The Development Alchemists


Lenni
George

Co-director with more than 25 years experience of training, facilitation and organizational development in over 50 countries

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Nat
Clegg

Co-director with particular interest in coaching psychology, team & business coaching, therapy and training

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Bronwen
Dietrich

Delivers training, facilitation, and coaching to businesses and professionals in both English and Italian

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Kirsty
Ramsbottom

Over 25 years of experience in education, training and coaching, working with many types of business

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Welcome to the Development Alchemists Ltd; We are a training, facilitation and coaching company with experience in the Private sector, Public sector and International development. So why “The Development Alchemists” ? Most people know that alchemy has something to do with turning base metal into gold and so could easily imagine our idea is to take every day organisations and turn them into something more precious…. True alchemists were actually less interested in riches and more interested in knowledge and enlightenment – Perceiving this as more valuable than gold...

Facilitation


Facilitation-v1 Socrates’s mother was a midwife and he compared his own work as a philosopher with the work of his mother as a midwife. Schwegler writes of Socrates: “his office was rather to help others bring forth thoughts than to produce them himself”

This is a perfect description of the role of a facilitator. By asking questions and creating space for participants to “bring forth” their ideas, participants can create their own data and in doing so, develop an understanding and level of commitment deeper than if they had been given the data by someone else (much in the same way, as Socrates observed from his mother’s work, we think our own children are more unique and amazing than anyone else’s). The process of facilitation is not always as easy as it appears and requires as much preparation as delivering a presentation or teaching. The facilitator needs to prepare a range of questions that will encourage exploration, the sharing of ideas and reflection.

imb-facilitationA good starting point is to develop open questions that invite participants to share their experience and views. This can then be followed up with more probing questions that are still open but a little more specific. Usually the final question is a closed reflective question, this helps participants clarify the point that has been reached and can be used by the facilitator to check out they have understood.

Another quality of the facilitator is to understand the group dynamic. This involves being able to recognise, classify and respond to the behaviours and norms demonstrated by a group. A gender dynamic that you may need to address is how women and men generally behave in the learning environment. Without making stereotypes, it is a common experience that some men will take up more “air time” than some women and often men will take on responsibility for feeding back from group work etc. This is a group dynamic issue that both women and men create. As a facilitator, you need to be aware of this potential and ensure you do not collude with reinforcing a stereotype about the behaviours and contributions of men and women in groups.

Effectively managing conflict and conflicting ideas is also a key component of facilitation. It is not necessary or desirable that people all agree, but it is important that participants can be respectful in asserting their differences. A part of the role of the facilitator is to maintain a respectful environment.

Facilitation-v2We update our facilitation practises by researching, developing and innovating new tools, techniques and approaches. We are strongly committed to continuous professional development as this forms the basis for maintaining a leading edge to our work. The cornerstone of successful facilitation of events, workshops and team retreats relies upon careful design and preparation. This is based on good team working, open communication and the requisite skills of managing group dynamics, strong listening skills and structured questioning techniques.

Schwegier A (1890) Handbook Of The History Of Philosophy (Kessinger Publishing’s Photocopy Edition) by Albert Schwegler, James H. Stirling (Translator) Publisher: Kessinger Publishing (Jul 2007)

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Training


Kolb’s Experiential Learning Cycle

Kolb’s Experiential Learning Cycle

We perceive and approach training as a process. Building on the work of David Kolb[1], we design our learning events to build on the prior knowledge and experience of the participants and undertake a journey of exploration, testing and experimentation to arrive at new learning and conclusions. By using Kolb’s learning cycle as the basis for our design, we can also acknowledge and speak to the four different learning preferences that will be present in the training room and cater for both introverted and extroverted learners alike. This ensures that each person will find some comfort zone during the learning event. We believe that drawing on the experiences of adult learners demonstrates respect and helps to build a trusting environment where people are relaxed and not defensive and can bring their honest thoughts and ideas into the room without fear of ridicule or judgement. We believe learning should be fun, but not at the expense of meeting the objectives of the learning event or the ambitions of individual learners. There is no reason (apart from lack of preparation) for learning to be boing, or for people to be subjected to long PowerPoint presentations.

