Team

Innovators. Agitators. Designers. Disruptors. Normal yet brilliant people. IW is a collective of bright minds. In our unique corner of learning and organisational development, we’re here to create the future of work.

Jonna Sercombe

CEO

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Jonna Sercombe

Jonna Sercombe is a notoriously creative and insightful senior L&D consultant with almost 20 years experience alongside some of the worlds most famous companies such as BMW Group, Airbus, Redbull, Savills and Verizon. A Cognitive Scientist by training and a Fellow of the Institute of Sales & Marketing, his specialist areas of expertise include work psychology, leadership and sales, with extensive consulting experience across multiple sectors at all levels.

As CEO of Interactive Workshops, Jonna leads an award-winning L&D agency with expertise in discovery, design and delivery of L&D projects and programmes including senior leadership development, and high-level executive coaching. Always scouting the horizon for IW’s next big project, he propelled the company’s collaborative books, Lockdown Learnings and Team by Team, to #1 on Amazon and has even published his own solo effort: The Agile Secret.

A pioneer in his field, he is at his happiest when engaged in genuine conversations.

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Phone:
+44 (0)77 7980 1027
Karen Chu

Non-Exec Director

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Karen Chu

A creative and insightful leader with influence, Karen has led with a calm finesse in the investment banking industry for over 20 years. As a management consulting practice partner, she's driving sales and acquisitions in senior management teams. Karen has brought consulting to global banking institutions such as HSBC, UBS, ABN Amro, Merrill Lynch and ICBC Standard Bank.

Always broadening the mind, Karen is trained in Business Information Technology, and most recently completed courses in Causal Diagramming and the Philosophy of Minds and Machines. Karen is a Non-Executive Director for Interactive Workshops, inspiring the team to scale new heights and challenges as a catalyst for the accelerated growth of the company.

Karen loves unannounced drop-in visits to the office with the proxy office dog – Harley.

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Phone:
+44 (0)78 8799 6285
Stephanie Sercombe

Producer

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Stephanie Sercombe

If you want something done and done well, Stephanie is your go-to person. Her international experience as a ‘big five’ consultant has given her a flavour of working practices from all over the world. And it’s not just to the office that Steph brings her fine-tuned practical abilities. A mum of two, she is an organisational powerhouse – always quarter-backing the Sercombe’s next daring adventure.

Even at IW – Steph shines in the role as office Mum. She couples this with her responsibilities as Finance Director; raising invoices, paying expenses, organising POs and getting on supplier lists. But most importantly she is IW’s snack co-ordinator.

Looking longer term, Steph is hoping to get a stand-up paddle board for her next birthday so she can ride off into the sunset. Contact her for all finance (and snack related) requirements.

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Phone:
+44 (0)78 0123 4775
Andy McConkey

Producer

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Andy McConkey

Andy is the go-to consultant for countless global brands on their L&D initiatives. With over a decade of experience, he has a remarkable track record of, quite simply, getting things right. With a diverse career spanning professional music as well as corporate sales and account management, he brings natural creativity and a listening ear to every conversation and project.

Taking the lead for Interactive Workshops on clients as diverse as Red Bull, Savills, Chubb, Warner Music and JDE, Andy has an innate ability to span business and global cultures bringing the right dynamic to every situation and get results.

A qualified executive coach and student of Neuroscience, Andy is constantly seeking the answers and drivers behind problems rather than simply addressing symptoms.

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Phone:
+44 (0)77 8685 8333
Cody Rowland

Producer

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Cody Rowland

An inspiring and thoughtful leader, Cody has worked with some of the world's best leaders and biggest organisations for over a decade. With an MBA in Global Management, he specialises in helping leaders deliver results through people. Whether it's helping teams improve their performance, coaching executives to improve their effectiveness, or supporting managers in developing their leadership competencies, Cody combines expert facilitation and coaching skills with real world, practical experience to help leaders and teams achieve their highest potential.

Through hands-on experience working in Asia, Europe and North America, Cody brings an expertise in sales management, leadership, change management, team effectiveness, strategy, and workshop design and facilitation to IW's New York office.

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Nathan Rager

Producer

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Nathan Rager

Nathan has specialised in delivering operational and commercial excellence for both our clients and IW’s own consulting team. A philosophy of leadership grounded in the world renowned Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and experience commanding British soldiers at home and on active operations has given Nathan a passion for simple and effective leadership focussed on driving people and teams to succeed.

Nathan has worked with thousands of executives around the world, helping businesses to maximise the effectiveness of their leaders through Sales and Sales Management programmes, senior leadership development, coaching, consulting, design and global delivery.

A certified NLP Practitioner, Nathan brings a wealth of expertise and insight to his clients, digging deep into not just what our behaviour is but why it is the way it is. Using this knowledge, he offers invaluable insight as a Talent Q and Thomas International PPA Practitioner.

