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Chris Smith has over 20 years’ experience as an executive and team coach, consultant and business manager, working in financial and professional services, fmcg and technology as well as public and third sectors,. He has held leadership roles in a number of businesses, tackling growth, culture change, downsizing and integration challenges.
He coaches senior leaders and rising talent, especially as they lead change in their business or step into new roles that require them to expand their leadership. He works with executive teams, helping them to clarify their purpose, improve ways of working and the quality of relationships, both internally and with key stakeholders.
Clients include KPMG, Unilever, Elastic, Ericsson, Vodafone and the CEO of a charity.
He is an APECS accredited Master Executive Coach, Master Team Coach and a coaching Supervisor. He has an MBA and is qualified to use a range of psychometrics. He is a Board Director of the Association for Professional Executive Coaching and Supervision (APECS).
Clients greatly value his care for them, and his ability to connect strategic and systemic perspectives with the personal. He listens, questions, supports and challenges, holding-up the mirror for better self-insight. Change comes from building on existing strengths and disrupting unhelpful patterns, offering a basis to think, feel and behave differently. This generates individual growth, greater team effectiveness and business change.
Chris is excited to work with Saberr to help businesses achieve sustainable success; meeting strategic goals, while being great places to work and caring for well being and our environment.
Catherine leads many of our coaching assignments across North America
Dr. Catherine Carr is a practicing coach, supervisor, and trainer with 25 years experience. Extensive experience in health, pharmaceutical, mental health, resource, finance, IT, and start-ups sectors. Catherine has run many programs in the public and not for profit sector including a 26,000 employee team coaching program.
Catherine is one of a few professionals who hold the EMCC Supervisor, Master Coach Mentor, and Master Team Coach designations. She is a Corporate Executive Coach (MEECO), PCC (ICF), Psychotherapist and University Instructor (CityU). Catherine also trains and supervises coaches and is Senior Faculty for the Global Team Coaching Institute. She leads the North America Systemic Team Coaching Certificates and Diploma Programs. She is the North American Lead for the Resilience@Work program. She is also one of two Canadian Master Trainers in Conflict Dynamics and one of two Canadian Master Trainers.
Catherine is certified in a range of psychometric assessments and frameworks. Her early doctorate research advanced the team coaching field. She co-authored High Performance Team Coaching and 50 Tips for Terrific Teams.
Clients value her warm, wise confidence boosting and clarifying approach. Catherine is grateful to do work that supports people to be well, live well, and to meaningfully contribute to those around them and to our world. Catherine is excited to work with Saberr to develop resilient and high performing teams across an organization multiplying the value created for all stakeholders.
Daren has a degree in Philosophy and Psychology (specializing in the Philosophy of Mind, Cognition and Creative Thought). He has worked as a facilitator, coach, leadership consultant and keynote speaker for over 20 years and has delivered leadership development and organizational change management programmes around the World in over 60 countries.
Daren has been a regular guest lecturer at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School, where he has taught on the Oxford Advanced Management & Leadership Programme and the Major Projects Leadership Programme as well as numerous executive programmes over the last 15 years.
Daren integrates industry experience, leadership development theory, archetypal psychology, performance techniques and storytelling to create impactful, insightful and experiential learning.
This approach provides the motivation for leaders and teams to transform how they work and the impact they have. It encourages courage and vulnerability and a willingness to experiment.
Clients include: Rolls Royce, Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, Deloitte, Standard Chartered, eBay, GSK, Mercedes-Benz, Columbia Business School, BMW, Lafarge, Daimler, Airbus, Total, Edison, Lufthansa, Barclays.
Clients value the creativity and energy that Daren brings to his work. Helping them take new perspectives on challenges and motivating individuals and teams to take action.
Daren is excited to work with Saberr because of the potential to unlock new ways of thinking that can be applied into new ways of behaving through embedding new routines and habits at work.
The founding Director of TeamUp, George’s expertise lies in leading team development and executive team leader coaching programmes, providing his clients with science-based, simple and impactful solutions that result in better team working across organisations.
He's the author of Build Better Teams: Creating Winning Teams in the Digital Age and the creator of the Fast Teaming in a Box framework and methodology.
George is a Chartered Occupational and Sports Psychologist with 20 years of International C-Suite team development experience across a variety of industries in the UK, Europe, North America, The Middle East and Australasia. A former Principal Consultant at KPMG Consulting, George is a former Dean of Conference for the Association of Business Psychologists, and has presented at numerous conferences including the British Olympic Association and the British Psychological Society. George is also a regular media contributor on team building, sports psychology, mental health in sports and the psychology of extreme sports. He is the author of the Working in Teams chapter in ‘Business Psychology in Practice’ (2005, Whurr Publishing) and currently working on his first book – ‘Get Better Teams’. He loves surfing and is currently learning to ‘pop up’ on his long board (which is not long enough!)