aka our "partners in crime" and trusted friends we enjoy working with

Tímea Kristóf

Founder and Chief Disruptor at Gekko Consulting

Tímea is talent and organisational development leader with 20+ years of experience in successfully managing learning & leadership development and various learning portfolios in multi-cultural environments. She brings experience from FMCG, IT, gaming / entertainment, manufacturing, renewable energy, healthcare & nonprofit industries. She is an intuitive and result-oriented executive & team coach with a passion to develop senior leaders, new line managers and team performance. She enjoys challenging the status quo, driving change and working in an environment that engenders innovation and empowers employees to bring their authentic self to work.

Tímea's coaching and facilitation style is holistic and integrative. She is gentle and firm, has a "no-bullshit" style and uses her intuition to get to the bottom of things. She engages and ignites transformation, passion and creativity in her clients.

Read more on her LinkedIn profile.

Richard Gower

Founder and Chief Outdoor Officer at Gekko Consulting

Richard is a highly experienced change leader in a Senior Manager role at Mars Inc, with 25+ years of experience. He has a reputation for high quality, collaborative delivery of projects, programs and strategy development on a global scale. He has extensive experience of Project, Program and Portfolio Management with certifications in PMP, MSP, MoP and NLP and proven experience of implementing industry leading practices in challenging, fast moving environments. 


Richard is an outdoor enthusiast: a runner, a cyclist, a trekker and a general mud-lover. He loves finding adventures in new places and sharing them with others. 


Richard is the walking group leader on Gekko's outdoor coaching programs. His role is to keep the group safe, on track and inspired by the environment.

Read more on his LinkedIn profile and his website.

Sarah Maliphant

Associate Consultant and Founder of More to Mountain Retreats

Sarah's professional experience began with 16+ years in Industry, leading change management, strategy development and supporting the development of individuals in their careers.


For the last 15 years, she has specialised in coaching, providing individual space for leaders and entrepreneurs to explore their strengths and how they use them. She is the founder of a Wellbeing coaching retreat in the Brecon Beacons, where environment and coaching combine to create a natural, respectful space for exploration and movement towards objective.


Sarah supports an authentic exploration of what truly matters to each individual she works with, and practical alignment of that to their working environment.


Read more on her LinkedIn profile.

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Katherine Ray

Associate Consultant and Founder of Talentology Consulting

Katherine is an experienced management and leadership coach who has worked with clients at all levels from graduates, new managers, senior leaders and Heads of Departments. Having graduated with a BSc Hons in Psychology and Sociology and a MA in Human Resource Management, her career to date spans 17 years. Katherine’s knowledge and experience derives from holding a series of senior HR roles working in dynamic and fast paced FMCG and Media organisations such as Diageo, Warner Bros, BSkyB and Unilever.


Currently Katherine runs her own consultancy called Talentology Ltd helping organisations grow and develop their people. Since setting up Talentology Ltd, Katherine has been working with a number of different organisations across different sectors including financial services on a number of different initiatives ranging from talent management, leadership development, diversity and inclusion, coaching and mentoring.

Katherine’s coaching style is heuristic by holding the client completely capable of finding their own answers to whatever challenges they face by being supportive, encouraging, empowering yet challenging and pragmatic. She describes herself as a coach-mentor by providing guidance and advice where necessary.


Read more on her LinkedIn profile.

Kathryn Wakefield

Associate Consultant


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Read more on her LinkedIn profile.

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