Built on trust, honesty and respect, fuelled
by a passion for transformational development
At Grey Panther Management, we’re passionate about finding the very best way to support and develop your leaders and their teams. We believe in taking a truly personal approach and working in partnership with you to get deep under your business’ skin to understand you and your people, to create powerful, truly transformational training, facilitation and executive coaching packages that are a perfect fit for you and your budget.
We deliver a refreshingly different approach to leadership and team development, coaching and facilitation and leave no stone unturned to ensure we develop the right solution for you.
Grey Panther Management was founded by Gary and Lottie Skuthe-Cook in 2005 when they saw an opportunity to bring their passion for delivering excellence to the world of leadership development. In doing so, they created a thriving, values-based consultancy that continues to go the extra mile to provide an outstanding, genuinely transformational client experience.
As Grey Panther Management has evolved, we’ve retained a deep commitment to proactively challenging the status quo at every turn to ensure our clients receive world-leading, truly bespoke leadership and team development solutions.
It’s so good to meet you, and thank you for giving me a moment to introduce myself.
There’s been a lot of talk so far about a passionate commitment to supporting and developing your leaders and your teams.
I pride myself on delivering perfectly tailored transformational training and coaching solutions to bring lasting change to your business, and I’m sure by now, you’ll want to see how my experience and credentials back all these promises up.
So, just for a moment, let’s talk about my background and training:
While working in the corporate world for 15 years, I successfully held director roles responsible for quality and standards, business development, sales and operations.
I’ve worked for almost 20 years as an independent consultant supporting a diverse range of businesses, from SMEs to large multinational organisations across global markets and a wide range of industry sectors.
Based in the UK, I’ve worked cross-culturally with teams worldwide.
I’m Swedish, and I’m also fluent in English and German, in terms of both language and culture.
And in terms of accreditations,
I’ve been busy…
I’m a certified NLP Master Practitioner, a certified NLP Master Coach and an accredited Professional Certified Coach (PCC) by the ICF with well over 1000 accumulated coaching hours.
I’m a member of the ICF (International Coaching Federation), the AC (Association for Coaching) and the EMCC (European Mentoring and Coaching Council).
I’m accredited for DISC personality profiling and Hogan Assessment Systems personality profiling.
I’m also qualified in Hogan 360, aps Reflections 360 and aps High Performing Team Assessment.
I'm certified in the Dynamics of High Performing Teams with Management Dynamics.
I’m a qualified 5 Behaviours of a Cohesive Team facilitator.
I’m certified to conduct StandOut Results feedback and Coach to the TMBC model.
I’m trained in part I of "Essentials of Systemic Coaching and Constellations" (John Wittington).
I’m also trained in “Unlocking EQ” with sixseconds – the Emotional Intelligence Network.
And just to prove it’s not all work and no play around here...
...I’m a Certified LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Facilitator!
But I’m proud of being so much more than the letters after my name.
The real difference I make to your organisation comes from the time I spend building powerful working relationships with your people. My warmth, my energy and my empathy are my trademarks, which I use to get to know you and your people at the deepest level. This lets me deliver truly transformational, tailor-made leadership and team development, coaching and facilitation solutions that are a perfect fit for your business.
And building those relationships, and delivering the powerful work I’m known for, is all upheld by my unwavering commitment to my core values of trust, honesty and respect. I live and breathe these values, they’re at the heart of everything I do, and I thrive when I work with clients who value the same.
GREY PANTHER MANAGEMENT'S VALUES
Everything starts with trust. Without trust, we cannot develop powerful relationships. If we don’t have trust, we second guess each other, we hold back, which stops real change.
Honesty must prevail, no matter how hard it is to speak the truth. Real value cannot be added unless all parties are honest with each other. Like trust, it’s the foundation that lies at the heart of the transformational results I achieve with my clients.
Listening is the cornerstone of effective change. And listening with respect to others’ opinions is essential when teams and their leaders are looking to manifest long-lasting, effective change. The doors must always be held open, conversation channels must never be shut down, and I achieve that by respecting other people’s views.
is the process through which children, families and communities identify and overcome the obstacles that prevent them from living life in all its fullness. - World Vision.
Stemming from these values comes my pride in meeting any promises I make to you. Working with you, either on my own or with my team of handpicked, trusted associates, I’ll tailor-make a solution that works perfectly for you and your people, and I’ll always go the extra mile to deliver an excellent customer experience, on time and budget.
Special thanks to the artist and friend Mike Dowman, who presented this watercolour painting of the Grey Panther to Lottie on her 50th birthday. Mike and his family have shown unwavering support to Lottie in her mission to uphold Gary’s legacy.
WHY GREY PANTHER MANAGEMENT?
The idea for Grey Panther Management came from our company’s co-founder, Gary. He loved the panther’s elegance and admired how this graceful animal balanced its natural poise with its unpredictable, explosive power and instinct to hunt. And he'd also turned grey (or as he preferred to say, silver!)
In 2005, Gary died, but Lottie made it her mission to uphold his legacy by committing to growing and nurturing Grey Panther Management, a business that responds elegantly to any situation we find ourselves in, gracefully accepts and relishes the challenges of uncertainty and responds powerfully and intentionally in unpredictable times.
GET IN TOUCH
So, now you know a bit more about me, I’d love to meet you!
Let’s set up a call to discuss how I could support you and your business. Just click the button below.