Meet The Team

JJ Lynch

JJ is the Managing Director of Leading Edge Leadership. He is a highly experienced trainer, facilitator, coach and motivational speaker. He has worked in the field of leadership and management for many years specialising in motivational leadership, people development and organisational change. JJ has a Masters Degree in Leadership and Management and formerly ran his own event management company.

He works extensively with a variety of organisations and has worked with delegates from CEO and Director level to delegates at a supervisory management level.

JJ is always in big demand as a trainer and as a motivational speaker across the world. He regularly facilitates workshops and away days and frequently acts as MC (Master of Ceremonies) at large-scale events. His anecdotal style, use of multimedia, and ability to relate the content of his work to real life insights and practical everyday examples makes for a truly engaging learning experience.

Nicola Wise

Nicola is a leadership and management trainer, facilitator and coach having worked in this field for the past thirty-five years. She has a vast array of experience gathered from setting up and running a successful training and development business in 1992. She is the Director of two companies.

Nicola has worked with a range of large organisations in the UK and Europe including The Baltic States, as well as North America and the Middle East. Sectors worked in include Telecoms, Pharma; Beverages; Retail; Oil & Gas; Banking; Manufacturing; IT and On-line Publishing. She also works with several Universities and Not For Profit organisations.

Nicola enthuses people with a practical, relaxed and down to earth approach that allows her to easily connect with people.

She is a certified NLP Practitioner and a Certified ILM Master Trainer.

Ernesto Moreno

Ernesto is an experienced business consultant, people development specialist and entrepreneur. Ernesto specialises in Organisational Development, Change Management and Business Growth. He has accumulated more than 20 years of experience whilst working for leading consulting companies such as Atos Consulting and PwC and whilst consulting for a wide range of well-known businesses and organisations both in the UK and abroad.

Ernesto specialises in designing, developing and delivering Leadership Development and Management Training programmes for medium and large organisations. He works closely with HR and Heads of Business Functions to create and deliver training and talent management programmes that increase employee engagement and business performance.

Ernesto is passionate about Leadership and Personal Change and he is regularly invited as keynote speaker at different seminars, conferences and corporate events. His talks are thought-provoking, motivational and move people into action. Ernesto holds a BA in Business Studies and an MA in International Business Administration and other postgraduate studies in Psychology of Management and HR Development with the CIPD. Ernesto is also an experienced coach, trainer and facilitator.

Richard Abrahams

Richard is a prominent entrepreneur, leadership and management trainer, executive coach, facilitator, author and motivational speaker.

For thirty years Richard has been involved in various aspects of training and development including outdoor education, experiential learning, classroom training and executive coaching, working with all ages from the classroom through to the boardroom.

Richard and has extensive experience as the Operational Training Manager for one of the UK’s largest ‘Out of Hours’ Healthcare providers.

Richard focuses on inspiring delegates to ‘Take Action’ back in the workplace where the real learning takes place. Richard is the author of the book Fire Free Work Day.

Angela Rodgers

Angela has over 17 years experience in training and leadership development, including the design and delivery of management and leadership interventions within private and public sector organisations.

She particularly enjoys working with different cultures, having worked with delegates from the Middle East, Asia and Africa and also in her capacity as a mentor with university students from diverse backgrounds.

Having started her career in business administration in the legal and academic sectors, Angela gained facilitation and leadership experience within drinks and leisure, retail, finance, engineering, logistics, ICT and in local government offices.

Russell Caird

Russell is an accomplished trainer and facilitator and has a wealth of experience in the Financial Services industry having spent over 25 years in retail and corporate banking.

Working at a senior level, Russell was responsible for managing large teams to deliver demanding sales targets. Since moving into consultancy, he has been able to use this “hands on” experience to help individuals and teams achieve their true potential.

Russell has a relaxed and informal approach but retains a clear focus on delivering measurable outcomes. He has worked with a range of blue chip clients to design and deliver various training programmes. Recent programmes include sales skills, culture change, customer service and team development.

Jon Deverell

Jon is an accomplished trainer and also a professional actor who tours nationally and performs in the West End.

Jon’s experience in corporate development, assessment and recruitment includes one-to-one coaching in communication skills and personal impact.

He devises, writes, and facilitates challenging role-play scenarios providing highly insightful feedback to delegates in areas of customer service training and handling difficult people.

David Pugh

David is a chartered accountant and finance trainer.  He has had a varied career path covering different financial positions. David is chairman of two audit committees and is a director and trustee of one institute.

David’s style of training is to demystify the areas of finance and to explain the concepts in a stimulating and meaningful way while encouraging participation and discussion. He has the advantage of “having been there and done it” so he can approach issues from a practical viewpoint by drawing on his experiences.