Each member of our team has more than 20 years experience of developing both clinical and non-clinical professionals. When you consider our combined skills as consultants, coaches, trainers and facilitators, and experience in health and social care, you can easily see how we are perfectly placed to help you and your team achieve your full potential.
Rather than a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach, we draw directly on our own rich experience to work with you on practical issues that you and your team face in order to get results – fast – and will work closely with you to ensure they become a key part of your company culture.
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Meet The Team
Barbara Bradbury TD, MPhil, BSc (Hons), RGN
I am the MD of Halland Institute, founded in 1999. I originally trained as a nurse at Guy’s Hospital, London and held two Ward Sister posts before moving into the field of health care development, focussing on leadership and quality. I gained strategic management experience at Regional and Trust levels, and at the King’s Fund and have accumulated over 20 years experience as both an internal and external consultant and coach to the NHS and independent healthcare, public and charity sectors.
In addition to my considerable experience in health care, I have trained extensively in coaching, supervision, conflict mediation and management and the use of psychometric tools such as the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, Firo-B and 360° Feedback, and am an NLP Practitioner.
I sing in my local church choir and enjoy participating in many sports, including triathlons, playing squash and badminton with my husband and two sons, and long-distance cycling. I also like to go walking in the countryside, accompanied by our Scottie dog.
Bernie Brooks MSc, BA (Hons), PGDip
I have spent my career supporting and developing individuals, teams, organisations and systems delivering human services. The large part of this has been in healthcare: for nine years as a Senior Fellow at the Kings Fund but also as Head of Leadership and OD for an SHA across Kent, Surrey and Sussex.
I have particular experience in designing and delivering senior leadership programmes having been Director of the Kings Fund Top Manager Programme for eight years and a member of faculty on the Cabinet Office Top Manager Programme at the National School of Government between 2008 -2012, working with senior civil servants, chief constables, chief fire officers, etc. In addition I enjoy organisational consultancy and coordinated the Kings Fund OD practice for several years leading impact and service reviews, mergers etc. I have also worked in the HE sector as a University Lecturer and for a national charity – the RNIB.
I love the countryside and have a smallholding in Sussex where I rear alpacas, turkeys, ducks and chicken. I am a keen long distance runner and tennis player and have recently re-kindled my passion for creative writing. I am about to have a short story published that won an international competition and have recently been shortlisted in two large international poetry competitions.
Breda Flaherty MA, BA (Hons)
I am an organisation and leadership specialist with over 20 years experience, with a strong focus of working in Primary Care, helping GPs with partnership issues, practice management challenges and changes in local primary care services.
My research interests focus on professional cultures and their impact on organisations’ success. I am also a course director at Brighton and Sussex Medical School, and a Kings Fund Leadership Associate.
Ray Flux MPhil, BSc (Hons)
My background is in applied research, first with the Institute of Aviation Medicine, then with National Coal Board’s Institute of Occupational Medicine, and most recently with CASPE Research and the King’s Fund. I now use the knowledge and skills I’ve acquired over the years (particularly when it comes to programme design and facilitation) to develop both teams and individuals within the health and social care sector.
A significant thing I have learnt is the importance of taking a long term view when it comes to devising management and development solutions. As a result, I’ve pioneered several cutting-edge techniques for gathering and interpreting human stories and experience, which have proven invaluable in my work with Halland Solutions.
Denise Gallagher MSc, FCIPD
I have worked with a large variety of clients in both private and public sectors during the last 20 years. My main focus is to provide ILM accredited training programmes in management, leadership and coaching to junior managers through to senior executives, together with one-to-one and team coaching. I am an NLP Practitioner and qualified to levels A & B in psychometric profiling.
My background is in hotel/restaurant management and personnel & training. I trained as a coach 22 years ago, whilst working as an employee at BUPA.
Outside work, I have travelled fairly extensively with my husband and we have recently bought a 200 year old cottage as a holiday home where we love to entertain friends.
Anil Garcia RGN, RM
I’ve been working in health care since 1985, with past roles including team midwife, complaints manager, PALS officer, quality manager and clinical effectiveness manager, before I moved into consultancy.
My speciality is project delivery and the successful implementation of service improvements. Some of the organisations I’ve worked with include NCAT, Macmillan Cancer Support and NHS Northamptonshire.
Isabelle Iny MBA, FCIPD
I’m a senior development consultant who’s worked with the NHS, local governments and the private sector over many years. I worked as an internal consultant at BT in the Total Quality Management department for 10 years, as well as holding positions in the NHS, education and social sectors prior to moving into consultancy.
I’ve always been interested in people and personal development, which is what originally led me to gain an MBA and qualifications in psychology, careers guidance, personnel management, coaching, mediation, project management and quality management systems. I am also qualified to administer a wide variety of different diagnostic tools, including Myers Briggs and 360° Feedback, and incorporate all these into my workshops, training sessions and action learning sets.