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We are able to offer a great deal of experience in designing and delivering both face to face and distance learning activities and events. Here is a list of some of the things we already have experience of delivering, the list is not exhaustive, but gives an idea of our range;

  • Assertive skills
  • Business skills for artists and artisans
  • Change leadership and management
  • Coaching style of management
  • Communication skills
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Cross cultural competence
  • Equality and diversity
  • Gender mainstreaming and gender equality
  • Human Resource Management
  • Human Resource Development
  • Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Manager as a coach
  • Managing people and performance
  • Negotiation skills
  • Performance Management
  • Presentation skills
  • Stress and well being
  • Team development and team building
  • Time management
  • Training of trainers

Programmes vary between 0.5 days and up to ten days, often delivered in a modular format over a period of several months.

Kolb, D. (1984) Experiential Learning: experience as the source of learning and development, Englewood cliffs, prentice Hall

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Coaching


Coaching-v1Coaching is largely future oriented and helps the person recognise both the obstacles and options ahead of them. In turn this aims to support each person in making the choices and taking the actions to bring about their desired result. Some basic information about our coaching methods:

  • Coaching is usually a one to one relationship between a person and their coach.
  • Occasionally we are able to offer group coaching.
  • The one to one meetings can take place face to face, or via Skype, depending on your location.
  • Each session lasts between one and two hours.
  • The number and frequency of sessions are driven by the client, you will not be asked to have more sessions than you feel you want or need, however in our experience the average contract between coach and client lasts 6 months, depending on the quantity and complexity of the issues at hand.

To access one of our coaches please look through the coach profiles on the International Coaching Hub, this is not a “yellow pages” these are all coaches that we know and trust. We have worked, coached and trained with them and we are confident of their skills and abilities. If you see someone who might be a good coach for you, contact us at info@development-alchemists.com and we can arrange an opportunity for the coach of your choice to give you a call so you can decide if they are the right coach for you. We look forward in supporting you!

International Coaching Hub (ICH) Members

1- Nat, Lenni, Paul

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Italy


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Italy


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Wales

2 - Ho, Alex, Janice

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England



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France


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England

3 - Madei, Peter, Bronwen

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Botswana


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Peter
Italy/Barbados




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Bronwen
Italy

5 - Scarlett, Monica, Bamba

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Hong Kong


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Monica
Botswana


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Bamba
Senegal

6 - Enosh, Ita, Kirsty


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Kenya






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England






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Italy


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Work with the Mind


Zophiel is a sister company to The Development Alchemists. Through this company we focus our efforts in the therapeutic world, providing:

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Therapists We Work With


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A list of interesting professionals.

Paul Hughes

Paul Hughes DHP

Ho Law

Dr. Ho Law

Jenny Lynn

Jenny Lynn

Mike Rush

Mike Rush

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Transpersonal Coaching

There is the side to coaching which primarily deals with the clients whole nature, this is not do do with the mundane activities that we have to do or the stresses of conscious activities that we want to solve within a job or our relationships with others, this is about what lies within, surrounding and beyond the person. These elements are about what we essentially have become and what the person derives and aspires to. Ever had an experience that you cannot explain well, but are deeply connected to in some way? This is a clue to something that is important to your evolvement. In this type of coaching Transpersonal techniques are used so that the client can begin to surface this greater aspect of the Self. Once this starts to happen distinct and often quite remarkable things start to occur and the realisation of these things can be life changing. Transpersonal work is useful when people are trying to address patterns or issues which are not so obviously dealt with, it is a method which allows the person to grow in a sensitive yet deeply spiritual way.

Hypno-psychotherapy

Once the term “Hypnosis” is mentioned many believe that it is about either stage entertainment, influencing people to do things that present the person in an embarrassing situation or something spooky that is used against their will. Neither of this happens in true Hypnotherapy.

