Nick Mayhew

Nick Mayhew

Founder and Managing Director

Founder and owner of Alembic Strategy, I lead the strategy, change and M&A work at Alembic and offer strategic coaching.

Firstly, going down the accounting track, I am an FCA and my career includes head of consulting, and main board member for a major accounting firm. But I was also brought up as a Buddhist, playing rugby and practicing Tai Chi on a Monday. I am the son of a psychotherapist and read Modern History at University, including the history of philosophy. 

Out of all of this, Alembic Strategy fulfils 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.

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David Gray

Head of Marketing
With a high-level CIM qualification specialising in marketing management and leadership, my expertise lies in creative and strategic business development. I bring a knowledge of brand positioning, target segmentation, channel selection and commercial development. With a pull towards the technology sector, I work closely with internal teams to achieve growth through the delivery of B2B initiatives. I’m experienced in helping to build out commercial functionality at start-ups and established businesses.
 
I’m comfortable working at both board level and as a hands-on team player.
 
Relaxing means hiking, running - usually with my dog, my family, music and cooking.
Roseanna Farish

Roseanna Farish

Client 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 Dunaway

Matthew Dunaway

Strategy 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 Davies

Alice Davies

Strategy 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.

Anna Stedman

Anna Stedman

Communications Executive

I have been organising lives, diaries, events and admin at Alembic since graduating in 2017. I especially enjoy meeting people at our events.

In my spare time, I like eating, dancing, music and making things. I now also spend some of my time going to the gym to balance my love of eating lots.

Katerina Gould

Katerina Gould

Associate 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 Crowe

Michael Crowe

Associate 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 Bouvier

Laurent Bouvier

Associate 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 Callaghan

Peter Callaghan

Senior 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 Stemarthe

Bert Stemarthe

Associate 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.

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