If people make a place, then our place is a great place to be.
Tina Kothari - Director
Born in India, Tina grew up in the UK, and, on completing a degree in Philosophy, entered the world of commerce and banking to become a company director by the age of 26. After several successful years, she qualified as a counsellor and as a trainer. Over time she developed expertise in working with addictions, eating disorders and trauma - an expertise which led to her training health professionals and educators across Europe and the USA.
In 1996 Tina took her people skills, insight and professional therapeutic experience back into the commercial arena - devising bespoke people programmes, working with executive teams and senior management, delivering leadership development trainings and pioneering new coaching techniques for individuals in the workplace. She founded Hexagon Training to deliver tailor-made initiatives for a blue chip client list including HSBC, Virgin Media, Kingfisher and JustGiving.
In 2010 Tina spent 2 years travelling the world while writing her book (“Women in Leadership”) and developing a series of new programmes under the heading of ‘Wake Up’. With these programmes, she returned to the UK to set up Anotherway Associates with co-founder Phil Brisk.
Anotherway Associates provides training, coaching, facilitation, team and personal development throughout organisations in statutory, corporate and voluntary sectors. The work of Anotherway associates spans the UK, Europe, middle east and Australia.
Tina now focuses her energy and skills on working one-to-one with the most senior decision makers in organisations and facilitating their meetings. She applies herself to the challenge of waking up people and systems - with a recognition, always, of the fundamental importance of working in a way that achieves growth and enhanced well-being for both the organisation and the individual.
I recently took two days off work to get up, shower, get into my pyjamas, light the fire, climb onto the sofa and drink coffee and eat pizzas while watching the whole of "Breaking Bad" – all five series – back-to-back. I only got up from the sofa when it was finally time to go back to bed.
“If you seriously consider the consequences of each step before you take it, you will spend your life on one foot.”
Phil Brisk - Director
Phil learned most of what he knows about the realities of life in demanding, fast-moving commercial organisations from the 24 or so years he spent working both inside and for them – first as a London advertising agency creative director and main board director, then as an independent creative and marketing consultant working for organisations including Daimler Chrysler, Novartis, The Carphone Warehouse and Nationwide.
Meanwhile, he learned something about individuals, and particularly about how to help them on their journey towards healthy growth, success and happiness, through his work as an LCCH-certificated clinical hypnotherapist, certified NLP practitioner and certified CRUSE bereavement counsellor, and through his more recent life as a qualified school and sixth form college teacher.
n his role as a coach and trainer, Phil aims to draw on these different strands in his background and experience in order to offer a service that combines a very sound understanding of the corporate and organisational context with a profound respect for the uniqueness, extraordinary complexity and inherent worth of the individual human being in front of him.
Phil once had to climb through the toilet window of a New Jersey nightclub to escape a crowd who thought he was a major UK rock star.
“I am not what has happened to me. I am what I choose to become.” – Carl Jung
Ella became part of the Anotherway team after training in Social Psychology. Before joining us, she studied in Manchester, Kent and California, where she learnt how to be a statistics genius and scuba dive. We’re yet to find a way to incorporate these skills at Anotherway, but we do love her ability to research anything and everything at lightning speed.
Ella once jumped out of an airborne plane barefoot. Fortunately, she was attached to a skydiving instructor who knew what he was doing.
“Poa kachizi, kaman ndizi” - Swahili saying meaning everything will be alright, but literally translates as ‘cool and crazy like a banana’.
Gill has a public sector background, having initially working in marketing after graduating with an honours degree in Politics and Social Policy. After working for Manchester Metropolitan University for 10 years she took a break to help run a small family business, and, in the process, retrained in accounting. For good measure, she then became a qualified teacher. Gill currently divides her time between lecturing at a local FE College, keeping AnotherWay’s accounts straight and raising her family. Charlie, who’s only 2, loves joining in conversations even if they are about expediting an invoice!
Gill tries to incorporate another way into dealing with the financial side of AnotherWay. This can be challenging when traditionally it is a very corporate area, wrapped up with both internal and external compliance regulations. She tries to humanise the process in all her dealings with clients and associates by simplifying tasks and nurturing fair and respectful relationships. Gill strives to ensure the integrity of AnotherWay’s coaching and training is maintained in its financial affairs too.
As I usually do AnotherWay’s accounts in the evenings or on the weekend they are more often than not done in a onesie with either a G&T or a big mug of coffee.
“The way the day begins decides the shade of everything but the way it ends depends on if you’re home, for everyone a pillow and a window please, in the modern Rome where folk are nice to Yoko.” – Guy Garvey
Mark has been coaching and developing people successfully for over twenty-five years, with his coaching practice firmly grounded in more than a decade’s prior experience an executive manager in HSBC, where he worked as a specialist internal consultant focused on managing the process of organisational change. He has expertise in supporting executives, managers and individuals at all levels within the public and private sector, across real and virtual boundaries.
