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About Us

Through over 40 years of experience working alongside some of the best military leaders in the world, in the most demanding situations, we have come to understand what makes people willingly follow their peers and what makes teams exceptional. The ability to build trust, communicate effectively and then rely on each other is what makes teams strong. Strong teams are capable of achieving outstanding results and are a great place to work. We are a great team and believe you can be too.

Paul Jones
Director and Founder
Marcus Tivey
Director and Founder

With extensive experience both in the public and private sectors, he assists FTSE 100 companies with their management and leadership development programmes, facilitates problem-solving and decision-making at the executive level and delivers effective communication courses across the board. He is also an executive coach, a post-graduate with an MA from the Cranfield University School of Management, a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management, and a Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) practitioner.

 

Paul served in the British Army from 1992 to 2012. He has commanded many hundreds of soldiers and deployed to Cyprus, Bosnia, Northern Ireland and Afghanistan. A highly charismatic, people-focused operator with energy and drive, he was chosen to instruct at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, attended Staff College and was hand-picked to develop the leadership skills of junior officers within the Royal Artillery, before subsequently assessing candidates for suitability to attend officer training at Sandhurst.

Since 2011 Marcus has been a performance improvement specialist. He has delivered projects that impacted on the bottom line performance of organisations: £1M pa for a NHS Trust, 21% improvement in naval engineering, £500k cost avoidance in rail, supply chain improvements in retail and building a £3.2M saving programme for local government. He wrote and facilitated training packages for some of the UK's brightest and most driven graduates in one of the country's fastest growing consultancies, as well as training client teams on subjects ranging from leadership, project management, running successful meetings, dealing with difficult people and change management. He also managed and co-delivered the training of over 100 volunteers for a large UK based charity on problem solving and working in complex environments, travelling to Africa to provide assistance on the ground. 

Prior to this Marcus served in the Royal Artillery. He deployed on operations to Northern Ireland, Croatia, Bosnia, Cyprus and lastly to Iraq as an infantry company commander. A Staff College Graduate, he instructed Young Officers in leadership and weapons technology, scrutinised equipment investments of over £1Bn, was a principle planning officer in a large overseas HQ and finished his service with responsibility for the support to 21,000 soldiers and their families.