The Work Positive Team

The Horizons’ “Work Positive” Workplace Wellbeing Team

The Horizons’ workplace wellbeing project team is a group of independent Associates who have come together under the Work Positive banner. The aim of the team is to pool their individual skills and experience in order to offer employers and managers the best possible tailor-made solution to any situation that would benefit from a positive psychology based approach to workplace wellbeing. The core members of the team are:

Work Positive Leader Paul Hemphill

Paul Hemphill


Paul Hemphill is a professional leadership and wellbeing coach with over 25 years management experience in both the public and private sector. He is also an experienced course organiser and workshop leader on a wide variety of management and coaching topics and on workplace wellbeing. He has an honours degree in economics and a professional coaching diploma, endorsed by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM), of which he is a full member. He is also a member of the Association for Coaching and the North East Chamber of Commerce. His recent corporate clients have included Barnardo’s, Gentoo Housing, The Home Group, Oracle and Washington Mind.

Work Positive Team Member Clare Walker

Clare Walker


Clare Walker is an experienced HR professional and a Chartered Member of CIPD. She is also a qualified coach and an accredited practitioner in Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Belbin team roles and Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP). Clare’s calm, considered approach creates a safe space for clients, whether she’s coaching individuals, or facilitating a group by encouraging them to see things from a new perspective. Clare has worked on the design and delivery of a number of management development programmes, especially for the NHS, providing managers with the knowledge and skills to be effective in their roles, as well as delivering accredited ILM programmes.

Work Positive Team Member Mike Cockburn

Mike Cockburn


Mike Cockburn is a leadership and positive psychology coach with over 20 years experience. He has worked with senior managers and management teams in a wide range of sectors including pharmaceuticals, food manufacturing, chemical processing and construction helping them to tackle performance improvement, culture change and organisational development challenges. Along with holding a Post Graduate Diploma in Coaching for Organisational Excellence, Mike is a qualified Myers Briggs expert and has developed particular expertise in using drama-based learning in the workplace. He is a member of both the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) and the Association for Coaching.

Work Postive Team Member Tracey Hutchinson

Tracey Hutchinson


Tracey Hutchinson is a Learning and Development professional with a track record of versatility in people development, business analysis and improvement. She excels in developing high performing individuals and teams using a variety of coaching approaches including positive psychology and equine facilitated development. As an NLP and Myers-Briggs Practitioner, and with a Masters in Business Psychology, Tracey works across sectors and has collaborated with Life Clubs, Virgin Money, Barnardo’s, NSPCC and Northumbria Police. She is a member of the Association for Coaching and the Association of Business Psychologists.