Our team.
Inspiring others to greatness.

Our Team

The world needs social leaders.
Here are ours.

Shannon Banks

Shannon Banks

Shannon is an award-winning facilitator, consultant and coach and is passionate about creating a better world through social leadership. She founded Be Leadership in 2014 to help organizations, teams and individuals thrive in a modern work environment.

Sarah Jones

Sarah Jones

Sarah is an executive coach and facilitator with extensive international experience working with individuals and teams. Personable yet professional, she creates a motivating and challenging coaching environment, intuitively knowing when to lead and when to listen.

Stephanie Parry

Stephanie Parry

Stephanie has over thirty years of experience in global companies as a senior HR leader, a consultant and a coach. She works with people at all levels of the organisation to get to the heart of what really matters and to enable change. 

Liz Rushton

Elizabeth Rushton

Liz is a talent management consultant and executive coach. She has extensive corporate experience working in talent and people development roles across multiple sectors including defence, technology and public services.

Patty Ryan

Patty Ryan

Patty began working with Be Leadership as a Business Manager in early 2019. She brings a background in senior-level event production, marketing and branding to the team.

Jenny Serra

Jenny Serra

Jenny is an experienced marketer and graphic designer who works alongside Shannon to produce course content. She acts as a technical producer for online workshops and works behind the scenes to support the business.

Richard Strudwick

Richard Strudwick

Richard is a developmental leadership coach, working with individuals in leadership positions to help them adapt, perform and take proactive steps towards their own stated business and behavioural goals.

Nathalie Thoumyre

Nathalie Thoumyre

Nathalie is a leadership coach who supports leaders and their teams in achieving the best sustainable performance in their global environment. She has facilitated numerous initiatives to bring about positive change.

Ed Williams

Ed Williams

Ed is a highly-experienced, qualified executive coach who works with senior and emerging leaders. He helps them to think, feel and behave more effectively in order to deliver peak performance and enhanced results.

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Anni Townend

Anni is a leadership consultant, executive coach to senior leaders and their teams.  She specialises in helping senior leaders bring out the best in themselves and each other, creating cultures of care in which there is inclusive dialogue, diversity of thought and true collaboration.

Elly Roper VA

Elly Roper

Elly is an experienced online event coordinator, marketer and project manager. Originally from Texas, she now lives in Newcastle upon Tyne in the North of England. Her passion is connecting people and helping others develop their passions into lucrative careers.

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Antonella Mediati

Antonella is a ICF certified Leadership Coach passionate about helping clients find awareness, purpose, and unlock their true potential. Antonella accompanies leaders and teams to navigate through change and transformation. 

Kathryn Jeacock

Kathryn Jeacock

Kathryn is an experienced Leadership and Team Coach, with an MA in Coaching and Mentoring. With over 15 years experience in HR, working at senior levels, Kathryn is obsessed with supporting Leaders and Teams to develop the skills to navigate and thrive in the changing the world of work!

Wendy Reus

Wendy Reus

Wendy is an experienced, qualified executive coach who is effective at quickly establishing trust and understanding the challenges her clients are facing. She is supportive and believes people have the ability to improve their performance.

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Shannon Wallis

Shannon’s ability to launch big ideas and create new realities comes from more than thirty years of professional study as well as a lifetime of personal vision, tenacity, and practice.