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Our team: Team


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

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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.

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.

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Kathryn Wakefield

Associate Consultant

Kathryn has been a freelance coach and consultant for over 10 years, raising the level of consciousness in the organisations she works with. She has 20+ years of experience in successfully managing business change as a leader or as a coaching and behavioural change specialist. She brings experience from household brands in a diverse range of industries, including FMCG, financial services, retail, professional services and national charities.

Well known for co-creating systemic interventions that nurture individual, group and team insights resulting in learning, engagement and behavioural change. She is an instinctive and solution-focused executive coach and facilitator, who’s passion is illuminate leaders, managers, teams and group’s individual and collective wisdom in every situation, so we can all benefit from healthier futures.


Areas of expertise

  • Executive & leadership coaching

  • Group facilitation

  • Coaching skills and training

  • Resilience & wellbeing

  • Organisational & cultural change

  • Personal change & career transitions

  • Management & leadership development


Read more on her LinkedIn profile.

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Adina Bratescu

Associate Consultant and Founder of Core Ideals

Adina is a professional executive coach and an experienced business executive. Through her extensive business experience working in a dynamic international corporate environment for 15 years, she successfully led global sales operations and change management projects in 60 countries. Through her experience of people management and of developing geographically-dispersed teams, Adina became passionate about people development, connection and culture. This passion led her to a second professional chapter, coaching and consultancy. For the last 6 years, Adina has specialized in leadership and team development, providing over 600 coaching hours and consulting services for professionals, executives and teams from various industries: B2B, transportation, academia, FMCG, NGO, public services. Adina is focused on creating an engaging and positive space for her clients to explore their unlimited potential, so they can lead with clarity, confidence and compassion in a world of constant changes. 


Areas of expertise

  • Corporate Executive Coaching

  • Management & Leadership Development

  • Women Leadership Development

  • Team Facilitation and Coaching

  • Team Development

Read more on her LinkedIn profile.

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