Our Team

Angela has a passion for unlocking potential in organisations and people, building high performing teams and helping manage change.  She is known for her facilitation work with senior leadership teams on aligning their strategic goals and how best to achieve these.  Her strong diagnostic skills ensure the real issues are uncovered, help make complex issues simple and enable teams to bring creativity and solutions to the table.  Industries she has worked in include the highly regulated pharmaceutical industry, engineering, IT, medical devices, charity and public sector.

Clients enjoy working with Angela as her warm, informal style creates trust quickly and her pragmatism ensures real world application.  Her executive coaching expertise has enabled leaders across Europe with their career and country transitions, development and personal growth and development.

Angela has worked internationally with senior teams, coaching and facilitating towards high performance and supporting them in establishing effective governance and ways of working.  In her work on leadership and culture transformation, Angela brings expertise in agile working across ‘systems’ – partnering with key stakeholders outside the traditional organisational boundary,

Dr Pere Ayling is a senior lecturer at the University of Suffolk, England with a broad interest in the effects of social class, gender, disability and race on academic achievements and future life trajectories. She is particularly interested in how race and social class intersect to (re)produce advantage and disadvantage in education and society. Pere has published a monograph, book chapters and journal articles focusing on the role of international education market both in the construction of valuable identities and reproduction of privileged positions in post-colonial Nigeria. In her most recent publication – ‘Revisiting the Un/ethical: The Complex Ethics of Elite Studies Research (2020), Pere reflected on some of the ethical challenges with doing research on elites; explaining the difficulty in maintaining procedural ethical protocols. Pere is also currently one of the convenors of BERA’s Race, Ethnicity & Education (REE) special interest group.

Sherrelle has eight years professional research training and experience within the UK Civil Service followed by another eight years managerial research experience in local government, private and charity sectors. In her early career, as lead researcher for children and young people in custody in the UK, she delivered offender surveys and provided research support to prison inspection teams, and coordinated research projects on behalf of the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales. She went on to lead the development of a flagship evaluation framework for a London Council, including an ongoing programme of policy analysis across key Council transformation areas, including health and social care. Third sector experience includes a role at the Centre of Excellence for Child Sexual Abuse (Barnardo’s Children’s Charity), where she was responsible for managing several research projects and publications. International work includes pro bono research and evaluation work in Tanzania, East Africa, delivering an impact assessment for a women’s livelihoods charity, as well as her most recent role managing large scale international research projects, including research training in Zambia and Nigeria.

Ashiedu Joel is an experienced Consultant, Non-executive Director, Coach, Trustee, Community Advocate and a Justice of the Peace, with over a decadess' experience of supporting organisations, groups and individuals to engage and dialogue constructively across racial, cultural and socio-environmental settings, promoting opportunities for collaboration. She is the founder of Ashioma Consults a Diversity, Inclusive Leadership and Cultural Capital company. She has held several strategic advisory and governance appointments and is an award winning practitioner and engagement strategist. Ashiedu has a deep commitment to improving the understanding of the benefits of cultural inclusion and integration, adaptation and diversity; and their impact on the development, growth and sustainability of communities at large with emphasis on Black and ethnic minority communities. As part of her other interests, Ashiedu is currently involved in local youth leadership initiatives aimed at talent acquisition and growth with emphasis on the corporate and entrepreneurial sectors. Ashiedu is a researcher and academic and an Elected Council Member of Leicester City.

Lorna is a former local government senior leader with extensive experience in leading and embedding change in complex relationship systems, locally, regionally, and nationally. An example of her work includes joint-working with senior civil servants at the Department of Health, to design and deliver a national health and wellbeing board leadership programme across 350 top-tier councils.
Lorna brings expertise in strategic thinking and planning, team and leadership coaching, consultancy, and facilitation. Lorna has led and supported the development of long-term strategies focusing on housing, economic development, health and wellbeing.

As the owner-founder of The Art of Coaching, Lorna has successfully tendered for and provided consultancy services to the West Midlands Chief Executives Group to achieve a Leadership, Culture Change, Sector Led Improvement and Organisational Development Framework.
Lorna's mission is to grow the numbers of inclusive leaders globally and create more inclusive organisational cultures where people can flourish, thrive and achieve.

Lorna's clients would say that she challenges them to step outside their comfort zone and inspires them to rise to their fullest potential.

