Philosophy

We believe exploring another way to do things is good.
Because exploring another way is what gives you options.

The option to be different. The option to try something new.
The option to be happier and even more successful.

In fact, we believe exploring another way to do things is better than good.
In our experience, it's just about the very best thing you can do for your business.

Happily, the individuals and businesses we have worked with since 1997,
in our former guise as Kothari Associates, tend to agree.

Welcome ToAnotherWay

Another way of seeing. Another way of thinking.

Another way of acting.

Another way of being.

Method

"There's only one way to say it.
At Anotherway they approach training... well... another way."

At Anotherway we create trainings that are designed to produce change at a very deep level.
We don't see the point in any other kind.

We are unequivocal about this.

Talk to us if you see the value of profound and positive change that lasts.
Change so deep and rooted that its effects can still be experienced and measured six
months or two years later. In the organisation as a whole, as much as in the hearts, minds
and behaviour of the individual training participants.

"Their work with us was transformational.
Three years on, it is still shaping and inspiring the way we think and work"

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People

If people make a place, then our place is a great place to be.

Meet Tina Kothari

"I love puzzles and the question is my primary tool.
I know that every problem has within it a solution. It is simply a question of finding it, designing it and applying it."

"Tina is one of those people who enters your life quietly and respectfully, carefully listening and absorbing, then all of a sudden wakes you up with a veritable bang of new thinking, human potential and true reality".

Team Members

TINA KOTHARI

Born in India, Tina grew up in the UK, and, on completing a degree in Philosophy, entered the world of commerce and banking to become a company director by the age of 26. Following a period as a full-time mother she then qualified as a counsellor and as a trainer in Humanistic Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Psychotherapy. Over time she developed expertise in working with addictions, eating disorders and trauma - an expertise which led to her training health professionals and educators across Europe and the USA.

In 1996 Tina took her people skills, insight and professional therapeutic experience back into the commercial arena - devising bespoke people programmes, working with executive teams and senior management, delivering leadership development trainings and pioneering new coaching techniques for individuals in the workplace. She founded Hexagon Training to deliver tailor-made initiatives for a blue chip client list including HSBC, Virgin Media, Kingfisher and JustGiving.

A published author (“Women in Leadership”, Arena 2008), Tina now focuses her energy and skills on working one-to-one with the most senior decision makers in organisations. She applies herself to the challenge of waking up people and systems - with a heartfelt recognition, always, of the fundamental importance of working in a way that achieves growth and enhanced well-being for both the organisation and the individual.

Crazy Fact:

I recently took two days off work to get up, shower, get into my pyjamas, light the fire, climb onto the sofa and drink coffee and eat pizzas while watching the whole of “Breaking Bad” - all five series - back-to-back. I only got up from the sofa when it was finally time to go back to bed.

Favourite quote:

“If you seriously consider the consequences of each step before you take it, you will spend your life on one foot.”

PHIL BRISK

Phil learned most of what he knows about the realities of life in demanding, fast-moving commercial organisations from the 24 or so years he spent working both inside and for them - first as a London advertising agency creative director and main board director, then as an independent creative and marketing consultant working for organisations including Daimler Chrysler, Novartis, The Carphone Warehouse and Nationwide.

Meanwhile, he learned something about individuals, and particularly about how to help them on their journey towards healthy growth, success and happiness, through his work as an LCCH-certificated clinical hypnotherapist, certified NLP practitioner and certified CRUSE bereavement counsellor, and through his more recent life as a qualified school and sixth form college teacher.

In his role as a coach and trainer, Phil aims to draw on these different strands in his background and experience in order to offer a service that combines a very sound understanding of the corporate and organisational context with a profound respect for the uniqueness, extraordinary complexity and inherent worth of the individual human being in front of him.

Crazy Fact:

Phil once had to climb through the toilet window of a New Jersey nightclub to escape a crowd who thought he was a major UK rock star.

Favourite quote:

“I am not what has happened to me. I am what I choose to become.” - Carl Jung

EMMA CAHUSAC

Emma Cahusac worked for more than 20 years as a television producer and filmmaker, before retraining as a coach and gaining an MSc in Occupational Psychology.

