Lucy Ratcliffe

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“I, and my colleagues (and we’ve discussed it), had a great two days; in my twenty working years have yet to experience a session incorporating intellectual, emotional and practical aspects of my life – extraordinary. For much of the weekend I was lost deep thought and reflection; I’m already trying to make changes.”
– Sales Director, the world’s most admired technology firm

Lucy Ratcliffe

Lucy spent the first ten years of her career as a professional actress. Highlights include writing and performing a one woman show for Kenneth Branagh’s Theatre Company and being part of the Olivier Award-winning Spanish Golden Age season at the Gate Theatre in London, directed by Steven Daldry.

In 2005, she became involved in the pioneering Elite Coach Programme for UK Sport, an initiative designed to develop the most talented and successful coaches working in all sporting disciplines into gold medal-winning coaches, and to help them become the next generation of leaders. She’s developed projects with the gold medal-winning British Equestrian and Cycling Teams, and worked alongside world class coaches such as Yogi Breisner (Head Coach of the British Equestrian Team), and Chris Boardman and Tim Foster from British Rowing.

Since joining IDOLOGY in 1996 Lucy has developed dynamic relationships with CEOs and senior business leaders in corporations all over the world, designed and delivered high-potential talent programmes for American Express, BP and Sainsbury’s, and is simultaneously consulting many of our clients on corporate culture, resulting in accolades not only for us but for them.

Anna Jones

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“I can honestly say that in nearly 25 years working in the City this was the best course on personal development I have ever attended. I feel very privileged to have experienced the impact someone can have who’s at the top of their game, which you clearly are. It will be long lasting.”– Managing Director, Northern Trust

Anna Jones

Between acquiring a degree in Experimental Psychology and spending a number of years at Goldman Sachs, you might have spotted Anna being a tour guide in Germany, wielding a very competitive hockey stick or doing some cattle mustering in Australia, exactly the kind of portfolio career that beats a path to our door.

The most important criteria for being an IDOLOGIST is that you’re good at being yourself, and Anna has spent the last eight years breathing her own brand of life into not just our IDOLOGY culture but that of our clients. She’ll read you like a newspaper, with curiosity rather than judgement, then offer an opinion based on her dual vantage points of commercial understanding and human insight. Anna’s a development consultant to corporations like Northern Trust and MTV, and an intrepid coach to the many who’ve been inspired by her. Like all of us, Anna is unrepeatable, but life is contagious, and she’s a carrier.

Katie Casey

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“Katie was amazing. It’s not often I attend a coaching session and am blown away by it and think, ‘that couldn’t be any better.’ This was one of those rare times and I not only enjoyed myself immensely but came away feeling inspired and re focused. Thank you.”
– Creative Exec, Turner Broadcasting

Katie Casey

Initially an artist of Physical Theatre and one of the most original creative minds we’ve come across, Katie is not only an IDOLOGIST, but spent 15 years as a choreographer and yoga teacher. Origionally coming to us as an expert in body and mind, she has been instrumental in developing our creative brand and nurturing some of our most high profile clients.

Having worked in film and theatre with, amongst others, The Royal Shakespeare Company, she ran her own Physical Theatre Company whilst branching out into coaching. As our pathological optimist, she has made time to work towards her Masters in Positive Psychology, become an British Independent Film award winning for the Best 15 second short (yup- blink and you’ll miss it), as well as create and deliver some of our larger group sessions and seminars.

Katie is a consultant for some of our most dynamic clients including Topshop, Time Warner as well as various media,TV and hospitality companies. She coaches with a wit and disposition that is disarmingly unpretentious but always eye opening, astute and compassionate.

A fervent believer in possibility, she is an intuitive who can articulate clearly what most of us have been trying to put a finger on for years.

Corinna Powlesland

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“I’m very grateful for the opportunity to have experienced these sessions, and for the expertise and care with which they were led. I learnt more about myself in two days than I have been able to work out in thirty-five years!!! Learning about each other has been transformational in the way we interact as a team.”
– Managing Director, KPMG

Corinna Powlesland

Corinna has been a part of the team at IDOLOGY since 2000 and began her career here as our resident voice specialist. Like many of our team she draws on her artistic expertise as a working actress and singer to help our clients combine the art of finding an authentic voice with the very specific techniques she’s perfected in the acting world. Authentic performance is no oxymoron, and Corinna proves it every time she teaches a class, with her energy, expertise, drive and just-swallowed-a-lightbulb glow. She’s the kind of confident that infects you with your own, and has made a serious impact on some of our most serious clients, both culturally and commercially.

Hal Strickland

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“I cannot tell you the impact you had on me. You told us you love words, and I hung on every last one of yours. You were so kind, yet so relentless, in helping us to discover what it was that held us back from being the best we could be. Thank you!”
– Sales Director, Cosmetics Corporation.

Hal Strickland

A native Southerner, Hal has lived and thrived in New York for over 20 years after Columbia University and its diversity drew him to the wonders of the Big Apple.
 With an MFA in creative writing, he has written and produced many short plays and also writes substantially about golf and golf course design for an array of publications (by late summer he sports a three handicap). His love for language and character brings a literary edge to his workshops, and his intuition and understanding of people bring a depth and commitment to personal transformation.

Hal’s clients include several of the top ten Wall Street investment banks, ESPN and Weight Watchers. He works mainly with senior executives who need to take their presentation and leadership skills from competent to spectacular.