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Paul is the founder and director of evolvereia, an Inverness & London based consultancy specialising in business and people transformation.


Paul has over 25 years successful experience across a variety of sectors and disciplines, in a variety of global leadership roles to CEO-3 level. He has worked in some of the world's market leading innovative private and public listed companies such as IKEA and RHI Magnesita. 


Paul brings extensive skills and experience secured in a number of business disciplines including business transformation, programme and project management, change management, competence development, performance coaching, mentoring, retail, supply chain, logistics, commercial management, strategic leadership and management and innovation.

Paul is a postgraduate in Industrial Administration with Retail Marketing (DIA) and is an ICF/PCI accredited performance coach.

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Thomas partners with evolvereia and is co founder of Spearmint - Business and People AB, a Stockholm based global consultancy specialising in strategic leadership and learning development.


With over 30 years successful experience in senior global leadership roles, including at senior VP levels in global companies such as IKEA and NEFAB AB, Thomas brings extensive skills and experience secured in change management, HR strategy implementation, organisation and employee development, value-driven attract & recruitment processes, team & executive leadership development, strategic talent and succession development, and coaching and mentoring in international and intercultural environments.

Thomas holds a degree in human research management, a major in educational psychology, and is at the forefront of the latest techniques and leading practice for developing learning and competence in his role with Talentmiles, who are a Finnish based global leading learning path platform provider. Thomas is also an ICF/PCI accredited performance coach.

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Louise partners with evolvereia and is founder of Bold Space coaching, an Edinburgh based consultancy specialising in coaching and creative learning.


With over 20 years experience secured in a variety of leadership and matrix roles within IKEA UK & Ireland and over 10 years experience in coaching and mentoring leaders, she brings extensive experience and skills in creativity, project management, marketing, business insights and strategy, leadership agility, analytical and creative thinking, mindset change and building trustful environments.


Louise is a ICF certified coach, with an extensive background in competence development, training and mentoring and is renowned for her inspiring, creative and innovative approach to learning by her variety of clients, who include several global blue-chip companies.

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Jean-Yves partners with evolvereia and is founder of Engage and Deliver, a Zurich based global consultancy specialising in marketing and the development of agile strategic customer focused skills in organisations.


Jean-Yves has over 20 years successful experience in a variety of country and global senior leadership roles including global training manager for IKEA. He brings extensive skills and experience secured in strategic and operational roles and a number of disciplines, including business transformation, marketing, sales, food & beverage, retail, competence development, learning design, facilitation, training, programme management, mentoring and coaching to senior leaders and global organisations.



Jean-Yves holds an International business qualification, is a Batchelor in language, in addition to being a certified agile scrum master and qualified in DiSC®.

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Graham McWilliam

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Graham partners with evolvereia in parallel to his active role as Managing Director of Glencraft (Aberdeen) Ltd and Glencraft Luxury – who are a royally warranted manufacturers and suppliers of luxury mattresses.

With over 35 years of experience in all aspects of company management and business strategy within the professional services and financial sectors, Graham has operated at board level for a number of companies, and is a former founding and managing director of a successful HR company.

In his role with Glencraft he has been widely recognised for his business transformation, change management and leadership skills, being nominated previously for the EY Entrepreneur of the year, and as a multiple winner of regional director of the year by the Institute of Directors. In 2020 Graham was also a finalist in their international director of the year awards. He is a demanded speaker in business and social enterprise networking events. 


Graham is a corporate banker by profession holding a BA (hons) in Finance and is a fellow of the Chartered institute of Bankers in Scotland.

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Marlene Lowe

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Marlene partners with evolvereia, and is founder and director of Tichbourne Promotions Ltd, a Scottish based practice specialising in senior business networking, and is also owner of the UK branch of The African Touch, a start-up furnishing company.

Marlene has over 10 years senior experience in digital transformation, business development and improvement roles, including recently as a Director of Forbytes - an international consultancy specialising in digital transformation and business solutions. She brings a breadth of sector experience having worked in banking, retail, IT, consultancy, and non-profit organisations.


She is passionate about entrepreneurship, change and business growth through not only digital transformation solutions, but also through helping the personal development of people.

Marlene is an active committee member of the Institute of Directors, and holds a MSc in International Development, in addition to being an accredited SPIN and Prince 2 practitioner.

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transforming businesses and their people

Paul promotes the environment for

successful change

to happen

 sharing knowledge in a practical and relevant way that supports others

a passionate, committed and coaching based approach to unlocking the potential of business