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About Thresholds

Over the last 20 years, Thresholds has established itself as a leading provider of highly effective and affordable career development programmes. We are extremely proud of the core set of courses, events and workshops we have honed over the years that facilitate genuine transformation for individuals and organisations.

Get in touch if you would like to find out more about the transformative impact we could have on your organisation.

Meet the Thresholds team

Thresholds is committed to delivering an exceptional high-quality learning experience to everyone we work with. We are passionate about facilitating genuine change and transforming individual and organisational attitudes. 

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Thresholds have gained an outstanding reputation in the Public Sector for delivering highly effective career support programmes at affordable prices. We are committed to making a positive and lasting impact on organisations and their staff.

All Thresholds programmes and services have one thing in common: enabling individuals and organisations to get from where they are to where they want to be.

Fiona McInnes-Craig

Fiona McInnes-Craig

Founder & CEO
Fiona is a force to be reckoned with; limitless energy, inspiring vision and searing insight combine to make her an exceptional businesswoman as well as a powerful facilitator. She is passionate about helping individuals and organisations get clear about what they want, honest about where they are, and put the steps in place to get from A to B. Fiona has high standards and works relentlessly to ensure that our clients' and participants’ expectations are always exceeded; programmes are continuously refined and facilitators are supported to learn and share on an ongoing basis. Fiona has created many of the company’s innovative programmes and services from scratch and delivers career support programmes around the world. 

Flora Toulson-Clarke

Associate Facilitator
Flora is a training consultant, facilitator and coach specialising in career and personal development, with a CIPD in Training Practice. Flora’s career began in the arts working with underrepresented communities to improve confidence and self-esteem through improvisation. She brings this creative, curious approach to all of her work. Flora strives to create a supportive and inclusive environment in which people feel empowered to reach their potential. Flora has worked with a breadth of organisations from schools and charities to public and private sector organisations. Flora truly believes in the power of focusing on what you want and applies this to her life as well as work which has culminated into making her dream a reality to moving to an off-grid home in Portugal..

Jacqueline Baker

Associate Facilitator
Jacqueline has held leadership roles across both central and local government, as well as the not for profit sector. She set up her own coaching and consultancy business in 2011 and has been a freelance trainer with Thresholds since May 2015. Among other roles, she was a Senior Partner with 2BCoached, and has worked with the National Mentoring Consortium, supporting undergraduates with disabilities and dyslexia. Jacqueline is trained to ILM Level 7 in both coaching and coaching supervision, and is a qualified PRINCE2 practitioner. She has a diploma in management consultancy from the Chartered Management Institute, and is a certified Member of the Institute of Consulting.
Emma Ryan

Emma Ryan

Associate Facilitator
Emma’s mission is to support women who want to walk their path in integrity. Her superpower as a facilitator and coach is very quickly creating an environment where people feel safe, heard, and brave. Her energy, forensic eye for detail and sharp questions asked with kindness means people are open to support and challenge, which leads to change. Emma has a grounding in strategic oversight and programme management, an MSc in International Development, PRINCE II and an ICF Intuitive Coaching qualification. She brings 15 years of international, and UK based facilitation in Government and not for profit organisations and has three daughters who seem to be gearing up to be UN negotiators.
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Fiona Yensen

Associate Facilitator
With ten years’ experience working across a variety of private sector organisations, followed by 18 years in the Civil Service – with much of this time spent delivering learning, personal development and wellbeing interventions, Fiona brings a wealth of experience to Thresholds. A trained facilitator, coach and mentor, Fiona’s first experience of the impact of Thresholds was when she mentored several women and noted such a remarkable difference in their personal confidence and clarity around goals, that Fiona undertook the 12-month programme herself. She was so impressed by the programme she became a Thresholds Facilitator! As a mum of two, Fiona understands the challenges and importance of maintaining a healthy life-work balance. Her role as a Deputy Race Champion in the Home Office was an opportunity to support people from ethnic minority backgrounds to reach their highest potential – something which Fiona is truly passionate about. Fiona holds a degree in Organisational Development & Marketing.
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Kerry Ford

Business Support Manager
As our Business Support manager, Kerry is the newest member of the Thresholds team. Driven by a natural curiosity , her super-organised nature ensures that operations run smoothly, while her composed demeanour keeps things on track even when pressure is high. Kerry takes pride in her ability to maintain equilibrium in any situation, knowing that her work contributes to the success of the programmes and well-being of the participants. Outside of Thresholds, Kerry dedicates her time to two passions close to her heart. As a former regional-level netball player, Kerry now coaches a local netball team, sharing her expertise and love for the sport with others. Kerry also volunteers for a Child Bereavement Charity, where she offers invaluable support to young people who have lost a loved one. Balancing her coaching and volunteering commitments alongside her professional role, Kerry exemplifies the importance of giving back and staying connected to what matters most in life.

