Our Training Faculty

Meet the Animas Training and Mentoring team!

We’re a passionate team of coaches and trainers, supported by an international operations and support team. We’re a pretty international bunch with English, Irish, German, French, Greek and Polish all thrown into the mix!

Training
Faculty

Marcus Stone

Coach Trainer

Marcus is an ICF credentialed coach who forms part of our brilliant training faculty. He also holds the Diploma in Coaching Supervision and his other passion, aside from training, is helping other coaches to reflect on their own practices to see how they address the challenges they have and continually…

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Emily Johnston

Coach Trainer

One of the original Animas training team, Emily is a highly experienced trainer and an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the ICF. She qualified with Animas in 2012 and during her Animas journey since, Emily has set up an accredited Certificate in Mindfulness Coaching, which she continues to deliver twice…

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Bronwyn Nash

Coach Trainer

Bronwyn is another of our fantastic coach trainers. She trains the Cognition, Transaction, Presence and Paradigms modules on the Diploma in Transformational Coaching, and also holds the Diploma in Coaching Supervision, meaning that she further supports qualified coaches through both individual and Group Supervision. Sharing her passion for personal growth…

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Matteo Trevisan

Coach Trainer

As an ICF accredited coach Matteo has a wealth of coaching experience, and his background in teaching further adds to his ability to facilitate learning in the training space. With a Masters in Physics (Bath University), a further degree in education (King’s College), and a coaching diploma with Animas, Matteo…

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Nishe Patel

Coach Trainer

During a decade of working in HR within corporate environments, Nishe was dedicated to supporting recent graduates and school leavers as they began their careers.  Although she loved working with these individuals, particularly as they transitioned to new environments and different ways of operating, she recognised that it wasn’t enough for her…

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Emma Dempsey

Coach Trainer

Emma is an ICF accredited Coach with a background in social development, focusing on empowering individuals and communities. Her work has included coordinating community projects, leading behaviour change programmes, guest lecturing at university and influencing policy. Emma loves writing and has contributed to academic articles, blogs (men’s wellbeing) and bestselling books….

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Nick Thorpe

Coach Trainer

Nick Thorpe is an award-winning writer, speaker, coach & Animas trainer. A prolific journalist for more than 20 years, he is the author of three books of travel/self-discovery ranging from an expedition to Easter Island by experimental reed raft – Eight Men and a Duck – to his boat-hitching odyssey…

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Marta Abramska

Coach Trainer

Prior to qualifying with Animas and setting up her own leadership and career coaching practice in 2018, Marta spent 15 years in the City, including working in a Big Four consultancy where she led projects for dozens of financial services firms around the globe, working for and closely with C-suit…

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Lilian Flynn

Coach Trainer

Lilian is one of the newest additions to our training and mentoring teams at Animas. An ICF accredited coach, Lilian comes to coaching from a teaching background. She spent almost a decade in the education and the training field, teaching both primary and secondary school students in a teaching career…

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Todd Roache

Coach Trainer

Todd is an ICF Certified Coach (ACC), with a rich background in music, mental health, teaching and leadership development. Prior to coaching Todd spent the early part of his career in the music industry as an award winning singer/songwriter and producer. Eventually realising that what he had defined as success…

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Nisha Vyas

Coach Trainer

Nisha is an ICF certified coach, trainer and mentor, she is passionate about helping coaches and leaders with high aspirations to step up to their full potential. As a member of the Animas training team, she delivers the Foundations and Cognitions modules – and is currently working towards her EMCC accredited…

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Natasha Harris

Business Trainer

Natasha trained and qualified with Animas in 2012. At the time she was also running a small, local organic veg box business, but at the end of 2015 Natasha decided to dedicate her time to running her practice full time. A huge step, that has proven to be an exciting…

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Megumi Haeussler

Coach Trainer

Megumi is a passionate life and leadership coach (ICF PCC Certified), working with a wide range of clients including business owners, business managers, expats and solo entrepreneurs or those wanting to become one, to be aligned with themselves and live their life authentically.  She also works for clients who wish…

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Gina Paigen

Coach Trainer

Gina Paigen, PCC, CPCC, CNTC, is a professional coach, consultant, and facilitator passionate about empowering individuals, teams, and organizations to find a deeper sense of purpose and achieve higher levels of creativity, engagement, and inspired action. She brings a wealth of diverse knowledge and experience in executive coaching, leadership, mindfulness,…

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Melissa Hague

Coach Trainer

Melissa is an accomplished learning and development professional, with over 20 years’ experience across a number of industries in the public and private sector. She is passionate about the use of client-centred coaching both with individuals and teams to help them realise their potential and reach their goals. She is…

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Jo Cutler

Coach Trainer

Jo is a coach and leadership development specialist focusing on enabling leaders, teams and individuals to be the best that they can be. With over 20 years’ experience in L&D and OD roles, Jo has led and supported on business-critical projects to deliver key organisational goals, performance improvement, cultural change…

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Bruna De Palo

Coach Trainer

With over 20 years of experience in corporate and further studies in neuroscience and psychology, I partner with senior leaders to improve their mental habits and expand their thinking, acting and leading capabilities. By understanding the brain mechanism behind their behaviour, my clients learn to think in more sophisticated ways,…

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MJ Impastato

Coach Trainer

MJ Impastato is a professional leadership and life coach, speaker, and Mojo expert. Her mission is to help people feel comfortable in their own skin, so they can be confident being themselves. Many people have suffered some form of family or relationship trauma that gets carried into our adult lives. While many…

