Meet the team

Bernard Cooke

  • Insightful
  • Provocative
  • Humour

Bernard is a Chartered Business Psychologist and accredited executive coach – and often works as a supervisor to other coaches. He has a dry, self-deprecating sense of humour and a unique way of challenging that provokes insight rather than defensiveness. His special interests include resilience and red wine.

Bernard Cooke

Bernard has over 15 years’ experience of management and organisational development. He is an acknowledged expert in psychometrics, and has worked as both an internal and external consultant. Before he became a Chartered Business Psychologist, he held a number of HR development roles within multinational companies in the manufacturing and service sectors.

The depth and breadth of his experience have given him an enviable understanding of the context for change and the pressures that it puts on those involved. He has in-depth knowledge of all facets of organisational change, from the design of systems and processes necessary for the re-engineering of an organisation, through to the delivery of cultural change programmes and the individual coaching of those responsible for leading change.

By combining his expertise in psychology and psychometrics with his extensive organisational experience, Bernard provides supportive but challenging facilitation, for teams or individuals facing the challenge of change. His many clients include Alstom, BT, Deloitte, Dun & Bradstreet, G4S, HSBC, McGraw-Hill, NHS, RBS, SABIC and Volvo.

  • Running leadership development programmes, raising senior leaders’ awareness of their authentic style and developing their strengths
  • Helping senior teams align their strategic objectives and develop their leadership styles
  • Coaching executives and supervising other executive coaches
  • Helping clients create and introduce organisational systems for talent and performance management
  • Exploring culture and values, building trust, managing conflict and bringing about change
  • Raising clients’ self-awareness and empathy using psychometrics – notably the Hogan Development Survey, MBTI, FIRO-B, CPI and 16PF
  • Chartered Occupational Psychologist (British Psychological Society)
  • Advanced Diploma in Executive Coaching
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Coaching Supervision
  • MBA (Henley Business School)
  • Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
  • Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council
  • Accredited coach for Ashridge Business School
  • Member of the Association for Coaching

Career Highlights

Facilitating workshops for senior teams facing the challenges of change in organisations, such as helping a senior team of a multinational FMCG company to align their organisation’s strategic objectives with their team’s leadership style, culture and values

Running intensive leadership development programmes around the world for a diverse range of organisations including Bayer, Coca-Cola, DSM, SABIC and Volvo

Leading a team in the development of a diagnostic tool for profiling an organisation’s readiness for change (which was then utilised by clients, such as WHSmith Travel, to inform their approach to implement change)

Running action learning sets for leaders taking on more strategic roles and senior leaders in the Middle East responsible for bringing about significant culture changes in their organisations

Co-authoring a chapter on MBTI in coaching, in the book Psychometrics in Coaching

Writing a chapter on the person-centred approach to supervision, in the book Coaching and Mentoring Supervision

Bernard was excellent. He delivered in a way that kept us motivated and engaged and actually learning, often without realising it. He also provided some useful feedback and challenged us as required which was particularly helpful for me
Senior Manager, professional services firm

Other team members

Richard Boston
  • Strategic
  • Inventive
  • Ally
Richard, LeaderSpace’s Managing Director, has a special interest in the systemic issues facing teams and organisations, and is passionate about helping leaders, their teams and their organisations fulfil their potential. His love of learning and wide experience ensures he always brings fresh insight to every project. To relax he runs up and down muddy hills.
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Sarah Mast
  • Generative
  • Wise
  • Energised
Sarah is an experienced organisational development consultant. She is famed for being quick to grasp exactly what clients need, is bags of fun and has boundless enthusiasm. She thrives in any lively or challenging environment.
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Shefali Sharma
  • Passionate
  • Warm
  • Supportive
Shefali is highly knowledgeable in psychology and emotional intelligence, and sees right to the core of issues. She is a Chartered Psychologist with a special interest in neuroscience. Shefali has an insatiable appetite for learning and is a warm, giving person. She has helped rear lions and tigers – and has the scars to prove it.
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Natasha Graham
  • Perceptive
  • Attentive
  • Organised
Natasha combines rigorous ethical standards with a highly perceptive interpersonal style. Her passion lies in uncovering authenticity in individuals, teams and organisations to enable true change and continuous growth. Her love of the countryside and her personal discipline in practicing ballet keeps her on her toes outside of work.
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Hanane Gamhiouen
  • Creative
  • Immersive
  • Fun
Hanane helps people and organisations to be their best selves in times of uncertainty and change. When she’s not working with clients she’s travelling the world immersing herself in indigenous cultures, experimenting with non-ordinary states of consciousness or in warm waters scuba diving.
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Anna Heywood
  • Incisive
  • Understanding
  • Relaxed
Anna blends a relaxed, approachable style with perceptive, incisive questioning rooted in a deep understanding of human nature. She finds her passion for life-long learning is met in equal measures by her work and her role as a parent.
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Claire Davey
  • Centred
  • Holistic
  • Enabling
Claire brings diversity of thought and experience, wonderful vitality and a great sense of humour. Her warmth and compassion help her clients quickly feel safe, enabling them to bring their whole selves to the work they’re doing together.
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Anna Crollick
  • Kind
  • Supportive
  • Astute
Anna is passionate about enabling people to find greater clarity of purpose, meaning and happiness at work. Her approach is rooted in psychological rigour and insight. She’s also fascinated by the impact visual images can have on coaching and often draws on art-based approaches to enable more profound awareness and impact.
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Sarah Perrott
  • Pragmatic
  • Energetic
  • Commercial
Sarah is energetic and positive, with a warm, engaging style and a focus on values. She helps create the energy and self-belief that enables senior leaders to grow and succeed. She loves walking along the River Thames and is passionate about yoga, aiming to maintain flexibility in body, mind and spirit!
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Ken Rowley
  • Friendly
  • Thoughtful
  • Questioning
Ken is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist, who loves helping people gain greater meaning and happiness from their work. He has a passion for life-long learning and a drive to support others in their developmental journeys. He loves to use stories to bring concepts to life and to engage his audience.
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Angelina Bennet
  • Rigorous
  • Warm
  • Curious
Angelina is known for her innovative approach to developing effective, productive leaders and her award-winning change leadership. While her work is rigorously backed by research, she engages with a combination of perceptive questioning and a warm, personable, non-judgemental style. As a music obsessive, when not at a gig, Angelina can be found playing guitar, practising yoga or tap dancing.
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Jabiz Parvardin
  • Energising
  • Inclusive
  • Soul
Jab has a huge passion for helping people become the best they can be. He is an engaging natural communicator, skilled in getting teams excited about positive change. He’s a keen golfer and lover of sport. He also loves exploring different cultures and creative arts.
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