Since forming in 1998 we've evolved from specialising in brand communications to training, coaching, mentoring and facilitating. We work across organisational sectors and contexts – from the NHS, education and public bodies to charities, voluntary bodies and social enterprises.
Our 'supported self management' approach to our work stems from our belief in core principles of sustainable success - self responsibility, resourcefulness and resilience.
We work collaboratively with clients and ensure we deliver visible results. We don’t offer ‘off the shelf’ training programmes; our programmes are tailored to clients' specific service needs, workplace context and delivery outcomes. Where possible, we align programmes with existing standards of practice so impact can be monitored and evaluated more easily.
From a career beginning in education, Will moved to business consultancy and onto general management with the Pitman Education and Training Group before co-founding Core Communications in 1998. He applies his knowledge and experience to support managers and teams to develop their operational, leadership and management capability.
Will holds an MBA, is a very experienced coach and mentor, NLP Master Practitioner, qualified coaching supervisor and action learning coach. As a senior faculty coach with The Oxford School of Coaching and Mentoring from its start up, he delivered their coaching qualification programmes, as well as those of the CIPD. He is also accredited by the National College of School Leadership to support the development of future leaders in education. At the Centre of Educational Leadership in Manchester University he was trained by Gerard Egan in use of his 'Skilled Helper' and his other consulting models, which he uses to help groups and communities develop better ways of collaborating, communicating and delivering.
Will is a volunteer mentor for the School for Social Enterprise working to support community and social enterprises to grow and develop. A lifelong Man City supporter, he also turns out for his pub cricket team, is a keen golfer and cyclist. His proudest ride so far is achieving the 100 hour 'Raid Pyrenean' coast to coast cycling challenge - and surviving intact!
Jane has a background in linguistics and communication, was initially a language and teacher trainer, then academic manager for Pitman Training responsible for development programmes for national and international organisations. Jane has worked with brand agencies to run audits for organisations seeking to change communication and management behaviours and processes in line with values and brand identity.
Jane is a qualified coach and mentor, coach supervisor, NLP master practitioner and trainer. She is accredited to use emotional intelligence and profiling instruments, and is an approved executive coach for NHS London's Leading for Health programme.
Away from work, Jane is a volunteer befriender and mentor, having supporting disadvantaged young people for over 5 years now. She loves walking, especially over long distances and is proud of having walked three pilgrim paths in Spain, and one in the UK - which means she has walked over 800kms, and aims to keep going!