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Pam Bateson,
CEo & FOunder

Pam began her career in J Sainsbury’s and then the NHS, before training in lean engineering and applying these principles in manufacturing. Pam has designed and run leadership and change programmes in the NHS so has first hand knowledge on what is needed for this project. Pam first qualified as a coach in 1998 , becoming a master coach in 2003, and set up her own management consultancy, Zinnia Consulting in 1999 focusing on training coaches and mentors to a high level.

Zinnia offered coaching, training and organisational development services to businesses including St Andrews University, Ogilvy and Mather, News Inc and Unigate. Pam’s work is known for putting the real conversations in the room and helping organisations identify and improve the core aspects of the business that need changing. Many of the leaders she has worked with have implemented significant personal and professional change.

She founded Thrive Partners in 2015 with a vision to democratise coaching. She believes that we have a responsibility to listen and learn from all the daily conversations that take place, and use this careful listening to make changes to make people's work and personal lives happier, healthier, easier and more productive.

Pam is a Commissioner representing Entrepreneurs for The Legatum Institute’s Global Index of Economic Openness, and travelled the world as part of the Mayor of London’s International Business Programme. She has given keynote speeches at events that include Women of Silicon Roundabout and HR Vision.

SPEaking Opportunities

Pam has delivered keynote speeches and contributed to panels on topics including:

  • The future of learning

  • Being an entrepreneur

  • Women in technology

  • The power of great conversations

Pam speaking at the Legatum Institute’s Global Index of Economic Openness conference, October 2018 (from 21:30)