Our Team

It's the people who really matter

Operating locally with global reach

Below are just some of our amazing team which in total numbers over 120 accredited coaches, experienced facilitators and consultants. Our geographical coverage reaches across the globe which means we provide the right fit for your organization in terms of skills, experience, cultural sensitivities and language competency. Last year we delivered client programs in 40 countries, 6 languages and within 11 different industries. With headquarters in the USA and the UK, we are easily accessible, wherever you are based.

Our coaches and consultants are an incredibly important part of our community; to us, they are family and we build strong long-term relationships with our team ensuring they are supported and equipped to be able to provide the best learning experience for our clients. As a values-based business it is important that our values as a team are aligned and we are united in our purpose to help the organizations we work with to grow and scale for the future.

Beth Williams, Primeast

Beth Williams

Beth is CEO of Primeast North America and brings over 25 years of human potential development experience and a passion for helping organizations scale.

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Beth Williams


Beth works with leadership teams globally and locally, working at the individual and organizational levels. She is passionate about the human spirit's ability to change and grow. Believing it all starts with the small voice inside each of us! She has experience working at all levels in the organization to foster development.

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Gary Edwards

Gary Edwards

Gary, founder and CEO of Primeast Global, has worked in organization development for 30 years, supporting clients with culture, change and leadership development.

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Gary Edwards


Prior to his career at Primeast, Gary spent three years at Operation Raleigh, a worldwide expedition charity that supports young people, as the UK selection and training team manager. In his downtime he enjoys a passion for adventure and the great outdoors and is lucky enough to have the Yorkshire countryside on his doorstep to explore.

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Margaret Maat, Primeast

Margaret Maat

Margaret has over 20 years of experience in coaching, training, group facilitation, organizational development and change management.

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Margaret Maat


Margaret is a superb program designer and is highly focused on the client context which ensures her delivery is completely on point and directly relates to the learner workplace. She has implemented training, leadership and organizational development programs in a variety of situations to drive change in response to the changing business environment.

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Dianne Capobianco, Primeast

Dianne Capobianco

Dianne is a consummate Project Co-ordinator, ensuring a smooth process for clients and participants of programs.

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Dianne Capobianco


Dianne's is highly skilled and experienced in project management; she works with clients providing support with scheduling, logistics and operations. Her diligence and passion ensures an outstanding experience when it comes to the end-to-end process we provide.

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Scott Cooksey, Primeast

Scott Cooksey

Scott is highly experienced facilitator with expertise in developing leaders who can lead high-performing teams to deliver measurable results.

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Scott Cooksey


Scott began his career in banking and financial services, where he has 13 years’ experience holding a variety of business development and advisory roles. Since shifting his focus to developing top management skills in others, Scott’s work has taken him across North America, the Caribbean, Australia and the Middle East.

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Dewitt Dees, Primeast

Dewitt Dees

With more than thirty years of experience in energy, industrial, municipal and the utility industries, Dewitt has served in roles such as CEO, Director, and Senior Vice President.

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Dewitt Dees


Dewitt brings energy and enthusiasm and a unique ability to assure buy-in on a shared vision, define a clear mission and improve performances across the board by raising the bar of the overall team. His ability to convey abstract concepts in an easily understandable way allows him to connect effectively, investing teams with strength and self-reliance.

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Joni Goodman, Primeast

Joni Goodman

Joni is an accredited executive coach, speaker, author and facilitator. Specializing in sales through account management, design and facilitation of custom solutions.

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Joni Goodman


Joni’s background is in bio-science research and development in a global pharmaceutical business where she then moved into sales management followed by sales training. She then moved into a consultancy role in customized learning and development which included the use of learning technologies to optimize business performance and increase productivity.

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Russell Evans, Primeast

Ted Dass

With over 20 years of experience in academia and industry, Ted takes an asset-based approach to developing leaders and organizational growth.

