Our Specialist Team

Specialists in their own right - Powered by BIG PICTURE and so many others!
Hywel Griffiths - Finance & Chief Partner
Hywel helps businesses and people grow and reach their vision and full potential.

With over 40 years of experience working as a consultant and coach in industries such as oil & gas; education; communication; medical; training; IT integration and business development; Hywel has led projects in functions such as quality assurance; research and development; HR and Personnel; Support Services; Education and Training.

Hywel is a Member of the Institute of Training and Development and the Institute of Directors.

Hywel has worked on small and large projects, some valued up to millions of dollars and presented to many multi-national CEOs; becoming an experienced and trusted corporate and personal advisor, coach, mentor and pubic keynote speaker.

Over the years, Hywel has become regarded as an expert on the foundational analysis stage of business which has helped companies grow and develop; and on project management and business planning.

Essential to this success has been Hywel’s drive to help businesses and individuals find Financial Freedom and have a life/work balance.

Hywel’s vision is to empower as many people as possible with the skills and knowledge to develop and grow as INDIVIDUALS and to grow the BUSINESS OF THEIR DREAMS,

"We work in a true partnership to resolve challenges and share ideas. Within this organic, ebb and flow collaboration, some of us may be more involved than others, depending on expertise. However, we are all part of the collective, and on other projects, other Partners will take the fore."
PAM BARKER-MEARS
Bryce Biggs - Strategy PARTNER
Based in South Africa Bryce is in the 55th year of an extended working career. He has held specialist or general management positions in a range of private sector, educational, and not-for-profit organisations. Immediately post-Apartheid, he served as a local government councillor. He has facilitated or developed learning materials for six universities or technical universities. Three of these are international.

In the past fifteen years, he has trained thousands of public service employees in provincial and national government departments on behalf of government agencies, often using learning materials he has written.

Bryce holds a master’s degree from Cranfield School of Management. His interests include innovation, history, people development, and strategy.

A prime focus for him is launching an Employability Enhancement Programme through a start-up where he is a co-founder. Beneficiaries of this programme will be unemployed or under-employed graduates in South and East Africa and beyond.

Bill McAllister-Lovatt - TEAMWORK
A specialist in developing and expanding critical conversations & dialogue in the workplace, leading to leadership transformation. Systems thinking, appreciative inquiry, learning organisations, leadership and organisation development, group facilitation, business change, high performance teams and organisations, behavioural psychology.

An experienced Business Consultant, Speaker, Coach & Mentor. Transformational Leader with knowledge, experience of Business Psychology, Eco-Business Modelling Business Change (Using Nature Models) Health & Social Care, Voluntary Sector, Trustee of Local Charity. Vast experience within Business & Public Sector.

Extensive consulting experience gained through senior posts held within consulting practices, utilising my consulting practice experience to enhance business operations and people, to increase performance and profit. Delivering effective interventions to develop organisational effectiveness in the key areas of strategy, change management and personal effectiveness. Extensive experience across UK Europe, and international corporate business sectors.
Pam Barker-Mears - LEARNING PARTNER
Pam has been working in people development since 1993, coaching and mentoring clients ranging from student stage managers to senior leaders. She is dedicated to unlocking people's innate potential to increase performance while maintaining wellbeing and supporting them to realise and exceed personal and professional goals.

Flexible, creative and resourceful, Pam utilises a supportive challenge approach to enable individuals to overcome limiting beliefs and perceptions to be the best they can be. She brings empathy and compassion counterbalanced with a strong purpose to facilitate clients to move forward with new skills and face setbacks more positively.

A professional coach and behavioural change specialist since 2005, Pam has an MSc in Applied Positive Psychology (Distinction) and is a member of the CIPD with a level 3 certification in Training Practice (Merit). In addition, she is an NLP Master Practitioner and Trainer and holds diplomas in Stage Management and Technical Theatre and Holistic Aromatherapy. Furthermore, she is accredited to use Strengthscope psychometric tool and is currently undertaking her Strengths Profile accreditation.

Pam has worked in charity, construction, infrastructure services, higher and vocational education, housing association, not-for-profit, pharmaceutical, theatre and utilities sectors.
MARTIN JOHNSON - FOUNDER AND CREATOR
Mart is passionate about colleagues having a voice in the organisation. He created BIG PICTURE in 2010 after many years of working with big consultancies who created friction telling colleagues how to work rather than working with them. He could see people isolated and by using the doodles in his day book to point at he found colleagues would readily share useful truths. Realising the value in this to the organisatons he was helping BIG PICTURE was born now available to you in different shapes and sizes as Kits.

Lacking the empirical evidence to measure what is going in in the room Mart created the 3 Laws of Engagement focusing Engagement, Collaboration and Outcomes respectively. To help colleagues improve and organisations be more effective Mart documented the 12 Practices of Engagement© to make the best use of time, experience together, and create lasting and measured outcomes.

Over time it appeared that there were a number of high-value applications of the tool that clients were continually deploying in their organisations: Strategy, Change, Finance for the organisation with the colleague at the centre; Performance, Learning, and Teamwork for the colleague specifically. As the business grew Mart founded YourBigPic introducing six specialist Partners to head up each of these disciplines. With a Community of Practice we are able to spin up teams to fit exactly what the client needs.

YourBigPic helps clients resolve what we have defined as Wicked Challenges in innovative ways using the 'Six ITs' as a framework. A multidisciplinary, blended, partner-led approach with the colleague at the centre.

100% original work based on what helps colleagues into the same room and onto the same page,

ANDREW AKAL - CONTRIBUTOR
Simply put, Andrew helps individuals and businesses improve the way they live and work.

With over 30 years of experience in the financial and professional services, Andrew has a depth of experience in leading and growing operations, teams and people; worked in multiple environments; front line customer care, complex back office administration, Risk, IT, HR, L&D and Finance to name a few; trained to PRINCE2 and OGC MSP standards, core skills include programme and project management, business operations and change, people strategy, talent and performance management and L&D; worked as a client-side consultant leading and recovering strategic projects, including mergers, technology implementations, product launches and large scale data migrations.

Andrew has operated at Director level in a Big Four professional services firm and understands the challenges and opportunities faced by C-Suites in implementing large scale change.

Andrew is passionate about using his wisdom to help individuals create healthier lifestyles and the next generation of leaders create sustainable people strategies fit for the 21 st century.

His LifeWork® philosophy injects fresh thinking and a humanistic perspective sadly lacking in many people’s lives and organisational planning.

Andrew’s aim is to stimulate positive and sustainable change by PUTTING LIFE FIRST.
BEV HOLDEN - CHIEF PRACTITIONER
Making great thinking inevitable Bev has oodles of practical hands-on management experience from her career with some of the best known brands in the UK, and her breakthrough into people management came at Disney Store.

Bev has said that she has worked for, and learned from, some truly inspiring people during her career, run departments and whole business units, led virtual teams of various sizes in locations all around the UK, gracefully handled complex customer situations and used her wisdom to sort out tricky people issues.

With hundreds of hours of training design, facilitation and coaching behind me, Bev has honed her skills with further study and supervision and continues to find ways to improve on what she does every day.

A qualified Thinking Environment® Facilitator and a Certified Clarity Practitioner. Accredited to use the TMSDI suite of psychometric instruments, the Engage profile and just for fun also trained as a Laughter Yoga Leader! Ho Ho Ha Ha Ha! In 2015 Bev became a Mental Health First Aider through MHFA England.

As half of The Clear Thinking Partnership Bev expertly applies her knowledge and experience of learning and talent development to help clients just like you get more from your people. She has worked on projects locally and globally, from recruitment to exit and everything in between,