ABOUT OUR TEAM

At Minerva Engagement we improve business and personal performance from the inside out

Our focus is on making a difference to your business. We generate long term partnerships, built on a powerful combination of insightful understanding, practical experience and academic excellence.

Deborah Hulme FIIC

Director

A thought-leader and practitioner in employee engagement and behavioural change, Deborah is trained in NLP, neuroscience and coaching and is a Fellow of the Intitute of Internal Communications. With an infectious energy and a sharp strategic mind, Deborah has over 20 years shaping and delivering complex engagement programmes. She provides strategic insight, direction and support at all levels of employee seniority leaving a lasting legacy on both organisations and individuals, but the lightest of footprints.

Teresa Threadgold

Communications Specialist

A highly motivated internal communications specialist, with over 18 years’ experience in corporate communications. Experienced in taking a strategic approach as well as proven strengths in tactical delivery, Teresa has a real passion to make a difference through exceptional internal communications, colleague engagement as well as events development and management.

Francesca Polini MSc

Change & Engagement Specialist

Francesca has delivered at the very highest strategic level across countries and cultures; coaching leaders, setting and executing transformational change initiatives with some of the world’s most recognisable brands including Mars, Greenpeace and Barclays.  She brings a valuable mix of leadership, communication, change and engagement experience across varied sectors and markets.

Dr Jane Stevens MBA

Organisational Change Specialist

Specialising in malignant haematology Jane migrated into a clinical leadership role, most recently operating as divisional director for Cancer and Clinical Support in a large acute Trust in London. Having completed her MBA in 2016, Jane is undertaking a Doctorate in Organisational Change at Ashridge Hult Business School, where she has been accepted as an Associate. In addition to her study Jane works with Minerva to provide, facilitation, training and leadership development insight, learning and support

Judith Underhill

Coach and Mindfulness Specialist

Judith is a commercially focused (accredited) executive coach, facilitator and trainer with broad experience from a range of industry sectors. Experienced in working with executives and senior managers Judith’s expertise is in her in-depth knowledge of organisational change and her ability to work in a collaborative way, building highly motivated individuals and teams. Appointed as a guest lecturer at Cambridge University Judith is also researching Mindfulness in Leadership for her Doctorate.

Jonathan Miller

Leadership, Innovation and Change Specialist

An engineer by original training, Jonathan has a sharp mind, a passion for excellence and is excited by technology and people’s innate creativity. He develops leaders, helps organisations to innovate, and facilitates change. Jonathan has worked at executive level in people orientated change roles in: Airbus, Jaguar Land Rover, Logica, Glaxo, Financial Services Authority, the Senior Civil Service and other organisations.

Victor Tardieu

Head of Events

Victor's background is in advertising and marketing, where he was responsible for the launch and relaunch of a wide range of global brands and the delivery of award winning animated commercials. With a tireless passion for detail and delivery Victor ensures our events, conferences, workshops and team-building days are enjoyed by all and are delivered to the highest standard.

Jennie Flower MBA

Business Development Director

With her background in global marketing and her in-depth understanding of branding and customer needs, Jennie is ideally placed to continually challenge and strengthen the Minerva Engagement proposition. Jennie works tirelessly to ensure our clients have a great experience and to welcome new clients into our Minerva Engagement family. Jennie lectures (degree level) students in Advertising and has just completed her MBA at Ashridge Hult Business School, having been awarded the ‘Women in Business’ scholarship.

Karen Evans

Financial Controller

Karen has oversight regarding all things financial. With over 16 years financial management expertise, Karen ensures Minerva Engagement is compliant with UK regulation. Karen oversees company policy as well as managing all contractual and financial matters. Karen keeps us on track and moving forward.

Bianca Botten

Office Manager

Bianca keeps us all on track, providing invaluable office support, arranging, re-arranging and cracking the whip when required. She ensures the smooth and successful delivery of all Minerva Engagement events, keeping a busy team to schedule with great efficiency and always a smile.

