We are a mixed bag combining: Facilitators, trainers, consultants, coaches and professional actors, backed up by a range of specialists firms.
Job: As well as managing the business and new business development, Andy manages assignments, delivers consultancy, event facilitation and coaching.
Where he fits in: The team's 'all rounder'. Carrying the vision for the business and leading the team. Andy brings the business and process expertise alongside his greater passion, people, leadership and team development.
Getting to here: Andy is a trusted deliverer of over 1000 assignments in over 100 organisations, across 20 years. People Deliver Projects is his second successful business after a short spell in 'big consultancy'. Before that, Andy had an eclectic 15 year Aerospace career as: Engineer, Project Manager, Marketer, Strategist, Factory Manager, and finally a Business Unit General Manager.
Andy’s view: I started the business in 2006 because of a remarkable gap in the world of project management, namely a failure to recognise that projects are delivered foremost by people, not by methodologies or software. Now over 100 customers, who also see this truth, have asked us to work with them on it. I want us to be an antidote to the sterile world of project management, and the overweight change solutions of the big consultancies.
In real life: Anything adventurous outdoors, usually involving mountains, or the sea, on skis, a bike, or classic yacht. Yoga and pilates now essential to keep the body able to do it.
With People Deliver Projects: Since 2007
Job: Designer, Writer, Director, Actor, Coach
Where he fits in: Dave leads our creative experiential events. He has built our events practice up from scratch to become a core strategy of the business.
Andy’s view: Dave brings the positive creative energy to the team. It is because of his amazing range of skills that we can create our unique large events, and I believe there isn't anyone else in the world doing quite what we do. He keeps us laughing and tends to think anything is possible - Hence we also argue a lot - creatively of course.
Outside the business world: Dave is a practising playwright and director. He has been an Associate Director to the annual Cambridge Shakespeare Festival for nearly 30 years. Dave's early career was working in Television, Film, Stage and Radio. He has written plays and directed for such companies as the Thorndike Theatre, New Wimbledon Theatre and Age Exchange. He is Chairman of the Trustees for Riverhouse Arts Centre and Galleries in Walton-on-Thames.
In real life: Dave is annoyingly fit - especially swimming, and is a keen Ceroc (Modern Jive) dancer.
Job: All day-to-day operations of the business, including: marketing, everything administrative, the money, and general office management. Project manages our large audience events, end-to-end.
Where she fits in: Whilst Andy heads up the business, Jess runs it. She is ‘domestique’ who keeps the whole team performing at their best, both on the front line at events and grafting behind the scenes.
Andy's view: In her first job out of university, we are so proud of what Jess has achieved and the difference she has made - She’s brought organisation, stability and calm to the frenetic life of our team. I fear she must move on soon as we will only hold her back if she stays too long.
In real life: Usually out with her dog, eating or drinking something nice.
With People Deliver Projects: From 2007
Fits in: Mike is a leadership developer and team facilitator, who designs and delivers developmental assignments.
Andy’s view: For me, Mike is a true master of leadership and team development. He has a great skill for creating an environment in which people learn, and the in which the most important conversations can take place. He has a quiet energy level which does not crowd a room, and yet always seems surefooted and aware of the groups needs at any moment.
Getting to here: Alongside working with People Deliver Projects, Mike runs his own business in leadership and change. He has twenty years’ experience in facilitating leadership for change at senior levels in organisations including Cadbury Schweppes, Diageo, the BBC, Astra Zeneca, BP, and the UK Government Department for International Development. Mike is an associate faculty of ING Business School, maintains active links with Henley School of Management, and Lancaster University School of Management Learning.
Education: A degree (Geography) A Post Graduate Certificate in Education. Qualified in the use of Myers Briggs, Birkman, and both the JCA and Hay Emotional Intelligence instruments. MBTI Step I & II, Hay EI 360, Hogan Development Inventory. He holds Diplomas in Coaching and Management.
In real life: Mike balances work and family life with a love of adventure and is a keen mountaineer and sailor, as well as a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.
