Who we are

Transcend.Space was founded by Dr Andrew White, a Senior Fellow in Management Practice at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, from where he directs the Oxford Advanced Management and Leadership Programme.

Dr Andrew White

Dr Andrew White works globally with leaders to understand how they can transcend the internal and external strategic challenges they face to ensure they deliver sustainable high performance.

His experience comes from being a Senior Fellow in Management Practice at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford where he works with these leaders by directing the Advanced Management and Leadership Programme, coaching several CEOs and their senior teams and conducting research into leadership and transformation.

Andrew’s research is focused on what it means to lead successfully in today’s world, given the risks and opportunities that leaders face. This research is demonstrated in articles that he has written in publications such as Harvard Business Review, and via his podcast series and official LinkedIn Newsletter, both entitled Leadership2050. He is an accredited Professional Executive Coach with the Association of Coaching and has trained as a Business Coach with Meyler Campbell, one of the world’s most prestigious executive coach training organisations. Dr Andrew White is also a certified meditation teacher and has developed a toolkit of meditations tailored to the different situation’s leaders face.

Sarah Rozenthuler

Sarah Rozenthuler

Sarah Rozenthuler is a chartered psychologist, dialogue coach and leadership consultant with nearly 20 years international experience consulting to many different organisations including BP, Discovery Inc, Standard Chartered Bank, the World Bank, IUCN and other not-for-profit organisations. 

As the author of How to Have Meaningful Conversations and Powered by Purpose: How to Engage and Energise your People Around Great Work, Sarah has in-depth expertise in coaching teams, making dialogue authentic and connecting people with a compelling purpose. At Saïd Business School, Sarah is faculty on the Oxford Advanced Management and Leadership Programme and supports clients to galvanise purpose in their organisations, teams and leaders.

Jess Northend

Jess Northend

Jess Northend’s work focuses on how we lead, thrive and connect with each other, in the midst of transformative change.   She is currently based at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, where she supports leaders in understanding and responding to the next generation of emerging technologies, and also serves as an Executive Coach and Consultant, working with clients internationally.

Jess was recently part of the global teaching team for the renowned Harvard Kennedy School Class 'Leadership from the Inside Out' with Professor Ron Heifetz (King Hussein bin Talal Senior Lecturer in Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School). She has also been part of teaching teams for leadership and ethics, and an advanced negotiations coach, for full-time students and exec education. 

She previously worked with some of the UK’s leading businesses - including the CEOs / Chairmen of Amazon, BAE Systems, GSK, John Lewis Partnership, Rolls-Royce, Nestle UK&I, and Siemens - and HM Government, to improve productivity across the UK economy. In 2020 she was a Fellow at Harvard's Project on Workforce - an interdisciplinary, collaborative project between the Harvard Business School, Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Graduate School of Education. Its mission is to catalyse leaders in business, education and policy to address America's need to reskill for the future.

Thouraya Sayess

Thouraya has for more than a decade leveraged science-based approaches to help top executives, government advisers, and entrepreneurs in building transformational leadership skills, emotional literacy, and highly impactful organisational and team development.

Her background in strategy coupled with her MBA studies and coaching career have given her an edge in bridging the strategic aspirations of organizations with people-centric solutions.

Over the years, Thouraya has worked with leaders from a variety of cultures and 100+ nationalities. Her clients have included executives and teams from public, private and third sectors. Examples include: PWC, Booz & Co, Bain & Co, Google, Goldman Sachs, UAE & UK government entities, Publicis Groupe, CNN, and the United Nations (UN), among others.

She’s also a leadership development expert and facilitator with the London Business School (LBS) and Oxford Saïd Business School (SBS).

Thouraya has achieved her full coaching certification with CTI, the world training school for coaches, is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coaching Federation

(ICF), and is a faculty member with CRR Global, creators of Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSC), which employs a ground- breaking model for coaching teams. She is also a certified practitioner of The Leadership Circle Profile suite of products, considered to be the gold standard in 360-degree assessments.

As a qualified Executive & Team Coach, Thouraya is particularly skilled at creating psychologically safe spaces for important conversations to be had. She is based between Dubai and London and works in both English and Arabic.

Dr Mukta Kamplikar

Dr Mukta Kamplikar

Dr Mukta Kamplikar is the Founder and Chief consultant at MUKTA – Liberating Human Potential, a facilitator and a coach working in the area of Human Capital Development.   Prior to starting her own firm in 2017 Mukta has worked for over 20 years in Indian and Multinational organisations including Tata Services, Bajaj Auto Ltd., RPG Enterprises, Cummins India Ltd, Tata- Fiat Ltd., and the National Institute of Bank Management.

