The brains behind the books


Mark Edwards

Mark Edwards is the founder of Whiteboard Strategies, a consultancy that specializes in visual communications that works with world-leading companies (including Symantec, Vodafone, Toshiba). Mark is the author of The Visual Communications Book and The Smart Selling Book.


Kevin Duncan

Kevin is a business advisor, marketing expert and the author of several successful business books, including the bestselling The Diagrams Book (LID). He previously worked in the communications and advertising sector for over 25 years. Kevin is the author of The Diagrams BookThe Smart Thinking BookThe Ideas BookThe Business Bullshit Book, and The Excellence Book.


Simone Andersen

Simone Lemming Andersen is an author and journalist. She is a specialist in networking and performance. She worked at the Danish Broadcasting Corporation, where she produced radio and TV programmes and hosted her own live talk show. Later she became a senior adviser in a PR company. Her clients include Novo Nordisk, Microsoft and Ernst & Young. Simone is the author of  The Networking Book.


Anthony Tasgal

Anthony Tasgal spent 15 years as an ad agency planner before setting up POV, a strategic brand consultancy. He is a Training Director for the CIM and a Visiting Lecturer at Buckingham, Nottingham Trent and Beijing Normal Universities. Anthony is the author of  The Storytelling Book.


Martyn Newman

Dr Martyn Newman is a leading international expert on emotional intelligence and leadership. He is MD of RocheMartin and a consulting psychologist with an international reputation as an expert in emotional intelligence (EQ) and leadership. Martyn is the author of The Mindfulness Book.


Dawn Sillett

Dawn Sillett has been designing and delivering training workshops and executive coaching for over 15 years. Dawn is the author of  The Feedback Book.


Chris Budd

Chris Budd is founder and MD of Ovation Finance Ltd, an FCA regulated financial planning company. Chris is the author of The Financial Wellbeing Book.


Tim Johnson

Tim Johnson has spent most of his working life as a business strategist, helping create scalable sustainable businesses and turning around those in distress. Tim now works as a business coach, and mentor. Tim is the author of The Success Book.


Ben Elijah

Ben Elijah Is a coach, speaker and author. He has worked in some of the world’s biggest technology firms and now helps individuals and organizations build better relationships with conflicting information in a complex world. Ben is the author of The Productivity Habits.


Helen Chapman

Helen Chapman is a former senior business manager with an Airline company and has Health & Fitness background. Helen has led successful organisational development strategies, working as developer, owner and facilitator of new company cultures. Today Helen is a Facilitator and works as a thinking partner with senior business leaders. Helen is the author of The Meeting Book.

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Simon Tyler

Simon is a specialist in Leadership Impact and has coached over 500 executives from companies including BP, Coutts, DuPont, and Lloyds Banking Group. Simon is the author of The Impact CodeThe ‘Keep It Simple’ Book, and The Impact Book.


Phil Dobson

Phil Dobson BSc (Hons), MBPsS, DHyp, BSCH (Assoc). Phil is trainer, facilitator and coach, and the Founder of BrainWorkshops. He now works with organisation including the BBC, NBCUniversal, Jamie Oliver, Discovery Communications Europe, and Viacom International, providing brain-based training programmes that transform thinking and performance. Phil turns insights from neuroscience, cognitive and behavioural psychology, NLP, hypnotherapy and mindfulness into applicable skills and techniques for the workplace. Phil is the author of The Brain Book

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Magnus Lindkvist

Magnus Lindkvist is an international futurist and consultant. He is the author of Everything We Know and When the Future Begins. Magnus is the author of The Future Book.

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Andrew Kinder

Andrew Kinder is a practicing therapist and coach. He is a co-author of The Crisis Book.


Cary Cooper

Professor Sir Cary Cooper is one of the world’s leading authorities on management, work, and organizational psychology. Cary Cooper is a co-author of The Crisis Book.

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Rick Hughes

Rick Hughes is a practicing therapist and coach. He is a co-author of The Crisis Book.


Emma Serlin

Emma is the Director and Founder of London Speechworkshops who deliver one to one and corporate training to increase personal effectiveness through a unique approach o communication, presentation skills, and accent softening. clients include the Korean Olympic bid team, Time newspaper group, Credit Suisse and many more. Emma is also an award-winning theatre director, social entrepreneur, founder of social enterprise,, business and founder of Emma is the author of The Connection Book.


Nicole Soames

Nicole Soames is a highly qualified coach and EQ practioner. Founder & CEO of Diadem, commercial skills trianing and coaching company. With over 75 clients in 12 different countries, helping more than 2500 people become commercial athletes in selling & influencing, account management, marketing, presenting, strategy, coaching and leadership and management. Nicole is the author of The Negotiation Book.


Sally Bibb

Sally Bibb is a leading figure in the strengths movement. She is a consultant and previously worked at The Economist. Sally is the author of The Strengths Book.


Guy Arnold

Guy is the published author of Great or Poor, and Sales through Service. He works with Business Advice Organisations, offering simple and hugely powerful guidance as well as referrals and reputation sales. He is the co-author of The Reputation Book.


Russell Wood

Russell is a professional trainer and business advisor for SME, national, FTSE 100 and private companies working in B2C and B2B environments. Russell is the co-author of The Reputation Book.


Sanyin Siang

Sanyin Siang is the Executive Director of the Coach K Center on Leadership & Ethics (COLE), a laboratory for leadership, at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. She is the author of The Launch Book.