WHO WE ARE

Brought together by our passion for unlocking potential in business leaders through insight gained from data driven analysis, Strengths Unleashed (SUL) has a mix of experienced business leader coaches and practicing Merryck & Co. Mentors who have been trained in the use of our diagnostic tools.

YAPINCAK ERKAN,  SUL ASSESSOR and COACH

Yapıncak is an international strategic marketer, board-level customer champion, digital transformation agent and an executive coach. She has conducted projects in 20+ countries (EMEA, USA, China).

Yapincak partners with her clients as they tackle their leadership challenges and enables a wider dialogue within and beyond their teams that includes all voices in the system. She inspires them to embrace the right skills, space and spirit to make a positive change for themselves and their organizations. Courage, passion, energy and curiosity are the cornerstones of her client engagements. 

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yapincak.erkan@strengthsunleashed.com

JACQUI PURDY,  SUL ASSESSOR and COACH

Jacqui has 20 years' experience in the advertising industry. Her mission as a professional coach is to help businesses and individuals make purposeful transitions to where they want to be.

 

Jacqui is an enabler who provides structure and discipline, while encouraging a way of thinking that gets you from here to there. Not shy of asking hard questions or challenging preconceptions, she brings impartiality, honesty and rigour, free of prior assumptions and without judgement. 

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jacqui.purdy@strengthsunleashed.com

CHRIS ADCOCK,  SUL ASSESSOR and COACH

Chris has a track record of delivering outstanding results within global corporations, start-ups, and technology focused not for profit. His experience includes consumer goods, retail, healthcare, logistics, defence, technology, and renewable energy.

 

Chris has a fundamental conviction that everyone has more potential than is currently being realised. Unlocking this potential ensures greater, more sustainable success is achieved tomorrow than is being achieved today. Chris helps leaders to unleash that potential to the benefit of the company, the individual, and those they interact with.

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chrisadcock@strengthsunleashed.com

ANDREW GRIFFITHS,  SUL ASSESSOR and COACH

Andrew served 22 years as a Royal Navy Officer working in strategic, operational and tactical roles afloat and ashore. Since 2010 he has designed and orchestrated global leadership programmes for corporate clients.

 

Andrew is passionate about developing agile leaders and teams who build faster-moving adaptable organisations for today’s complex world. Using his own leadership experiences as strong reference points, he helps leaders to think differently and understand their own uniqueness. His purpose, values and beliefs are centred on unleashing the potential of leaders and leadership teams.

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andrew.griffiths@strengthsunleashed.com

JAMES PARSONS, SUL ASSESSOR and COACH

James started out as a strategy consultant before a career in banking and finance. He worked in equities then having obtained a Masters in Finance joined HSBC’s real estate business structuring big ticket financings for investment and development deals.  

 

James is passionate about creating real shift in his client’s lives. He integrates the best thinking from clinical, neural and behavioural sciences to provide a robust set of coaching protocols that deliver results. He helps busy people to “reset” so they feel better, think more clearly, lead and execute better. 

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james.parsons@strengthsunleashed.com

GILL HALL,  SUL ASSESSOR and COACH

Gill brings over twenty years’ consulting experience in strategy, finance and emerging tech. A key area of focus is how to lead through radical uncertainty and develop a leadership consciousness for the challenges of the twenty-first century.

Gill is passionate about her clients finding a more authentic way of leading others and living life. She explores how to bring more of yourself to work and home through purpose, creativity, community, connection with yourself and with others. She uses ancient and modern wisdom in her coaching and is committed to an inclusive coaching practice.

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gill.hall@strengthsunleashed.com

SONIA SAXTON,  SUL ASSESSOR and COACH

Sonia has 30+ years’ experience in working on individual and group performance . She has developed a powerful approach that delivers measurable shifts in leaders’ behaviour.

She believes that results are achieved by respecting the unique needs of each individual and having a structured plan. Challenging and stretching, with high levels of intuition about what will lead to success, Sonia measures strengths and identifies unconscious beliefs blocking the use of the leader’s talent.

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sonia.saxton@strengthsunleashed.com

ROGER PREECE,  SUL ASSESSOR and COACH

Roger is an inspirational strategic coach with experience of deep listening and discernment. He loves to help people understand their secret strengths and see them released to achieve their true potential. 

 

As a former international banking COO and an entrepreneur co-founder of the 4000 strong global financial solutions firm, Capco he brings in depth of knowledge of the joys and stresses of top level business leadership.  

He brings many years of spiritual research and development into his coaching practice, believing that universal spiritual practices can help unlock character transformation for leadership effectiveness. 
 

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roger.preece@strengthsunleashed.com

FRANK PEDERSEN, 

SUL ASSESSOR and MERRYCK & CO. MENTOR

Frank has more than 20 years’ experience in building and running businesses around the world. He has led a range of fundamental business transformations, from margin growth amid market consolidation to product creation meeting new market opportunities.

