Lift was created by Katrina Wray and Eileen Melville because we wanted to help people make the most of their time at work, become better managers and leaders and create a business to be proud of.
We’ve developed our own way of consulting over the years – aware of current trends but avoiding fads, steering clear of jargon and over-complicated frameworks and never losing sight of our principles. We combine the best of behavioural science with practical business experience to deliver useful, effective development for organisations, leaders and teams.
We are happy to tackle complex issues – and can differentiate between complex and complicated. We like things to be simple – but never simplistic. It’s an approach that seems to work well at every level in an organisation, from Board to frontline.
Katrina is an experienced consultant with a knack for bringing clarity to complex situations.
She has specialist Learning & Development experience and now works across a range of industry sectors in the UK, Europe, USA and the Far East on leadership development, organisational consultancy and change projects. Katrina has a BSc Hons in Psychology and is a member of the CIPD and the British Psychological Society. She is accredited in behavioural diagnostics using the Schroder framework.
Eileen is an inspirational consultant who is highly skilled at tuning into the needs of the group.
She has worked widely across different industries – local & global – on leadership development, organisational consultancy & change projects. Her business background and facilitation expertise enables her to coach leaders & senior teams to work together so they make the right commercial decisions. Eileen has an M.A., BSc Hons in Psychology, is a qualified teacher and accredited in behavioural diagnostics using the Schroder framework.
How we work with clients:
We start by having an exploratory conversation with you about what you want to happen. We make sure we understand the company’s business challenges, and see how things really work. We look at the processes, people & culture and identify the pain points.Then we design a tailored approach that helps people face their challenges and plan solutions.
Our approach is business-focused, pragmatic and uses current organisational issues (not abstract exercises) to produce practical outcomes.
We’re proud that many of our clients have worked with us consistently over the years, saying they value our role as a critical friend, opening up their thinking and challenging their status quo.
Our clients want to create effective change. They’re not looking for quick fixes, they want to do it right and create something that lasts. That’s what we want too.