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!

Operations
Team

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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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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Osman Sabir

Commercial Director

With a background in life coaching and government economics, Osman perfectly fitted the profile of Commercial Director! With a genuine love of coaching but an equal love of how to get our message in to the world, Osman is both numbers and heart, promotion and coaching theory! Relaxed, laid-back but…

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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 completing an accredited certificate in group coaching, as well as completing the ICF’s credentialing process earlier this year. Prior to her work as a coach,…

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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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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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Annabel Gemino

Social Media Manager

Annabel is our innovative and creative Social Media Manager responsible for creating amazing content, telling engaging stories and managing the online presence of Animas. She’s passionate about combining creativity with social media marketing. Annabel is a problem solver at heart, a nature lover and a mum to two amazing children….

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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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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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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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Olge Lenkova

Course Consultant

Olga is one of our course consultants. As a life coach herself she loves supporting people in taking the leap into a career full of passion, meaningful connections and human spirit. Olga is a firm believer in asking questions rather than having the answers. Outside of Animas she’s passionate about…

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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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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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Cecille Ruiz

Training Administrator

Cecille is a Training 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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Ronna Medillo

Senior Finance Officer

Ronna is our finance assistant and your first port of call for most things invoice and payment related. A qualified bookkeeper, Ronna is part of our team based in the Philippines and works as part of Ruth’s team to provide the very best service.

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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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Catherine Noble

Leny Lopez

Training Administrator

Leny is our International Training Administrator who handles international enrolments and student administration. She, together with the rest of the operations team makes sure everything at Animas runs smoothly behind the scenes! She has a huge passion for reading and also loves writing in her spare time!

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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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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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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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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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