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Our ambition is to create workplaces where people can really be authentic, bringing their ‘whole self’ to work, without the fear of conflict. CMP is a pioneer of approaches to conflict management and works to improve workplace relationships - a prime mover in the development and adoption of professional approaches to mediation services, investigations and Conversational Intelligence.

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What we believe in

Your organisation is only as effective as your people: how you share, support, challenge and motivate each other. Our professional expertise in conversational excellence and conflict management and resolution provides the foundation of a better workplace culture and improved performance: replacing the burble of uncertainty, disagreements and misunderstandings with clarity, trust and confidence.

We use Conversational Intelligence, the interpersonal soft skills needed to have interactive conversations, to develop Relational Resilience between staff at all levels. Enabling individuals to bring their ‘whole self’ to work, with the aim of creating an engaged culture where productivity and innovation can occur without the fear of reprisal, we call these Clear Air workplaces.

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Our People

Katherine Graham

Chair of the Board of Directors

Our former Managing Director, Katherine has been a pioneer of conflict resolution approaches in the UK, setting standards for the sector. She developed the business into the successful operation it is today, and continues to play an important role as Chair and shareholder, ensuring our commitment to a people-centred approach remains at the heart of everything we do. Katherine also co-authored Mediation for Managers (NB Books)

Arran Heal

Arran Heal

Managing Director

Arran is passionate that personal development and professional growth comes from harnessing the differences between us all. From a career managing large teams in FMCG as well as running entrepreneurial start-ups his experience and leadership helps CMP focus on the strategic needs of our clients.

Rebecca Foreman

Rebecca Foreman

Director of Operations

Rebecca has worked for CMP for over 10 years; starting as Training and Consultancy Manager, she is now our Director of Operations overseeing the smooth delivery of all our services: mediations, investigations, training, e-learning and consultancy. Rebecca is our in-house monitoring and evaluation expert and uses her qualitative and quantitative research skills to provide our clients with really ROI data. In her spare time she grows wonky veg and is learning to be a campanologist!

Richard Peachey

Head of Business Development

Richard combines many years’ experience of client relationship management, project delivery and sales & marketing with expert knowledge of workplace conflict and resolution. He’s ideally placed to work as a trusted advisor to clients on their issues and developing the best solutions.

Tim Kingsbury

Tim Kingsbury

Head of Investigations

Formerly Head of Diversity and Equality Policy for the Royal Navy, Tim ended his 29-year career with the RN when he became CMP’s Head of investigation in 2006. A qualified Barrister, counsellor, trainer, and member of the CIArb, Tim practices as a workplace investigator and mediator, and leads our investigator pool to exacting quality standards.

Patrick Moulsdale

Patrick Moulsdale

Head of People Development & Mediation

Patrick has been working in the field of personal development for more than 25 years. He has trained hundreds of Mediators and is our Head of Mediation and Training, he specialises in group and senior level facilitation, and co-created Conversational Intelligence, our behavioural and culture change programmes.

Rukshana Horwood

Head of Management Training and Coaching

Rukshana is a people development consultant with extensive experience in Management and Leadership training and coaching, Strategic Management and Customer Service Excellence. Her experience in these areas covers a wide breadth of organisations in the public and private sector which is supported by a 25 year career in senior roles with British Airways including managing large service delivery teams.

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Leanne Holt

Client Delivery Manager

Leanne makes sure we are always delivering the highest standard of service for our clients. With her extensive experience in project and client relationship management, Leanne is on call to help organisations get the most from our expertise, training and consultancy.

Hayley Pryo

Hayley Pryor

Client Delivery Officer

Hayley has several years’ experience in HR and L&D roles which have provided her with the skills to efficiently coordinate our soft skills training, mediation services, accreditation programme and Practitioner pool management and recruitment process. Hayley is on hand to see the process through from start to finish and ensure consistency in all client communication.

Tom Humphrey

Tom Humphrey

Finance Officer

Tom handles our day-to-day finances, picking up on our clients’ invoicing and financial queries and is responsible for our financial management systems.

Richard Roberts

Richard Roberts

Non-Executive Director

Richard is a published author and our former Director of Finance. He now supports the shareholders as a Non-Executive Director on our board.

Liz McCaw

Liz McCaw

Non-Executive Director

Liz has worked with CMP since 2010 as a coach, consultant, mediator and neutral assessor. She has many years’ experience as both an operations director and a business consultant, having held senior roles in both industry and consulting organisations.

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CMP supports the development of Conversational Intelligence, the art of interactive conversation, to develop leaders, managers and staff at all levels within any team or organisation, with the ambition to create a workspace where people do not fear conflict, creating a conversation culture, that CMP calls  ‘Clear Air’ workplaces.

I have no hesitation in recommending CMP, they offer excellent value for money and provide a service that is second to none! They are knowledgeable, professional and approachable and found flexible solutions to our training requirements. The feedback for the training has been outstanding. Staff have stated that they came away with practical advice they can apply in real situations and, more to the point, have said it works!

Staff Development Advisor, University of Gloucestershire