Our Team

Our primary coach is our Director, Anthony Brister CBE.

In order to provide breadth and flexibility, we have a strong team of experienced, high quality Associates, in particular Jane Mclachlan and Samantha Brooks.

Anthony Brister CBE

Anthony Brister CBE

Anthony is a leadership and high performance specialist with over fourteen years experience of working at all levels, including board directors and CEOs.  He helps clients to develop and achieve as individuals; to think clearly and creatively; to communicate effectively; to enhance their ‘presence’; and to build and lead cohesive, motivated, high performing teams/organisations.  He works across the private, public and third sectors.

Previously he held a number of challenging senior leadership appointments, culminating as Director of Educational and Training Services for the British Army (in the rank of Brigadier) - responsible for learning and development across the whole Army (some 100,000 people).  He brings this knowledge, experience and credibility to all his current activities to great effect - supporting and challenging leaders at all levels to grow and be true leaders (not simply ‘in charge’) in every way – in all that they do.

Anthony is a Qualified Coach and Leadership Mentor - ILM Level 7 Diploma in Leadership Mentoring and Executive Coaching, and also holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Further Education).  He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA); a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute; an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Continuing Professional Development; and a Member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council.

Clients describe Anthony as “superb”, “enlightening”, “both supportive and challenging”, “truly transformative”; and summarise testimonials with expressions such as “made me a better leader”, “significantly more effective in my role”, “regained my confidence”, “had a huge impact on my career”, “I am able to grow, and grow, and grow”.

Jane Mclachlan

Jane Mclachlan

Jane specialises in high performance, leadership development, organisational development and change management. She is an experienced coach, trainer and facilitator who has delivered people management strategies increasing human capability at all levels in organisations, both private, public, third sector and internationally, for over 25 years.

Jane is a Qualified Coach and Leadership Mentor - ILM Level 7 Certificate in Leadership Mentoring and Executive Coaching. She is accredited to administer advanced MBTI tools, Firo-B and other level B psychometric tools, and is a Member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council.

Clients describe Jane as "incredibly perceptive", "insightful", "powerful and enabling" and end testimonials with words such as "drove me to achieve more than I thought I could".

Samantha Brooks

Samantha Brooks

Sam is a business and personal development coach, and also an enthusiastic and motivated trainer, experienced in working with both individuals and teams.  A former Educational and Training Services specialist with the British Army for 17 years, since leaving the military she has worked with business start-ups and entrepreneurs.  She has held a role as a team coach/lecturer on the University of West England’s practice led honours degree course in Business (Team Entrepreneurship); tutored on their Apprenticeship MBA programme; and supported the University's customised executive education programmes and alumni engagement as an Industry Fellow.

Sam is a Qualified Coach and Leadership Mentor – ILM Level 7 Certificate in Leadership Mentoring and Executive Coaching.  She also has an MSc(Hons) in the Management of Training and Development; an ILM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management; a Developmental Certificate in Facilitation Skills for Action Learning; and a Diploma in Neurolinguistic Programming.

Clients, students and colleagues describe Sam’s authentic approach as “innovative, creative and fun”, with “an ability to encourage and support transformational learning”.