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 “At The Glass Lift our vision is to change the face of leadership.

Why The Glass Lift

At The Glass Lift we make sure we understand your culture and context and have your goals in mind when we design solutions.

We ask challenging questions with the aim of tackling issues like conflict, competing priorities, unconscious bias, uncertainty, complexity and change.

We enable leaders to think and behave differently in ways that increase their job satisfaction and their organisational performance.

We are experts in assessing for and developing inclusive leadership capability, because inclusive leaders harness the benefits of diversity.

Working with you we find ways to support all people with the potential to lead.

The Glass Lift Founders

Margaret Davies

Occupational Psychologist & Director

Margaret Davies is a registered Occupational Psychologist, respected thought leader and leadership expert. She has extensive experience of facilitating behavioural change in a range of organisations across many industries and sectors. Margaret has a deep academic understanding and practical knowledge of leadership which she applies to developing and delivering a range of leadership interventions. She has a recognised talent for working with organisations to understand their culture and successfully integrating inclusion into high quality leadership solutions.

Margaret is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, a Trustee for Devon Air Ambulance and has also held roles as an affiliate of Exeter University Business School Centre for Leadership Studies (CLS) and as a business partner of Bristol Business School. She had a successful first career working as a senior marketing manager for a number of large companies including Microsoft Ltd. Margaret’s experience, knowledge and drive gives her a unique insight into how to challenge mindsets and change the face of leadership.

Kaye Welfare

Managing Director

Kaye Welfare has a wealth of experience with a wide range of organisations in the private, public and voluntary sectors. She held senior positions, including Assistant Chief Executive of a successful environmental charity and Chair of Energy Advice South West. Kaye currently holds a Board position as Trustee and Deputy Chair for the Centre of Sustainable Energy, a national charity that aims to reduce fuel poverty and tackle climate change.

Kaye’s involvement in the development and management of successful organisations is due in no small part to her outstanding leadership, collaborative, interpersonal skills and business acumen.  She brings all of this and her enthusiasm for equality and inclusion to her role as Managing Director. Kaye uses her practical experience of leadership to challenge and guide The Glass Lift team of Psychologists to ensure all our leadership solutions are grounded in a realistic and business-like knowledge of leadership in the workplace. She enjoys motivating and encouraging all individuals to reach their full leadership potential.

The Glass Lift Team

The Glass Lift works with leading Occupational Psychologists, Organisational Development practitioners and academics to design and deliver our wide range of leadership interventions. Our team has the expertise to understand our clients’ cultures and meet their diverse needs and challenges.

The Glass Lift team apply knowledge and expertise based on the latest research in the fields of Psychology, leadership and equality in all our activities. We have a diverse network of Associates and Partnership Organisations that we can call upon, amongst others these include:

Kate Mackay, Business Psychologist

Kate Mackay is a Chartered Member of the CIPD anda qualified Coach. She holds a first degree in Mathematics & Psychology and an MSc in Occupational Psychology from Birkbeck, University of London. Kate has over 20 years’ working experience across business sectors. Prior to qualifying as a Business Psychologist she worked as a consultant with Hewitt (now Aon), BT, Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service, at The University of Exeter. A strategic thinker, she has supported many organisations providing consultancy advice on a range of subjects including change, talent management, reward, selection and assessment, leadership and performance management.

Andy Weston, Occupational Psychologist 

Andy is a Registered Occupational Psychologist (HCPC), Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. Andy works with clients to develop and implement pragmatic, positive solutions that build on robust psychological research and translate into real value added. He currently works on a number of senior level recruitment and development projects for major multinational companies. With a career in corporate lending with a major bank before moving into business psychology, Andy possesses excellent commercial awareness and a clear practical understanding of the issues faced by organisation. He combines this with a keen interest in helping individuals to be the best they can be and to feel more engaged and able to choose what is right for them in the workplace.

Wendy Anyster, Occupational Psychologist 

Wendy is an experienced Occupational Psychologist & Organisation Effectiveness Professional with extensive experience in developing & delivering large scale organisational culture change, multi-level leadership development programmes and behavioural coaching. A professional coach, facilitator, public speaker & expert contributor to industry publications. She has international experience in working with executive & senior leadership teams and a strong track record for delivering behavioural solutions in challenging contexts.

Wendy’s career has covered a wide range of organisational environments including, nuclear, financial services, academia & export industries. Prior to her current consultancy work Wendys roles have included, Human Resources Development Manager, Education, Training & Development Manager, Senior OD Advisor & Group Organisational Development Manager. The depth and breadth of Wendy’s experience enables her to work skilfully in diverse contexts and deliver tailored and pragmatic behavioural solutions.

Ali Collard, Marketing Co-ordinator

Alison’s background is in marketing agencies where she’s spent many years working with clients to develop and deliver their marketing activities. Alison looks after our marketing and administration, arranging our events, taking care of the administration of ELEVATE for Members and dealing with new enquiries, amongst other things.

The Glass Lift team is also supported by independent consultants and Associates, including Occupational Psychologists, Business Psychologists, academics and experts in leadership, diversity and inclusion, organisational culture, talent development and assessment.

We enjoy collaborating with the very best in their fields, if you are interested in working with The Glass Lift team contact us.


The Glass Lift is an Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) Approved Centre.

Our leadership development programme members may opt to gain ILM Level 5 Certificate in Leadership and Management. For more information about ILM contact The Glass Lift or  visit

The Glass Lift Associates include Occupational Psychologists and members of The British Psychological Society.

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