With over 65 years of business experience, we bring a unique blend of skills and knowledge to share with you. We are experienced facilitators as well as certified coaches through the International Coach Federation.
A founding partner at Shape, Maria is an energetic facilitator and coach with over 14 years experience in the not for profit sector delivering a range of leadership and personal development programmes to corporate organisations, entrepreneurs, communities and young people.
Passionate about authentic and collaborative values-based leadership and coaching individuals and teams to identify the tools and thinking they need to achieve their goals.
'My experience of coaching with Maria has been a journey of self-discovery from a place of doubt and feeling at a loss to a place of vibrant self-confidence and affirmation of what is possible'.
'Over the 6 months, Maria showed her skill in building up a trusting partnership with me, so that she could push me into new places with her powerful questioning and provide a secure and solid foundation from which I could flourish'.
A founding partner of Shape Steve's background is in the IT services industry. He's held leadership roles at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Schlamberger and Sema Group. He's provides coaching and consulting services to executives worldwide. He's also an associate lecturer in the Business and Law facultry at Coventry University.
As a coach and mentor, Steve helps executives realise their true potential providing leadership, career and performance support. Steve's open and unpretentious style means he quickly puts his clients at ease, ready to start an honest and authentic partnership. .
The third founding partner of Shape Kate has 15 years’ experience working at a senior level in the third sector, with housing associations and youth charities, leading high performing teams and supporting emerging leaders. Her business experience along with her consulting and coaching enables her to guide and nurture individuals with empathy and integrity.
'I really enjoyed Kate's master class. Not only was Kate informative and creative, I liked how she made us all feel comfortable and at ease which made us want to listen and engage. It was interactive, fun and unusual'.
Kate is passionate about equality in the work place and has supported a number of women to find their voice, grow in their profession and to progress with confidence.
'After coaching I feel more confident about expressing what I want to happen and feel empowered to influence those outcomes. At work I hope to raise my profile with the Senior Management team and get noticed for the good job that I do in a more direct way'.