PROFESSIONAL & PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR CREATIVE & MEDIA PEOPLE
To unlock and nurture talent in the creative industries.
And embracing technological change ...
Disruption and transition inevitably needs people to refresh and refocus. We work with individuals and teams to become nimble and focused on what to do now to deliver in the near term. Also we understand the distinct challenges facing creatives when they make the transition to a leadership role.
We support creatives to sharpen their leadership identity ...
We support creatives to make the development transition to leadership, without letting go of their current strengths. A new role may require new ways of thinking and acting, and new demands. We help individuals make sense of that transition and be effective in role. We work through the challenges of leading within a creative environment.
Meet Our FOUNDERS
Ian and David founded Towards People in 2016 to break new ground in people development in the creative and media sector.
Head of Kingston Business School, Ian has coached over 150 leaders, with a solid track record in leadership development, building businesses, organisational development & psychology; and exec coaching. Expert in supporting people through personal transition and career progression, Ian is inspired by seeing people flourish.
CMBE, Senior Lecturer in Professional Practice, Leadership Development Trainer, Humanistic Counsellor, & Dialogic Executive Coach. A certified FIRO-B practitioner and Commercial Skills development specialist. Ex Commercial Director of Virgin Media TV; Exec VP, Commercial of Flextech TV & Broadcast Director of Initiative Media.