Her extensive experience in making documentaries has helped develop a keen sense of what the real story is within any organisation, allowing Emma to highlight the dominant narratives that define the organisational culture and to explore the range of personalities that play key roles within its hierarchy.

In coaching, Emma’s journalistic and observational skills are combined with unusual tact and diplomacy in dealing with contributors to any project. She also has extensive experience of working within large organisations, with senior positions both at Channel 4, as a commissioning editor, and at the BBC, as Series Producer of a popular long-running show. She has also run large creative and production teams in both the UK and the US.

Within the academic field Emma has written and researched widely on such subjects as the efficacy of coaching, gender & politics, work life balance, and the impact of interpersonal style and communication on career success and employee engagement. She has been published in academic journals and government reports and is currently researching her first book on the history of women in work.

Crazy Fact:

Emma has been locked up in a Nigerian jail with Clive Anderson. But swears her innocence - and Clive's! - to this day.

Favourite quote:

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” - Mark Twain.

PAULA DE VALLE

Paula has over 25 years experience as a senior HR executive within the telecommunications, technology, travel, healthcare and food manufacturing sectors. Working at board level, Paula has led and delivered a wide range of leadership, cultural and structural change within diverse, complex organisations undergoing growth, consolidation and restructuring.

As an integral part of these roles, and since qualifying as a professional coach in 2005, with a Masters degree in Coaching and Mentoring, Paula has coached Chief Executives, many senior directors and managers and teams in order to enhance their leadership style and skills, improve performance and ensure the delivery of sustainable success.

Her style of coaching is person-centred, situational and dependent on the individual, their environment and what they want to achieve. She works on ensuring and building relationships of high trust and support, using a range of coaching models to focus on outcomes and transformational change.In addition to her coaching and consultancy work, Paula is currently enrolled on a part-time Professional Doctorate in Coaching and Mentoring at Oxford Brookes University. She is also a Trustee at the Family Fund, a charity providing grant support to disabled children.

Crazy Fact:

Paula (unknowingly) appeared on the Sun Page 3 website.

Favourite quote:

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be” - Lao Tzu.

JOHN EAGLESHAM

John is a creative, driven, results-focused chief executive specialising in innovation, R&D, and the development of software, consumer electronics and embedded systems.

With a background as a director of engineering and seismology based in Australia and New Zealand, he currently runs an SME based in Leeds that is committed to helping businesses in the energy and health sectors transform service delivery through the creative use of technology. John has led this company from start-up to its current position as a high-growth, profitable technology consultancy.

In addition, John is qualified as a coach and in systems dialogue – a coaching model designed particularly for working with leaders and decision-makers across the sectors – and he provides leadership development training at senior level to a number of FTSE 250 companies.

Crazy Fact:

John once thought that the towpath of the Leeds-Liverpool canal would be the ideal place for his son to try riding a bike without stabilisers for the first time. Not one of his better decisions!

Favourite quote:

“By dying to self, we awaken to life”

CATHY EVANS

Cathy is an experienced, organisationally-aware and relationship-astute business coach and leader.

With twenty three years of business experience – both inside major international corporates and within her own business - she has spent the last seven years working directly with Executive teams in one-to-one coaching, team facilitation, and in developing and implementing programmes for leadership and succession.

Cathy's knowledge and insights come from her work in a variety of sectors including retail, cosmetics, drinks, entertainment, telecommunications, TV, healthcare, technology and gaming – in the UK, USA, Europe and Asia. In addition, she works in the voluntary sector, as a member of the Aspire Foundation charity, with whom she provides pro bono coaching and mentoring to business women in charity and not-for-profit organisations across the world.

Crazy Fact:

Cathy once had to share a beachside loo with a pig in Goa!

Favourite quote:

“All behaviour is driven by self esteem,” , Will Shutz,

JULIA FELL

Jules' passionate belief is that people need to be able to be their best at work and that workplaces have to provide an environment in which people can be their best. Her work is inspired by helping people in all parts of an organisation or system to achieve this. She is a qualified personal coach and NLP Practitioner who has also trained in Systems Dialogue. As well as having extensive experience of management and leadership in the private sector, thanks to the 15 years she spent in a senior role at NatWest, Jules has 15 years experience as a leadership development designer and facilitator working with leaders at all levels and from all backgrounds as a development director with the international educational charity, Common Purpose.

