Steve Gorton - Director

Steve's role in leadership, people development and organisational transformation has its origins in solid commercial experience and academia. Following a twenty year sales and marketing career in the pharmaceutical industry, Steve gained an MBA in 1995 from the Open University Business School and now tutors at that level for the University and other major UK Business Schools.

Whilst studying for his MBA the key question arose - "Where there is a vision and the skills - why does change work only 10% of the time?" The answer is usually that strategic context and people's attitudes and beliefs are ignored. In co-founding Enabling Development, Steve helps individuals, teams and organisations determine their way forward to deliver enhanced business performance.


Bob Turvey - Director

Bob's first brush with Executive Coaching was as a director of an International Aerospace company in Germany in the 1980s. The change process, which recognised that more than 95% of what we do is dealing with people, was almost immediate, long lasting and measurably improved his leadership performance. As a founding member of Enabling Development his easy yet demanding coaching style sits well with senior executives and aspirants alike.

In addition to one-to-one and group coaching Bob also facilitates a number of public and private Leadership and People Development courses attracting delegates from global corporations. He is also a visiting tutor at Hertfordshire University.


Angélique du Toit - Associate

Angélique has been actively engaged in coaching for the past thirteen years. She spends considerable time in the development of coaching as a profession as well as being the lead academic in designing educational programmes in coaching. Angélique is a preferred supplier to a number of blue chip organisations including the NHS Institute of Innovation and Leadership. She also devotes much of her time influencing the development of the profession through her involvement as member on the Advisory Board of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (UK) and is the Managing Editor for the International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching, published by the EMCC.

She completed a Ph.D. in coaching investigating the relationship between transformational adult learning and coaching. She is also the author of coaching related books and journal articles and a regular presenter at coaching conferences.


Joyce Liddle - Associate

Joyce is our public sector guru!  Internationally renowned as a researcher and consultant in public sector strategy and leadership Joyce has a particular interest in the modernisation agenda of government and its effects on leadership in the UK, Europe and wider.  She combines the rigour of leading edge academic research with the practicality of making it happen in real world for senior people in organisations.

Currently Professor of Leadership at Teesside University Business School, her previous academic career has been at Nottingham Business School as Professor of Public Management, the University of Nottingham plus Durham and Sunderland Business Schools.
Amongst her UK public sector clients are the Safer Nottinghamshire Partnership, Fire Service, The Office for Civil Society, Cabinet Office, Home Office, whilst overseas as an adviser for the Trinidad and Tobago Government, University of East Finland and University of Brasilia.

Joyce has achieved major recognition as an Academician (AcSS) for services to social sciences, a Fellow of the RSA for services to regional studies and Chair of the Public Administration Committee (The UK Learned Society for Public Administration)


Jo North - Associate

Jo's expertise is working with organisations to optimise the creative potential of their people, products, services and brands and build an innovative, entrepreneurial capability into organisational culture. 

With proven expertise in designing and delivering commercial innovation activities her experience encompasses a wide range of sectors – from accountancy to supermarket retailing, magazine publishing and transport, where she acquired significant experience of working at Board level across a number of well known businesses.

Driven by her passion to help individuals and organisations succeed and achieve their full potential, Jo is working towards her PhD in corporate entrepreneurship at the University of York where she undertaking groundbreaking research into developing entrepreneurial talent in UK organisations.

Jo is an Associate Lecturer on both the Open University’s MBA programme and also at the University of York where she designs and delivers corporate training in business creativity and innovation in addition to the Ideation module of the MSc in Engineering Management.