Some of the Rainmaker team who specialise in the field of Executive Coaching.

Kate Burton :

ICF Certified Executive Coach

Kate BurtonKate works with professionals in the business world who are hungry for change.

Kate is a well respected, fully qualified international coach
She challenges her clients to transform their personal effectiveness, leadership style and performance.
Her clients number many senior IT executives with a hearty appetite for development;
People who value success, expect a high quality of life and measure the impact of coaching on their bottom line performance.

Kate is a master practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming and full member of the International Coach Federation with PCC accreditation.

She’s also the best selling author of a number of books: NLP for Dummies, Building Self Confidence for Dummies

“The coaching programme with Kate has been uplifting to the point where I’m now enthusing about my work …, it’s been an eye-opener to step back, stop and think what I really want.”
Mark Nutburn, IT Director

In a short time (we had 2 meetings by phone and 1 in person) I was able to achieve a lot.
I regularly reflect back on some of the topics we discussed.
Her friendly approach meant we established a good rapport quickly
I liked her style of questioning which was supportive but challenging in the right measure.
 Hannah Tomkins Services Manager @ SENSE Charity for DeafBlind people  

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Andy Gannon

International Coach Federation Certified Executive Director Coach

Andy GannonAndy has managed a number of international businesses and teams, both in his executive leadership roles during a distinguished 19-year career within Hewlett Packard, and since.

Over the last decade alone, Andy has managed businesses ranging from 10 employees to thousands, and with turnovers from £1.5 million to £1.5 billion.

He has a reputation as a talented change manager and organisational designer, and has led several breakthrough projects leading to the repositioning of entire businesses – and resulting in significant improvements in their growth and profitability.

Over the last five years he has also adopted a number of Directorships both Executive and Non-Executive, complemented by pro-bono work in the charity and not-for–profit sector along with advisory, mentoring and coaching roles. His roles have included Group CEO of a fast growing Aim listed plc, Non-Exec Chairman of a consulting business and Chairman of a charity – The Talent Foundation.

Building on his consulting and mentoring track record, Andy has been operating as a coach for some five years, working with main board level executives from predominantly FTSE-100 and FTSE-250 clients across all disciplines and markets. Member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF)

Kevin Howes

OD Consultant, Executive Coach

Kevin has more than 25 years delivering bottom-line results in blue-chip companies and SMEs. Much of his experience and successes have been in the financial services, IT, telecommunications, automotive and pharmaceutical sectors. His clients tell him they like his informal, practical, straight-talking approach to his coaching and mentoring and his knack of quickly pinpointing where and how performance can be improved.

Kevin has achieved a solid track record of delivering results in companies

e.g. Accident Exchange, Barclays, Britax, BT Cellnet (now 02), DaimlerChrysler,

EPSON, Ford, Hewlett-Packard, Legal & General, Lloyds Bank, Nortel, Oracle,

Sankyo, TMP Worldwide, and Zurich Financial Services.

Helen Chapman

Executive and Management Coach and Personal Resiliency Specialist – York and London based

Helen Chapman is an accredited psychological coach and trainer . She is passionate about helping leaders and team to be more effective and resilient in creative and innovative ways. She also likes to keep things as simple and straight forward as possible and ideally fun! Her first booklet ‘Being Resilient’ beautifully captures her attitude to life and business:

if we could stand back more often and imagine what a child might say or do, we might cut through some of our business and personal complexity

Helen has more than 22 years experience in large multinational organisations working in management and leadership roles in functions such as Research, Development, IT, Finance, Information and Knowledge management. She started her life as a bench chemist at Nicholas Laboratories, before moving to ICI and then GSK. She splits her time between Yorkshire and Hertfordshire enjoying the balance between the two and is currently working on her next booklet ‘Being Effective’.

Sally Prescott

Executive Coach, Learning and Development Specialist , Director Coach, ICF Accredited Coach – North West of England and London Based

Sally PrescottSally Prescott is a Learning & Development Specialist and ICF Accredited Coach – and has a real passion for life. With 22 years of energetic experience working in the service industry, Sally’s driving force lies in enabling people to reach their goals.

Over a 14 year period at Forte Hotels Sally led teams to success for the benefit of both the hotel and individual employees at all levels. During this time, she was inspired to pursue a career in Human Resources and Learning & Development, and is a CIPD graduate. She has also worked for The Savoy, Intercontinental and Jumeirah Hotels – making a significant difference over an 8 year period. Sally has led hotel teams to be dedicated in delivering customer service excellence and profitable performance.

Coupled with her career, Sally has undertaken 18 years active volunteering for charity Radio Lollipop – providing care, comfort, play & entertainment to make seriously sick children’s stay in hospital a less painful experience. Dealing with worried and bereaved families has put life into perspective yet Sally still enjoys using her considerable skills to bring smiles to sad faces – she has a true zest for life.