership development priorities of a new entrant to the UK Banking sector, including business priorities facilitation, talent and high potential support and team effectiveness
  • Designing and implementing a Talent Management/Succession Planning process for a leading City Bank
  • Designing and implementing a leadership development process for all leadership populations within a European Drinks FMCG organisation
  • Enabling the chairman and executive team of a leading professional firm to adapt to new markets via a new governance model and business planning process

Educated at Strathclyde University, Ashridge, London University Birkbeck College Spent 4 years based in New York as SVP of a Global Professional Services firm which involved extensive Global travel.

Alistair Tait Ros Taylor Company
Alistair Tait
Alistair Tait

Alistair is a Chartered Accountant with more than 35 years of business and financial experience. He has developed his expertise working with senior management teams across many business sectors and at all of the different stages in the growth process from start-up to exit.

Alistair has both national and international business experience and has held a number of senior management positions in a range of businesses from United Biscuits and Christian Salvesen through to small start-ups.

He was a founding lecturer at the Centre for Entrepreneurship at Napier University where he developed and delivered entrepreneurship modules for undergraduates, MBA students and corporate clients of the Centre.

Alistair has delivered leadership and management development courses for a range of clients including Scottish Enterprise, Skills Development Scotland, One North East, and the Chartered Institute of Housing.

He currently runs his own business consultancy firm specialising in advising, mentoring and coaching business owners with growth aspirations to help them with business strategy, managing people, financial management and raising finance.

Dr Zara Lipsey
Dr Zara Lipsey

Dr Zara Lipsey has over 20 years as a Clinical Psychologist and alongside her therapeutic practice, she also works as an Executive Coach with Ros Taylor Company, providing a highly skilled psychological and coaching service to individuals and teams.

Dr Lipsey has for many years worked with elite athletes supporting individuals, teams and coaches before and after major sporting events.  She is well aware of the impact that high-performance environments can have on stress-levels, psychological functioning and physical wellbeing. She also helps individuals understand the importance of diversity and inclusion to support optimum team cohesion as well as drive strong leadership.  Dr Lipsey brings this knowledge into the work she does as an Executive Coach.

Dr Lipsey is zealous about wanting to make a difference to people’s lives and help people aspire to be the best that they can be!  She believes that, “Seeking out coaching is the first step to becoming more successful. My role is to hear your stories and encourage you to recognise your strengths and inspire you to even greater success. My non-judgemental approach enables me to listen empathically to the challenges you face and by asking questions in a curious and genuine manner, we are able to discover ideas that will help you move forward.”

Dr Eileen Harris Ros Taylor Company
Dr Eileen Harris
Dr Eileen Harris

Dr Eileen Harris has over 8 years’ experience teaching and carrying out research and currently works for Carleton University. During this time, her focus was the psychology of learning with an emphasis on the role of interpersonal communication in the learning process.

A former CEO, Eileen credits her time as an entrepreneur as the beginning of her coaching career. Having grown a start-up company into a successful firm that was bought by a large multinational corporation, many lessons in leadership were learned. “To get the best from your people, you have to inspire, not force.” A career in coaching was a natural progression.

Eileen was part of the first cohort who graduated from the Corporate Coach International coaching school and began coaching immediately. She has worked with CEOs and senior managers across a variety of sectors including pharmaceutical, insurance and manufacturing as well as MBA programmes. Coaching in Canada, the USA and the UK, she is lead coach for RTC USA.

Eileen is Director of Learning with Ros Taylor Company and supports CCI participants to achieve Institute of Leadership and Management Level 7. Eileen loves to work with people and gets immense satisfaction from coaching. It is her belief that the needs of clients should drive business development in a very practical way.

Mary English
Mary English

Ms. English became certified as an Executive Coach in 2014 with Ros Taylor Company. This followed an extensive Wall Street career with such marquee firms as Lehman Brothers, Bankers Trust, and Fidelity Investments.  Her interest in coaching stems from her own experience of coaching as well as that of acting as a mentor throughout her career

With 30 years’ experience as an Analyst, Portfolio Manager and Executive - including several spent in the corner office - Mary counts herself among a small number of Executive Coaches with extensive hands-on industry experience. As such she is uniquely qualified to understand the stresses of being in the C Suite and climbing the ladder to get there.

While skilled in practicing all aspects of Executive Coaching, her specialties include Leadership Training, Executive Presence, Transition Coaching, and Presentation Skills.