Also qualified as a professional storyteller, Jules sees story and story-telling techniques as offering a uniquely powerful way to bring fresh insight to key issues, and often uses them in her work as tools for both personal and organisational development.

Crazy Fact:

When she was 21 Jules was a human canon ball.

Favourite quote:

“We believe people do not really change - they just become more of who they really are. People can spend a lifetime in the question, 'who am I?', and rightly so. The process of becoming who you are created to be is a lifelong journey. But rather than get stressed over having to find an answer, we need to find peace in the enquiry.”” Jim Macneish, “Emerging Light”

JAN GURUNG

Jan is a coach, master practitioner and trainer in Neuro Linguistic Programming and also a qualified psychotherapist who works clinically and is involved in research. She is a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the Universities Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (UCPA).

While Head of Communications and Culture Change for the Disability and Carers Service Jan led the design, development and implementation of a coaching culture, and since then has acted as a consultant trainer and coach to a number of European Union countries and has worked with governments in Tunisia, Czech Republic and Cyprus. She also works in the corporate sector with a range of FTSE 100 companies in media and retail, as well as with senior leaders in a university setting, helping them adjust to change, and with undergraduate students - the leaders of the future. Jan is also an enthusiastic and committed fundraiser for the Sheffield Children’s hospital.

Crazy Fact:

Jan once flew into one of the world’s most dangerous airstrips – without a clue about the peril she faced. On the same flight she chatted politely to the stranger sitting next to her – without any clue she would one day marry him!

Favourite quote:

“And in our willingness to step into the unknown, the field of possibilities, we surrender ourselves to the creative mind that orchestrates the dance of the universe” - Deepak Chopra

SIMON KINGSNORTH

With experience gained from a variety of senior roles in a variety of sectors including financial, pharmaceutical and healthcare, Simon is a highly knowledgeable and commercially astute business coach and leader. He has worked in large corporate environments for over twenty years and has run his own human resources and organisational development consultancy for the past three years. His last role was as Head of People Experience for an FTSE 100 financial services business in the UK, while his current practice is focused on people and organisational development through executive coaching, with a particular emphasis on ensuring that business culture and systems are always able to support change and performance.

Simon is also Chair of the charity Leeds Mind. He leads the people and development sub-committee of this third sector organisation - as well as providing coaching, and acting in the role of 'critical friend', to the HR manager there on a pro-bono basis.

Simon holds an executive MBA and a masters degree in Personnel and Development and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Crazy Fact:

I’m an Essex boy! – shhhh not many people know that.

Favourite quote:

“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel” - Maya Angelou

MANDY PEARSON

An accredited and skilled NLP trainer, consultant and coach, Mandy began her career working in sales and marketing in the motor trade 25 years ago. Since then she has worked in a variety of educational and business environments, in both training and coaching roles. She has studied psychology and communication from many different perspectives, firstly at university as part of her Masters Degree, and then through extensive training in Counselling, Clinical Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy and NLP over 20 years.

As the director of Sea Star Training Mandy runs ANLP accredited NLP Practitioner and Master Practitioner trainings and psychologically informed consultation and communications training for SMEs and large organisations throughout the country. Sea Star specialises in pragmatic programmes that utilise what works in coaching, leadership and group skills training.

The many projects Mandy has been involved in include implementing a mentoring program at a London university, delivering NLP training as part of a management development program at a government agency in Merseyside, and providing coaching to counsellors across the UK. Mandy is also the co-author of a book on mindfulness, due for publication by Cico books in January 2014, and somehow just about manages to find time to provide on-going care and domestic support to two kids, two dogs, two cats and a husband!

Crazy Fact:

Mandy worked as a passionate campaigner for the rights of donkeys whilst volunteering in a donkey sanctuary in Greece and is determined to own her own donkey - named “Hotie” - one day very soon.

Favourite quote:

“Be yourself - everybody else is already taken” - Oscar Wilde

HANNAH TAPLEY

Hannah is our brilliant business manager. She takes care of us on a day-to-day basis, and she helps us take care of our clients.

As well as having two degrees in Law and Accounting, and a Masters degree in Corporate and Tax Law, Hannah has invaluable practical experience of working in a variety of sectors, and for a range of companies including Pannone LLp and Ernst & Young.

