SVG Talent Architects

Ambition Institute

"Mandy is one of the most impressive people management experts I have worked with. She really understands the need to place the quality of professional support and experience that employees have a right to at the heart of all that she does. Her ability to weave the talent matrix into her strategic thinking is as good as I have seen"

- Sir David Carter
, Ambition Institute

Pioneer Educational Trust

"“Mandy is without doubt incredibly knowledgeable, strategic and thorough. We recently engaged her as a consultant to support us in developing our people strategy and approach to flexible working, and Mandy delivered exactly what we needed. She provided a listening ear, precise and clear feedback, and a range of cohesive strategies for moving forward. I would recommend Mandy to any school or MAT looking to hone its operational management, in particular in relation to HR. She is a pleasure to work with and the impact has been palpable.”"

- Antonia Spinks
Co-CEO, Pioneer Educational Trust

Oasis Charitable Trust

"Mandy’s experience at senior levels of working with individual schools on a wide range of people and HR issues, together with her understanding of how MATs and Local Authorities operate, make her a very valued figure in the Education Sector. Her commitment to and expertise in Diversity and Inclusion only adds to the richness she brings. I am looking forward to the progress we will make in this area with Mandy’s support. In addition, Oasis has already really benefited from her leadership coaching which has contributed significantly to the maturing of our structures and our People Team has valued her input and wisdom on the important matter of flexible working in schools. "

- Joy Madeiros
Global CEO, Oasis Charitable Trust

Dixons Academies Trust

"I met Mandy at a conference after reading her book Talent Architects. After writing an ambitious 3 year people plan I contacted her on the off-chance that she could give me some advice and let me know if I was on the right track. Mandy was incredibly helpful and totally practical as well as really encouraging. We have kept in touch and I still contact her every so often for a sanity check. Her knowledge and moral purpose are undoubtable and she is so approachable. I would recommend anyone who is looking at talent to work with her. If you are not looking at talent, the question I would ask is why not and have you read Talent Architects?"

- Shirley Watson
Executive Director and Chief Talent Officer, Dixons Academies Trust

Timewise Foundation

"Mandy has worked with Timewise on several initiatives to support Multi Academy Trusts to enhance flexible working in schools. She has a wealth of knowledge, experience and passion for driving cultural, leadership and organisational change and is both a strategic thinker and excellent facilitator and trainer. Feedback from all stakeholders has always been very positive and she is a pleasure to work with."

- Emma Stewart OBE
CEO, Timewise Foundation

Odyssey Trust for Education

"The Odyssey Trust for Education contracted Mandy Coalter and Talent Architects to help us define our People Strategy. This was based in part on the excellent book and our initial discussion with Mandy. It was apparent that not only did she “know her stuff” built on direct and extensive experience but also that she had the development of people at the heart of her work. This resonated with the Trust which viewed the People Strategy as central to capacity building and school improvement. The Trust was still in its infancy and so Mandy’s work was instrumental in helping us to shape our strategy and communicate our vision. Mandy listened to staff, gathering a detailed picture of the strengths and weaknesses of our schools, and reported to Trustees in a clear and helpful manner. We continue to work with Mandy and Talent Architects and believe this to be one of our most significant investments as a growing Trust. "

- Desmond Deehan
CEO/Executive Headteacher, Odyssey Trust for Education

United Learning

Education for the 21st Century