Nick MayhewFounder and Managing Director
As founder and owner of Alembic Strategy, I lead the strategy, change, coaching and M&A work.
I am an FCA and my career includes holding roles as a head of consulting and main board member for a major accounting firm.
I am the son of a psychotherapist and was brought up as a Buddhist, playing rugby, and practicing Tai Chi on a Monday. I read Modern History at University, including the history of philosophy.
Out of all of this, Alembic Strategy fulfills a lifelong passion for helping people, especially leaders and their organisations, who want to be better. We do this in a way that combines all our learning and looks to help the person in front of us who wants to grow.
David GrayHead of Marketing
Roseanna FarishClient Manager
My main area of focus is strategic and leadership development. I deliver our Discovery sessions and Leadership Academies, and run strategic change and implementation projects for clients. I am also an accredited Motivational Map Practitioner and run team improvement workshops.
In my spare time I enjoy spin, running, yoga and all things food.
Matthew DunawayStrategy Facilitator
I joined Alembic following 8 years working in the health sector with a focus on strategy, business development and relationship management in private healthcare organisations.
In my role as a strategy facilitator, I help clients identify their key difficulties and areas for improvement as well as facilitating through our Discovery process.
I have particular interests in science, technology and health & fitness. In my spare time I enjoy running, sailing and adventuring with my wife and daughter.
Alice DaviesStrategy Facilitator
I joined Alembic after graduating from Coventry University with a First Class degree in Business Management.
As a Strategy Facilitator, I work with clients to find ways to improve their corporate strategy and readiness for change. I enjoy writing regular blog articles, creating social media posts, and facilitating with clients.
I am applying what I learned at University, and challenging myself to develop new skills and knowledge.
During my spare time I like exploring London, art/photography exhibitions and music gigs.
Ben GrantTrainee Strategy Facilitator
My time at Alembic started with an internship after graduating from De Montfort University with a 2:1 in Psychology. After this, I started full time as a Trainee Strategy facilitator.
I am working with the other Strategy Facilitators at Alembic to assist clients when going through change and improve their operational strategy. I enjoy the focus that Alembic places on psychology and wellbeing, as that is often lacking in other companies. Additionally, it allows me to apply my degree to my work.
My interests outside work include politics and pub quizzes.
Katerina GouldAssociate Coach
Katerina Gould is an executive coach and workshop facilitator who is known for her calm and warm, yet challenging, approach. Her business career includes international corporate management and entrepreneurial roles, a first class business education and psychological training. Katerina combines an analytical and commercial focus with an intuitive and empathetic presence.
She specialises in supporting people through career and corporate transitions principally in the financial and professional services, FMCG and retail sectors: for a major retailer she coached 50 senior leaders through a cultural transformation programme, witnessing positive impact in both financial results and personal spheres while at a financial services firm she supported a client to rebuild professional confidence following a devastating performance review. She believes that her clients possess the knowledge they need to pursue their ambitions and that her role is to enable them to access and embrace that knowledge.
Michael CroweAssociate Coach
Michael has over 15 years of experience supporting managers and leaders in service based organisations.
Focusing on the commercial objectives and how they combine with the strategic direction of the individual, he creates conversations that get to the point and help his clients step up their performance.
Laurent BouvierAssociate Coach
Laurent has over 25 years of business experience ranging from a family business, to a global telecoms network where he reported into the UK board. His exposure to a broad range of business areas, including sales, global commercial management and marketing, allows him to provide clear insight and value to the companies he supports.
He now works with senior leaders to help them understand how they “show up” in the work places, as well as supporting them in building and executing strategies to generate the results they want.
Peter CallaghanSenior Leadership Associate
Peter has led major corporations over a long and successful career. He is a shareholder and director in an international engineering business supplying the steel industry, as well as being an active angel investor. He knows what it is like to work at the coal face, as well as the rewards to be gained from proactive change.
Since 1992 Peter has been an independent executive leading demanding business development and change programs in contracting, automotive, retail, steel processing, defence, building products and logistics. Peter has worked in India, Canada, South Africa, UK, Europe, USA and Australia. He is a lead strategy advisor, mentor and non-executive director.
Bert StemartheAssociate coach & Cognitive Hypnotherapist
Helping people to be better versions of themselves gives me meaning and purpose to my working life. I consider it the greatest pleasure and honour to be able to share the journey of change and growth with my clients.
Still after many thousands of client-hours of cognitive hypnotherapy, EMDR and coaching it still gives me a thrill to watch people transform.
I have worked with clients in many sectors including but not limited to finance, law, retail, design, print, telecoms and more.
In my coaching work I specialise in the mental wellbeing of the leaders whom I coach. My coaching motto is, ‘you can’t fire a canon from a canoe.’ My work is to ensure that my clients have all of the mental resources, insights and abilities that they need in order to achieve whatever their goals are.
I never pretend that I know anything close to as much about my client’s work as they do – in fact I consider it an advantage that I do not. I do, however, know how our minds work regarding fear, confidence, self-esteem, values, beliefs, emotions and more, and, I am very curious indeed.
In my spare time I absolutely love Thai boxing despite the recurring injuries! I am also on a mission to get my ability to play tennis to match my love and enthusiasm for the game.