Our team


Helen Buckwell, Founder

Helen Buckwell is a leadership development specialist and professional coach.  She has a wealth of experience in professional services organisations and large corporates, most recently as the UK Head of Leadership and Skills Development in one of the ‘Big 4’ Accounting firms.  With 20 years experience in Learning and Coaching she has an established record of helping organisations make the most from the learning investments they make. Her ability to bring together a blend of learning, coaching and design perspectives enables her learning interventions to make a real impact on the organisations and individuals she works with.  She has experience of working with leaders, teams, those in transition and women both returning to the workplace and wishing to progress their career more broadly.

Helen is a qualified coach (EMCC practitioner), holds an MA in Personnel and Development and is a Member of the CIPD.  She is certified in EQi 2.10, Hogan Personality Inventory, Hogan Motives Values Preferences Inventory, Hogan Development Survey, and MBTI Step 1 and Step II.


Jude is a Kiwi (New Zealander) who combines an antipodean attitude with over a decade of experience living and working in the UK. After nine years coaching internally at Deloitte in London,  she set out as an independent coach and facilitator in 2019 with a mission to help individuals and teams thrive. She is accredited through the European Mentoring and Coaching Council and holds an MSc in Organisational Behaviour from Birkbeck. 

Jude Sclater, Associate
Executive Coach and Facilitator

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Karen is a qualified tax adviser and creative learning specialist who has extensive learning and development experience in multinational, multicultural matrix organisations, most recently as the Head of Leadership Development at one of the ‘Big 4’.  She has been devising, developing and delivering learning curricula in leadership, teamwork and performance improvement for over 20 years.  She is skilled in all aspects of the learning and development spectrum from learning identification and needs analysis, through design and delivery to evaluation and measurement.


Accreditations: MBTI I TRACOM Social Styles I Behavioural EQ I  Lumina Spark practitioner.

Karen Dawson, Associate Facilitator

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