During her work experience, she worked in Marketing and Strategy related roles for about 10 years and then moved to Human Resources to follow her passion for unlocking human potential through Leadership and Organisation Development. (www.muktakamplikar.com)

Mukta holds a Master’s in Business Economics, a Ph.D. in Marketing Management and a Post-Doctoral Fellowship supported by the Commonwealth Nations. Mukta is an alumnus of Wharton’s Accelerated Development Program. She is certified on several psychometric tools like the MBTI, the FIRO B, the Enneagram, the Saville suite of tools, 360 Profiler, Strong ,etc. and has 16 national and international papers to her credit. Mukta is affiliated with Heidrick and Struggles as a Leadership Consultant and Coach. She is also certified on TA 101 , the Enneagram, Appreciative Inquiry and NLP. Mukta is a Great Place to Work Certified Professional and is associated with Indian Society for Applied Behaviour sciences. She works with multiple clients across India; some salient ones being - Bharat Forge, Exide, Reliance retail, Vistaprint, TACO, Bajaj Finserv, Forbes Marshall, Thermax, Glenmark, Fulflex etc. She also conducts sessions in B-Schools such as the ISB. Mukta paints passionately, writes poetry and short stories as well. Her books are available on Amazon Kindle and her art and related merchandise and hardcovers are available on www.muktakamplikar.com.

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Roberta Ronsivalle-Pearce

Roberta Ronsivalle-Pearce is a Partner at  Transcend.Space and brings over two decades of international experience in  helping leaders across different sectors and industries to transform themselves and their organisations while creating thriving working environments.

She is also the founder of Namah & Partners, a London-based international coaching and consulting practice, dedicated to unlocking the transformative power of creative leadership within individuals, teams, and organisations.  She is an executive leadership coach, organisations relationships systems coach, cultural consultant, facilitator, trainer, and accredited mediator, among others.

Before establishing Namah & Partners, she co-owned and ran an award-winning branding firm in New York as Managing Partner and Head of Strategy. She travelled internationally, working across varied cultures and industries, creating unique strategies that propelled her clients’ brands into the future.

Roberta has worked closely with clients such as Google Creative Lab, Unite, Adobe Systems, Unilever, John Lewis & Partners, Garden Museum, Marimo, Created Academy,Victoria’s Secret, IFAW, Turn2US, Rizzoli International, AIGA, AD&D, Shinsegae,Yale University and UEA.

Anita Parnell

Anita Parnell keeps the business moving through her role as Operations Director at Transcend.Space. She does this through supporting clients and the team  from the initial meeting through to completion of the project. 

She leads the Operations and Finance team, co-ordinates every aspect of client delivery and has an eye for detail to ensure that we as a team deliver an exceptional and excellent quality client service. Qualified in Business Studies & Law, Anita has run her own  Operations business  for almost 25  years supporting multiple businesses across multiple continents.    Specialising in workshop logistics, she has helped facilitate many large-scale workshop programmes, worldwide, for clients such as Mars, Tesco, Canon and Rentokil.    Anita has a passion for organising on many levels and enjoys building strong client relationships to ensure everything runs smoothly.

Nick Ross

Nick Ross has a professional background in addictions work, criminal justice, and corporate and organizational development.

Writer, organic farmer, and lover of the outdoors, he is a longstanding guide and companion to men and women going through periods of significant personal transformation who are seeking a path of genuine reconnection, to Self, body, mind, and soul, through the wisdom of the natural world.

His life’s work, whether on the farm, in 1-2-1 practice or when holding group retreats, is rooted in his relationship with the land, its rhythms, seasons, and cycles. His practice is based on, and informed by, the traditional understanding that all life is inherently sacred and that everything in the natural universe being alive, intelligent, and inter-connected- is a source of profound, perennial knowledge.

His work is dedicated to teaching, supporting, and promoting the principles, values and behaviors that uphold this way of understanding and being in the world with the view that these perspectives have much to teach us today about how to live in a respectful, creative, and fully participative way at a time of great global transformation.

Alex Andrenacci

Alex is an executive and consultant specialising in business change and transformations enabled by technology. His career spans thirty years working with Accenture and EY across various industries and geographies.

His experience comes from working across Latin America and Asia Pacific where he architected and led business transformation programmes for multinational organisations including Telefonica, Johnson & Johnson, Unilever, Mars, Uniqlo, Lenovo, Thai Union Foods, Diageo, Shell, Woodside, South Australia Power Networks, CS Energy and Petronas.