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Phone:
+44 (0)77 9239 4075
Emily Link

Producer

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Emily Link

A Master’s in Educational Leadership led Emily into the Learning and Development industry and she hasn’t looked back since. Her high EQ allows her to foster deep and meaningful relationships with everyone she works with. Clients feel listened to, constructively challenged and supported as they build their L&D solution together. Just ask her clients: Savills, Red Bull, Airbus, Baker McKenzie and many more.

Specialising in driving individual and team performance through the creative design and delivery of expert learning solutions, she has co-authored two books about the power of teams; ‘Team by Team’ and ‘Lockdown Learnings’. With a background in teaching, her passion for getting the best from people doesn’t just stop at the office. Outside IW, Em excels in her role as the captain of a women’s football team in London’s Premier League.

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Phone:
+44 (0)74 7385 5916
Chris Lissaman

Producer

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Chris Lissaman

Designer, communicator and marketeer by training, Chris Lissaman has led strategic operations for successful teams. Working with leaders in multiple continents, Chris carries a passion for people growth and a belief that the best way to learn is to do. An advocate of rock-solid partnerships and agile ways to get the work done, Chris is a go-to guy for simple ways to solve big problems.

At Interactive Workshops, there aren’t many roles Chris hasn’t done, including graphic design, marketing, operations, facilitation, and workshop design. Chris’ range of skills has him facilitating to 100 leaders in New York on a Friday and back in the office planning the company’s next creative endeavour on Monday.

Other achievements include setting up the office Wi-fi. He could be unbreakable...

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Phone:
+44 (0)78 3700 7201
Alex Pestell

Producer

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Alex Pestell

Designing and delivering innovative learning for world-leading aeronautical companies, fintech startups and international insurance companies, Alex has no qualms about stamping his mark on the L&D world.

With a First-class honours degree in French and History in his back pocket, he has built on experiences in the translation industry and at the front of a classroom to handle complex projects with ease for some of the world's most famous companies.

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Tiffany Rowlands

Producer

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Tiffany Rowlands

Just as comfortable in front of a camera as presenting to a room full of people, Tiff’s background in TV means she has a natural ability to communicate and engage with an audience.

Tiff’s career began in TV where she reported on news and current affairs for ITV for more than 15 years. She was Good Morning Britain’s face of the London Olympics, has interviewed more celebrities than she can remember and has quite literally chased convicted
criminals across the world!

After a move to China, Tiff retrained to become a health coach. She used her combined skills to host workshops for companies including Nike and Adidas as well as running a successful coaching practice. Tiff has a burning desire to help people communicate and to provide them with the confidence and skills to light up a room.

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Liz Garland

Producer

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Liz Garland

Coming from a background of performance Liz believes that great communication is key to all we do. With experience working with the BBC, in the West End and touring theatre both nationally and internationally she knows the best way to capture an audience.

She has over 10 years of experience in the drama-based training world, working with many global brands. She has lectured on the power of effective communication and helped new tech start ups to secure investment through pitch technique coaching.

She loves a good story and - of course - the odd sing song.

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Milly Gladstone

Producer

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Milly Gladstone

With a background in Marketing and PR, Milly has spent a lot of time communicating a lot of different messages to a lot of different audiences. She's honed her copywriting skills working on Marketing campaigns for a range of B2B and B2C clients and written a huge amount of content - from whole websites to short ads. A grammar fanatic; if you need anyone to proofread anything, send it her way!

As a Classicist, Milly has spent a lot of time studying great (and not so great - here's looking at you, Nero) communicators and leaders of the past and thinks we can learn a lot from them. Just don't ask her to translate any Latin...her skills are a little rusty.

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George Butler

Producer

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George Butler

After acquiring a fascination for business management and its ideology, George has put his strong business acumen to the test by joining Interactive Workshops.

George takes pride in always being proactive and willing to help with the requests of clients and teammates, as well as executing tasks to the highest attainable standard. From invoice reconciliation to project managing strategy days, George takes huge satisfaction out of gaining valuable experience in the large diversity of responsibilities that he has the pleasure of getting involved with.

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Blair Wagner

Producer

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Blair Wagner

While studying English Communications, Blair began honing her skills as a writer and researcher. After receiving her degree she went on to work as a freelancer, writing articles for various magazines, newspapers, and editorial sites.

Originally from Savannah, Georgia, Blair moved to London to pursue a Master’s in Social Anthropology. During this time, she became fascinated with learning about human practices in different social and cultural contexts.

Blair’s combined background of writing and anthropology has made her passionate about human connection and storytelling. Now, she’s bringing her love for people and culture to dive into new challenges and exciting projects at IW.

