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OUR TEAM

  • Diverse: We know the value of diverse thinking. Having a team which supports and respects each other, but at the same time provides each other with challenge makes for better solutions and the best results. We achieve this by collaborating with experts who bring in different points of view to our own. We use coaching to power our project teams and make sure that there is a safe space for all views to be shared, working in collaboration with our clients. It means that together we come up with solutions that none of us could have achieved on our own. 

  • Professional: The consultants and coaches that we work with are all experts in their fields.  Many have portfolio careers, or their own businesses which support a range of non-professional services clients. These perspectives complement our strength and focus on professional services firms.  This is really important and this marriage helps us to challenge the status quo and bring best practice to professional services firms, whilst all the while having the professional services culture and reality front of mind. 

  • Human-centered: We are a human-centered consultancy. All of our team is focused on putting the people at the heart of everything we do.

  • The best fit: The way we works means that we are not constrained when pulling together teams for our clients, or individuals to deliver for you. We work with the best person for the job.  

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Claire Rason is the founder and director of Client Talk. She is a consultant and an accredited coach. She has worked in, or alongside, professional services firms for over 20 years.

 

Contact Claire for:

  • Bespoke training for your professionals

  • Business Development support

  • Coaching (individual and team)

  • Client Listening

  • Diversity & Inclusion

  • A chat!

Outside the day job:

Claire is a Mum of four children so can usually be found in a car taking one of them somewhere! When she isn't doing that she loves to entertain, put her feet up with a book and a glass of wine, or just put her feet up!

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Chico Chakravorty is the founder of Doing Diversity Differently. Chico brings with him knowledge of industry best practice from a range of sectors. He is a passionate advocate for D&I in the workplace

 

Contact Chico for:

  • Bespoke training for your professionals

  • Diversity & Inclusion consultancy

  • Speaking at events

Outside the day job:

Chico is a keen violinist and plays with different chamber groups and orchestras. He chairs the board of trustees for a South Asian Dance Comapny, as well as a professional orchestra, and spends his remaining free time volunteering and advocating for numerous charities.

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Jo Bayliss is a digital marketing expert. She has worked in professional services firms and has managed large PPC budgets, as well as leading on SEO efforts for a range of firms.

 

Contact Jo for:

  • Digital marketing 

  • Social media

  • SEO

Outside the day job:

Okay, so this is probably within the day job, but very cool, so we will share! Jo designs and creates unique and bespoke chalkboards, signs and decorations. Intrigued? Find out more here.

Meet some of our collaborators .....

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Oliver Hansard is a business coach.  He is sought after by a range of businesses for individual coaching and also for his commercial knowledge. He holds a number of non-executive directorships and consults on business strategy. Ollie co-hosts the Lawyer's Coach podcast and is the founder of Hansard Coaching. 

 

Contact Oliver for:

  • Bespoke training for your professionals

  • Business strategy

  • Coaching 

  • Organisational change

Outside the day job:

 

In his spare time Oliver enjoys being with his growing family and walking his Hungarian Vizsla, Luther. He loves sport, and in particular cricket and cycling, and has (what he describes as) an irrational commitment to Tottenham Hotspur football club!

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Milly has over 20 years events experience. She worked in an International Law Firm for 15 years and understands how Professional Services firms work, especially those where the head office is overseas.  She ran an events team delivering over 250 events a year across London, the UK and EMEA.  Milly is the founder of My London Event. 

Contact Milly for:

  • Events

  • Experiences

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Steve Couch works with leadership teams and senior practitioners in professional services firms.  His clients value the new perspectives, fresh insights, bespoke learning, and heightened awareness that emerge from their engagements.  Steve, a Henley Masters Coach, led diverse practices as a PwC Partner for 13 years and has 30 years international coaching experience.        

 

Contact Steve for:

  • Enhancing team awareness and performance

  • Coaching

  • Inspiration when you or your team feel stuck!

Outside the day job:

Steve actively follows Premiership Rugby as a Wasps season ticket holder and is keen to return to the ski slopes soon.  He is a very amateur but engaged gardener, proud of the greengage chutney and jams that he cultivated this year.  Just don’t mention the rhubarb!

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Stephanie is a leadership and team coach. She is also a LEGO® Serious Play® facilitator and writer.  Formerly a solicitor with Clifford Chance, Pinsent Masons and Sotheby’s, she has a MSc in Coaching & Behavioural Change from Henley Business School.  She is passionate about innovative and imaginative ways of facilitating conversations which support collaboration, psychological safety and creativity.

 

Contact Stephanie for:

  • Bespoke LEGO® Serious Play® workshops

  • Coaching (1:1 and teams)

Outside the day job:

Stephanie savours being in nature whether alone, or with family, friends and her dog, Poppy. As she’s been working on writing a book alongside work and family over the last 18 months, a good film, book or time to relax always goes down well!