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Ted Dass


Ted cut his cloth as a pivotal executive of the corporate-HR division of India’s largest power company, NTPC Ltd. Later at the University of Cincinnati (UC), USA, he served on the faculty and taught Master’s-level courses in HRM. He also co-directed UC’s MHR program and was a Faculty Fellow at UC’s Centre for Organizational Leadership.

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Frank Byrnes, Primeast

Frank Byrnes

Frank has worked with global organizations to develop skills, strategies and techniques which equip individuals, teams, managers and organizations to excel.

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Frank Byrnes


An outstanding facilitator and consultant, Frank supports managers at all levels in designing and implementing initiatives to improve quality service in their organizations. He unlocks thinking and potential through his interactive, experiential approach which blends fun and adventure with a passion for brain learning.

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Debra Hirsch, Primeast

Debra Hirsch

Debbie brings nearly 20 years' experience as an executive coach, facilitator, trainer and communication expert.

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Debra Hirsch


With a passion for enhancing working relationships and enabling game-changing conversations, Debbie provides a big picture perspective, while emphasizing emotional intelligence and collaboration.

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Kim Pisolkar, Primeast

Kim Pisolkar

Kim is a skilled coach, facilitator and elearning program designer who has experience of working in a wide range of industries.

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Kim Pisolkar


Kim's work has focused on supporting business leaders and teams in driving change, improving systems and solving organizational and leadership challenges. She has experience in the areas of strategic business planning and implementation, human resources process and program improvement as well as organizational development.

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Julie Jackson-Schmidt, Primeast

Julie Jackson-Schmidt

With over 20 years’ experience, Julie uses her extensive experience to support employees develop agility to navigate through complex and shifting situations.

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Julie Jackson-Schmidt


Julie held several senior HR leadership positions in two major global companies in the Oil & Gas and Energy industries. She led HR business partners and corporate talent management sharpening both tactical and strategic skills. Julie has the ability to quickly assess business critical situations, leadership styles and implement effective action plans.

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Elizabeth De La Pena Veseer

Elizabeth De La Pena Veeser

Elizabeth is an engaging coach and facilitator who easily blends theory with practicality resulting in valuable actions that produce results.

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Elizabeth De La Pena Veeser


Elizabeth has over 25 years corporate Human Resources experience across multiple industries, including energy, consumer products, retail and manufacturing. Her leadership roles have included global responsibilities servicing up to 2,000 clients.

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Marion Witte, Primeast

Marion Witte

Marion specializes in executive and team coaching, employee engagement, organizational culture, change management and leadership development.

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Marion Witte


Marion brings over 25 years’ experience domestically and internationally in human resources and organizational development from the pharmaceutical, chemical and life sciences industries. She has supported organizations through rapid growth, mergers, acquisitions and restructurings to meet strategic goals.

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Bil Brubaker, Primeast

Bill Brubaker

Bill is a highly experienced corporate executive and certified career and leadership coach. Experienced in strategic alignment and organizational dynamics.

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Bill Brubaker


Bill has experience in a wide variety of industries from financial service, managed healthcare to energy and aerospace. He has held various leadership positions within the learning & development structures focusing on both skills-based training and leadership development.

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Michelle Guinane, Primeast

Michelle Guinane

Michelle has over 20 years experience at Fortune 500 companies, non-profits and HE focusing on change, talent management and leadership development.

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Michelle Guinane


Michelle's background in supporting customer service, engineering, headquarters, IT, manufacturing, operations, sales & marketing, and compliance brings forth a solid foundation of client-focused solutions and ability to understand and facilitate for various audiences.

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Amy Wilczynski, Primeast

Amy Wilczynski

Amy is a transformation consultant and creative facilitator. Her facilitation workshops are high energy, creative spaces for experiential learning.

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Amy Wilczynski


Amy’s experience in corporate training, directing seminars in the Pharmaceutical field in conjunction with her superior selling skills, allowed for an easy transition into meeting facilitation. She has conducted workshops for global organizations from small to thousands, from managers to C-suite level.

