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About Us

Mike Roarty

Director

E: mike@sfleadership.co.uk

Mike Roarty coaches and trains leaders, teams and organisations to achieve their goals and to be engaged, motivated and fulfilled in the way they achieve them.

Style and Strengths

My customers tell me that they really value how I balance a focus on results with a sense of fun. This is based on my belief that we achieve more when we enjoy what we do. All the evidence on engagement tells us that this is a fact. So my leadership development, team coaching and organisational development projects always seek to inspire and entertain as well as to deliver results.
My top 3 strengths are Creativity, Results Focus and Strategic Thinking.

What I offer

Many years experience with individual leaders, their teams, whole departments and the wider organisation allows me to offer my customers a holistic systemic approach, specifically designed to meet their own unique goals and challenges. This may show itself for instance in offering multi-level interventions across the organisation to build a more strengths focused culture in order to support and maintain transformational change. I offer the individual leader an approach that clarifies and strengthens their own unique values and abilities, helps them build the mindset that delivers results and inspiration, and at the same time takes account of their career aspirations and personal development.

Background

My career began in the music business where I spent 10 years in creative and managerial roles. This was followed by 10 years in the mental health field developing a number of brand new services, and coaching and training the staff who provided them. For the last 15 years I have worked freelance in coaching, training, leadership and organisational development. In that time I have worked with numerous organisations in a variety of sectors: healthcare, insurance, finance, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, local and regional government and the voluntary sector.

Clients worked with include

NHS, Oxford Instruments, AbbVie, Oxford University, Barclays, Southampton University, Veolia, Wrigley Mars, Abbott Diabetes Care, Kingston University, Royal Sun Alliance, HomeStart, Mind, Help The Aged, Mencap.

Qualifications and Publications

  • MA (Distinction) Coaching and NLP (Kingston University)
  • Chartered member of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (Chartered MCIPD)
  • Member of the Association for Coaching (MAC)
  • Diploma in Coaching Supervision
  • Master NLP Practitioner and Certified NLP Trainer
  • Certified practitioner for MBTI (Step 1), ASSESS systems
  • Certified practitioner for Realise2 and Strengthscope strengths identification tools
  • Co-author of The Strengths-Focused Guide to Leadership, published in October 2014

What I’m passionate about

With two grown up sons, my wife have now begun our ‘bucket list’ travels, so far to the pyramids and the Grand Canyon, and with the Great Wall of China next on the list. I write and record music – just for fun rather than for a living as I used to do. My wife and I foster hearing dogs in training and enjoy all the hiking and walking that accompanies that hugely rewarding role.

Kathy Toogood

Director

E: kathy@sfleadership.co.uk

Kathy Toogood is a very experienced and highly inspiring Executive Coach, trainer and facilitator.

Style and Strengths

I believe I bring a very commercial, practical and inspirational approach to my strengths based leadership development and coaching interventions. I have an intuitive understanding of how to leverage human potential and achieve transformational change and I combine this with an enthusiastic and motivational style.
My top 3 strengths are Developer, Enthusiasm and Self-confidence.

What I offer

My work with leaders focuses on helping leaders build strengths that will enable them to achieve high performance for themselves and through their teams. With a broad knowledge of leadership development theory and practice, I support clients by offering a varied range of creative developmental approaches which are always underpinned by a strengths focused philosophy as their base in order that interventions improve individual effectiveness and capability and drive business results. I especially enjoy the challenge of helping people make sense of the complexity that surround them and find the energy and clarity to proceed to a successful outcome.

Background

My career began as a Personnel and Training Professional, acquiring 13 years’ senior retail management experience for leading companies including Marks and Spencer plc. I have subsequently spent over 16 years in a coaching, training and consulting role, working for an wide range of large organisations spanning finance, manufacturing, retail, utilities, service industries and the public and charitable sectors.

Clients worked with include

Whitbread/Premier Inn, BMI Healthcare, HSBC, British Airways, Orange, NIHR, NHS, Barclays, EBRD, Veolia, Accenture, Wrigley Mars, AbbVie, Abbott Diabetes Care, BAA, Möet Hennessy, Legal & General, Kingston University, Affinity Water.

Qualifications and Publications

  • MA (Merit) Coaching and Mentoring Practice (Oxford Brookes University)
  • BA (Hons) Business Studies
  • Master NLP Practitioner and Breakthrough coach
  • Certified practitioner for MBTI (Step 1 & 2), ASSESS systems, OPQ psychometric tools
  • Certified practitioner for Realise2, Strengthscope, SDI strengths identification tools
  • Certified practitioner for EQi emotional intelligence assessment tool
  • Research paper published in Journal of Evidence-Based Coaching and Mentoring – June 2012
  • Co-author of The Strengths-Focused Guide to Leadership, published in October 2014

What I’m passionate about

In my spare time I love socialising and spending time with my rather large family: my husband, son, daughter and three stepdaughters. I have a passion for travelling and also maintaining my level of health and fitness and I especially love being able to combine all of these things! For example, in 2013, I visited Peru and with friends, walked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

What’s Important To Us

If you know what’s important to someone you can predict their behaviour. Our values drive our behaviour. You’ll get a good idea of what working with us will mean from our values:

Integrity

Treating people with respect and honesty comes top of our list.

Results

We are here to get you the results that we agree on. That’s our constant focus.

Partnership

We will achieve the best  results possible if we  establish a way of working  with you that feels like an  effective and enjoyable  partnership.

Creativity

We see every customer as unique. We use our creative strengths to design interventions that take account of your unique situation.

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