Alex is passionate in leading and driving purposeful innovation and disruption with strong social intent. The formation of teams has been a key success factor in Alex's career and his care for people is visible and important to him and others. Alex is currently seeking certification for the Leadership Circle, attending Harvard Medical School: Designing a Sustainable Nutrition Plan and Breathwork Facilitator Training by the Alchemy of Breath. Alex believes in achieving a balanced life with a strong mind, body and heart.

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Jennie McLaughlin

Jennie McLaughlin is a global authority on Purpose-led growth strategy and execution and a Certified Customer Experience Professional (CCXP). She has worked with over 100 organisations including global multinationals, start-ups and large not-for-profits including BHP, Westpac, Telstra, Australian Payment Plus, HESTA, KiwiBank and YMCA.

Prior to founding her own consulting social enterprise in 2021 (Purpose-led Transformation) Jennie was a Partner at EY for 5 years working as a strategic advisor to many Boards and CEOs across Oceania.  Today she helps both corporates and social entrepreneurs to become sustainably impactful through bringing their Purpose to life. Jen holds a degree in Applied Mathematics.

Ali Hollest

Ali Hollest

Ali Hollest is a seasoned personal and professional development coach with over a decade of experience guiding athletes, adventurers, business leaders, and teams.

Drawing inspiration from a career rooted in triathlon and endurance sports coaching, Ali is deeply passionate about enhancing human performance. His coaching philosophy revolves around a human-centric approach, establishing coach-client relationships on profound values to foster an environment conducive to growth.

With a global reach, Ali has collaborated with businesses, providing consultancy on health and well-being practices to optimize performance not only in the workplace but also in various life aspects. One distinctive aspect of Ali's coaching is his incorporation of outdoor experiences, considering them as the most open, honest, and valuable spaces for reflection, reframing, and refocusing.

Ali's impact extends to the strategic design and leadership of Wellbeing programs and personal/professional development initiatives for local, national, and international organizations across diverse sectors, including notable names like RED Engineering, Comau, Vaccitech (now Barinthus Biotherapeutics), OxLEP, and Lawrence Baker.

As the founder of three coaching enterprises—triswimcoaching.com, triswimschool.com, and abingdonlifecoach.com—Ali seamlessly integrates personal and professional experiences. His completion of multiple Ironman triathlons, ultra marathons, and swim-run events underscores his commitment to effecting powerful, lasting positive change for both individuals and businesses.

Alex Hayes-Griffin

After a 25-year career as a senior banker Alex now works as an independent trusted adviser and executive coach to CEOs, founders and senior leaders.

His geographically diverse investment banking career saw him work with Citi, HSBC and JP Morgan across most regions with major stints based in Hong Kong, Sydney, North America and his hometown London.  His journey in finance saw him advise some of the world’s largest corporations, financial institutions and public sector entities through multiple financial crises. His work includes a unique portfolio of major M&A, strategic advisory and capital market transactions across most sectors including natural resources & energy, real estate, infrastructure & utilities, communications & technology, consumer, industrials and financial institutions.

Alex is an experienced leader with great success in nurturing multi-cultural teams and building up individuals across all levels. Igniting talent is a core passion which saw him act as an accomplished coach and mentor during his banking career which he is building on through certification as a business coach with Meyler Campbell.  His passion for frontier technologies has seen Alex dive deeply into blockchain/Web3 projects and study AI For Business as a postgraduate diploma student at Oxford Said Business School, he writes frequently on both topics.

Alex is an obsessive growth seeker and explorer of ancient and holistic spiritual practices coupled with modern mental-models and new technology. When not in London he loves time in the ocean, dog walks on the beach and spending time with his wife and teenage kids at their home in Cornwall.

Tom Coker

Tom Coker is the founder and lead consultant for Akka Services, a strategic advisory service that focuses on business culture, leadership, and organisational development.

He has recently left the British Army having spent over twenty years in leadership roles. A tank commander by trade, he has led soldiers in both Iraq and Afghanistan, and in 2017 was selected as the first Chief of Staff to establish the British-led NATO force in Estonia.  After this he was invited to return to the Defence Academy of the UK where he directly coached and mentored over a hundred British and allied Majors over a period of three years. When Covid-19 hit the UK Tom was deployed with a small team to assist the Welsh Government with their pandemic response strategy.

Tom holds degrees in Law, Social Science, Battlespace Technology and Business Administration - he always has a qualification on the go! He is a father of two, enjoys playing rugby, running, and charity fundraising (two years ago he carried a washing machine around the Oxford half marathon for a neo-natal charity).

Dr Jummy Okoya

FRSA, FCMI, SFHEA, ICF (PCC)

Jummy is a leadership development and positive psychology consultant focusing on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and wellbeing with more than 2 decades’ experience.

