people make it work is our company name because it describes what we believe, but it also describes the kind of people we are. people make it work consultants and coaches are established leaders, with track records, deep skills and a wonderful set of values… committed to the cultural and broader not for profit sector and guaranteed to go the extra mile when they are helping you deliver your plans.

Our consultants and coaches


Ellen O’Hara

Consultant. Specialisms incl. business modelling, prototyping and Alternative finance. Experince incl. NESTA & Cockpit Arts

Georgy Petrov

Consultant. Specialist areas include Leadership and Management. Experience International Business Schools

Graham Sheffield

Consultant. Specialist areas, Cultural Strategy, Political advocacy. Experience incl. Director of Culture - British Council

Gregory Nash

Consultant. Specialist areas - theatre, dance and performance. Experience, British Council, (Creative Director) Rose Bruford.

Hannah Corneck

Coach and Consultant. Specialisms incl. Coaching, Leadership, facilitation. Experience incl. BBC Leadership

Helen Renwick

Consultant. Specialist areas; Arts Leadership, LA Arts. Experience incl. Society of Illustrators, LB Wandsworth

Jael Williams

Consultant. Specialist areas include partnership working, facilitation, Local Educational Partnerships, Bridge working.

Jeanie Scott

Consultant. Specialist areas incl. Creative Business and Organisational Change. Experience incl. a-n (Director)

Kamaljit Poonia

Consultant - Specialist areas, diversity, equality and inclusion. Experience incl. ACW, DfID, Cabinet Office and Southampton Uni

Julia Bell

Consultant. Specialist areas include visual arts, curation, commercial arts sector and partnership working. Experience includes BALTIC

Kate Dore

Consultant. Specialism Buildings, capital projects and getting building ready. Experience Y A S (Director) Sheffield Culture Consortium

Kate Musgrave

Consultant. Specialist areas incl. facilitation, business innovation, change mangt, group dynamics and enterpreneurship.

Kerry Isherwood

Consultant. Specialist areas include Human Resources, Organisation Development and Third Sector Leadership.

Laura Drane

Consultant. Broad range of skills from producing through organisation development to interim management.

…..Laura Twemlow….. Co-Director of Change Creation Programmes

Lynne O’Neil

Coach and Consultant. Specialist areas include coaching, personal transformation, business and team improvement and creativity

Michèle Taylor

Consultant. Specialism - diversity, specifically Disability and particularly in relation to the arts and culture.

Philipa Deller

Coach and Consultant. Specialist areas include HR and Change Management. Experience includes FRIEZE (Head of HR)

…….Richard Watts……. CEO and Founder

Robbie Swale

Coach. Specialist areas include personal transformation and career planning, Experience includes Clore Foundation

Sarah Boiling

Consultant. Specialist areas incl. aud devt and evaluation. Previous experience incl. TAA (Deputy Director)

Sarah Drummond

Consultant. Specialisms incl partner & collab'n, consultation & leadership. Exp incl. BBC (Leader) and YMT (Trustee)

Rob Macpherson

Consultant. Specialisms, Brand, Communications, Audiences and Culture. Experience incl. Birmingham Hippodrome

Jenny Stewart

Consultant. Specialisms, Communications, Organisational Narrative and Story. Experince incl. Design Museum and Royal Museums Greenwich

Jo Launder

Consultant. Leadership, Organisation Development, Charity transformation, Library Leadership

Kim Gowland

Coach. Consultant. Specialisms: Leadership Coaching. Audience Strategy. Exp inc: MIMA, Manchester Art Gallery

Amanda Smethurst

Coach and Consultant. Specialist areas, Career progression, Facilitation. Experience incl. ACE (Director) Clore, CPP

Lawrence Becko

Consultant. Specialist areas include facilitation, creative partnerships, working with young people, collaborative programming

Adam Cooper

Consultant. Specialist areas, Development, fundraising and Music sector. Experience incl. Sound and Music, Sage Gateshead

Alex Rinsler

Consultant. Specialist areas incl. Producing, Collaboration, Social Enterprise. Experience incl. TATE, Whitworth and Southbank.

Andrea Nixon

Consultant. Specialist areas, Visual arts, Place based partnerships, Strategy development. Experence incl. Director of TATE Liverpool

Anna Dinnen

Consultant. Specialist areas, Organiisation Devt, New Business Models, Innovation. Experience incl. ACE and NESTA

Becca Pelly-Fry

Consultant. Specialist areas incl. Strategic thinking; cultural leadership... Experience incl. Elephant, Colart, Camden Arts Team

Bev Morton

Coach and Consultant. Specialist areas, Life planning and my next steps, wellbeing. Experience incl. Clore.

Ben Walmsley


…Camille Lesforis… Project Manager

Tom Harlow

Consultant. Specialist areas include HR Management and Project Management.

Caroline Marcus

Consultant. Specialist areas - Learn & Part'n, Collection Interpr & Education. Experience incl. NG, Kids in Museums, Instit of Edu

Charles Beckett

Consultant. Specialist areas, Digital, Literature, Europe. Experience incl. ACE and European Foundation,

Claire Doherty

Consultant. Specialist areas, Place based creative visioning, strategic partnerships Exper. incl. Situations & Arnolfini (Dir) Artes Mundi (Trustee)

Vanessa Swann

Consultant. Specialisms incl. property, bus innov, new bus models & craft. Exp incl. Cockpit (CEO) & PRS Foundn (Trustee)

…Clare Thurman… Programmes Director

Vicky Walpole

Consultant. Specialisms incl Change mgt, Third Sector Leadership large org change. Experience incl NHS (Leadership)

Dan Ellitts

Consultant. Specialist areas, business planning, project planning, strategy development. Expereince incl. ACE, HLF and Arts award.

David Micklem

Consultant. Specialisms Artistic Director support, Everyday creativity, Cultural Democracy. Exp incl. ACE, BAC and 64m Artists

David White

Coach and Consultant. Specialisms incl. people man and leadership

Dr Claire Antrobus

Coach and Consultant. Specialist areas, Coaching Culture, Facilitation, Org Dev, Leadership. Experience incl. BC, MIMA, TATE

Dr Dawn Langley

Coach and Consultant. Specialist areas Org Dev, action learning and eval. Experience incl Director of OD at ACE

Dr Eve Poole

Coach and Consultant. Specialisms incl Leadership & Exec Devt. Experience incl Ashridge Bus School, Deloittes and C of E

Dr Hilary Palmer

Consultant. Specialisms; Org Psychology and Systemic approaches. Experience, Music Therapy, NHS, Tavistock Clinic

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