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Frank Faeth, Primeast

Frank Faeth

Frank is a well-resepected senior level coach and faciliator, helping leaders to break through barriers that are holding them back.

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Frank Faeth


As a former Fortune 500 executive, Frank understands exactly what it takes for leaders and managers to overcome challenges, seize opportunities and achieve success. Prior to becoming a coach in 2011, Frank led global strategic, technical and operational initiatives across broad business categories, addressing complexity and significant change.

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Brendan Geary, Primeast

Brendan Geary

Brendan's work focuses on helping leaders and teams upskill to face the challenges, complexity and change that are part of today's business landscape.

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Brandan Geary


Brendan's approach encompasses development of skills AND mindset, unsuring lasting change, using the principles of Conscious Leadership to support transformation.

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Sharon Nasr, Primeast

Sharon Nasr

An experienced Client Relationship Manager, Sharon is an adept facilitator and producer of virtual learning and development programs.

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Sharon Nasr


Sharon is highly skilled in designing planograms, Coaching, Sales, Retail, and Training Facilitation. A strong business development professional with a Bachelors of Business Administration; Excelled in Math and Science from The American College In London.

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Ken Blackwell, Primeast

Ken Blackwell

Ken has worked with leaders in organizations globally for over 24 years, providing leadership and team development.

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Ken Blackwell


Ken is a facilitator, coach and speaker highly focused on helping organizations, their teams and their leaders achieve their goals. Having worked with leading organizations he brings outstanding industry and commercial experience to his practice.

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Rich McLaughlin

Rich McLaughlin

Rich is a highly skilled facilitator of leadership development, organisational effectiveness, change initiatives and high-performing teams programs.

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Rich McLaughlin


As a TQM Education Manager, Rich developed his instructional design and change management skills. Since then he has worked in organizational effectiveness delivering several engagement projects. He has written 'Rules of Engagement: A Story About How Leaders Can More Effectively Engage Employees'.

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Teresa Haggerty

Teresa Haggerty

Teresa is a change management consultant and wellness coach working with leaders holistically to develop critical leadership skills.

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Teresa Haggerty


Teresa has merged two career paths into the change management arena. As an insurance professional, she jump-started new ventures within financial institutions and real estate firms. Her passion for personal development has been influenced by her training as a minister and yoga teacher.

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Beena Kavalam

Beena Kavalam

Beena is an experienced executive coach and facilitator with more than 15 years' corporate experience across the pharma, comms, CPG and tech industries.

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Beena Kavalam


Beena’s dual careers in management consulting and in brand management enable her to pivot in the moment from executive coach to corporate sounding board and strategic advisor and clients view this as a key factor in ensuring an engaging and highly focused learning experience.

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Warwick Abbott

Warwick Abbott

A co-founder of Primeast and highly skilled facilitator, Warwick has been designing and delivering programs for over thirty years working globally.

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Warwick Abbott


Warwick has travelled the world delivering learning and development with locations as far-reaching as Costa Rica, Papa New Guinea and Cameroon. He is particularly experienced in delivery and facilitation in the oil, gas and pharmaceutical sectors.

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Russell Evans, Primeast

Russell Evans

Russell, a Director, is a highly skilled facilitator, coach and consultant. Experienced at developing senior leadership teams in global organizations.

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Russell Evans


Based in the UK, Russell works globally, designing and delivering leadership and development programs. He supports senior leaders and leadership teams, helping them to develop their leadership effectiveness to improve not just their own performance and that of their teams but also to deliver significant business growth.

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Simon Tarver

Simon Tarver

Simon is a Director, gifted facilitator and coach with a passion for building outstanding teams and helping leaders develop the skills needed to lead.

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Simon Tarver


As well as being a Director and experienced consultant and practitioner Simon heads up IT. He is accredited in a wide range of proven tools and assessments including the Leadership Circle™ Barrett Values™ and GlobeSmart™ to name a few. When he's not doing that you'll find him cycling the hills and dales of Yorkshire.