Mark has recently completed his MSc in Coaching and Mentoring at Sheffield Business School and has also undertaken professional training with London Business School, Duke University and Ashridge Business School. He is an accredited Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and Strengths Deployment Inventory (SDI) practitioner.
In addition to his coaching practice, Mark indulges his passion for music by promoting concerts and events, working with artists and bands from across the world. He also writes novels and poetry for young adults.
Mark once co-piloted a Royal Navy Sea King helicopter onto the deck of HMS Hermes when it was undergoing sea trials by the Indian Navy.
“Do your little bit of good where you are; its those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” – Desmond Mpilo Tutu
Over the past 14 years Jane has established an excellent track-record in enabling individuals and teams to develop highly effective communication and leadership skills in order to improve individual, team and business performance.
Her insights draw on over 25 years’ experience in business, which includes retail and business to business marketing in the corporate sector as well as within her own business. She has professional qualifications as a certified Coach and NLP Practitioner and calls upon a wide range of models and frameworks, tailored to suit the individual(s) and their particular needs.
Jane’s approach is informed by her belief that happiness is an indispensable ingredient of our success (see the TED talk on this subject from Harvard trained researcher Shawn Achor via the Resources page), and that individuals and workplaces benefit from significant increases in productivity, energy, motivation, creativity and problem-solving when they facilitate this positive perspective.
Jane was once selected by a magician to help with his act … which resulted in her being levitated in front of her colleagues!
“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” - Peter Drucker
Cathy is an experienced, organisationally-aware and relationship-astute business coach and leader.
With twenty three years of business experience – both inside major international corporates and within her own business – she has spent the last seven years working directly with Executive teams in one-to-one coaching, team facilitation, and in developing and implementing programmes for leadership and succession.
Cathy’s knowledge and insights come from her work in a variety of sectors including retail, cosmetics, drinks, entertainment, telecommunications, TV, healthcare, technology and gaming – in the UK, USA, Europe and Asia. In addition, she works in the voluntary sector, as a member of the Aspire Foundation charity, with whom she provides pro bono coaching and mentoring to business women in charity and not-for-profit organisations across the world.
Cathy once had to share a beachside loo with a pig in Goa!
“All behaviour is driven by self esteem.” - Will Shutz
Miles started his career in manufacturing industry, firstly in production and then in management development. He has worked as a trainer, facilitator and executive coach for the last 20 years, working in IT, finance, manufacturing, education and a variety of public/third sector organisations and overseas in China and India.
He is known for his creativity in designing programmes that work and aims to provide a measure of both challenge and support. He likes to help busy people learn new skills, so he emphasises simplicity and pragmatism in his workshops.
He holds three degrees, of which two are in psychology and is currently studying for a doctorate in Elite Performance. He is a qualified coach (ILM L7 Diploma) and is licensed to administer a variety of psychometric inventories including FIRO-B, Hogan, MTQ48, ASTA9 and ESCI. In his spare time he competes and coaches in the sport of triathlon, although these days, if seen in his wetsuit, members of Greenpeace would want to try to roll him back into the sea.
I once got locked in a motorway services toilet in the Italian Alps coming back from competing in the Engadin ski marathon.
“Be the change you want to see in the world” - Ghandi
Having spent over 15 years leading teams at a senior level in fast-paced and tough commercial environments, Jennifer has a good understanding of what it takes to build strong, healthy individuals and organisations. She is also fascinated by what goes on inside people’s heads – a fascination that underpins a successful career in marketing as well as her work as a professional ‘talent developer’ and coach.
In addition to being an experienced coach, Jennifer is an NLP practitioner and certified as a DiSC psychometric profiling practitioner. In line with her particular interest in working with “the whole human,” she also holds a degree in Chinese medicine and acupuncture. For Jennifer, the goal of all her work – whether as a coach or as a therapist – is to help individuals understand themselves better, not just in order to achieve more, but to lead healthier, more balanced lives … and to have more fun!
Jennifer has just recently made the conscious decision to fall ridiculously, recklessly, head-over-heels in love with a black spaniel puppy called Murphy. She is confident her life will never be the same again.
“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination” - Nelson Mandela
Jessica has been an independent executive coach for over ten years. Previously, she worked as a business analyst and external consultant for companies such as Accenture, Macmillan Publishing and Deutsche Bank, giving her a firm grounding in the corporate world and an understanding of the complex challenges faced by senior executives. Her corporate background gives Jessica an instant affinity with business leaders and her robust approach means she is able to form a rapid understanding of the issues faced by individuals and companies.