Angela has a passion for unlocking potential in organisations and people, building high performing teams and helping manage change.  She is known for her facilitation work with senior leadership teams on aligning their strategic goals and how best to achieve these.  Her strong diagnostic skills ensure the real issues are uncovered, help make complex issues simple and enable teams to bring creativity and solutions to the table.  Industries she has worked in include the highly regulated pharmaceutical industry, engineering, IT, medical devices, charity and public sector.

Clients enjoy working with Angela as her warm, informal style creates trust quickly and her pragmatism ensures real world application.  Her executive coaching expertise has enabled leaders across Europe with their career and country transitions, development and personal growth and development.

Angela has worked internationally with senior teams, coaching and facilitating towards high performance and supporting them in establishing effective governance and ways of working.  In her work on leadership and culture transformation, Angela brings expertise in agile working across ‘systems’ – partnering with key stakeholders outside the traditional organisational boundary,

Dr Pere Ayling is a senior lecturer at the University of Suffolk, England with a broad interest in the effects of social class, gender, disability and race on academic achievements and future life trajectories. She is particularly interested in how race and social class intersect to (re)produce advantage and disadvantage in education and society. Pere has published a monograph, book chapters and journal articles focusing on the role of international education market both in the construction of valuable identities and reproduction of privileged positions in post-colonial Nigeria. In her most recent publication – ‘Revisiting the Un/ethical: The Complex Ethics of Elite Studies Research (2020), Pere reflected on some of the ethical challenges with doing research on elites; explaining the difficulty in maintaining procedural ethical protocols. Pere is also currently one of the convenors of BERA’s Race, Ethnicity & Education (REE) special interest group.

Sherrelle has eight years professional research training and experience within the UK Civil Service followed by another eight years managerial research experience in local government, private and charity sectors. In her early career, as lead researcher for children and young people in custody in the UK, she delivered offender surveys and provided research support to prison inspection teams, and coordinated research projects on behalf of the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales. She went on to lead the development of a flagship evaluation framework for a London Council, including an ongoing programme of policy analysis across key Council transformation areas, including health and social care. Third sector experience includes a role at the Centre of Excellence for Child Sexual Abuse (Barnardo’s Children’s Charity), where she was responsible for managing several research projects and publications. International work includes pro bono research and evaluation work in Tanzania, East Africa, delivering an impact assessment for a women’s livelihoods charity, as well as her most recent role managing large scale international research projects, including research training in Zambia and Nigeria.

Ashiedu Joel is an experienced Consultant, Non-executive Director, Coach, Trustee, Community Advocate and a Justice of the Peace, with over a decadess' experience of supporting organisations, groups and individuals to engage and dialogue constructively across racial, cultural and socio-environmental settings, promoting opportunities for collaboration. She is the founder of Ashioma Consults a Diversity, Inclusive Leadership and Cultural Capital company. She has held several strategic advisory and governance appointments and is an award winning practitioner and engagement strategist. Ashiedu has a deep commitment to improving the understanding of the benefits of cultural inclusion and integration, adaptation and diversity; and their impact on the development, growth and sustainability of communities at large with emphasis on Black and ethnic minority communities. As part of her other interests, Ashiedu is currently involved in local youth leadership initiatives aimed at talent acquisition and growth with emphasis on the corporate and entrepreneurial sectors. Ashiedu is a researcher and academic and an Elected Council Member of Leicester City.

Lorna is a former local government senior leader with extensive experience in leading and embedding change in complex relationship systems, locally, regionally, and nationally. An example of her work includes joint-working with senior civil servants at the Department of Health, to design and deliver a national health and wellbeing board leadership programme across 350 top-tier councils.
Lorna brings expertise in strategic thinking and planning, team and leadership coaching, consultancy, and facilitation. Lorna has led and supported the development of long-term strategies focusing on housing, economic development, health and wellbeing.

As the owner-founder of The Art of Coaching, Lorna has successfully tendered for and provided consultancy services to the West Midlands Chief Executives Group to achieve a Leadership, Culture Change, Sector Led Improvement and Organisational Development Framework.
Lorna's mission is to grow the numbers of inclusive leaders globally and create more inclusive organisational cultures where people can flourish, thrive and achieve.

Lorna's clients would say that she challenges them to step outside their comfort zone and inspires them to rise to their fullest potential.