We connect through aspects of our personality and identity which are the same and draw on our difference as a strength to role model how people can be at their best. We are able to do this because we respect and accept the whole of who we are as individuals. This is what inclusion means for us and why it is so important to our practice.
Alison France Founding Director
"Driving performance through inclusion by harnessing the value of challenge and conflict."
I founded evosis Limited in 2011 to achieve my vision of “Inclusive workplaces where leadership teams succeed because people connect through similarity and grow with difference.” My work is grounded in my experiences as a leader, explorer and commercial manager, my qualifications in occupational psychology and organisation development and as a bisexual woman who has experienced mental health challenges and a spinal cord injury.
When working as a coach/mentor with individuals encourage coachee’s to achieve acceptance and lead with their whole selves. In teams, I help the group appreciate and include each person’s differences and strengths. In organisations I lead acceptance and inclusion of diversity and difference. In each of these activities the goal is to achieve strategic aims and bottom line results.
In communities I help raise awareness of diversity, fight stigma and improve mental health and wellbeing, I’m currently achieving this through my roles as Vice Chair of Trustees for MindOut and Trustee for the Spinal Injuries Association plus my writing including blogs, magazine articles and my book (work in progress!).
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.