Who are we?

The Leadership Team

Chris founded the charity and is Chair of Trustees. He also runs a highly successful leadership development business and has been pioneering the use of retreats and other ‘deeper learning’ practices for over 20 years.  Chris is a trained coach, counsellor and spiritual director.

Chris Blakeley

Chris founded the charity and is Chair of Trustees. He also runs a highly successful leadership development business and has been pioneering the use of retreats and other ‘deeper learning’ practices for over 20 years. Chris is a trained coach, counsellor and spiritual director.

Chris Blakeley

Chris has led the development of Crossroads for many years and is Secretary to the Trustees. Chris runs his own coaching business for people in all walks of life and specialises in using outdoor and adventure activities as a vehicle for personal growth. A trained coach, consultant  and facilitator, Chris also runs a range of programmes in the corporate sector.

Chris Spray

Chris has led the development of Crossroads for many years and is Secretary to the Trustees. Chris runs his own coaching business for people in all walks of life and specialises in using outdoor and adventure activities as a vehicle for personal growth. A trained coach, consultant and facilitator, Chris also runs a range of programmes in the corporate sector.

Chris Spray

Karen is bringing her expertise to help extend the depth and range of the crossroads offering. A certified integral coach and mindfulness practitioner, she is also Director of a Leadership Coaching and Development business.

Karen Stefanyszyn

Karen is bringing her expertise to help extend the depth and range of the crossroads offering. A certified integral coach and mindfulness practitioner, she is also Director of a Leadership Coaching and Development business.

Karen Stefanyszyn

Mary is a senior partner with PwC and a trained coach and mentor within the Firm. As well as giving her time as a Crossroads Guide, Mary is bringing her professional and business expertise as a trustee to help expand the Crossroads ministry.

Mary Monfries

Mary is a senior partner with PwC and a trained coach and mentor within the Firm. As well as giving her time as a Crossroads Guide, Mary is bringing her professional and business expertise as a trustee to help expand the Crossroads ministry.

Mary Monfries

Hilary has spent much of his working life supporting people with resources and advice for career and vocational guidance. He founded the ‘Career Companion’ service and is supporting Crossroads in this aspect of the work.

Hilary Nickell

Hilary has spent much of his working life supporting people with resources and advice for career and vocational guidance. He founded the ‘Career Companion’ service and is supporting Crossroads in this aspect of the work.

Hilary Nickell

Ann was part of the senior leadership team of one of the UK’s leading hospital groups, a £930m turnover company.  For most of her career, she has led multi-million pound healthcare businesses, managing transformational change, developing individual leaders and teams.
Ann is a trained coach and facilitator, and has over 20 years experience as a Meyers-Briggs and Firo-B practitioner.

Ann Leitch

Ann was part of the senior leadership team of one of the UK’s leading hospital groups, a £930m turnover company. For most of her career, she has led multi-million pound healthcare businesses, managing transformational change, developing individual leaders and teams. Ann is a trained coach and facilitator, and has over 20 years experience as a Meyers-Briggs and Firo-B practitioner.

Ann Leitch

The Guides Team

Chris Blakeley

Rita Edah

Rachel Woods

Hilary Nickell

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Michael Richardson

Paul Redwood

Alistair Cumming

Mary Monfries

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Ann Leitch

Chris Spray