We believe that a strong team must consist of different personalities and individual skills. Our team members have dedication and expertice and we are proud to present:
For over 20 years, Megan has designed and delivered training and coaching solutions to enhance individual, team and organisational performance in a broad range of industries and over 20 countries, with a particular focus on the oil and gas sector. Born in South Africa, she has extensive cross cultural experience having lived and worked in the USA and Europe and now in Edinburgh with her husband and five children.
Experienced in delivering strategic leadership development programmes, in both traditional and virtual formats, Megan is skilled at identifying creative solutions for addressing the challenges facing organisations today. She has spent the last six years working with large organisations helping them to transition large leadership programmes into formats that can be delivered virtually. She is passionate about creating and delivering engaging transformational virtual training programmes spanning geographies and cultures in a broad range of leadership development topics.
Megan has worked with leaders and teams in organisations undergoing changes such as culture change, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, outsourcing and enterprise-wide systems for clients in a broad range of industries such as; BP, Pfizer, Astellas, Reliance Industries, Opsview, Unilever, BAE Systems, Dow Chemical, Gilead, Barclays, Marathon Oil and Shell. She is equally comfortable and effective working at senior and board levels as with front line employees. Her honest, direct and practical style has consistently proved very effective in facilitating positive long-term change.
Paul Schrijnen is an executive coach and leadership development facilitator who has worked in numerous industries, multinational companies, government agencies in more than 60 countries on five continents.
He has worked intensively in the following sectors:, Global logistics, Biopharmaceutical, Construction and services, Retail, Insurance, Investment banking and Consulting.
The first phase of Paul’s career consisted of 15 years’ work in local and regional development. He played leadership roles in the ICA, an international human development agency. He had supervisory responsibility from age 22, and executive responsibility from age 29, overseeing the work of the organisation in Africa and India.
Paul developed his coaching skills while working as an associate with Keilty Goldsmith, a San Diego based leadership development business. He worked closely with Marshall Goldsmith, Antony Smith, and Paul Gaske on assignments with McKinsey, Goldman Sachs, American Express, and Nortel.
As a consultant Paul tackles talent management and leadership development issues. Projects have involved executive coaching, leadership development seminars, facilitation of decision making at board retreats and executive teams, re-engineering, developing a change management architecture, leading action learning sets, facilitating performance improvement workshops, and organizing and leading large-group conversations to generate focus and commitment to specific change initiatives.
Paul’s work has taken him across Europe, North America, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. He facilitates workshops mainly in English but his knowledge of German, French, Portuguese, and Dutch helps him to work in many environments. He is married, has four children, is on the board of a primary school, and is involved in his local community. He lives in London.
Born in Vancouver, raised in Toronto, now living in Amsterdam, with an affinity for the Italian sun after spending over 2 years in Sorrento learning the language.
Vicky is trilingual and can often find herself in unique situations where she can put her Cantonese, English and Italian language skills to good use.
Vicky graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management with specific focus in Human Resources Management (HRM) from the University of Guelph. She believed that she could make the most impact by helping people find their strengths and be the best version of themselves and has spent most of her career focusing on this objective in various roles. Vicky was fortunate to find her purpose early in life; as it was unveiled to her through her what she believed to be a simple passion for helping others. Having grown up in a household where philanthropy was seen as a religion; her mother instilled in her the altruistic love for humanity.
As a travelling enthusiast she joined Carnival Cruise Lines in their Corporate Training Department and was an integral part in ensuring crew safety and vessel familiarization. As the Training and Development Manager onboard she was responsible for delivering STCW mandated courses in Crowd management, as well as, Crisis Management & Human Behaviour. The onboard experience had strengthened her ability to work effectively with diverse groups and heightened her ability to problem solve. Vicky has a strong focus on possibilities, meets problems as challenges and always presents challenges with a proposed solution ahead.
It was a natural progression for her to move into Leadership in the maritime Industry; as it married her love of training and traveling. Her supportive nature and innate ability to lead meant that she was able to consistently build strong and high performing teams in all organizations that she has been a part of throughout her career.
Jarles main experience is within the Oil & Gas industry were he has background as VP/HR and with a specialty in Leadership development and organisational Change and Coaching. He holds a Bachelor degree in Organizational Psychology and HMS/Contingency management as well as Master of Management from BI/ Oslo. Jarle is also a certified ICF Coach.
During his experience from Oil & Gas, Jarle has been at the forefront of all the safety and leadership work sparked by serious accidents back then – Being the youngest on deck (19 years) he experienced the Alexander Kielland disaster in 1980.
