get to know us

We're here to accelerate the growth and contribution of leaders and change agents whose focus is on improving life for their communities, their customers and their employees. 

We bring a wealth of knowledge and experience from areas such as culture change, leadership development, systems thinking, behavioural science and continuous improvement all wrapped up in a unique brain friendly approach. We’re all experienced coaches, trainers and facilitators who love what we do.

We have close associations with Keele University, neuroscientists at Reading University, and professional organisations like the International Association of Facilitators, plus of course a whole host of clients who are at the leading edge of what they do.

We have a wide range of clients from both private and public sectors, and if you’d like to talk to people who’ve worked with us, we’d be delighted to put you in touch.

Meet the team

Alastair Olby

The founder of Leading Beyond, Alastair specialises in culture change in organisations. With experience working with a wide variety of Blue Chip, United Nations and other public organisations, he develops leaders and change agents using tailored diagnostics and development programmes.
Passionate about developing facilitators and coaches in businesses to support change internally, Alastair also spends time supporting worthy causes.

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Martyn Howarth

Martyn has a critical and unique balance of a hugely successful hands-on commercial operator, combined with the skills and processes of an expert coach and trainer. A former Executive member of a FTSE 100 retailer, working with Martyn is always pragmatic and yet enlightening. He helps senior leaders deliver their strategy through having a compelling purpose, clear vision and clarity on their values.
Martyn has an impressive history of delivering sustainable change in a wide range large organisations, nationally and internationally.

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James Rosenegk

If you want to ensure your company is delivering true customer value in the most efficient and effective way, you’ll want to speak to James. Previously Motorola’s Director of Quality and Global Master Black Belt, James also does outstanding work developing leaders. His focus is on helping leaders build and sustain a culture of exemplary leadership, effective change and continuous improvement. 

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Graham Shaw

Graham is an international conference presenter and trainer. He specialises in advanced communication skills and has helped thousands of people to develop the professional skills required to make convincing presentations. 

Many directors and managers required to make important speeches and conference presentations have benefited from Graham’s coaching.  He helps people to develop their skills in the areas of influencing, coaching, training and facilitating. In particular he coaches people to enhance their personal presence and impact in talks and conference presentations.

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