Our Philosophy

We believe that behaviour is a choice. We also believe that everybody has the potential to broaden the range of behavioural choices they have available to them.

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Our USP. Time for a smile!

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Senior intact team development. What we mean.

What we do

We design and deliver people development programmes. That’s anything from long-term developmental programmes to overseas coaching expeditions, one-to-one coaching, psychometric profiling and one-day workshops.

Bespoke programmes

People development programmes. Surely we should define the outcomes first?

What are your organisation's challenges?

- Dysfunctional teams
- Leaders operating at a low level - perhaps below what's expected of them?
- Poor communication styles leading to discord
- Lack of confidence in delivering feedback to teams, peers and leaders
- Reactive rather than proactive leadership styles
- Lacking in strategic thinking

We know people development is driven, either through the desire to develop individuals and teams, or from the need to resolve existing issues and problems.

Before we can create a programme, we need to be curious and we need to listen. We need to learn more about your organisation, and of course the challenges and requirements you have.

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Senior intact team development

If teams are dysfunctional the organisation suffers. How does your business stack up?

Wherever there’s a team, there’s usually dysfunction of some sort. And often the more senior the team - that’s the Board, the directors and other senior players - the more personalities, egos, and agendas there are, and the more dysfunction there can be.

And these behaviours don’t go unnoticed in the business. They filter down and often pervade the entire operation!

Senior intact team development. What we mean.

I’ve been able to understand how some of the behavioural and commercial elements of leadership can be used in any situation so it’s easy to transfer back into the workplace.
Lisa Brennan
Head of Organisational Development, Doosan
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Coaching

Coaching creates the space to explore and face the challenges of leadership within a unique one-to-one relationship.

Great coaching requires a combination of the right relationship, the right time and the right place, alongside clear personal and business objectives. But it's often not that simple.

Perhaps the traditional coaching model isn't right for you when there's a more immediate need. Or maybe a coaching surgery could deliver the value you need in your business. Read on for all the options.

Coaching at Farscape

I may have finished my sessions, but the techniques, the thought process, all the things I learnt, still go on today. I feel comfortable in my skin, with who I am and not who I thought I should be - coaching was one of the most profound things offered to me and would recommend to anyone to take that opportunity.
Andrea Clack
Head of Internal Audit, Panasonic
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Overseas learning experiences

It’s not about the physical challenge, it’s about having the time to stop and reflect.

Morocco, Croatia, Costa Rica, even Wales, it could be anywhere. Taking people away from familiar, often distracting environments and immersing them in an unfamiliar, sometimes challenging destination creates a fabulous opportunity for learning.

Our experience proves that outdoor learning is hugely beneficial, but what is the science behind this? Research from Allan and McKenna et al. (2012, p.5) has shown that “the multi-sensory nature of outdoor environments has a profound impact upon brain function and adaptation.” They state that the brain has learned to draw meaning from layers of meaning derived from incoming stimuli, providing “the bedrock for behavioural adaptation and sustainable growth.”

Our overseas learning experiences create the time to stop, reflect and think. It’s a place where real, long lasting change can take place.

Morocco Overseas Learning Experience

It’s been phenomenal. I think you offer something really, really special and unique and I’ve never seen or heard anything like this before. I think it’s an excellent, excellent way for leaders to really start to think about who they are and how they lead. I’m not sure I’d want to do it in any other environment.
Nicola Dunne
Ex Assistant Chief Executive and CPO, UK Shared Business Services
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TNA

Often we hear the words “we know what we need”, and we've discovered that many organisations don't.

A successful Training Needs Analysis (TNA) sweeps away the perceptions and obstacles that hinder the delivery of the true training needs of the organisation. Senior leaders and employees feel heard, and this creates the buy-in required to deliver effective training programmes.

Our USP. Time for a smile!

Working with Farscape has been great. It’s been a really positive experience. There has been feedback both ways in creating a finished article, which has really worked.
Martin Nichols
L&D Manager, Womble Bond Dickinson
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Our Team

Meet the team! We're the people you'll work with. And we're as diverse as any team could be. But it's not about us, it's about the value we hope we can bring to your organisation. Talk to us - we'd welcome the opportunity.

Meet the rest of the team

Ruth Moody
Managing Director, Facilitator and Coach

Ruth Moody
Managing Director, Facilitator and Coach

Ruth is the owner and Managing Director of Farscape and has over 10 years’ experience in training. Ruth specialises in Emotions and Behaviours at Work and has created the people focused, values-based training that Farscape has become known for. She is accredited to deliver the Advanced Emotions and Behaviours at Work psychometric and frequently works with teams and leaders to help them develop their self-awareness in order to build high performance.