In addition to her experience gained from twenty years working in a broad range of organisational environments, Jessica’s degrees in physiotherapy and ergonomics incorporated a strong focus on psychology that deepened her understanding of human behaviour and motivations. Jessica is passionate about Diversity and is a Non-Executive Director for The Quest, supporting gay men in today’s world, and is a member of Women On Boards.
Jessica’s coaching clients are senior executives and future talent from a range of private and public sector organisations and she tailors her pragmatic, highly focused style of coaching to match their personal requirements. In all she does, Jessica’s aim is to create a mutual atmosphere of trust that helps get the very best out of both individuals and groups.
When travelling in South Island, New Zealand, Jess accepted a lift to the next town. She was surprised when a taxi arrived and took her to a field where a private plane was waiting. What happened next is a big secret …
“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Gill has over 20 years of experience as a professional therapist and trainer with individuals, groups and couples and has also worked extensively with families and young people. She has worked for Relate for 15 years as a counsellor, sex therapist and clinical supervisor and has also taught university courses in psychosexual therapy and served as a Relate national trainer in the field of domestic violence.
Gill currently divides her time between working as a psychosexual therapist, facilitating on a domestic violence prevention programme, and running a private practice for individuals and couples (where her work includes offering short-term interventions to clients who are referred through employee-assisted programmes).
The range of client work undertaken by Gill includes depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, self-worth issues, psychosexual problems and domestic violence. Her therapeutic approach is informed by her training and deep experience in a range of psychotherapeutic disciplines including systemic theory, CBT, mindfulness, NLP and psychodynamic theory.
I was going to transform my life and the universe this year by becoming vegan. I managed a week. Oops!
“ What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Kate began her professional life in the textile industry, where she rose to the position of Technical & Quality Manager for Cornwell Parker, a £90m organisation, before moving into business coaching and training over 14 years ago, with Dale Carnegie & Associates.
Today, Kate draws on both her first-hand experience of senior management within a major commercial organisation and her rich experience as a professional coach and trainer in order to work with senior individuals and groups in a range of national and international sectors including manufacturing, engineering, media, technology, aeronautics and government and the public sector.
In addition to holding qualifications in NLP, Executive Coaching and Leadership Mentoring, Kate is a certified Hogan administrator and certified Firo-B assessor and holds a National Certificate in Workplace Mediation.
I jumped around shouting “Kate, Kate!” at the top of my lungs when the ski instructor said “Make some noise.” Unfortunately, much to the amusement of the rest of the class, I’d missed the next bit of the instruction, which was “With your ski’s.” But, at least, none of them then forgot my name!
“Follow me, I’m right behind you” - Baden Powell
With experience gained from a variety of senior roles in a variety of sectors including financial, pharmaceutical and healthcare, Simon is a highly knowledgeable and commercially astute business coach and leader. He has worked in large corporate environments for over twenty years and has run his own human resources and organisational development consultancy for the past three years. His last role was as Head of People Experience for an FTSE 100 financial services business in the UK, while his current practice is focused on people and organisational development through executive coaching, with a particular emphasis on ensuring that business culture and systems are always able to support change and performance.
Simon is also Chair of the charity Leeds Mind. He leads the people and development sub-committee of this third sector organisation - as well as providing coaching, and acting in the role of ‘critical friend’, to the HR manager there on a pro-bono basis.
Simon holds an executive MBA and a masters degree in Personnel and Development and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
I’m an Essex boy! – shhhh not many people know that.
“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel” - Maya Angelou
As co-founder of The Meta Institute, one of the first licensed and accredited Coaching schools in Minnesota, and with a background that includes over 15 years as a Clinical Director and Family Therapist in New York City, Pat has a long history of leading organisations and individuals to success.
In addition to being a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Pat is trained in a variety of Leadership Models and holds Certifications in Business Management and Leadership from Tulane University. She is also a Master Practitioner of NLP, a Trainer and Master Hypnotherapist, Reiki Master, and Master Practitioner of Humanistic Neuro Linguistic Psychology.
In her work Pat aims to blend the very best of traditional and non-traditional practices in order to provide the most comprehensive and effective training programmes and coaching interventions available today. Pat currently divides her time between her role as a hospital-based Business Development and Training Manager in Integrative Medicine and her role as a specialist trainer and Leadership Development coach working both nationally and internationally. Her goal, always, is “to boost passion, motivation and resilience – to ignite the fire within and illuminate all possibilities!”
Pat once got talked into jumping off the roof of her house with an umbrella by her older sister in an attempt to play Mary Poppins. It didn’t go quite as well as it does in the movie!
