Our History

Founded in 2000, Inspire Development is an innovative small business, specialising in the development and delivery of practical and effective training and development solutions for the UK business community.

Inspire Development offers a wide range of innovative, customised training and coaching solutions that can be delivered via workshops, facilitated events, team building away-days and business coaching.

We provide development solutions uniquely designed to suit your individual needs in the areas of management leadership training, skills for communication, team development, accelerated learning, sales and customer service skills, all uniquely tailored to the needs of your individuals, teams and organisation.

Vision, Mission and Values

To be regarded in the U.K. as the people development company who consistently inspires individuals to develop personally and engage at higher and more rewarding levels, leading to increased performance for their business.

Our Mission is to develop our client’s people so they may develop their organisations to new levels of performance and engagement.
We achieve this by ensuring all our training and development services are fully matched to the client’s needs and delivered in a way that leads to maximum retention and application. In this way, we will ensure that our clients are delighted and become life long partners.

Making a Positive Difference
We strive to ensure people are left feeling positive at every contact. We create a lasting positive change for individuals and organisations through our listening and responding to needs and creating inspiring interventions.

We demonstrate flexibility towards our clients and understand that environments change rapidly; we are always ready to respond to what is needed.

Cutting Edge
We ensure our development programmes are consistently fresh, different and inspiring by continually developing our own personal skills knowledge and resources.

Value For Money
We believe in maximising our client’s investment, guaranteeing focused and successful interventions and provide follow up coaching and resources, to support skills learnt and ensure long lasting impact.

Focus on Organisational and Individual Needs
We design and deliver each programme with the needs of the organisation and the individual in mind. We treat every individual with respect and integrity at each contact.

Meet The Team

Katerina Rose

Characterised by an enthusiasm and energy for people development and for creating stimulating and enjoyable learning environments.  Katerina is a qualified Business and Master practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming (trained by both the co-founders of NLP), and now specialises in helping people achieve business and personal success.

Katerina worked for over nine years in the pharmaceutical industry in Sales and Management where she achieved outstanding success and recognition as ‘Salesperson of the Year’ for her consistently high sales growth. Now with over 20 years training and coaching experience, Katerina works as Performance Coach and Learning Facilitator to help business and individuals perform at their best in the areas of sales and leadership.

More than anything else Katerina’s passion is about making a positive difference to anything she is involved in and both feedback and measurements from her clients consistently suggests she achieves this.

During the Covid pandemic Katerina has been enjoying using her creativity and understanding of how the human brain learns to transforming online learning so that they are as engaging and effective as face to face sessions.

Katerina is a qualified Coach Practitioner (European Mentors and Coaches Council), holds an Honours Degree from Plymouth University and Diploma in Performance Coaching with Newcastle College and has worked with a long list of clients, which includes; KPMG, Johnson and Johnson, Citigroup, Lloyds TSB, Roche, Astra Zeneca, Novartis, Siemens and the NHS to name a few.

Katerina’s style of workshop delivery and coaching is described as relaxed, challenging and also creative and humorous, leading to positive change by helping clients raise awareness and confidence to make decisions, take action and move forward.

Katerina lives with her husband and two children in Surrey and enjoys climbing, ultra-walking challenges, traveling and reading and cooking whenever she gets a chance.

A direct quote from a recent coaching client…

Before the coaching session: It’s like being on a ship, going through a stormy weather and not being able to fight against this bad weather and find solutions to keep the ship OK.

After these several sessions of coaching: It’s like working on the potential that you have inside you to be able to react proactively to the situations.

Howard Rose

Howard has many years training experience, which he gained during his 20 years within engineering.  He spent his time working for international companies such as Lucas, ITT, and EMI Where he led the successful completion of a two-year engineering project in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

After studying electronics he began his career in radio communications and after five years he moved into defence engineering providing engineering support to many defence projects.  This was followed by a period of time successfully selling test equipment management services.  Since 2002 Howard has worked as a freelance training consultant and Director of Inspire Development Ltd.  In this time he has worked with a variety of major companies in the pharmaceutical, FMCG and engineering sectors.

Howard is a associate member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), and a Fellow of the Learning and Performance Institute.  Being a qualified Practitioner of NLP and accelerated learning, enables him to make his training fun, interactive and multi sensory.  Howard believes passionately in the development of others and holds both the qualification and Relationship Awareness Facilitator Certificate, licensing him to run the very powerful Strength Deployment Inventory®  (SDI) ® A tool that allows us to understand others, and ourselves, then build meaningful business relationships that lead to profitable business.

A direct client quote:-

“I’ve hired Howard to work with me on several different projects to which he has added value in many different ways. I think one of the qualities I admire most about him is his ability to rationalise a complex situation. His logic and level headedness makes a positive difference because he is able to articulate succinctly the options available to achieve the best outcome. His genuine desire to achieve great results comes across both in the way he facilitates groups and the detail in which he prepares. A consummate professional in every respect. As a colleague Howard is just great to work with bringing a unique strength, objectivity and true support that is just priceless.”

