Leadership development. Coaching. Mentoring.
Three very different disciplines, but all with one common goal – to develop your people.
Investing in your people is more than free coffee and foosball tables. It’s about recognising their potential and helping them achieve it, whether they are graduates or senior leaders.
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At CDS DS, we’re committed to helping organisations invest in the right people, in the right way. Because we know from experience that both the personal and business benefits are huge. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Better performing teams
- Improved staff retention
- Improved employee engagement
- Identification of leadership candidates
- Ability to better deal with change and uncertainty
The experience of our team of coaches spans the full spectrum of sectors and roles, from Commanding Officers in the British Army to CEOs in multinational corporations, so you can be sure to find the right coach for any member of your team.
Alongside this we use the Everything DiSC personality profiling tool to develop a deeper understanding of individuals and teams within a workplace environment, helping to develop enhanced team cohesion.
Combined together, our experience of Leadership, Coaching and Mentoring, plus our personality profiling tool and our accreditation services mean organisations can discover and develop the potential of all their people.
Meet the team
At CDS Defence & Security, we work in collaboration with organisations to define exactly what you’re looking to achieve from your Leadership, Coaching and Mentoring programme. We then put actionable, timebound plans which focus on outcomes, so the investment in your people can be felt across the whole organization.
As our Accreditations Manager, Natalie is responsible for maintaining the approved Centre status for the four Awarding Organisations we work with.
Natalie has previously worked with Pearsons, ILM, and the Defence Awarding Organisation, assessing and IQA L4 CTLLS, L3AET, L4 CET, L3 AVRA, L3 & 4 Coaching and Mentoring qualifications. She now works with ILM/City & Guilds, ASDAN & Transcend on a wide range of qualifications.
Senior Coaching Consultant
Chris looks after the design and delivery of coaching contracts. Holding ILM accredited qualifications, Chris is passionate about helping others to develop their key skills and behaviours through focussed coaching interventions, using the skills he has developed throughout his career.
Anna supports the team on various projects providing guidance and advice regarding human behaviour, psychological theories and methods, following the British Psychological Society (BPS) guidelines and standards.
She also uses psychometric measures to help understand the behaviours and characteristics of individuals or groups, and how they interact with the environment and other people around them.
Leadership Development Manager
Colin is responsible for the delivery of high-profile coaching, mentoring and accreditation contracts across the CDS DS portfolio. He has a passion for Leadership underpinned by 23 years military service as a Soldier and Commissioned Officer. He has a Chartered Management Institute Level 5, 6 & 7 in Leadership & Management and is passionate about developing others through coaching and authentic leadership.