For good measure, Hannah is also completely fluent in French - and, yes, we do mean completely fluent - having lived and studied in the beautiful South West of France for over 20 years.

Crazy Fact:

Hannah once jumped off a galloping, completely out of control horse, rather than give it the satisfaction of throwing her off instead.

Favourite quote:

“You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give a look that says, 'Wow, you’re right! I never would’ve thought of that!' ” - Dave Barry

ANOTHERWAY CODE OF PRACTICE

Our commitment to honest and healthy relationships - between ourselves, and with our clients.

All our coaches and trainers, without exception, commit to the following declaration.

I won't 'mind-read' you; instead, I will trust you and take what you say at face value.

I will be honest with you, so that you can trust me and take what I say at face value.

I won't rescue you; instead I will treat you like an adult and give you accurate, appropriate and well-intentioned feedback.

I will endeavour, when talking to you and giving feedback, to be open-hearted and to have your best interests and wellbeing as my focus. I will trust you to do the same for me.

All our coaches and trainers, without exception, commit to maintaining their work at optimal levels by participating in regular peer group and one-to-one supervision.

All our coaches and trainers, without exception, commit to maintaining their work at optimal levels by seeking out opportunities for continuing professional development - opportunities that may take the form of anything from further specialised training, to skills development workshops, to academic research.

All our trainers and coaches, without exception, commit to maintaining the highest standards of confidentiality. Notes will be stored securely and, when necessary, disposed of appropriately in full compliance with UK legislation. Further, our trainers and coaches undertake never to discuss client business in public places, or in anything but a totally secure and private setting. In addition, our trainers and coaches undertake never to discuss an individual client's business with anyone but an authorised person within that client’s business, or with an authorised Anotherway colleague or associate.

  • JUSTGIVING

    I have worked with Tina in many ways over the years. She is a master coach and facilitator at the individual, team and corporate level. She has enabled radical cultural shifts in growing business, which have decisively improved their ability to succeed.

    Béla Hatvan, Director, JustGiving

  • Kothari Associates helped us develop our leadership skills and work as a team. They helped us to learn more about ourselves and each other and about how to ask and answer the right questions about effective, positive change and growth.

    Ruth Harrison, Head of Advertising,

  • KINGFISHER

    We have worked with Kothari Associates on a range of projects and I am consistently impressed with the way they help us to build interesting and effective interventions which have real longevity with good follow-through and interesting results.

    Liz Bell, H R Director, Kingfisher UK PLC

  • STANDARD CHARTERED BANK

    Tina is a highly effective and engaging coach - creative, inclusive and forward thinking.

    Veronica Munroe, Head of Leadership Effectiveness for the West, Standard Chartered Bank.

  • LIVING TV

    Our work together proved to be a transformational experience which delivered total ease and clarity of communication across the whole business.

    Claudia Rosencrantz, Former Director of Entertainment at ITV and Director of Programmes, Living TV Group

  • VIRGIN MEDIA BUSINESS

    Tina brings great insight and a different perspective to the development of individuals and the shape and structure of teams. She has aided the personal development of a number of senior managers and worked with me to form and grow a number of high performance teams.

    Tony Grace, COO, Virgin Media Business

  • SOTHEBY'S

    The work we did together helped us clarify problems within our organisation and identify elegant solutions. The ideas were constructive and helpful at all times.

    Melnie Clore, Chairman Europe, Sotheby's

  • WAGAMAMA

    Tina is courageous and tough. She cares about the outcome of her work every bit as much (if not more!) than those inside the organisation. She'll have whatever conversation she thinks she needs to have, with whomever she needs to have it with. She's a real person and not your 'typical consultant', meaning she helps lift you with her positive outlook on life, and doesn't claim to know all the answers (so working together feels very collaborative), and she's very honest if things have't gone quite to plan or brilliantly (because, let's face it, life can be messy!)

    Andy Moat, People Director, Wagamama

Ready To Explore AnotherWay

Having another way is good.

Get in touch, and we'll help you find it.

Contact our Business Manager Hannah Tapley:

07889 834706 : +33 952 867 928

e: hannah@anotherwayassociates.com