Our Team

As commercial leaders first, Patrick and Michaela have over the last 10 years built a team of 20 engaged and passionate consultants who we call Team Coaches. With their variety of commercial backgrounds, locations and experience, we’re able to support the diverse nature of our clients and their needs from our offices in Leamington Spa.

We only work with Team Coaches who have the ability to wear these five hats – often all at the same time!

  • Coach
  • Facilitator
  • Learning expert
  • Business consultant
  • … and be there for you
This is us, we call ourselves Team Green!


Patrick Marr

Owner Director

Patrick Marr, Owner Director

As Owner Director and founder of Leading Edge, Patrick has built the business on the belief that it’s Leadership and Engagement that make the difference. (Ask him about the award he won from Gallup). He loves to talk about this belief, his children (all 5 of them) and rugby (number 8).

Michaela Weller

Owner Director

Michaela Weller, Owner Director

Director of Learning means Michaela is all about the Leading Edge ‘offer’ – our brand, our people, our solutions. She has a streak of red energy which ‘gets things done’ with a real focus on results-based solutions. She lives in Bicester (great meeting location while shopping!) and will forever be a proud London 2012 Gamesmaker.

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Clare Stallard

Client Director

Clare Stallard, Client Director

Clare brings boundless yellow energy, focus and passion to the board in her role as Client Director. When she’s not meeting potential clients or facilitating great team events, Clare is singing in a choir or learning to play the piano. She always hits the right notes with us!

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Our Team Coaches

Gabi Wheeler

Team Coach

Gabi Wheeler, Team Coach

A real creative whirlwind, Gabi has bags of energy and ideas and loves sharing to build great design and deliver energetic events. 3 boys keep her busy at home so we don’t really know where she gets her energy from!

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Scott Alford

Team Coach

Scott Alford, Team Coach

In a recent Jousting event Scott was given the handle ‘The Wizard of OZ’, which is quite appropriate given the magic he creates for the groups he facilitates and trains. Originally from ‘Down Under’ Scott travels the world creating results within clients organisations.

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Caroline Hampson

Team Coach

Caroline Hampson, Team Coach

Caroline brings a level of detail and a love of analysis that turns the rest of us green with envy! She’s balanced 20 years’ experience in MARS, with over 5 years consulting and even found time to author a book.

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Neil Mundell-Phipps

Team Coach

Neil Mundell-Phipps, Team Coach

Master Practitioner in not just NLP, but also Timeline Therapy and Hypnosis, as one of our Activity Managers as well as a Team Coach, Neil brings an enlightening perspective to individual and team development conversations. Luckily, he’s never asked us to ‘look into my eyes, not around the eyes’

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Janine Owen

Team Coach

Janine Owen, Team Coach

Janine has a natural curiosity about people and teams which makes her a natural in the Team Coach arena. She’s an expert engagement consultant with a focus on real results, as well as a mum of two with penchant for story telling.

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Dave Buffham

Team Coach

Dave Buffham, Team Coach

As an Activity Manager and a Team Coach, Dave brings a dry sense of humour, tonnes of facilitation experience and an extensive retail background, along with a real passion for Insights Discovery. So he fits right in round here!

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Tracey West

Team Coach

Tracey West, Team Coach

With a focus on ensuring our delivery meets client expectations, Tracey is all about quality. She’s also an expert facilitator and coach for senior teams. She’s responsible for smooth Leading Edge operations and is a stickler for action planning! When she’s not poring over a project plan, she’s either out on a family bike ride, or singing karaoke!

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Mike McClellan

Team Coach

Mike McClellan, Team Coach

Mike has an armful of personality profiling and EQ credentials, but marries them with a pragmatic and commercial drive for results. His Army Officer experience means we also all stand a little bit straighter when he’s around.

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Sam Eddleston

Learning Curator
Team Coach

Sam Eddleston, Learning Curator
Team Coach

As our Learning Curator, Sam supports us on helping us to build a robust framework of solutions that support the our proposition. Her ability to research, structure and really unpick the challenges our clients have makes her invaluable in the scoping and design phase of solutions. She’s unflappable (we think… we haven’t tested it too far!), and considered and has a calming energy in a business full of yellow-energy trainers! Weekends caravanning are obviously good for the soul.

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Chris Leggett

Team Coach

Chris Leggett, Team Coach

Our problem solving, super methodical, golf playing, Team Coach Chris loves seeing the positive impact coaching can have on people and teams. So much so, he also facilitates coaching certificate programmes inspiring many others to develop their skills

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Wendy Forrester

Team Coach

Wendy Forrester, Team Coach

Wendy is a Leadership Development specialist, among all her other talents, of course. She thrives on supporting leaders and their team’s to reach their potential, and loves a challenge.

