Meet the team / faculty

Damion Wonfor


Programme Director for our Open Programmes, and a Director of TPC Leadership, Damion is an experienced trainer, facilitator and executive coach utilising a breadth of experience from the last 15 years where he has held various learning and development roles within large blue chip organisations in the financial and professional service sectors.

Damion has coached at all levels within organisations, working with high potentials, directors, executives and leadership teams across a variety of functions. He is passionate about building strong relationships with his clients and helping individuals and teams explore their leadership styles to make sustainable changes to their behaviour.

Kate Hesk


A Director at TPC Leadership, Kate Hesk has coached and trained many and varied clients including directors, Managing Directors and leaders at all levels in small and large organisations by utilising a combination of hard, sophisticated business skills and a personable and approachable style.

She combines her academic background with the skills gained through twenty years of sales, marketing and general management in blue chip organisations, including Johnson and Johnson and Merck and Co, and the softer skills of coaching. In addition to her first degree, Kate holds an MBA from Henley Management College, a Diploma in Coaching and Development, a Masters in Coaching and is a member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council.

Chris Sheepshanks


Chris began working in the arena of management development, leadership and coaching as an infantry officer in the British Army from 1989-96. After studying for an MBA at London Business School, Chris worked in a number of executive and senior management positions with Associated Newspapers and then Associated New Media, working initially in new venture development, before becoming the General Manager of a series of the newspapers websites. He has also worked with EDF Energy, Shell and National Grid. With a strong belief in youth development, Chris has taken on director level positions in the charitable sector as well as building and delivering coaching programmes to individuals and student groups in ‘Challenge Status’ schools throughout Greater London.

Andrew McDowell


Originally trained as a psychologist in Australia, Andrew's PhD was in the area of conflict resolution. He has worked in the areas of clinical psychology and supervision, coaching, behaviour change, leadership and potential oriented psychology; and for 12 years as a Senior Lecturer in the areas of psychology and health. Andrew moved to the UK in 2002, where he is currently involved in training, coaching and consultancy work with a range of leading organisations.

He is a faculty member in a number of university-level coach training and conflict resolution programmes (at Certificate, Diploma and Masters of Science levels) in the UK and in Europe.

Andrew is also Director of the youth leadership NGO WYSE International, which identifies promising young leaders around the world and supports them to create change in their communities.

Diana Whitmore


Diana Whitmore is President of the Psychosynthesis & Education Trust. For twenty years she was Chairperson of the Trust, Director of Professional Programmes and a Senior Trainer in psychosynthesis. For 30 years, she has trained professionals throughout Europe. She is on the UKCP National Register of Psychotherapists and a BACP Accredited Supervisor, has published two books, ‘Psychosynthesis in Education: A Guide to the Joy of Learning’ and ‘Psychosynthesis Counselling in Action’.

She is a trustee of the Findhorn Foundation, Vice- president of Children: Our Ultimate Investment (USA) and a founding Director of Children: Our

Ultimate Investment (UK). She currently runs programmes for young people at risk of exclusion.

She had didactic training with Roberto Assagioli, founder of psychosynthesis and studied Humanistic Psychology at Esalen Institute, California. She is currently a PhD student at the University of Surrey.

Judith Firman


Judith is an experienced executive business coach who has worked with numerous individuals and teams in both the private and public sectors. She appreciates the difficulties and challenges that leaders face in improving performance, managing diverse people and finding ever more productive and creative ways to succeed in today’s rapidly changing, highly competitive marketplace. 

Coming from a sales background Judith’s interest in people development began when she worked at IBM, where amongst other things she ran training programmes, during which she would help individuals overcome their “technophobia”. This led to an abiding interest in people and psychology and to training as a psychosynthesis psychotherapist in the USA where she lived and worked for 5 years.

Liz Palmer


Liz has extensive experience as a facilitator and coach and her client base includes both public and private sector organisations across science, manufacturing, retail, education and the charity sector. She is comfortable working in both large multinationals and SMEs and with people from the shop-floor to the boardroom. Her focus has always been on how individuals and teams can develop themselves and have the greatest impact in both their business and personal lives.

