That People Thing | The Faculty

The Faculty

Blaire Palmer
CEO, That People Thing

3 times published author, keynote speaker, coach and agent provocateur. Former BBC Today programme producer, graduate in law from University of Warwick, one of the first professional certified coaches in Europe.

Favourite inspirational quote
"To lead people, walk beside them. As for the best leaders, their people do not notice their existence. And when the best leaders' work is done the people will say 'We did it ourselves'." - Lao Tzu.

Blaire Palmer
Ben Hughes

Ben Hughes
Financial Controller

Ben is both a chartered accountant and a professional artist. With awards for both occupations he offers unique insight and invaluable backroom financial support for the team.

Elsa Regan
Leadership Specialist

PhD in Cellular and Molecular Pathophysiology, formerly process and portfolio manager and internal leadership trainer at Danone, Netherlands. Native French speaker plus fluent in Dutch and English.

Favourite inspirational quote:
''Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle." - Steve Jobs

Elsa Regan
Mark Fritz

Mark Fritz
Speaker & Author, Leadership & Influence

Has lived and worked in Singapore, Egypt, Italy, Netherlands, Japan, UK and the USA (his home country). Is a speaker, visiting professor, author, and mentor with a specialism in helping leaders get the most out of global teams.

What is your philosophy when it comes to the work you do?
"A leader's success and their quality of life is based on the level their people take ownership for achievement."

Sandra Hilton
Leadership Coach

Former international lawyer working on multi-million dollar financings in Russia and the former Soviet Union, representing private and institutional lenders investing in infrastructure, and oil and gas projects. Former co-managing partner, Sheppard Moscow.

Favourite inspirational quote:
"Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love." - Rumi

Sandra Hilton
Zoe Cohen

Zoe Cohen
Leadership Coach

Formerly on the board of a £1bn NHS Trust. MSc in Executive Coaching, Ashridge Business School; Ashridge Post Graduate Certificate in Advanced Coaching and OD Supervision, approved Coach for the Institute of Directors.

What is your philosophy when it comes to the work you do?
"My philosophy is about shifting conversations... about helping people to have the real conversations they need to have, to create the change they need in themselves and enable it in others."

Ian Hughes
Performance Coach, Actor & Speaker

RSC trainer actor who you may recognise from "Torchwood" and other BBC television dramas such as "Holby City", "Foyle's War" and "Gavin & Stacey".

Favourite inspirational quote:
"Go out on a limb, it's where the fruit is."

What is your philosophy when it comes to the work you do?
"Where there is no laughter, there is no learning."

Ian Hughes
Leandra Ashton

Leandra Ashton
Performance Coach, Playwright, Director

Acting degree from RADA and BA Hons in Modern and Medieval Languages from Cambridge University. Extensive experience as an actress including for the BBC, National Theatre, The Belgrade, Sheffield Crucible and Teatro Ghione, Rome.

What is your philosophy when it comes to the work you do?
"I do what I do because I love it. It combines my years of experience on the professional stage with my strong belief in releasing potential through creativity."