Meet Your Team
- Founder & Emotional Intelligence Expert.
Founder and Managing Director, Scott Watson is an acknowledged expert in Emotional Intelligence and its successful application in the organisational development arena.
Following a successful 12-year career with a leading UK bank, in October 1999 Scott resigned from the relative comfort and security of corporate life to follow his passion. Summit was launched from a standing start on a bootstrap budget from his spare bedroom.
21 years on, Summit has attracted clients from around the world across a multitude of industry sectors.
Summit's focus on delivering measurable value for clients rather than simply 'training' or 'coaching' or 'consultancy' has paid great dividends. 60% of Summit clients are retainer clients.
Away from Summit, Scott is proud father to Emilia, an avid outdoor explorer and Yoga practitioner.
- Mental Health Awareness Training Courses Lead.
Underpinned by his own personal experience of mental trauma on 15th April 1989 as a survivor of the Hillsborough football disaster, then 28 years later when three family traumas hit him in quick succession, Martin found himself on the brink of suicide.
The three deeply human, courageous words that resulted in Martin taking a different route? 'I need help'.
Martin does not simply share his story; he shares with you and your colleagues practical tips, tools and techniques which can be used immediately to balance and recover mental health.
Alongside his Summit projects, Martin is retained as Mental Health Lead for a major UK bank. Martin's candid, authentic and practical approach to spreading the message of the importance of mental health is admirable. Our exploration of the link between Mental Health and Emotional Intelligence is designed to serve as many people as possible.
- Management Training in Birmingham - Lead Facilitator.
Before joining the Summit team, James was Learning and Development Manager for Veolia.
His vast experience in designing, delivering and evaluating the commercial impact of development programmes including leadership development, management development, graduate development and more, enables James to bring a clear commercial benefit focus to Summit clients.
Based in Derbyshire, James takes care of client projects throughout Derbyshire and the Midlands areas.
James is a Certified EQ-i 2.0 & EQ 360 Practitioner and is in high demand for 1-2-1 Emotional Intelligence Coaching for leaders and managers.
James' training courses focuses on Emotional Intelligence for Managers, Developing Dynamic Teams and New Manager Training.
Away from Summit James is an outdoor fanatic who enjoys wild camping and long countryside walks.
- Management Training in Glasgow - Lead Facilitator.
Lorna possesses an enviable track record in developing and successfully implementing management development projects in the corporate arena.
A Certified EQ-i 2.0 Practitioner, Lorna is globally certified in Emotional Intelligence and is passionate about supporting established and new managers to develop this vital aspect of their management toolkit.
Following 15 successful years in the energy industry working on major projects across the UK and Ireland, Lorna decided to leave the corporate world and focus on a career where she can provide personalised, tailored solutions to individuals and organisations to enable them to reach their potential.
Based in Glasgow, Lorna leads management training courses in Glasgow, Edinburgh and the surrounding areas.
Outside of Summit, Lorna is a keen hiker, runner and explorer.
- Emotional Intelligence Training in Denmark
Gudrun is based in Denmark and delivers our training, coaching and consultancy solutions to clients in Denmark.
A Certified EQ-i 2.0/EQ 360 Practitioner, Gudrun regularly uses these scientifically-validated psychometric assessment tools as part of senior leadership and management development programmes.
Gudrun has a special interest in equipping organisations with the tools required to deliver meaningful change quickly and efficiently.
Clients including Government offices, privately owned businesses as well as publicly quoted companies have benefited from Gudrun's unique perspective and skills.
- Emotional Intelligence and Management Training.
Formerly a senior police officer, Rob's experience in the leadership and management training space is immense.
He has travelled extensively to many of the continents of the world delivering leadership training and executive coaching.
Rob is personable, energetic and enthusiastic and enjoys learning from others whilst also willing to share his own knowledge and experience.
He is a certified EQ-i 2.0 & EQ 360 Practitioner, and is passionate about developing leaders, managers and teams that partner their technical prowess with a healthy level of Emotional Intelligence.
Based in Newbury, Rob takes care of client projects in the South West region of the UK as well as Central London.
Rob is in high demand for Unconscious Bias training, Emotional Intelligence Training for Managers, Leadership Coaching and EQ-i 2.0 Coaching.
- Emotional Intelligence Training for Managers Trainer.
Suzy's background is in successful B2B sales.
Having 'cut her teeth' in a challenging market, Suzy identified that successful selling is as much about developing high trust, win-win relationships with prospective buyers as it is the product of service being promoted.
Suzy's inquisitive mind led her to study Emotional Intelligence and its impact on personal, professional and organisational performance.
She subsequently invested in becoming globally certified in the world's most credible Emotional Intelligence psychometric assessments, the EQ-i 2.0 & EQ 360 tools.
- EQ-i 2.0 Emotional Intelligence Training Facilitator
A former senior police officer, Mark's extensive first-hand experience of having to communicate to diverse audiences, sometimes in high-stakes situations, means he can bring a reality to learning which other facilitators and coaches could easily overlook or completely miss.
A calm and reassuring, often understated individual, Mark is used to working in high-pressure situations, and he has a vast experience of leadership and in managing relationships. Since leaving policing in 2012, Mark has delivered face-to-face training and coaching in more than a dozen countries, and many more online. Mark’s experience is wide-ranging, working with private and public sector organisations and individuals.
A Certified EQ-i 2.0 & EQ 360 Practitioner, Mark uses these industry-leading psychometric assessment tools to underpin leadership development coaching and management development training programmes. Mark is also knowledgeable and experienced in Equality & Diversity, Inclusion and Unconscious Bias.
- Management Development Facilitator & EQ-i 2.0 Practitioner
Prior to joining the Summit team, Rob's career included being Recruitment & Retention Manager for Nat West Bank plc.
Responsible for a staff of more than 10,000 employees, Rob developed and led strategic and operational improvement projects throughout the business.
A Certified EQ-i 2.0 Practitioner, clients enjoy the holistic approach Rob brings to not just developing managers, but developing value creators.
Outside of Summit Rob enjoys an active outdoor life and enjoying the countryside with his dog.
- First Aid Training Courses Leader
Facilitating accredited First Aid training courses for organisations is Simon's passion. And you'll quickly realise this when you meet him.
Simon is a multi-award winning innovator in the First Aid training arena. He has attracted widespread acclaim for his creative methods of making practical First Aid training available to all.
Understandably, First Aid is a serious subject to explore. The manner in which Simon facilitates learning is precise yet informal, structured and flexible too.