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Martin Jones

Executive Director of Workforce and Organisational Development, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Martin is a public service leader whose career in the National Health Service spans approaching 35 years, over half of which has been in Executive Director positions. He has held three distinct executive portfolios - Executive Director of Operations and Performance Management and then Chief Executive (North West Wales NHS Trust) and for the past 8 years has been Executive Director of Workforce and Organisational Development at the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.


Ian Govier

Senior Leadership Development Manager, Welsh Government

With over fifteen years of dedicated facilitation, coaching and mentoring experience across all sectors, Ian has a successful track record of working with individuals and multi-professional teams to create and build relationships that produce effective results and purposeful change. His professional background is in nursing, education and leadership development and, for the last thirty years, he has worked in a wide variety of organisational settings and held several senior leadership and management positions. Ian is an active member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council as well as the UK Association for Coaching and has presented many innovative papers on leadership, coaching and mentoring at a variety of UK and European conferences.

Jenny Williams

Jenny Williams Coaching

I am a certified coach, NLP Master Practitioner and Enneagram Practitioner.
Prior to coaching, I worked at a senior level for 17 years in marketing and sales in the UK and globally, where I was the Global Creative Director for Nokia. I also worked for Mars Confectionery and News International.

I wrote “The Millennial World” helping both Millennials (Under-33s) and Non-Millennials to be able to flex their styles and succeed in the workplace and now work with organisations helping them to enable their Millennials to flourish. I also co-authored the book “What Is My Type?” based on understanding personality types using the Enneagram and how this can be applied to the workplace.

Sara Lodge

Director, Beehive Coaching and Leadership Development Ltd

Sara Lodge is co-director of Beehive and an experienced consultant, facilitator, coach and coach supervisor. She's had a varied career, including living and working overseas in Zimbabwe and Japan, teacher of communication theory and officer on the police fast-track, before focusing on organisational learning. Between 1999 and 2006 Sara trained as a clinical Transactional Analyst (TA), running a private therapy practice in North Wales for four years as a trainee. TA remains the underpinning methodology behind her coaching and supervisory approach.


Hubristic Leadership and the Role of the Coach - Moira Morgan

Senior Manager, Career Management and Personal Development, Academi Wales

Hubris is a particular form of narcissism; it creates a particular kind of toxicity and is evoked by a certain trigger - power. It can cause terrible damage to: individuals, teams, organisations, communities and whole nations. We are all vulnerable to its grip but we will see how some are more vulnerable than others.

This workshop covers:

  • What kind of offerings could a coach make in such an environment?
  • Would you be able/willing/have a ‘mandate’ to coach a hubristic leader? What would be your modus operandi?
  • How would you help a coachee who is on the receiving end of hubristic behaviour and /or part of a hubristic culture?

Moira Morgan is the Career/ Personal Development Manager in Academi Wales. She has been offering her unique brand of coaching and facilitation since 1991 when she joined the NHS. She studied Mindfulness at Bangor University and has been a practitioner and teacher for nearly ten years. Moira developed an interest in hubris after a ‘close encounter’, and went on to research the phenomenon and develop this workshop. Moira is also a Certified NLP Trainer, has a passion for the performing arts, and performs and records as singer and songwriter.

Applied Positive Psychology - Mike Lewis


The idea that success flows from happiness is one of the core principles of Positive Psychology. If you would like to know the one, free, daily activity that can improve productivity by up to 35% or how increasing the ratio of positive communication can impact the way we work and make people happier, this session is for you. In this interactive workshop we will explore a range of proven, practical and easy to use techniques that you can apply daily in the workplace to develop satisfaction and success, embed new behaviours and give more effective feedback. Examples of application will be offered throughout.

Mike Lewis has been working within public services for just over 30 years. He originally qualified as a social worker specialising in the childcare field within child protection, youth justice and with children and young people who were looked after. He has held a range of management posts with Action for Children, Save the Children and the Welsh Refugee Council.

In 2013 he established his consultancy Hawliau which focuses on ethics, values and rights within public services. He is a visiting lecturer at the School of Social Work at Cardiff University and at the University of Lapland . As well as delivery of training and facilitation much of his current work focusses on facilitating values based conversations in organisations.

In introduction to Coaching Supervision - Marian Evans

Managing Director, Elevate BC Ltd

This workshop is designed to offer a brief introduction and overview to Coaching Supervision. During the session we will cover the following aspects: 1) What Coaching Supervision is 2) Why it's important 3) Overview and demonstration 4) The different types of Coaching Supervision and 5) How to prepare and get the most from your Supervision.

Marian is one of only five Fellows of the Institute of Leadership and Management in Wales. She is an experienced Director, Non-Executive Director and Businessperson with a strong background in financial services. Marian is also a Chartered Broker and seasoned property investor and has supported businesses of all sizes across the UK. Specialising in managing risk and maximising performance, Marian uses her first-hand experience, knowledge and connections to empower and enable ambitious executives and businesses.

Described in 2015 as one of Wales’ top ‘Movers and Shakers’ (WalesOnline), Marian continues to work as an Executive Coach, Mentor and Business Consultant around her other commitments, through her consultancy Elevate BC.Marian is also proud to serve as a mentor on the WomenOnBoards UK mentoring panel, helping to encourage more individuals into the Boardroom.

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