About Us

Specialists in awareness, change, communications in organisations, and in coaching individuals.
Architects of AWARE, WILLING and ABLE©

After gaining his doctorate, Jack changed tack to a business career, starting with a long stint at KPMG, leading organisation design & transformation programs. Clients were mainly in Advertising, Media, The City, Higher Education, Medicine/Health and Public Services. He then made a move to lead organisational development and HR as a board director. In parallel he started training to become a professional personal coach.

As a professional master executive coach he specialises in helping clients get their careers and lives on the right track: by improving influence and awareness, leadership skills, communications structure & delivery, decision-making, prioritisation and by effecting behavioural change. He was one of the first Accredited Master Executive Coaches in the UK, he has helped clients unstick issues in their careers, lives and relationships. He's also an accredited mediator.

He was fortunate to study coaching with some great people, including the late Freddie Strasser at Regents College. Uniquely for a coach he studied drama... it helps inform our knowledge of influencing, relationship-building, presentation and public speaking. He also writes coaching apps for iPhone and iPad.

It would be hard to be a professional coach without having had experience of leading teams and change in organisations. Jack has led teams & programs that have won awards for business & strategy, and led organisations into various recognised 'Best Places To Work' listings.

Jack and _Unstick specialise in strategy, organisational development, design, HR and behavioural/cultural change program leadership. He's worked in permanent and interim roles and as a consultant, managing multi-£million budgets and teams of 4 to over 100.

Remaining fully committed to diversity in its widest definition, he has also led Diversity and Inclusivity programs in the public sector and advised at the highest level of Cabinet Office, particularly on Neurodiversity.

So he doesn’t forget what clients go through daily, he takes up periodic full-time roles: recently as Director for HR/OD&D at the Ministry of Justice and at the BBC. He was Chief People and Strategy Officer for AEGIS/Carat and a Director/program manager in management consulting for KPMG. An experienced mediator, facilitator and moderator, he has worked with companies from BT to Saatchi to UCL.

Jack gained 20 years' experience in Media, Arts & Heritage, Construction, Professional Services, Charity, Higher Education, Banking, Financial Services, Retail/Fashion and Public sectors. With clients from Diesel to Qantas, The United Nations to HSBC, Heathrow Airport to University College London.

All _Unstick team members are dedicated to delivering and supporting inclusive, effective and beneficial change.

Research and Academic...

Visiting lecturer at UCL, London South Bank University and a former visiting professor at ESCP Business School.

_Unstick researches in neurodiversity, intrinsic motivation, behavioural change and practical psychology and develops and we publish iPhone/iPad Apps and run fun interactive workshops to help people increase their awareness.

Education and Professional Quals...

Chartered FCIPD; CPhys, Chartered Scientist (CSci); EMCC Master Coach; AC Master Executive Coach; Cert. in Cognitive Behavioural Techniques; Affiliate Member of British Psychological Society (Founder member BPS Coaching Psychology Group); Mediation (Accredited, Regents College); PRINCE2 Program Management; Founder Member Association of Professional Interims (MAPI); Practitioner of Psychometric tools (inc. MBTI®, FIRO-B®).

SELECTED WORK

Executive Career

Leadership/line management of Talent, Capability, Inclusion & Diversity, L&D, Leadership, Employee Engagement, OD&D.

Working with Digital and Technology Director to merge/redesign the directorate, improve team working, performance management and retain staff.

Leading the ‘Bringing the organisational vision to life’ and ‘Building a diverse and capable workforce’ workstreams for the MoJ 2020 Transformation program.

Designing and leading 5 month transformation of Corporate Services/Operations, including guiding principles, engagement program and so increasing engagement scores against the general trend.

Designing & implementing 2016 Inclusion & Diversity, Talent strategies.

Designing & implementing 2016 Capability, Leadership & L&D strategies

Driving closer working relationships between 40 MoJ Directors for org. benefits.

Leading Organisational Development & Design initiatives for other MoJ bodies and the Civil Service.

Working with Director General's Strategists, HR, Marketing team. Leading design and delivery of a Change & Engagement Programme to deliver BBC Strategy and transformation of the organization culture in the wake of recent high profile issues. Change portfolio included new leadership behaviours and new and existing people-centred projects across the BBC - e.g. recruitment, talent development, leadership, career mobility, organisation design, behavioural change - for 22,000 full time and 66,000 contract staff.

Led transformation for UK Media & Comms group with 7 companies, later extending to Europe and Global. Led global performance management, directors’ reward/LTIPS, L&D. Counsel to the CEO and Directors. Leapt to #1 in revenue, made National Business Awards finals, first in sector to enter Sunday Times Best Companies To Work. Also managed downsizing program effectively. “We didn’t set up the function for altruistic reasons. We wanted to see returns on investment. Jack and his team delivered” Colin Mills, MD

Strategy, OD, HR, Communications, Change, M&A. Business analysis & change programme manager for large transformation programmes. Based London, Sydney, Melbourne, working worldwide.

Client Interim and Project Work

Embedding new Strategy, Stakeholder & Employee Engagement & Communications. Co-designed engagement strategy to make BTO #1 for customer service. Designed engagement programme to deliver participative events personally to global audience of 14,000. Coached 180 managers to deliver the events.

Strategic Employee & Brand Engagement. Developed strategy with board and CEO, identified behavioural change necessary, then designed one of the first ever genuinely brand-linked behavioural frameworks. Led roll-out of engagement events and supported translation of frame to personal goals for staff. “The best organised and most successful intervention of this type that I have been part of. Everyone engaged with you. Very impressed.” Siân Davies, CEO

Programme manager for groundbreaking transformation project that changed the nature of the construction industry and Terminal 5’s relationship with suppliers. Led stakeholder engagement, inc suppliers and employees. Results: increased safety and cost-effectiveness, unifying practices for BAA, T5 and 50+ commercial partners; credited as a foundation of T5’s construction success. “You seem to sprinkle magic dust on difficult situations” David Hall, Strategy Director

OD, Change Mgt, Strategy, Internal comms, & Leadership development: board & senior management, working for HRD. “Since you started working with us we've seen increasing alignment in the first-line team. Many people have commented on it.” Tim Pointer, HR Director

L&D Strategy, L&D Supplier Selection, Visiting lecturer in Personality Type and Learning, Motivation, Coach to senior Directors. "His USP is the way he combines the rational, logical, objective approach to the job that fits his scientific background with great insight into and empathy for the emotional/people side of achieving change - driving the change and releasing the energy." Su Bryant, Director, Centre for Advanced Learning And Teaching

Advisor to UCL Director of Museums and Director of UCL Estates.

LINKS

PERSONALITY EXPRESS

The Personality Express suite for iPhone, iPad and other Apple products is one of the most highly rated MBTI®/Awareness/Personality Type app suites available.

PROFESSIONAL COACHING PROFILE

Professional coaching profile.

JACK ON SAATCHI ART

Jack's art and photography website.