Our Operations Team

Meet the Animas Operations team!

We are a passionate, creative and resourceful operations team that work together to support our trainers and mentors in the delivery of our Diploma in Transformational Coaching, as well as guiding the vision of Animas. And we are a pretty international team with half our operations team based in the Philippines!

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Robert Stephenson

Centre Director

As our Centre Director, Robert’s burning desire is to ensure Animas provides high-quality training and a learning journey that serves the needs of our coaches-in-training. With a background that has roots in performance, theatre and education, Robert’s journey to the helm of Animas is as varied as it is fascinating….

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Nick Bolton

Founder & CEO

Nick is the founder and CEO of Animas responsible for the philosophy, vision and aims of Animas and the wider Animas Group. An existentially-oriented coach and supervisor, his aim is to create a shift in the purpose and scope of coaching through the philosophy and methods of transformational coaching. Nick…

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Crystal Small

Head of Coach Development

Crystal is our Head of Coach Development and qualified with Animas as a Transformational & Corporate Coach in 2018. With a keen interest in Mental Health Awareness, her love for leading and learning has resulted in a passion for well-being and person-centred development. Prior to Animas Crystal has a wealth…

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Emma Koubayssi

Head of Social Impact

Emma, a vibrant, dynamic social purpose professional and proud Animas graduate, is our Head of Social Impact.  With 10+ years’ experience driving large scale social impact projects for government departments, not-for-profit organisations and global brands, Emma is most happy when creating meaningful programmes for impact. On a mission to change…

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Karen Conway

Head of Enrolments

As Head of Enrolments, Karen heads up everything we do to attract and enrol new students into Animas and enable them to begin their journey to become coaches. As a coach for many years herself, she understands the hopes and concerns of our customers and cares passionately about having our…

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Ruth Randall

Head of Operations and Finance

Ruth is our brilliant Head of Operations and Finance, and is an ICF credentialed Transformational Life Coach. Since qualifying with Animas in 2015, Ruth has completed an accredited certificate in group coaching, as well as completing the ICF’s credentialing process in 2018. Ruth is also a qualified Coach Supervisor after…

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Sam Chambers

Content Manager

Sam is our Content Manager, Writer, Reporter and Social Media Voice. With a flair for writing and a penchant for story-telling, he works with peers, thought-leaders and the Animas community, to produce a consistent stream of engaging, written content; from researched white papers to student-driven articles, and blog posts to…

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Syrona Buchanan-Jones

Head of Marketing

Syrona is our talented and ambitious Head of Marketing. In this role Syrona focuses on refreshing our marketing strategy, creating new ways to connect with our audience and making sure all of our marketing efforts align with our core vision and values. Syrona has spent many years working within marketing…

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Cat Burnett

Community & Events Manager

Cat is our Community and Events Manager, heading up everything from forums on the Business Academy, to educational events and social get-togethers for our fabulous coaches. A skilled Animas-trained coach herself and coaching supervisor in-training, Cat has first hand experience of the wants, desires, and needs of our community throughout…

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Adie Pascual

Course Consultant

Adie is one of our Course Consultants here at Animas. She comes from an education background having taught hundreds of children ages 4-16 for 7 years. Although her first passion is teaching, she discovered the power of coaching after overcoming a hard few years of anxiety. She embarked on a…

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Emma Baker

Course Consultant

Emma is a Course Consultant facilitating people to explore whether becoming a coach is the right journey for them and whether Animas is the right place to take that journey. A coach herself and facilitator of workshops for her own coaching practice, Emma loves the work of bringing people in…

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Brinsley Kazak

Course Consultant

As a course consultant Brinsley loves having conversations with people about the world of coaching. Being part of that exploration and sharing his own experiences around changing careers and setting up a coaching practice is an absolute privilege. Brinsley is a passionate creative who loves all things coaching, music &…

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Miqi Elshafei

Sales Administrator

Based in the Philippines, Miqi is our Sales Administrator and is working alongside Joan to ensure that the best quality of service is delivered to all of our new students. Miqi is also responsible for making sure that all queries and concerns related to our Introduction to Transformational Coaching events,…

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Joan Caryl

Senior Sales Administrator

Joan prides herself in making sure our Introduction to Transformational Coaching sessions are running smoothly and that our new students have the best possible start to their Animas journey. Joan loves learning new things, and in her free time you will find her either reading a book or watching a…

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Cecille Garcia

Enrolments Administrator

Cecille is a Enrolments Administrator and is responsible for the enrolment process, module transfers, checking the assessment materials submitted for qualification and answering queries related to training. Working from the Philippines, she makes sure that every task is just right but is also completed in a timely manner.

