Who we are

We are a team of experienced coaches, facilitators and consultants who share a passion for making a positive impact on people, organisations and society.

Chris Sweetman

Chris Sweetman

Director

Chris is an experienced Leader, Facilitator and Executive Coach, having worked in, and around, the financial, legal and professional services sector for the last 20 years. 

Qualified to postgraduate level in both Executive Coaching and Mentoring; and Strategic Leadership, he began his career at the Competition Directorate of the European Commission in Brussels, before training and qualifying as a commercial lawyer with Blake Morgan. During his time there, Chris was seconded to the legal departments of RAC Motoring Services, the Welsh Government and the UK Department of Health, as well as to a business development role at PHS Group – identifying new targets for acquisition as part of the Group’s growth strategy.

Whilst in practice, Chris discovered a passion for people and business development. He went on to combine a role training lawyers at major law firms with a senior management position at national legal professional development provider, altior. After its acquisition by US private education business, Kaplan, Chris was promoted to Managing Director, and was later awarded Chartered Manager status in recognition of his achievements. Following two years as Director of Learning & Development Services at Capital Law, and sister consultancy business, Capital People, he fulfilled a long-held ambition to set up Sweetmans and Partners. 

Rosie Sweetman

Rosie Sweetman

Director

Rosie has coached, and facilitated, at Executive, senior and middle management level in a number of financial, legal and professional services businesses and purpose-led organisations. Qualified in Executive Coaching and Mentoring at postgraduate level, her coaching approach is thoughtful, pragmatic and solutions-focussed, meaning clients frequently feedback the positive impact that coaching has on them, their teams and their organisation.

Before setting up Sweetmans and Partners, Rosie was Director of Business in the Community Cymru, working with hundreds of businesses to embed purpose and values into wider business strategy.  She successfully repositioned the organisation as a business-led charity, and led its appointment by Barclays as a partner to its Lifeskills programme, and by Welsh Government to roll out its ‘Business Class’ programme across Wales through a unique licence model. In recognition of her successes, she was awarded the highest accolade for leadership in The Times Top 100 charities to work for over two consecutive years, and won the IOD Wales Award for Director of Leadership in Corporate Responsibility.

Previously, she headed up Grant Thornton’s Business Development function for Cardiff, Bristol and Cheltenham, where she was responsible for PR and marketing, as well as sales coaching for all partners in the Wales & South West of England region.

Before that, she ran the Professional Development programmes at Arts & Business, partnering senior business and arts professionals for mutual benefit through board placements, skills projects and mentoring.

Kate Happold

Kate Happold

Associate Facilitator and Executive Coach

Kate has over 20 years of experience, working predominantly within Financial Services, spending 5 years at AXA UK, before a further 13 years at Morgan Stanley, where she was responsible for increasing leadership capability through 1:1 coaching, team and group coaching and high potential leadership and management development programmes. 

She was later asked to lead the Equity HR team, where she sat on the European Equity Operating Committee, learning first-hand the challenges senior managers face in leading and growing a competitive and fast paced business, managing multiple stakeholder relationships at different levels, whilst still bringing their people with them. Some four year later, she returned to a talent and leadership development role, to set up an internal coaching practice for senior managers, as well as leading the design and facilitation of high potential leadership programmes and team coaching interventions.

Here her focus was on developing clear vision and strategy, increasing team/group capability and communication.

She is also a qualified Executive Coach and a qualified Hogan, MBTI and Strengths Deployment Inventory Psychometric Practitioner. 

Through her pragmatic and commercial approach and use of practical tools, Kate creates an environment that supports sustainable change and growth.

Brenton Hague

Brenton Hague

Associate Facilitator and Executive Coach

Brenton has spent over 20 years working in the field of people and organisational change. A Chartered Accountant by background, he began his career in a business advisory role at Ernst & Young before transitioning into internal talent and leadership development roles creating programmes for graduates, emerging leaders and partners.  

