Marisa has overall responsibility for the learning and development (L&D) function and strategy and has a breadth and depth of expertise across all areas of learning and development.

Areas of Expertise

  • Coaching
  • Training needs analysis
  • Management development
  • Training programme design and delivery
  • Performance management, personal development planning and competency frameworks
  • Psychometrics
  • Induction
  • 360 feedback


Marisa acts in an advisory capacity to all staff on their personal and professional development and provides executive coaching across the organisation to support leadership and management development.

Qualifications & Memberships

  • Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development – Chartered Member (MCIPD)
  • The Learning and Performance Institute  – Fellow (FLPI)
  • European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC) – EQA Accredited Coach Practitioner
  • BPS – Test User: Occupational, Ability & Personality (Level A & B)

Notable Achievements

  • Setting-up of the L&D function at Hawksford
  • Gaining Gold Accredited Learning Department status from the LPI and STEP Platinum Employer Partnership status for Hawksford demonstrating our dedication to providing excellent personal and professional development opportunities for all staff
  • The design and implementation of the trainee and management development programmes
  • Finalist in the Awards for Enterprise 2014


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