Alison has been an organisation and leadership development consultant for over 10 years and has experience spanning public, private and 3rd sector organisations across Europe. She established evosis Limited in 2011 to enable her to focus on working with clients with whom she can make a significant impact. Her practice is grounded in her qualifications including an MSc in Occupational Psychology and the NTL Organisation Development certificate programme. Her approach is characterised by working with emergence in systems and her main influences include social constructionism, positive psychology and gestalt theory. Alison’s practice is value driven and she specialises in creating inclusivity and improving the ability of groups to work with difference and conflict as positive forces for connection and change.
Alison is known for: • Building deep, trusting and enduring relationships • Working with senior and challenging stakeholders • Navigating the most complex environments and working with emergence • Deep knowledge and application of a wide variety of social science theory • Group process facilitation including working with politics, power and inclusion • Developing individuals and groups to achieve the points above for themselves
Alison is also Chair of Trustees for MindOut a mental health service run by and for LGBTQ people, her contributions to this community are hugely important to Alison in terms of personal satisfaction, the development of her practice and ‘giving back’ to wider society.
Martin Horton Associate Director
Possessing 10-years international experience acquired in the private, public and voluntary sectors, Martin has worked extensively with leaders at all levels in supporting them to function more effectively, particularly in leading people and change. Underpinning his experience is a deep understanding of leadership, organisation development, systems approaches to change and a supportive though challenging application of knowledge. He combines this with a passion for enabling leaders to make a real and measurable difference, to embrace diversity/inclusion and build a sustainable capability within themselves and their teams.
Fortunate to work with many inspiring thought-leaders in the field of leadership development/change, he is experienced in delivering interventions ranging across one-off facilitated events through individual/team-based programmes to more complex organisation-wide development assignments. Martin’s coaching approach aims to build effective relationships with leaders and teams to enable solutions to emerge through transformational dialogue. His coaching philosophy works best with clients that are comfortable with heightening their self-awareness as a means of learning about themselves, are open to feedback, curious about and prepared to try different approaches and willing to be challenged.
Prior to establishing himself as an independent leadership and organisation development consultant in 2012, Martin had a rewarding 30-year career with the Royal Air Force in various roles, including being the Defence lead on top team leadership development as Director Defence Executive Leadership Programme.
Holding a Master of Defence Administration degree from Cranfield University (thesis on Transformational Leadership), he is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute. As an alumnus of the Windsor Leadership charity, which impacts all parts of society, he freely gives of his time as both a volunteer facilitator and member of the Chairs and Facilitators Executive.
Martin holds the NTL Certificate in Organisation Development and is accredited to use the Strengthscope and Hogan psychometrics.