Job: Lead facilitator and coach
Where she fits in: Sharon has been a lead facilitator with us since 2009.
Andy’s view: Sharon might be thought of as an ‘impact player’. Along with a big impact, she brings a practical mindset to the soft stuff, which we know is not soft at all. A tad eccentric and completely fearless. If we have a client individual or team in real difficulty, Sharon is the coach I first turn to.
Away from People Deliver Projects: Sharon also runs her own developmental business as an executive coach and change consultant. She practices as a Master Coach, is an assessor with the Association for Coaching, as well as being a Coach to other Coaches.
In real life: She can often be spotted jogging through Windsor Great Park with the ‘running sisters’ (name of the club). When she stops, she cooks, grows vegetables and volunteers with a (very important) charity.
Job: Coach and Trainer in Project Management and Leadership.
Where she fits in: Susanne is lead facilitator of our project management assignments, as a trainer, facilitator, consultant or coach.
Andy’s view: I brought Susanne into the team in 2013, when she was starting out as an independent, because she has the rare quality of really knowing project management, and also being strong on people and leadership. She has grown into a highly respected name in the project management world and we are lucky to still have her with us. The bottom line for me? She loves the work and clients always love her.
Away from People Deliver Projects: Susanne also runs her own successful business as a project leadership coach, presenter and author. She has led large change programmes of up to $30 million for organisations such as Standard Bank, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, T-Mobile and HMRC. She is the author of 'The Project Management Coaching Workbook' and 'The Power of Project Leadership'.
In real life: Susanne is Danish, speaks five languages and has lived in four countries.
Job: Actor, Facilitator, Coach
Where she fits in: Lyn is a trusted leading member of the team who plays leading characters in our events and provides experiential coaching as well as facilitating workshops.
Andy’s view: Lyn is a very special talent and a mainstay of the actor-coach team since 2007. Her improvised performances are both powerful and vulnerable, making emotional connection with her audience. She always gives everything, and she always delivers.
Away from People Deliver Projects: Lyn also works globally as a coach and trainer in Leadership Development. She specialises in Communicating with Impact and Influencing Skills and is passionate about enabling people to maximise their potential
In real life: Lyn loves to travel, cook, walk and explore, and play pop quizzes in her kitchen
Job: Actor, Facilitator, Coach
Where he fits in: Alec plays leading characters in our events and provides experiential coaching.
Andy’s view: Apart from a being a coach and a great team member since 2008, Alec is simply a top-class actor. His intelligent improvisations as hapless project manager ’Al’ have been enjoyed by thousands.
Away from People Deliver Projects: Alec continues to work as an Actor in Film, Television, Theatre and Commercials. He also works freelance in leadership development and communication skills practice, with over 15 years of experience in the private and public sector.
In real life: After 20 years living under the Heathrow flight path Alec and his family now live in the countryside. He spends a lot of his time in wellies and is resisting the temptation to carry a stick with him when in the city. Locals still refer to him as ‘townie’. Hobbies are rather contradictory in that he has a big passion for birds, and motorsport.
Job: Actor, Facilitator, Coach
Where she fits in: Joti is a new member of our actor team in 2018. She also coaches.
Andy’s view: I hope Joti will be a big part in our future. She is helping us by playing younger characters and to establish our place in the increasingly important world of diversity and inclusion. She is so hard working and learning so fast – Like a hoover.
Away from People Deliver Projects: Joti worked extensively in L&D in business management roles before drawing on her psychology knowledge and experiences to transition into the more creative realm of corporate communication of drama based learning.
In real life: Joti is a passionate foodie and has been known to sniff the TV when Jamie Oliver’s cooking shows are on. She loves nothing more than perusing cookery books over a glass of wine or mooching around food markets dreaming up new ideas to concoct culinary creations for family and friends in the kitchen - luckily for them, she’s a feeder!
Lead Facilitator / Coach
Lead Facilitator / Coach
Actor / Videographer