Who we are

Who we are



Bernard is a Public Governor since 2007 for North East Derbyshire for Chesterfield Royal Hospital Foundation Trust. He is a retired member of HM Diplomatic Service. He served as Consul-General in Houston (1991-95) and Sao Paulo, concurrently as Director of Trade for Brazil (2000-3), Ambassador to Guatemala (1987-91) and High Commissioner to Mozambique (1996-2000).

Ingrid is a former a Mayor of Darley Dale Town Council and long-term Fairtrader. She is a retired teacher, having taught overseas in Malaysia, Uganda including 2 ½ years’ teacher training with VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas) and Germany. She taught for many years in North Worcestershire - including adult education and special needs both at home and in hospital. She has enjoyed a long service as a Guide leader including an exchange with Uganda; has served on the Voluntary Youth Committee, been a chaplaincy visitor at Brockhill Women's prison and a panel member of youth offending service. Other interests include Catholic Justice and Peace issues, gardening, pets, reading, writing, theatre and hill-walking.

Olinda is a volunteer relationship counsellor with Marriage Care. She has consulted as a trainer in Cross Cultural Transitions and Diversity in Houston for various petro-chemical companies, the Corporation of Houston and NASA. In 1996-2000 Olinda worked with the World Food Programme in Disaster Prevention and Relief in Mozambique; and has also worked in facilitating in-country acculturation for Peace Corps and VSO volunteers in Mozambique. Other interests include gardening, ceramics and painting.

Michael was a senior civil servant for 15 years and senior manager in the food production industry for 16 years. Michael was a professional footballer in the 1960s and was opening batsman for the North Staffs, South Cheshire leagues and minor counties. He still follows football and cricket closely and other interests include gardening and hill walking with two border collies.

Serena Bradshaw - Consultant Tutor

Serena is a founding member of Goddard Consultants and has a wide and varied background in senior management, training and coaching. Following her degree in French and Mediaeval History at Lancaster University and Université de Grenoble III, she began her career in Tourism, working in and Egypt and Europe.

She worked in Brussels for 5 years in European Institutions and the Private sector; and completed an MBA before returning to England. Here her experience includes Senior Posts in Higher Education and the NHS in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing and Public involvement.

She holds a Diploma in Performance Coaching and has obtained QTLS—accreditation of professional standards required to be able to teach in Further Education, maintained schools, non-maintained special schools or pupil referral units in England.

Serena has also served as a Non-Executive Director in an NHS Mental Health Trust; and in the Voluntary sector as a Trustee and Treasurer of Community Voluntary Partners in Bolsover.

Team roles include


Tutors deliver and design workshops. All tutors must be qualified teachers or trainers (PTLLS minimum) and evidence CPD.

Coaching and Counselling

Coaches deliver coaching for our customers. They must have coaching and / or counselling qualifications.

Occupational Therapists

As part of our multidisciplinary team these professionals can provide additional input to help customers manager their health.

Coaching Assistants

Coaching assistants can undertake initial assessments and provide support for customers for progression. They often liaise with organisations in local communities.

Vocational Rehabilitation

Vocational rehabilitation specialists help customers to manage their health and maximise their potential through finding the right work for them. They also provide in-work support.


Of course values could be seen as a list of words which actually don't mean a great deal. But values are important because they define how we think - which in turn drives our performance and our behaviour (what we strive to do).


  • Welcoming fresh ideas
  • Setbacks are opportunities
  • Growth mindset


  • Keep on trying even when the going gets tough
  • Nurturing aspirations and goals


  • Diversity of ideas and individuals
  • Flexibility to do something extra for our customers
  • Seeing beyond policies and procedures to the core values they are designed to uphold