TEAM

FOUNDER & CEO, STACY THOMSON

Skills and training in the following evidence-based interventions:

 

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Coaching

  • Mentalization Based Treatment

  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy

  • Compassionate Focused Therapy

  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Mindfulness

If you are interested in having Stacy speak at one of your events, or you are interested in working with her directly, please contact us.

Stacy is an award-winning mental health practitioner, performance coach, speaker, trainer and consultant, who has worked alongside organisations, executives and leaders in roles within a wide range of fields. 

 

She founded The Performance Club after years of observing that the key to positive mental health and sustained performance was self-awareness.  Observing that the world was becoming more and more demanding, intolerant and struggling with the management of the human condition. Through education and guidance, Stacy brings The Performance Club to organisations to enable them to develop employees through engagement, responsibility, and the empowerment of the self.

 

Stacy has over 20 years of frontline experience working in roles within the NHS, and has owned her own performance consultancy for the past six.  There is nothing she has not seen or worked with, and her continued learning and development demonstrates her passion and drive to understand the human condition, in order to educate, contribute and support both organisations and individuals.  

Stacy is seen as an expert in perfectionism, and the conservation of resources including locus of control, self-efficacy, and psychological flexibility are subjects of interest.

 

Stacy currently sits on the advisory board of Mad World Forum, and is a selection panel member and leadership mentor for the Inside Out Leaderboard.  She is regularly asked to contribute to articles in industry publications and she enjoys writing articles for her blog and LinkedIn followers.

FACULTY, ADVISORS & COLLABORATORS

 

 

ROB STEPHENSON

Founder of Inside-Out and MindCycle Events.  Chartered Accountant, Entrepreneur, Mental Health Campaigner, Speaker & Consultant.

 

Rob experiences bipolar disorder personally and is a full time campaigner, consultant and speaker regarding creating mentally healthy workplaces.  Rob founded insideOut to help break stigma by showcasing senior business leader role models who have lived experience of mental ill-health and are prepared to be open about this via a published list.  Rob sits on the advisory board of the MadWorld Forum and is part of the mental health project with the Think Tank – Tomorrow’s Company.

DR SOPHIE BOSTOCK

Sophie is passionate about promoting the science of mental health and performance.  She completed a PhD at UCL in the field of Psychobiology, focusing on the interactions between work stress, wellbeing and heart disease. This led to an interest in sleep as one of the unsung heroes of health and performance and she has spent the last five years specialising in sleep science for a digital medicine company,

 

Sophie has published a number of research trials in corporate settings, exploring the impact of sleep improvement on productivity and wellbeing. She has developed and taught MSc courses on public health and behaviour change.   She has spent two years as an NHS Innovation Accelerator Fellow, promoting the importance of digital sleep medicine.

 

Sophie has a PhD in Health Psychology, Physiological Psychology / Psychobiology and an MSc in Entrepreneurship, Science & Technology, and Business Management. 

DR BEVERLEY FLINT

Experienced Clinical Psychologist with a demonstrated history of working in the NHS.  Currently heads up C&I Wellbeing for Camden & Islington NHS Trust, our clinical partner. 

 

Passionate about staff mental wellbeing by training staff in mental health awareness and providing workshops to organisations on a range of mental health and wellbeing topics.

 

Dr Flint has a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

JACQUIE HALL

Experienced Mental Health Practitioner with a demonstrated history of developing mental health and wellbeing services in the corporate sector.

 

Skilled in Strategic Planning and working in partnership to ensure the best service for organsations we work with and their employees. Jacquie is passionate about promoting mentally healthy workplaces and has a strong background in working therapeutically with employees 

 

Jacquie is a Registered Mental Health Nurse, MSc Occ. Health Psychology, PG Cert CBT, Reg. MBACP (accred).

DR TAMARA RUSSELL

Dr. Tamara Russell is a neuroscientist, author, clinical psychologist, martial arts expert, and leading Mindfulness trainer. She has helped people all around the world transform their lives using her groundbreaking Mindfulness techniques. 

Tamara works as an academic, clinician and consultant – teaching groups and individuals in the public and private sector. Her clients include NHS trusts, arts organizations, professional athletes, businesses, teachers, artists, lawyers, journalists, parents, and students.  Tamara is involved in international research investigating how Mindfulness changes the structure of the brain. She lectures in Neuroscience and Mindfulness at Kings College London, has been in dialogue with his Holiness the Dalai Lama, and speaks regularly on Mindfulness around the globe, appearing both on stage and radio. 

Tamara has a two PhD's, a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and a PhD in Experimental Psychology (and a black belt).

 PETRA VELZEBOER 

Petra is an integrative counsellor, executive coach, international speaker and training facilitator with extensive experience helping leaders create mentally healthy workplaces. 
 

Prior to becoming a mental health consultant, Petra was a clinical director for an EAP provider, managed youth mental health projects in the charity sector as well as a private therapy practice since 2009.

 

Petra has an MSc in Psychodynamics of Human Development and is excited about developing technology tools to enhance empathy and compassion. 

