We’re a pretty unique bunch of people. Our team includes internationally renowned experts with backgrounds in neuroscience, business, training, research, communication and leadership.
When you partner with Boardwalk, you’re getting access to diverse experience, global perspectives and a ton of enthusiasm to co-create effective solutions with you.
Lady (Kitty) Chisholm, FRSA
COO and Co-Founder
Kitty leads on the content of our transformational leadership programmes and developing more diverse leadership pipelines. She is a qualified coach, an experienced facilitator of boards and senior management teams and a well-known public speaker on learning and leadership. Her book, Neuroscience for Leadership: Harnessing the Brain Gain Advantage won the CMI Practical Management Book of the Year award in 2016. She has an MA from Cambridge, a BSc (majoring in Psychology) from the OU and her interest in neuroscience led to an MSc in Coaching and Behavioural Change from Henley. She is a Fellow of Brunel University, the RSA, and the Knowledge Media Institute.
I have changed career 9 times
Last Year at Marienbad
Dr. Shaheena Janjuha-Jivraj, FRSA
CEO and Co-Founder
Shaheena leads on the development of research and programmes. She brings creative thinking in developing new approaches and products. Her work has influenced gender diversity policy in over fifty countries. She works with large corporates, entrepreneurial family firms and charities in leadership development and is a faculty member at Henley Business School. Shaheena is a thought leader in the diversity arena, a regular media commentator and panel speaker. She frequently publishes work to further the field and is co-author of Championing Women Leaders, beyond Sponsorship with Kitty Chisholm. In 2006 Shaheena was awarded a Women of the Future Award. Shaheena is also Chairperson of the Aga Khan Education Board for the UK.
I made my singing debut at the age of 9. The song: Fame - go figure!
In the zone
Sonal consults on all aspects of communications, working across the team to deliver effective messaging, campaigns and channels. She has over 20 years experience in communications, through her roles at Cisco, Camelot, The Carphone Warehouse, Vodafone and British Airways. She was recognised as Communicator of the Year by CEB, and has led several award-winning campaigns in the people, inclusion and diversity space. Some of her proudest achievements include creating employee programmes for the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Sonal also works in mental health services, with extensive experience gained through volunteering for the Samaritans and as a qualified counsellor in the charity sector.
Cheese lover (food and music)
Poolside with a Pina Colada
Dr. Diana Theodores
International Performance Coach: Communications, Presence, Impact & Influence
Diana promotes the principles of great performance on the world stage for leaders, teams and individuals. Her dynamic approach, rooted in performing arts enables people to step into a bigger self to achieve their unique maximum potential. Diana is on the Leadership Development Faculty at the Cranfield School of Management, the Banff Centre, Canada's premier Centre for developing creative leaders, and Mobius Executive Leadership in the US. She has a Ph.D. from Trinity College, Dublin, an MA from York University, Toronto and a BA from Bennington College, Vermont. She is a certified Coach from the NLP and Coaching Institute of California.
Appears in the Beatles Movie directed by Ron Howard!
Ghost Ranch, New Mexico
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Coach and Facilitator
Sarah is an APECS-accredited coach and facilitator specialising in leadership development, with a particular interest in helping companies and clients through periods of transition. Coming from a career in business, Sarah stands in the shoes of her clients to understand what success looks like for them, and works on understanding and harnessing her clients personal motivators and values to help them succeed in their goals. Sarah believes that anyone can achieve positive change, and enjoys helping her clients discover this for themselves. She works in both the private and public sectors, and has a Masters degree in Coaching & Behavioural Change.
I have a secret passion for Walnut Whips
By the side of a lake
Executive Coach and Facilitator
Sarah is an energetic, enthusiastic advocate for individuals and teams, enabling them to be the best that they can be. She is pragmatic, commercial, value-based and purposeful in her coaching. Sarah uses different techniques, coming from a psychotherapeutic knowledge base, including neuroscience. She specialises in career coaching, including the first 100 days, coaching for resilience, achieving promotion and developing an authentic leadership style. Sarah is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, accredited with the British Psychological Society, a certified NLP Practitioner and a licensed HeartMath provider. She has an M.Sc. in Coaching & Behavioural Change and is an APECS accredited coach.
Gary Barlow met me in the Sinatra bar in Puerto Banus a few years ago!
Good Will Hunting
Leadership Consultant and Executive Coach
Rajwant is a highly skilled and experienced consultant, facilitator and Executive Coach with unrivalled passion and commitment to supporting individuals and organisations to excel. Her coaching approach in working with individuals is to be a thought partner to enable people to realise their full potential and, at an organisational level, to facilitate the development of systems within which those individuals can flourish. She has successfully led and managed major change programmes through her ability to set clear strategic direction as well as her strong interpersonal and team building skills within diverse and complex organisations.
Best way to relax is to watch an episode of Frasier
Dr. Claire Collins
Leader, Coach, Academic Researcher, Change Agent and Consultant
Claire’s passion is in supporting people in achieving the growth they seek and seeing them flourish. She is Director of the DBA Programme at Henley Business School and Academic Lead on the British Army Higher Education Pathway. And is actively involved in the research and teaching of Leadership, Leadership Development and Coaching. Claire had a 20-year career in the NHS and went on to be CEO of a leading London law firm. She chairs the Leadership@Henley community of practice, Chairs the Women@Reading Group and is Deputy Director of the Henley Centre for Leadership. Her doctoral research was on the use of executive coaching within leadership development.
I love baseball
Anything with Sandra Bullock in it.
Leadership and Strategy Advisor
Jack consults on leadership and strategy. Founder chairman of GasForce, an employee owned company, his previous leadership roles covered Operations, HR, Service and International Strategy at British Gas. He also championed the creation of the Women’s Network and his region won the Prince of Wales training award for a pioneering Woman into Management programme. He is proud to be vice-chair of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and a trustee of the Engines Orchestra.
Ex rock drummer
The Shawshank Redemption
How we can help
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