It's our team who make us who we are, and we are incredibly proud to have such a diverse and talented partnership who share our values and passion in supporting people to not only grow but thrive in the workplace.

Constantly expanding to meet the needs of our increasing client base, the Unify team has been built on the ethos of ‘giving more than you take’. Trust, friendship, support, and the premise of being part of a collaboration who all bring and share their own individual expertise, skills, and experience.


We do this with the sole intention of collectively making a tangible and real difference to those we partner with, primarily through the Insights Discovery Colour model of behaviour and personal profiles which we are all licenced to deliver and experienced in using.

James Hampton (He/Him).

Director

e. james@unifypartnership.com

t. 03456 185796

As co-founder of Unify, James is an experienced facilitator and coach who is driven by seeing people, teams, and leaders thrive. With 18 years of experience, James works with organisations alongside the Unify team, developing and delivering programmes that stimulate measurable and sustainable differences. Along with an extensive commercial background, James’ qualifications and experience is in Behavioural Science, Emotional and Social Intelligence and Psychometrics which enable him to meet any challenge with solution.

Rob Slade (He/Him).

Director

e. rob@unifypartnership.com

t. 03456 185796

As co-founder of Unify, Rob provides the strategic backbone for Unify Partnership. A successful career in the retail & facilities management sectors honed his skills in operational efficiency and project management. With 16 years’ experience in the Learning and Development sector, Rob has a proven track record in SME business growth. Strong financial acumen and a growth mindset, coupled with his ability to create a people-first supportive environment, make his expertise indispensable.

Amelia Gatrell (She/Her).

Operations & Partner Manager

e. amelia@unifypartnership.com

t. 03456 185796

Amelia is an integral part of the Unify team whose role is to ensure that all policies, procedures and systems are user friendly and fit for purpose in order to achieve maximum operational effectiveness. Calling on 20+ years of experience in customer service and administration in the Learning and Development sector, Amelia also heads up the Unify Helpdesk, assuring that every Unify client and partner has an exceptional experience through efficient, professional and friendly communication.

Alison Sumpter (She/Her).

Partner

e. alison@unifypartnership.com

Alison is a highly experienced facilitator & coach. Her passion for ensuring people have the right skills at the right time guarantee outstanding results. Alison develops dynamic solutions at individual and organisational level, drawing on her deep knowledge of Leadership, Resilience, Wellbeing and Change Management. Her combination of creativity and practicality have ensured an extensive company portfolio; including Aspire, Cybele and The Strategic Development Network. Alison is an ILM Level 7 Executive Coach & Mentor.

Ann McGregor (She/Her).

Partner

e. ann@unifypartnership.com

Ann is a passionate and experienced transformation coach for individuals and organisations. With over 20 years of experience as an executive leader in the energy and maritime industries, Ann can connect with all levels and cultures when delivering programmes that enhance the performance of their people. Her specialist skills and experience include leadership development, all aspects of HSE (health/safety/environmental) management, coaching, mentoring, change management, cultural transformation and facilitation.

Helen Stephens (She/Her).

Partner

e. helen@unifypartnership.com

Helen is an experienced Executive Trainer with a uniquely engaging style underpinned by robust professionalism. She encourages diversity to flourish, whilst simultaneously establishing company-wide cohesion. Her specialisms include Executive Development, Personality Profiling, Equality and Diversity, Performance Improvement, Coaching, Cultural Change, and Executive Coaching. Helen is a qualified Coach, Assessor and Verifier; and a member of The Institute of Leadership & Management and The British Psychological Society.

Holly Miller (She/Her).

Partner

e. holly@unifypartnership

Holly is passionate about stimulating exceptional performance. Her outstanding facilitation skills and energetic creativity transforms teams to innovate together. She believes that the climate of agile working, coupled with her unique problem-solving skills translate into action plans that boost team performance at all levels. Her expertise in Leadership Theory in conjunction with substantial leadership training and executive coaching experience make Holly perfectly placed to enhance teams in an agile space.

Howard Scott (He/Him).

Partner

e. howard@unifypartnership.com

Howard draws upon a wealth of experience and achieves consistently exceptional results. Heading up some of the UK’s largest regional media businesses in his previous career, Howard has substantial MD and Director board-level experience. His extensive specialities include Inspired Leadership, Coaching & Mentoring and Behavioural Facilitation. A Fellow of the ILM, accredited executive coach and mentor, CMI accredited programme trainer, an Insights Discovery® Licensed Practitioner and an accredited LJI psychometric user.

Ian MacKnight (He/Him).

Partner

e. ian@unifypartnership.com

Ian has over 35 years’ experience in Fortune 100 companies and a wealth of experience working with businesses ranging from SMEs to global corporations. He has delivered high performance leadership development programmes across the UK, Europe, North America, Asia and Africa. With an inner drive to see people achieve more than they thought possible, Ian brings a healthy balance of challenge and encouragement to his facilitation and coaching style.

Lisa Payne (She/Her).

Partner

e. lisa@unifypartnership.com

Lisa is an experienced and ardent training expert. She is dedicated to the continual improvement of learning and personal development in a professional framework. She is a firm advocate of the creation of psychologically safe environments, enabling individuals to develop and flourish. She excels at the stimulation of self-reflection and collaboration between colleagues. Lisa is highly proficient in Leadership development and coaching, culture change, mindfulness, resilience and menopause awareness.

Liza Kane (She/Her).

Partner

e. liza@unifypartnership.com

A Fellow of the CIPD and Executive Coach, Liza offers extensive senior People Leadership, Organisational Change and Development experience gained over 30 years across a number of business sectors working for Fortune 500 and FTSE listed companies. She combines her commercial acumen and pragmatic style with a natural flare for coaching and development Liza is driven by the realisation people have when they truly grasp the positive impact they can have.

Michelle Spirit (She/Her).

Partner

e. michelle@unifypartnership.com

Michelle has had over 20 years’ experience in people development, leadership and coaching. She provides substantial executive learning solutions to help leaders and teams develop their potential. FTSE 250 and SNP 500 companies form just part of her portfolio. Michelle uses deep theoretical and practical understanding of psychology, people development, emotional and social intelligence, neuroscience and behavioural models to achieve enduring results.

Peter Miller-Smith (He/Him).

Partner

e. peter@unifypartnership.com

Peter is a highly experienced business coach, mentor, Facilitator and Trainer. He has a passion for helping people and businesses thrive. His ability to empower people to realise what they are capable of is outstanding. A combination of setting clear and measurable objectives and holding to account enables Peter to facilitate high performing and motivated teams. His background and experience in both corporate and small business environments coupled with extensive coaching credentials inform Peter’s expertise.

Sallie Haydock (She/Her).

Partner

e. sallie@unifypartnership.com

Sallie is an empathetic coach and facilitator. She has a proven track record of success with a wide range of companies, underpinned by degree and post-graduate qualifications in Psychology, specialising in Organisational Change. She has resolute faith in the teams she works with and is able to draw out the strategic needs of a company and unite these with pragmatic, workable solutions. Proficient at dealing with crisis situations, her calm and confident approach achieves results.

Bella the office dog.

Being Cute

Bella the office dog ensures walkies are regular and calmness prevails. She's a Cockapoo with a love for Squirrels and Bacon Bites.