Mary English holds a BBA in finance from Pace University as well as an MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia.

She received her Executive Coaching Certification from Corporate Coach International, is accredited by The Association of Coaching, and is a member of the International Coaching Federation.

In addition to her practice as an Executive Coach, Mary serves on the Board and Audit Committee of Career Collaborative, a Boston based not for profit company

Lorna Reid
Lorna Reid

Lorna is Coaching Supervisor with Corporate Coach International, Ros Taylor Company’s Coaching School. She is also a Supervisor for the Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring, Level 7 The Institute of Leadership and Management.

She is an executive coach, trainer and marketing professional, with over 20 years’ experience working with businesses and individuals in coaching and consultancy.

Trained in Counselling Skills (COSCA) and Postgrad Diploma in Executive Coaching (University of Strathclyde) as well as a Postgrad Diploma in Marketing (Chartered Institute of Marketing), Lorna brings a distinct blend of skills and experience to business and individuals.

As a trainer and supervisor on ILM Coaching and Mentoring qualifications with a leading UK coaching company, Lorna has tutored and supervised senior level students from a range of industries, where she has gained a reputation for supporting students, to achieve top-level marks under her guidance.

For over 10 years Lorna has also worked as an associate trainer where she leads programmes such as Leadership, Change Management, Communications, Personal Impact and Management Skills.

Committed to CPD for coaches, Lorna launched a development programme and created Scotland’s first Coaching Carnival in 2015, sponsored by BBC Scotland.

Lorna has built her practice on reputation and advocacy. She believes that being enabled to work to our talents, lies at the heart of success for us as individuals and to the wider success of organisations.

Willie Maltman
Willie Maltman

Willie Maltman works with the Ros Taylor Company’s Just Leadership Programme focusing on Boardroom Behaviours an assessment diagnostic for effective board interactions.

Willie’s career has seen him working on a wide range of projects for clients including local and central government, the voluntary sector and the private sector. He specialises in working with senior teams and individuals on strategy, leadership, organisation structure & design and management development. He now helps people and their employers equip themselves better for the increasingly unpredictable and unstable world we work in.

As an accomplished leadership and management development consultant, he is a skilled and experienced practitioner in a wide variety of assessment and psychometric tools. Willie has worked with senior individuals, taking them through structured feedback and change processes, using psychometric tools to aid communication and shared understanding.

Willie is a highly-experienced facilitator whose empathetic yet direct approach is particularly valued by directors and senior colleagues who can appreciate the value of being challenged yet dealt with sensitively.

Ali English
Ali English

Ali English is a course leader with Ros Taylor Company facilitating the Just Leadership and Women as Leaders programmes and Corporate Coach International.

She is an experienced senior business leader having spent 25 years in the global pharmaceutical environment with AstraZeneca. She has worked across multiple business functions including commercial, marketing, business management, operations and research & development. She gained her experience in a wide range of disciplines including strategic marketing, portfolio development and decision making, cross-functional programme strategy, organisational design and capability creation and transformational change management.

Ali also has extensive experience of working with global markets particularly the USA, Canada, Japan, China, Latin America and Europe. Her breadth of business management expertise covers significant line and matrix settings and has been recognised for her learning agility, her business acumen, her leadership and ability to drive a people development agenda.

Drawing on her extensive corporate leadership experience, Ali uses her curiosity, creativity, and non-judgemental style to ask powerful questions that both challenge and support the client’s development.   Ali has worked with Ros Taylor Company clients across the corporate environment, the third sector and business start-ups, notably The National Theatre of Scotland and AstraZeneca.

Ros Taylor
Ros Taylor

Ros Taylor is a leading UK and international clinical psychologist, corporate and leadership coach, businesswoman, author, TV and radio presenter and commentator.

Featuring regularly in the national press in her capacity as a psychologist and advisor (BBC, BBC Scotland, BBC Radio 5, BBC Radio Scotland, Scottish Television, GMTV, LWT, ITN News, Sky News, Channel 4 and E4), Ros has been named by The Independent on Sunday as one of the top 10 coaches in Britain.

Extensive research which included interviews with 80 of the FTSE 200’s top CEOs and her own business acumen means Ros is uniquely placed to identify areas for improvement and implement practical and transforming solutions that really work for people and organisations.

