Antoinette Oglethorpe

Antoinette is an experienced coach and facilitator who specialises in developing leaders and leadership teams.

She works with leaders at all levels from emerging leaders through to senior executives to provide facilitation for strategy workshops, team meetings, action learning sets and peer coaching groups

Facilitation Experience

Antoinette has over 25 years’ experience of developing leaders for some of the world’s most successful organisations including Procter & Gamble (P&G), Accenture and Avanade (a joint venture between Accenture and Microsoft).   Her sector experience includes Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), professional services, insurance, technology, higher education and the health service.  Recent clients include Abellio group, BravoSolution, British Gypsum, Expedia, Prudential, Sage and Saint-Gobain.

Facilitation Style and Approach

Open-minded and flexible, Antoinette has facilitated workshops and meetings for groups as small as 4 and as large as 200 with a variety of aims and objectives.  Specific requirements for facilitation have included strategic planning, launching change programmes, improving communication and decision-making, forming a new team, celebrating and learning from progress and achievements.

Pragmatic and commercially-focused, Antoinette’s forte is putting your organisation’s challenges at the heart of any activity.  So you work on the business while taking valuable time out of the business.

Her working style has been described as “insightful”, “logical”, “structured”, “highly professional” as well as “engaging”, “gentle yet challenging”, “warm and personable”.

Thought Leadership

Antoinette has written for CIPD Management Toolclicks, Coaching at Work magazine and HR Gazette.  Her articles have also featured in SmartBrief and HRZone.

As a professional speaker, she presents on leadership development at international conferences and events.  And she hosts the Talent Development Mastery podcast on iTunes.

Accreditations

Antoinette is accredited to use a number of psychometric tools including:

  • Hogan Assessment Systems accreditation
  • Leadership Versatility Index (LVI) accreditation
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Stage I & II accreditation
  • Bar-On Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQi) accreditation
  • Strengthscope accreditation
  • Licensed CCS Career Coach

Academic & Professional Qualifications

Antoinette has a First Class Honours Degree from Newcastle University as well as specialist qualifications in Coaching and Training Management:

  • Associate Member of Association for Coaching
  • Chartered Fellow of CIPD (FCIPD)
  • IPD Diploma in Training Management

Clients say …

“Excellent facilitation – gave autonomy when we needed it; assertive when we needed that too.”

“A big thank you from all of us for your excellent facilitation; ego-free, gave autonomy when we needed it, assertive when we needed that too, and always engaging (in the traditional sense of the word).”  David Hepburn – Head of Training & Development at RSPB

“Right balance between allowing people time and space to express themselves and moving the agenda along.”

“Many thanks Antoinette. Notes looks comprehensive as ever and will be a useful basis for follow-up actions.  I thought you did an excellent job again facilitating the day in a way which managed to get the right balance between allowing people time and space to express themselves and moving the agenda along when we wandered off the point too much (and yes you can use that in testimonials if you like!). I do hope that we can work together again and I would certainly recommend you to others.”  Martin Cox, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne 

“Developed a real sense of collective direction and purpose.”

“Overall, the awayday was a very positive experience for our board.  It developed a real sense of collective direction and purpose which is a fantastic outcome.  I particularly appreciated Antoinette’s excellent preparation, speaking to as many participants as possible to clarify their expectations and desired outcomes.”  Dave Belshaw, NEMHDU

“I particularly valued the practical focus.”

“I particularly valued the practical focus of the team coaching.  We used this to help identify our collective priorities and open opportunities for challenge about others.  We have identified each other’s strengths and committed to support one another and ’lend’ those strengths where possible.  We have also agreed how to communicate when we need more direction from one another and how to try to resolve things when we clash.” Amanda Miller, Northern England Regional Director, RSPB

Our Facilitators

Robert Craven
Resli Costabell
Jim McLaughlin
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