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Juliet Stevens

Producer

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Juliet Stevens

Moving to IW from her career in teaching, Juliet is no stranger to Learning and Development. She feels most at home in front of a group of eager and open minds, and loves the planning stage of workshops just as much as the delivery.

Juliet graduated with a degree in psychology, where her passion and intrigue for cognitive development began, and her research skills flourished.

Juliet also has experience in many different client facing roles, where she developed a knack for building trustworthy and meaningful relationships, and is constantly looking to build her personal and professional network.

A champion of good team spirit, Juliet is - quite literally - a cheerleading national champion. She brings her energy to all aspects of work and outside of it as a keen gym-goer.

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Niki Westlake

Producer

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Niki Westlake

When looking for someone to push the boundaries of creative design, Niki will deliver. Driving the process behind IW’s compelling visuals, each of her projects appears to outdo her last.

Originally from Canada, Niki obtained an Advanced Diploma in Graphic Design, becoming a Provisional RGD. Hopping over the pond a few years later, she levelled up and gained her Graphic Design degree in the UK, and we’re glad she decided to stay!

Niki is always striving for the best and most creative outcomes possible. A magnet to new ideas, she has worked with organisations and individuals globally. Unperturbed by having to take her Design studio out of the office and into her own flat, Niki designed and co-authored an Amazon #1 Hot New Release in HR, Lockdown Learnings.

Fun fact: She’s also dab hand at painting, a focussed photographer and a former gymnastics coach!

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Ross Hardy

Producer

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Ross Hardy

Behind every group of innovators there’s usually someone tapping away in the corner turning those ideas into reality. After six years carving a successful path in the digital world, Ross now brings his diverse range of creative talents to the IW team.

To Ross, every bold vision is a fun new puzzle to solve. When he’s not delivering on digital for clients, Ross is hard at work on the company’s online presence, working to ensure that every quality piece of client work is backed up by a web experience of equal quality.

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Emily Larson

Producer

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Emily Larson

From illustrating her first children’s book whilst in her final year of university, to tackling graphic facilitation on her second day at IW, Emily is not one to shy away from a creative challenge. Joining the IW studio armed with a degree in Graphic Communication and Illustration, she injects illustrative flare into her projects, striving to create designs that go above and beyond client expectations.

Emily’s background in maths and art combine beautifully to fuel her love for problem solving, meaning each new project that comes across her desk has the potential for a unique, creative solution.

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Mara Green

Producer

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Mara Green

Diving in at the deep end, Mara has swiftly transitioned from the sea-side city of Portsmouth to the dizzying heights of the London IW Studio. Having grown up in the hometown of Roald Dahl, Mara always knew she wanted to push boundaries and stretch her imagination to produce informed and eye-catching outcomes.

With previous design experience at a theatre and drama company, she brings a fresh perspective to the team. Mara’s positivity and colourful attitude (we're not just talking about her hair) towards design stems from her determination to provide innovative and empowering messages based on current global issues.

Designing a billboard at just 19, Mara is determined to be creative and expressive in any design challenge.

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Gaby Bran

Producer

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Gaby Bran

With work found on BBC iPlayer, YouTube and even on buildings, Gaby, is always creating new things. She is Interactive Workshops' in-house animator and motion designer with a background in illustrative art. Gaby has produced her own films and narratives as well as freelancing music videos; and most recently she has projected animated back drops for ‘The Walk with Amal’ located in Rome.

Musical theatre and music videos are all included in the fun projects that Gaby has worked on. Her love of music is only the beginning of her creative endeavours as she has also worked in Bristol teaching photography to young asylum seekers and contributed a Painting for an exhibition by the charity Art Refuge.

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David Onimisi

Producer

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David Onimisi

Art and design has always been a passion for David from a young age, taking every opportunity to create something new whether it was through music or art. Now, his painting has been showcased at Mall Galleries London and his apparel designs have been sold at Silverstone Grand Prix.

After finishing university with a degree in Graphic Communication, David started as a freelance designer honing his skills and producing beautiful work, designing social media posts, logos and flyers for clients. Now, he is ready to take on new creative challenges while learning and developing skills alongside the ones he already has to create new and exciting things at IW.

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Cilian DuBock

Producer

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Cilian DuBock

Fresh from Bristol and keen to make his mark on London, Cilian brings his talents as an animator and designer to the IW Studio. After studying Animation, he jumped straight into producing a series with Aardman Animations. He then moved on to work as a freelancer in art direction, motion graphics and character animation.

Unknitting creative knots is Cilian’s specialty. He’s transformed character design into animation, creative writing into comic strips, and even puppet-making into stop motion animation. Cilian’s passion for creative solutions and fresh ideas gives him the skills to deliver innovative and exciting work at IW.

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