Ros travels the world developing the leadership potential of employees through her Just Leadership® Programme. A creative academic, Ros is a chartered clinical psychologist, coach, trainer and regular speaker on the conference circuit. She has presented in the USA, Europe and China and completed a lecture tour in Japan.

In 2009 she launched Corporate Coach International® an accredited coaching school for those who want to become executive coaches

Ros is a visiting professor at Strathclyde Business School focusing on leadership and runs her own successful leadership and coaching business, the Ros Taylor Company. She is also a non- executive director for the National Theatre for Scotland.

Marion Garber
Marion Garber

Marion Garber has focused on coaching executives and emerging leaders in Fortune-listed companies for the last twenty years. She tailors her approach to meet the needs of clients, depending on their industry, stylistic preferences, and cultural orientation. While she has diverse coaching experience across business and non-profit sectors, she is especially active with pharmaceutical, bio-tech, and medical device companies.

Dr. Garber proceeds from the premise that we all create our lives, success, and satisfaction through the actions we take on a daily basis. We lead ourselves first, and as we are inspired and engaged, we may inspire others to engage in ways that bring them fulfillment. Joy in work is a key operating principle.

So, too, is the principle of authenticity: bringing our unique selves to our work with colleagues and employees, celebrating our strengths and building on areas that warrant strengthening. Marion invites individuals to approach their learning opportunities with appreciation, grace, and humor.

Dr. Garber earned her Ph.D. in interdisciplinary studies of creativity from the Union Institute and University in Cincinnati, Ohio. The consistent theme of her career has been the creative evolution of ideas, people, and organizations. Prior to establishing her consulting practice, she ran a financial and real estate holding company. She has also managed organization development and training in industry.

In her continuing commitment to life-long learning, Marion completed the Corporate Coach International Course accredited by The Association of Coaching and is a member of the International Coach Federation. She holds an array of assessment and training certifications in leadership and change management, career growth, and creative development.

Emma Corbett
Emma Corbett

Emma is an executive coach trained at Ros Taylor Company’s coaching school, Corporate Coach International (accredited by the Institute of Leadership & Management and the Association for Coaching).

Emma is passionate about people. What drives her is the possibility of moving them from where they are, to where they want to be. Whilst this is not always easy, Emma brings honesty with an approach that is supportive yet challenging, skilfully injecting humour to ease the transformation. Growth can be difficult it needn’t be uncomfortable, it can even be fun. This is about possibility.

Emma trained at Wealden College of Counselling and Psychotherapy and practised as a Humanistic Integrative counsellor. She is a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and the Association of Coaching. Joining Ros Taylor Company was a natural progression and Emma is delighted to be a member of the team.

Emma creates a safe collaborative space, building authentic relationships, thus allowing clients to work through some of their internal barriers to personal development and success.

Emma’s process allows the client to clarify their beliefs, rationalise judgements and have a better understanding of their desires.

Sarah Lock
Sarah Lock

Sarah Lock is a certified coach trained at Ros Taylor Company’s coaching school, Corporate Coach International (accredited by the Institute of Leadership & Management and the Association for Coaching).  Sarah holds a BA (Hons) in Business Management and is a member of the Association for Coaching and Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.  

Over the past 25 years, Sarah’s interest in people has taken her across the UK, Europe, Asia and the USA, coaching senior executives in diverse sectors including financial services, technology, energy, construction, hospitality and retail.  During this time, Sarah has coached and supported individuals and teams, from CEO’s in large organisations, to entrepreneurs and graduates – all with unique challenges and perspectives.

By applying the best thinking about leadership, learning and change, Sarah creates practical solutions which help individuals and organisations perform better.  This includes coaching and mentoring, working with executive teams, designing and delivering high potential leadership programmes and creating culture change frameworks.

Sarah tunes into what’s happening with her clients very quickly and then works to help create practical solutions which transform performance.  Challenging and supportive, she’ll hold a mirror up to what’s preventing a client or team from achieving success and then explore solutions to achieve goals. She is straight talking and direct to enable clarity of purpose.

Laura Steven
Laura Steven

Laura is an experienced senior business manager with over 20 years’ experience in the Financial Services industry across a spectrum of diverse roles.

After studying Law at the University of Aberdeen, she started her professional career training as a Chartered Accountant in London with PwC before moving to work with Deloitte in Edinburgh. She then joined The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), spending 14 years in a range of roles gaining extensive experience in business development, strategy, investment appraisal, cost management, transformational change management and governance and well as leading teams and people development.

