About Us

Outstanding leadership, management and team development


 We believe everyone deserves to be led well. In order to make this possible leaders need to be supported. Its a tough job. Only those who have done it know how difficult it can be. Making the time to bounce ideas around, be challenged on your thinking and remain motivated to keep on going is key.  

Development works best when it is enjoyable and practical. We combine the latest thinking and research on areas such as neuroscience, psychology and organisational development with a practical and flexible approach to make the sessions we run work for you and to help you achieve the results you want 




We challenge you to :


Lead effectively,

Think differently,  

See things from a new perspective. 


Toby buckle management and team coaching

Toby Buckle

Toby has worked with organisations across the UK and internationally helping to develop resilient and resourceful and effective leaders. 

Toby first became interested in management and leadership at the beginning of the 1990’s whilst studying for his degree in Management Science at UMIST.  Toby then spent many highly successful years in management and senior management positions himself before setting up Hazelbranch in 2007. 

Toby has coached and trained at a broad range of clients which include high growth SMEs, commercial organisations, public sector organisations as well as working with the senior teams at charities and  social enterprises. 

Toby sits on the board of the Better Brighton Think Tank, has previously been a chair of trustees for a local charity and has donated his time to sit on interview panels for senior appointments at Great Ormond Street Hospital. 

Toby has a way of helping you see things from a new perspective and looks to the heart of issues in order to produce results. He makes the exploration of emotional intelligence enjoyable and enlightening.

Alistair Duncan - hazelbranch

Alistair Duncan

Alistair creates and delivers distinctive, transformative workshops that bring out the best in individuals, organisations and communities.

Alistair brings a unique perspective to his expertise as a trainer, marrying thirty years of leadership and training experience in both corporate and community sectors with one of the best NLP educations in the UK.

Alistair has 30 years experience working for global financial and technology organisations including IBM, American Express, and Royal & Sun Alliance. He also has 15 years leadership and governance experience in the community and voluntary sector working with marginalized communities in the East Brighton area.

Over 15 years, he co-developed and delivered personal and organisational development and communications training programmes for IBM and American Express in UK, Europe and USA using experiential learning and NLP-based interventions. At IBM he was responsible for a training programme dedicated to the development of their highest calibre technical personnel.

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