Kate is an accomplished visionary, coach, trainer, executive speaker, and management consultant in the personal development, leadership development and personal excellence field. Kate is a founder and managing director of The Balance House Limited (a principal provider of business coaching, events and training). She is also an NLP* Practitioner, experienced trainer and qualified IT consultant, specialising in Project and Programme Management.
Kate excels by taking good people who have learned the science of their work and bringing them the art; influencing others, communicating with impact, motivating their team and being transformational leaders. She delivers this through group training, one to one coaching, full change programmes and off site events.
Formerly, Kate was an IT Manager at Vodafone Group (the world’s leading mobile telephone company) for five years, where she provided project and programme governance, advisory and transformation services to IT leaders around the world. Prior to this, Kate held several leadership roles at Energis (now Cable & Wireless) and Shared Medical Systems.
The Aravis Group
I am a European Partner of The Aravis Group. This pan-European collective of facilitators, consultants and coaches have been working together for over 20 years, sharing their expertise on the development of people, teams and organisations, gathered whilst working with some of the largest organisations in the world. In 2012, The Aravis Group became the European license holders of the team alchemy system, a revolutionary team performance programme that sees teams go through a process of internal & external diagnosis, goal setting, development and growth. For further information about The Group and the team alchemy system, check out our webpage business-retreats.co.uk/index.php/the-aravis-group and keep in touch with me at email@example.com.
Ben Culverhouse is a successful sales person, sales manager and trainer. As a qualified NLP practitioner, Ben brings a different meaning to the commonly held understanding of sales training and coaching. Focusing mainly on the effects language has on negotiations and the influential effects it has helping people get what they want in an ethical way, Ben brings a formidable insight into the controlled environment of influence.
Understanding the principles of NLP in a business environment is as Mark McCormack (founder of IMG) said in 1984, “what they don’t teach you at Harvard Business School”.
Ben is able to deliver executive coaching, sales coaching and ethical influence training to suit each individual client and its sales force. Ben can help people understand how customers like to buy through effective use of the LAB Profile and effective use of their sensory acuity.
After starting his career with Rank Xerox, Ben gained success with Southern Business Group, Zenith, Pitney Bowes and Neopost and now works with clients bringing the principles of ethical influence to their executives and sales people.