Jarle is regarded as very skilled Coach as well as his unique consulting skills related to organizational culture awareness as basis for i.e. leadership development. During his career he has worked with several M&A´s, and had a key role in the Wallenius Wilhelmsen M&A establishing the new Global organization based on new core Values.
As a management consultant Jarle has performed advisory and facilitation in large EPCI projects handling Contractual, technical and organisational boarder lines as well as ensuring optimal collaboration between Operators, contractors and suppliers.
In recent years leadership development and facilitation of organisational and people transition/ outplacement processes.
Jarle is a self-driven, dedicated facilitator and coach enthusiastic to deliver “Best practice” methods, processes and tools through quality support and advise to all stakeholders.
Martin has been with Marine Performer from the very beginning. His background is in psychology which he studied at the University of Copenhagen and from there moved into Psychometric testing and HR. For most of his career, he has been in HR positions with a number of global market leaders but always with a strong emphasis on HR as a business partner. With a convinced view that any HR effort should result in a desired change of behaviour he is a valued asset when it comes to making foggy talk specific and actionable. Martin has assessed and trained leaders in pretty much all continents on the planet and continues to deliver relevant, intense yet flexible and humorous training for Marine Performer. He is also a strong and visionary partner when it comes to developing new concepts for our leadership programmes and tools.
Given the amount of flying he does Martin has recently taken up diving, and now he talks of little else. Above ground or below it, he has a intellectual capacity which exceeds most individuals, so a gentle word of warning. Be well prepared before you start an argument with this guy.
Bill finished his official carreer as Senior Vice President- Marine Operations, Royal Caribbean International (22 ships) and Azamara Cruises (2 ships). He was responsible for all aspects of maritime operations for the combined fleets of both brands. Bill joined Marine Performer in 2014 and has since then delivered leadership training for a range of our Cruise Customers. Internally we call him celebrity Bill as he has featured in numerous tv and media shows including BBC, CNN, Times, CBS, NY Times and many more. Mainly as a spokesperson for the Cruise Industry. Bill also visits ships as a team / BRM reviewer and helps us identify specific client issues which we subsequently address in the training.
Bill holds more certificates than the rest of our team combined including Norwegian Master Mariner’s license Unlimited, STCW95 Class 1, ECDIS, ARPA, DP Class II, STCW Advanced Fire Fighting, GMDSS/GOC, Bridge Resource Management, (BRM), STCW Train the Trainer, Ship Security Officer, ISPS, Ship Safety Officer, Green Bunkering, Fast rescue boat, Norwegian Sea service book, Bahamas Sea service book, Crowd and Crises Management, Advanced Medical Care , SAR, Coastal Skipper Certificate, Yacht Master Ocean Certificate, Private Pilots License, VFR / IFR.
In 2009 Bill decided to move to Rørås (Northpole) where he drives his tractor, plays his golf and spends hours gazing at galaxies in his own observatory.
Internationally acknowledged entrepreneur with a speciality in designing processes to accelerate learning, communication and commitment. Michael has designed and delivered more workshops than most. He is recognised as a world class facilitator who can drive and motivate groups and gain ownership and commitment to the people he works with and trains. His knowledge of accelerated learning has taken him around the world many times. He now focuses all his attention on Marine Performer which he founded in 2011 and today spends the majority of his time building the business globally in addition to delivering leadership training, which he loves.
Michael is a published author on Facilitation Skills and has given numerous lectures and speeches on the topic.
In his free time he heads North. The wilder and more deserted the better. He has undertaken a number of expeditions in the Northern Arctic including trips covering more than 2000 miles in a canoe. He is passionate about our planet and its preservation and is currently planning his next trip to Southern Patagonia and Antarctica.
As the Maritime Industry constantly strives for higher safety standards we are pleased to introduce Guy Hirst as a new member of our team.
Guy was a British Airways pilot from 1972 until 2006. He flew over 18,000 hours and was a Training Standardisation Captain on Boeing 747-400 aircraft. He was responsible for regulating the airlines Training Pilots on behalf of the CAA. Guy has been a pioneer in the introduction of Human Factors training and understanding into the Airline culture and was responsible for developing and delivering safety training for the entire BA fleet including:
Guy has conducted many Human Factors courses for ships’ officers in UK, India and Croatia in addition to presenting human factors and communication courses to military personnel.