Since leaving RBS, Laura has undertaken a number of interim management and consulting roles across a variety of Financial Services companies. She is also a Business Angel, investing in start-ups and working with entrepreneurs to develop their business and personal skills.

Developing individuals and nurturing talent is a passion of Laura’s and she is often recognised as a trusted advisor and counsellor. She is an experienced mentor and coach, working with numerous individuals from start-up entrepreneurs to graduates and senior management. She enjoys working with individuals and teams; supporting, challenging and motivating them achieve their goals and ambitions.

Laura is an executive coach trained at Ros Taylor Company’s coaching school, Corporate Coach International (accredited by the Institute of Leadership & Management and the Association for Coaching).

Helen Armstrong
Helen Armstrong

Helen is an executive coach trained at Ros Taylor Company’s coaching academy, Corporate Coach International (accredited by the Institute of Leadership & Management and the Association for Coaching). Helen is a member of the Association of Coaching.

Helen had an 18-year career as a University lecturer, both in Psychology and Community Youth Work at the University of Ulster, as well as working as a client-centred therapist in the voluntary and private sector. Prior to this, Helen worked in voluntary sector management and academic administration. The last few years have been spent developing a portfolio of work with a range of Employee Assistance providers throughout the UK and Ireland.

Helen’s entry into the world of coaching has been a natural progression and although skilled in all aspects of executive coaching, she has a particular interest in the use of mindfulness in coaching and in developing a safe and creative thinking space for the modern leader.

Helen holds an MA in Modern Languages, majoring in French, from the University of Edinburgh, a Postgraduate Diploma in Business and Languages from the University of Ulster, a Postgraduate Diploma in Person-centred Counselling from the University of Strathclyde and has undertaken the 8-week foundation course in Mindfulness-based stress reduction.

Neil Roden
Neil Roden

Neil currently undertakes a number of portfolio activities. He is Chairman of My1Login a single sign on and identity management company and an adviser to Par Equity a private equity group. He is Head of the HR Strategy Panel at ThisCityAgency and undertakes a number of consultancy activities. In addition, Neil is also a coach and mentor.

Neil’s previous corporate role was as a Senior Partner with PwC in their HR Consultancy practice based in London. There he worked with clients both in the UK, US and Europe across number of sectors including financial services, utilities, general industry and services. In addition, he was the Global HR lead for Citigroup and the UK HR lead for GE. Neil developed and led PwC’s Global Talent Management proposition.

Prior to working for PwC Neil held a number of senior HR Director roles primarily in the Financial Services sector. He was Group HR Director at RBS where he led 3000 HR professionals across 50 countries, the General Manager HR - Europe for National Australia Bank and Head of HR for the Asset Finance Division of Lloyds Bank. Neil started his career on the Graduate Training Scheme of British Rail, worked in Local Government and ran a training business before moving into the financial sector.

Neil has worked with many of the leading theorists on HR and People Management including Dave Ulrich, Lynda Gratton, Nitin Norhia and Boris Groysberg. In addition, Neil has worked with many of the world’s leading Business Schools including Harvard, Wharton, Duke and London Business School.

Neil has received a number of awards recognising his contribution to Human Resources, has featured in two Harvard Business School case studies and is the recipient of an Honorary degree for Services to Human Resources from Glasgow Caledonian University. Neil was Vice President of the CiPD from 2005-2008.

Cinda Kelley
Cinda Kelley

Cinda is a successful leader of community and economic development organizations. She is dedicated to infusing future leaders with strategic thought and professional integrity which mirrors her own approach to professional life.

To embrace her purpose, Cinda became a certified Corporate Coach through the Ros Taylor Company. Today she combines her training and personal leadership practices to coach young professionals desiring to become strong, confident, and effective leaders within their industry.

In support of her local community, Cinda serves as a Commissioner for the Indiana Thriving Communities-Thriving State Commission and the IU-West Hospital Board of Directors.

It takes a leader to recognize and develop leadership in others. As a coach, Cinda provides a direct yet compassionate, no-nonsense approach and delivers consistent results. She helped me to define my path then walked beside me. The process was personal and never felt cookie-cutter. If you need advancement, growth or definition in some facet of your life, Cinda can get you there”, Jaime Johnson, TalentLynk

Cinda works with Ros Taylor Company as a coach on Leadership Programmes.

