Fiona McInnes-Craig - Founder & MD
Fiona is a force to be reckoned with; limitless energy, inspiring vision and searing insight combine to make her an exceptional business-woman 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.
Lindsay Berresford - Director
Lindsay is an accomplished and internationally experienced learning and development consultant, process facilitator and trainer of trainers, with experience of working with people at all levels in private, public and third sectors. She has worked with Thresholds from its inception and is one of its Directors, having developed the Crossing Thresholds model alongside Fiona and piloted it in the Department for International Development. With a pragmatic and innovative approach, Lindsay has specialised in developing experiential training on a range of topics from personal development to renewable energy. She is also the founding Director of a sustainability festival and a national campervan hire company.
Alison Townley - Associate Facilitator
With a passion for people development, Alison's warmth and charisma make her an excellent lead facilitator in all our programmes. Alison has held a number of management development and training roles at companies including Harrods and the Burton Group. She went freelance as a training and development consultant in 2000, and has since worked for clients including Virgin, the British Army, and the State Bank of India. Alison’s areas of expertise range from leadership and performance management to stress management and creativity. She is certified to administer and interpret results of MBTI, SDI and Belbin Team Roles instruments, and is licensed to facilitate The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
Flora Toulson-Clarke - Associate Facilitator
Flora is a qualified training consultant, facilitator and coach specialising in career and personal development, with a CIPD Certificate in Training Practice. Her background lies in designing and delivering bespoke workshops aimed at improving self-esteem, self-confidence, personal awareness and social skills. Other outcomes have included live performance, short films and published books. She has worked with schools, charities, excluded community groups and public and private sector organisations, and this breadth of experience allows her to easily engage a wide spectrum of participants. With a BTEC in Performing Arts (Distinction) Flora can bring a variety of role-play and drama exercises into her workshops.
Rebecca Baldwin - Associate Facilitator
Rebecca has applied her brilliant mind and commitment to gender equality to a number of roles in the public sector before developing a portfolio career. She has served as a senior strategy adviser within the UK Government, and as the international private secretary for the UK's Climate Change Minister of State, among other roles. Rebecca now draws on the breadth of her experience with a portfolio career as a facilitator, consultant and executive coach. She holds an MA in Globalisation and a PGC in International Studies and Diplomacy, is a qualified coach and certified yoga teacher. In 2015 Rebecca was awarded the British Empire Medal for services to gender equality in the workplace.
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.
Liza Berresford - Facilitator & Programmes Director
Liza is a Thresholds success story! She worked in a number of roles within the Thresholds office before realising that what she really wanted was to move into a participant-facing role. Liza has been leading her own courses for 4 years and is now a central member of the delivery team. She loves the challenge and variation of the course delivery - no two groups are the same - and the opportunities for learning that each one brings. Liza has in the last year taken over from Fiona in the running of Thresholds and is finding satisfaction in the challenge and ever-changing projects that running a company requires.
Nicola Lowit - Associate Facilitator
Nicola is a senior civil servant with a background in learning and development. She started her career in the voluntary sector and the Open University before joining HM Prison Service. Since then she has worked in a number of high profile roles within the Prison Service and the Ministry of Justice, including setting up and leading the first Cross-Departmental Strategy Unit for Women in the Criminal Justice system. As well as her work with Thresholds, Nicola has delivered workshops for organisations including the Cabinet Office Women’s Network and staff at Number 10. She holds a Masters degree in Education (adult learning) and a Postgraduate diploma in Criminology.