Client Testimonials

I know that the team have already given their feedback, but I thought I would write you a note rather than leave a message. I think that the course achieved the brief really well and was relevant to the team. The team were clearly energised when I arrived showing their enthusiasm for the theory and techniques incorporated into the AL session. Katerina was a great role-model for the course demonstrating the skills she was advocating. As an excellent course leader, she made it look really easy and completely natural. Katerina showed tremendous empathy with the group and tailored the sessions well to keep us all engaged. The group came out with a lot of ideas and solutions to use for the future and I have committed to follow up during our 1:1 sessions and at team meetings to continue the enthusiasm and momentum. Thank you both for coming up with a training solution that was so relevant and inspirational.

Chris Quinn Training and Development Manager, Shire Pharma

Throughout 2006 I led a large-scale development programme for one of the UK’s largest blue-chip organisations, and I needed a team of highly skilled facilitators to deliver the programme. Katerina was recommended to me by a trusted business colleague. It has been a privilege to work with her. Not only is she a consummate facilitator and topic expert, her enthusiasm and passion for her work is infectious and we have received stellar evaluations whenever she has been involved on delivery of a module. She has added immense value to the programme and I look forward to working with her again in the future.

Mary Long Director Jordan Consultants

I have never witnessed a training session that was delivered in such a way that the delegates left challenged, enthused and motivated to make a change in such a way as Inspire Development does I cannot speak highly enough of the service provided.

Mark Shiner, Sales Trainer, Ortho Biotech

You immersed yourself fully into the programme and the sessions that you facilitated were excellent. The delegates really appreciated your naturally enthusiastic style and listened intently to what you had to say.

Phil Yates, Director, Customised Training Solutions

I know whatever our requirements are, Inspire Development will tailor make a training course specific to our needs and deliver a programme that the delegates become thoroughly absorbed in.

Sue Birch, General Business Manager, The Vacancy Management Company

Inspire Development maintain a passion and enthusiasm that is truly infectious and inspires all who come into contact, meaning that the courses give tangible benefits both professionally and personally.

Colin Hurst, Head of Training and Development, Schering Plough Ltd

I would like to personally thank you all for your efforts in producing a first class design and delivery of this programme. This was clearly recognised by all the delegates to have been of the highest standard.

David Roe, David Roe

Your enthusiasm, passion and interaction kept the team completely motivated and committed throughout the ITC. Thank you for putting together a programme which stretched the delegates, but was also fun.

Sue Birch, General Business Manager, The Vacancy Management Company

Howard and Katerina Rose of Inspire Development are a great team – between them they offer a unique and comprehensive package which they are able to tailor to your exact requirements. It’s a no brainer – personal service with all of the professionalism and expertise that larger companies offer‚ whilst respecting your budget. Inspire Development continues to be my first choice when looking for an imaginative and reliable solution to training and development needs from individuals to whole company training.

Ruth Flynn, Safoni Pasteur MSD

Working with Inspire Development is always the right choice. I have been working with Katerina for a few years now and confidently used her within three companies (utilities, biotech and retail) At every stage Katerina delivers uber levels of professionalism, expertise, and the most engaging delivery I have witnessed. When it comes to working with a consultant who comes in open-minded with a willingness to learn what makes each business unique and deliver tangible results which go on to live after the face to face delivery – These are your people. A 100% average satisfaction rating for all programmes delivered is just an added bonus!

Claire Lowrie, Senior Learning & Development Business Partner at Brakes Group

Kat has delivered several modules of the Management Development Programme that Samaritans runs for its managers. We have received excellent feedback from our managers on Kat’s training as being very knowledgable, useful and engaging. I have also used Kat as my personal coach for several years and found her input and guidance very valuable. I would highly recommend Kat to others who are seeking management training or coaching

Claire Watt Chartered (FCIPD), HR Director, Samaritans

Katerina is highly professional and motivational – I have worked with Katerina as a colleague and subsequently as an associate working with me on a coaching programme – she is extremely intuitive and imaginative and provides motivational and challenging training and coaching which has a lasting effect – she is thoroughly committed to her clients, and has a great knack of being able to “read” the room and the moods of the delegates and clients and adapt accordingly. Always reliable and professional and has her clients interests at heart. I would recommend Katerina to provide a thought provoking and stimulating training and coaching programme.

Elaine Macnamara, Brittany Dog Rescue

Kat is a fantastic trainer. Every project she has been involved in whilst working with us as an associate consultant has resulted in great outcomes for the clients and feedback from the delegates. I particularly like the way she applies accelerated learning principle to everything she does which has a hugely positive effect.

Simon Walker, Managing Director, Parajet. Non Executive Director for fast growth, tech-savvy businesses

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