Explore our Vision, Mission & Values

VISION

Creating the space to grow and wings to fly one person, one team and one organisation at a time

MISSION

We improve performance inside out by defining culture, embedding change, engaging leaders and inspiring teams

MAKING A DIFFERENCE

We are a group of like-minded individuals with a genuine desire to make a difference, we help people and organisations be the best they can be and that feels good

CONTINUAL LEARNING

We are hungry in our pursuit for knowledge, committed to investing in ourselves to build our capability and skills whilst continually improving performance and service

LOVING OUR WORK

We make time for imagination and creativity, we love what we do and most importantly, we have fun doing it

SUSTAINABLE PRACTICE

Sustainability and responsibility play an increasing role in today's business environment; the future focus is on doing things with people and not at people. Encouraging collaboration to achieve change is at the heart of everything we do

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

    Senior Communications Participant, Neuroscience, Engagement & Change Masterclass Senior Leader Participant, Neuroscience & Engagement Workshop, Murphy GroupHead of Internal Communications, SiemensManaging Director - Business Banking, SantanderInternational Product Portfolio Manager, Elavon Financial ServicesHead of Internal Communications, Major UK Construction CompanyompanyInternational Product Portfolio Manager, Elavon Financial ServicesHead of Internal Communications, Major UK Construction CompanyManaging Director - Business Banking, SantanderHead of EU POS Vendor Services, Elavon Financial ServicesHead of Employee Communications, National Grid
  • “I learned so much about myself and my memory issues of late, this is the best course I’ve ever been on”

    Senior Communications Participant, Neuroscience, Engagement & Change Masterclass
  • “Minerva’s sessions were great! Neuroscience as a subject in general interests me greatly and the guidance on rational and emotional systems provided tangible information that supports modern day management.”

    Senior Leader Participant, Neuroscience & Engagement Workshop, Murphy Group
  • “When Siemens took on the BBC Technology contract, Deborah Hulme was someone the leadership of both organisations respected and by influencing at this senior level, she was able to fundamentally change and improve the way the organisations worked together.”

    Head of Internal Communications, Siemens
  • "The team far exceeded my expectations.  I’ve worked with a number of companies over the years in similar but not necessarily identical circumstances and Minerva Engagement blew them away."

    Managing Director - Business Banking, Santander
  • "I just want to say thank you. It's been a very positive experience and it continues to be a positive relationship. The coaching supervision has made a big personal difference to me but it's much wider than that, I think it's just such a healthy working relationship."

    International Product Portfolio Manager, Elavon Financial Services
  • "I've been very happy with Minerva's work and look forward to working with them again."

    Head of Internal Communications, Major UK Construction Companyompany
  • "When organising and supporting us on our road shows the Minerva Engagement team more than exceeded my expectations, I've attended a lot of events and I just thought they were fantastic."

    International Product Portfolio Manager, Elavon Financial Services
  • "Working in Internal Communications, I'm used to employees being cynical about these types of activities, so it was nice to see and hear people talking very positively about the workshops and to hear them referring back to the workshops even now."

    Head of Internal Communications, Major UK Construction Company
  • "I'd just like to extend my absolute gratitude to the whole Minerva Engagement team. Their work left an indelible mark on us and we were very appreciative of everybody's support, both personally and professionally."

    Managing Director - Business Banking, Santander
  • “We got a huge uplift in our responses to our internal comms this year.  When we asked our employees “Are we taking action?” we got a 16 percent uplift, whereas our previous average before Minerva Engagement came on board had been two or three percent.”

    Head of EU POS Vendor Services, Elavon Financial Services
  • “At senior level you find there aren’t many people you can confide in about Internal Communications challenges you face.  Deborah has been there, got the t-shirt, is a great sounding board and trusted advisor for me.”

    Head of Employee Communications, National Grid