Meet the team

Both the business and our whole team share one philosophy - to uncover and develop talent within your workforce

The catalyst

The founders of Alterniq Inspired Growth are husband and wife who share a common belief: that there is a vast amount of untapped talent within many companies, often going undiscovered or underappreciated. It was their shared desire to address this issue and assist businesses and their employees in growing together that inspired the creation of Alterniq Inspired Growth.

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Matthew’s mantra is ‘happy staff, happy customers’, and he has cultivated a positive company culture and environment, which promotes continual personal development. He likes to give people the right resources and opportunities to grow and fulfil their potential. Matt’s role covers the marketing and branding aspects of the business, while still overseeing everything and bringing it all together.

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Sapphire understands and empathises with people thanks to her years of experience as a Client Relationship Manager. She cares deeply about everyone involved with alterniq inspired growth, from colleagues to clientele. With her hands-on approach, personable character, and life coach qualifications, Sapphire provides the link between the client and our coaches and oversees all of our projects.

Our passionate team of coaches…

Our enthusiastic and passionate coaches have a wealth of experience within learning and development. They are dedicated to their craft and create the concepts for our programmes and each one truly cares about getting the best results for our clients.

We believe this is why many clients stay in touch with our coaches long after the programme has finished, providing updates and anecdotal evidence of how it has benefited them and their career.

Key Coaches & Programme Facilitators

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Peter Thorp - Performance Coach & Programme Facilitator

Peter is dedicated to providing challenging, impactful, and enjoyable coaching, aided by his extensive experience in the sector.

In addition to a degree in education, Peter is a qualified coach and assessor. He is also registered with the British Psychological Society as a qualified administrator and interpreter of both ability and personality based psychometric profiling tools.

Peter's passion is helping individuals achieve things in their career they perhaps never thought possible. This, combined with his ability to create a fun and engaging environment, allows those dreams to become a reality.


- Bachelor of Education

- Level A & B accredited in psychometric testing

- Qualified assessor (D32/3)

- Certificate in Life Coaching

- Certificated NLP Practitioner

- Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute

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Rosanna Machado - Executive Coach

Rosanna is formally trained as an executive coach and offers one-to-one coaching and group coaching sessions.

Rosanna has worked for event agencies, run the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant, run the G8 Summit, and now has her own consultancy working with clients on their event strategy. Throughout her career, helping people develop has been Rosanna’s greatest joy. She believes that the biggest asset of being an organiser for events has been developing her emotional intelligence and ability to improvise – something which she is keen to develop in others.

Her approach is to work with individuals to raise their self-awareness and to help them find their true purpose, which may involve stepping out of their comfort zone and breaking social norms.


- Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching

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Lara Waycot - Coach, Counsellor & HR Specialist

Lara uses her wide and varied history in HR and therapy to offer a motivated yet empathetic approach to coaching.

Having worked in HR, leading teams within small start-ups and large, international matrix organisations, Lara then retrained as a therapist where she now works supporting clients on everything from anxiety to anger management.

Lara believes that you are the expert in you. She uses coaching to help provide you with a way to find resolutions and better understand yourself, meaning you can practice new ways of being.


  • BSc Psychology, accredited by the British Psychological Association
  • PgDip Counselling and Coaching, accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Level A/B Psychometric Testing
  • Teach Mindfulness, accredited by The Complementary Medical Association
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David Preston - Development Coach & Mentor

David specialises in bringing together strategic creative thinking with proven brand storytelling.

David has achieved Level 3 Teaching and Training qualification and is a board member and mentor of the mentoring programme. He is also a coach for a number of new businesses in the UK and abroad, leading multi-disciplined teams to deliver their finest work with passion and motivation.

David is passionate about enabling everyone to be the best form of themselves. He is always on the lookout to connect people, develop people and along the way learn something new himself.


  • Level 3 Teaching Qualifications
  • Degree in Electro-Mechanical Engineering from the University of Surrey
  • Distinction in Marketing Management Practices from the Chartered Institute of Marketing
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We pride ourselves on our ability to connect with our clients and understand their individual philosophies and needs. It is this desire to create a personable experience, which promotes the simultaneous growth of a business and its staff, that is at the core of our values. If you would like to discover more about how we can specifically help you, then please get in touch via the Contact Us page.

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