About Us

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I am Emma Walker-Cotton, founder and Managing Director of Causeway Consulting. I have worked as a
consultant across many different sectors. My work has been described as inspirational and life changing by organisations I’ve worked with.

As an organisational development specialist and executive coach, I have a passion to support organisations and individuals to fulfil their potential. I believe people management is a straightforward task, people just need the confidence, inspiration and right tools to do it.

Before setting up this business I worked as a Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development, successfully leading large teams, designing award winning Leadership Programmes and HR Strategies.

I have an MSc in Organisational Psychology, which has given me a good understanding of different organisational cultures, what makes them effective, and how to create the right work place climate so that people want to fully engage and perform to the best of their ability.

I am qualified in running psychometric testing and registered with the British Psychological Society.

When working with you I will be direct, honest, ask challenging questions and design bespoke programmes that will enable you and your organisation make deep seated lasting changes.

IMG_1647I am Ruth Walker-Cotton, a founding director of Causeway Consulting.  I have extensive project management experience and have successfully written and implemented strategies and managed major projects within the NHS, Housing and charity sectors. My skills are enhanced by APM Project Management qualifications and membership. I am experienced in people management and love designing and implementing systems and processes to ensure clarity and efficiency.

I undertake project management work for Causeway, supporting businesses to improve their strategic and resource planning,  and working with them as they go through organisational change.  I have successfully improved performance in a variety of sectors, through setting targets in partnership with key stakeholders and achieving them successfully.

I am also business manager for the company.

 

Here is an introduction to some of the associates we work with:

Larry Reynolds

Larry Reynolds mugshotLarry is an expert on authentic leadership. He has designed, delivered and evaluated leadership development programmes for a wide range of organisations including The Co-operative Group, European Investment Fund, Kingston University, Next, Save the Children, Simpson Group and Stryker.

As judge of the Training Journal leadership awards he is responsible for assessing the very best leadership programmes delivered each year by UK based companies.

Larry has 25 years’ experience of developing leaders and managers through coaching, facilitation and training. He has worked in a wide range of organisations in the private and public sector. Larry is particularly interested in the coaching process. In his most recent book Courageous Conversations (to be published in 2015 by Troubador) he explores alternatives to the GROW model, which place more emphasis on enabling the coachee to gain new perspectives on their current situation in order to generate more creative alternatives for action.

Maggie Shannon

Maggie works with people to help them gain focus, create the time and space to think through problems and issues, and be able to find their own ways of resolving them. Her approach to coaching and leadership development is based on understanding that her clients are resourceful people who already have the answers. She will work with them to support their exploration of ideas, challenge their assumptions, and enable them to make progress.

Maggie has a background in social housing, working at a senior executive level and leading on transformational and cultural change. She has also held a number of non-executive roles on boards of charities and housing organisations, and is interested in helping individuals, teams and organisations to thrive and improve.

Caroline Oubridge

Caroline

Caroline specialises in training and advising organisations on how to explain who they are, what they do and why it matters.  She offers training in communications, writing effectively and creating case studies that count. She can assist people to communicate more confidently and put brand values into action.

She started out making community programmes for BBC local radio before working in press and communications for national charities for over 15 years.  For her the task of engaging the people you want to reach comes down to understanding their interests, identifying the best route to reach them and then delivering a good story.

Caroline always delivers training that is informative, enjoyable and practical and has recent clients have included the Alzheimer’s Society,  Kirklees Council and Wrexham County Borough Council.