Shortlisted as Governance Champion of the Year 2021
Tesse is knowledgeable about governance and leadership matters. She creates an environment that is safe to have difficult discussions, is a good listener, a great facilitator and easy to work with. The outcome for us was excellent and her sense of humour kept going at a really difficult time
I am a consultant, trainer, Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution accredited mediator and a non-practising solicitor. I was formerly head of governance and trustee services at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations and have worked extensively with third sector organisations nationally and internationally.
I am an accredited coach, specialising in governance development and leadership. I have served as non-executive director in the NHS for 12 years. My focus is in enhancing wellbeing, resilience and in enabling harmonious professional relationships especially for C-suite executives, senior leaders, trustee boards and facilitating change management programmes.
I am founder of the Wellbeing and Resilient Leadership Initiative (WRL&!) and host of Tesse Talks podcasts. I believe that the more voices, the richer the conversation.
Also I am the author of various publications on governance, trusteeship, leadership and coaching.
My podcast, Tesse Talks, is a humorous expression of insight, knowledge, foresight and wisdom Tesse Talks brings management and governance perspectives to life through personal and professional lenses. Listen at tesseakpeki.com/tessetalks/
My coaching series, Tesse Leads, is a safe, sensitive and supportive place and space to share, hear and tell your stories and experiences. Get advice from top experts at tesseakpeki.com/tesseleads/