OBD’s mission is simple, to nurture and develop entrepreneurial talent
Whether you’re an organisation looking to develop the skills of your people, or an individual seeking to make the best of your working life, OBD can provide you with the entrepreneurial skills and mindset you need to succeed.
We believe that many talented individuals lie undetected within organisations. We know that the more people’s talent is developed the more engaged and fulfilled they become. By identifying and nurturing this talent, organisations can bring about positive change in their culture thus allowing them to compete more successfully.
WHAT WE DO
We help organisations to nurture and develop the entrepreneurial talent of their employees and we work with young people to build their confidence, skills and entrepreneurial mind-set to enter and succeed in the world of work. We achieve this through a combination of practical workshops, individual & team coaching, on-line blended and supported learning.
WHO WE ARE
A division of Oxford Business Development, we are a specialist leadership and business education company working in the UK and internationally. Our background is in running businesses, designing and delivering practical Learning & Development programmes and providing coaching support. We operate across many sectors and markets.
Meet the team
After graduating from Cambridge, Kaye qualified as an accountant with Deloitte. Realising that developing the potential of people was far more challenging and rewarding than being an auditor, Kaye switched her focus. For the past 10 years she has been developing her own leadership development practice.
A professionally trained business coach, Sorrel’s nearly career saw her managing complex projects including the international licensing of Comic Relief’s fund raising brands. In addition to coaching executives at all levels , Sorrel also runs Coaching Skills workshops for parents.
Sam is an experienced workshop facilitator and business coach. After an early career in teaching, Sam joined Deloitte initially in the Financial Regulation Consultancy before moving into the L&D function. He has over 15 years of designing and delivering leadership development programmes to a variety of businesses ranging from owner managed to FTSE 100.
As a commercial expert, Rakhee has worked with FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 brands in a sales and marketing capacity, or as a coach. She is passionate about helping individuals and businesses on thinking differently and growing as a result.
After many years working with recognised brands such as Virgin, GE Healthcare and Miele, Alex brings a wealth of experience to her coaching role. She has particular strength in bringing about behavioural and cultural change, embedding a customer experience strategy and employee engagement. Her roles have spanned both b2c and b2b segments.
Richard’s operational experience spans start-ups to multi-billion pound enterprises. Since setting up his own consultancy, he has advised numerous businesses on organisational change and people development. Whatever the size or sector Richard recognises the importance of challenging the status quo and to helping people explore new perspectives.
An expert in sales development and customer retention, Russell has successfully built, led and coached teams across a broad range of sectors. He has a particular passion for helping individuals and businesses to develop their potential and present themselves more effectively. Russell is a member of the Institute of Sales and Marketing Management.
Dominique has more than 20 years international and multi-lingual experience as a leadership coach, facilitator and OD consultant. He serves on the faculty of the International Coach Academy and delivers accredited Sales leadership, Sales Coaching and Negotiating Skills training programmes across the globe.
A successful CEO spanning diverse sectors, Andy has delivered results through an absolute focus on developing and coaching people at all levels in the business. He now puts his expertise and experience to great use in coaching individuals and businesses to fulfil their potential.
Lizanne is an experienced, pragmatic and commercially minded business coach with a vast background in strategy, sales and marketing. She is a DISC certified trainer whose clients learn to understand behaviour and how to become more effective communicators and managers.
Tameron is a Chartered Psychologist who uses psycho-dynamic approaches to develop leadership potential and to establish high performing teams. She has a particular interest in building strong virtual teams, with expertise in supporting multi-cultural teams working across global organisations.
Karen specialises in driving and accelerating business performance through both coaching and the delivery of pragmatic performance management and development structures. She has senior level experience within blue chip organisations and SMEs.
Julia is a qualified psychologist and coach. She runs change management and board development programmes in health and business education. Her specialist expertise is in partnership working and the voluntary sector.
David has spent most of his career turning around and growing businesses throughout the UK and Europe. He created the OBD Academy in the knowledge that the majority of people in work have the ability and appetite to contribute to a higher level but lack the confidence to do so. With access to high quality commercial content and with the support of a business coach he knows that more people can be the best they can be.
James is a senior consultant at Goodbrand, a leading insight and strategy consultancy working with global companies such as Nestle, Danone and Coca-Cola on sustainability strategy and execution. He is a director of Call Britannia, a contact centre outsourcer with a social mission, and also of Contact4Me Ltd.
Mandy is an experienced consultant, executive coach and facilitator. She is a member of the European Mentoring & Coaching Council and a licensed practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming, Myers Briggs Type Indicator, Strengths Deployment Inventory, and Occupational.
Jill is an experienced coach, trainer and facilitator. She worked as a Master Trainer with Referral Institute, and trained their UK trainer team. She is recognised as an expert in behaviour, using DISC profiling as an easily accessible tool to help people understand and appreciate how to build better relationships.
Ian is an award winning senior executive with over 20 years experience in a wide range of customer-focused roles. He is a qualified coach, and is highly skilled at strategy development, business planning and programme management.