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MArtin Carver

Martin Carver

A highly experienced and accredited Co-Active coach and Director of Primeast, Martin supports his clients designing and delivering focused leadership development.

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Martin Carver


As well as being accredited in a range of proven tools including the Leadership Circle™ Barrett Values™ and EQi, Martin plays an active role in regional coaching forums and is always happy to advocate the impact of coaching in learning and development. He has worked in a range of sectors and is passionate about developing the real impact for his clients.

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Sarah Cave

Sarah Cave

Sarah is a Director, an accredited Leadership Circle coach and is passionate about learning and improvement that is practical, robust and relevant.

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Sarah Cave


Sarah is a keen cyclist and when in between cycling adventures she can be seen whizzing along the roads, usually leaving a trail of cycling enthusiasts in her wake as she racks up the miles. She is a certified practitioner of a range of proven tools including Barrett Values™, the Leadership Circle™ and EQi.

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Owen Wibberley

Owen Wibberley

An experienced trainer, course developer and learning and development specialist, Owen has spent the last ten years working in the Far East before returning to the UK.

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Owen Wibberley


Returning to the UK after a decade working in learning and development in the far east, it hasn't taken Owen long to settle back into his passion for cricket, quickly signing up to play in his local cricket team. He enjoys creating a positive and practical learning experience for participants helping them to develop their own toolkit.

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Clive Wilson

Clive Wilson

Author of 'Designing the Purposeful Organization' and 'Designing the Purposeful World' Clive is a passionate author, speaker, facilitator and coach.

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Clive Wilson


Clive has spoken at conferences and facilitated workshops in Europe, Africa, Asia, the Americas, the Middle East and Australia. He has worked across all sectors, with significant support to the energy, pharmaceutical, technology, and manufacturing industries as well as improving the effectiveness of social entrepreneurs in the developing world.

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Emma Heaps

Emma Heaps

As Head of Client Solutions and a Director, Emma works collaboratively with clients on program design drawing on her years of experience in learning and development.

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Emma Heaps


Always calm, whatever the challenges, Emma can be relied on get the job done. Her experience and expertise in learning and development has influenced the way we design learning experiences to be truly engaging and meaningful for all participants at all levels.

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Gavin Elliot

Gavin Elliot

As Senior Elearning Consultant, Gavin is passionate about developing blended learning programs and gamification to ensure an engaging learning experience.

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Gavin Elliot


Gavin is an experienced and highly skilled programmer and elearning developer and works with the client solutions team to ensure the content created is leading edge, innovative and highly engaging for clients and learners. His previous experience in education and learning ensures each and every program created responds to the learner and organization's needs.

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Simon Allistone

Simon Allistone

Senior Design Consultant, Simon brings years of L & D experience designing and developing outstanding programs for clients.

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Simon Allistone


Simon works closely with clients to ensure organizational factors, language, brand and personality are incorporated into the programs he designs. He acts as custodian for the client AND the participant experience.

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Sarah Morgan

Sarah Morgan

Heading up Sales and Marketing and a Director, Sarah and the team work closely with colleagues to develop leading edge products and services which drive results.

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Sarah Morgan


An advocate of the power of experiential learning, Sarah is passionate about the transformational impact of outstanding learning and development. Previous experience as a tutor and program manager/designer of professional and higher education programs ensures an understanding of developing real learning impact.

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Joy Medos

Joy Medos

Joy is a highly skilled facilitator and coach. She works with senior leaders to help them overcome the challenges they face.

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Joy Medos


In an organization of over 60,000 employees, Joy was the only woman in 100 years of company history to go from entry level to CEO and part of the Top 100 employees, in less than 6 years. Her phenomenal experience informs her approach to learning and development, facilitation and coaching.

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Sting Lu

Sting Lu

Sting Lu is a talented leadership consultant and facilitator, focused on helping his clients develop organizational capability to improve performance.

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Sting Lu


Sting was formerly HR Director of AstraZeneca. He was the Head of AZ Business Institute and Business Partner for R & D for AZ. To date, Sting has spent his career in sales and marketing, training, OD and HR management positions working client side for more than 23 years before moving into learning and development.

