Get to know
Our People

At Chilli, our shared passion for sales and leadership training is supported by real world experience and expertise.

Our Services

Get to know us as we get to know you.

Peter Starr

Founder Pete Starr has 10 years of experience in Learning and Development, and now delivers quality, bespoke training solutions to both Blue Chip and SME companies.

Ask Pete about

  • Selling skills
  • Account management
  • First and second line sales management development
  • Leadership development
  • Performance coaching
  • Innovation for the un-innovative
  • See Pete talk to SaaS leaders about embedding change in their sales teams

Publications and qualifications:

'Seven Faces of Effective Management'
Pete is currently co-authoring a book on innovation that is written for first line managers who want to develop their innovative mindsets and activities.

Pete was featured on the Hired Trainer podcast, and is the first person to be invited back on the training business podcast for a second time. Listen to Pete talk about some of the behind the scenes of running a training business and some lessons he has learnt over the past 3 years.

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Lucy Gooderham

Lucy is a key part of giving Chilli its spice. Her marketing and customer service expertise means every person we work with is on the same page. She brings a pragmatic and focused approach to everything she does.

Ask Lucy about

  • Retail management
  • Social media
  • Marketing
  • Customer service
Jen Keay

Jen has lots of experience in HR/People roles and loves people development. Jen supports the whole team at Chilli to make things happen for our customers. She loves a plan and making sure she's delivering what we need, ahead of the game.

Ask Jen about….

  • HR, people development trends and challenge
  • Psychotherapy (she's doing her training right now)
  • Silversmithing!
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Steve Darlington

Recently qualifying as an NLP practitioner, Steve delivers high performance coaching to a range of positions in high flying businesses. With over 30 years in corporate environments under his belt, Steve understands what it takes to make business people successful people.

Ask Steve about

  • Selling skills and advanced selling skills
  • Sales team development
  • Leadership development
  • Performance management/performance coaching
  • Change management

Publications and qualifications:

Qualified NLP Practitioner – ANLP Accredited (Coaching Leaders)

Thomas International Accredited – DISC Profiling, EI FI (GIA)

Helen Tebay

Helen is an expert in the real world of sales and is a pragmatic sales trainer and coach. She has worked across industries such as manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, and technology where sales conversations (and people) can be tough.

Helen’s sales philosophy centres on getting really clear in explaining your offering, personalising value and gaining customer commitment to increase and maintain profitable revenue.

Ask Helen about….

  • Sales Coaching
  • Sales Training
  • Sales Consultancy
  • Sales Management
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Christine Poole

Chris has over 25 years of experience in both the travel and telecommunications sectors, working in senior leadership roles for blue-chip, multinational organisations such as British Airways, American Express, and BT Plc.

She has led large and successful sales teams, building a powerful reputation as an authentic and inspirational leader with natural enthusiasm and zeal.

Chris is a passionate coach and mentor who takes great joy in helping people fulfil their potential. Specifically, she enjoys helping women of all ages and experiences navigate their corporate life to find their true authentic style and ultimately become powerful, inspirational leaders.

Mike Williams

With over 20 years experience in sales, management and leadership training, Mike is a confident trainer used to working in complex environments. Having worked in finance, hospitality and retail, Mike’s a well rounded coach with a keen interest in people development.

Ask Mike about

  • Sales coaching
  • Customer service training
  • Leadership development
  • Management development
Murray Cowell

Murray is an experienced coach, particularly in reducing conflict and examining the language we use when motivating teams.

Ask Murray about

  • Collaborative negotiation
  • Executive coaching
  • Selling through customer service
  • C-Suite leadership

Now working closely with salespeople, leaders and managers, Murray combines his love of language with an outcome focused mindset to create personal growth across organisations.

Kay Littlehales

Kay is a passionate coach with over two decades of experience. Her wheelhouse is supporting individuals in undoing habits that may be holding them back from personal and professional success.

Ask Kay about

  • Leadership development
  • Women empowerment in the workplace
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Networking

Kay’s extensive experience includes projects with the Premier League, Royal Mail and Virgin Media (to name just a few!) She’s worked closely with the digital and tech sector - enriching leaders’ social and soft skills to narrow the knowledge gap.

