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Meet The Team

Rachel Edwards

Rachel Edwards - Director

Rachel specialises in designing and delivering behavioural training and coaching. She is responsible for leading major BMT projects for Hollin, such as the London Underground BMT roll out which led to the Bond Street Station Upgrade project winning ICE’s 'project team of the year' in 2015. Rachel coaches some of the UK's best current leaders, as well as a number of leaders of the future. Many teams going through behavioural assessments have benefitted from Rachel’s combination of behavioural expertise and her background in the engineering and rail sectors.


Joanne Lees

Joanne Benjamin- Director

Joanne has extensive experience in developing business improvements through coaching and projects. Alongside leadership coaching, Joanne coaches internal company trainees who have gone on to successfully improve efficiency and safety in their respective businesses, including blue chip companies. Joanne led the ground-breaking safety studies in Edinburgh City Council leading to a significant improvement in safety performance and a major safety award for the City Council.


Howard Lees

Howard Lees

Howard Lees formed Hollin Consulting in 2004 after a career in Civil Engineering and Project Management, latterly in a senior position with the Bechtel Corporation. Howard now focuses on writing and coaching. His experience and expertise on BMT solutions is recognised around the world. He is the author of thirteen books designed to help people use scientific solutions to improve their performance at work and life at home. He is an entertaining and experienced public speaker, delivering presentations at international events home and abroad.


David LeesDavid Lees

David is Managing Director of Hollin NZ, delivering our services in Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Based in Christchurch, NZ, David has 15 years’ construction and design experience with Bechtel and Heathrow Airport in the UK, and URS and Cequent in NZ. David specialises in designing bespoke climate surveys, delivering, validating and reporting on the ‘the truth’ for organisations. David has been studying and teaching BMT for 10 years.

Lynn DunlopLynn Dunlop

Lynn is the Hollin editor, specialising in applying behavioural science to copywriting and editing.  She produces copy and edits documents for bids and tenders, ensuring that they are behavourally sound. She coaches leaders, and delivers training in behavioural safety. With a background in IT, Lynn provides a behavioural perspective on IT roll-outs, increasing the likelihood of a new or upgraded system being successfully rolled out.


Alison Lees

Alison Stairmand

Alison is a graduate of Manchester Metropolitan University and is a Hollin trainer with a background in teaching and education.  She has been delivering BMT safety and leadership training courses and other Hollin workshops for four years. Alison is also a behavioural coach working with senior managers across the UK. She leads the Hollin Education Project, producing materials to assist teachers to coach and get the best out of their students and peers.


Kate CoyneKate Coyne

A graduate of both Manchester and Leicester Universities, Kate is a qualified teacher and fluent French speaker with a background in sales and teaching.  She has extensive experience in industries in France. Kate is experienced in sales contracting, product development and product training as well as teaching both children and adults. Kate leads our 'cultural' team building, inductions and acclimatisation for foreign workers commencing new jobs in the UK.


 Nicola GriffithsNicola Griffiths

Nicola is our office manager, she is at the heart of running the business and also organising our events and conferences. Nicola will be happy to take your call regarding any of our services.




Richard Kazbour

Richard Kazbour

Richard Kazbour received his PhD in Behavioral Science from Western Michigan University and is certified through the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB). He has experience consulting in industries including food service, healthcare, manufacturing, and education, and has conducted research in areas including training, safety improvement, and employee performance.


Lisa Kazbour

Lisa Kazbour

Lisa Kazbour is an award-winning teacher with experience in business, health psychology, and behavioral science. She taught courses in Behavioral Health Psychology and Anatomy at Western Michigan University, where she was also heavily involved in behavioral health research and has delivered behavior based therapies to a variety of clients. 

 Bruce Faulkner   Bruce Faulkner

Bruce Faulkner uses his experience and analytic talent to help clients re-align the work environment to get discretionary effort from their employees.  During his career, he has worked on many large-scale projects and held key leadership positions in engineering, operations, and project management.


Ryan Olson

Ryan Olson

Dr. Ryan Olson is based in the Oregon Health and Science University where his research is focused on safety and health interventions for lone workers, and on behavioural self-management methods. Dr. Olson has extensive experience conducting injury prevention and health promotion research in transportation industries (aviation, bus, trucking), as well as home health care and long-term care industries.


Manny Rodriguez

Manuel 'Manny' Rodriguez

Manny has worked with organizations across the globe in human services, nuclear power, government, oil and gas, transportation, and chemical within the Fortune 1000, as well as nonprofit.  He delivers one-to-one coaching with executives and senior managers, developing and delivering engaging professional development for thousands of leaders nationally and internationally.

Sarah Schubert

Sarah Schubert

Sarah Schubert has significant experience in strategy development, account management, bid process improvement, bid delivery and client feedback for major, high profile projects for Arcadis, Atkins and Mott MacDonald. In bidding, she particularly focuses teams on identifying and articulating clear win themes which respond to the client’s needs to deliver winning bids.


 Andrea Quinn   Andrea Quinn

Andrea Quinn has a reputation for delivering significant change and improvement to organisations.  Andrea has experience in both public and private sectors, spanning engineering and construction, delivery of large capital programmes, regulated utilities, policing, IT, forensics, local government, training and environmental services.  A civil engineer by profession, she has had a number of influential roles, including CEO of the Scottish Police Authority.

Bob Cummins

Bob Cummins

Bob Cummins is a graduate of Portsmouth University and Chartered Member of IOSH.  Bob is a strategic health and safety leader with over 20 years experience in the private and public construction sectors.  He is a frequent speaker at events and conferences, including the BMT Federation, RoSPA and IOSH.  Areas of expertise include Safety Leadership & Coaching, Behavioural Management & Science, and Strategic and Business Safety Management.


John Austin

John Austin

Dr. John Austin is an internationally recognised expert in providing behaviour-based solutions to organisational challenges.  He has consulted with organisations to improve productivity and safety in various industries.  In the area of improving human performance, he has published more than 85 articles and chapters, delivered nearly 200 presentations and has published three books.


Nicole Gravina      Nicole Gravina

Dr. Nicole Gravina is an expert in behavioural science and uses behaviour-based techniques to create positive changes in organisations.  She is President-Elect of the OBM Network and on the board of advisors for the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies.  Nicole helps organisations achieve improvements in safety, leadership, employee satisfaction and engagement.  She has published numerous articles and speaks at conferences world-wide.


Allison Reynolds

Allison Reynolds

Allison Reynolds is an independent consultant who works to deliver business improvements through behaviour-based training and coaching to a wide cross-section of UK employers.  Allison uses a two-step approach of identifying the critical changes required to drive the targeted results, and then adapting the work environment to prompt and reinforce the changes.

If you would like to speak to anyone at Hollin or the BMT Federation, we will be very pleased to have a chat.  Call us on 44 (0)7788 252410 or email nicola@hollinconsulting.co.uk

Most of the members of the BMT Federation speak at conferences and events around the world.  If you need an interesting, amusing and memorable speech, just get in touch.

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