Frank uses both his business and coaching experience to find out exactly how the client can have the greatest impact. He is a hands-on executive and coach who is constantly looking for ways to improve and make a difference. 

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frank.pedersen@strengthsunleashed.com

frank.pedersen@merryck.com

DENNIS KERSLAKE, 

SUL ASSESSOR and MERRYCK & CO. MENTOR

Dennis has been a business leader in publicly quoted international groups, a small company entrepreneur and is a consultant, NED, mentor and coach. He is heavily involved in how companies react to the digital revolution and the pressure that is exerted on existing business models.

He brings a powerful combination of insight and objectivity, with a natural affinity for organisational purpose, employee alignment and customer engagement. His impact is immediate and his effectiveness is rooted in his ability to see each client within their unique business and market context.

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dennis.kerslake@strengtheunleashed.com

dennis.kerslake@merryck.com

VARDA SHINE, 

SUL ASSESSOR and MERRYCK & CO. MENTOR

Varda has over 30 years business leadership experience, culminating as the CEO of an international multibillion-dollar business. She serves as a NED and C-suite executive mentor and coach.  

Her approach is collaborative and aimed at developing and empowering individuals, teams and their organisations to recognise opportunities, maximize their potential and to become ‘future fit’ by providing an authentic and supportive environment allowing transformative thinking. Driven by ‘Person Centred’ approach, Varda asks difficult questions, helping them to explore, self-discover and maximise their potential. 

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varda.shine@strengthsunleashed.com

varda.shine@merryck.com

ANDREW DYCKHOFF,  FOUNDER SUL

Andrew has worked in a variety of roles from CEO, to administrative, finance, marketing and frontline sales, working with different cultures (North America/Europe/Asia). He has led consumer and healthcare businesses from ‘large corporate’ to ‘start-up’ and worked in the leadership space for the last 15 years.

 

Andrew is passionate about the impact of exceptional leadership within organisations because great leaders build on their strengths to deliver twice the profits generated by 'good' business leaders. Clients and colleagues value Andrew's ability to cut quickly to the heart of the matter and empathise with their situations. He believes in helping leaders understand who they uniquely are to the world, at work and at home.

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andrew.dyckhoff@strengthsunleashed.com

 CHARLES WILLIAMS,  SUL ASSESSOR and COACH

Charles' 30 year career in investment banking was founded on trust and integrity in the interests of the client. He has advised at Chairman, Chief Executive and Board level throughout his career and has significant experience of management within a professional services firm.

Charles works with his clients to bring a greater awareness of the key stakeholders and individuals who affect them. He tests and challenges assumptions that impact decisions, to enhance the options available and help them achieve their stated goals.

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charles.williams@strengthsunleashed.com

KEITH JOHNSON,  SUL ASSESSOR and COACH

Keith has held successive C-suite roles and has led $1bn+ businesses and major transformational programs. With extensive Board level experience in Mining and Oil & Gas, he is a NED, mentor and coach.

Keith’s coaching style is empathic, incisive and results oriented. Keith is passionate about helping leaders develop skills and style that are effective and authentic so they can flourish and deliver superior performance. He leverages 25 years of leadership experience to bring insight and challenge and deliver value to his clients. 

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keith.johnson@strengthsunleashed.com

RUDI KINDTS,

SUL ASSESSOR and MERRYCK & CO. MENTOR

Rudi has a wealth of experience in transnational HR and Business Management across all continents. He was Group HRD of a FTSE10 business and until recently a NED and member of several Advisory Boards, He is an experienced mentor and coach.  

He combines insights from business management, psychology, the Enneagram, leadership agility, leadership embodiment, systemic team coaching, Eastern practices and neuroscience, in addition to his own executive and life experience. His approach focuses on self-correction and self-generation so that

clients develop great trust in their own growth and capabilities. 

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rudi.kindts@strengthsunleashed.com

rudi.kindts@merryck.com

PAT CHAPMAN-PINCHER,

SUL ASSESSOR and MERRYCK & CO. MENTOR

Pat has over 30 years’ experience creating and growing multi-national companies and is a Chair and NED. She is a mentor, speaker, futurist and an expert business strategist.

 

Pat is lively and thought-provoking on the future of business, globalisation, the impact of the fourth industrial revolution, artificial intelligence and the impact for management teams. Pat works with chief executives and senior leaders, developing a deep understanding of their role, their company and their short-and long-term objectives, to help them achieve their aims.

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patcp@strengthsunleashed.com

patcp@merryck.com

Merryck & Co. has more than 60 executive mentors, each of whom has each spent a decade or more running complex, global organisations. Trained as coaches, Merryck executive mentors bring an operator’s lens to leadership development. 

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