Astrid Ennis

Building up a 30 year career history across telecoms and corporate and consumer retail, her front-line sales and development experience allows Astrid to help individuals develop their approach.

Ask Astrid about

  • Behavioural change
  • Sales management and leadership development
  • Performance consultancy
  • Facilitation skills
  • Training Design
  • Coaching

Publications and qualifications:

Qualified cognitive hypnotherapist

Certified MBTI, NLP at Master Practitioner - Institute of Sales Management

Heather Steele

Heather has over 20 years’ experience in Retail Management and Leadership and has a passion for developing individuals and teams to discover their true leadership powers and drive team engagement.

Heather is also an Internationally Qualified Life Coach; supporting people to live the life and happiness they truly want.

Talk to Heather about

  • Coaching and leadership
  • Team engagement
  • Hospitality and Retail Customer Service
  • Mindfulness
  • Jiu Jitsu – Heather is a silver medalist (don’t be too’s only at a white belt level)
Beth Grayston

Beth has a wealth of experience in the power of coaching in sales and business development, and how it can propel people towards their goals and improve overall performance.

Ask Beth about

  • Sales management
  • Leadership
  • Listening
  • Business development
  • Customer relationship management

Publications and qualifications:

Executive Leadership Coach Accredited - The Academy of Executive Coaching

Beth has over 10 years of working in sales and business development and has successfully implemented coaching cultures into companies such as Tarmac, Northgate and Saint-Gobain.

Anup Ravi

Originally from India, Anup brings global experience and cross-cultural understanding, having worked internationally as a humanitarian aid worker and as a marine engineer, leading teams from all around the world in conflict settings, in natural disaster response, and at sea.

With over 17 years of experience as a leader in both national and international organizations and as an ICF accredited coach, Anup supports his clients to move outside their comfort zone and push themselves beyond their fears, to develop a vision that fosters courage and accelerates growth. Anup has experience working both in the not-for-profit and corporate sectors. He’s a great listener, skilled at guiding and enabling people to maximize their potential through a structured coaching process and can truly relate to so many of the challenges that people in evolving circumstances can face.

Ask Anup about

  • Systemic team coaching
  • Conflict mediation
  • Leadership development
  • Team facilitation
  • Emergency response
  • Performance coaching
  • Wild swimming and deep-sea diving
Izzi Kawczynski

Izzi is a leadership and sales coach who guides leaders and teams through individually crafted coaching programs. She has over sixteen years of relevant experience in sales, recruitment, training and people management. She's also a certified “brain-based” coach, an approach rooted in contemporary neuroscience.

Izzi uses her skills in infectious enthusiasm, storytelling and engaging others, and her passion for delivering empowering coaching sessions to help leaders and specialists become more self-aware, implement positive changes in their lives and find the humor in all situations.

An environment that is flexible, creative, collaborative and people-orientated works best for her.

Becky Hayman

Becky is an experienced sales coach who specialises in clear and powerful communication skills. She uses her time spent in various sales roles along with her training experience to guide and support salespeople, teams and leaders. Improving their knowledge, skills, mindset and habits to stretch performance and reach their personal goals.

Becky is passionate about sales being something that can be a win-win for everyone. Being in sales is not about pushiness or manipulation, but communicating authentically and effectively.

Ask Becky about

  • Selling With Integrity
  • Account Management
  • Exceptional Customer Service
  • Sales Processes
  • Sales Communication
Marvin Iseghehi

Marvin is a well versed Sales Coach who is passionate in self development and in building powerful influence skills. With years of experience in both B2C & B2B selling and coaching, he’s able to support salespeople, teams and their leaders. A key focus is in cultivating habits that change mindsets & grow people’s skills to drive performance and reach their personal and professional goals.

Ask Marvin about

  • Selling with Integrity
  • Sales Leadership
  • Self Leadership
  • Performance Coaching
  • Bio hacks for consistent energy

Nick Page

Nick Page is a creatively curious and skilful enabler of individuals, teams and organisations. Passionate about increasing impact through personal fulfilment, his foundation of 30 years in fast paced tech coupled with a deep level of human understanding makes him both a highly pragmatic and deeply empathetic facilitator and coach.

Are you a future Chilli team member?

We are always open for a chat with new trainers, designers, marketers or anyone who can add value to our team.

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