Advocacy, campaigning, education and awareness raising about workplace bullying
Members have been recruited to the Advisory Board to ensure a mix of skills and knowledge. Board members come from a range of backgrounds including Legal, HR & Employee Relations, Learning & Development, Academia, and lived experience.
Director, Conduct Coaching
& Founder, Conduct Change
Nicki Eyre had a varied career before becoming a coach, including working in finance before moving into Adult and Further Education, where her roles including setting up community based centres, teaching, and senior management positions. Following redundancy, she moved to Ambleside in Cumbria, with the dream of owning her own bookshop. Although she came close, it wasn’t to be, but fortunately found herself in a leadership role for a charity and rural community council, before combining education and the charitable sector in a leadership role for a specialist education college. During her career, Nicki has experienced both opportunity and adversity, including her own experience of feeling bullied at work, and is able to bring this wealth of experience to her role as a coach, speaker and trainer.
Based in Harrogate, Nicki is a qualified transformational coach, and also has additional skills as a certified mBIT coach (Multiple Brain Integration Techniques), drawing on tools and techniques for communicating with, integrating and harnessing the power of your multiple brains (head, heart and gut brains). She is also trained in Equine Facilitated Coaching.
At Conduct Coaching we have a real passion for working with individuals and businesses to prevent and resolve workplace bullying. Employees are supported to increase their own personal and emotional resilience, raising self awareness of their own behaviours and impact on relationships, enabling them to be able to cope effectively with more complex situations.
However, it never felt like we were making enough of a difference, and so the Conduct Change project was launched in 2019 to provide advocacy, campaigning, education and awareness raising about workplace bullying, and Nicki set about finding some amazing people to join her on the Advisory Board.
Qualifications and training
ILM Level 5 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring
mBIT Certified Coach
Equine Facilitated Coaching Certificate
Post Graduate Certificate in Education
BA Hons Behaviour in Organisations
Member of International Association on Workplace Bullying & Harassment IAWBH (see www.iawbh.org/)
Certified mBIT coach (Multiple Brain Integration Techniques). Tools and techniques for communicating with, integrating and harnessing the power of your multiple brains (head, heart and gut brains)
Certified mBIT Loving Your Life Facilitator
Conduct Change is not for profit project founded by Nicki Eyre to widen the impact of our work, and make a difference at a national level. The project was established for:
Advocacy, campaigning, education and awareness raising about workplace bullying
You can read more about the aims of the project here
Emily Commander, Head of Strategic Governance at University of Bath
Emily worked as a Clerk in the House of Commons for 10 years, and then spent som etime in France before taking up her post as Head of Strategic Governance at the University of Bath.
Emily's experience of bullying in the workplace left her deeply concerned by the failure of any of the parties involved in her case to engage constructively with any of the available resolutions. Their defensiveness led instead to an ever-increasing cycle of escalation, which put those resolutions further and further out of reach.
As a result, Emily is keen both to enhance public understanding of workplace bullying, and to facilitate straightforward routes to solutions that go beyond blame and reparation and enable everyone to move forward constructively.
"I am attracted by the positive approach being taken by the Conduct Change project and would like to use my experience, influence and skills to help move it forward."
Jenny McCullough, Editor at Blackstaff Press
Jenny is a former House of Commons Clerk who continued to be active in a campaign to improve working conditions at the House of Commons by speaking and writing about bullying and harassment.
Before moving into publishing, she worked as a medical librarian and in university administration.
Professor Charlotte Rayner
Professor Emeritus of Human Resource Management at University of Portsmouth, and international expert in workplace bullying prevention research, with a speciality in interventions at the organisational level.
Charlotte is also one of the founders of the International Association on Workplace Bullying & Harassment.
Jessica Rowson, Solicitor & Director at Oakwood Solicitors
Jessica is a specialist lawyer in the niche legal field of stress at work cases with a particular interest in cases involving matters of workplace bullying. She hopes that by supporting her clients in taking legal action against their employers that companies will become better educated and informed on the importance of good mental health in the workplace and avoid the likelihood of future workplace disputes from arising.
Last year she obtained a TQUK Level 2 Certificate in awareness of Mental Health Problems and is also a qualified Mental Health First Aider. Jessica also recently contributed her expertise to a BBC documentary. This one-off special highlighted daily workplace interactions and asked a group of 18-30 year-olds whether the behaviours displayed could be deemed as bullying and sexual harassment at work.
Consultant, trainer, and owner of Workplace Bullying UK, Fergus draws on direct and indirect experience of involvement in hundreds of incidents of alleged workplace bullying, harassment and discrimination as the union senior staff representative.
He was also previously involved in the Dignity at Work partnership.
Lisa Seagroatt, Founder and Managing Director of HR Fit for Purpose.
Lisa experienced a mental health breakdown in 2015 caused by bullying in the workplace. As a direct consequence of this enforced change in her career, she then set up her own business and helps business leaders to create a healthy workplace culture by looking after their employees.
Lisa is passionate about developing and helping business and employees reach their full potential in the workplace as well as challenging unhealthy HR workplace practices, exposing how poor leadership and management creates a culture of fear, sickness absence and a high turnover of people leading to poor profitability and productivity.
HR Fit for Purpose launched on World Mental Health Day in May 2017 and having previously received support from Enterprise Enfield’s Inspiring Women Programme, Lisa was ultimately selected to receive further support from their Female Founders Accelerator Programme funded by the JP Morgan Foundation. She now acts as an Ambassador and HR Business Advisor for Enterprise Enfield, encouraging other women to reach their full potential in business whilst assisting them with creating a culture of high performance by recruiting the ‘right people into the right places’.
A Lecturer in the CIPD Level 5 Intermediate Diploma qualification in HR Management, Lisa is part of the LEAN East network of HR practitioners currently volunteering as Enterprise Advisers in local secondary schools with Year 10 students. She has a qualification in Genealogical Studies as well as Business Management Studies and is qualified to ‘Train the Trainer’. She has just completed her book, which is a workplace comedy based on poor workplace culture and her mental health experience.
Paddy Trimmer Consulting
As an ILM qualified Leadership and Development coach, Paddy draws upon coaching skills and over 30 years of leadership and management experience to guide his clients through the complexities and challenges of the working environment. His approach enables them to identify, appreciate and reinforce their strengths and confront and manage their weaknesses.
He facilitates each client’s development through active listening, supported by questioning to aid understanding of themselves, challenge to test that understanding and feedback to let them understand what he observes. This confidential process will facilitate the clients in planning the next steps of their journey.
ILM 7 Certificate in Leadership and Executive Coaching (2016)
Senior Leadership and Management roles in the Royal Navy and Public Sector
Coaching support to Charities and Public Sector Organisations
Board development coaching