Our story

We began life as an educational publishing company in 1977 and in 1983 we delivered our first Positive Power and Influence programme.

Since then we’ve built a talented team with a breadth and depth of skill and experience, and we’ve adapted our work to meet the needs of our portfolio of global clients.

Our philosophy is based on mutual trust and that’s central to the way we want to work with our team, our clients, and our partners.

We think that a big part of what makes us unique is our reputation for quality and community.

We’re excited about the future, getting even closer to what our clients need, and drawing innovative thinking, best practice, and organisational contexts deeper into our work.

We never under-estimate the challenge and the value of measuring impact and we want to learn with you.

We’re based in Brighton, UK, with a network of experienced facilitators that give us a global reach.

Our values


Durable, relevant, and respectful of legacy and context, we build creative solutions that last.


We are honest, straightforward, and transparent.


Inspirational learning. Agile behaviour. Great relationships. That’s it.

Our team

Joe Munro


Joe has run Chartwell Learning with a calm, tech-embracing ethos since joining the business in 2005. In his spare time he’s a gifted musician and loves motorsport.

Rebecca Holmes

Project Manager

Rebecca’s amazing eye for detail and process, coupled with an impressive work ethic, helps her create seamless learning experiences. She loves rugby and has recently moved to the countryside.

Dr Nicola Lincoln

Facilitator and Partner

Nic is a director as well as one of our most experienced facilitators, with a global track record across all sectors, and an infectious work ethic that drives everyone around her. She skis in the winter, cycles in the summer.

Vanessa Gray

Facilitator and Head of Community

Vanessa wears two hats at Chartwell Learning. She’s not only a facilitator, but also a driving force within the business. When not at work, she’s either walking dogs, feeding children or attending bootcamps.

Jono Scott

Project Manager

Jono handles all sorts of programme support for the Chartwell team, making sure participants have seatbelts on and bags stowed. When he’s not doing that he writes books.

Dr Julia Eziashi


Julia is an avid learner of psychological theories. They underpin her coaching and work with individuals and teams to support behaviour change. In her spare time she enjoys long countryside walks and dancing.

Ali Willocks


Ali is always prepared and brilliant at delivering complex ideas in a way that makes them seem simple. You’ll find she’s always off somewhere later, and she loves wine and live music.

Greg Spencer


Greg is a wonderfully gifted coach with the ability to change the atmosphere in the room with a few well chosen words. In rare moments of free time he is often to be found playing tennis.

Rob Mugglestone


Rob is an experienced facilitator and leadership development specialist who likes to bring intensity, focus and humour to his work. In his spare time he’s normally cycling, or competing in motor sport.

Vicki Curtis


Vicki brings a warm, empathetic and energetic presence to every situation. She’s equally adept at coaching individuals and teams, creating strong engagement. When not at work you can find her paddle boarding, kickboxing or painting.

Su Openshaw


Su not only has a wealth of experience, but she’s honest, supportive and intuitive, and will always challenge you to do better. She lives in the French Alps and adores skiing.

Yasmin ElDabi


Yasmin is half German and half Sudanese – a background which has fuelled her fascination in different organisational cultures. She’s direct, warm and fabulous to work with.

Vanessa Williams


Vanessa’s special skill is enabling individuals and teams to have the conversations that make a difference. In her free time she’s either sailing, jogging or working on her allotment.

Michelle Pilkinton


Michelle uses her passion for candour and empathy to drive real change in how teams work together.  She enjoys jogging slowly and paddleboarding in the sun.

Jonty Leicester


Jonty has three decades experience as a consultant and coach, bringing a supportive, thoughtful strength to any room. He recently relocated to Edinburgh from Sweden and he has a really infectious laugh.

Catherine Vaughan


Catherine is pragmatic and direct, with a gift for grasping problems and creating effective solutions. She lives in Ireland, has a beautiful kitchen and can’t do without her morning walks.

Our Partnership Approach

The best work happens when you see us an extension of your team.

It’s critical that we understand what’s happening in your world. That’s the foundation for everything we do.

We understand the importance of clarity about roles, responsibilities, and timelines. We’ll present ambitious, creative solutions and help you build internal engagement and support.

Whether it’s a one-off programme or a full-scale global roll out, our programme management skills and experience kick in, and we’ll take as much of the strain as you need.

I’ve worked with the Chartwell Learning team for a few years now. What stands out is how the team work so closely with you to truly understand your needs in order to identify the best learning solutions for your business; their approachability, communication and flexibility is outstanding and the advice around delivery of the classes is invaluable.

I couldn’t ask for a better partnership! I have worked with the Chartwell Learning team for the last 2 years during which we have delivered influencing programmes to over 400 colleagues. Their on-going support has been invaluable to embed the change in behaviours we are looking for.