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

MD and Leadership Coach

Liz Beck

MD 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.

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.

Lana Clark

HR Business Partner

Lana Clark

HR Business Partner

Lana brings her deep technical knowledge and pragmatic approach to partner our clients and is an experienced HR Business Partner.

With her abundance of knowledge and drive to support our clients she will provide you with the most up to date legal advice for any situation. With her calm and collected approach you are in the safest hands.

Juliette Webb

HR Administrator

Juliette Webb

HR Administrator

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

Kevin Ventris

HR Administrator

Kevin Ventris

HR Administrator

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.

Michaela Scowen

Business Support Assistant

Michaela Scowen

Business Support Assistant

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.

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.

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.

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.

Jane Hodgson

Management Trainer

Jane Hodgson

Management Trainer

Jane has extensive experience, having worked in various countries for a broad range of organisation.

She is a master storyteller and helps any learner make connections between the theory and the real world application, bringing bags of energy and good human to every session.

Tim Frost

Innovation and Culture Consultant

Tim Frost

Innovation and Culture Consultant

Tim is an expert in innovation, culture and capability. He specialises in helping individual leaders and teams, reimagine their roles in rapidly changing environments. A hands on facilitator, trainer and coach, Tim brings his experience of cultural transformation and innovation programmes to reinvigorate new ways of working.

Jonathan Mercer

HR Development Partner

Jonathan Mercer

HR Development Partner

Jonathan is an experienced HR Partner with significant experience across several multinational businesses, specialising in People & Organisational Development, HR Generalism and Wellbeing & Benefits. He has a refreshingly simple approach to creating environments where people are engaged and have the opportunity to grow