Mike has worked with Managers, Executives and Directors for over 25 years, assisting them with a variety of management, leadership and change challenges. He is the author of numerous articles, and has spoken at many conferences including; "The Leadership Imperative" - article 2000; Key Differentiator for Business Success" - The Commonwealth Institute and "Reinventing the Role of the Manager - Ambassadors, Leaders and Winners" - The Retail Management Academy. Mike also leads " The Retail Masters Forum" at the Said Business School, Oxford
In 2001 Mike was one of the founding Directors of Momentum Development and subsequently, in 2008, set up Momentum Results LLP with Sue Kluss, who he has worked with for over 20 years. Previously Mike was Chief Executive of the Development Associates Group Ltd; a subsidiary of the global accountancy firm Deloitte. He joined as a Senior Consultant in 1987, progressing to Managing Consultant and then Chief Executive in 1997.
Prior to his consultancy career Mike held HR and Management Development positions with The Prudential, Luton BC/Airport and Tesco.
Sue has worked in consultancy since 1990 and is well known for her facilitation and development work with Directors, Executives and Managers at all levels. She works across a variety of business sectors and has particular expertise within the retail and service environments, earning an enviable reputation for her expertise in behavioral and leadership development and for the integrity that she brings to her work.
Sue builds strong partner relationships with clients, getting close to their business, enabling her to ensure that development responses are specifically focussed on the needs of individuals and teams and drive real perfomance improvement and ROI for the business overall.
Sue first worked with Mike Parkes when she was a Consultant, Senior Consultant and latterly Business Manager, in the Development Associates Group Ltd; a subsidiary of the global accountancy firm Deloitte. In 2001 she was a founding Director of Momentum Development and subsequently, in 2008, Mike and Sue set up Momentum Results LLP. Sue's career started with Marks and Spencer where she worked in Commercial and HR Management and Management Development
Derek has spent the last thirty five years managing, leading and developing teams, managers and executives. He has worked on leadership and organisational development with some of the largest businesses around. As a former captain of the Scottish Hockey team he continues to develop leaders, on and off the field of play for the Scottish Hockey Association. He also talks annually at the Association of Project Managers Conference; covering areas such as “Negotiating with and Leading difficult people,” and “Leading Stakeholders when you have no Power.” He has been published many times and was the “Agony Uncle” for the forces magazine ‘Pathfinder’ wherein he guided ex-services employees into management and leadership roles in civilian life.
He has been working with Momentum Results for over fifteen years. Prior to that he spent 15 years in Retail Operations with B&Q before setting up their University. Derek is known for his practical approach to development, seeing it from the user’s perspective. He has worked in the USA, across Europe and the Far-East
David is a very experienced consultant in the areas of; leadership development; interpersonal skills development; 1 to 1 coaching, with particular interest in individual's new to leadership roles, and the development of engagement processes and practices to which he brings a robust cross-discipline approach . He has led operating units and senior teams in Marks and Spencer, on a single and multi site basis, and brings this extensive leadership and commercial expertise to his assignments.
David is a challenging and supportive facilitator of groups and individuals. He has an intuitive and empathetic approach with strong counselling skills and experience
Momentum Results was formed by two highly experienced development consultants Mike Parkes and Sue Kluss.
Their credibility rests with their ability to take on and fulfill a variety of challenges however, they will only agree to undertake work where they know they can add value.
Working with Mike and Sue are a talented team of associates with a range of business experience and development expertise
- We understand the commercial need to drive business performance through engaging people.
- We focus on the issues that will make a real difference to business performance.
- We design practical and realistic solutions that reflect client's needs.
- We understand what the effective leadership of people and their performance requires.
- We enable clients to achieve more for themselves rather than creating dependency on us.
- We create true partnerships with clients based on a real understanding of their business.
- We enable individuals to take responsibility for their behaviour, development and performance.
The Momentum Team
Dr Chris Hutton
Sadly in August 2013 our great friend and colleague Chris Hutton passed away. Chris will always be fondly remembered by all he worked with for his unique style, tremendous knowledge and humour.
Caroline has extensive experience as a Consultant and for many years prior to this, as a Manager. Her expertise lies in her ability to deliver practical solutions to address everyday business issues. She is extremely versatile and able to relate quickly to the challenges faced at every level of management, from the Board to the front line, enabling individual Managers to face up to and address their challenges constructively and with skill, energy and resolve.
Caroline is skilled at recognising and responding to individual business' needs to do things differently and often uniquely, within their environments and she specialises in enabling individuals and teams to consider their impact and effectiveness and adapt the ways in which they operate to get the best results for themselves, their teams and their business overall. Caroline has specific expertise in developing engagement skills within organisations and achieves results through group work and personal coaching
Philip has over 20 years consultancy experience working across most industry sectors and at all management levels. His work centres on helping people to gain a greater appreciation of their natural qualities and impact on others; he uses this as the basis for targetted and sustained work-based development
As part of his work Phil uses psychometric questionnaires to gain deeper insight into underlying personality. Combining this with his experience of working with many varied individuals, he writes bespoke Personal Development Profiles which offer hypotheses about likely behavioral patterns and personal impact and raise challenging development questions. These thought provoking reports provide an excellent stimulus for rigorous development conversations leading to robust personal development plans
Phil's work with individuals extends to teams, where he uses team members' individual profile data to complete a detailed analysis of team chemistry producing a Team Development Profile. This highlights likely team behaviour patterns and raises development questions about those dynamics with might support or prevent high performance teamwork
Jill has extensive experience as a consultant in facilitating the management of change within organisations. She uses her communication and problem solving expertise to design innovative engagement improvement programmes and skills development initiatives for Managers enabling them to support their teams through change and have sustained impact and influence within their business
Additionally Jill has particular expertise in the design of business focused, practical, Performance Management Processes and she helps businesses to embed the Management of Performance as an integral and integrated part of everyday working practice.
Jill has extensive skills as a Coach, Facilitator, Developer and HR Consultant gained through working; across a variety of business sectors; with Directors, Executives and Managers at all levels and through her own experiences as a Line Manager in HR, she has also worked both as a Chair and Assessor on Development and Assessment Centres