‘The best way we can improve as a business is to surround ourselves with the very best people in their fields.’
Louise Shepherd, MD, Louise Shepherd Associates
Here at Louise Shepherd Associates, we practice what we preach. In any number of our workshops, we talk about the need to surround ourselves with bright, talented, trustworthy people who work together for the common good. We tell our clients that success is a team sport and it can’t be achieved alone.
We’ve done exactly the same.
Here are some of the people we work with, and there’s a very good reason why we’ve been working with them for so long…
Louise has been designing and delivering bespoke training and development coaching for over 20 years. After setting up the business and running it single-handedly, her client base grew faster than predicted and she brought in a number of associates to complement her skills and offer a greater range of services to her clients.
She has numerous professional accreditations that enable her to deliver added extras to programmes, such as MBTI psychometric testing and Team 360 feedback.
Louise has been working with Jon Harris, founder of The Jon Harris Partnership for many years. He is a graduate of Cambridge University and holds a Masters degree in organisational psychology from the Tavistock Centre. He is also a qualified Chartered Management Accountant.
Jon is a highly experienced manager, consultant, accountant and business psychologist and they often work together delivering company-wide programmes of Management Development and Customer Service training.
Their innovations in the field include bringing in actors to provide a live learning experience to the room. Together they are skilled at understanding the organisational issues and challenges for staff at all levels and are able to create forum theatre and individual scenarios that are true to life.
In a safe but invigorating environment, trainees are encouraged to bring their own experiences and ideas into play, and to see this acted out in front of their eyes. They are able to practice the skills they require in their roles and receive helpful, accurate and constructive feedback.
‘Jon combines a robust intellectual approach with a highly accessible style’
Head of Training & Development
Jules is an outstanding and very highly regarded trainer, coach, facilitator and mediator across the private, public and third sector both nationally and internationally, such is her demand.
She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and is a Master NLP practitioner, as well as a Hogan and MBTI practitioner.
Specialising in leadership and management, Jules has a passion for and an innate ability to add exceptional and lasting value to organisations of all sizes and complexities through her innovative and highly sought-after workshops, training and coaching courses.
‘Jules has given me the energy and knowledge to believe in myself. She is one of the best trainers I have had.’
FTSE250 Manager, London
Roisín is a very highly-regarded career coach, trainer and business role-player who has worked across the public, private and third sectors.
She specialises in Presentation Skills training and coaching, Executive and Senior Management Training and Coaching and Career Training and Coaching as well as being a Business Role-Player/Facilitator.
Roisín trained and worked as an actor before becoming a director of a headhunting business in the City so she brings all the skills, tips and techniques from those worlds to her training, coaching and role-play sessions. Amongst many other skills, she has helps those who need help with their presentation skills or interviewing techniques, managers who want to develop a strong, persuasive presenting style both internally and externally for business meetings and conferences first-time managers looking to build confidence around managing teams and developing the right skills.
Ruth is a skilled learning designer and trainer, who specialises in management and personal development with a focus on the development of women. A qualified coach and MBTI practitioner Ruth is interested in the creation and impact of organisational cultures and behaviours, and how to implement and sustain change. Ruth is passionate about helping people to be the best they can be at work, and believes that learning should ideally be fun, and practical.
Ruth has worked at a senior level in housing and for a range of major UK charities. Her heart is and always has been in learning and development since she was offered her first job as a regional training consultant with the Employment Service over twenty years ago. Since then she has worked as a freelance trainer and coach for organisations such as Shelter, Oxfam, Imperial College, University of London, Ipitomi Communications, and Notting Hill Genesis.
Ruth holds a CIPD qualification as well as a license for the FIRO-B assessment tool.
Sarah is our much-valued virtual assistant. She provides a variety of administrative and operational support to Louise and her associates ensuring that everything runs as smoothly and efficiently as possible. To contact Sarah about any aspect of the business, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For anything and everything else, call 07732 780 328 or email at email@example.com.
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