Guy is published author of several research projects on error within professional teams and is Co-founder of the Risky Business conferences (www.risky-business.com).
Guy has recently featured on BBC Horizon and National Geographic Air Crash Investigators as an expert on human factors in aviation and surgery. He is ITV’s aviation consultant and is the human factors expert for Medical Protection Society
Pilot/ Master Mariner (Unlimited), Diploma in Leadership. Presently serving as a Nautical Instructor in Shiphandling and Bridge Resource Management. Lead Instructor in the Shiphandling 1 course, to be.
30 years of seagoing experience, the latter 15 of those as Sea borne Pilot in Danish and Baltic Waters. Harbour Pilot of one minor & three major Port’s; Copenhagen included. Last three years there, dedicated to Princes Cruices throughout the summer. Winther season Johnny served the E and EEE’ class ships for Maersk Line out of the Baltic’s through the Great Belt and Kattegat to Aarhus and Gothenburg, Sweden. Teaching experience since 1994 (3 years) from the Danish tall ship ‘Georg Stage’. Later; 2 years as an Assisting Professor at The Royal Danish Naval Academy.
Took the Majestic Maersk (EEE’ class 400×60 meter cargo Ship in and out the Port Of Copenhagen in sept. 2013).
Without Siri, Marine Performer would come to a stand still. Siri is our planner and coordinator in addition to being our controller. She has a solid background in marketing and has been responsible for budgets close to 1 billion NOK. Siri is not, however, a creature of habit and has in the last decade expanded her experience to include several positions as head of accounting and finance in a number of Norwegian corporations.
She has been the leader of many teams of different shapes and sizes and has undertaken a range of leadership training as well. Recently Siri has certified herself as an NLP Practitioner in addition to currently exploring the world of social media. So to sum up, she keeps us on our toes.
Her spare time is spent either hiking in the Norwegian mountains or sipping cool white wine in her beloved France.
Jon has a Master of Science degree in Economics and Business Administration and a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Change. The last sixteen years he has worked with business development, coaching, training, and organization and team development.
Jon has substantial experience from Teekay Shipping International and Det Norske Veritas GL (DNVGL). In DNVGL Corporate. He worked as an internal global consultant and coach for the divisional teams as well as an instructor in their portfolio of leadership training courses.
Jon supports leaders in driving and implementing change processes and as such also functions as a sparring partner and coach for leaders and management teams. Jon joined Marine Performer in 2014 and has already delivering training all over the world for us.
He is married with two children and in his leisure time likes to go mountain biking and hiking. He is daily applying his leadership and facilitation skills in his constant effort to rebuild a house in Norway.
As a professional facilitator, executive coach and consultant, Alan Brown has over 20 years’ international experience of developing people and teams across multiple sectors having worked in countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Americas, and Asia.
His experience has been gained through working with private and public sector clients including oil and gas, financial services, banking, chemical and pharmaceutical, retail, utilities, automotive, and telecommunications, as well as higher education and local and central government.
Alan has led development programs and coached leaders at all levels in some of the world’s largest organizations which include BP, Barclays Bank, BlackRock, Centrica, CitiGroup, Deutsche Post DHL, Deutsche Bank, Ericsson, IG, JP Morgan, Johnson & Johnson, Liberty Global, Lloyds Banking Group, Mazda Motors Europe, Marks & Spencer, Motorola, Oracle, RBS, Sainsbury’s, Saudi Aramco, Shell, Standard Chartered Bank, Standard Life.
Alan specialises in group facilitation; personal, professional, leadership & organisational development; performance management; and change and innovation. His specific expertise lies in coaching and working with groups to stimulate discussion, raise awareness, develop abilities, and create plans whilst exploring new possibilities that help people, teams and organisations increase performance and achieve more with less time, money and stress.
Alan’s approach is characterised by his compassionate listening and appropriate challenge which creates a safe space to help clients open up and explore new possibilities, giving them hope and encouragement.
Prior to becoming a consultant, was a Divisional Quality Manager for Corporate Services and Group Audit divisions at Standard Life Assurance Company based in Edinburgh, Scotland. There Alan developed and implemented initiatives to support on-going organisational and divisional changes affecting over 7,000 employees. Before working for Standard Life, Alan early career background was in finance and IT.
Alan is an associate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, and the Institute of Consultants. He also has a diploma for professional coaches and mentors from the Institute of Leadership and Management, and a certificate in professional development from Strathclyde University. He is a certified “Corporate Athlete” facilitator with the Human Performance Institute.