HWB Ninjas

HWB Inspiration was co-founded by Su Fowler-Johnson and Claire Harris, long-term colleagues and business owners who share a passion for keeping people happy, healthy, and in work. You can read more about their individual areas of expertise below by clicking on each tab.

Su is the co-founder of HWB Inspiration and founder of PACE ltd.

She has gained significant senior management experience in both the public and private sectors; she has worked in academia, general practice, the NHS, the Department of Health, and in private sector consultancy.

Su’s NHS career path led her to various senior roles in strategic organisations. She has focused her expertise on: workforce planning; education commissioning; organisation development and quality; change management; leadership development; and reform across the public sector.

As a consultant Su has taken the lead on a range of large-scale consultancy projects that have spanned change programmes including: clinical engagement in response to NHS reforms; service and workforce redesign to align workforce service and financial planning; and international evaluation, developing regional frameworks to support strategic alliances and partnership working. She has always been able to bring her experience in the private sector to support businesses in their development and functionality.

Su also has experience working with boards and senior teams, designing interventions to support changes in: services; culture, team & organisational resilience; and leadership. Her client list includes the NHS, local government, the police, and voluntary sector organisations.

Su has over 500 hours of coaching experience. She has worked with executives, senior managers, clinicians, and business owners on a range of coaching assignments. The emphasis of her coaching work is to enable managers and team leaders to focus on the issues that are important to them i.e. developing resilience, encouraging emotional intelligence, creating high performing teams, or overall career development.

Qualifications and professional membership
Su has a number of academic and professional qualifications including an accredited coaching qualification and a post-graduate diploma. She is also a member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC).

Su is an energetic and enthusiastic facilitator, bringing constructive challenge and support to all her projects. She has particular expertise in the design and delivery of organisational development programmes, including service commissioning, service re-design and team coaching. This work spans national and local delivery and has also included working in complex and politically sensitive settings.

Claire is the co-founder of HWB Inspiration and founder of Aspire Ltd.

She is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist specialising in: selection and assessment; executive coaching; leadership and management development; and stress health and wellbeing. Claire supports individuals and teams to excel by providing focus, as well as the tools to enable them to grow and develop.

Claire has worked as: a Lecturer and Research Fellow for several business schools; a Project Manager within the NHS; and as a Consultant within both the public and private sectors. Claire still retains her link with academia as a visiting Research Fellow for Manchester Business School, currently working as a tutor on the global MBA programme.

In her consultancy, Claire has worked with many senior teams, designing and delivering assessment centres to recruit for senior positions. She has also worked on several management and leadership development programmes and has coached over 60 clients. She is accredited to deliver a range of psychometrics including MBTI, FIRO-B, Hogan and OPQ and has designed her own bespoke 360-appraisal system.

Claire is a highly experienced coach and has coached clients from both public and private sectors. She has built up her client list over 5 years and has worked with a wide range of people, from head teachers, to business and senior leaders, to managers and clinicians in the NHS.

Qualifications and professional membership
Claire holds a number of academic and professional qualifications and is a member of the Association for Coaching. She is also a member of the International Stress Management Association, and the British Psychological Society.

Claire is enthusiastic coach and facilitator. She enjoys developing bespoke, evidence based yet practical interventions for clients.