Our Global Team

Let us introduce you to some wonderful people

We’re fortunate to work with an amazing team of talented people, who help us deliver high quality work on an international scale.  Even more importantly, we (and you) get to work with a group of genuinely nice people!

 

We’re delighted to introduce you to some of our 50 strong team, which includes psychologists, learning and development professionals and even a stand-up comic.

Meet the team

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Martin Galpin

Director

One of the founding directors of Work Positive, Martin has had a leading role in the business since 2007.  Alongside his business partner Michele, he is responsible for building client relations...


Michele Deeks

Director

Helping people to flourish is something Michele feels passionate about.  Being a Chartered and registered psychologist means she has rather too many letters after her name (courtesy of the HCPC ...


Joy Palfery

Occupational Psychologist

Joy has been a core associate with Work Positive since 2013. With a name like hers, it was inevitable that Joy was drawn to positive psychology. She loves releasing energy at work by helping peop...


Shannon Polly

Positive Psychologist

A positive psychologist with a background in the performing arts, Shannon has a wealth of experience in facilitating, training, speaking and coaching.  Not surprisingly, given her background, Sh...


Kristi Calver

L & D Professional

Kristi’s passion is working with organizations looking to impact their bottom line in a changing, often disruptive, customer environment. She helps by understanding the behaviours necessary for...


Laura Knill

Occupational Psychologist

When Laura started working independently, a former colleague said to her “So you’ve finally worked out that there is no organisation that you fit into.”  It’s true that Laura likes to do...


Joanne Killmeyer

L & D Professional

Clients appreciate Joanne’s grounded, practical approach which grows out of her years of experience in pharmaceutical and chemical industries and her background of leadership and organisational...


Jen Rolfe

Positive Psychologist

After studying psychology at Cambridge, Jen became fascinated by how its concepts apply to the world of work.  Having spent several years working for The Mind Gym as an instructional designer an...


Andy Weston

Occupational Psychologist

Andy is a Registered Occupational Psychologist (HCPC), Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. Andy is at his best when he has the opportunity to work w...


Rachael Lewis

Business Psychologist

Rachael is passionate about bringing out the best in people at work.  She is sought after by senior leaders for her inspiring insights into how to build their leadership performance and is at he...


Pippa Burr

Occupational Psychologist

Collaborating with the Work Positive team since the early days, Pippa has thrived on using positive psychology to build resilience and to help other people thrive at work too. From working with t...


Margaret Philips

Change Professional

Margaret is an experienced organisation consultant, enabling individuals, teams and groups to change and develop.  Using strengths-based approaches, Margaret has designed and facilitated Appreci...


Pam Kennett

Positive Psychology Coach

Pam’s mission in life is to help people fall in love with their work. She uses proven, evidence based interventions and tools to help individuals understand their strengths together with what i...



Susanne Sahli

L & D Professional

Susanne is an HR consultant based in Hong Kong and Switzerland. Her 20+ years span experience in corporate positions covered Sales, Operation and HR as well as in specialized functions, running p...


Emily Hutchinson

Occupational Psychologist

Emily has been working with individuals and organisations for over twenty years, helping them to harness psychology and humanness in order to maximise potential.  She is a Registered Occupationa...


James Butcher

Positive Psychology Coach

James works as a coach and facilitator, and since 2000 has worked with organisations large and small across the public, private, and voluntary sectors. More than ever, the challenge for people...


Max Watanabe

L & D Professional

Developing positive organizations is what Max is most passionate about and his consulting is based on the theories of Positive Psychology, Positive Organizational Development and AI (Appreciative...



Arshi Ahmad-Aziz

L & D Professional

Arshi has a passion for enabling; believing fervently that everyone has the potential to grow.  She has been facilitating training and consultancy since 1984, having conducted training programm...


Jinny Riat

L & D Professional

Jinny has a wealth of experience of coaching people and designing and leading programmes for organisations, having been a development consultant since 2000. Having been an employee, an entrepr...


Pablo Tovar

Business Psychologist

Pablo is an executive coach, speaker and expert in leadership development and organisational transformation who is passionate about human development and transformation. He helps achieve positive...


Catherine Semark

Facilitator & Comic

Catherine Semark has over twelve years’ experience as a communication skills coach and facilitator.  With a background in stand up comedy and improvisation, she has a particular interest in th...



