Learning to change behaviour

  • Learning and Development Consultancy



At Athena Professional, we support individuals and organisations to change behaviour at work.

We take a strategic view to help businesses create the conditions in which people understand what is expected of them and can contribute their best efforts.

Our awalp-accreditation-webrd-winning approach has real business impact, helping to deliver a better skilled and motivated people and to create the conditions in which they are able to embrace new ways of working to create change and growth.

We work with established professionals;
• helping their organisations to develop a strategic approach to their people
• designing and delivering learning activities which change behaviour
• supporting and challenging individuals to learn, think clearly and contribute effectively

What our clients say about us:

Following our work with Athena Professional we have a settled Board and the best combination and level of skills and experience we have ever had, enabling us to focus on future challenges with a shared vision of how we will achieve them.  Helen Moore, Managing Director, City & County

The people who completed Athena Professionals’ Associate Director Development Programme get respect from across the business, with team members regularly coming to them for advice and decisions.  Mark Fowler, Finance Director, City & Country

The workshops gave me and my senior team real tools to use and opened up new ways of behaving in our day-to-day work.  The emphasis on “learning through doing” allowed us to practise new skills and develop confidence.  A recent course was described by a colleague as “one of the best I have ever been on”  Managing Partner, regional law firm

I would normally scoff at this sort of thing, but I found it really useful.  Executive Board member, regional law firm

As a Non Executive Director I have found the support of Athena Professional to be invaluable.Their straight forward advice gave me the confidence to carry out my duties ensuring that the companies position was protected at every stage of the process.  Chief Executive, SME, Leicestershire

Athena Professional … provided sensible advice aimed at overall business need.  We were extremely impressed that they listened carefully to our requirements and then proposed well thought out, practical solutions that met our needs rather than trying to get our business to fit around standard solutions  Managing Director, Medium-sized law firm, Essex

Jane conducted a 1:1 coaching programme with an individual at [client company] that resulted in measurable improvement in performance.  She quickly gained the confidence of the coachee… If you have a specific performance related situation to manage, speak to Jane about what a coaching intervention can achieve.  HR Partner, Regional Legal Practice 

Nicola was a fantastic trainer.  Down to earth, articulate and extremely knowledgeable  Marketing Manager, Law Firm

Nicola was so engaging and motivating.  I now can’t wait to mentor!  Associate Solicitor


Specialising in Strategic HR, L&D strategy, all aspects of blended learning and executive coaching.we help individuals within organisations work out for themselves what they need to do differently in order to get real change in their work and relationships to achieve results.

We are interested in making a contribution to strategic goals. Implementing strategy is about moving people from intellectual acceptance into action, which is much harder than it sounds! We use face-to-face experiential learning, online learning, and coaching, either as stand-alone activities, or in blended learning programmes to help people change their behaviour at work.

We create a “safe” place for people to share thoughts, take risks and learn and often find that time spent together in this environment has huge added value for senior teams; conversations start; people listen to each other.

Used with sensitivity and integrity, developmental tools, such as psychometrics and 360 appraisal, can have the potential to provide powerful information to inform development, e.g., in group or individual coaching. I am a member of the ABP.