Core Team


Damion Wonfor | Director

 Damion Wonfor

Damion Wonfor

Catalyst 14 is run by Damion Wonfor - an experienced executive coach, mindfulness trainer, coach supervisor and facilitator. He has coached and trained at all levels within the private and public sectors in the UK and globally.

Damion has worked at all levels within organisations with high potentials, managers, directors, executives and leadership teams across a variety of functions. He is passionate about building strong relationships with his clients and helping individuals and teams explore their personal authenticity and emotional intelligence to make sustainable changes to their behaviour. He brings a high degree of calm presence, support and challenge, enabling his clients to fully accept and embrace change. 

Focus

Damion’s focus is always on how the individual can fully explore who they really are within their work and how they can make the required shifts in performance to maximise improvements in their work and personal lives. His recent team and individual assignments have been focused on exploring and developing key emotional intelligence capabilities such as confidence (imposter syndrome), empathy, impulse control and resilience. 

Background

Prior to starting Catalyst 14, Damion spent eight years as a partner at TPC Leadership, where he led their coach education programmes, including the MSc in Coaching (he continues to be a lead faculty member on these courses). In terms of his corporate experience, he spent 15 years in senior learning and development roles within large blue chip organisations in the financial and professional service sectors. His last corporate role was as Global Learning and Development Manager for a professional services firm supporting 10,000 staff across 40 countries.

Qualifications

Damion holds an MSc in Coaching and Development; is a Master Coach (EMCC EQA) and Senior Coach Practitioner (EMCC EIA); has a Advanced Diploma in Coaching Supervision (CSA); has a certificate in Systemic Coaching and Constellations; a Diploma in Interpersonal Mindfulness; has trained as a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher with Exeter University; is a Master Practitioner in NLP; has a Certificate in Training Practice and is a Certified Heartmath Coach.

He is also certified in EQi and EQ-360 – Emotional Intelligence Psychometric tools (Myers Briggs Type Indicator Step I, and Step II and TKI tools).

Damion is a member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC), Association of Coaching Supervisors (AOCS) and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).


Vanessa Rogers | Operations Manager

Vanessa Rogers is the Operations Manager at Catalyst 14, and is here to support you whilst you are developing with us.

Vanessa looks after all logistics, including diary and venue management and production of materials. She has worked in operations and programme management for 6 years, previously for TPC Leadership. Prior to this, she held various L & D roles, as well as running her own training consultancy.

Having trained in mindfulness, it is something she uses regularly to support her own and her family's resilience. 


Get in touch

If you'd like more information about Catalyst 14 or would like to arrange a consultation, please don't hesitate to get in touch.