Team

Emilie Thysse – Founder & Managing Partner

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Emilie is a Henley Business School accredited executive coach and highly experienced group workshop facilitator whose energy, passion and fresh approach captivates even the most reluctant of delegates!

With over 15 years experience in leadership and sales within Marsh & Parsons and Foxtons, arguably two of London’s most competitive sales environments, Emilie knows first-hand what it takes to be successful – whether that’s in a front-line sales role or as a board-level leader.

In 2012, she qualified as an executive coach at Henley Business School (rated in the top 1% of business schools worldwide) and uses her coaching approach to challenge existing thinking and to increase self-awareness & confidence.

Emilie has combined her knowledge, sales & leadership experience and training expertise to provide impactful training solutions to help businesses across the service sector – from start ups to global brands like Marriott & Savills – to maximise the potential of their people and increase turnover.

Emilie lives in West London with her husband and two small children… in a house with a yellow front door.

Verity Barrett – Partner

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Verity is a consultant, coach and trainer with a strong sales & leadership background.  Having worked for both Knight Frank and Marsh & Parsons, she brings over 10 years experience at director level running front-line teams delivering multi-million pound revenue.

As well as delivering our group workshops, Verity is a specialist ‘in-role’ trainer, boosting performance and revenue by providing practical, hands-on training, coaching and mentoring for sales teams and leaders within their day-to-day workplace.  She also provides one-to-one sales manager mentoring.

Verity lives in Berkshire with her husband and daughter and can often be found strolling along the river!

Ruth Harrington – Partner

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Ruth began her career in business to business sales with EMAP before moving into the property industry in 2003.  As well as working at Foxtons, she spent over ten years at Marsh & Parsons, running a multi-million pound department in the flagship office before moving to their head office, where she specialised in CRM, systems and compliance.

Ruth blends her sales, customer service and relationship building expertise with her practical CRM, systems and compliance knowledge, making her an excellent choice for rounded sales, technical and soft skills training in the property sector.

Hailing from the North, Ruth brings boundless energy and a caring yet no-nonsense approach to all her workshops.  She lives in West London with her husband and two young daughters.

Associates

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Keir Hall

Keir has helped people to craft and deliver their message, inspiring their audiences from Kensington to Kazakhstan to believe in a brand, product or a vision. He is a veteran of the conference circuit and an Ashridge accredited executive coach.  He is driven by his passionately held belief that we can all be great communicators.  He coaches, facilitates, mentors and trains individuals and groups for meetings, pitches, presentations and speeches. He has spent 20 years learning from, facilitating and leading conversations with individuals, groups and live audiences of thousands.

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Roxanne Hobbs

Roxanne specialises in supporting women to find their authentic leadership voice, building their confidence and working with them to acknowledge their limiting beliefs and behaviours. Roxanne worked at Managing Partner level in the media industry so knows full well the challenges facing women operating at senior level. Roxanne is an ICF accredited coach as well as being Myers Briggs certified.  Roxanne is also one of the few UK certified facilitators of Dr Brene Brown’s Daring Way work; a programme designed to explore the thoughts, emotions and behaviours that might be holding you back and identify new choices and practices to help move you towards a more authentic, resilient and brave way of leading.

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Jane Gardner

Jane helps businesses, individuals and organisations implement the change needed to assist growth and work towards a planned exit strategy. Jane has been working in the property industry for almost 30 years and has experience in corporate, franchised and independent markets. In 2014 she sold her award winning lettings agency to Countrywide plc. Jane is now available to help other agency owners to plan their growth or exit strategies and ensure that their business is compliant and ready to pass due diligence scrutiny from governing bodies or interested buyers.

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