Charles Dormer - Ros Taylor Company Coach
Charles Dormer
Charles Dormer

Charles has been working for over 30 years in healthcare and pharmaceutical research and development working for some of top pharmaceutical companies including SmithKline Beecham, GlaxoSmithKline, Wyeth, Pfizer and AstraZeneca.

During that time he held a number of roles in a wide range of activities including strategy definition and implementation, management, research, operations, reengineering, organization development, business redesign, portfolio management and chief of staff activities. He has been involved in major mergers and acquisitions within the pharmaceutical industry and major change efforts in R&D.

He has developed and demonstrated leadership and project management skills, conceptual, system and analytical thinking, consulting and coaching skills to delivery added value to customers. He has been involved in the governance committees and key decision-making bodies. In addition, he has worked in support departments, such as Finance and Business Strategy, IT and Human Resources.

He has Master of Science (Honors) and Master of Philosophy degrees in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania. He has extensive knowledge of how organizations work, particularly the interfaces between groups and within collaborations.

Charles has a passion for changing organisations and helping leaders to maximize their productivity. He brings a broad range of insights into what works well and what does not work so well, along with knowledge and experience of working in large organisations and collaborations. In the coaching space, Charles brings experience in leadership, managing change and uncertainty. His focus for consulting is working with leaders to maximize collaborations between organizations of different cultures and sizes (e.g., academia, large companies and start-ups).

Finally, Charles is passionate about sharing his learning and experience through teaching and mentoring. He has given guest lectures at Georgetown University and Penn State University, focused on strategic leadership and managing the business of science.

Shook Masuda - Ros Taylor Company Coach
Shoko Masuda
Shoko Masuda

Shoko is a corporate coach trained by Ros Taylor, Managing Director of Ros Taylor Company and Professor at Strathclyde Business School in the UK. She completed the Corporate Coach International Course accredited by Association for Coaching (London). She is a charter member in NY of International Coaching Federation (ICF).

Shoko’s coaching motto is to encourage your heart to realize your potential. Her goal is to see clients achieve their dreams through their own abilities. She has successfully guided professionals to their next level of career achievement.

As a proven global leader in Fortune 100 companies, Shoko brings multinational leadership expertise to their coaching programs. She has lived and worked in Asia, Europe and the US, taking various management roles in marketing and strategy. Her twenty total years in American Express and Aetna have given her hands-on experience in talent development and team building among various functions and cultures.

Shoko is also known as a change agent. She paved the way as the first woman from American Express Japan to take a management role outside the country, in Hong Kong. Later, her private consulting advised small businesses, start-ups and non-profit organizations in marketing strategy at her consulting business.

Shoko has an MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University. In her leisure time, she studies Japanese tea ceremony. She currently lives in Connecticut as a US permanent resident.

Karen Dunleavey - Ros Taylor Company Leadership Coach
Karen Dunleavey
Karen Dunleavey

With over 20 years’ senior HR experience, including International Change Management experience, Karen is adept at guiding businesses through periods of change.

She has held numerous senior management roles both in the UK and overseas, where she honed her commercial skills, enabling her to quickly identify and understand the challenges facing an organisation.

Previous roles have included HR Director for an International Chemical Company and a Global BPO organisation. She has operated as both a Interim HR Consultant and Executive Coach for the past six years working in both corporate and small business environments.

As a member of various senior management teams both in the UK and abroad, she has a strong commercial focus enabling her to understand the challenges being faced by organisations.

A recent client of Karen’s said after their coaching programme ‘I now have much more faith in my ability as a Manager. I feel different, my self-esteem and confidence has grown and I'm now comfortable in getting my point across in important meetings and challenging discussion points that I don't always agree with.

A natural listener and a strong communicator, Karen rejects the ‘one size fits all’ approach to development. She prefers instead to dig deeper, challenging her clients to step out of their comfort zone to create solutions that work for the individual and the organisation.

Jo Cleary - Ros Taylor Company Leadership Coach
Jo Cleary
Jo Cleary

Jo has extensive experience in the public sector as a commissioner, provider and regulator, with a successful track record of transformation and performance improvement as well as a national reputation in workforce and leadership development.

She now works as a corporate coach and leadership consultant in both the public and private sector. She is one of the coaches on the Women's Leadership programme specifically designed by Ros Taylor for Astra Zeneca. She is one of the facilitators for the national Systems Leadership - Local Vision programme which supports top leadership teams - health, police, local government, voluntary organisations to achieve shared outcomes. She is also facilitating and coaching on the new Directors and Future Leaders programmes in both England and Wales. She is also coaching a number of teams on the new Leading for Change programme for systems leaders in public health, health and local government.