Liz qualified as an Executive Coach with the Academy of Executive Coaching in London. She continues to deepen her coaching practice through on-going development work and has a particular interest in Clean Coaching and Emergent Knowledge. She is a member of the Association for Coaching and is a qualified practitioner in MBTI step1 and 2, 16PF and SHL aptitude and interest inventories. She has a degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Southampton University.

Sally Bogle


Sally Bogle works with individuals, teams and organisations, to develop their potential to lead, to manage and to effect change. In all her work, Sally endeavours to meet people where they are and to create with them a safe and supportive space in which they can pause and really notice what is going on. From this place they are more able to hear challenge, to challenge themselves, to stretch their boundaries of possibility and to create new ways forward.

She holds an MSc in Coaching & Development from Portsmouth University, graduating with the first cohort in 2005, and has broadened her understanding of group dynamics and relations through a year’s study with the Institute of Group Analysis. She is qualified in the use of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, which she has used extensively with individuals and teams and is a member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council.She is a mindfulness practitioner and is involved in teaching and running mindful meditation retreats.

Jenny McKewn

Jenny McKewn
Jenny McKewn

Jenny is a creative catalyst and leader. She convenes a Masters Programme in Transformative Leadership at Metanoia; Leads Leadership and Constellations programmes at Schumacher College and co-leads ‘The Facilitator Development Adventure’. She works in a variety of settings ranging from large commercial companies to small community enterprise. Her passion is to bring together diverse individuals, groups and communities to co-create interconnection and dialogue by combining planned and emergent approaches to change. Jenny has worked with the Nowhere Group, Harthill Consulting, Bath Consultancy Group, as a Fellow at Bath University School of Management and as a writer and campaigner for Friends of the Earth. She has written several chapters and two books published by Sage.

Charles Brook


Charles is the founder and President of TPC Leadership. He is also one of Europe’s leading executive coaches working with Chief Executives and Senior Managers to deliver their performance goals and personal targets. He was a founding board member of The European Mentoring and Coaching Council and Chair of the Membership and Marketing Committee.

Andrea Cardillo


Andrea is managing partner of TPC Leadership in Italy. He has experience in training and coaching particularly in the field of HR development, leadership and corporate social responsibility.

As a consultant and coach, Andrea has collaborated with public, private and third sector organisations, primarily in working with middle/senior managers and organizational leaders from diverse backgrounds.

Andrea has a Masters in Personal and Business Coaching and is a member of International Coach Federation Italia. He was originally trained in philosophy and has a Ph.D in the area of ethics and psychology. He has expertise in academic teaching and research, and his books are published by some of the main Italian publishing houses.

Annelieke Jense


Annelieke is managing partner of TPC Leadership in the Netherlands. She has 15 years of experience within the training and coaching field. As a social psychologist, with a background in recruitment, she thrives on the reward of seeing professionals grow and achieve.

Seven years ago she founded Jense & Jacobs, Partners in Performance. Her clients are directors, partners, managers and professionals or anyone willing to critically review their own performance and its effect on others. Prior to running her own business she worked as a senior trainer for the leading HR consultancy in the Netherlands. Annelieke has both an MSc in Social Psychology, specialising in group-dynamics and an MSc in coaching & Development. She is a member if the EMCC (European Mentoring and Coaching Council).

Tracy May

Tracy May

Tracy has been interested in people and working with them for more than 20 years. With a background in clinical, organizational and positive psychology, she is motivated to understand what makes people thrive in their intrapersonal lives and their interpersonal and organizational networks.  Having held roles within the corporate sector and within consultancies, Tracy has gained a wealth of cross-functional experience in addition to living and working in diverse cultural environments including Africa, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Vanessa Rogers

Vanessa Rogers

Vanessa joined TPC Leadership in 2011, having previously worked in Learning and Development roles at Thomas Cook, News International Newspapers and Help the Aged. She also set up and ran her own training consultancy. She is a Programme Manager for the Open Programmes, responsible for logistics, production of materials, communication with participants and Faculty, collation of reports and financial summaries and database management.

Juliette Middleton

Juliette Middleton

Juliette joined TPC January 2014 having previously worked in the financial services sector in learning and development for 16 years with Thomas Cook and Travelex. Juliette also ran her own business for 5 years, providing childcare for families with multiples.

Juliette works with Vanessa Rogers to provide comprehensive and seamless business support and programme management for Open Programmes.