Our Purpose

To fast-forward leaders into a considered future.

Our Vision

To support leaders who create organisations that respect humanity and the planet; that are great places to work; that generate value for all.

Our Mission

To inspire and elevate authentic, creative and accountable leadership in the workplace.

Our Values

  • Integrity so you can trust us to deliver our agreements with you however difficult
  • Imagination to innovate, inspire and motivate
  • Impact to add measurable value to your organisations
  • Collaboration with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Commitment to see things through, to transfer learning to the workplace and to take others with us

Dr. Jacquie Drake

Founder, CEO

Jacquie Drake

Jacquie Drake has pioneered leadership development in top global business schools and consulted to organisations internationally for 35 years. Using breakthrough thinking, she supports companies to achieve their aspirations and their people to become true leaders.

  • Leadership development
  • Organisation/culture change
  • Employee engagement
  • Diversity & inclusion
  • Performance management
  • Coaching & mentoring

Sophie Bennett


Sophie Bennett

Peter Saxton


Peter-Saxon Partner in Cool Leadership

Sophie Bennett’s experience is grounded in practical leadership and helping people to perform at their best. Previously a professional athlete, her passion is for peak performance, teamwork and helping leaders think and communicate clearly. Sophie’s latest book, Fired Up! The Five Flames of Motivation was published in September 2018.

A graduate in international relations and military strategy, Peter served as an RAF pilot and later as a commercial Chief Pilot, helicopters. His MBA took him to British Airways to run strategic business units such as Terminal 4 Heathrow, and Operations Control for the airline. Now a PhD in organisational collaboration, Peter is a Fellow of King’s College, London.

  • Business strategy mapping
  • Transformational leadership
  • Change management
  • Cutting Complexity
  • Executive coaching
  • Business Development Systems and Training
  • Collaborative inter-organisational dynamics
  • Strategic analysis based on Game Theory
  • Whole-team project mentoring
  • Business process re-design
  • Leadership without authority

Cora Lynn Heimer Rathbone


Cora-Lynn Rathbone

Cora Lynn Heimer Rathbone has over 30 years of experience working with managers, senior leaders and Boards in global organisations and multicultural contexts, facilitating the development of strategic plans that drive transformational change, equipping and coaching individuals and teams to outperform.

  • Leadership/Management development
  • Strategy & Strategic Planning
  • Executive & team coaching
  • High performance teams
  • Culture and Change management
  • Diversity & Inclusive Leadership
  • Collaborative decision making

Barbara Capstick

Head of Coaching

Building on a long career as an in-house lawyer and HR specialist, Barbara has 15 years experience as a coach, mentor, facilitator and mediator. Familiar territories include law firms, financial services, regulatory bodies, the Civil Service and professional partnerships

  • Major projects at Board level
  • Development and implementation of HR strategy
  • Significant organisational upheaval
  • Complex organisational change
  • Workplace conflict
  • Coaching Skills

Martin Goodwill

Head of Analytics

Martin Goodwill - Head of Anylytics

Martina Krulakova

Project Manager

An economist with an MBA, Martin has enjoyed a 30-year career in logistics, including roles in Sales,
Account Management, Operations and General Management with teams ranging from 10 to 400
people. Since 2006 he has worked in the psychometric assessment field – helping organisations to recruit the right people and develop them to their full potential. Martin is CEO (UK) of Great People Inside.



Martina ensures the smooth-running of all of our activities and events. She has a Masters degree in Adult Education and Human Resources. A Slovakian based in London, Martina speaks Slovak, Czech and English languages and has worked in Operations, HR and Online Marketing.

  • Recruitment and selection
  • 360 appraisal design
  • Performance management
  • People development
  • Team building
  • Business development
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