Jo has a proven track record in helping leaders believe in themselves and develop their confidence to address and resolve conflicts and differences which seem beyond resolution. She believes that her style - being empathetic and supportive with an insightful directness, together with recent and considerable experience of working at the top of many organisations, can enable people, organisations and whole systems to achieve their own goals and outcomes. She is also highly sensitive to the politics of organisations and supports people to navigate these successfully.

Her experience is that at the heart of successful coaching lies a relationship of trust. It can be lonely at the top and particularly challenging for people taking up new leadership roles. She aims to create a safe space to enable people to explore their feelings about these challenges and supports them with practical tools to find their own solutions.

She has unique experience in both central and local government, having been a Director in three Councils and a senior civil servant in the Department of Health. Jo has worked both within health, as a Director in the NHS London Region, and alongside health as a co-opted member of two PCTs and a CCG.

As Executive Director of Adults and Community Services at Lambeth Council for 7 years, Jo played a key role in transforming the organisation. She then led and shaped Cooperative Commissioning across the whole council to develop a new relationship between the council, citizens and communities.

Jo holds a number of non Executive Board positions including being the Chair of The College of Social Work. She was the chair of the National Skills Academy for Social Care and led its successful merger into a new organisation.

Cath King
Cath King

Occupational Psychologist, Associate Fellow of the British Psychology Society and Founder of B.P.S Coaching Special Interest Group, Cath has been successfully delivering coaching projects to the public and private sectors since 1997.

She combines strong business acumen with insights into human behaviour to connect people and ideas, and is not afraid to challenge the status quo. Clients trust Cath to increase their influence, deal with difficult relationships and help them bring out the best in themselves and others.

Probing, pragmatic and practical, Cath is quick to see the big picture and asks the questions that cut to the heart of the issue. Her warmth and good humour enable her to get honest responses from her clients – little wonder then that she has twice been selected as a ‘world class coach’ by the NHS Institute.

Clients work with Cath to increase their influence and impact, manage difficult relationships, bring out the best in others, raise their profile or raise their game.

Two of her clients have said the following about her coaching:

“I knew I needed to hook up with someone strong enough to push back against my well ingrained behaviours and reactions from a relaxed and encouraging stance"

If you hear I got sacked, maybe you overdid on the confidence building – otherwise I think you can regard me as a very satisfied customer”

Cath is an accredited Ros Taylor Company coach and provides coaching supervision for the RTG Coaching School. She holds a Certificate of Professional Development in Coaching from the University of Strathclyde. She was selected twice as a ‘world Class‘ coach by the NHS Institute through rigorous competitive process.

Cath is registered with Health Professions Council as an Occupational Psychologist, is an Associate Fellow, British Psychological Society and a Founder member of B.P.S. Coaching Special Interest Group. She is based in Edinburgh and travels throughout the UK.

Phyl Johnson Ph.D. - Ros Taylor Company Leadership Coach
Phyl Johnson Ph.D.
Phyl Johnson Ph.D.

Phyl is a bright, engaging and enthusiastic coach. She works with a range of mid to top layer leaders in the UK. Her particular focus is on strategic alignment; ensuring leadership behaviours are driving the strategy of the organization forward.

Phyl’s background enables her to have one foot in personal development and coaching and the other in the strategy of an organization.

She started her career in UK business schools. She gained her PhD in the Psychology of Strategic Decision Making from Cranfield Business School In 1998. Following that she held full time positions designing and delivering courses in personal development and strategic behaviour inside organizations. She worked worldwide on MBA programmes and executive development.

Phyl proved to have a particular flare for the executive development side of her work and was encouraged to fly solo in 2008. Since then she has run her own consulting practice: Strategy Explorers. The unique proposition of Strategy Explorers is that Phyl and her partners enable clients to join up the strategy of their organization, their culture and the leadership behaviours that are needed to support it.

In recognition of the high quality of executive development she is able to offer, Phyl holds Visiting Professor positions at Strathclyde Business School and Rotterdam School of Management. Her background in and continuing association with knowledge creation in the university sector means she brings a wealth of knowledge to her group and one-to-one relationships.

Being coached by Phyl is a multi-faceted growth experience.

