Who we are 2018-03-07T16:28:37+00:00

We are a team of experienced and qualified facilitators, trainers, coaches

…and some of us have also been actors and directors. So we are also expert in using theatre practices in experiential  learning for business. These include forum theatre, role playing and a wide range of actor-in-business based techniques.

Janet Gordon set up Blue Starfish Consulting in 2005 after working as Head of Change for an entrepreneurial, fast-growing consultancy working predominantly in the Finance Industry. She developed her passion for supporting people and companies through the cultural and behavioural side of change; grew her interest in learning and development and her own skills in helping others learn.

Janet’s first career was in theatre where she both taught drama at University and directed. She’s now been working in business and as a qualified executive coach for 15 years.

Our team has worked together for ten years or more and we have developed our own way of doing things. For us, this means a bespoke service to you, with experienced and focussed people. Quite simply – we want you to succeed and we get our kicks from helping you do that the best way we can. Oh yes – and it needs to be enjoyable – and preferably fun. That’s non-negotiable.

Methodology and measures

We design bespoke interventions for our clients using the most appropriate methodology and tools, including:

  • Neuro Linguistic Programming
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Accelerated learning techniques
  • Experiential learning techniques
  • Psychometric profiles
  • Video
  • Actor based experiential techniques

We work with you to agree what success will look like for each project, and then set measures to help you evaluate your return on investment.

Psychometric tools and qualifications

We are qualified in the following psychometric tools:

  • Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)® Steps 1 and 2
  • Strength Deployment Inventory (SDI)®
  • OPQ 32 (CEB)
  • Hogan Assessment Systems

And qualified in the following:

  • Thomas Kilman Conflict Styles
  • Neuro Linguistic Programming – Master Practitioner and Train the Trainer levels
  • Mental Toughness ARQ 24
  • Situational Leadership® Ken Blanchard
  • British Psychological Society Level A and B

And please ask us about any others you’re interested in that may not be listed.

Janet Gordon