People Inclusive
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    Inspire people
    and improve performance

    A radically common sense approach to developing your people

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    Leadership programmes
    Executive coaching
    Training
    Employee engagement

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  • Who we are

    “When we contacted Carolyn, we needed a seasoned pro to help us make sense of some pretty complex issues to enable us to continue our growth successfully. From our first meeting she ‘sussed out’ our challenges incredibly quickly and has enabled us to crystallize and implement a plan of action that we had been battling with for quite some time.” Alex Bobba European Operations Director, BPA Corporate Facilitation Ltd

    “Carolyn is thoroughly professional and excellent at any piece of work she undertakes. I have enormous respect for her knowledge and integrity and trust her implicitly.” Dee Wilkinson SW Coaching

    Carolyn Hooker is Director and founder of People Inclusive and is a highly experienced business consultant specialising in everything companies need to do to get the best from their people. Her results are in achieving prosperity and growth and she advises CEO’s and senior managers in large and small companies across the SW. Her expertise lies in identifying simple, pragmatic solutions to seemingly complex problems and then advising, motivating, training and coaching people to reach their goals. With a successful track record in consultancy, business diagnostics, management development and coaching she is regularly approached to deliver solutions which require intelligent thinking and quick results.

    Carolyn was a manager for the professional services firm Grant Thornton in London, she is an Associate of the Centre for Leadership Studies at Exeter University Business School.  At the beginning of her career she spent 12 years with two internationally renowned Business Schools, Henley Management College and the Open University Business School and then became one of the first Account Managers for a new public/private e-learning company Learndirect where she was responsible for £2.5m of learning contracts. She is known for having a long and productive association with Investors in People and spent over 10 years as an Ambassador for the National Training Awards.

    After training as a Co-active® Coach with the Coaches Training Institute in London in 2005, she regularly coaches for companies and individual clients. Carolyn prides herself in getting results in improved performance, business thinking and leadership skills.

    Carolyn is an accomplished speaker and co-authored her first book on management development in the early 1990s. Her most recent publication was in 2011.

    Carolyn has a Masters Degree in Management, is a member of the International Coaching Federation, a Fellow of CIPD and the Royal Society of Arts. She also spent many years on the Devon and Cornwall branch committee of the CIPD. In her spare time she likes skiing, travelling and yoga.

    People Inclusive has collaborated with other companies including:


    IBP’s expert team of Business Development Managers, Consultants and Specialists enables organisations to build success and competitive advantage through the alignment of people with business direction and objectives. IBP’s management consultancy, innovative products, solutions and online applications can be used strategically or tactically to improve people and business performance.


    South West Coaching offers high quality coaching that can really empower you to achieve the results you want. Coaching offers the space and reflection for self-development, alongside a supportive relationship that enables you to remove the blocks that are keeping you stuck.


    Exeter Leadership Consulting is a consulting company which partners with clients to improve performance and results by assessing and developing leadership capability and capacity in their organisations. We focus on client’s business strategies and then work with them on pathways to unlock people’s potential to achieve the required business outcomes.