Meet The Verve Team
Veronica Burke has worked for several years in executive development, most recently on the Faculty at Cranfield University Business School where she is Director of the Talent Development Programme and the Cranfield General Management Programme. Veronica has a special interest in the development of senior executives and has worked with a number of major businesses in the UK and abroad including The BBC, BP and The Home Office. She has an undergraduate degree from the University of London, an MA from Leeds and a PhD from Edinburgh. She lives in Hertfordshire and loves sport!
Eve Poole taught leadership at Ashridge Business School for 15 years. She now Chairs Gordonstoun School, and is the Third Church Estates Commissioner. Her previous career was with Deloitte Consulting, focusing on change management for the financial services industry. Eve specialises in senior leadership transitions, emotional intelligence and accelerated learning. Clients include Barclays, EY, Tesco, Foreign Office, BBC, Royal Shakespeare Company, MOD, Natural History Museum, NSPCC, Church of England and Clore. Eve has a BA from Durham, an MBA from Edinburgh and a PhD from Cambridge. She has recently written an award winning new book titled ‘Leadersmithing’.
Sarah Cartwright works with both private and corporate clients as an Executive Coach, Trainer and Image Consultant. She is a qualified coach with a certificate in Leadership Mentoring and Coaching from The Institute of Leadership and Management and she is also a member of The European Mentoring and Coaching Council. She works with women globally to help them elevate their impact and step into roles of greater influence. She is also an associate of CSW Inc, a US based organisation that focuses on diversity, unconscious bias and cross-cultural awareness.Sarah works in partnership with clients to help them achieve their business and career goals resulting in real change. Her background as a professional actor has led her to develop a unique brand of experiential training, through which clients typically report developing confidence and improving personal impact.
Amanda Jones has taught practical and theoretical aspects of sport and physical education for many years. Her current research focuses on women, the body, physical activity and health and she has a PhD from the University of Bedfordshire. Amanda’s work also examines gender power relations and how dominant discourses are constructed, maintained and resisted in the workplace. She has often worked in partnership with La Santa and frequently brings groups to Lanzarote.