Hypnosis being used to support people’s well being is quite old, the ancient Greek sleep healing temple of Asklepios springs to mind here. The patient would clean and prepare themselves before their treatment by Asklepios in the Abaton. There he would whisper his intentions to them, based on their ailment or conditions. Later in history with a particular focus on Franz Mesmer, we can see that his initial belief in animal magnetism, magnetic fluid and the “natural tides” of the self opened an appreciation to the connectedness of the inner personality. However, as we recognise today, the success of his patients’ recovery was largely due to the environment he created, tools used, his h2 theatrical delivery and h2 personality that made him a successful healer. This supports the idea about the therapeutic relationship between therapist and client which is paramount to the client’s ability to self heal or recover. The power of suggestion can transform experience and helps the client be more open to clinical intervention.

Hypnotic methodologies are now accepted as a way to modify behaviour and this is used to help the client to modify their thinking and restructure their beliefs which may trigger unwanted ways of behaving. There is also a significant amount of questioning from the therapist to the client to help the client surface their solutions, this questioning can be linked all the way back to Socratic and Aristotelian systems. The union of hypnotic and psychotherapy techniques seem to comfortably merge together well and can address a range of psychological and medical conditions. This multimodal approach has been celebrated as a model for flexibility and effectiveness.

Hypnosis can greatly help when clients talk about a lack of meaning, unexplained anxiety or impending doom in their lives; hypno-psychotherapy provides us with a greater capacity to work with issues about dysfunction and diminished self-efficacy. It is interesting that the client has all the answers they need, the answers just need to reveal themselves from the sub-conscious to the conscious state.

Art Therapy

Why would Art be important in healing? Art, as Jung suggested, is the language of the Soul and this idea supports an approach by using art to help the client, this can be highly beneficial. Art therapy can be the act of making art which is therapeutic in itself, or it can be about using art in therapy; this can be producing art this can be producing art to reveal meaning or experiencing others art for discovery of personal meaning. This involves the therapist, alongside the client, questioning about made art by the client or observed responses to art that they interpret to elicit responses toward meaning. Art Therapy is these days used in conjunction with other techniques such as Person Centred, Gestalt and Narrative therapies. The significant reasons for us in using Art Therapy can support the client in being able to connect to and work with resolving emotional conflict, improved self-awareness, liberating creativity and to develop and further personal growth and evolvement.

Counselling and our approach

This is about being able to work with the client about specific concerns ; examples are stress, anxiety, loss and depression. This can often draw on the approaches mentioned above. Clients bring to us a variety of needs and concerns ; these, for example, can be the desire to lose weight – stop smoking – improve performance in sex, exams, relationships and sport, – remove the fear of other things and situations like spiders, closed spaces, from delivering speeches and presenting to audiences to fear of heights and many more, – reduce anxiety, – reducing being distracted – be able to control pain, – improve health and well being, such as IBS and panic attacks, and be able to cope with bereavement.

In all of this Nat, as an active artist as well as his therapeutic responsibilities and practice shares some of his ideas, art and thoughts, which can be accessed on the following blog when the moment takes him: www.natcleggart.blogspot.it

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Bronwen Dietrich


Bronwen DietrichBronwen was born in Nigeria and brought up in Senegal. She is an American citizen now living in Turin. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in both Political Science and International Studies from Macalester College, Saint Paul, MN, USA, and a MSc. in Management of Development from the Turin School of Development and the University of Turin, in Italy.

Her lifetime of international travel has contributed to her knowledge of English, French, Italian and Portuguese and has strengthened her ability to communicate across cultures.

She began her career working in communications and fundraising, gaining professional experience at the UNESCO offices in Dakar, Senegal and working with political think tanks, human rights organisations, and other NGOs. Later, she moved towards education both as a coordinator for student affairs, but also as a language teacher.

After gaining her Master’s in policy, programme, and project cycle management, she was able to combine her teaching interests with policy analysis during her tenure at the International Training Centre of the ILO where she worked specifically on developing learning activities, workshops and training materials.