JESSICA CARMODY

Jessica is a senior leader in business who has experience in leading strategic change in a portfolio of complex, high profile business transformation programmes. She founded Change Ahead to help organisations of all sizes successfully navigate change to achieve tangible benefits for their business and people.

 

She has expertise across all aspects of people and change, including behavioural change management, organisational development, learning, communications and talent.

 

In addition she is a recognised business change expert in the area of mental health and wellbeing, and has advised a huge number of organisations on change strategies and approaches to improve business productivity and people wellbeing through change and leadership approaches. She has received a number of awards for her leadership in this area, including the 2018 Mind "Employee Champion" Award for her organisational change achievements at KPMG LLP.

STEVEN GOLDSTEIN

Steven is one of the leading coaches in the Financial Markets industry. His use of powerful high-level techniques supports clients to transition, change, and become more effective as leaders, teams, and risk-takers.  Steven is able to bring considerable knowledge of financial markets, risk-psychology, and behavioural finance. He has taught and lectured on the behavioural aspects of risk performance at universities and business schools, he also annually presents a lecture on a programme run at the London School of Economics.

 

Prior to developing himself as a coach Steven worked for over 20 years as an Investment Bank trader at firms including Credit Suisse, Commerzbank, and American Express.


In addition to this experience, Steven’s holds a practitioner’s diploma in Executive Coaching, an Executive MBA from Cass Business School, is a qualified ‘Gestalt Practitioner in Organisations’ accredited by the European Association of Gestalt Therapists.

KENNETH MCKELLAR

Since 2015, Ken McKellar has been a partner and co-owner of AGM Transitions, advising senior executives on their individual career transitions, in-role, or in leadership teams navigating corporate change. 


A Scottish Chartered Accountant and Cambridge graduate, Ken has over 30 years' experience of senior roles in professional services and investment banking. In professional services, he was a Transaction Advisory Services partner at EY and a Consulting partner at Deloitte. In investment banking, he was an Executive Director at UBS and a Director at Noble Grossart. ​Throughout his career, Ken has specialised in energy, utilities and financial services. He has particular expertise in all aspects of corporate finance and large-scale consulting projects. He decided to move to his current role at AGM Transitions after designing and delivering partner development programmes at Deloitte as well as a number of human capital projects for major clients. ​

 

Ken is not only a valuable part of the advisory team but a friend and mentor. 

SADIE HOPSON

Sadie boasts a wealth of expertise in business consultancy, health and safety, and employee training.

 

Sadie has an exceptional level of insight and understanding of the importance of employee wellbeing having worked with a range of clients across Europe, from local authorities to global financial institutions, as a consultant, trainer, and speaker. Areas of expertise include stress management, mental health, work life balance, personal resilience and thriving in a digital world.

Sadie has also written for a number of specialist publications including Personnel Today, Safety and Health Practitioner (SHP), Occupational Health, Training Journal and regularly speaks at Leadership, HR and H&S conferences. She has appeared on BBC Radio multiple times talking about managing stress in the workplace and raising awareness about employee mental health.

 

Sadie has a MSc in Workplace Health & Wellbeing.

 ALEXANDER SIM 

Accredited Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioural Therapist with over 10 years experience in mental health; trained to work with all forms of depression and anxiety disorders.  Alex is a specialist in OCD & BDD having worked at the NHS's National OCD & BDD Service at Springfield Hospital since May 2014. 

 

Areas of interest: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD); Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD); Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD); Worry; Health Anxiety; Social Anxiety; Anxiety; Panic Attacks; Panic Disorder; Agoraphobia; Phobias; Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); Trauma; Eating Disorders; Depression; Self-Esteem/Confidence Problems; Anger Problems; Relationship Problems.

 

Alex holds the following qualifications: PGCert in Healthcare Leadership, PGDip in CBT and Innovative Group Approaches, PGDip in CBT Psychotherapy, BSc in Psychology. 

LAURA HEARN

Laura is a TV News producer for the BBC with over 10 years experience in breaking news and developing stories. With that, Laura knows all too well the pressures of managing a demanding personal life with a busy work schedule.

 

Laura shares her experience of recovery from anorexia and how she learned to heal from the inside, after spending 7 months in an inpatient treatment centre in the US. Laura now speaks openly about how she’s learned to manage her mental health in the workplace and shares tips for thriving in a fast-paced and challenging environment.  
 

Laura is also the founder of global platform Jiggsy - inspired by her own recovery from anorexia. 

The Performance Club would also like to thank the following kind and inspirational individuals who have helped to shape The Performance Club and our offering.

 

Your time and efforts have been more than appreciated.

 

Thank you.

Lord Dennis Stevenson

Sir Ian Cheshire

Brian Heyworth

Daniel Khan

Daniel Callaghan

Peter Kelly

Ben Channon

Toby Ogden

Clive Johnstone

Peter Marno

If you are interested in having any of our faculty speak at one of your events, or you'd like to work with them 1:1 please contact us.

 

WHO WE HAVE WORKED WITH

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If you are a clinician, professional expert or you have lived experience and you would like to work with us please send your CV and let us know a little bit about your area of specialism - we are always keen to grow our faculty.  

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