There Be Giants was created in 2010 in response to the growing dissatisfaction with performance management and the dreaded annual appraisal.
With extensive experience in coaching, consultancy, performance management and alternatives to annual appraisals, our Giants are well-qualified to help clients realise their business growth strategy and performance management requirements.
Our Giants – all of whom are experienced coaches – are on a mission to introduce organisations to an agile alternative, which not only encourages employee development, but enables the business to minimise resistance to growth plans. In that time, we’ve become best known for taking the core principles of agile project management and working directly alongside our clients to apply them to the way they build and action their growth strategy.
What’s more, we’ve become unique in our approach by ensuring that what has been discussed with managers is implemented across the organisation, for a top-to-bottom transformation. In essence, we’re in it for the long-haul.
The results have been incredible. Clients have been able to celebrate better focus, more wholly realised strategies, and fewer problems with friction when attempting to grow. Meanwhile, their people can align their own successes with the business’ goals, and receive more regular feedback and recognition for playing their part.
The system behind all this success draws inspiration from the very different worlds of Silicon Valley and elite athlete training, and revolves around OKRs – Objectives and Key Results. Our Giants coach clients through the creation of an agile growth strategy and then help them to action said strategy using a blend of software, culture and management.to minimise resistance to growth plans.
The system follows a simple structure
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?
Our method has been tried, tested, and nurtured within the tech sector, and is inspired by the agile way of working often found in those businesses. We combine these agile principles with innovative software and the expertise of our Giants to deliver an easy to follow, in-depth service which reaches all levels of the business – with support available every step of the way. That means we’re with our clients for the long-term, ensuring that real actionable changes come from our work together.
Roger excels at helping ambitious creative businesses to develop high-growth strategies, and align and engaging their people to achieve their goals. He’s passionate about how business priorities are translated into daily performance in the workplace, and guest lectures at MMU Business School on the subject.
Following a successful career in the Fire Service which included turning round a multi-million-pound business, working across the Middle East and secondment to the Audit Commission Dave set out to qualify as a corporate and executive coach.
Full of spirit and usually up to whatever mischief she can find. Very loyal, a great protector of balls and destroyer of sticks. Often the office entertainer with her amazing vocal range and cartwheeling talents. Sleeps a lot and snores like a steam train. Proof that Staffies have a big heart. Had a really bad start in life, but that’s not holding her back.
Viv’s mission is to inspire success through mentoring, listening, sharing experiences, recycling knowledge and storytelling. She’s driven to do this by her desire to help others, think creatively and always have fun. Viv brings a unique energy to the There Be Giants team, and is skilled at injecting positivity and humour into our work.
Sheridan is our in-house professional trainer, designing and delivering training for over 20 years to sectors ranging from technology through to financial services, retail, and utilities. Sheridan is both a qualified coach and NLP Business Practitioner, and her approach to training follows accelerated learning principles to make learning brain friendly. She is passionate about giving people the tools and skills needed for high performance.
Tony is a senior management professional, with over 25 years’ experience successfully building high profile brands and shaping companies to achieve success. This experience includes working within marketing consultancies, dealing with the strategic marketing requirements of a range of organisations.
Loves to see the bigger picture, preferably from any knee he can get on. A great starter, but not strong on finishing as forgets to bring the ball back. A persistent motivator when it comes to winding up his Sister to play. Runs like an Exocet missile down to his Whippet speed and his Staffie strength. Didn’t have the best start in life, but is proof we can bounce back with a bit of love. Will do anything for a treat.
There Be Giants has had the opportunity to work with a whole host of wonderful businesses – many of whom don’t yet have a massive team, but have recognised the need to prime their people and create a clear plan for growth. Their foresight and experience with There Be Giants has helped them to ensure friction within the organisation is kept to a minimum, so growth can continue as planned.