Meet the MadAbout Team
The MadAbout team have over 100 years collective experience of designing and delivering impactful training that dramatically change behaviour for leading businesses in a wide range of industries.
MadAbout professionals have years of experience training and developing people from inductees to Board level; we know how important it is to fit language and subject matter to the audience and so always deliver content at a level that is directly relevant to the delegates and their position within the company.
We have developed a way of doing business that has been embraced by our clients. That is to say, we provide a comprehensive and inclusive business solution that supports your business at every stage of the project. Our team is committed to working with the MadAbout values; they have a desire to make a difference and the ability to work in partnership with you to meet your needs.
MadAbout has a strong associate structure enabling us to provide consultants suitable for each element of the programme. Facilitators are assigned according to the suitability to each element of the work.
Jim is a practicing consultant and highly experienced project manager and facilitator, specialising in helping organisations maximise the business benefits driven by a market orientation. A popular speaker and presenter, he has an ability to motivate audiences, large and small. His down-to-earth approach ensures others can apply the lessons he delivers in their own organisations, ensuring a real return on the investment of time and money on programmes. Jim has a keen interest in measurement and metrics which includes measuring the impact of his management consultancy. His consultancy experience ensures he understands the current challenges facing businesses and has worked in the UK, across Europe and internationally.
A strategic, decisive and results orientated consultant, Lisa is an exceptional motivator and influencer of others. She is passionate about people development and the role of learning in a competitive marketplace. In addition, an experienced training professional with core skills in executive, leadership and management development. Lisa has held Board positions within major blue-chip organisations and now works throughout the UK, Europe and Internationally.
Mick favours the use of challenging indoor and outdoor ‘experiential’ activities, high ropes courses, adventure sports and problem solving exercises, supported by complementary workshops to both explore and develop skills and behaviours required for effective collaboration, leadership, talent planning, change management, conflict resolution and culture bridging. He is passionate about ‘making a difference’ and developing people and believes fundamentally that team and personal development is a mixture of ‘knowledge gain’ and facilitated ‘vocational experience’. Within reason almost any activity or working practice can be used as a foundation for team and personal development. The key to success is anchoring the learning and effectively reflecting this into tangible benefits to be derived in the workplace.
Matt Arnold has considerable experience in both the private and public sector and has transformed services in many types of environment. After completing his Chartered Accountancy training at KPMG, he moved into an operational role where he began his transformation experience. From there, he moved into the cable telecoms sector, focusing on revenue assurance where he saved £m’s of lost revenue through the introduction of methodical process and education. Matt has, since 2001, moved into business transformation consultancy, working in telecoms, finance, logistics, contact centres, engineering and public sector environments amongst others where he specialises in Systems Thinking, Lean in the service industry, service transformation, and whole organisation transformation.
Lindsey is a highly experienced Performance Management Consultant who received her formal training with Aubrey Daniels & Associates Inc in Atlanta in 1994. Since then she has implemented Performance Management processes in a wide variety of industries and sectors from Financial Services to Utilities to Retail to Pharmaceuticals to Hospitality. Lindsey has worked with Executive teams for many leading brands and continues to operate globally as a Senior Consultant at MadAbout.
Mandy is a highly skilled, international learner-centred facilitator & coach with extensive experience in a wide range of industries including sales, recruitment, contact centres the travel sector and financial services and has designed and delivered programmes for agents through to CEOs. Vivacious and fun, Mandy has had key involvement with many major projects and has built lasting relationships with clients and associates. A highly skilled personal coach, Mandy is also an NLP Master Practitioner.
Simon was goalkeeper for the Great Britain Field Hockey team and competed in three Summer Olympics for Great Britain in 1996, 2000 and 2004. He is now Managing Director of Mercian Sports Company a specialist field hockey equipment company. Simon has been President of the England Hockey Board, a member of the Executive Board for the European Hockey Federation and stood on the Athlete Committees for both the International Hockey Federation and LOCOG, the Organising Committee for the London Olympic Games. Simon brings his understanding of high performance environments; his first hand experience of motivation, drive, commitment, team work in a competitive sporting environment provides a fascinating reflection for the business world.
A tenacious and versatile Organisational and People Development professional with over 10 years expertise in designing, developing and delivering organizational learning programmes with a key focus on application of learned principles to deliver business effectiveness and improvement. Anita has a demonstrable track record of success gained at board level (operations and HR) in rapidly expanding client-focused environments. A methodical thinker, with the ability to develop HR & L&D strategies and translate them into workable goals and milestones in order to deliver outstanding results, Anita is ‘hands-on’. She has exceptional coaching and mentoring skills and the ability to drive cultural change and motivate large, cross-functional teams.
A highly experienced, goal directed and achievement focused Learning and Organisational Development professional with internal and external consultancy experience enhancing both individual and organisational effectiveness. A successful track record of leading L&OD teams and projects across private and public sectors with a results focused drive. Recognised as an influential team player with excellent interpersonal and analytical skills together with the ability to interface across senior management and functional groups.
Cheryl is a long standing consultant specialising in behavioural development that helps maximise both people and business performance. Her down to earth approach brings theory to life enabling a deeper engagement and understanding that can be applied to the ‘real world’ giving a measureable return on investment of both time and money. Her 15 years of experience in Senior Leadership roles across the UK and Europe brings a true understanding of the challenges businesses face, both behaviourally and financially. Her high level of emotional intelligence allows a variety of methodology and delivery to varying audiences and styles. Her insightful nature enables her to adapt and change quickly to ensure successful results are achieved.