Meet The Team

All Spring coaches have held a mix of demanding leadership, management and operational positions in highly commercial environments, while now running their own independent businesses.  We partner in varying combinations on  a project by project basis.

We ‘walk the talk’ with our own ongoing training, qualifications and peer supervision to back up our client experience. On top of this, we work to the EMCC Code of Ethics so you know where you stand.

We don’t hide behind flipcharts or long PowerPoints. We work directly with your people. We instigate structured programmes for changing behaviour. And we do it with results in mind, which means we’ll commit you to measurable change.

Luke ThomasLuke Thomas

A practical specialist in developing people.  Frank, energetic & always looking for higher performance… whilst making sure it’s fun along the way.  Reading, Tennis, Cycling & Scuba Diving help keep Luke at the top of his game – not to mention being a dad!

The Track Record

Sure footed career with a rapid rise through operational & management roles in Sales, Marketing, Customer Service, Wholesale, Retail, Ops & HR working with Clarks, Ecco, Columbia Sportswear, John Lewis, Harrods & Debenhams.

The paperwork

  • NLP Master Practitioner
  • Hypnosis Practitioner
  • Post-grad in Human Resource Management (CIPD)
  • Post-grad in Marketing (CIM)
  • Good Boss Certified
  • Member of Benchmark for Business Visionaries

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Alison-RogersAlison Rogers

Alison combines warmth, integrity and enthusiasm in order to inspire, energise and drive those around her. When she’s not at work. she’s with her 4 horses, 4 dogs and her 14 year old – although not often all at the same time!

The track record

Alison has worked in the field of training and development for the last 20 years and is highly experienced and adept at managing change initiatives and achieving exceptional business results. She has a firm foundation in Retail Operations & Marketing having worked for Laura Ashley, Country Casuals & Clarks. Her consultancy clients include HSamuel, Gap, Argos & Lloyds Banking Group.

The Paperwork

  • NLP Master Practitioner
  • Transactional Analysis 101

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Perry-TimmsPerry Timms

A voracious networker and a tenacious learner, Perry has enthusiasm and stamina that goes beyond the realms of known human energy levels!  A soul music aficionado, his hero is Berry Gordy Jnr – founder of the Tamla Motown empire.  He uses a musical/cult lens for his own brand of HR practice – the rebel with a cause; using anarchic productivity and having attitude with acumen that is #PunkHR.

The Track Record

Holding a range of business roles in his career history helps Perry think, feel and act beyond HR.  IT-based transformation programmes and culture, values and social learning all fall into Perry’s repertoire.

He was corporate L&D and OD leads in the public and not-for-profit sector with budgets over £1m and award-nominated Talent and Coaching Programmes delivered.  He is a regular speaker, lecturer; tweeter and blogger across Europe for the CIPD, Training Journal, ITOL and the Winmark HR network.  Since becoming an independent practitioner, current clients are in the public and private sector in insurance; healthcare; local and central government; and academia.

The paperwork

  • Chartered Member – CIPD
  • Member – ILM
  • Visiting Fellow – Sheffield Hallam
  • APM Change Management Practitioner
  • MBTI Step 1& 2
  • SHL Level A&B
  • OPQ32
  • Facet 5
  • Henley Business School and ILM 7 Exec Coaching Programmes

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Andrew_ManuelAndrew Manuel

Calm with sound judgement, high integrity & an eye for detail. Loves developing people through creative training using Accelerated Learning & NLP plus dynamic “coalface coaching” with immediate impact. Supports both Arsenal & Argyle, and of course there’s the annual pilgrimage to the Alps!

The Track Record

50:50 split to date of operational management and training & development / consultancy. Organisations include M&S, Toshiba, Somerfield, Liverpool Victoria, Lloyds Banking Group, & Lloyds Pharmacy.

The paperwork

  • NLP Master Practitioner
  • NLP Coach
  • MBTI certified
  • Good Boss certified

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Petra_PexrothPetra Rexroth

Human performance specialist. Passionate about inspiring people, thought leadership & systems thinking. Dynamic in delivering sustainable change. Admires art & anything creative. Recharges batteries & refreshes her mind by backpacking the world.

The Track Record

Diverse career in consulting with positions in leadership, sales, marketing, HR change & management and scientific research for UBS, Commerzbank, Volkswagen, Continental, City of Hannover, Fraunhofer Institute & The Change Management Group.

The paperwork

  • Master’s Degree in Sociology
  • Change Management – Birkbeck, London
  • Diploma in Personal Performance Coaching
  • Diploma in Corporate & Executive Coaching

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Emma JamesEmma James

Emma has passion for what she does and constant desire to see people perform beyond their own expectations. As a Trainer, behavioural therapist and coach in sport and general fields she combines the theoretical brain function to practical use to produce results for her clients as well as herself, being a 4 times World Powerlifting Champion and multiple world record holder.

The Track Record

Trainer of NLP for over a decade and creation of Pressure Performance and Optimum Performance Trainings in sport, personal and business from the USA, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Europe. Also a behavioural therapist for over a decade and author of Rebel Diet.

 The paperwork

  • ABNLP Trainer of NLP
  • ABH Trainer of Hypnosis
  • TLTA Master Trainer of TLT
  • Trainer & Creator of Pressure Performance
  • Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation Dip FTST
  • Author of Rebel Diet
  • MPVI Certified

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Sian_BryantSian Bryant

Loves developing individual & organisational capability. Sian works on what really matters by truly listening & establishing strong rapport. An astute & creative thinker. Family, cooking, concerts & Cornwall keep her energetic & smiling!

The Track Record

HR strategy, line management, leadership, organisational development & design, exec coaching. Senior HR roles for Nationwide Building Society. Somerfield. Marks & Spencer.

The paperwork

  • Advanced Diploma in Coaching & Mentoring
  • Chartered Member of the CIPD
  • Good Boss Certified

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Chris StreetChris Street

With more than a decade in newspaper and magazine newsrooms then running his own business, Chris is an experienced Editor and media relations coach. Upfront, energetic and passionate about clear communication. When not working, Chris enjoys Cornish beaches and is studying an MA in Creative Writing in his spare time.

The Track Record

Editorial management roles in large media organisations including Northcliffe Newspaper Group, as well as advising leading Brands including Apple, Mitel Networks, Baxi, Calor Gas and Blom Group on media relations, PR strategy, blogging outreach and copywriting.

The paperwork

  • Full member of the NUJ (National Union of Journalists)
  • HootSuite Pro-qualified trainer (world’s leading social media management platform)
  • Post-grad NCTJ (National Council for the Training of Journalists) diploma in Print Journalism
  • Launched the UK’s first fully-managed Blogging Outreach service in 2005

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From the Blog

Why so busy?

A blog by Luke Thomas, Director of Spring A reply I've been noticing more and more often in daily conversation includes the word 'busy.'  The common exchange goes something like this: Question: "Hello.  How are you?" Reply: "Well, you know, REALLY busy!" (Often...

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Hormones United – Featured Article by Liam Drew

Bone as an endochrine organ. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of cancellous bone tissue. Photo by Steve Gschmeissner/Science Photo Library A blog by Luke Thomas Director of Spring.  (4 minute read + Optional Link Article reference of 4100 words) Spring...

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