About Positive Perspective

Team member profiles

Keith Posner

Background

Keith Posner co-founded Positive Perspective in 1995 along with his wife Sian.

After graduating with a Law degree from Aberystwyth University, Keith spent a number of years working as a Training Manager for large UK based Financial Services companies.

With an engaging personality and deep understanding of human behaviour, Keith's enthusiasm for learning and development is infectious. He inspires and motivates all those he trains, coaches and supports.

Keith is an experienced coach and mentor - working with senior managers, directors and partners from prominent national, international and global companies, notably within the financial services and facilities management sectors.

In a number of organisations Keith has provided support, guidance and direction on Succession Planning for senior staff. He has also assisted and guided companies in their approach to strategic planning.

Outside the business world Keith shares his skills and knowledge by mentoring young people via The Prince’s Trust.

Keys Skills

  • Executive Coaching
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Leadership & Motivation
  • Strategic Planning
  • Communication
  • Empowerment
  • Personal Stress and Life Balance
  • Succession Management
  • Team Building
  • Customer Service
  • Project Management
  • Approved Trainer for Institute of Leadership & Management
  • Psychometrics - OPQ32 & MBTI (Myers Briggs)

Publications

Co-author (with Mike Applegarth) of:

  1. The Empowerment Pocketbook (link supplied does not work, page is missing!!)
  2. The Project Management Pocketbook
  3. Call Centre Customer Care Pocketbook

Sian Posner

Background

Sian Posner co-founded Positive Perspective in 1995.

After gaining her Bachelor of Divinity degree at the University College of Wales in Aberystwyth, Sian trained as a Registered General Nurse at St George's Hospital in London.

Sian has a natural empathy with people. Combined with the skills and experience gained in nursing and counselling, Sian is a highly effective Coach able to help individuals reach their potential.

She has worked with many Positive Perspective clients particularly focussed on individual development areas such as Presentation, Communication, Work-Life Balance and Personal Dynamics.

Keys Skills

  • Executive Coaching
  • Communication
  • Empowerment
  • Personal Stress and Life Balance
  • Outplacement
  • Solution focused Brief Therapy
  • CRUSE Bereavement Counsellor
  • Approved Trainer for Institute of Leadership & Management

Mike Applegarth

Background

Mike has been a training professional for over 30 years and has conducted assignments ranging from Sales and Customer Service through to tailored Management and Leadership Development.

He has developed and supported people across all levels of management from Supervisor level to Board members.

Mike has particular expertise working within the Insurance, Finance, Retail, Information Technology, Facilities Management, Petrochemical and Pharmaceutical industries, as well as in the public sector.

Aside from designing and implementing solutions, Mike assesses an organisation's HR and training infrastructure for effectiveness. He has also had significant involvement with national initiatives such as NVQs and Investors in People.

Keys Skills

  • Executive Coaching
  • HR policies and procedures
  • HR Recruitment and selection
  • Management Appraisals Systems
  • Oral and Written Presentation skills
  • Project Management
  • Sales Training Solutions
  • Training Needs Analyses
  • Approved Trainer for Institute of Leadership & Management

Publications

Mike is the author of several books:

  1. How to Take A Training Audit (sponsored by the ITD and Kogan Page)
  2. Leading Empowerment

Along with Keith Posner he is the co-author of:

  1. The Empowerment Pocketbook (link supplied does not work, page is missing!!)
  2. The Project Management Pocketbook
  3. Call Centre Customer Care Pocketbook

Terry Foster

Background

Terry is a highly skilled Learning & Development professional with many years of experience, particularly in the Construction, Financial Services and Facilities Management sectors.

Before moving to consultancy, Terry established and led the training department at a number of organisations including Interserve FM Ltd and Norland Managed Services Ltd.

He draws on this experience with a repertoire of skills in psychometric assessment, job analysis and assessment design. Terry also has the knowledge and skills to guide and support recruitment or development activities.

Through his passion for making learning fun and practical, Terry has designed and delivers a wide range of engaging exercises covering management skills, communication, mentoring and coaching for both individual and group learning and development​.

His experience encompasses the full range of management roles - from developing young people through their stages of management and leadership to working with senior teams and individuals.

Keys Skills

  • Leadership & Management Development
  • Facilitation Skills
  • Open Space Technology
  • Job analysis
  • Psychometric Assessment – assessment centre design and management
  • Assessor Skills Development.  BPS level A and B (CEB-SHL; Saville Consulting, TalentQ and Thomas International)
  • Organisational Culture
  • Action Centred Learning
  • Accredited Trainer for The Institute of Leadership & Management​

Lizzie Petts

Background

Lizzie joined Positive Perspective in 1997 and provides invaluable support to all the Consultants.

Most likely to be the person to answer the phone when you call, Lizzie will ensure your queries are handled promptly and you get the information you need.

If you wish to attend an "open" course, have specific requirements you wish to discuss, or want to join one of our networking events, please contact Lizzie and she will make the arrangements.

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