At Together People we are all about helping people work together better. Whether that is through leadership development and change management or building trust and good governance or simply understanding your team better we equip people to work together.

Our vision is to work together to deliver interventions in organisations or with individuals that leave people with increased:
  • Capacity
  • Competence
  • Confidence

The issue is never the issue

This is our motto. Because, so often, the presenting symptoms of a problem within an organisation or a team or even for an individual are very different from the underlying root cause. Real improvement and development is made possible by addressing that real cause rather than just tackling the symptoms.

If you think you have issues that need deeper analysis maybe Together People can help. In addition to the offerings below we can also provide mediation and independent reviews & investigations. For more details please get in touch.

What we offer

External Reviews of Governance

plus Governance Consultancy and Training
The governance role played by governors, directors or trustees for schools, charities and trusts is crucial for the ongoing health of the organisation.

Together People specialises in helping organisations improve their governance, especially Multi-Academy Trusts and schools via:
  • conducting an External Review of Governance practice,
  • providing governor, director or trustee training and coaching,
  • facilitating strategy development workshops.
These help governors, directors or trustees:
  • ensure the clarity of the vision, ethos and strategic direction of the organisation.
  • collect the right data about their organisation and understand and analyse this data correctly to inform sound decision-making.
  • ensure they fulfil their statutory obligations.
  • both support the operational leader or leadership team and also hold them to account.

On-line Tools for School Governors and Multi-Academy Trust directors or trustees

We have a suite of three on-line tools for school Governing Boards and Multi-Academy Trust boards including a Self-Review Questionnaire and Governors' Skills Audit as well as a Chair's 360° Feedback questionnaire for Chairs of Boards. For more details see our Products page.


Are you a business or organisational leader struggling with a key relationship? Is your business partner driving you nuts? Are you struggling to work with the Chairman of your Board of Trustees? Or are you moving roles and maybe even stepping into a new field of work?

We all have challenging work-based relationships – who do you talk to when one of those key relationships is in difficulty and you can’t see a way forward. When we are making a career change we sometimes need an objective sounding board.

Our coaching creates a safe environment to work out where the underlying issues really are and to work out ways to have those difficult conversations and resolve conflicts. It also provides that space for exploring new options and ideas.

We can provide Coaching sessions over the phone, zoom or in person. For more information contact us.


Trust is an essential part of the success of any organisation - both within the organisations and with its customers.
Together People can help you explore the mechanics of trust - how is it formed and built? How does it can damaged? How can we go about rebuilding trust after expectations have been violated?

Independent Investigations

We also provide external, independent support for HR investigations and grievance/disciplinary processes or appeals where an internal process has been exhausted and a third party is required.

Process Improvement

With our business analysis and process improvement experience we can help your organisation become more efficient and focused on customer-purpose.

Working with Together People will give you skills and different ways of looking at the issues, constraints and challenges of your business to be able to move forward in a different way.

Areas we can help with include:
  • Understanding your customer purpose and aligning activities to this.
  • Understanding how your processes work now and identifying opportunities to improve.
  • Using data and feedback to continually improve performance.
  • Creating a culture of learning so that those improvements are sustained and built on.

Leadership Development

Together People can provide a standard leadership and management training programme or bespoke training solutions to meet your organisation’s particular needs.

We have worked with a number of organisations in the public, private and voluntary sectors to deliver Leadership development / training programmes. Particular specialisms are designing and delivering leadership development programmes for Senior and Middle Leaders and working with Small and Medium Enterprises that often do not have the resources to run their own internal leadership programmes.

The kind of areas that this can cover include subjects like:
  • leading people through change
  • understanding your own leadership style
  • developing strategy
  • working in teams
  • coaching and mentoring
  • building and repairing trust
  • time management
  • quality management and continual improvement
  • presentation skills and public speaking
For further information on how Together people can help in any of these areas please get in touch.