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Marga Republica

Brand Design Manager

Marga is our Brand Design Manager at Animas, leading the design and development of our visual brand. This includes building style guides from the ground up, creating design systems and processes, and providing art direction across our marketing efforts. Prior to her role at Animas, she spent more than half…

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JV Pascual

SEO Specialist

JV is our Google Analytics Certified Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Specialist. He’s been working on website development and SEO since he graduated. As part of his role at Animas, JV focuses on improving SEO across all site pages, increasing site visibility across various search engines as well as website traffic,…

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Justin Alvero

Social Impact Assistant

Justin is our Social Impact Assistant and is based in the Philippines. He is a connector and storyteller who has been creating cultural events with impact for his community since 2013. In his role at Animas, Justin’s key focus is research, outreach, community engagement and content creation. His technical knowledge…

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Josephine Ofiana

PR and Communications Specialist

Josephine is our Communications Assistant from Manila. She manages and executes several outreach campaigns, including finding guests for the Animas podcast: Coaching Uncaged, and opportunities for Animas to collaborate around thought leadership and social impact. Jo is always interacting with multiple people online and builds strong relationships using the simplest…

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Ronna Medillo

Senior Finance Officer

Ronna is our finance officer and is part of our team based in the Philippines. She oversees the finance department, along side with Ruth, monitors all transactions and prepares the financial reports. She gives her utmost support to the admin and management team whose in need of her technical skills. Despite…

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Psychie Secuya

Course Administrator

Psychie Secuya is our Course Administrator who handles enrolments, invoicing, and training delivery administrative tasks for our new and short courses. She’s also involved in doing module transfers for our Diploma in Transformational Coaching. In her free time Psychie loves watching netflix  and taking long drives on the weekend. She…

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Catherine Noble

Senior Training Administrator

Catherine oversees the administrative processes relating to the delivery of all training associated course elements, and qualification including people logistics. She is in charge of all the projects relating to our venues and major system changes as required and leads on the projects with the support of the Head of…

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Leny Lopez

Business Administration Manager

Leny is involved in planning and coordinating administrative procedures and systems. She ensures that business resource platforms are well-maintained to facilitate an efficient and effective operational flow within the company. In her spare time, she loves reading, writing, or cooking.

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Patricia Zabala

Customer Service Administrator

Patricia is our Customer Service Administrator and is part of our Philippines team. She ensures that all your queries and concerns are taken care of as quickly as possible. Patricia is in charge of incoming calls, emails from our website and our live chat agent along with collecting overdue payments…

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Stephanie Gallardo

International Finance Administrator

Stephanie is based in the Philippines and is working with the Finance Team under the supervision of Ruth. She handles all finance related concerns with the international students outside the UK as our International Finance Administrator and ensures that the student’s finance queries are handled in a timely and efficient…

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Krish Gonzales

Student Administrator

Krish is our Student Administrator and is another key member of our Philippines team. Krish is the point of contact through email for all urgent training queries and one of the people you will speak with when you call Animas. She assists with key tasks supervised by the Training Administrators…

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Jazel Gonzales

Training Administrator

Jazel is one of our Training Administrators based in the Philippines and is responsible for the admin around the delivery of our Diploma in Transformational Coaching including module transfers, Becoming a Transformational Coach webinars, checking the assessment materials submitted by students for qualification and answering any training-related queries. Jazel is…

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Aaron Manaloto

Sales Administrator

Aaron is one of our Sales Administrators supporting the sales team to help us to run a smooth and seamless system. Aaron is also responsible for managing all administrative tasks related to our Introduction to Transformational Coaching and Training Test Drive sales events. He also handles early stage Diploma in…

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Cassandra Garcia

Sales & Marketing Assistant

Cassandra is based in the Philippines and works with Karen and Syrona as their Assistant. She is responsible for taking on a variety of tasks from the Sales and Marketing Department. She has spent many years working in a variety of roles which has expanded her horizon to a lot…

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