People Profiles Continued
Helen Roome specialises
in helping business people find more successful ways of working and to communicate with flair and imagination to improve business
performance. Her workshops and coaching are creative, challenging, informative
and fun and delegates report that she is highly perceptive in her feedback a most enjoyable way to learn.
Helen has run her own business “Roome for Growth” since 1996 following a background in Human
Resources. This includes working for 15 years in the food and petrochemical industries
in the UK and overseas, advising senior management on organisational development strategy, performance management, and career
development. She has a Masters degree in Management Learning from Lancaster University.
Helen is a frequent and inspirational speaker at conferences and a founding director of SpeakersBank -
a national network of trainers and speakers committed to working with people in the charitable and voluntary sector to give
a voice to the silent.
Lesley MacKay: Before setting up Lesley MacKay
Associates in 1992, Lesley worked for 9 years with IBM, drawing on her fluency in German and French to manage international
projects and people. She is qualified in psychometric assessment tools and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). Lesley's long
and successful track record includes work with culturally diverse companies in Europe and the Caribbean.
Lesley describes her approach
as professional pragmatism with a sense of humour.
Robert Smith MBA is a widely sought-after international
consultant renowned for his enthusiastic motivational and yet forthright style. He
is a Master Trainer of Neuro Linguistic Programming specializing in leadership development and Solution Focused consultancy.
over 20 years experience in developing leaders in a wide range of settings. Robert's
early years of consultancy where mainly working for IBM in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
During this time he was responsible not only for leadership development but for helping to script presentations and
coaching presentation skills.
spent time working with the Motorola MBA intake programme.
trained the United Nations peacekeeping force in Bosnia. During this period he worked closely with the British Foreign Office
and the British Armed Forces. He has worked with many of the top organizations
in the world including Cable and Wireless, the Civil Aviation Authority, Solvay Pharmaceuticals, TNT and Alstom.
recent years he has become a highly respected trainer of other consultants. Delegates come from many diverse backgrounds including
private companies, public organizations and governmental departments, and typically from over 20 different countries in any
one year. The common theme no matter the setting was how to inspire and motivate
others to change. Robert has a remarkable skill set including being a psychotherapist
(UKCP registered). He is able, by using the latest psychological methods, help delegates remove any limiting beliefs about
their success. This ensures that the leader radiates the vision in a way that
is totally convincing. Robert's future activities will see him training across
Europe, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, China
Brian Lomas is a business consultant and trainer based on the south coast of England. It
is his second career - his first being in retail management in the UK and the USA.
He has over 25 years management experience
and ultimately held responsibility for over 100 locations, more than 1000 staff and an annual turnover exceeding £400million. Shortly before starting his own business, he headed the UK business development and
marketing departments for a major high street retailer.
A law graduate Brian has also attended
workshops at Harvard Business School and with Sir John Harvey Jones.
A published author and lecturer at
Southampton University, Brian extensive business and senior management experience places in high demand by senior executives. This has lead him to develop an executive coaching concept, entitled ‘executive
shadows’. In this Brian provides coaching and mentoring services to a number
of MD’s and Directors.
Brian works across the private and
public sector with a customer base which include BASF, Ford UK, Motorola, Vosper Thornycroft (multiple divisions), H.M. Inland
Revenue, HM Customs & Excise.