Jummy’s person-centered professional approach enables her to build rapport and connect with clients at individual, team, and organizational levels in order to co-create solutions that really work. She has experience of working in multiple sectors including: the Third Sector, Engineering, Pharmaceutical, Executive Education, Aerospace and professional membership bodies. Her focus includes Board level 1:1 coaching, leadership development, workplace resilience and wellbeing (Training & Coaching), career coaching and women in leadership coaching.

She is currently a leadership coach at London Business School, EDI consultant at Cambridge Judge Business School, leadership development programme lead and facilitator for AstraZeneca, Associate Programme Leader for MSc Human Resource Management and Chair of the Women’s Network at the University of East London.

She is also a member of the chartered Association of Business School’s Race Equity Action Group and a board member of CMI women.

Jummy holds a PhD in Human Resource Management and Entrepreneurship, MSc in Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology; she is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Fellow of Chartered Management Institute and a Chartered academic member of Chartered Institute for Personnel Development. She is an ICF Qualified coach PCC.

She was listed among the top 50 inspirational black women in the UK in 2019, nominated for excellence in diversity in higher education in 2017 and awarded Honorary Fellow status by UCL for her contribution to executive education.

Andy Rumbles

Andy Rumbles has spent two decades helping leaders of global and national organisations to ‘find their north star’ – often in the face of disruption and change – realign their organisations to realise that new strategy, and drive the resulting transformations.

With an educational heritage in Psychology and Human Resources, Andy started his career working for the UK Ministry of Defence, where he supported Military and Civilian leaders to set operational policy, reform defence procurement and support, and merge and transform diverse, large-scale organisations.

 

For the past 11 years, Andy has been a leading management consultant with EY, working with CxO-level leaders on their most pressing strategic business and people challenges.  A Consumer-specialist by trade, Andy has helped a number of FTSE 20 and Fortune 50 companies to define and realise their strategic ambitions, with a particular focus on helping leaders shatter their beliefs and assumptions about what is possible, align on a new journey, and putting in place the roadmap and programme to get them there.

Miranda Berkhof

Miranda Berkhof

At the core of Miranda Berkhof's work lies leadership transformation. Miranda is deeply committed to guiding leaders on their personal and professional journeys.

With over 17 years of experience in developing leaders and transforming organizations, she understands that true business transformation requires a personal transformation of leaders. She firmly believes that when leaders evolve, the entire business (eco)system follows suit.

Having started her career as a consultant in the field of transformation, followed by many years of firsthand experience as an executive in the corporate world, she understands the challenges and expectations it presents, along with the constant invitation (or demand) to ascend to the next level of leadership.

Miranda operates from a deeply rooted belief that unlocking the next level of leadership effectiveness and fulfilment requires embarking on a transformative inner journey. The essence of her work lies in conscious development, aiming to discover inner spaciousness and transcend beyond verbal expression through the exchange of energy.

Collaborating with leaders in prominent corporations such as DSM, ASML, Roland Berger, Solvay, Adyen, and Mendix, as well as with innovative scale-ups focused on sustainable solutions for food and energy, Miranda fosters self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and robust interpersonal skills. These attributes are recognized as the distinguishing factors that differentiate exceptional leaders and are crucial leadership skills for both present and future.

Outside of her professional pursuits, Miranda is an avid traveller and hiking enthusiast. She often invites her clients to join her on quests and trails, as she firmly believes in the power of embodied experiences to transform the mind, open the heart, and deepen presence.

Miranda holds a master’s in strategic management from Erasmus University Rotterdam and an MBA from INSEAD. She has a coaching degree from the MMS Coaching Institute and is a certified ICF coach, with expertise in system awareness consultancy and Leadership Circle Profile (Team) coaching.

As her next endeavour, Miranda is formalizing her belief in embodiment with a somatic coach certification from the Strozzi Institute, further expanding her understanding and practice in this transformative approach.

"My coaching programme with Andrew has been a rewarding and helpful experience… a journey actually. I have learned to value my achievements more and be more comfortable in my own skin. Something that I have never found at all easy. It’s made me more thoughtful in decision making and even more relaxed in making decisions. Not what I had expected. At this later stage of my career Andrew has facilitated a new point of view on “what next” and helped me look at this challenge with enthusiasm. We have crystallised some options. In my day-to-day business we had the opportunity to look at some specific challenges and consider the best way in which to deal with these, whilst keeping relationships alive and well. This proved very valuable, both personally and commercially. Finally, Andrew taught me to find personal space and switch off using some meditation techniques. As a person who never sits down this was a real personal benefit. It was all very enjoyable."

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