Bronwen joined The Development Alchemists Ltd in 2014 where she delivers training, facilitation, and coaching to businesses and professionals in both English and Italian. Her work takes her across continents in the public, private and international sectors as she also continues to consult in policy, programme, and project development.
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Kirsty Jane Ramsbottom


Kirsty Jane RamsbottomKirsty grew up in the UK and has lived in Italy for over twenty years. She has over twenty-five years of experience in education, training and coaching , working with people of all ages and in many types of business.

In the past Kirsty worked as a teacher and a Director of Studies for The British Council and from there moved into training, principally in the education sector as a teacher trainer and then with a variety of businesses as a language trainer.

She has held seminars on teaching literature and writing English websites as well as holding many workshops on creativity, language learning and developing vocational skills. She has taught well received courses at a number of universities, including the University of Genova, The University of Torino and the Accademia delle Belle Arti in Turin.
Kirsty has facilitated meetings at UNHCR and worked as a trainer in the housing sector in the UK. She has advised on and written training manuals , brochures and sites for a number of major companies. Kirsty has a B.A.(Hons) in English Language and Literature, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language and is currently studying for a Masters degree in Coaching Psychology.

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Welcome to The Development Alchemists – Africa

Incorporated in 2015, The Development Alchemists – Africa, based in Gaborone, Botswana is our new sister company. The Development Alchemists have worked in sub-Saharan Africa since 1997 and has a strong commitment to the region. Our team is made up of women and men from the region, but also have a wider International perspectives and experience.

Our partners all bring their own experience to the field of development, many of them running their own businesses as well as supporting the development of new and growing businesses in the region. We are able to provide training, coaching, facilitation and organisational development consulting solutions. We are proud to offer our services in Africa. To find out more about The Development Alchemists Africa contact info@development-alchemists.com

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What we do


Training

We perceive and approach training as a process. Building on the work of David Kolb, we design our learning events…

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Coaching

The important issue in coaching is for the client to know what they think they need. Often this is part of the initial process…

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Facilitation

Socrates’s mother was a midwife and he compared his own work as a philosopher with the work of his mother…

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Work with the Mind

We recognise how importance our minds are, we also provide a variety of services about wellbeing and positive functioning…

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People we work with


Richard Lewis Communications

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Richard Lewis

Richard Lewis Communications: Cultural behaviour is the end product of millennia of collected wisdom, filtered and passed down through hundreds of generations and translated into hardened, core beliefs, values, notions and persistent action patterns. As such, a culture cannot be depicted satisfactorily at random or evaluated according to impressions or recent observations. The essential key to survival for a nation or cultural group.? Richard Lewis Communications, we have researched and analysed the national cultures of more than 100 countries and provide training in cross cultural competence.
www.crossculture.com

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e-Mentor

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e-Mentor

SME founded in the year 2004, within the Incubatore of the Politecnico di Torino, with the mission of encouraging the use of innovative technological solutions within learning processes. e-Mentor designs and implements knowledge-intensive solutions for the Education and Professional Training fields. We also partner with business schools and government institutions, both national and international, in order to design and develop e-learning and blended courses, as well as edutainment solutions, on topics such as entrepreneurship, idea development; social an organizational skills.
www.e-mentor.it

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George Smalling

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George Smalling

Prior to choosing to become an independent consultant George worked in the Public Sector for 17 years. He has a direct and engaging style and is skilled in the design and delivery/facilitation of individual, team and group learning interventions for use at various levels of an organisation.
George is qualified in Personnel Management, Training Management and holds and MA in Human Resource Management. He is a registered practitioner with the British Psychological Society and is qualified to administer, interpret and feedback Occupational Tests.

