Academi Wales

Llywodraeth Cymru
Welsh Government

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Jo Hicks

Director, Academi Wales

Jo has over 20 years' experience in Leadership and Organisation Development across both the public and private sectors, and is currently Director of Academi Wales, and a Deputy Director within Welsh Government.

As part of her all-Wales role, Jo leads a team of internal and external leadership practitioners and consultants, focusing on and supporting Chief Executives, Boards, Executive Teams, Senior Professionals and public appointed officials.

Jo’s responsibilities include developing new and innovative programmes and opportunities that build leadership and organisational development capacity and capability across Welsh public services.

Jo is an experienced trainer and facilitator, holding a range of postgraduate qualifications and professional memberships in development and learning. Having trained at Harvard on the areas of leadership and management, Jo is an accredited 360º, mental toughness and emotional intelligence feedback coach.

Jo has represented her country at the Young Leaders Forum in Sydney, Australia; at the G20Y Summit in Montreux, Switzerland and the Harvard Behaviour Exchange Conference 2016. Jo is an accredited 360º, mental toughness and emotional intelligence feedback coach.


Linda Aspey

CEO, Coaching for Leaders, and Global Faculty, Time to Think

Listening to Liberate – The Gift of Attention

This is an interactive session which will explore a powerful way of liberating your coachee and their thinking, and at the same time, liberating you and your coaching by creating a Thinking Environment. The Thinking Environment comprises of ten “Components” which add value and quality of thinking. It was developed by Nancy Kline and it can transform coaching, day to day conversations, team meetings, customer interactions, even whole organisational cultures!

Founder and MD of Coaching for Leaders, Linda is an executive coach, facilitator, supervisor, therapist and HR strategist working over the past 30 years with pioneering leaders, teams and other coaches to create thriving relationships and organisations. Through supporting people to develop their independent thinking, decision-making and relationship building skills, they can clarify and achieve their personal and professional visions.

A qualified Time to Think Coach, Facilitator and Consultant, Linda has studied with Nancy Kline for the past ten years, and is a member of the Time to Think Global Faculty, teaching, qualifying and supervising others to do this transformational work.

David Tee

Director of the University of South Wales Coaching and Mentoring Centre and Professional Lead for Coaching

David Tee will open this session with a brief summary of the coaching industry in Wales, including its engagement with supervision. We will then explore some of the strengths and limitations of peer supervision, considerations for making groups successful and how it can effectively be used to complement traditional supervision approaches. The session will be highly interactive and participatory.

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