Neil Kimberley
Programmes Director, Facilitator and Coach

Neil Kimberley
Programmes Director, Facilitator and Coach

Neil is an experienced business professional and coach who shares Farscape’s passion for people development. He has spent the last 20 years immersed in the fields of education, training and coaching and has recently gained a Masters in Coaching and Behavioural Change at Henley Business School. He combines his wide-ranging experiences as teacher, mentor, leader and coach to help people and teams bridge the gap between their perception of what they can achieve and their true potential.

Claire Ewing
Programmes Manager

Claire Ewing
Programmes Manager

As the Programmes Manager Claire manages our programmes from point of sale through to delivery, working with our clients to ensure a positive experience for all. Reviewing operational process, seeking new learning environments and collating client feedback also form part of Claire’s core role. Focusing on the client’s journey with Farscape is of utmost importance to Claire, building relationships and valuing feedback help her to ensure high standards of delivery.

As a passionate and experienced netball coach Claire hopes to transfer her sports coaching knowledge to the world of learning and development. Claire is curious about people’s behaviours and in particular the dynamics of teams. She is excited to be part of a team that values personal development and can’t wait to learn more!

Arabella Butler
Finance and Business Improvement Coordinator

Arabella Butler
Finance and Business Improvement Coordinator

Very fond of numbers and spreadsheets, Arabella is the main point of contact for all things financial. Day-to-day, she is responsible for managing all invoicing, credit control and payments in and out of the company. Alongside this she produces regular financial reports and provides detailed analysis of company performance to support the Directors in strategic decisions.

One of Arabella’s main drivers is a desire to help others and encourage them to be the best that they can be. In Farscape, she is delighted to have found a company that reflects this ideal and through its work, demonstrates a genuine interest in people and their ongoing development.

Deena Gornick
Facilitator, Coach and Motivational Speaker

Deena Gornick
Facilitator, Coach and Motivational Speaker

Deena is an experiential and inspirational leader, trained psychotherapist, coach and motivational speaker with over 20 years’ experience of learning and development across all levels of organisations. What began as a passion for presentation skills and inspiring passion for performance grew to an in-depth understanding of the facilitation of assertiveness, personal impact, confidence and gravitas.

Deena is inspired by her deep belief in the potential of every individual. She is able to inspire, engage and facilitate change in all environments, from large-scale corporate events for groups of a thousand, to one-to-one coaching sessions. Deena especially enjoys working at senior level to facilitate cultural change.

Karen Green
Facilitator

Karen Green
Facilitator

Karen Green is an experienced facilitator and professional member of the CIPD. She is passionate about supporting organisations to achieve higher performance through accessing the true potential of every employee. She has 15 years’ experience in human resources, leadership and management development and change management roles. Experienced in working across global cultures, Karen has delivered in Brazil, US, China and India. Her sector experience spans manufacturing, engineering, aerospace, chemical and nuclear in organisations ranging from 340 employees to 12,000.

Warm and approachable, Karen is successful in developing collaborative working relationships with leaders and teams at all levels in the business.

Will Karlsen
Facilitator and Coach

Will Karlsen
Facilitator and Coach

Will holds an MSc in Coaching and Behavioural Change (Henley Business School) and is an APECS accredited executive coach. His background is in business and performance; he began his career in the catering industry progressing to senior management level and then trained as a professional actor. His work draws on his experience from both of these professions.

His supportive yet challenging facilitation style is focused on enabling clients to develop their own learning and he regularly works with senior people helping them to explore the unconscious, behavioural and systemic influences that shape both their own and their organisation’s performance.

Julia Carden
Facilitator and Coach

Julia Carden
Facilitator and Coach

Julia began her career as a Royal Naval Officer, after which she specialised in assessment and development, and is now a learning and development expert who has worked with a diverse range of public and private sector clients. Julia is a Senior Practitioner Coach with the EMCC and holds an MSc in Coaching and Behavioural Change. She is passionate about her own development and is starting a PhD to research “Why should anyone be coached by you?”

Her facilitation style is collaborative and challenging – embracing a coaching style and so using lots of questions to facilitate discussion. She is aware that challenge might create discomfort and unease; however, with support and care this can lead to deeper insight and learning. Julia works with leaders and organisations to explore behaviours, and how these impact others.

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