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Sujata Iyer

Sujata Iyer

Sujata is an energetic and passionate behavioral facilitator and program designer. She is extremely motivated with a genuine interest in making a difference.

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Sujata Iyer


Sujata is extremely energetic and translates that energy into the training room. She is committed to a democratic approachable style of facilitation. Her workshops are conducted in an ambience of open learning and sharing and are aimed at meeting the desired objective in an engaging and holistic manner.

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Michelle Ong

Michelle Ong

Michelle is an experienced facilitator and coach, passionate about helping individuals and organizations to achieve their full potential.

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Michelle Ong


For 10 years, Michelle worked for several Fortune 500, global brands and government agencies. She spearheaded business development initiatives, multiple strategic marketing communications strategies and numerous pitches were won under her leadership. She then progressed to management roles which involved the development of talent within organizations.

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Judith Evans

Judith Evans

Judith is a performance coach and facilitator, specializing in supporting clients to build productive working relationships for improved performance.

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Judith Evans


Judith has a deep understanding of balance between strategic and operational tensions. She has extensive experience working with leaders from around the world, helping them develop approaches and behaviors that enable them to hold these tensions in balance.

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Sammy Njoroge

Sammy Njoroge

Sammy is certified in the Leadership Circle Profile and System™. He is also The Leadership Circle East Africa representative.

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Sammy Njoroge


Sammy is in the process of building a community of coaches, practitioners, internal and external consultants to raise the conscious practice of leadership and serve clients through hosting and facilitating Leadership Circle Certification. He also serves as an external consultant and trusted advisor to business and market leaders in East Africa especially in Nairobi.

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Jan Brause

Jan Brause

Jan is a professional coach, coach supervisor and skilled facilitator with over 30 years in Human Resources and Learning and Development.

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Jan Brause


Jan combines many years’ experience of working with groups and individuals from a range of backgrounds and cultures with first-hand experience of corporate change. Her personal style and values are rooted in a collaborative approach to develop high performance cultures and maximize personal and organizational potential.

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Gerardo Gomez

Gerry Gomez

Gerry is a coach, facilitator and learning and development advisor. He is a specialist in leadership development, systemic leadership and high performing teams.

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Gerry Gomez


Gerry's expertise is in business orientation and people development with a commercial background that saw him working in senior roles across EMEA. Currently working as consultant, facilitator and coach in integral transformation projects. He is based in Madrid.

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Sarie Leroy

Sarie Leroy

Sarie is a certified coach, consultant, project manager and facilitator. She brings extensive corporate experience, having worked internationally in senior positions.

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Sarie Leroy


Besides having many years of international experience in project and change management, Sarie is also a facilitator of interactive, experiential workshops in a wide range of management domains, including change, strategy, leadership, influence and communication.

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Darren Carrington

Darren Carrington

Darren is a confident and versatile facilitator, coach and mentor. A consummate professional who is extremely personable, passionate and laser focused.

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Darren Carrington


Darren brings a wealth of expertise and experience spanning more than 20 years. More recently he has worked as a dedicated coach for 11 high potentials at the UAE’s 3rd largest bank on their 6 month Al Masar coaching program - a fast track career development program for UAE Nationals, 3 of whom were promoted as a direct result

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An integrated approach to learning and development

As the business landscape changes, a new approach to leadership and skills development is needed to ensure organizations can continue to thrive and grow. Primeast has been working with leaders globally, providing leadership development and skills development training, for over thirty years with our unique and inter-connected approach.

We work closely with our clients to ensure the appropriate assessment, diagnosis and intervention is employed to deliver the most significant impact. We create meaningful learning experiences through immersive and experiential learning which has been proven, in thirty years of working with global organizations, to have a more profound, transformative and enduring affect on the internal capability and mindset.

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Build leadership excellence with our integrated approach developed over 30 years of delivering outstanding results. Building leadership strength to improve performance.

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