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 Wonfor

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.

Damion Wonfor

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.

Liz Palmer

Liz has extensive experience as an Executive Coach, Facilitator and Coach Trainer and her client base includes both public and private sector organisations across the NHS, science, manufacturing, retail, education and the charity sector.

Her focus has always been on how individuals and teams can develop themselves and have the greatest impact in both their business and personal lives.

Prior to joining Catalyst 14 as a Partner, Liz was the Faculty lead for ILM and EMCC Practitioner Programmes in a global leadership and coaching consultancy. Liz’s early career spanned Engineering, Operations and HR in blue-chip Aerospace and FMCG companies. She has worked extensively in change management, organisation development and talent management. Her last role at Cadbury Schweppes involved running a global talent programme and designing a global culture change programme.

Liz Palmer

Liz is an Accredited Senior Coach Practitioner with the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC EIA) and holds both an Advanced Practitioner and Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching from the Academy of Executive Coaching in London. She is a member of both the EMCC and the Association for Coaching.

She is one of a handful of VoicePrint Master Practitioners, an innovative profiling tool which enables productive and impactful conversations. She is a certified user of Myers Briggs Type Indicator Step I & II, Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Instrument and the Insightful Edge 360 and team profiling tool.

Liz has completed a Certificate in Group Facilitation at the Gestalt Centre in London and is trained in Clean Coaching and Emergent Knowledge. She has also completed a programme exploring how the current research in Neuroscience is impacting on our understanding of coaching.

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 Van Hool

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.