Steff is the Development Director of Hawk Associates, who comes from a background of business management. His calm, methodical approach has allowed him to be effective in helping people work towards their true potential. He has been involved in the delivery of our development programmes for over 10 years. During this time he has delivered programmes to a wide range of clients, his flexible training style allows him to work successfully with individuals and organisations.
“I take great satisfaction from helping individuals achieve their goals, and creating high performing teams with the skills & knowledge to continue developing.”
As one of our lead Tutor/Facilitators, Kev has a breadth of experience to pass on having come from an operational career as well as a Learning and Development background. This provides him an appreciation of what it’s like at the sharp end so that the inputs and solutions provided are at all times practical, tested and relevant.
His approach focuses on delivering solutions that create behavioural change for maximum performance difference. His experience includes Facilitation of large (conference) and small groups at all levels of an organisation, Creating cultural change at Management and Leadership levels, Gap Closer – between ‘Knowing’ and ‘Doing’, Trust builder – knowing what it takes to become a person of credibility.
As a facilitator, Kev sees his role to always bring the right blend of encouragement, support and challenge into the room. Kev’s other relevant accreditations include CIPD, NLP Practitioner and coaching ‘with distinction’ for ‘The Coaching Academy’
Claire is an award winning training designer and facilitator. She is a results focused senior consultant with 15 years consulting experience and a proven business development record. A robust approach to leading teams and projects through analysis, solution design, implementation, programme management and measurement means client expectation are exceeded. A high accountability driver, attention to detail, presence, pace, depth and accuracy of thinking ensure credibility at a senior level.
Additional qualifications include: Coaching Certificate (The Coaching Academy), MBTI Practitioner (completed in Hong Kong), SDI Qualified, Accredited in Behaviour Kinetics, Managing Groups from Surrey University….But the best job I ever had was selling Gold Strike Vodka dressed as a cowgirl in the Duty Free Shop. The job description came with an instruction to speak in an American accent and shout ‘HowDee’ every now and again!
Change, challenge, communication and contribution are words that describe Miles core drivers. The values and beliefs that relate to them have remained with him from being an angry young thespian to his current role. As a specialist in providing solutions for all individuals to achieve optimum performance, these motivations are invaluable in inspiring success.
With a proven operational track record in not only the development of individuals and cultures and managing performance and people, but also, the design, delivery and measurement of training activity, Miles brings a wealth or practical and realistic solutions to all company sectors, all levels of staff, indeed everyone responsible for the optimum performance of a company, department, team or themselves.
“Achieving optimum performance in any field is of course about having the knowledge, skills and attitude to achieve that performance. This is easier said than done though, as it’s also about getting rid of the interferences that hold us back from achieving our full potential. My aim is to unlock and deal with those interferences and allow individuals to surprise themselves”
Matt is an enthusiastic Mountaineering & Climbing Instructor who had worked for Hawk Associates since 2005. As well as technical delivery on our development programs, Matt has led development expeditions around the world to mountains, jungles and deserts. Matt works alongside the tutors and facilitators, helping to ensure that our Outdoor Delivery programmes stay safe, fun and effective.
Matt also works as an assessor for national qualifications, is an author of multiple guidebooks and is a volunteer on his local cave rescue team.
“I’m passionate about the outdoors, I love taking people on adventures and helping them develop their skills, whether in specific activities like climbing, or in broader areas like leadership or confidence.”