Peter McCann 

Senior Partner & Mentor

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Peter is an Executive Coach and Mentor with a deep understanding of leadership needs. Peter is LIFO accredited, with over 25 years’ experience in mentoring. During his career, he has helped over 310 senior executives who were made redundant; from Retailers and Land Buyers, to Financial Directors, Marketing Managers and IT Directors. After facilitating 23 groups through his CertaintyOne Redundancy Outplacement Programme, he helped shape the Executive Forum in St Albans. 

Shirley Hawkins 

Senior Coach & HR Leader


Shirley Hawkins FCIPD is an advanced business coach accredited by the EMCC. She has a strong background in HR, mainly within the manufacturing and engineering sector. Shirley is an expert at personality profiling and has a proven track record of helping people get back to work. Shirley has also worked in the UK/Europe for a large packaging and printing manufacturer, as well as working for various medium sized businesses whilst self-employed.

Ann Terry

Senior Coach


Ann Terry PhD PCC is an enthusiastic, energetic and experienced coach and facilitator, with a high level of interpersonal skills. She effectively engages with people at all levels in a variety of organisational cultures. Ann has a strong background of senior leadership within the health sector, and extensive experience of coaching and facilitation in the commercial and not-for-profit sectors. She creates a challenging, inspiring and safe space for leaders to develop strategies and effective implementation plans, to ensure maximum engagement. 

Richard Goat 

Business Growth Specialist


Richard has a wealth of experience in leading and coaching at board level. He runs company-wide strategic reviews, as well as conducting Constraint Workshops to help leaders develop multi-disciplinary teams and increase business growth. Richard has previously completed assignments at IBM, Continuum (CSC) Vamp Medical Systems and Portrait Software, as well as various leading banks and insurers. Richard holds a Master’s degree from Cambridge university.


“Peter provides excellent support for redundant executive professionals on his six-week course. This has been a lifeline for me and has, above all, equipped me with an array of 'self-marketing' skills. Creatively designed with an underlying theme of support and pro-activity, I thoroughly recommend Peter and his work in tackling (and harnessing the benefits of) redundancy.”


~ Liz Prosser, Senior Policy & Programme Manager at Greater London Authority