Vanessa is a lead facilitator and a Chartered Organisational Psychologist, Accredited Coach, with a deep background in leadership, team and organisational development.
She has led and managed individuals and teams, as well as consulting extensively to a wide range of organisational clients both in the UK and internationally.
Vanessa’s love for life and living it to the fullest translates deeply across her work, and she is committed to help people find and live their purposeful life.
“I’ve been involved in developing people and organisations for over 25 years and I feel that all I have learnt so far is brought together in delivering this programme.
I have worked on several transformational programmes, but none has gone so directly and deeply to the heart of understanding who you are and none have touched so many people so significantly”.
The founder of Courage and Spark©, Peter has created and led four successful consultancy businesses, and is also the owner of Peter Bluckert Consulting, an international organisation development company
Hailing from the west of Ireland Nial is an experienced core member of the Courage and Spark facilitation team. His work as an executive coach and leadership trainer dates back 10 years following a twenty-five year banking career, the later years at an executive level
Brigid has a strong corporate background having worked in Talent Management and Organisation Development for the past 25 years. She worked in Rentokil Initial as their Group Talent Director and over a 10 year period was mainly responsible for the design and delivery of award winning leadership programmes
Brian has placed leadership consulting and group facilitation at the centre of his life for over 30 years. Underpinned by humanistic principles and practices that support experiential learning, he maintains a fundamental belief in people’s capacity for learning, growth and development
Upcoming Open Enrolment Leadership Development Programme
Find out more about our approach to learning and what horizontal and vertical leadership can mean for you.
Vertical development is inside-out learning and involves a quite different process – based on reflection, awareness-raising and personal insight. A number of life experiences and developmental processes accelerate vertical growth. Courage and Spark© has been one of those for an ever increasing number of people.
Interest in horizontal and vertical development has brought attention to the proposition that most management development processes, and learning in general, has been based on the premise that if we equip people with knowledge, new skills, and behaviours, those will translate into improved competency and performance
The transformative nature of this learning experience lies in the refinement of its design, content and approach, combined with the skill, expertise and experience of the course facilitators. Our unique methodology has been honed over many years of delivering leadership and professional development learning experiences
We invite you to consider stepping into this important, transformative space. Focus on developing psychological and emotional capital – consciousness, psychological-mindedness, emotional intelligence, self-confidence, hope and optimism, resilience and perspective – are few and far between.