“What pattern connects the crab to the lobster and the orchid to the primrose and all four of them to me, and me to you?” - - Gregory Bateson
Dieter spent 25 years working within the BBC on technical projects and programmes, responsible for the delivery of a number of high profile projects, recording studio builds and complex system installations. As his career working with others progressed, he developed a passion for enabling them to reach their full potential which ultimately led him to retrain as a coach.
Dieter Trained and certified as a coach (CPCC) with Coaches Training Institute and is Accredited (ACC) by the International Coaching Federation (ICF). His coaching style focuses on transformational change and looks at the whole person, not just the topic they want coaching on. In order to facilitate that change Dieter makes great use of the outdoors and often works with clients in inspiring and challenging environments. As a trained mountain bike guide he takes clients on adventures both physically, mentally and emotionally so that they can discover and build new resources through their own experiences.
He runs his own leadership development programme, Bespoke Leader Development, which focuses on cyclists in leadership roles and takes place in the glorious French Alps.
Never one to sit still for long he is always looking for fresh ways to grow, learn and develop – to get out of his comfort zone.
Dieter once stood on the top wing of a Boeing Stearman Bi-plane whilst it did loop-the-loops and other acrobatic manoeuvres in the sky!
"The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Alistair is a trainer with a passion for supporting change through the whole person – mind and body. Through years of working in both business and community contexts, he cares deeply about helping each person to redefine the boundaries of what’s possible for them. He trains with energy and enthusiasm balanced by sensitivity to what matters most for individuals.
Alistair has 25 years experience working for organisations including IBM, American Express and Royal & Sun Alliance. He led large global and European technology programmes, often heading up teams remotely and across cultural boundaries. Over 15 years, he co-developed and delivered training programmes for IBM and American Express in UK, Europe and USA. At IBM he was responsible for the ‘Top Talent’ programme dedicated to the development of their highest caliber technical personnel.
Alistair is an NLP Master Practitioner and is Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) accredited. He incorporates Embodied Leadership practices in his training. He is also an eco-psychologist, and where appropriate, will work with the natural world to support change in individuals.
Alistair reckons he may be the youngest person around to have witnessed The Beatles performing live. His parents took him to see them at the Brighton Hippodrome in 1963 – he was four at the time!
“Don’t ask, ‘Will this make me happy?’ but rather, ‘Does this path, this choice, make me larger or smaller?’ “ - James Hollis
All our coaches and trainers, without exception, commit to maintaining their work at optimal levels by participating in regular peer group and one-to-one supervision.
All our coaches and trainers, without exception, commit to maintaining their work at optimal levels by seeking out opportunities for continuing professional development – opportunities that may take the form of anything from further specialised training, to skills development workshops, to academic research.
All our trainers and coaches, without exception, commit to maintaining the highest standards of confidentiality. Notes will be stored securely and, when necessary, disposed of appropriately in full compliance with UK legislation. Further, our trainers and coaches undertake never to discuss client business in public places, or in anything but a totally secure and private setting. In addition, our trainers and coaches undertake never to discuss an individual client’s business with anyone but an authorised person within that client’s business, or with an authorised Anotherway colleague or associate.
Our commitment to honest and healthy relationships - between ourselves and with our clients.
All our coaches and trainers, without exception, commit to the following declarations:
I won’t ‘mind-read’ you; instead, I will trust you and take what you say at face value.
I will be honest with you, so that you can trust me and take what I say at face value.
I won’t rescue you; instead, I will treat you like an adult and give you accurate, appropriate and well-intentioned feedback.
I will endeavour, when talking to you and giving feedback, to be open-hearted and to have your best interests and wellbeing as my focus. I will trust you to do the same for me.
Emma Cahusac worked for more than 20 years as a television producer and filmmaker, before retraining as a coach and gaining an MSc in Occupational Psychology.
Her extensive experience in making documentaries has helped develop a keen sense of what the real story is within any organisation, allowing Emma to highlight the dominant narratives that define the organisational culture and to explore the range of personalities that play key roles within its hierarchy.
In coaching, Emma’s journalistic and observational skills are combined with unusual tact and diplomacy in dealing with contributors to any project. She also has extensive experience of working within large organisations, with senior positions both at Channel 4, as a commissioning editor, and at the BBC, as Series Producer of a popular long-running show. She has also run large creative and production teams in both the UK and the US.
Within the academic field Emma has written and researched widely on such subjects as the efficacy of coaching, gender & politics, work life balance, and the impact of interpersonal style and communication on career success and employee engagement. She has been published in academic journals and government reports and is currently researching her first book on the history of women in work.
Emma has been locked up in a Nigerian jail with Clive Anderson. But swears her innocence - and Clive's! - to this day.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” - Mark Twain.