Dominic Turnbull, 38, has over 14 years experience in management consultancy and has worked all over the world delivering and implementing company-wide programmes and personalised executive coaching. He currently works with leaders and teams in some of the world's leading blue chip organisations.
Aged 16 Dominic embarked on a career of a somewhat different note! He studied at The Royal College of Music where he achieved two diplomas. As a young man he travelled all over Europe from Sweden to Portugal, Ireland to East Germany with The Corps Of Army Music. Primarily he worked as a professional musician but in times of war Dominic turned his hand to that of medic helping to treat and repair injured soldiers suffering from gun shot and shrapnel wounds. He served in the first Gulf War and was in active service in Northern Ireland.
In '93, Dominic decided it was time for a change and set his sights on a completely new path. In his words, "If there's something I want to do, I just go out there and do it!" He spent the next couple of years training and developing in management consultancy courses across the UK learning working skills, communication and counselling skills (TA, Gestalt and Landmark Forum). At the end of his training he joined The McLane Group as a senior consultant. Dominic now works with major accounts such as Unilever and is instrumental to the growth of the company. He has worked hard in the evolution of The Merlin FactorTM, which is an approach owned by The Group and underpins many of the projects in which they are engaged.
A people person, Dominic has an active interest in society and different cultures, an interest which has placed his work all over the world and lead to the development of the European business. He has gained wide experience in leading development initiatives in which a variety of partnering consultancies are involved, for example the Ignite Teams programme which included consultants from five different organisations. Dominic's consistent focus in his work is in getting leaders to see that continued learning, dialogue, coaching and feedback are at the heart of effective leadership and he inspires individuals and teams to bring this fierce practise into their culture in order to deliver commercial success.
In addition to his role in The McLane Group, Dominic saw that having his consulting more accessible to clients massively helps with sustainable transformation and business performance. It is for this reason that he created the Merlin Navigator. As a new venture, the Merlin Navigator is in high demand.
Dominic lives in Twickenham, is married with 2 children and values his family time (however he always makes time for his team Tottenham Hotspur!). His lifetime dream is to own a luxury yacht and to sail it around the world.
Charlie has been an organizational development consultant for 40 years. He is married with five children and four grandchildren and lives in Windermere, Florida. His passion is in stimulating possibility thinking and helping leaders and groups do what they are capable of, and not just what they do.
Dr. Smith is author of the Merlin Factor, Leadership for Strategic Intent and numbers of articles on leadership, coaching and breakthrough thinking. He is a Strategic Partner in the McLane Group and is currently writing a book, "Thinking from the Future, Myths of the Navigator Guild." Charlie has worked with leaders in corporations, associations and government agencies throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. His work has involved companies, agencies and industries and schools, as well as teams, manufacturing plants and union management groups.
Dr. Smith was Visiting Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at Sir George Williams University in Montreal and taught at the McGill University School of Education and the McGill Centre for Management Education. He also has a certificate in Gestalt Methods from the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland.
He is a graduate of the Boston Public Latin School, and holds a Bachelors' degree in Social Relations from Harvard College, a Masters' from the Harvard Business School, and a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Case Western Reserve University.
Client organizations have included Ernst and Young; BakeMark Ltd. Kingston Communications; Damovo Ltd; A.T. Kearney; The Rover Group; Land Rover Ltd.; Perkins Engines Technology Ltd; Perkins Engines International Ltd; Unipoly Ltd; Campbell Soup of Canada; The Rouse Company; Forensic Technologies International; Marion Merrell Dow; Merck & Company; Derlan Industries; International Nickel Company; Steinberg's, Inc; Canadian Liquid Air; Caterpillar Corporation; The Toronto Globe and Mail; The Environmental Protection Agency; The U.S. Department of Commerce; : The U.S. Air Force; United Kingdom Ministry of Defence, Michigan Consolidated Gas Company; Masco Corporation; Olin Paper; The Southwest Electricity Board, The National Wholesale Druggist Association; The Industrial Distribution Association; Search for Common Ground: engineering and manufacturing divisions of Procter and Gamble; Eastern Michigan University; Search For Common Ground; IBM; Cunard-Ellerman Ltd., and Landmark Graphics.
Dr. Smith has served on Boards of Directors for the Foundation for Mid-East Communication and the National Peace Institute Foundation. He co-founded the Middle Road Foundation for Native American Youth in Taos, New Mexico, and is a past President of the Harvard-Radcliffe Club of New Mexico. He is currently on the Board of the Aerospace Technology Working Group. His book, The Merlin Factor: Keys to the Corporate Kingdom, has been translated into Chinese and Romanian and is jointly published by Gower Publishing in Great Britain and Kairos Productions of Windermere, Florida. He has also written numbers of other articles on personal and organization development, including "The Merlin Factor: Creating Ambassadors from the Future", "Explainers Anonymous", "Mentoring Leaders with Vision", "Board Dialogue as a Path to Competitive Advantage" and "Who Stole My Synergy" and King's Counsel.
Tony Turnbull, 66, has experience spanning over 3 decades of line management in the consumer products industry. Having worked with leading global companies such as Procter & Gamble in the Supply Chain, Human Resources and Product Launch functions, he built a very solid landing base for his consulting.
In 1995, Tony went on to found Management Consultancy The McLane Group, (alongside five other partners), and the company now operates globally. As Senior Partner, Owner and Chairman of The McLane Group, Tony is at the forefront of the company inventing new leadership approaches that keep himself and his clients performing beyond their capabilities. He developed The Merlin FactorTM, alongside the original creator Charles Smith and has played a fundamental role in its evolution. The Merlin FactorTM is an approach owned by The Group and underpins many of the projects in which they are engaged.
A natural communicator, Tony has worked closely with individuals, small groups of 5 -12 and large groups of 30 to 300. In his own words, he likes "pulling the rug on my own and others thinking" and believes there is always another breakthrough available for you in how you engage and work/live with others - even at 66! With his experience and insight at every level of business, he brings a balance of compassion, understanding and no-nonsense challenge to those who set their sights on world-class performance.
Tony lives in Cheshire and is married with 3 children and 4 grandchildren. In his spare time he has a keen interest in Astronomy, Golf and enjoys playing the piano.