Valeria Efremova

L & D Professional

Valeria is an experienced business trainer, facilitator and coach passionate about positive psychology, who has been working in business and HR consultancy since 2005. Based in Edinburgh (UK) ...


Adi Forman

Occupational Psychologist

Adi is an Occupational Psychologist whose main work interests lie in management and leadership development and supporting people through transitions. She has a real passion for developing people,...


Andrew Manterfield

L & D Professional

Andrew has an innate belief in people and their desire and ability to achieve more. His purpose is to find the greatness in every person he meets and to ensure that greatness is fulfilled and liv...


Anna Mclean

Occupational Psychologist

Anna is a Business Psychologist and EMCC accredited coach-mentor (Senior Practitioner).  Specialising in leadership development she works with Fortune 100 companies across a range of sectors in...


Debbie Moore

L & D Professional

Debbie is an experienced learning and development professional who loves to help people to develop their potential and focus their energy towards achieving positive outcomes.  She has worked in ...


Greg Hoehner

L & D Professional

Greg has been an associate with Work Positive since 2013, supported by 20 years of lessons in corporate talent management and a Master's in Human Development. What drives him most is the desire t...


Hans Jablonski

L & D Professional

Hans is an expert in diversity. He has gained a variety of experience as a Leadership trainer and later Manager Leadership Trainer Europe at Ford Motor Company, which included delivery of modules...



Hima Vaghani

L & D Professional

Through her career as a consultant, Hima has managed to tick off a number of ‘bucket-list’ destinations. From delivering Emotional Intelligence training to executives at an underwear company ...


Jan Maskell

Occupational Psychologist

Jan is an Occupational Psychologist with a passion for learning – both her own learning and helping other people to develop and become more aware of themselves and their impact. Being able to a...


Julie Breeze

Organizational Psychologist

Energized by helping people realize their full potential, Julie is passionate about bringing positivity to her client work.  An experienced Organizational Psychologist, with over 25 years of exp...


Lucy Standing

Occupational Psychologist

Lucy is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist, Associate fellow of the British Psychological Society and current Vice Chair of the Association for Business Psychology.  She brings a passion and ...


Lynn Suter

Chartered Psychologist

Lynn likes little more than to help people to achieve things that they would not have thought possible. Working with them to identify and remove the roadblocks to their goals is the main thing th...


Mandy Hetherton

L & D Professional

Mandy has been an Associate with Work Positive since 2011. She is an accredited executive coach (AC), facilitator and trainer who has been helping people and organisations grow for over 20 years....


Marc Lecordier

L & D Professional

Marc has vast experience of designing and facilitating workshops for leaders and managers at all levels and across various organisations. He has worked with organisations such as BNP Paribas,...


Michael Teape

L & D Professional

Michael is an L&D consultant with lots of experience – both in designing and delivering a wide range of learning solutions.  Having worked at JPMorganChase for ten years, latterly as a Lea...


Natalie Carolan

Occupational Psychologist

Natalie is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist with a background in Organisational Development and Leadership, who has worked in both internal and external consulting roles.  She has extensive...


Nicole Banerji

Occupational Psychologist

Nicole believes that she is a lucky, lucky person. A woman who knows her own mind, she recognised early in life that success for her revolved around lifestyle, rather than the pursuit of power an...


Aida Chamiça

Coach & Facilitator

With more than 15 years’ experience in consultancy, including working for Accenture as a Senior Manager in Human Performance & Organisations, Aida is a skilled executive coach and facilitat...


Susan Cortese

L & D Professional

Passionate about Emotional Intelligence and neuroscience, Susan has incorporated havening techniques in her coaching practice to help people increase self-confidence and resilience. She facilitat...


Tina Spangler

L & D Professional

Tina is an experienced organisation development and behaviour specialist who has been an OD consultant and coach for over 20 years. Her experience includes working with an array of organisatio...


Helena Wygard

L & D Professional

Helena is dedicated to accompanying people in identifying and developing the best in themselves, helping teams become greater than the sum of their parts and helping organisations collaborate to...


Clare Shaw

Business Psychologist

Clare has been an assessment and development specialist since 1998, helping individuals and organisations to perform across Australia, Asia (Singapore based) and Europe. She enjoys nothing more t...