Since Ernst & Young and working with Dove Nest Group, Just Add Water and being a founding partner in Moller Professional Services Firm Group at Churchill College, Cambridge, he has gained extensive experience working for clients across a range of sectors. 

He now works as a transformative coach in the areas of leadership and team development; coaching people to connect to their highest potential and designing and facilitating workshops for executive teams and emerging leaders. Brenton specialises in working alongside leaders from a range of sectors in their quest to improve business performance and create cultures of excellence. His talent is in creating the space, process and challenge that allows people to align, learn and move forward in a committed and motivated way.

He is a Master Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming, trained to use MBTI levels I & II, Firo B and the PMAI Archetype Indicator, and has undergone extensive training in Transactional Analysis for coaching, team and organisational change.

Lucy Day

Lucy Day

Associate Executive Coach

Lucy has over twenty years senior management experience in the healthcare sector including fifteen working specifically in development and behavioural change. She works closely with Board level leaders, senior managers and professionals to support them to become more effective, as individuals, and to forge new partnerships.

She has a wealth of experience working with clients regarding: identifying and embracing their authentic leadership style; self-confidence and imposter syndrome; work life balance (and/or feelings of overwhelm); making important decisions; having courageous conversations; and improving team relationships and performance.

Clients describe her as curious, compassionate, thought-provoking, asking powerful questions, non-judgmental, able to help the client identify connections and create a climate in which they can speak openly. Her style is practical, outcome focused and challenging, whilst grounded with compassion, authenticity and humour. She is a Myers Briggs Type Indicator Step I and II practitioner and uses a wide range of tools and techniques to inform her sessions. Lucy is also an accredited (AOEC) and (ICF) Associate Coach.  

Adam Print

Adam Print

Associate Facilitator and Executive Coach

Adam is a qualified coach and experienced facilitator with nearly 15 years’ leadership and management experience. He has a passion for helping people build resilience, reduce limitations and achieve success. He always remains supportive and challenges effectively and has achieved results through solutions-focused coaching interactions and leadership development support.

Prior to becoming an independent coach and facilitator, Adam was a senior operations manager in financial services contact centres, where he grew and developed teams to great success. He was recognised for performance, employee engagement and customer advocacy, which was achieved through building an engaging development culture with clear vision, values and objectives and by enabling and empowering others.

Adam utilises his leadership experience, business knowledge, self-reflection and emotional intelligence to facilitate learning in others, resulting in great feedback from clients.

Philippa Hain

Philippa Hain

Associate Executive Coach

Philippa is an executive coach who has been providing coaching services to a wide variety of organisations for over 25 years. She has coached Chief Executives, Senior Teams and Managers at all levels in professional services firms, blue-chip companies and small businesses, as well as in the public sector. 

Previously a part of Deloitte LLP’s consulting team for 10 years, she is qualified to postgraduate level in Executive Coaching and Mentoring. 

As well as being a qualified coach, Philippa is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist, Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a registered psychologist with the Health Professions Council. She is also an accredited member and committee member of the Society for Coaching Psychology and is passionate about how psychological models and principles can be applied to people and teams in business, and how coaching can facilitate effective performance improvement, leading to improved well-being, greater efficiency and cost reduction. 

Philippa is qualified to use a wide range of psychometric instruments and 360 tools to aid the coaching experience. She has also written articles and contributed to book chapters on the topic of coaching. 

Allison Holland

Allison Holland

Associate Facilitator and Executive Coach

Allison is an experienced facilitator and executive coach.

She has worked as a senior learning and development consultant for over 15 years, delivering programmes for senior leaders in both the private and public sector. Her focus is on developing individuals, teams and organisations to deliver results. 

With an MSc in Leadership and Management and a background in project management, she also has a practical ability to analyse, scope, design, and evaluate challenging and targeted development workshops for individuals, teams, departments and organisations. 

Allison enjoys working in partnership to deliver unique and sustainable change; balancing challenge and support.  She is accredited to use the Insights Discovery® tool, as well as other psychometric tools.