Our Team

We are deeply proud of our team

We share a passion for making quality leadership development available to the many rather than the few.

Our Coaches maintain the highest quality standards. We require all our coaches to hold professional coaching qualifications and have 5-10 years of professional experience as leadership coaches before they join us.

We invest heavily in ongoing professional learning and supervision for our coach community. The breadth of our curriculum and the quality of our professional development means that we are an employer of choice for coaches globally.

We have over 250 coaches in our global coach community.

300 coaches, 37 countries, 27 languages

Rosie Connor, Global Director


Rosie brings 20 years’ experience in educational leadership, supporting school systems, universities and professional associations across four continents. As Chief Executive of one of Tony Blair’s Education Action Zone’s in the UK, her leadership in turning around 19 failing schools was described by independent inspectors as ‘outstanding’– the Zone was nominated as a national flagship. She consulted with the UK’s National College for School Leadership and the Innovation Unit, supporting schools to form successful professional learning communities. She then worked with the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership to lead the launch of the Professional Standard for school principals. Rosie founded BTS Spark and has designed and launched hundreds of leadership development programs for school leaders in the UK, Australia, US, Canada and Singapore. She collaborates with the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) on future-ready school leadership, and is authoring a concept paper on educational leadership for OECD2030 and a book on Messy Leadership.

Meet some other members of the BTS Spark team below ...


Maree Najem Director, Australia

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Denise Barrows Head of Education (UK)

Alyssa Gallagher

Alyssa Gallagher Head of Education (US Programs)

Sean Slade

Sean SladeHead of Education (US Partnerships)


Cathy Wilson Program Manager (Australia)

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Amelia Gabriel Programme Manager (UK)

Ross Zelow

Ross Zelow Partner (Queensland, Australia)

Gail Smith

Gail Smith Partner (Northern Territory, Australia)

Tara O'Brien

Tara O'Brien Spark Partner (US)


Victoria Rodrigue Spark Partner (US)


Jenny Hoysted Coach & Facilitator (Australia)

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Helen Storr Coach & Facilitator (Australia)


Judy McGinn Coach & Facilitator (Australia)


Harley Conyer Coach & Facilitator (Australia)


Kevin WhichelloCoach & Facilitator (UK)


Juliette BaiglerCoach & Facilitator (UK)


Helen ChambersCoach & Facilitator (UK)

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Chris JacksonCoach & Facilitator (UK)


Louise NorrisCoach & Facilitator (UK)

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Anne ShapcottCoach & Facilitator (UK)


Karen MuirCoach & Facilitator (UK)

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Jo LallyCoach & Facilitator (UK)

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Jean CrawfordCoach & Facilitator (UK)

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Dominique CharlesCoach & Facilitator (UK)

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Anita Genes Coach (US)

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Alan Hirsch Coach (US)

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Judy Levy Coach (US)

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Cindy Rogan Coach (US)

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Daisy Tse Coach & Facilitator (US)

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Heather Worosz Coach & Facilitator (US)