I am married with 3 teenage children, one of whom is on the autistic spectrum. In between taking my children to a variety of activities, I love going to the theatre and acting with an amateur dramatic company.
Sue Machell MBA, BA (Hons), RGN, RM, RHV
As a result of my experience as a clinician and manager in the NHS, I am primarily interested in developing leaders and managers and equipping them with the tools they need to make lasting, positive changes within their organisations. I’m also passionate about helping organisations develop better working relationships at all levels.
My academic background is in behavioural sciences, which led naturally into my work with Halland Solutions. I have earned a BA in Health Studies and Applied Social Sciences and a Masters Degree in Business Administration. Since then, I’ve qualified as an ILM certified coach, as well as a Myers Briggs, Firo B and NLP practitioner.
When I am not working I thoroughly enjoy swimming, golf, hill walking and exercising with a women’s group in the open air on Wandsworth Common. I also love cooking and entertaining family and friends, Impressionist art and theatre.
Peter Mumford MBA
My focus is on working with experienced professionals who are stepping into leadership roles for the first time. Having spent 20 years working in leadership and organisational development, I’ve seen first-hand what a challenge stepping into a position of leadership for the first time is and aim to make this period an exciting, stress-free one.
I am an associate fellow at the King’s Fund, visiting lecturer at Brighton and Sussex Medical School and an honorary lecturer at City University.
I have a passion for sailing, a big interest in boat building (I’ve built a canoe in my sitting room!) and love to go walking in the hills. Great enjoyment comes from sharing these hobbies with my family.
John O’Connor PhD
My main role in Halland Solutions is to ensure the on-going success of our bespoke programmes through proper programme evaluation. Too many learning and development companies get feedback from their clients, but don’t take the time to measure how much the training really impacts the organisation’s success. That’s what led me to develop my pragmatic and results-focused approach to results assessment, in order to ensure that every one of our clients gets the best possible return on their investment.
I have a PhD in instructional design and have worked with a wide variety of public and private clients over the years, all of whom informed the development of my current approach. I am also trained in Open Space technology and have run Open Space events with clients in India, as well as in the UK.
I have varied interests and at the moment spend time coaching and supporting Basingstoke and Mid Hants Athletics Club. I’m also a keen video editor and am the local Neighbourhood Watch rep!
Lynda Shattock BSc (Hons), FCIPD
My HR experience has spanned both the public and private sectors and has focused on talent identification and development, leadership development and change management. I have also served in senior management, been head of talent and development for a mobile phone company and run my own businesses.
Because of this, I’ve seen for myself what sort of challenges leaders face when looking to get the most out of their staff. Having always been interested in people, I have a degree in psychology and have also trained in coaching, psychometrics and NLP. I use all these skills to help individuals achieve their full potential and I particularly enjoy one-on-one sessions with clients.
Outside work, I enjoy renovating my cottage in Suffolk and walking other peoples’ dogs.
Elaine Sutton MSc, BA (Hons), MAC
I’ve worked in organisational development for more than 20 years, having started out as the training and OD manager for a large teaching hospital, then OD advisor for the (then) London Regional Office before leaving to set up my own consultancy.
My particular speciality is the use of taught courses, team development programmes, one-to-one coaching and action learning sets to improve both individual and organisational performance – an approach I’ve used with both the NHS and various public sector organisations to great effect over the years.
Chris Webbley MA (Cantab), FCIPD
I’ve been a coach and mentor to senior executives for more than 20 years now, with clients throughout the private sector, health service, national and local government and not-for-profit organisations. My focus as a coach is on helping leaders and clinicians within the health and social care sectors to not only understand the principles of success, but also to act on them.
I am a licensed practitioner of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator and was trained in coaching at the Henley Business School. I have also trained with Edward de Bono in creative thinking.
Outside work, I support my local church, enjoy plays at the National Theatre, read (and re-read!) historical fiction and non-fiction, and delight in watching my grandchildren learn and grow.
Diane Wilkinson BSc (Hons)
I am an organisational and leadership development consultant and executive coach with an international portfolio of experience including business schools, strategy consultancies, healthcare, the NHS and pharmaceuticals, construction industry, the civil service and third sector charities. I work with whole organisations often using large group methods such as Appreciative Inquiry, World Café and Future Search to develop their strategy while ensuring there is buy-in from all. I regularly provide leadership development workshops such as how to influence and persuade people, how to negotiate well, media and presentation skills and how leaders can use story telling to engage their team. As well as working with cross-function teams at all leveIs, I have coached many senior leaders.
I grew up and studied in South Africa, reading two undergraduate degrees in Organisational Psychology and Statistics & Psychology. I also have an OD qualification through the NTL Institute and qualified in MBTI/Firo-B psychometric tests.
In my spare time I enjoy tennis, sailing in warm water, climbing Munroes in Scotland, jogging with my Westie Rex and trips to the theatre. I also love to travel and visit my family in South Africa.