Meet the team / faculty

Vicky Ferrier, Partner

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Vicky heads up our Open Programmes Faculty. She sees her role as being someone who enables people to listen to their own voice and to question the limiting assumptions that are preventing them from living a rich and significant life - from doing work that matters. This comes from having the courage to follow their talent, from following that big “yes” burning inside and by living by their highest priorities. >> Read more about Vicky

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.

Jackee Holder

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Jackee is an experienced executive leadership coach and coach trainer who has worked across the public, private and further education sectors to establish a coaching culture and train managers and leaders to become effective internal coaches. Organisations that Jackee has worked with include The National Bank of Abu Dhabi, The NHS, The Metropolitan Police (London), Greater Manchester Police and The Arts Council.

Jackee’s portfolio career in organizational development includes a combination of a therapeutic understanding of human behavior and a keen interest in reflective practice as a resourceful leadership developmental tool, supporting individuals to become stronger, resilient leaders. Jackee skillfully coaches around difference and challenge.

Karyn Prentice

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Karyn has run her own business designing and delivering a range of workshops and leadership programme for over 20 years. Prior to that she worked in the City of London.

Coaching, facilitation, and leadership development are central to her experience. She works internationally as a Coach and Coaching supervisor. Karyn also teaches a Diploma in Coaching Supervision (CSA/EMCC) in three countries, in two languages (French and English).

She has always worked across a broad landscape of public and corporate sectors clients as well in institutions of Higher Education. Karyn works at CEO and Partner and Director Levels.

In addition to her first degree, Karyn is a UKCP accredited Transpersonal Psychotherapist. She is an accredited Professional and Executive Coach(Association of Coaching) an accredited Coach Supervisor (CSA) and a member of ICF. Karyn is certified to administer a range of EI psychometric tools.

Janey Bell

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After completing her MBA Janey trained internationally in NLP. She lectured at City University, London for a number of years. Courses included Personal Effectiveness; Self Belief; Negotiation skills; Communication skills and Personal Impact.

Janey has many years’ experience as an executive coach and facilitator. She has worked with hundreds of individuals to help them achieve their goals.  She has worked across a wide spectrum of industries in the private, public and educational sectors. She has coached at all levels within global organisations including directors, senior managers, high potentials and middle managers and across all functions.

Supervisors and Markers

We have a number of trained supervisors and markers who support our Faculty:

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Sandra Goddard

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Monica Ross

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Nicola Williams

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Anne Bates


Delia McMillan


Operations team

Gill Bunnell, UK Operations Manager

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Gill joined TPC Leadership in 2014 after more than 25 years in a corporate environment. She and her Operations team look after the smooth running of TPC Leadership UK, providing end to end administration of all the UK programmes.

Juliette Middleton

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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 Penny Krogmann to provide comprehensive and seamless business support and programme management for Open Programmes.

Penny Krogmann

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Penny joined TPC Leadership in 2016. She brings a wealth of experience in training operations, programme and event management.

Penny works with Juliette to support all aspects of running our Open Programmes.

Sarah Pugh, Finance Administrator

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Sarah joined TPC Leadership in 2014, having spent the previous 13 years working in her local primary school's admin office as the Admin and Facilities Manager and then as the School Business Manager.