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Emma is the founder of All About Thriving and a Chartered Psychologist with extensive experience in leadership and organisations.

She was the first recipient from the UK of a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and her doctorate research focused on thriving at work amongst leaders across the public and private sector.  The first chapter of her career gave her first-hand leadership and organisational experience and she combines this with a flexible, pragmatic approach to the most useful psychological insights to help others thrive and perform.

She now works across the public, educational and private sectors bringing strengths-based coaching, training and development in the areas of authenticity,  resilience and agility to support senior leaders and teams.

She works collaboratively and draws on a broad array of skills, models and concepts – she is not wedded to one approach to thriving, wellbeing or leadership.  Her work and research is informed by a focus on bringing out the best in people which may appear to be ‘soft’,  but leads to powerful, challenging conversations. In other words, a focus on the positive and the constructive can also be tough and create meaningful development and change.

Mike Westcott

Mike provides senior HR strategic mentoring and advisory services to Fortune 500 and Private Equity/VC-backed businesses.

Mike has extensive experience of working at Board Level with Global FTSE 50 companies spread across different sectors and geographies. Mike has provided strategic HR solutions to M&A as well as advice on large-scale restructuring, rapid growth and business development.  Unusually, Mike combined a CHRO role with a significant P&L responsibility, providing him with a unique perspective on people and organisational strategy. Amongst other senior roles, he was CHRO at National Grid for 12 years and Group Head of Commercial Property. Prior to this he spent 14 years with Diageo in significant HR roles including SVP for both North America and the International Markets (covering Asia, South America, Middle East and Central Europe). His early career was spent in HR and Commercial roles with Guinness, ICI and BOC.  Mike is currently Chair of CNIguard – a tech company providing infrastructure protection to the utility and energy sector.

His other roles include being Chair of SportsAid, a charity which helps young athletes overcome obstacles in their bid to become Britain’s next generation of Olympians and Paralympians and a trustee of Centrepoint, a homeless charity that helps more than 1500 young homeless people a year.

Our strategic partners

We strongly believe that no one individual, philosophy or approach has all the answers, and find real benefit in working with diverse teams to harness specialist skills, talents and knowledge. An extensive network of experts and institutions allows us to bring in the right people, at the highest level of capability to meet your needs.