Safety is the affective context within which people are more likely to engage in effective team working based on trust, acceptance, humour, warmth and support. Together these lead to the involvement, commitment and creativity of team members in team functioning and equally important, to a positive climate which enhances the mental health of people at work. David West in Effective Teamwork

A UK local authority asked Tammy for help to deal with a team within its social services department that was consistently struggling to meet their performance targets. The team had had a succession of different managers, was overspending budgets, feeling poorly motivated and, as a result, were unable to deliver the quality service they aspired to deliver to their customers.

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We want people to feel with us more than to act for us. George Eliot

When two very different leaders in a large public sector department were given the task of working together to transform a specialist service with a budget running into tens of millions of pounds they faced a string of challenges.

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Alertness to the emotional undertow of organizational life can be a powerful source of information for managers and leaders in enlarging understanding, reviewing performance, foreseeing challenges and opportunities, and guiding decisions and action. David Armstrong in Working Below the Surface

When a senior executive was recruited by a major financial institution in the City of London to transform its retail banking operation in the wake of the financial crisis of 2008, she engaged Tammy to help.

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What people say

Tammy brings a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of people and their interactions to her consultancy work. She is creative and responsive and able to build rapport with a wide range of people, building teams and developing shared understanding of objectives and goals. Phillip Berechree, FCIPD Head of Commissioning, Workforce and Provider Development, Westminster City Council
I had largely given up hope that I would find a coach who truly offered what I have hoped for, and who represented value for money for the organisation I serve. I'm pleased to report this is no longer the case! Tammy has revived my faith in coaching and is warm, creative and challenging. She helps me bring something new and fresh to my work, I work differently because I am coached by Tammy and that for me is what it’s all about.Alison Simpson, Assoc. Director, BSMH Foundation Trust
The 1:1 coaching has been hugely helpful to me – just to have a safe space to discuss the issues I have been struggling with. I felt able to trust completely. The work with the team has also been beneficial and I was again aware that individually and together there was trust in your facilitation. I think your excellent listening skills and groundedness were hugely helpful. Jane Pettingell, CEO, Generate UK
Thank you very much for your positive contributions to my self-development. You have contributed immensely to my professional life. I only knew you for six months and you gave me an entry key to my inner-self and my leadership skills. Semi Adekunle, Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust