Meet the Team

 

Our team of hugely experienced trainers focus on helping you make work a good place to be, as well helping you to live well and respond to day to day challenges in a more resilient manner. The teaching is grounded in real life experiences, providing practical, easy to understand and apply coaching techiniques.  Every element of our programme is based on on the most reliable and complete academic evidence about what creates resilience in today’s workplaces.

 

INTRODUCING YOU TO

Dr. Rachel Morris

 The Shapes Toolkit was created by Dr Rachel Morris, a GP who grew so tired, after 15 years of seeing patients who were ill because of workplace stress, that she decided to do something about it.

Rachel taught General Practice at the University of Cambridge for several years before setting up and leading the ‘Doctor as Professional’ course. This got her interested in the leadership behaviour of professionals in high stress jobs and so she trained as an Executive and Team coach. Rachel founded Wild Monday and developed the Shapes Toolkit. She regularly lectures and delivers training around the country on wellbeing at work, resilience and productivity and is also a presenter for the Red Whale Lead. Manage. Thrive! Course for GPs. She is also on faculty for the PGCert in Medical Education at the University of Cambridge. 

Rachel founded Wild Monday and works with a team of experienced associates to deliver authentic and relevant coaching and training focussing on changing behaviour. Unlike other companies who overwhelm with theory and concentrate on just one aspect of resilience alone, you will find this training focuses on helping you to make work a good place to be, as well as helping you to live well and respond to things in a resilient manner.

Phone: +44 7713 254892
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @Shapes_Toolkit
LinkedIn: Connect with Rachel

Annie Hanekom

Annie is an executive coach, facilitator, and leadership practitioner. She has spent more than 19 years in the consulting and leadership development arena, based both in the UK and in South Africa. Annie is currently living in Cambridge in the UK, serving clients across the globe. She has coached and advised on leadership, team, and personal effectiveness and focuses on building deep self-awareness in individuals.

Annie combines experience in consulting with her strong interpersonal skills and draws on her endurance athletics passion and experience to focus on building leaders' potential, providing thinking partnership, and working with individuals and teams to evolve their awareness of themselves. She does this through advising on people strategy, leadership programme development, facilitation, and executive and team coaching.

Corrina Gordon-Barnes

Corrina is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC), trained with The Coaches Training Institute (CTI) and accredited through the International Coach Federation (ICF).

With 15 years of experience as a coach, she has high impact both one-to-one and with groups and has served individual clients, corporations, schools and charities both in the UK and internationally. Her specialism is friction-free relationships – enabling people to get on better and function most effectively with those they live and work with. She is an experienced facilitator of The Work – a powerful method of inquiry-based stress reduction.

Corrina is also a qualified teacher and trained at Cambridge University.

Dr Katya Miles

Katya is a former GP and Occupational Health Doctor turned Wellbeing Trainer, Careers Coach & Specialist in Workplace Wellbeing.

Having journeyed through Burnout, she resolved to empower caring professionals to avoid the mistakes she made and thrive in work.

This passion drove her to set up her clinical and academic expertise, along with her personal experience, to deliver inspiring coaching and training programmes for overstretched professionals.

She has worked at the Mayo Clinic, USA & in the UK as a GP for both civilians & the Armed Forces; as well as in Occupational Health.

Area of expertise:

  • Careers Coach
  • Wellbeing Trainer
  • Specialist in Workplace Wellbeing

Henri Stevenson 

Henri is an Executive Coach and Leadership Development trainer and consultant with over 20 years of experience. She works with individuals and organisations to develop leadership capability, personal impact, resilience, and well-being.

Henri started her career in PR and internal communication working closely with Senior Leadership teams to increase employee engagement and support organisations through change. Specifically, she set up and led the Internal Communications function at the City & Guilds Group, driving employee engagement during a period of significant change including a series of acquisitions and organisational change.

She moved into Learning and Development over 10 years ago to focus on what she loves most. She has significant leadership and management experience, her last corporate role being Group Head of Learning and Development for the City & Guilds Group. She has designed and delivered numerous management and leadership development programmes that support organisational and individual performance. She is noted for her warm and authentic style as well as her ability to constructively challenge and encourage new ways of thinking and operating. She is passionate about people building on their strengths to be the best they can be.

Areas of expertise

Leadership and management development, resilience and well-being, authentic leadership, emotional intelligence, change management, confidence and presence, coaching skills, peer and group coaching, executive coaching, outdoor coaching, communications and employee engagement.

Client successes

Heathrow Airport – Leadership development residential for Senior Leaders
NHS – Resilience & wellbeing – Shapes Toolkit
Cambridge University Press – Executive Coaching, Resilience & Well-being
Ocado – Executive Coaching
South Eastern Railways- Management Development for frontline managers.
Worldpay – Resilience programme for all managers delivered virtually.
Oxfam – Coaching for FutureSkills
Sky- Growth Mindset workshops
City & Guilds Group – peer coaching programme, leadership and management development programme, resilience and well-being interventions, coaching skills, change management workshops and Executive coaching.

Sheela Hobden

Sheela is passionate about “mind medicine” – her version of preventative mental health. She uses coaching and facilitation to enable individuals and groups to find their own techniques to manage work and life, in turn fully realising their potential.  She is a Wraw practitioner (Workplace resilience and wellbeing) and helps people gain clarity and focus on life dilemmas.

After nearly 10 years of asking “is this it?” about her life, she experienced burn-out quickly followed by a bout of depression.  Once on the mend, she had career coaching which sparked her passion for coaching. She studied with Barefoot Coaching, additionally achieving a PGCERT in Business and Personal Coaching from the University of Chester. Next she gained Professional Certified Coach status with the International Coach Federation. She also holds Associate membership with the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel Development).

She has passion and experience in health and wellness, particularly in the medical field. She works with organisations and individuals, focussing on doctors and healthcare professionals. The coaching programmes help clients learn to care for themselves as much as for their patients so they can enjoy the fun stuff in life!

Sheela has completed ultra-distance running events, a full ironman and is a keen year round sea swimmer, so you could say she likes a challenge!

Rebecca Balzano

The driving force behind Rebecca’s practice in personal and professional development is the integration of these two often separated worlds of ‘life’ and ‘work’. Having coached a broad spectrum of people from entrepreneurs and consultants to artists and food writers, Rebecca encourages her clients to adopt a holistic approach to fulfilment by uncovering life values and personifying these into their profession.

Rebecca’s practice is underpinned by years of experience in People Development roles, from the University of Cambridge to biotech startups and running her own business and team of 15. This background in leaderships people management is bolstered by extensive CPD and self study of emotional intelligence, behaviour addiction recovery, NLP, relationships (both work and personal relationships) and Neuroscience. With an ICF regulated qualification in Personal Performance Development, Level 5 Leadership and Management, Level 3 Chartered Institute of Personnel Development, Masters NLP, and forthcoming Level 5 SFEDI Diploma and many hours CPD in coaching she has the qualifications to support the practical experience in Coaching and People Development.

Last year Rebecca summited mount Kilimanjaro, this year she too part in a 15km open water swim in Scilly to raise over £2000 for Bowel Cancer UK and next year she has set the bar even higher with Everest Base Camp aspirations. Raising a family and her love of travel and adventure have been key to growing awareness and interest in health, sustainability, corporate social responsibility and contribution practices.

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