Transforming STEM experts into business savvy leaders
We are a specialist company with the mission to support STEM experts to become business savvy leaders and to accelerate their careers - a key competitive advantage for any technical based company.
We offer a variety of services which we will mix and match to give you the best fit and value for your company. These services are introduced below:
Business skills workshops
We have found that technical experts want to have training in business skills - so that they can communicate their ideas in a business context. So we are offering bespoke workshops to kick start developing these business skills! These workshops are unique, one day courses designed to build commercial awareness, strategic and financial analytical skills as well as communicating technical proposals to non technical stakeholders.
Coaching for Technical Experts
'Cogito ergo evolvere' - I think therefore I develop!
Coaching and mentoring is now in demand as the best option for accelerating careers and developing skills. Our Coaching is designed specifically for experts in areas such as IT, finance, engineering, science or medicine. It is ideal for those who are combining their expert roles with management and business roles and want to work 1:1 with a coach to develop their own approach, style and effectiveness as a leader.
For technical experts, career progression requires developing the soft skills - being able to lead a team, work collaboratively with others, be resilient, flexible and manage themselves. Training can be an excellent tool to develop these skills and we offer both group courses and individual bespoke options that will fit well with those at various stages in their careers and experience
"As CEO of a trade association, with a small team, I have a high profile but small resource in terms of strategy/business development advice. Caroline has enabled me to focus on challenges, past, current and future; think through my strategy, both short and long term and ensure that I am able to present my thoughts clearly and coherently to the Board and, more importantly, to myself” - Ruth Evans, OBE. CEO of the BFBi
"In starting a new executive role at the MAGB I had numerous challenges including moving to flexible working, home based and part time. Caroline's coaching in the first year proved invaluable in helping me see things from multiple angles and to successfully transition into the role. She helped me focus on delivering client needs while keeping my own life in check” - Dr Julian South, CEO Maltsters Association of Great Britain
"When preparing for a step up into a management position in an unfamiliar field, Caroline's coaching was invaluable in allowing me to prioritise my thoughts and to develop an effective professional action plan. With her down to earth, pragmatic coaching style, Caroline helped me to focus on visualising the challenges to come, resulting in a smoother transition into my new role” - Dr Chris Rice, Business Development Manager at Arctec
'Caroline’s group coaching sessions have provided me with the insight to lead teams and manage projects in much smarter way than I used to do before. I would highly recommend Caroline’s knowledge and delivery of engaging sessions to anyone in a managerial capacity or business development role.' Dr Satinder Braar, Specifications Manager, Campden BRI
'Caroline is a wonderful coach. She is the ideal balance of warm, supportive and challenging. She has helped me think much more clearly about our strategic challenges, and how to approach them. She has also been invaluable in helping me to reflect about what and how I communicate as a leader, and increasing my self-awareness.
I highly recommend Caroline to anyone who is looking for an experienced and insightful coach.'
Janet Thorne, CEO Reach Volunteering
“We met Caroline at an exciting but chaotic moment in the first year of setting up a business. As an engineer and a scientist, we were so busy with day-to-day commitments that we were finding it hard to prioritise development of a longer term business strategy. Caroline’s unique business coaching style and broad scientific background, combined with her wealth of industry experience, has been invaluable for our early-stage company to develop. Her career as a woman in STEM industries continues to provide inspiration for us.” - Dr Cathy Rushworth Curran & Jack O’Byrne, Directors and Co-founders, Liquid Vision Innovation Ltd.
Caroline’s expertise is invaluable, her coaching style is very flexible and professional, she gives you all the tools to focus on your goals in an articulate manner and teaches you the methodology to develop within yourself and your role. – Meryem Ozbiloglu, Senior HR Manager, WorldSkills UK
“Moving between companies and from a non-management role to a role which involved managerial skills, Caroline’s expertise was invaluable for me to develop the nessary skill set I needed to make the move successfully.” Dr Hajo Roozendaal, Group Leader Analytical Beer and Beverage Analysis, Campden BRI