Meet the Team!

Lesley Cooper

Founder of WorkingWell

Lesley, the founder of WorkingWell Limited, is a health management consultant with a broad business background. She has over 20 years experience in the design and delivery of all elements of pressure management programmes - specifically diagnostics, building manager and team engagement with the process, delivery of team led action plans and leadership development to create a culture of healthy high performance. 


Lesley is a regular speaker, both in the UK and overseas, on the subjects of occupational stress, team and personal resilience, energy management and managing pressure for sustainable high performance.  She is co-author with Dr Stephen Williams of “Dangerous Waters – Strategies for Improving Wellbeing at Work”, published by John Wiley & Sons and Managing Workplace Stress – a best practice blueprint” published by CBI Books. She has also contributed to a number of TV and Radio programmes on the subject of employee wellbeing including Channel 4’s highly acclaimed documentary “Stressed Out”. She is also a full member of the International Stress Management Association.

Liza Hutton


Liza is a highly experienced Global Project Manager who is exceptionally client focused and dedicated to meeting and exceeding the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers. Her main responsibilities involve the management of client systems and data provision. She always acts with the client in mind whilst establishing and maintaining effective relationships at all levels within each organisation. She brings a passion and enthusiasm to her work and has extremely sound functional and technical knowledge and skills to accomplish tasks to the highest level.


Liza has been described as the backbone of the organisation, having been there from the very beginning. She knows the business inside out and will often be the first line of response to initial enquiries received at WorkingWell.

Norman Alongi

Head of Marketing

Norman has been part of the WorkingWell team for a number of years. His enthusiasm in ensuring that the needs of our clients and the WorkingWell team are looked after is always on the forefront of his daily duties.


Norman can be found at the end of the phone and is able to put you through to the best person to speak to about your requirements. Please contact him on +44 (0)207 427 0020.

Vicky Smith

Senior Consultant

Vicky has over 15 years’ experience of consulting, coaching, facilitation and training. A change agent, she holds an MSc in Organisation Development and Consultancy, an MSc in Psychology and an MSc in Applied Health and Exercise.


When training Vicky uses a flexible, transparent approach offering clarity, insight and inspiration. She energises and motivates those around her, generating drive, enthusiasm and accountability. Vicky is a qualified NLP Trainer, UKCP Psychotherapist and also holds a Diploma in Executive Coaching.


Vicky began her consulting career in 1994 as an Investor in People Advisor and Assessor. She left corporate employment having reached senior status with responsibility for the strategic development needs of an organisation employing over 35,000 people. Vicky is an associate member of the CIPD, INLPTA, UKCP, BPS and qualified to deliver Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) qualification courses, Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Steps I and II, Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQi), Total Quality Management (TQM), Team Emotional Intelligence tool and PPA/DiSC Personality Profiling tool. 

Ken Davis


Ken has over 30 years experience as a strategic manager and business consultant in the public sector. He has extensive expertise in policy development, strategic planning, performance management, change management and partnership working. Ken also has a strong track record of leading, coaching and motivating staff to achieve results and bring about change. He also has extensive experience of management training and development.


Ken has been an Associate Lecturer at the Open University Business School for 16 years. He has taught on the Strategy module of the MBA for all this time and was a developer of the Public Sector module of the MBA.  He also developed a Public Sector module for the Suffolk Management Development Centre’s MBA.

Lara Cullen


Lara is a warm, positive and results driven Coach, NLP Master Practitioner, Trainer and Consultant. Her professional background before setting up her own Coaching and Training consultancy in London was in HR where over a 15-year period she held generalist roles up to HR Director level with several well known international brands.  


She holds a degree in International Business, a PgD in Strategic HR Management and is a certified Workplace Mediator, Coach and Trainer. She is qualified in the administration of several psychometric tools and is a Chartered Member of the CIPD, and Member of the Association for Coaching and INLPTA. She is passionate about wellbeing and is a qualified yoga teacher and reiki healer as well as a keen advocate of meditation and mindfulness to combat the pressures of life.


Driven by enabling people and organisations to do what they are here to do and be who they’re here to be, Lara is optimistic and pragmatic with a strong sense of fun, integrity and doing what’s right, not just easy. She applies these principles to her coaching and training. She particularly enjoys and is experienced in supporting middle managers and high potentials to find their voice and become leaders of the future.

Jane Drapkin


Jane is an experienced facilitator and trainer, a qualified coach and an NLP practitioner. She has an accredited diploma in Stress Management, and is also accredited in a range of psychometric and personality profiling tools. Jane has a professional background in leadership development training, coaching and consultancy, and before that she managed teams and projects providing humanitarian aid and development assistance in countries across Africa and Asia.


Jane has facilitated workshops, delivered training and provided coaching to a range of clients in the corporate, public and charity sectors. Jane is an exceptionally clear thinker, and her approach is pragmatic, logical and supportive. She creates a safe environment for groups and individuals to learn, share, reflect and make decisions, empowering them to take control of their situations and to make changes to improve them.


Jane is also experienced in genocide education, and has a passion for studying examples of resilience in conflict affected communities around the world. She draws on the learning from these contexts in supporting teams and organisations to manage risk, overcome challenges and build resilience.

Julie Loader


Julie is a highly experienced facilitator with 18+ years HR experience and 8 years experience as a qualified Counsellor, working integratively using Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Transactional Analysis and Solution Focussed Therapy approaches.


Julie combines her HR and counselling background to facilitate sustainable improvements in employee effectiveness in the work place.

Jo Rawbone


Jo is a change agent with over 20 years’ experience of consulting, coaching, facilitation and training. She holds an MSc in Change Agent Skills and Strategies with the focus of her research project and dissertation being the transfer of training; a critical issue for all organisations interested in getting the most from their training investment. Jo also holds an internationally recognised intermediate Diploma in Executive Coaching and is a Certificated Confidence Coach. When coaching or training, Jo’s real passion is helping people make the small pragmatic changes that both sustainable yet significant in terms of their performance and self-esteem.


Jo has worked with a rich diversity of organisations in the UK, Europe, Middle East and the US. She demonstrates flexibility of approach and style, and is creative when it comes to engaging participants so that she can successfully balance the needs of the organisation with individual needs. Jo is an associate member of the CIPD and qualified to deliver Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), Strengths Deployment Inventory (SDI), AEM® Cube and the 'Everything DiSC' Personality Profiling tools.

Kate Willson


Kate is an independent HR & Management Development Consultant. She had over 20 years of experience working with large financial services organisations prior to establishing her own consulting business in 2004. Since establishing herself as an independent consultant Kate has been working with a wide range of public and private sector organisations including NHS Trusts and Local Authorities. She also spent 2 years as the retained HR Consultant for Clarity Credit Management, a newly established financial services business.


Kate has a wealth of experience in managing change at all levels within organisations and she is particularly interested in supporting culture change through management and organisational development. Kate also undertakes regular executive coaching assignments. Kate often uses psychometrics to support her work and she is a fully qualified Insights Discovery, MBTI, 16PF, SHL occupational Testing/OPQ practitioner and is an Affiliate Member of the Association of Business Psychologists. She also has an ILM level 7 Certificate Executive Coaching & Leadership Mentoring and is licenced to use the 'Everything DiSC' Personality Profiling tools.

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