Drew Cameron
Drew Cameron

Drew Cameron is an executive coach with a focus on Team Building, Business Scale Ups, Turnarounds and Talent Development.  He is a Director of The London Sock Company and an Executive Coach and Facilitator with Youd Andrews.

Drew has worked with Accenture where he was a Senior Managing Director in their Products Operating Group and then the Global Technology Account Lead for Accenture’s Global IT outsourcing arrangement with Unilever until 2013. His latter role with Accenture was as the CEO and Business Unit Lead for Software for Consumer Goods & Services which consisted of the CAS and Newspage software Products headquartered in Kaiserslautern and Kuala Lumpur respectively.

Prior to Accenture Drew was Vice President with Computer Sciences Corporation (1997-2005) focusing on large, complex outsourcing transactions and the COO of CSC’s outsourcing relationship with BAeSYSTEMS. He was also a member of the CSC’s UK Board.

He has also worked within the SEMA and BAeSYSTEMS Group running largeengineering programmes. He was the Programme Director for YARD Ltd as the M&E Consultant to design and oversee the build of upgrades to CSB Faslane in readiness for Trident.

He has a BSc in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD in Engineering.  He is a mentor for The Poppy Factory

Gordon Baker
Gordon Baker

Gordon Baker has trained as a coach with Corporate Coach International. His background is as a Chartered Director and Chartered Engineer with more than 35 years’ experience in people-focussed businesses and organisations.

From his extensive technical and operational experience at the 1988 Glasgow Garden Festival to his leadership roles at JMP Consultants as CEO and Chairman of Tennis Scotland, Gordon has supported and encouraged people to develop as individuals. He has influenced them to take responsibility for their actions and provide greater value to themselves and their organisations. He has achieved this by setting clear vision and strategy, and by using his strong skills as an influencer to secure buy-in from peers and colleagues. His knowledge of this leadership best practice he brings to his coaching engagements.

He is focussing his coaching on helping and supporting those in leadership roles to improve their skills sets to become better leaders. Working with Ros Taylor Company, Gordon helps both today’s and tomorrow’s leaders negotiate the business and personal challenges that constrain their performance thus enabling them to maximise their leadership potential.

Sharon de Korte
Sharon de Korte

Sharon has over 25 years’ experience in marketing research where she has been responsible for qualitative and quantitative research in the US and internationally. She has travelled to over 25 countries and has managed a range of projects from brand and product positioning, advertising, new product development, to customer satisfaction tracking.

She has worked with a wide range of Fortune 500 companies including American Express, Pepsi, Abbott Laboratories, Merck, IBM, Pepsi, American Express and many other household names.

Sharon holds a Master of Science degree in Creativity, Creative Problem Solving, and Change Leadership, from the International Center for Studies in Creativity, SUNY Buffalo State.  She is also a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania.

In addition to being an innovation consultant, Sharon has now turned her attention to coaching. Since participating in the RTC Corporate Coach International programme Sharon has set up a division of Corporate Coach International in New York and is actively working with Ros Taylor Company on global coaching assignments. At present, she is carrying out coaching work with many organisations in the New York area. Her coaching expertise covers leadership development, executive effectiveness, strategic advisory support and mid- career transitions.

She is a member of the International Coaching Federation.

Liz Rider
Liz Rider

Liz is a Chartered Psychologist, with  over 22 years  of experience in industry and health. She is passionate about working with individuals and teams, helping people to develop and fulfil their leadership potential.

After starting life in the NHS as an Assistant Clinical Psychologist, Liz moved  into careers coaching  in 1996, working for a London based charity. She then joined a niche city consultancy and worked with a breadth of FTSE100 companies running leadership development programmes and coaching senior people.

She worked as an accredited coach with Barclays plc for 3 years and a transformational coach at Royal Bank of Scotland. She has spent the last 12 years coaching senior manager/directors in professional service  firms  on their route to partnership.

Liz’s psychology training gives her a unique insight into leadership behaviour. She is pragmatic, approachable and quickly able to get to grips with the business issues, whatever they might  be, and help leaders to achieve  both their individual and organisational goals.

She has delivered a breadth of diverse  leadership development programmes and whether it’s Coca Cola in Moscow or aspiring senior civil servants at the Cabinet Office, London, Liz is able to adapt easily to new situations, fitting in to different cultures seamlessly.

Liz lives and works in Gothenburg. She is now with Ros Taylor Company as an executive coach.