Liza Berresford

Managing Director
Liza's passion for empowering women has led her to Thresholds Ltd. After a few years as programme facilitator she was identified by the CEO as the perfect candidate to take over the role of General Manager. In this role Liza wears many hats, managing the day to day; continued programme improvement and design; managing contracts and customer relationships; and of course keeping in touch with the ‘real’ work of module facilitation. Coming from a family of facilitators it was inevitable that she would find her home in a team of empowered, inspirational facilitators doing groundbreaking work to support women to unlock their potential. Liza believes that by giving people space, time and tools they can be empowered to take control of their own path.

Kaylisha Archer

Operations Project Manager
Kaylisha is truly passionate about enabling women and individuals from ethnic minority backgrounds to be empowered to achieve their full potential. As an ILM accredited Coach and experienced mentor, with a background in the legal sector and the Civil Service, Kaylisha brings a diverse wealth of knowledge and insightful perspective to her role as a facilitator with Thresholds. Kaylisha also has first-hand experience of graduating from the Crossing Thresholds flagship programme and using the tools gained there to achieve anything she has put her mind to! She has a BA in Sociology and Anthropology, and started her career in the Civil Service in 2013, where she has since held roles in the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, Cabinet Office and Department for Transport; involving leading on development and implementation of high profile policy, strategy and major projects - as well as Private Office roles and championing of Learning and Development opportunities for all. Kaylisha is keen to give back and actively supports London based charities through a number of projects, including one on one youth mentoring and pro bono consultancy work to support the development of volunteers and mentors.
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Sheida Ghadakchian

Associate Facilitator
Sheida's journey into becoming a Thresholds facilitator began during her own participation on the Crossing Thresholds programme. Given her passion for developing herself and others, Sheida was instantly attracted to the prospect of being able to pass on the amazing lessons learned throughout the programme. Sheida has worked across the Civil Service in several countries for the past decade, and has benefited from the opportunity of working in diverse environments and appreciate the importance of fostering opportunities for women from all walks of life.    "What I really love about Thresholds is how it gives you the courage to go for what you actually want in your career and life. I love seeing that spark in our participant's eyes as they say out loud the goals and dreams they really have and want to achieve."  As well as being a Thresholds facilitator, Sheida is a Civil Servant working on issues surrounding domestic abuse and violence against women and girls. When not at work, she can be found either watching or participating in musical theatre.

Jo Wood

Associate Facilitator and Marketing Manager
Jo Wood, a mindset coach and professional facilitator, focuses on supporting women to enhance their communication skills and confidence. Drawing from her personal journey of conquering a fear of public speaking, Jo empathises with the challenges women encounter in both their professional and personal lives. With over two decades of experience in the civil service, including roles in project management and operational leadership across government departments inc. DWP, HMRC and Department for Digital Culture Media and Sport, Jo brings invaluable insight to her role at Thresholds. Jo is committed to social mobility and diversity and mentor's young women from diverse backgrounds, guiding them towards career progression and success. Jo's transformation from corporate executive to transformational coach reflects her dedication to women's development. Her adventurous spirit has taken her to 28 countries in the past two years, where she embraces activities ranging from climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and running marathons to the serenity of yoga and paddleboarding in her spare time.
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Anthea Armar

Associate Facilitator
Anthea is an inspirational speaker and a true embodiment of the power of positive thinking. Her 20+ year track record in facilitating change in organisations and individuals are proof that her words can empower and build confidence, clarity and commitment in others.   Through her talks and workshops, focused on developing leadership and public speaking skills, using coaching, training, mentoring and facilitation, Anthea has made a lasting impact on countless young people, entrepreneurs and professionals across the globe. Anthea brings her persuasive, calmly energetic and quirky style to any situation, leaving others feeling inspired to take action. Anthea is also a poet, an amateur photographer and volunteers on her Toastmasters Committee and is part of the Association of Business Mentors.
Amanda Fearon

Amanda Fearon

Associate Facilitator
Amanda is a trained speaker, mentor, and facilitator of inspirational workshops. She has a background in Psychology and Education and a decade of experience teaching young people in inner city London. Her mission is to support people from under-represented groups in furthering their professional, social, and creative development. Amanda counts it a privilege to help people discover what they truly want and make conscious choices towards their goals. When she isn’t facilitating, she can be found singing, coaching others to sing, making perfume and expressing her creativity through various artforms.