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Andrew Macklin

Coach Trainer

Andrew Macklin is an actor, coach, trainer and a native of Waterford in Ireland. His acting  career encompasses almost 20 years of work across the UK & Ireland. As a trainer and  facilitator, he has been leading and developing workshops and training sessions in the areas  of domestic violence prevention,…

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Myira Khan

The Therapist’s Coaching Programme Trainer

Myira is a BACP accredited counsellor, therapeutic coach and qualified supervisor, working in private practice, under her organisations ‘Myira Khan Counselling’ and ‘Grow To Glow’. Myira also delivers workshops and events internationally and is a regular speaker and facilitator at national conferences. In 2017 Myira helped establish the Leicester Centre…

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Nina Mitchell

The Therapist’s Coaching Programme Trainer

Nina is an integrative psychotherapist and coach in private practise, and more recently trained as a mindfulness practitioner with the UK mental health charity MIND. Her skills combine to help clients understand their challenges, create solutions and enable meaningful change through a powerful mix of therapy, coaching, and mindfulness. Nina’s…

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Supervision
Team

Michele Kingston-Malone

Coach Supervisor

Michele is an experienced ICF accredited coach and is part of our Animas coach mentor team. She actually had her first taste of coach training using the GROW model in 1998, during a stint of more than twenty years working in the public sector. This work spanned the civil service,…

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Ken Kelling

Coach Supervisor

Ken is an ICF credentialed coach and makes up an important part of our Coach Mentoring Team. Graduating with Animas in 2014, and with his 25-year professional background in corporate communications and events, Ken now enjoys combining public relations consultancy with his own executive coaching practice. Having spent more than…

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Maria Richters

Coach Supervisor

Maria is our Berlin-based Coach Mentor, supporting our students through their client work and learning journey towards becoming a coach. Before gaining her Accredited Diploma in Transformational Coaching with Animas, Maria had a very creative background, working in the fashion industry on her own fashion labels. Whilst in this sector…

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Nathalie Roth

Coach Supervisor

Nathalie is an ICF credentialed coach and is part of our Coach Mentoring Team. She trained and qualified with Animas in 2015. With a 20-year professional background in Corporate communications and events, Nathalie arrived at a point where she felt that her path was not resonating with her anymore. She…

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Niki Misokefalou

Coach Supervisor

Niki is a new addition to the Animas mentoring team. She qualified with Animas in 2017 and hasn’t stopped coaching since then! Niki comes from a teaching background and spent most of her life teaching Ancient and Modern Greek Language and Literature to secondary school age children in Greece. When…

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Hattie Voelcker

Coach Supervisor

Hattie is an ICF accredited coach who trained with Animas in 2015 and has run her own coaching business since then. Prior to retraining as a coach, Hattie was a barrister for 10 years, specialising in Family Law. This was a great foundation for her coaching career, as barristers spends…

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Victoria Brunner

Coach Supervisor

Victoria comes from a teaching background, having taught for over a decade in challenging, inner city, Secondary schools in some of the most deprived areas of London. With a Masters degree in Leadership, Victoria is a natural leader and her ability to help, support and inspire teachers entering the profession…

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Beatrice Zornek

Coach Supervisor

Beatrice Zornek is a Transformational Coach and Coach Supervisor. As a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) she works with other HSPs and supports them through career decisions, helping them to create meaning and purpose in their work, in a way that feels authentic to them. This is how Fall in Love…

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Gilberto Nery

Coach Supervisor

Gilberto has a doctor’s degree in civil engineering and worked as a professor, consultant and researcher until he decided to take a sabbatical to invest in self-development and to learn new skills. During this time, he joined the Animas transformational coaching course and fell in love with coaching. The sabbatical…

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Isik Tlabar

Coach Supervisor

Isik is a transformational coach, embodiment & breathwork facilitator. She got into meditation by the age of 8 and into the personal development world by the age of 14. Always having a curious, courageous, open and loving heart, she has been involved in psychology, creative development work, shadow work, alchemy,…

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Johnny Hammond

Coach Supervisor

Johnny is an ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and makes-up an important part of our Coach Mentoring Team. Graduating with Animas in 2018, and with his 30-year professional & award-winning Entrepreneurial background in building and consulting for tech start-ups, Johnny now has a growing coaching practice working with Entrepreneurs, Leaders,…

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Monica Ruiz

Coach Supervisor

Monica has a unique blend to her coaching approach, bringing together her almost 20 years of experience working with corporations on business– from change management, to strategic consulting – with her mindfulness practice. She works with individuals, groups and corporations offering sessions and delivering workshops, keynotes and trainings both in…

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Rituparna Ghosh

Coach Supervisor

Ritu has joined Animas as a mentor recently. She qualified with Animas in January 2020 and has been busy setting up her coaching practice – ‘Laughter, conversations, and coaching’ since then. Ritu comes from a research and analytics background and spent ten years after post-graduation climbing the corporate ladder as…

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Sobia Iqbal

Coach Supervisor

Sobia is passionate about wellbeing, purpose and unlocking hidden potential. Prior to setting up her coaching practice in 2018, over a decade in the world of business development and project management helped her to forge and nurture her coaching style. Sobia has trained with Animas in Transformational Coaching, Group Coaching…

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