Our Story

Who are we?

 

Our story began in 2001 when our founder, Fiona Houslip, combined a passion for coaching and cultural change, delivering quantifiable business impact, with a profound belief that it’s simply not enough to offer learning interventions without understanding how to create genuine behavioural change.

 

Now operating on a global scale, our rate of growth has been entirely driven by the hard work and energy of our team and the results we deliver for our customers.

 

Put simply, when you need to drive change, and improve performance, we can make it happen.

Our values

 

We believe.

We believe people and organisations have unlimited potential; engagement, awareness and open-mindedness can create a world of incredible possibilities.

We seek.

We seek to unlock this potential, using insights to create practical solutions that help solve complex problems and deliver sustainable change.

We love.

We love working with individuals and seeing them grow, building momentum in teams, enabling wider business transformation. We love creating impact.

Our team

 

In line with our core beliefs, our experienced team is made up of individuals from diverse industry, educational, and functional backgrounds.

Every member of the team shares our passion for learning, our collaborative approach, and are all accredited by the most respected governing bodies:

  • Fiona Houslip
    Director

    A business psychologist with degrees in Economics & Psychology, Fiona has combined her life-long passion for understanding human behaviour with twenty years experience working with corporations to deliver commercially valuable insights.

    • Nik Rabbani-Barker
      Senior Consultant

      An experienced facilitator, who specialises in designing and delivering bold training and coaching programmes that combine practical brain science with attitudinal change.

      • Rachel Holmes
        Senior Consultant

        A team development specialist and qualified Executive Coach, with a wealth of experience across the private, public and charitable sectors.

        • Katie Rowland
          Senior Consultant

          A dynamic and experienced coach and workshop facilitator. Katie has developed a niche in emotional intelligence and language skills coaching.

          • Philippa Coplestone-Warren
            Senior Consultant

            Over 15 years of Business Strategy Development, Change Management & People Development Consulting experience within one of the Top 5 global consulting firms.

            • Murray Thomas
              Senior Consultant

              A highly experienced executive coach and leadership development consultant who combines a professional background in Human Resources with significant experience of senior positions in operational general management.

              • Rowena Bach
                Senior Consultant

                An experienced international people development expert, facilitator and coach who specialises in helping individuals and teams achieve their goals and best performance.

                • Caroline Laycock
                  Consultant

                  An experienced change management professional and business coach. Working as a management consultant with Accenture for 9 years, Caroline specialised in the delivery of large scale change programmes.

                  • Claire Harding
                    Senior Consultant

                    Claire is an advanced practitioner in emotional intelligence, team and leadership coaching. She brings over twenty years experience as a senior marketing professional to her unique powerful coaching, which has a track record in transforming people.

                    • Ginny Baillie
                      Senior Consultant


                      With a background in stockbroking and finance and twenty years in people development, Ginny’s specialism is in high intensity coaching and exacting leadership development.

                      • Andrew Haigh
                        Senior Consultant

                        An experienced coach, facilitator and consultant, Andrew combines robust academics with over twenty years practical business leadership, consulting and mentoring experience.

                        • Claire Whitehead
                          Consultant

                          A commercially astute marketeer, well-respected people manager and a creative performance coach who is able to work across the generations.

                          • Sue Jobson
                            Office Manager

                            A former top city PA with 40 years professional experience in Office Management and PA work, Sue has worked with The PDC since 2003.

                            • Tim Wood
                              Consultant

                              An Economics Honours graduate, HR Director and HR Resourcing and Talent professional with a proven track record of delivery across diverse industries.

                              • Alison English
                                Consultant

                                Alison is an senior business leader, consultant and accredited executive coach, with 25 years experience in the global corporate environment and a proven track record in leadership and change management.

                                • Amraj Lally
                                  Virtual Training Programme Development

                                  A specialist in Sociology and digital platform design, filming and helping develop the PDC’s cutting-edge virtual training programmes.