Meet the team

The people behind the organisation

Our team

We have a diverse team of organisational and leadership development specialists, occupational psychologists, and executive coaches. We enable the leadership teams of growing technology businesses to make bold decisions on leading their teams and making work extraordinary.

Want to work with us?

We are always looking out for talented progressive thinkers who are dissatisfied with the status quo and can help others explore alternative options.

Get in touch at info@workextraordinary.com or check us out on our LinkedIn page.

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Caroline Beeston

Executive coach and facilitator

I am passionate about helping executives and leaders thrive in their careers. My expertise in coaching, leadership assessment and development, helps those I coach enhance their personal performance and impact within organisations. 

What is my secret sauce?

My background combines Occupational Psychology, HR, Talent Assessment Consulting and teaching Yoga. I have a 20+ year track record of helping companies build people performance and realise business benefits through impactful talent solutions. 

My coaching speciality is supporting leaders who want help being more effective with their leadership style to achieve their goals. The need for coaching is often prompted by transition; a challenging period that typically involves leaders experiencing increased responsibility, complexity, and unique leadership experiences. Their issues, opportunities and needs are always driven and resolved or realised by shifts in mindset, behaviour, and habits. My coaching is grounded in a principle of ‘trusted partnership,’ which ensures leaders feel safe to explore ideas and be challenged without feeling judged.  

What is it like to work with me?

In coaching sessions, I work beside my coachees using an emergent process where we explore topics (linked to pre-agreed coaching goals) and see what comes up. I believe in the power of working with the present moment and not forcing change. This means my style is intuitive and mainly influenced by present-centred awareness, Insight Principles, Gestalt, and the paradox of change.

What impact do the people I work with get?

The leaders I work with express raised self-awareness which enables them to make conscious change and deliver the results they want.  Because of their broad sphere of influence, we expect to see positive knock-on effects on the morale and performance of teams they lead.

Rhian

Rhian Blaszkowicz

Executive coach and facilitator

I am a Chartered Psychologist and Executive Coach whose motivation is to enable people to leverage the power of their potential. Drawing upon 20 years in talent management and my own personal and professional experiences, my coaching guides individuals and organisations to get the most out of themselves, and each other.

What is my secret sauce?

Through a variety of in-house and consulting roles, across many industries and functions, I bring two decades of experience in helping organisations to identify and develop the leadership behaviours and mindsets that drive success.

I tend to work best with leaders facing key transitions or decision points, where I draw upon my strong psychology background, business experience and cognitive-behavioural coaching expertise to uncover and challenge the limiting beliefs that may be holding them back. The intention is to guide towards more productive and sustainable behaviours, for themselves and their business.

What is it like to work with me?

Blending a range of coaching and psychology techniques and principles, my approach to coaching is robust yet flexible, in recognition that people are unique. I first seek to connect people to purpose in order to drive lasting change, before working through what is stopping you from getting there. In doing so, be prepared for me to balance support with appropriate challenge.

What impact do the people I work with get?

I build respect and lasting relationships with the leaders I work with who describe me as “committed and passionate; an outstanding professional” and have reflected that “through well-placed challenge and reflection, Rhian has helped me to become the better version of myself.” 

Ultimately, I am not satisfied until my coachees achieve their goals and develop the confidence and capability for self-sustaining new behaviours.

Stephen Lambe

Stephen Lambe

Executive coach and facilitator

One of the things I love about my work is helping someone to sit down and get some practical perspective and forward momentum on whatever issue they’re wrestling with. Whether you are looking to get back in control of your diary and priorities, seeking to influence at a more strategic level, better manage your mindset and ‘show up’ ready to perform, or getting ready for the next big challenge on your career journey, I will find a way to make it work for you.

What is my secret sauce?

I am a Chartered Occupational Psychologist with an Advanced Diploma in Neuroscience, and a professionally qualified Executive Coach with thirty years of experience coaching people. I work with all kinds of people: people who lead banks, run murder investigations, oversee multi-million construction projects, or are building their own businesses in troubling times, have a difficult relationship to navigate, or who have taken a wrong turn somewhere and are trying to correct their course. 

My experience has helped me to see that people value a trusted ally, and someone who can help them to cut through the chaff to identify the heart of what needs to be done. We then find a way to get that done.

What is it like to work with me?

I combine psychology with straightforward problem solving, analysis, mindset management, deliberate practice when integrating our learning, continuous feedback, and neuroscience, so that whatever we are working on gets embedded long-term. It feels conversational, challenging, fun, analytical, and the time flies.

What impact do the people I work with get?

I just finished working with a Senior Manager today. She said it was really easy to talk with me, that my focus was pragmatic and insightful, and that it had helped her to navigate a clear and actionable way of dealing with the issues she faced. One other said that the way he now begins and ends his days is transformative and that this keeps him from getting dragged back into the weeds.

Emma

Emma Carver

Leadership facilitator and consultant

I am an expert in Leadership Development and Assessment.  With a career that spans both in house and consultancy work, I bring a unique combination of 25 years of experience as a Facilitator, Assessment Lead, Coach and Resourcing Manager.

