Who are we?

This site is maintained by two individuals who wear more than one hat – be it consultant, psychologist or psychotherapist – so you should expect to find a wide range of materials that are all about how people learn, perform and grow. Chris and Jackie founded Sixth Sense Consulting Ltd in 2010. We provide assessment, leadership development, team building, career transition and psychotherapy services to individuals and organisations. Our aim is to share materials and resources we use in our day to day work with others in a digestible and practical format.

The Authors

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Chris Welford

Chris Welford

BSc., MA, AfBPsS, MCIPD, MBACP, Dip Psych.
Business Psychologist, Executive Coach and Psychotherapist

People are a source of continual fascination to me – their motives, their drive, how they think and how they behave. This has been true for as long as I can remember! Whether we are alone, in a family or team, as a part of a large organisation or as citizens of a state, I wonder what makes us all tick; what lies beneath who we appear to be on the surface and what governs the way we act.

Over many years, working in HR, as a management consultant, a business psychologist, coach and registered psychotherapist, I have built up a picture of what seems to matter time and time again: what makes those who are exceptional truly different; how corporate culture excites and motivates us and how it sometimes turns us off and how extraordinary leaders do their jobs. Sometimes it feels to me like I am on a lifelong quest to understand the complexities of human nature. Maybe that in itself is a good thing?

My career has taken me all over the world and I have been lucky enough to have worked with hundreds of senior managers as an assessor, coach and team facilitator. I’m trusted by leading organisations to offer insight, advice and support and my clients tell me this is always delivered in a warm, inclusive and engaging way. You can read more of my thoughts in Coaching at Work, HR Magazine, HR Review, Personnel Today, Management-Issues.com and Edge magazine.

 

chris.welford@sixthsenseconsulting.co.uk

Jackie Sykes

Jackie Sykes

BSc., MSc., AFBPsS, C.Psychol, MSc., FCIPD
Chartered Psychologist, Executive Coach and Psychotherapist

When I was a toddler I started to ask the question ‘Why?’ and my curiosity has never subsided. As a teenager I made up my mind to be a psychologist and the enthusiasm I feel for my vocation is undiminished. From the beginning it was the world of organisations that caught my attention and in particular the way we behave in business. Over the last twenty years it has been a privilege to work with so many interesting and varied companies across the UK and internationally and in such a diverse range of sectors and functions. No day is the same and every client I work with is a source of endless fascination to me.

I’m a pragmatist; a driven and positive person who turns ideas into action. I believe that business psychology, neurolinguistic programming and psychotherapy have so much to offer the world. Whether I’m carrying out an in-depth assessment, working one to one with someone on his or her personal development, facilitating a team build or running a workshop, I keep coming back to the idea of potential. It’s my belief that we are all capable of so much more: individually and collectively. My goal is to help to enable my clients to be the best possible versions of themselves they can be. We all deserve sanity, success and satisfaction at work and sometimes we need a little support along the way so that we feel like an effective and efficient cog in the right wheel of life!

This has been an incredible journey for me, starting off in psychometric research and test publication, moving through HR consultancy and line management and now co-directing my own assessment, development, coaching and therapy business. I am looking forward to the next chapter as a new author and hope our observations add value to others in the business of work!

 

jackie.sykes@sixthsenseconsulting.co.uk

 

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This site is maintained by two individuals who wear more than one hat – be it consultant, psychologist or psychotherapist – so you should expect to find a wide range of materials that are all about how people learn, perform and grow. Chris and Jackie founded Sixth Sense Consulting Ltd in 2010. We provide assessment, leadership development, team building, career transition and psychotherapy services to individuals and organisations. Our aim is to share materials and resources we use in our day to day work with others in a digestible and practical format.

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