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ISTUD

ISTUD

ISTUD

ISTUD is an independent Business School that has a long history – more than 40 years – in the field of management education. It has an industrial heritage, it has been founded by companies and it belongs to companies: Angelini Group, Assolombarda, Chiesi Group, Elica Group, Ferrero Group, Generali Group, OMR, Sapio, Sea among the others. The main characteristic of ISTUD is to be focused on business and the real world issues with a customized and effective approach. ISTUD intends to be a new voice in the field of training and development for management, focussing its activities on the uniqueness.
www.istud.it

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Morag McGill

People

Morag McGill

Morag is a Coach Facilitator and Trainer with a passion for helping individuals and teams discover their defining characteristics and make the most of their potential, promoting not just performance but fulfilment! She takes a systemic, intercultural approach to projects and enjoys helping people and organisations give their best , whilst promoting understanding and cooperation. Born in Scotland, educated in the UK and in Australia she is currently based in Italy and is bilingual.


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MaxWorth Associates Limited

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MAL

MaxWorth Associates Limited (MAL) is a Kenyan Management, Research and Training Consulting firm established in response to the growing human capital management and institutional development challenges faced by public and private sector organizations including Civil Society and SMEs.
MaxWorth delivers value driven services to its clients through three divisions; Public Sector Reforms and Policy Advisory Division, Institutional Development and HR Advisory Services Division, and Training, Research and Capacity Building Division.

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Mostafa Mito

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Mostafa Mito

Trainer and consultant in: Business Plans, Marketing, E-Marketing Mostafa has conducted professional training for many corporations and organizations including USAID and ILO projects.? He has a proven track record in assisting private sector companies attain growth in sales and profitability by providing: Marketing /E-Marketing strategies and plans––re-positioning company products or services – Restructuring and establishing marketing departments. Mostafa lives in Cairo, Egypt and is bi-lingual in Arabic and English.

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MesoVision

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MesoVision

MesoVision Consultancy Limited is a multidisciplinary consultancy providing various premium services to the corporate as well as other clients. MesoVision has already served famous organizations like DHL, Chevron, Johnson Controls, CESCO, Moduspec, Yokogawa, Honeywell, Wagner CAT, Emerson and many more. MesoVision is based in Dhaka, Bangladesh and looking forward to expand in the region. In last three years MesoVision has achieved more than 1000% growth and growing consistently. For more information please visit MesoVision


Testimonials


What others have said…

I engaged the Development Alchemists, and Nat Clegg in particular, to carry out some coaching work with me. This revolved primarily around a personal focus although there was plenty of positive bleed into my working life and practices. I can say with some certainty that my time with Nat resulted in a very fundamental shift in my life. It really was an inspirational time for me.
Simon Nugent, CEO at Alemba
I first worked with Lenni George in 1996 when Lenni set up the “Learning Company”. Lenni has always been an effective and imaginative developer of people. I have commissioned work from Lenni on many occasions in the intervening years.I have always valued her ability to understand the requirements of the organisation and how people can make a contribution to organisational success.
Dr. Ita O’Donovan, Managing Director, Beech Grove Associates.
I participated in a training course given by the Development Alchemists, as part of the Summer Academy on Sustainable Entreprise Development, at the ILO International Training Centre in Turin from 21/06 to 02/07 2010. The course on “creative industries”, run by Lenni George and Nat Clegg , was the most stimulating and effective course of my 2 week training experience at the ITC, and certainly the most memorable I have been to in 15 years of workshop experiences. I would definitely recommend the Development Alchemist team and/or its individual members very highly.
Gaëla Roudy Fraser – Senior Livelihoods Officer, UNHCR Geneva
I’ve known Nat over several years – attending training workshops and periodic coaching. He’s an all-rounder. My experience has been one of learning consistently from a man with the highest integrity; ‘being present’ to his clients (“in the here and now”) and having a depth of insight as to what’s going on for an individual and in group dynamics. Nat has the capacity through his creativity and sense of fun to get to the heart of development issues and drive home in a positive way messages that need to be heard. It’s always been a pleasure.
Jonathan Horsfield – Alternative Energy at Warwickshire County Council
I conducted many training sessions throughout my career, I had the pleasure to work with Lenni in Egypt to conduct 6 full days of training to 2 different groups, to me Lenni has set a new standard in training, I was amazed by her training style and interpersonal techniques, which were highlighted by her ability to overcome language and cultural barriers in a foreign setting.
Mostafa Mito – Marketing Consultant & Trainer, Egypt
Lenni is a great trainer and meeting facilitator. I have enjoyed training with her for the last 15 years. Nat is a great coach and trainer, who stands at the forefront of ethically based professional coaching for teams and individuals. One great example of our work together was the training of business coaches and entrepreneurs in Botswana in December 2013.
Peter Tomlinson, Programme Manager, International Training Centre of the ILO
Coaching that helps becoming conscious of one’s potential.
Robin Poppe – Head, Learning and Communication at International Training Centre of the United Nations ILO
Lenni is a born facilitator and trainer who can break through the hardest skull to inpart knowledge. She is an icon when it comes to facilitation. I will recommend her for her devotion and self less service to humanity. Try her and you will not regret you did.
Sama Rene Anita – Project Coordinator at Mustard Seed Microcredit Project

