Our people are all practitioners of many years' standing who have learned for themselves how to work effectively and efficiently in times of change, challenge and diminishing resources.


Ian Mitchell and Siân Lumsden:
Siân has spent a career developing executive and emerging leaders in both public and private sectors whilst Ian has worked at executive level in the financial sector for over 30 years. Together we are Eighty20Focus.


Ian Mitchell MA, PGCert Coach Supervision

Ian holds both a MA in ‘Coaching Leaders through Transition and Change’ and a PG Certificate in Coach Supervision from the University of Chester. He is both a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management and Association of Coaching (AC) Accredited Executive Coach.

His areas of expertise are in:

  • One to one Executive Coaching
  • Coach Supervision
  • Coach Development & Training
  • Leadership Team Coaching
  • Executive Pre-retirement coaching

To read Ian’s full CV click here




Siân Lumsden PGCert Business and Personal Coaching

Siân holds a PG Certificate in Business, Personal and Executive Coaching from the University of Chester and is a Qualified Team Coach (Barefoot Coaching).

Creator of our Connectivity Individual and Team Coaching tool, Siân’s areas of expertise are in:

  • One to one Executive Coaching
  • Leadership Team Coaching
  • Service Delivery Team Coaching
  • Career Coaching
  • Coaching Women in Leadership

To read Siân’s full CV click here



Claire Davey (Visiting Tutor ILM Level 7 Cert/Dip for Executive and Senior Level Coaches and Mentors)

Having been until recently Head of Coaching and Leadership Development at Deloitte UK, Claire now works both in her own practice and as a partner in the highly innovative Latitude Six – a team of highly experienced professionals working within the fields of coaching, therapeutic and project delivery in a way that is, in their own words “enabling freedom for scope of thought & action’, so our clients achieve more and go further.’

Claire brings to our programme a deep systemic understanding of coaching and mentoring and their place within a professionally focused organisation.  Her day seminar contributes significantly to our students’ understanding – whilst perhaps more importantly, her friendship contributes even more significantly to our lives.



Jess Hood (Executive Coach)

Jess holds an ILM Level 7 Diploma in Executive Coaching and Mentoring and is working towards becoming and Accredited Executive Coach with the Association for Coaching. Jess has over 10 years experience working in the Healthcare sector including Primary Care and community NHS settings.

Jess’s background includes operational management of a number of clinical services, business development including procurement and commercial contract management.

Jess is moving to Brazil with her husband later in 2019 and is looking forward to extending her coaching portfolio to international clients.



Andrew Brown (Associate Coach)

Andrew holds a Practitioner’s Diploma in Executive Coaching from the Association of Executive Coaching (UK), a PG Dip in Advanced Studies in Education (QUB) and the Professional Qualification for Headship (NI) awarded by the Department of Education’s Regional Training Unit. With thirty years’ experience in the education system ,including several as Vice-Principal of a large school in N Ireland,

Andrew is the ILM approved Assessor for our Level 7 programme, whilst offering specialist coaching in the education sector to school headmasters and members of their leadership teams predominately through his ‘day job’ as Education Adviser via Education Authority NI. .



Jane Nart (Intern Coach)

Currently training to become an Executive Coach, Jane also works as our Practice Co-ordinator.

Following a long ago period as Exec Assistant to Ian in the late1980s, Jane left Belfast to lead and develop individuals and teams carrying out community programmes in Amsterdam. On returning to Ireland some ten years later she and her husband set up an Estate Agency firm – a role she juggled alongside co-ordinating their family of four growing children and teenagers!

Always keen to increase her pro bono trainee coaching hours, Jane can be contacted on jane@eighty20focus.com if you would like to arrange a session,