Our team consists of a variety of experts working across all aspects of employee wellbeing, performance and development.
Before setting up Realise, Alice worked for over 10 years as a corporate strategist in a number of leading organisations. It was through this experience that the idea for Realise was formed. Alice saw too often that businesses suffer due to inefficient working practices and jaded teams. Set up to change that, Realise tackles big and broad issues relating to workplace performance.
Alice is a highly experienced facilitator and continues to lead many of our sessions. She is obsessive about making sure our services and materials equip employees and businesses with everything they need to make positive changes.
Carolyn is a leading member of the Realise team, involved in both the design and delivery of our sessions. Her expertise lies in the area of ‘productivity’, showing people how they can work better and more effectively. She outlines strategies to help people deal with information and work overload, so they achieve more and feel less stressed.
Beyond that, Carolyn oversees the design of all our sessions – working with the topic specialists where need be. As an ex-educator, she has the right skills to do this, meaning our sessions are always engaging, relevant and understood.
Tracy worked for 17 years in higher education as a lecturer and professional skills trainer. In her mid-thirties, following a period of chronic illness, she broadened her skills to qualify as trainer and coach.
At Realise, Tracy’s focus is on helping people manage stress and conflict in the workplace. She also has a specialist interest in helping individuals and groups build their confidence, having worked with everyone from university students to business leaders in this area.
With 25 years in learning and development, Gill is passionate about equipping individuals with the skills to perform at their best whilst helping organisations to harness the expertise and creativity of all their employees. She has a particular interest in helping colleagues build strong working relationships as the foundation for collaboration, problem solving and outstanding performance.
As a qualified coach and team coach, Gill’s facilitation style is both encouraging and stretching. Her sessions will make you think and you’ll leave with practical strategies that can be applied right away.
Prior to working at Realise, Jon worked for over 19 years in the media industry, 12 at the BBC. Whilst at the BBC he trained and practised as an executive and leadership coach. Here he supported people with their motivation, professional relationships, and career development.
Through his work with both individuals and groups, Jon helps people discover and learn more about themselves. His sessions prove to be thought-provoking, challenging and rewarding.
Anna-Marie specialises in supporting others achieve sustainable healthy performance through a balanced and practical approach. She has an insatiable thirst for learning with qualifications in performance coaching, psychology, NLP, teaching and nutrition.
A former British Army Officer, Anna-Marie has over 17 years’ experience working with high performing individuals and teams across five continents; from the snowy windswept Norwegian Arctic tundra to the sandy deserts of Central Asia.
Craig has a passion for encouraging great mental health, having faced his own challenges in life. An award-winning playwright, Craig has a passion for storytelling, stemming from a desire to scrutinise the stories we tell ourselves that can keep us trapped in negative mindsets and behaviours. Using storytelling, Craig looks to inspire audiences and those he meets in order to create positive change in their lives.
At Realise, Craig’s area of focus is helping people look at their relationship to digital technology – and through doing so showing them how they can live and work better.
Chetan’s extensive experience as a broadcast journalist has seen him present and report on BBC1 Breakfast, the News Channels, Asian Network and more. Now this experience lends him well to fronting many of our sessions with an easy-going and conversational delivery.
A trained actor too, Chetan has appeared in a range of TV programmes including Holby City, Stella, Porters and the US drama series Berlin Station.
James specialises in delivering MHFA (Mental Health First Aid) training courses to businesses on behalf of Realise. With over 20 years of experience in senior HR roles, James became an accredited MHFA Instructor in 2016.
As a result of the high quality & major impact of the participant evaluations received from his courses to date, MHFA England appointed James as one of their Associate Instructors in May 2017. Feedback from delegates is overwhelmingly positive and James takes pride in making the training as engaging and impactful as possible.