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The Development Alchemists LTD

VAT Number: 875 2598 75

Registration Number: 5425884

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Byfield Road,
Priors Marston, Southam
Warwickshire - CV47 7RH
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Nat Clegg


Nat Clegg
Nat was born in the UK and began his career in teaching and moved into the management of schools and working to build vibrant communities before joining The Development Alchemists in 2006. His work today takes him all over the world where he specialises in coaching and coaching psychology. Nat has worked at policy level in several countries helping governments develop their policies in relation to education and the transition from school to work. He has also worked with many United Nations Agencies, providing facilitation, training and coaching services. Nat provides training in leadership and management, change and transition and specialises in team building and team development, where he is able to use his creative talents to design enjoyable retreats for whole teams that want to improve their performance, relationships or service delivery.

He has worked extensively across both public and private sectors and in a wide range of International settings. Having established his own business in the Creative Industries sector, Nat has worked with micro, small and medium enterprises owned by artists, musicians and writers in Egypt and across the SADEC region of Africa.

Nat has a strong commitment to equality and works toward this by providing training in developing gender equality. Nat was responsible for the development of the EU/ILO toolkit on Breaking Gender Stereotypes, which is a practical guide for HR managers and enterprise owners to improve their businesses by making the most of the talent they already have within their enterprise and a part of the evaluation team for the GENIS Lab EU project addressing gender equality in the world of science and technology.

Nat graduated with a distinction for his Masters in Coaching Psychology and is a qualified hypno – psychotherapist, he is now embarking on his PhD in Coaching Psychology. Nat Clegg

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History & Hypnotherapy


Hypno-Psychotherapy has had a turbulent history. Despite unstable beginnings the practice has developed, formed its definition and refined its purpose and can add value to modern coaching practise. I believe that it is important when applying techniques as potent as hypnosis to be supported by an unders tanding of psychology as Heap states that,

“it is crucial that the application of hypnosis in clinical practise is based on a sound, scientifically informed understanding of the subject, grounded in mainstream psychology and its related disciplines.”

Stairway to Harmony

Freud’s renowned work and exploration gave rise to other significant therapists namely Jung and Adler, Jung’s approach to the psyche rests at the source of psychological opposites; the reconciliation of these, and from this any resolution. These days is accepted that this seeds a variety of possibilities rather than just three. His interest in synthesizing the opposites is dominant to his work (Dryden, 2011). He also significantly raised the notion of the transcendent, the self as symbol, archetypes and the collective unconscious to name but a few of his interests. His methods also gave rise to mystical, religious and spiritual elements in psychology, which caused an academic rebuff at the time. Despite this, his beliefs gave authorisation for the contemporary use of imagery and metaphorical tools and techniques that we may find useful in current hypnotherapy. Later, Adlerian therapy approaches another important element, that being unconditional positive regard for the client. The Adlerian therapist feels equal to any human being and in turn engenders authentic respect for the person they are treating. This moves the client from being a subject to being human.

 

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Lenni George


Lenni GeorgeLenni grew up between the UK and Cyprus and now lives in Italy. She has more than twenty years experience of facilitation, training organisational design and development. In the past, Lenni worked for the United Nations on a range of issues supporting the Secretary General’s Reform process. In particular, Lenni worked on leadership and capacity development for successful public-private partnerships.

