About Us

Efficient-and-EffectiveWe start from the standpoint that almost every organisation can do better in terms of efficiency and effectiveness.

TCA’s focus ranges from Boardroom to individual delivery and is based on two key principles.

(i). The Development Needs
A programme tailored to improve the performance of those identified as having potential to grow with and within the organisation.

(ii). The Improvement Needs
Usually working with individual executives, highly  regarded in their own field of expertise, finding themselves in a general management role.

Working with the clients executive team, Executive Coaching is provided shaped to the needs of the client organisation and the individual or team.

One to one support is provided for executives, with emphasis on enabling them to identify creative and practical solutions, together with measures of success, which lead to lasting results.



Tim Clarke Executive CoachFollowing a successful career in the rail industry, during which he held board level positions in both the public and private sector, including the role of Managing Director of one of the largest train operating companies in the U.K., Tim Clarke introduced his executive coaching programmes in 2006. He is a certified coach from the acclaimed London School of Coaching and a member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council.

Tim’s coaching expertise is built upon his success of leading businesses through unprecedented periods of change, creating record income growth, building the highest levels of customer satisfaction and ground-breaking changes in industrial relations. The common thread for this record of achievement has been a commitment to the development of people and the belief that, from the top down and given the right motivational direction, individuals and teams can flourish and become more effective.

Tim has recently completed 7 years as Chairman of Harwich Haven Authority, is a Director of Customer Innovation Ltd. He has a degree in business studies and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Transport.


natalie-carrickNatalie has been coaching business leaders and their teams professionally since 2005.  Her strength lies in a blend of clear thinking, operational experience and knowledge of business and psychology theory, to enable clients to articulate source issues and develop practical solutions to problems and opportunities.

Natalie’s style provides a balance of support and challenge through coaching to help clients to truly understand their situation, including what is and is not within their control. Her focus is to help clients develop their personal resilience and energy levels as a means of reducing stress and developing self awareness. Enabling clients to think about situations in different ways, including inspiring people to take specific steps to build their health and fitness, allows them to perform and feel better.

Natalie’s working career began in the life sciences industry, where she held commercial and managerial roles in both corporate and mid-sized businesses over 11 years, working with clients in the pharmaceutical and biomedical research industries. She is known for developing long term and loyal client relationships and for leading teams on challenging projects, especially where cross-cultural differences present an extra dimension. These have included operational projects in Eastern Europe and as a consultant in professional services leading client teams from India and China on projects in Europe and USA.

Natalie holds a biomedical sciences degree, a certificate of professional development in executive coaching from The School of Coaching, London, accredited at senior practitioner level by the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC).  Natalie is a trained coach supervisor (foundation level) by The Bath Consultancy Group and she is licensed to conduct emotional intelligence profiling for individuals and teams by JCA Occupational Health.


Pro-Penny-CavenaghPenny is a Chartered Psychologist, qualified Executive Coach ( The Performance Coach) and Mediator ( London School of Mediation).

The unique combination of these skills enable her to work with clients in a holistic way embracing all aspects of their lives and mindful of how their personal jigsaw fits together. Through challenge and empathy she helps clients to find practical solutions to workplace and personal issues. She builds resilience and facilitates the development and strengthening of team and leadership skills. In her own professional life Penny has built, developed and maintained successful teams through authentic leadership.

Penny prefers to work on a one to one basis where she can focus entirely on her client, but may work with other coaches in group and team settings particularly in terms of facilitation. The majority of her clients have been in the NHS and Higher Education Sector. This fits with her own experience as a Non Executive Director in the NHS and as a Senior Academic and Executive Director in Higher Education. Penny’s first degree was in Psychology from Bristol University and she also has a Masters degree in Occupational Psychology and a PhD from Birbeck College University of London. She is also a qualified Speech and Language Therapist and Counselling formed a large part of her specialist work.

Penny became a Professor of Health Research and a Enterprise in 2013 and Dean of Academic Affairs, an Executive Director role and member of the Board at the University of Suffolk in 2014. Latterly she was Pro – Vice – Chancellor of Health Science and Technology.Her career has enabled a real understanding of organisations and business at all levels- the politics, the pressures, fulfilling career ambitions and working with a wide variety of colleagues.

Having raised 3 sons and worked full time throughout she appreciates the stresses of achieving a rewarding life style balance.