About Us

Toby buckle management and team coaching

Toby Buckle: Founder


I first became interested in management and leadership at the beginning of the 90’s and read Management Science at Manchester University (UMIST). After graduating I worked my way up to a number of management jobs in different industries learning a lot on the way.  By 2004 I was in senior management and had  taken the opportunity to get trained up and began coaching in-house and ran some workshops for staff across the company.

It wasn’t until my mum Hazel passed away unexpectedly in 2006 that I decided to leave the security of a well paid job, and set up Hazelbranch in 2007 to develop leaders. Since then I have been lucky enough to work with leaders in organisations as far afield as Tokyo, Dubai and Singapore as well as in many European cities and across the UK.

I think now more than ever we need resilient, resourceful and effective leaders and that leaders need supporting to enable them to perform at their best.I believe my approach can help you see things from a new perspective and look to the heart of issues in order to produce results.

I also believe in giving something back to the community and I have been a chair of a local charity, sat on steering groups for social enterprise and interview panels for senior appointments at Great Ormond Street Hospital. I now sit on the board of Brighton’s City Think Tank


Alistair Duncan : Associate


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

Alistair brings his expertise as a trainer, marrying it with thirty years of leadership experience in both the corporate and community sectors.

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