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John Anderson

Team Coach and Executive Coach

John Anderson, Team Coach and Executive Coach

How about this for a CV: unprecedented success during his 20 years as Performance Director of British Canoeing, prior to that, 23 years in the RAF and an MBE! Having recently turned his focus to Executive and Team coaching.. you’ll want him onboard with you and your team!

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Victoria Freer-Hewish

Team Coach

Victoria Freer-Hewish, Team Coach

Victoria’s been in our gang for a while and she fits right in! She’s a super trainer who builds great rapport and engages learners easily. A Starbucks addict who is known as ‘Dolly’ for her 9 to 5 dancing skills (video evidence available on request), she loves Insights Discovery and working with practical learning solutions.

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Nigel Rothband

Team Coach

Nigel Rothband, Team Coach

With a background of over 30 years in the Retail Sector, and more recently the Charity sector, Nigel brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and a great passion for engagement, and people development. He’s an avid Manchester City supporter.. and opens batting for his local cricket club.

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Clare Burgum

Team Coach

Clare Burgum, Team Coach

Or IronWoman as we know her, Clare’s triathlon exploits have us all in awe. When she’s not running, cycling or swimming Clare is an expert facilitator for High Performing Teams, and personal coach for Senior Managers. She has great professional impact and is constantly recommended from client to client.

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Guy Wilson

Team Coach

Guy Wilson, Team Coach

Former Senior Police Officer, Guy is an employee engagement expert – he creates compelling platforms and facilitates forums to ensure the employee voice is heard by businesses. A huge sports fan, he loves a challenge having completed marathons and ultra-marathons.

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Lesley Roberts

Team Coach

Lesley Roberts, Team Coach

A lover of the outdoors, Lesley likes nothing more than working out in the fresh air and using this change of scenery to help her groups to gain perspective and allow the learning to begin. She’s is full of energy, is an experienced coach and has a real passion for developing leaders and teams. Oh and by the way… she’s sailed around the world!

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Nick Maites

Team Coach

Nick Maites, Team Coach

Nick has joined the team with bags of experience in facilitating culture change and mindset shift. He’s a great rapport builder with an enviable stationery box and his own ‘travel printer!

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Rachel Ellsmore

Team Coach

Rachel Ellsmore, Team Coach

Rachel’s been part of the team since 2010, but as a busy consultant with a hectic social life and regular holidays in Thailand we don’t ever see as much of her as we’d like! She brings a background in retail training and consulting experience across a breadth of sectors and audiences, and loves supporting junior and middle managers to develop.

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Katrin Oblikas

Team Coach

Katrin Oblikas, Team Coach

Katrin has lots of varied experience in developing both Leaders and Teams and she loves coaching leaders to unlock their potential. Before following her passion to become an Executive Coach and achieve senior practitioner level, she worked as General Manager for a global blue chip business and is also a qualified veterinary surgeon

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Support Team

Danielle Lees

Operations Manager

Danielle Lees, Operations Manager

Danielle is our Oracle – she knows everything about everything operationally. She works to keep our processes simple and make sure that everyone has the right resources for smooth operations. A good mix of blue and red colour energy and a no-nonsense approach keeps the most verbose of us in check!

Tracy Dell

Tracy Dell

Client Support

Tracy Dell, Client Support

Tracy has the unenviable task of ensuring the right consultants are in the right location with the right materials for the right delegates. She co-ordinates both the delivery of learning and its evaluation. It’s a challenge, but her Olympic grade weight-lifting training means she’s more than up to the task.

Andrea Thornton

Finance Manager

Andrea Thornton, Finance Manager

Andrea’s responsible for looking after the pennies AND the pounds, euros and dollars! She’s got a keen eye for detail and is great at spotting the commercial opportunities as we continue to grow.

Barbara Clark

Team Support

Barbara Clark, Team Support

A tough tackling organiser on the hockey field, Barbara brings a sense of team spirit to the office whether it’s keeping the office ticking, providing amazing admin support or helping finance manage the accounts. She’s our go to girl…

Ruth Dyer

PA Support

Ruth Dyer, PA Support

Ruth supports Patrick by making sure he is in the right place at the right time with all the resources he needs. When Ruth isn’t supporting Patrick, you can usually find her out riding her horse.

Board Advisers

Tim Smeaton

Non-Executive Director

Tim Smeaton, Non-Executive Director

As an advisory member of our board, Tim brings a depth of experience from building a global business over 15 years, bags of wit and a huge amount of enthusiasm for the Leading Edge business