Our Facilitation faculty
Our 'Facilitative Leadership' programme is delivered by experienced coaches and development professionals Damion Wonfor and Janie Van Hool. You can find out more information about them below.
Damion is an experienced executive coach, facilitator, coach supervisor and Mindfulness teacher. He is Founder of Catalyst 14 and has facilitated individuals and groups at all levels within organisations across the private and public sectors in the UK and Globally.
Previously Damion was a partner at a global leadership and coaching consultancy for eight years where he was responsible for leading their accredited coach development programmes including a range of professional coach accreditations with the EMCC and ILM and their MSc in Coaching and Development.
In terms of corporate experience, Damion spent 15 years in senior learning and development roles within large blue chip organisations in the financial and professional service sectors. His last role was as Global Learning and Development Manager for a professional services firm supporting 10,000 staff across 40 countries.
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).
He holds a MSc in Coaching and Development, is a Master Coach (EMCC), has a Advanced Diploma in Coaching Supervision (CSA), has a Certificate in Systemic Coaching, Diploma in Interpersonal Mindfulness, is a Master Practitioner in NLP, has a Certificate in Training Practice and is a Certified Heartmath Coach. Damion is also certified in BarOn Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQi) and BarOn Emotional Quotient -360 (EQ-360), Myers Briggs Type Indicator Step I, TKI and MBTI Step II tools.
He has also trained as a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Teacher with Exeter University.
Janie Van Hool
Janie graduated from RADA in 1987 and spent 12 years performing in Theatre, TV and Radio. She started presenting professionally in 1997, facilitating and speaking at corporate events and beginning her career as a teacher, empowering clients to create presence and communicate with impact.
Janie’s postgraduate research focused on enabling people to communicate effectively using verbal and non-verbal communication skills. These academic studies, combining psychology with the creative instincts of a performer have enabled her uniquely to transcend challenges in communication and help people effortlessly to re-evaluate their approach to communicating with confidence. Janie likes to work in an energising, fun but frank and straightforward way.
As a voice specialist, Janie has taught in the top drama schools in the country and worked extensively in London theatre and the regions. Her vocal impact method has been used to great effect in business and drama schools alike, giving clients the tools and techniques they need to express themselves with clarity and confidence.
Janie’s qualifications include RADA Dip; MA Voice; PG Dip Performance Psychology. She wrote The Impact and Presence Pocketbook (2004) and is qualified to use the Hay Group ESCI instrument to assess individual and team emotional intelligence.
As a performer, Janie continues to practice improvisation in workshops and performance.
Her clients include Vodafone, Ashridge Hult, London Business School, Imperial College, Deloitte, Sainsburys, Kerry Foods, Ecover, Morgan Sindall, Dyson, Nationwide, WorldPay, Skanska and Royal London.