Mayvin - A specialist Leadership and Organisational Development company
Mayvin /‘meIvIn/ def: [also Maven - Yiddish/Hebrew]: ‘trusted expert in a particular field’
Martin Saville is a consultant, facilitator and coach who combines a strong leadership background with specific expertise in leadership and Organisational Development (OD), group dynamics and personal development. He is co-founder of Mayvin, a consultancy specialising in the development of high potential, and works as an Associate for London Business School and CIPD. He is passionate about unleashing potential, helping individuals, teams and organisations to do things that they could never have dreamed possible. Formerly Director of Strategic Planning and Operations at London Business School, Martin has a degree in Classics and an MBA. He also has a grounding in psychotherapy and counselling and is certified as a Somatic Coach. His early career was in the performing arts.
Much of Martin’s time is spent helping organisations and teams to develop leadership capacity, and helping individual leaders to build emotional intelligence, resilience, authenticity and impact. In the OD arena, he designs and delivers OD initiatives, providing consultancy and supporting clients in developing their own OD capacity. An experienced facilitator, he has worked with top teams and Boards, facilitating learning sets, developing strategy and building team effectiveness. Martin has worked with organisations in a wide variety of sectors, ranging from finance and industry to health, the arts, local government and higher education. His early career was in performing arts management.
James Traeger is a Leadership and Organisational Development Specialist with extensive practical delivery and teaching experience. Following a prize-winning stint in theatre production, and senior management in the Photographic Industry, from 1996-2006 he ran his own consulting business, with clients including Barclaycard, the Metropolitan Police Service, Newham NHS Trust, Surrey County Council, Thus Plc and the University of Cambridge. He created the Navigator Men’s Development Programme with the Springboard Consultancy, and won acclaim for his work on the Metropolitan Police’s ‘gender agenda’.
In 2006, James joined Roffey Park as a Senior Consultant. He won some notable client contracts for Roffey, including that of a global steel outsourcing and manufacturing business, for whom he co-developed two leadership programmes, involving over 150 people internationally. In 2010 after four years, he left Roffey Park, and completed a PhD in Action Research at the University of Bath, using storytelling to explore the relationship between masculinity and the work of an organisational consultant. He is a Research Fellow of the Ashridge Business School Centre for Action Research, and also supervises on the Ashridge doctoral programme.
James lives in East Molesey in Surrey, where he is Vice-chair of Governors of his childrens’ former infant school, which was recently graded by OFSTED as ‘outstanding’.
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“As a result of Mayvin coaching, the change in the personal style and impact of the coachee has been quite remarkable. He has modified his personal style significantly though clear personal development goals and as a result is able to facilitate change effectively and professionally. His reputation in the company has improved to the point where senior managers have recognised that he is now able to take on enhanced responsibility. I am delighted that so few sessions have led to such a dramatic improvement and feel that Mayvin have provided excellent value for money.”
Dr. Andrea Pellagram, Technical Services Manager (Hills Group)
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