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A Team of the Talents!

By Peter Neville Lewis, Jan 16 2017 02:05PM

Firstly, can I wish you all every success and happiness in 2017!

Secondly can we perhaps do some business together?

Over the last 12 months I have assembled an exceptional group of very talented individuals who between them have an astonishing range of skills.

Please have a look at our Trusted Advisor Group set out below – I will be surprised if it does not trigger some positive thinking for you.

• If you want to connect with any of them just send me an email.

• It would be fun and mutually beneficial if we can find ways to collaborate.

Let’s make 2017 a special year for getting together!

Here is our Trusted Adviser Group which enables us to deploy subject matter experts for a wide variety of specialist interventions - a Team of all the Talents!

They all hold significant professional qualifications and have many years’ experience of working at Board and Senior Executive levels.

• Specialist topics we can cover include: Corporate Culture, Cultural Integration. Corporate Governance, Anti Bribery and Corruption, Organisational Planning, Strategic Planning, Financial Planning, Risk & Systems Evaluation, Executive Coaching & Mentoring, Employee Disputes, Whistle Blowing, Systems Integration

• One thing links all these people – Integrity. They are exceptional human beings who practice care, humility, honesty, trust, courage...etc .

• Our aim is to be “of service” to our clients and we are proud to have them working alongside us.

Prof Roger Steare BA (Hons) FRSA

• Corporate Philosopher and Visiting Professor in the Practice

of Organisational Ethics, Cass Business School.

• Senior Advisor-People and Culture, Nationwide Building Society

• Author of ethicability ® and co-designer of MoralDNA™

Zarine Jacob BA (Hons) MA (Distinction)

• Intercultural Specialist, particularly in Asia and Middle East.

• Deep understanding of Government departments.

• Holistic Coach and Facilitator

John Burbidge–King

• Anti Bribery and Corruption Expert. Risk Mitigation. BS 10500-2011

• Long experience in overseas markets.

• Past Master – Worshipful Company of World Traders.

Wendy Addison FRSA

• Founder of Speak Out–Speak Up Ltd. Having courageous conversations.

• Advisory Board – Whistle Blowing Research Unit at Middlesex University

• Lecturer at University of Surrey and Warwick Business School

Chris Burt MSc BA(Hons)

• Formerly a partner with Independent Audit, the highly regarded governance consultancy.

• Now founder and lead consultant at Halex Consulting.

• High value governance strategy, risk and assurance consultancy advice and guidance to large financial services clients in the UK and Europe

Kathryn Riley FCIPD

• Faculty of Business & Management - Regent’s University, London

• Director level HR and People strategist

• 20 years’ Board experience

• Conflict & Dispute resolution. Union negotiation

Jane Mitchell FRSA

• Engagement & Communications expert with a strong focus on ethics, values and behaviour.

• C Suite operator

• Strong FTSE delivery track record

Paul Taylor C Eng.

• Senior Partner - Risk Management Options

• Multiple FTSE experience

• Chair of AIRMIC 2011/12

• European Risk Manager of the Year - 2007 (Tetra Laval)

Mike West FCIM FIC

• Senior Partner - BeStrategic

• Strategic Sales and Marketing professional

• 20 years tutoring for IoD Chartered Director programme

• Consults & delivers globally

Mike Thompson FCCA MBA

• Senior Partner MGT Consulting

• Financial Planning

• Fixing finance departments & eliminating back office waste

• Skilled practitioner in back office systems integration

Liz Macann

• Former Head of Executive, Leadership and Management Coaching at the BBC

• Founded the BBC’s in-house Coaching Network, 2001

• International experience and accomplished Conference speaker

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Why The Corporate Jester?


Because there is always a need to “call it out”, point out the emperor’s clothes may not be quite so fancy as he thinks (or others are telling him) and boldly say what others dare not!


The role of court jester was well known centuries ago and they had the licence to attack pomposity or stupidity in their betters without fear of retribution. (Well nearly!) Many of Shakespeare’s plays have a fool who is the commentator on human foibles – the most famous probably being in King Lear, the architect of his own downfall through his wilfulness.  Familiar?


May not an ass know when the cart draws the horse?  (Fool – King Lear, Act 1 scene 4)