Lenni’s work within the private sector has spanned working with multinationals such as Xerox and Pirelli and the finance sector, to developing the capacity of small businesses, especially in developing and emerging economies. She has written and published programmes for small enterprise growth. She has also worked with the public sector, particularly in organisational development and leadership and performance management.

Her background in Human Resource Management provides the basis for designing and delivering training in many of the so-called “soft skills” such as leading change negotiation skills, conflict resolution, and effective communication. Lenni has always taken an interest in equality and diversity training, which lead to her work in multi and cross-cultural competences. Her International experience is extensive; Lenni has worked in more than 30 countries and with more than 170 nationalities. Lenni became an associate partner of Richard Lewis Communications and is licensed to teach the Lewis model of cross-cultural competence.

Lenni has a Masters degree in Training and Organisational Development and is currently researching international dimensions to capacity development for her doctoral thesis.
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Therapists We Work With


Paul Hughes DHP

Resolve

Paul Hughes
Paul is an academic assessor and trainer for the National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy, one of the foremost hypnotherapy training organisations in the country. The people who trained me had enough confidence in me to ask me to join the team. I’m happy to do it because I enjoy the experience and because I think that people need to be seen by ethical and well-trained hypnotherapists. You deserve the best hypnotherapy available. You deserve to be rid of your problems, for good.

A client in Wallingford once asked Paul: ”don’t therapists get tired of hearing about other people’s problems?

Paul replied, “I don’t feel like that at all because I don’t see my clients as people with problems, unable to cope. I see people and their qualities.” There are lots of people in who had hypnotherapy in Reading, Oxford, Didcot, Thame or Wallingford and who now feel happier about themselves and their lives as a result.

Dr. Ho Law

Empsy Ltd

Ho Law
Ho is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist, Member of The British Psychological Society (BPS); Chartered Scientist, Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, an international practitioner in psychology, coaching, mentoring and psychotherapy. Registered to practise psychology for a range of psychological services, regulated by Health Professions Council (HPC). Ho also consult internationally and is a first equality advisor to the Assistant Permanent Under Secretary of State in the Home Office.

Ho has more than 25 years experience in the UK central government and private practice. He is highly energetic, creative, analytical and passionate about his work. Ho is director of Empsy® , a leading social enterprise in empowerment psychology offering the highest quality services in psychology, coaching, consulting and training to individuals, organisations and communities with ethics of social and environmental responsibility.

Jenny Lynn

Open Mind Therapy

Jenny Lynn
Jenny owns The Open Mind Therapist which provides personal development workshops, supervision and training for therapists and coaches. She works with those who are tired of delivering models, protocols and systems and wants and does work more authentically.

Jenny is a Transpersonal Therapist, Intuitive Coach and Personal Development Mentor, Trainer, Author, Speaker and Buddhist of 30 years. Her style is insightful, intuitive, authentic and challenging, inspiring therapists to become leaders of authenticity.

Mike Rush

Esoteric Experience

Mike Rush
Mike has also studied with the National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy who additionally has a special interest in anomalous, religious, and spiritual experiences. Mike assists with the work of the Spiritual Crisis Network (SCN), and is currently the Vice-Chair of the Alister Hardy Society for the Study of Spiritual Experience (AHSSSE).

After graduating from his first degree in Biomedical Science, Mike progressed with an MA in Religious Experience, his thesis centred on Spiritual Experiences in Western Esotericism. Mike’s interests urged him further to study and complete a PGDip in Consciousness & Transpersonal Psychology at Liverpool John Moores University.

Mike loves writing and has had several papers and reviews published in the Journal for the Study of Spirituality, the Journal of Near-Death Studies, Paranthropology, the Journal of Exceptional Experiences & Psychology, De Numine, and by the Religious Experience Research Centre. He is a member of the AHSSSE, the BPS Transpersonal Section, the Association for Transpersonal Psychology, and the International Association for Religious Freedom.

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