What is my secret sauce?

I have a particular passion for helping individuals achieve their career goals through personal insight and confidence. I have extensive experience of designing and managing global assessment and development centres, competency frameworks, exercises, bespoke recruitment tools and large restructure projects.

What is it like to work with me?

I have a relaxed way of working, teamed with professionalism, which gets excellent results. My style has been described as “supportive, passionate and engaging”. I have developed a reputation, in the words of my clients, for “providing a wealth of invaluable expertise, direction and counsel”.

What impact do the people I work with get?

I have a particular interest in emotional intelligence as the key to increasing behavioural and emotional awareness in order to improve thinking patterns and self-management. I have received feedback, both from individuals I have coached and workshop delegates, that my work with them has been “life changing”.

Mark Green

Leadership facilitator and consultant

I am passionate about changing the world of work and enabling people to fulfil their potential. As a values-driven person, I work with a range people to make a positive impact by defining solutions in creative, innovative and pragmatic ways.

What is my secret sauce?

As a Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel and Development, my practice is influenced by a wide range of disciplines and sciences, from neuroscience and psychology to economics and philosophy. I work with a broad range of clients from Chief Officers to highly skilled individuals wanting to unlock potential. I specialise in developing progressive organisations, connecting people to their purpose, to create fulfilment and meaning at work.

What is it like to work with me?

I work with three core and fundamental principles of connecting, co-creating, and believing. I am strategically focused with the vision and the ability to inspire others. I continually search for ways to stretch current thinking, with a successful record of shifting patterns of behaviour by connecting people to their purpose.

What impact do the people I work with get?

I develop lasting relationships built on mutual trust and respect that enables me to ‘hold the mirror up’ and provide constructive challenge. Enabling people to take ownership and responsibility are fundamental to sustaining change. Creating self-belief, reflective of the real world, while balanced with optimism that your goals are achievable, is typical of the impact I aim to make.

Bex White

Project support

I am passionate about helping and supporting businesses and individuals thrive and fulfil their goals. Over a decade in the fast-paced fashion industry enabled me to gain the skills that facilitate me to effectively support and enhance ways of working, deliver deadline-driven projects and organise.

What is my secret sauce?

My background working for over 10 years as a merchandiser means I bring a developed, conscientious, organised approach to the way I work now. A big part of my job was juggling multiple planning seasons, budgets, and cross team management to achieve financial targets. As you can imagine, this required some serious organisational skills. My experience in delivering business updates, reacting in real-time to maximise potential and minimise risk whilst also looking to the future is what enables me now to effectively adapt and juggle projects in project support. 

My attention to detail, and belief that open communication and managing of expectations is crucial on any project, means I can efficiently deliver and support teams and their requirements. Not to mention I love organising, reviewing ways of working with a view to strive for improvements, and learning from experiences. I am truly passionate about helping individuals achieve aims in both personal and professional aspirations.

What’s it like to work with me?

I am adaptable and open. I encourage dialogue and welcome feedback and process reviews. My approach tends to be flexible, dependent on the requirements and personalities. I relish any new opportunity and am analytical and data driven, yet tempered with a team-orientated way of working that has a conversational, open approach.

What impact do the people I work with get?

I try to be approachable, open, and respectful of everyone I interact with. My main aim is to make life a little easier and support in whatever way I can. This helps my presence be seen as a reliable, trusted source of support that enables the people I work with to deliver the results that they need to.

Barry McNeill

Barry McNeill

Leadership facilitator, consultant and founder

Hey, I’m Barry. Great to have you here. My mission is to support founders and leaders in taking bold decisions and creating organisations where people can be the very best version of themselves. As an organisational design and leadership development expert, I support business transformation and growth through people.

What is my secret sauce?

I love to question, to experiment around why something ‘has to be the way it is’ and to help others explore alternative possibilities or approaches. So much of our lives and ways of work are determined by patterns of assumptions or systems that are inherently unfair. Through questioning and considering new possibilities, we can change the system to create better outcomes for all.

For many, this can feel really serious, daunting work. Inviting people to fundamentally change beliefs and assumptions that have been in place for years is tough. My approach is to do this in a playful and fun way. Creating energy and flow for change in the midst of challenging work is critical to letting go of old rules and thinking and letting our best selves come to the fore.

What is it like to work with me?

I am passionate and love the work I do. I get hugely excited about new ideas and innovation. I care about creating environments where people can connect their energy and creativity to meaningful, purposeful work. As a result, you can expect me to bring energy and enthusiasm to our interactions as well as share insights, research and ideas from a wide range of places. On top of this, I love analysing data and getting beneath the skin of what drives your business.

What impact do the people I work with get?

I help individuals, teams, and organisations unleash their creativity and feel free to be their authentic and true selves. Enabling people to be the best version of themselves is truly humbling. But that is the benchmark for the impact I aim to achieve: to enable you, your team and your whole organisation to flourish and excel. 

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