About Zestfor

Zestfor specialises in developing Training programmes and resources scientifically tailored for technical markets – including Pharmaceutical, IT, and Life Sciences.  Our blend of in-classroom, online, and virtual live-stream delivery methods will engage and assure even the most introverted team members from the first meeting – whether face-to-face or virtually.

We can provide development solutions to flexibly meet the needs of every team and its individuals – any time, any place – to enable continuous high-impact learning even when the team is not physically together.

Insightful, energetic, and approachable – the Zestfor team is made up of carefully selected accredited trainers with track records of yielding dynamic performance improvement results in challenging technical environments.

Our Skills

  • Leadership Development
  • Management Development
  • Personal Development
  • Team Building
  • Change Management
  • Coaching
  • Facilitation
  • Performance Management
  • Development Planning
  • HR Business Partnering

The Team

Julia Carter (MRPharmS, MCIPD)
Julia Carter (MRPharmS, MCIPD)Director, Zestfor Ltd.
Julia has over 25 years’ experience in the blue-chip corporate world with more than 20 years’ in learning and development roles. She has designed and delivered management and employee development programmes for all levels of employees including Senior Managers and Directors throughout the UK and Europe, and across the globe.

Julia is a hands on, highly motivating training professional and coach who passionately believes every individual can be the person they really want to be when they are given the right tools, support and direction to get there.

Qualifications & Accreditations: Motivational Maps® Licensed Practitioner, Certified Online Learning Facilitator, Insights® Licensed Practitioner, Certified Career Coach, CIPD qualified in CTP, Strengthscope® Practitioner, EQ-i 2.0 /EQ 360 Certification, Belbin, MBTI, MRPharmS – Qualified Pharmacist, and BPharm(Hons) – Bachelor of Pharmacy, King’s College, London.

Lisa Scott
Lisa ScottOperations Manager
With over 24 years’ technical experience in IT roles and 4 years’ operational experience in marketing and training sectors, Lisa Scott is a perfect fit to manage operations at Zestfor. For those of you with an understanding of Insights Discovery, Lisa’s work style preference is blue/green which means she is great at the detail, is focused and a good problem solver. Supporting our virtual team with operational projects and helping our clients to co-ordinate training sessions, Lisa is affectionately known as Zestfor’s virtual guardian angel.
Jo Bonsey
Jo BonseyAssociate
With over 20 years’ experience working with Blue Chip companies, Jo started her career in the medical field of the pharmaceutical industry specialising in Clinical Data Management and Medical Information. This led on to a career in sales, followed by several years as a sales and communications skills trainer, before taking on an opportunity to design, set up and subsequently manage a Customer Care Centre. It was during this time that Jo’s passion for performance and personal development really ignited, as did a curiosity for how individuals and organisations approach change, which meant becoming a training and development consultant was a natural next step. Jo enjoys facilitating interactive workshops which encourage participants to share experience and explore different perspectives. She is an NLP Master Practitioner, a accredited Social Styles and Change Style Indicator facilitator and had a BTEC Level 3 Award in Change Management.

Customers have included many of the major pharmaceutical companies, NHS, on line travel agents, media buying agencies and consumer and market research companies.

Cath Daley
Cath DaleyAssociate
Cath has over 25 years’ experience as a Senior Leader, Speaker, Trainer and Coach working with professionals from a variety of sectors including pharmaceutical, digital and IT, technical and project management. She has a proven track record of providing inspirational leadership coaching and persuasive communication training to thousands of people both nationally and internationally.
Her passion is helping leaders to overcome whatever is holding them back and unleash their untapped potential so that they can be the best they can be. She has the great ability to enable others to get rid of their limitations so that they utilise their natural talents and abilities to the full developing true independence and self- reliance in high performing teams.
Qualifications & Accreditations: Internationally Certified NLP Trainer and ICF Accredited Coach, Advanced Diplomas in Executive and Leadership Coaching, Qualified Master Results Coach, Certified Advanced Skills Teacher and Trainer, B.Sc. (Hons) in Physics, P.G.C.E.
Catriona McMahon
Catriona McMahonAssociate
Catriona has almost 30 years’ experience of working in healthcare, initially as a physician in the NHS, and subsequently in the pharmaceutical Industry. Before leaving the Industry to focus on Executive Coaching, she was a national Medical Director of a global pharmaceutical company. Now she focuses on helping others, especially physicians and scientists in the industry, to enhance their performance, to strengthen their relationships and to address the challenges that they (may or may not) recognise are holding them back from achieving their full potential.

She is dual certified Executive and Organisational Coach (Institute of Learning and Management and Ashridge Business School), and is currently in the dissertation year of the Ashridge Masters in Executive Coaching. She is an NLP Master Practitioner, and a British Psychology Society accredited administrator of psychometric assessments.

Finally, she remains just as passionate about healthcare as the day she started her Medical training, and is a Non-Executive Director within a large Foundation Trust; and continues to support the industry as the Lead Industry Member for Scottish Medicines Consortium.

Dr Catherine Evans Joines
Dr Catherine Evans JoinesExecutive Coach and Trainer
Catherine has over 20 years’ experience working internationally in the life science sector, for and with some of the world’s major scientific and (bio)pharmaceutical companies in a variety of research and commercial customer-facing roles. The last 10+ years were predominantly in field-based roles, working remotely from the main business hub in virtual teams which spanned the globe. She has had a rare insight into different cultures and working practices in many organisations and how they can enable or disable effective leadership. Deciding to explore this further, led Catherine on a journey into professional training development and executive coaching.

Catherine is an Executive Coach and Trainer passionate about equipping those working globally and across virtual or remote teams with the tools to be more effective and step up into leadership, so that they and their organisations can flourish and thrive without burning out their most important asset, themselves!

Qualifications and Accreditations:
Accredited Certified Coach (ACC) and member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), Certified Professional Coach (Advanced Coach Training with the International Coach Academy); One of Many Certified Women’s Coach and Trainer, PhD in Chemistry from University of York

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