The Capable and Curious

We’re a talented and trusted global consultancy specialising in HR, People and Team Development, and Leadership and Culture Development.

Our team are discerning experts, united by their commitment to growth, learning and excellence.

Liz Beck

CEO and Leadership Coach

Liz Beck

CEO and Leadership Coach

Liz is the soul of Aspiring.  A dynamic coach, trainer and people expert, she is insanely curious and dedicated to exploring what is possible in the world.

Following a cooperate career in senior HR and L&D roles, Liz founded Aspiring to bring integration and humanity to the complexities of organisational performance.

View Bio

Michael Beck

Co-owner, Leadership Coach & Mental Health Trainer

Michael Beck

Co-owner, Leadership Coach & Mental Health Trainer

Michael is the co-owner and director of Aspiring Hr along with Liz . A coach & trainer specialising in well-being & mental health.

He prides himself on his positive & enthusiastic style as well as his inquisitive nature and is incredibly passionate about helping others discover how they can be the best version of themselves .

Following a successful corporate career working in numerous senior & field leadership roles across a number of industries incorporating food retail,technology, facilities and latterly hospitality,  Michael has joined Liz in Aspiring to lead the team together and help fuel the company’s growth .

View Bio

Alaina David

HR Business Partner

Alaina David

HR Business Partner

Alaina is a skilled and gifted business partner. She has a wealth of HR experience in the private and public sectors, and a reputation for delivering initiatives and solutions that improve performance.

Incredibly knowledgeable, proactive and utterly reliable, Alaina gives security and confidence on the steps to take.

View Bio

Vikki Marsden

HR Business Partner

Vikki Marsden

HR Business Partner

Vikki is our knowledgeable and experience Senior HR Advisor. She has a wealth of HR experience across different sectors and is driven to support our clients.

Vikki is incredibly proactive, dedicated, and unflappable, ensuring you are always fully supported.

View Bio

Juliette Webb

Learning and Developer Manager

Juliette Webb

Learning and Developer Manager

Juliette is experienced and enthusiastic when it comes to learning and development. She is committed to understanding our clients’ and working with them to develop the best training solutions for their teams. She loves working with the HR team at Aspiring to continue to nurture the relationship between HR and learning & development.

View Bio

Kevin Ventris

HR Advisor

Kevin Ventris

HR Advisor

Kevin is a motivated and experienced HR professional, with a broad working knowledge of HR functionality and employment legislation practices and methodology, gained from working in a number of different multi-site environments within the private and public sectors. With this experience Kevin will ensure you are always fully supported with any administrative HR tasks or processes.

View Bio

Rachel Colbourne

HR Administrator

Rachel Colbourne

HR Administrator

Rachel is our enthusiastic and organised HR Administrator. With impeccable attention to detail Rachel ensures the facts are clear and simple to support you. Whether its employment contracts or reviewing your HR library, she’s got you covered.

View Bio

Aby Mason

HR Advisor

Aby Mason

HR Advisor

Aby is our experienced HR Advisor, she has previously worked with a variety of businesses in all sectors, from charities to corporate clients. With her supportive nature and extensive knowledge, Aby is here to assist you with your HR needs, from admin all the way through to performance managements and appraisals. Having owned her own business, she knows the importance of responding quickly and prioritising effectively.

View Bio

Michaela Scowen

HR Administrator

Michaela Scowen

HR Administrator

Michaela is the heart of the team, the organised one taking care of all the business operations, training, coaching and development processes. She balances the sweet spot of practicality and creativity in the way only the rest of us can only admire.

View Bio

Debbie Wallis

Senior HR Advisor

Debbie Wallis

Senior HR Advisor

Debbie is our Senior HR Advisor and prior to joining the team at Aspiring gained a wealth of experience across many sectors, including retail and travel. Taking a practical and calm approach she utilises her experience of leadership roles and commercial awareness to support our clients with Advisory support that is tailored to each situation.

View Bio

Patrick Ballin

Coach, Facilitator and Trainer

Patrick Ballin

Coach, Facilitator and Trainer

Master in the field of team development, Patrick brings over 20 years of academic and commercial experience to enable teams to release their unique strengths; working to tackle their biggest challenges and achieve their greatest results.

Rob Griffiths

Coach, Facilitator and Trainer

Rob Griffiths

Coach, Facilitator and Trainer

Committed to developing performance since playing professional squash in this teens. Rob is now an international trainer and business and sporting coach.

Rob is a performance psychologist fascinated by the motivators, enablers and structures that facilitate human and team performance and change.

Anton McBurnie

Leadership Consultant and Coach

Anton McBurnie

Leadership Consultant and Coach

In addition to working with Aspiring HR, Anton is the Managing Partner of CoSuccess Consulting in the US. Anton has a wealth of hands-on experience in helping leaders, teams and organisations achieve measurable collaborative success.

Co-author of “Close The Interaction Gap”, Anton is a strong communicator who can motivate and align diverse teams to achieve a common purpose.

Bernadette McBurnie

Consultant, Team and Executive Coach

Bernadette McBurnie

Consultant, Team and Executive Coach

In addition to working with Aspiring HR, Bernadette is a Consultant and Coach with CoSuccess Consulting in the US. She works with individuals in large or small organisations who deeply care about creating and living success in all areas of their life, by giving them a clear vision, purposeful direction, and increasing their personal and leadership effectiveness.

Bernadette also has her own coaching and speaking practice that focuses on Women’s Empowerment and Leadership.

Leigh McKay

Mental Health First Aid and Emotional Resilience, Trainer and Facilitator

Leigh McKay

Mental Health First Aid and Emotional Resilience, Trainer and Facilitator

A degree in psychology fuelled Leigh’s interest in human behaviour and the impact it has on performance.

Leigh trains workplaces and communities to promote wellbeing and positive physical, mental and emotional health.

Nicola Blackmore

Management Trainer

Nicola Blackmore

Management Trainer

Nicola is an exceptional Learning and Development professional who genuinely gets out of bed every morning determined to make a difference.

With a wealth of corporate L&D experience, and as a skilled Insights Discovery Trainer, Nicola develops competence and confidence in those she works with.

Clare Carpenter

Coach, Facilitator, Trainer

Clare Carpenter

Coach, Facilitator, Trainer

Clare has been coaching and developing successful leaders and teams throughout her career. Following 25 years working for internationally acclaimed customer focused organisations, she now works as an Executive Coach, with a range of board level and senior leadership team clients. Her specialisms include executive and leadership coaching, building resilience and communication and team development.